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AMD Releases Additional R600 GPU Programming Documentation

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In the second NDA-free documentation dump, AMD has just released programming data on the M76 and RS690 graphics processors. While the RadeonHD developers have already had these documents, this information will help the free software community in understanding the internal workings of AMD's graphics processors. In this article, we have information on this just-released data as well as what else the community can expect in the way of documentation in the near future.

Back on September 12, 2007 at the X Developer Summit, AMD had released 900+ pages of GPU specifications, which was made up of register reference guides for the RV630 and M56 GPUs. Although minor, this documentation had led to improvements with the open-source Avivo driver on the same-day, and this information has certainly gone a long way with helping the RadeonHD driver.

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