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    SubjectRe: HARDWARE: Open-Source-Friendly Graphics Cards -- Viable?
    On Fri, 22 Oct 2004, Adrian Cox wrote:
    > On Thu, 2004-10-21 at 20:30, Kendall Bennett wrote:
    > > Most embedded customers care less about overall performance of the
    > > graphics hardware but more about low cost, low power and longevity. That
    > > is the reason that ATI committed to continue production of the Radeon
    > > Mobility M1 for many years to come. That is also the reason the Chips &
    > > Tech (now Asiliant) 6900 chipset is so popular for embedded customers,
    > > because they have been using the same hardware for years (but now that
    > > the 69000 is winding down, many are moving to the Mobility M1).
    >
    > Also consider the Fujitsu Coral parts for embedded use:
    > http://www.fme.gsdc.de/gsdc.htm?macrofam/mb86295.htm
    >
    > They have a large manual, though I can't vouch for completeness. They
    > have 3D and alpha blending. They don't have legacy VGA registers, and
    > they don't have a VGA BIOS. In an embedded system, that's a bonus.
    >
    > This is the competition facing a new open source graphics chip in the
    > embedded segment.

    And the embedded solutions from Silicon Motion.

    Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

    Geert

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