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    MediaTek to leverage AMD graphics in its SoCs says report

    MediaTek recently became the number two SoC maker for mobile devices.
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    Re: MediaTek to leverage AMD graphics in its SoCs says report

    I think you've forgotten Vivante's gpus which power Marvell and Freescale products, to name a few.

    However, this is good news for AMD who have been struggling to make a meaningful impact on the mobile device market.

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    Re: MediaTek to leverage AMD graphics in its SoCs says report

    Quote Originally Posted by Irien View Post
    However, this is good news for AMD who have been struggling to make a meaningful impact on the mobile device market.
    Or it could be a PR disaster. Mobile devices means Android or Chrome, and that means Linux based, and whilst I like the AMD graphics hardware as a Linux user I just don't want to touch it.

    I think this article shows how bad it is, it seems there is a chance that AMD will release an updated Linux driver this month, and that counts as news:

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...nux-March-2015

    Drivers should be regular and reliable, not occasional and iffy. I can only hope that with this comes better hardware documentation so that the open source driver improves to match AMD's driver.

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    Re: MediaTek to leverage AMD graphics in its SoCs says report

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Irien View Post
    However, this is good news for AMD who have been struggling to make a meaningful impact on the mobile device market.
    Or it could be a PR disaster. Mobile devices means Android or Chrome, and that means Linux based, and whilst I like the AMD graphics hardware as a Linux user I just don't want to touch it.

    I think this article shows how bad it is, it seems there is a chance that AMD will release an updated Linux driver this month, and that counts as news:

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...nux-March-2015

    Drivers should be regular and reliable, not occasional and iffy. I can only hope that with this comes better hardware documentation so that the open source driver improves to match AMD's driver.
    Isn't that like thinking that the Xbox one runs Catalyst Control Center? I doubt there's any issues designing software for a single SoC vs. designing software that works across multiple SoC's and GPU's.

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    Re: MediaTek to leverage AMD graphics in its SoCs says report

    Quote Originally Posted by Medallish View Post
    Isn't that like thinking that the Xbox one runs Catalyst Control Center? I doubt there's any issues designing software for a single SoC vs. designing software that works across multiple SoC's and GPU's.
    Not really

    There is a vast number of Android apps out there, already written, using OpenGL. AMD need to be able to run those apps without issue.
    Xbox has to run stuff written for and debugged on the xbox.

    Thinking about it this might be OK, the high end AMD cards are not well supported under Linux but we aren't talking R9 290 stuff here and the low end cards seem to work quite well with the open source driver.

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    Re: MediaTek to leverage AMD graphics in its SoCs says report

    I don't see why drivers should be an issue. You seem to be forgetting Qualcomm graphics are based on ATI technology!

    Mediatek is probably licensing AMD IP and making their own implementations. The PS4 is using an OS called Orbis which is a version of FreeBSD and is a Unix like OS too like Linux.


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