Free Radeon

“Based on the Polaris GPU architecture, the Radeon™ Pro WX (workstation experience) graphics cards employ the latest advances in AMD’s fourth generation Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture are optimized for an extensive list of ISV applications. And they are fully compatible with open source software through GPUOpen. Those who want to break boundaries don’t like being tied to proprietary software.”
 
See Introducing a New Line of Graphics Cards for “The Art of the Impossible”
Remember the bad old days when GNU/Linux systems struggled without proper drivers for video-cards? Well, they’re gone with AMD. They’ve produced a very powerful line of powerful graphics cards designed for demanding professionals including those using GNU/Linux. I like it. I’ll never buy such a gizmo belching hot air like my old Beast never did, but millions may well seek its capabilities. AMD seeks ~$1K for the device while I’m trying to build a complete IT-system for such a price… We live in different worlds but at least we share respect for FLOSS.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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2 Responses to Free Radeon

  1. dougman wrote, “I don’t ever remember struggling with Linux, nor were my days bad.

    I remember the day I demonstrated the new IT-system with AMD servers and VIA thin clients at Easterville. Before our eyes the screen projected began to decompose in peculiar ways. I had to switch to vesa driver. Nowadays there are GPUs that don’t even know what VESA is. I’ve been forced to use some nasty hardware over the years and I’ve never rewarded the manufacturers by buying their top of the line stuff. I’ve always chosen what was cheap, plentiful, and working, stuff like Radeon on-board devices.

  2. dougman says:

    I don’t ever remember struggling with Linux, nor were my days bad.

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