September 6th, 2007

Now I know the vendor of my next graphic card: AMD (ATI)

I’ve been using an Intel graphic card because its free drivers are developed by the company itself, but this time AMD/ATI is going further: They’re not only going to develop free drivers (along with the community), but they’re also going to release the documentation for their devices. No more vendor lock-in! At least from ATI.

Intel, can you beat this?


  1. Danijel Orsolic on 07 Sep 2007 at 12:13 am #

    I’m quite happy now that I already have an ATI card. :) I just hope that the older cards will get their specs released so that the free drivers improve more rapidly.


  2. Christopher Baluyut on 10 Sep 2007 at 2:04 pm #

    When I first heard about the news, I said to myself, “Goodness, the tables have turned” :D I’m glad they did. The only question hanging in my hand now is that will the 3d stuff be released in time? I heard that AMD/ATI may have a problem with the 3d stuff because of licensing issues. I hope they find a way. If they do, then Goodbye Nvidia, hello ATI! :)

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