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3D Accelerated Graphics Are Coming to PS3 Linux


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297w ago - The new Mesa 7.5 has been released recently.

The interesting thing about it is that it is first release to contain Gallium3D architecture for "OS-independent and API-independent 3D drivers" which in turn contains drivers for various devices such as:

• softpipe - a software/reference driver
• i915 - Intel 915/945 driver
• Cell - IBM/Sony/Toshiba Cell processor driver
• nouveau (for NVIDIA GPUs) and R300 for (AMD/ATI R300)

You can read about state of Cell driver here.

This in fact will bring accelerated 3D graphics to PS3 where the graphics processing won't be done by RSX but by employing SPUs. This would vastly enhance usability of Linux running on PS3 by providing one of the things it's lacking now...

3D Accelerated Graphics Are Coming to PS3 Linux

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#7 - semitope - 296w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by RexVF5 View Post
Thanx a lot - nice picture you created for it. I was waiting for this news for almost a year since I have heard of Gallium and planned Cell driver. Hopefully this will provide some basis for great stuff - for example unavailability of 3D accelerated graphics meant that there can be usable emulator requiring such functionality (for example PS2).


Not very likely. Maybe some ps1 level games but the cell is not going to do CPU work AND GPU work to the point where it would you could play a ps2 emulator with any satisfactory smoothness. Unless i am not comprehending the awesomeness of the cell in the ps3 well

Why isnt there 3d access to the rsx in linux? whats the security benefit?

#6 - RexVF5 - 296w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by zomgheals View Post
Not 100% sure what this is actually for,

But this will allow us to watch videos without any problems?? (Under linux) or even possibly make software rendered emulators like N64, Snes, etc. etc.


This will provide 3D accelerated graphics - for example OpenGL. That in turn can be used to program various emulators that require 3D capabilities. I wouldn't call it "software rendered" - SPUs are powerful vector units very similar to GPUs but much more flexible. Recently GPU vendors are going in a direction of more flexibility (i.e. CUDA) allowing to use GPU for other tasks than just graphics.

It also can be used to accelerate video decoding.

#5 - zomgheals - 296w ago
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Not 100% sure what this is actually for,

But this will allow us to watch videos without any problems?? (Under linux) or even possibly make software rendered emulators like N64, Snes, etc. etc.

#4 - mihaiolimpiu - 296w ago
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If Ubuntu Karmic (9.10) will include this ... my goood... I'll upgrade my PS3 in a minute... I'm waiting for this kind of news for over 3 years now!

P.S.: http://www.mail-archive.com/karmic-changes@lists.ubuntu.com/msg04226.html It was already accepted... now to see it really take off ...

#3 - RexVF5 - 297w ago
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Nice news indeed RexVF5, +Rep and I also moved it to the Site News as well so that more people will see it.

Thanx a lot - nice picture you created for it. I was waiting for this news for almost a year since I have heard of Gallium and planned Cell driver. Hopefully this will provide some basis for great stuff - for example unavailability of 3D accelerated graphics meant that there can be usable emulator requiring such functionality (for example PS2).

#2 - ultrachez - 297w ago
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I am keeping my fingers crossed on this one.

#1 - PS4 News - 297w ago
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Nice news indeed RexVF5, +Rep and I also moved it to the Site News as well so that more people will see it.

 

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