[rescue] x86 power question

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Tue Nov 14 16:03:43 CST 2006

Geoffrey S. Mendelson wrote:
> ATI runs their business like many people run a hobby. Their hardware is
> great, their software sucks, their support is worse than their software,
> and so on........
> AMD is a top notch engineering shop. The docs match the hardware,
> the software works, and one of their hot projects is a whole line
> of low power integrated chipsets for handheld devices.
> About 3 years ago they bought the Geode line from National and have
> made it work better, faster, and cheaper. Their weak point is 
> graphics hardware.
> My hope is that the merger will produce a line of high quality low power
> graphics chips with working software and good docs.

I'm hoping for decent UNIX support for their graphics chips.  AMD has 
always been great in this regard and ATI has been hopeless.

Peace...  Sridhar

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