PowerVR graphics accelerator

Michael Stather lists at michaelstather.com
Sun Jun 29 14:37:48 CEST 2008

During the discussion on the glamo chip I often heard "there are no 
accelerators with open specs available", but I couldn't belive this ;)
Now I found out the the OpenPandora device uses a PowerVR chip which is 
also used by the atom platform (at least in some versions)
and does have open-source drivers announced (see 
http://www.imgtec.com/partners/TungstenGraphics.asp). Since this is 
based on the new Gallium3D architecture (see 
http://www.tungstengraphics.com/wiki/index.php/Gallium3D) these drivers 
are also state-of-the-art AFAIK.
Seeing it in the openpandora device which also claims to be fully open, 
I wonder whether this is an option for future devices?



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