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Offline amigakit

Radeon: The Move To Polaris
« on: February 03, 2018, 02:28:35 PM »
We have published an article named Radeon: The Move To Polaris today which provides an update on the development of the graphics drivers in the forthcoming Enhancer Software V2 release.

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Re: Radeon: The Move To Polaris
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2018, 01:14:37 AM »
Good news! This is quite a leap into modernizing the AmigaOS platform.
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Re: Radeon: The Move To Polaris
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2018, 09:47:09 AM »
Great progress!
The Enhancer Software Packs transform AmigaOS4.1FE.  
Congrats to all.

Is now a good time to share this? :)
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Re: Radeon: The Move To Polaris
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2018, 06:15:57 PM »
By the time any of this becomes available to the public, Navi will be old news. But at least they are trying, which counts for something.
 

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Re: Radeon: The Move To Polaris
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2018, 06:26:19 PM »
Interesting read.  Thanks for sharing!  :)
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Re: Radeon: The Move To Polaris
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2018, 06:38:37 PM »
@AdvancedFollower

I have read that Navi will be scheduled for end of 2018/early 2019.

If this is the case, we will have Polaris driver support out well before then.

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Re: Radeon: The Move To Polaris
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2018, 10:39:28 PM »
Great news! Looks like it's time for me to upgrade my graphics card ...
 

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Re: Radeon: The Move To Polaris
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2018, 11:19:18 PM »
Quote from: AdvancedFollower;835795
By the time any of this becomes available to the public, Navi will be old news. But at least they are trying, which counts for something.


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Re: Radeon: The Move To Polaris
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2018, 11:21:07 PM »
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@AdvancedFollower

I have read that Navi will be scheduled for end of 2018/early 2019.

If this is the case, we will have Polaris driver support out well before then.

Yep :-)

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Re: Radeon: The Move To Polaris
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2018, 04:31:13 AM »
This is more to do with making sure available parts can work. Like when an OEM moves to 5" screens because no one is making 4" screens anymore. Though buying a Polaris card at the moment is challenging, no thanks to those crypto asset miners. But by the time this driver is available, I hope there will be plenty of supply at extremely reasonable prices.
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Re: Radeon: The Move To Polaris
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2018, 07:09:49 AM »
Hans -

Great news yet again! Keep up the great work!
 

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Re: Radeon: The Move To Polaris
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2018, 07:16:26 AM »
Is this expected to be a free upgrade for existing Enhancer Pack owners or will version 2 be a paid upgrade?
 

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Re: Radeon: The Move To Polaris
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2018, 09:33:20 AM »
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Is this expected to be a free upgrade for existing Enhancer Pack owners or will version 2 be a paid upgrade?


Hi Pgovotsos, fair question.

Personally, I don’t actually care if there is a payment needed for major upgrades.
Our coders are enthusiasts like us. They give up their time to move things forward, progress from which I derive a lot of pleasure. So my putting a few quid their way is a fair trade.

Compared to my other hobbies, Amiga is the least expensive.
No one is getting fat on the sales from Amiga software.
 

Offline Pgovotsos

Re: Radeon: The Move To Polaris
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2018, 09:45:53 AM »
Quote from: ddniUK;836302
Personally, I don’t actually care if there is a payment needed for major upgrades.
Our coders are enthusiasts like us. They give up their time to move things forward, progress from which I derive a lot of pleasure. So my putting a few quid their way is a fair trade.


Personally I don't really care either. Just wanted to know.

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Compared to my other hobbies, Amiga is the least expensive.


No kidding. Don't ever let the wife know how much I've spent on it. Not if I want to retain the procreative organs :)