Sandy Bridge GPU article online

Article: Intel's Sandy Bridge Graphics Architecture
By: Groo (charlie.delete@this.semiaccurate.com), August 11, 2011 11:51 am
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Linus Torvalds (torvalds@linux-foundation.org) on 8/11/11 wrote:
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>Groo (charlie@semiaccurate.com) on 8/10/11 wrote:
>>
>>There still aren't Linux drivers that accelerate things like, oh, the desktop,
>>in most major distros.
>
>I agree that they ended up being 6 months late, but it's
>actually getting fixed right now.
>
>Mesa-7.11 does have fairly good support for SNB graphics,
>but it was released just 12 days ago, and it only made it
>into Fedora-15 yesterday. Don't know about other distros.
>
>So it's been late, no question about it. But it's finally
>getting there.

Good to know, thanks. That said, this whole things is simply embarrassing, it never should have been this bad in the first place. Intel knew their schedules, they knew when the major distros were coming out far in advance, and it will be the better part of a year before things get to bare minimum functionality for the overwhelming majority of users.

If you bought a SB system, you had a doorstop for ~1Q, and crap performance for the next 2Q or so. All this why? Could they not have packed up the drivers for RH, Suse, and Debian and stuck them on a page for people to download? It isn't rocket science.

Part of the problem is that Intel, in their infinite wisdom (That is PR speak for moronic arrogance), provided users with no way to get the drivers to fix the problems themselves. That part is inexcusable.

-Charlie
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