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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 10999 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > OS4 being one step ahead providing Polaris support

    Depends on how you count "steps". If 1 step = 1 GPU microarchitecture generation, then we have in terms of support in MorphOS and OS4:

    1. R300-R500: MorphOS (2D+3D), OS4 (2D)
    2. TeraScale 1: MorphOS (2D), OS4 (2D)
    3. TeraScale 2: MorphOS (2D), OS4 (2D)
    4. TeraScale 3: OS4 (2D)
    5. GCN1: OS4 (2D+3D)
    6. GCN2: -
    7. GCN3: -
    8. GCN4: OS4 (2D+3D)

    In these terms, OS4 is 5 steps ahead in 2D and even 7 steps ahead in 3D :-)

    > you won't miss much if you use at least R600 Radeons. [...] 3D acceleration works

    ...except if you use MorphOS ;-)

    > What benefits you do get from >=Polaris cards?

    Better availability of non-used cards, I think.
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