Speed up opengl...

Darryl LeCount darryl at jamyskis.net
Tue Mar 6 08:10:40 UTC 2007


On Tue, 2007-03-06 at 05:52 +0100, Mario Vukelic wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-03-05 at 21:58 -0500, Anthony Gabrielson wrote:
> > 
> > Does x.org accelerate OpenGL at all?  I may be mistaken but isn't a
> > product like Accelerated X needed to offload OpenGL where it belongs?
> > Beyond the obvious reasons I really think offloaded OpenGL is going to
> > be significant in the future for Linux desktops.  Although Mesa is a
> > great project I don't think its going to cut it in the long term. 
> 
> You have missed at least the last 5 years of XFree86/Xorg development.
> Mesa is fine, was integrated into XFree86 years ago and acccelerates
> OpenGL very well. The only remaining issue is driver support. 
> Intel supplies free/open drivers for all their recent cards, but those
> cards are often no speed demons (easily enough for 3D-accelerated
> desktop environments, but might not be enough for some gaming people).
> Otherwise Nvidia is a good choice, the drivers are proprietary but work
> well in general, and the cards are fast. 
> Stay away from ATI, their proprietary drivers suck and don't even work
> for 3D desktops 
> 

Not only that, but the recent integration of AIGLX into the X.org
codebase means that GL is as integrated a part of X.org as ever.
-- 
Darryl LeCount
www.jamyskis.net
darryl at jamyskis.net
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