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3D Accelerated Graphics Are Coming to PS3 Linux


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269w 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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#2 - ultrachez - 269w ago
I am keeping my fingers crossed on this one.

PS3 News's Avatar
#1 - PS3 News - 269w ago
Nice news indeed RexVF5, +Rep and I also moved it to the Site News as well so that more people will see it.

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