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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11554 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > Production of the R700 family is winding down. Many models of the HD4XXX series
    > are hard to find.

    R700/HD4xxx is just one generation behind the most recent ATI/AMD GPU family. Where I live all HD4xxx series cards are still everywhere to buy.

    > It would be nice to have a more up to date GPU on a PPC based system

    That would only be R800/Evergreen/HD5xxx series.

    > but how are you going to get the documentation to write the drivers? ATI has never
    > completely documented their GPUs.

    I don't know how Hyperion are planning to accomplish this. Work on supporting R700/HD4xxx series cards in OS4 is going on by 3rd party devs (RV710/HD4350):

    http://hdrlab.org.nz/radeonhd-chip-radeon-hd-4350-pci-vga-output-is-working/
    http://hdrlab.org.nz/radeonhd-driver-hardware-compatibility/
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