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Date:      Fri, 20 Nov 2009 16:29:43 +0000
From:      Vincent Hoffman <vince@unsane.co.uk>
To:        utisoft@gmail.com
Cc:        Robert Huff <roberthuff@rcn.com>, Anton Shterenlikht <mexas@bristol.ac.uk>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: GPUs on FBSD?
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Chris Rees wrote:
> 2009/11/20 Robert Huff <roberthuff@rcn.com>:
>   
>> Chris Rees writes:
>>     
>>>  > Anybody knows of working GPUs under FBSD on any arch?
>>>  > Any advice?
>>>
>>>  Nvidia GPUs work on IA-32 machines, but AFAIK there's still no
>>>  amd64 driver.
>>>       
>>        There was a posting within the last 24 hours on one of the
>> FreeBSD mailing lists that pointed to a post indicating nVidia is
>> working on native {i386, amd64} drivers.  The post was dated
>> November 5th; it provided no expected release date beyond "when it's
>> done".  My personal _estimation_ would be "when 8.0 ships, or soon
>> after".
>>
>>
>>                                Robert Huff
>>     
>
> Now that could be very interesting....
>
> Thanks for your alertness! I couldn't find the post you mentioned,
> though there is
> http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=2078598&postcount=415
>
> Chris
>
>
>   
The link was
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=41545&page=37 and the
essence is that they have a driver that works but its still pre-beta (no
date for a public beta yet)


Vince






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