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Old 07-04-2008, 01:46 AM   #1
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amd 4800 series compatibility


Has anyone tried either of these cards with linux yet? Are they as easy as nvidia cards now? I've read a lot of buzz on the newswire but haven't heard from users.
 
Old 07-04-2008, 11:34 PM   #2
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Hi,

Your speaking of the AMD 4800+ with what motherboard?
 
Old 07-05-2008, 08:09 PM   #3
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No, AMDs new video card line up. Either 4850 or 4870. I realize now that it was kind of vague. I had read a few articles about how that under AMD radeon video cards have gotten all new drivers and that the 4800 series cards are the first to get first day support and was curious if anyone was daring enough to try them out yet.
 
Old 07-05-2008, 08:18 PM   #4
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It would simplfy/clarify if you would refer to them as ATI rather than AMD.
 
Old 07-06-2008, 03:15 PM   #5
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Hi,

I agree that some confusion exists. I thought the OP was referring to the AMD 4800+ CPU.
 
Old 07-06-2008, 06:33 PM   #6
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Well, AMD bought ATI about a year ago. I had thought that this was common knowledge.

http://www.amd.com/us-en/Corporate/V...110899,00.html

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NEW YORK -- July 24, 2006 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) and ATI (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ: ATYT) today announced plans to join forces in a transaction valued at approximately $5.4 billion. The combination will create a processing powerhouse by bringing AMD’s technology leadership in microprocessors together with ATI’s strengths in graphics, chipsets and consumer electronics. The result: A new and more formidable company
 
Old 07-06-2008, 08:46 PM   #7
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GM also owns Saturn, but nobody refers to a Saturn as a GM.
 
Old 07-06-2008, 08:51 PM   #8
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GM also owns Saturn, but nobody refers to a Saturn as a GM.
Quite frankly, I really don't give a shit.
 
Old 07-06-2008, 08:53 PM   #9
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Then do not expect anybody to help you.
 
Old 07-06-2008, 08:56 PM   #10
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Then do not expect anybody to help you.
Then why are you even posting in this thread? Why are you wasting your time? And mine for that matter.
 
Old 07-06-2008, 09:02 PM   #11
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The theory is if you teach someone how to think, you will not have to think for them all the time. If we can teach you how to properly ask for help (now) we will save resources (yours and ours) that would have been pointlessly wasted by poorly thought out questions(in the future).
 
Old 07-06-2008, 10:23 PM   #12
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Then why are you even posting in this thread? Why are you wasting your time? And mine for that matter.
We are here to help but with your attitude then don't expect much!
 
Old 07-07-2008, 02:06 PM   #13
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We are here to help but with your attitude then don't expect much!
What attitude? You were confused and I clarified. There shouldn't have been anything about this past the third post. The only reason I have an attitude because I'm not taking YOUR condescending attitude.

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The theory is if you teach someone how to think, you will not have to think for them all the time. If we can teach you how to properly ask for help
If you could think then you would have been able to understand my question without coping an attitude. Don't condescend to me when you're too stupid to understand what I said.

Anyway, I got my answer on another forum, so thanks for nothing. You have been completely useless and a complete waste of my time.
 
Old 07-07-2008, 02:32 PM   #14
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I will never buy another ATi card ever.
From: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post2954682

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The only reason I was considering it was that it's an opening in my company and I'm sick of being stuck at the bottom of the ladder.
From: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...t-paid-652700/

These statements explain a lot. Although I am not sure which is the source of the other.

Oh, and look, even amd calls it ATI:

http://ati.amd.com/products/Radeonhd...uirements.html

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Old 07-07-2008, 05:16 PM   #15
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I really don't think the point of this forum is to point out that somebody is wrong and then hammer him with post after post about why rather then answering his/her original question.

The discussion about what the original poster should has asked was satisfied with this: "No, AMDs new video card line up. Either 4850 or 4870. I realize now that it was kind of vague. I had read a few articles about how that under AMD radeon video cards have gotten all new drivers and that the 4800 series cards are the first to get first day support and was curious if anyone was daring enough to try them out yet." and yet there was 10 posts after which added nothing productive to the discussion.

Please play nicely with others in the future folks...

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