Originally Posted by Chipp
Sweet - it's about time, let's see if any other major hardware manufacturers follow suit.
Linux does not have a chunk of the market by any means, but it's users are often quick to vote with thier wallets. If ATI can distance it's support from Nvidia, they can stand to lock down the Linux enthusiast market for the time being.
are you kidding me? as a Linux enthusiast for many years, let me tell you something -- most people remember the heartache and health damage inflicted upon themselves with crappy ATi Linux drivers.
nVidia is still going to be the choice for Linux users, if for no other reason than a somewhat non-objective bias that was based on objective comparisons as recent as a few months ago. nVidia has SOOO much better Unix/Linux support and it will be hard for ATi to catch up. Sure their drivers WORK now....at least people can actually USE their card's potential somewhat. But they have a long way to go.
edit: i do sincerely hope they get there though, plus i hope they can answer CUDA. Their hardware is so much better to be honest (so much more potential), its just not taken advantage of in the slightest. example: hd4850 has 800 stream processors. if someone made a CUDA for that card then OMGEdited by _Sreenath_ - 6/19/08 at 8:46pm