> Do you really think last years video card can't support the newest
> version of DirectX?
I'm pretty sure that DirectX support is not that important for a Linux driver.
> Remember the Intel chips that you could upgrade by simply soldering
> 2 pins together? I suspect that THAT is what they are really afraid of.
And the tens, nay hundreds of lost sales that incurred?
> The mod community figuring out how to make upgrading less important.
Since most or many AMD graphics these days ship as part of an APU, I'm
also pretty sure there's more to the upgrade decision than just the
I'd really love the Catalyst driver to improve, right now the open source
Radeon driver is much more stable on my system but lacks full OpenCL
support. Anything which maximizes the open part of the driver and shrinks
the binary blob is a gain for all of us.