Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 11212 from 2003/5/22
> 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 :-)
* "MorphOS will boot, but the display is very flakey.
> 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.