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Date:      Sun, 2 Sep 2018 20:00:28 +0800
From:      blubee blubeeme <gurenchan@gmail.com>
To:        "Steve O'Hara-Smith" <steve@sohara.org>
Cc:        CeDeROM <cederom@tlen.pl>, FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>,  Valeri Galtsev <galtsev@kicp.uchicago.edu>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD OpenCL/CUDA nVidia
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On Sun, Sep 2, 2018 at 6:47 PM Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org> wrote:

> On Sat, 1 Sep 2018 23:07:46 +0200
> CeDeROM <cederom@tlen.pl> 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 <steve@sohara.org>
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If you could see the proprietary codebase that some of these  companies
ship, you'd understand why they hesitate to open source it.



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