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3D Accelerated Graphics Are Coming to PS3 Linux


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266w ago - The new Mesa 7.5 has been [Register or Login to view links] recently.

The interesting thing about it is that it is first release to contain [Register or Login to view links] architecture for "OS-independent and API-independent 3D drivers" which in turn contains drivers for various devices such as:

•softpipe - a software/reference driver
•i915 - Intel 915/945 driver
Cell - IBM/Sony/Toshiba Cell processor driver
•nouveau (for NVIDIA GPUs) and R300 for (AMD/ATI R300)

You can read about state of Cell driver [Register or Login to view links].

This in fact will bring accelerated 3D graphics to PS3 where the graphics processing won't be done by RSX but by employing SPUs. This would vastly enhance usability of Linux running on PS3 by providing one of the things it's lacking now...



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mattfish's Avatar
#27 - mattfish - 260w ago
I am looking forward to 3D Accelerated Graphics being available on the various Linux distributions for the PS3 too.

dezza's Avatar
#26 - dezza - 261w ago
That is some great news. I hope it works good.

puppero's Avatar
#25 - puppero - 261w ago
This is a great news, but i'd like to point out that accelerated graphics is not only about number crunching. Even more important is memory bandwidth, and without DMA access to video memory there would be no change of high performance video decoding or graphics rendering

hellospaceboy's Avatar
#24 - hellospaceboy - 262w ago
Linux still had access to RSX in 2006, and wasn't blocked then, so it was capable of hd video playback etc.

mike1001's Avatar
#23 - mike1001 - 262w ago
hi,

sorry, i havent a english version, its a german forum

and my english is too bad to translate it

perhaps this will help you :
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greets
mike

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