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re: ATI Mobility Radeon support under NetBSD

> >> Does anyone know whether X on NetBSD (5.1) will support an ATI Mobility
> >> Radeon HD5470 running on a laptop? Can't try before I buy so it would be
> >> great to have some sort of feeling as to whether I can run NetBSD on it.
> > it works, but not very well.  you'll have semi-OK 2D performance but
> > no Xvideo and no 3D, and some other things may seem slow, too, like
> > xterm scrolling.
> >
> > part of the problem is that we don't have a full port of the radeondrm
> > code for the hd 5xxx series.  the other part is that xf86-video-ati
> > also is missing some code to use this drm code we don't have yet...
> Thanks a lot for the quick reply. So if I am looking for decent 2-D
> performance on a laptop do you have any suggestions - how about the
> HD4xxx series? Or would it be better to look for one with an Intel or
> nVidia chipset?

you can get pretty decent 2D and 3D performance with HD4xxx.
i have one in my own laptop.


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