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Date:      Sun, 2 Sep 2018 11:45:02 +0100
From:      Steve O'Hara-Smith <>
To:        CeDeROM <>
Cc:, FreeBSD Questions Mailing List <>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD OpenCL/CUDA nVidia
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On Sat, 1 Sep 2018 23:07:46 +0200
CeDeROM <> wrote:

> What is the current AMD/ATI support for Open-Source? Do they provide
> full GPU specification as opposed to nVidia?

	AMD/ATI opened up their interfaces and some core source code about a
decade ago they still produce a closed source driver of their own but they
support the open source Linux video driver apparently enthusiastically
(according to one report it is now faster than the closed source one).

	Both Intel and AMD/ATI provide open source OpenCL stacks 

	It really is nVidia that is the odd one out - but they do hold the
high end of the hardware, the cards gamers and cryptocurrency miners lust
after are all nVidia.

Steve O'Hara-Smith <>

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