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Author Topic: Vervet, Uakari, Motmot, Alopias et al. What are they?  (Read 5891 times)
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« on: September 10, 2010, 11:14:49 AM »

Hi, there are some fancy animals living in radeon drivers and ROMs. As I understand, they are code names from frame buffers. But what are frame buffers actually? To me a frame buffer is some portion of VRAM where images are stored before display. Why are there so many frame buffers for radeonHD 5000 series (all named after monkeys)? Do they correspond to different cards? I guess not since a card can use different frame buffers. What's the differences between them?

So many questions...  Grin

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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2010, 12:59:32 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2010, 09:22:34 PM »

are they not named by birds? or perhaps that was only 4000.
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2010, 01:32:23 AM »

Hi, there are some fancy animals living in radeon drivers and ROMs. As I understand, they are code names from frame buffers. But what are frame buffers actually? To me a frame buffer is some portion of VRAM where images are stored before display. Why are there so many frame buffers for radeonHD 5000 series (all named after monkeys)? Do they correspond to different cards? I guess not since a card can use different frame buffers. What's the differences between them?

So many questions...  Grin



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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2010, 07:55:41 PM »

I didn't ask about the choice of a particular code name (they used sharks, birds, and now monkeys), but about the presence of several "frame buffers" for a given GPU.
I doubt Steve Jobs will reply, if he even knows anything about this.
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