[opensource] Re: It's Laptop Season

Jim Dinan dinan at cse.ohio-state.edu
Sun May 20 12:14:49 EDT 2007


Hey Alex,

There's a great wiki for linux on thinkpads: http://www.thinkwiki.org/

They have an article on the v5200 which is based on the the x1600
architecture.  Unfortunately, no info on the v5250 yet.  :(

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/ATI_Mobility_FireGL_V5200

 ~Jim.

Alexander Moore wrote:
> Yeah that was what I thought originally too, but I did read some
> benchmarks and it almost always came out on top because apparently the
> V5250 is based off the X1700 architecture.
> 
> On 5/19/07, *Paul Betts* <bettsp at cse.ohio-state.edu
> <mailto:bettsp at cse.ohio-state.edu>> wrote:
> 
>     On Sat, 19 May 2007 00:44:50 -0400, Alexander Moore
>     <moorea at cse.ohio-state.edu <mailto:moorea at cse.ohio-state.edu>> wrote:
>     > The thinkpads do have three buttons... and a much higher resolution,
>     > which I do love having. I'm just worried that if I get the
>     thinkpad with
>     > the Fire GL graphics that the Linux drivers will be non-existant or
>     > craptastic, and if I get the x1400 graphics, it won't be enough to
>     play
>     > some decent games at native resolution.
> 
>     FireGL cards are actually kind of lousy for games, they're optimized
>     for rendering tons of triangles, not the kind of stuff that games
>     typically do.
> 
>     --
>     Paul Betts <bettsp at cse.ohio-state.edu
>     <mailto:bettsp at cse.ohio-state.edu>>
> 
> 
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