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Support for AMD/ATI Firepro M7820

Raymond Lillard
I have a Dell M6500 Precision workstation with an Nvidia FX 3800M.

I would like to wipe it and install OBSD. I can get a Firepro M7820
for it.  If I do, will any of the OBSD drivers work or will I
be stuck with fb performance.

I see no mention of Firepro on the OBSD web site and google is
no help either.

Thanks
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Re: Support for AMD/ATI Firepro M7820

lists-2
Sat, 10 Feb 2018 15:18:22 -0800 Raymond Lillard <[hidden email]>

> I have a Dell M6500 Precision workstation with an Nvidia FX 3800M.
>
> I would like to wipe it and install OBSD. I can get a Firepro M7820
> for it.  If I do, will any of the OBSD drivers work or will I
> be stuck with fb performance.
>
> I see no mention of Firepro on the OBSD web site and google is
> no help either.
>
> Thanks

Hi Raymond,

This is known to work very well and supported including HW acceleration:

Sapphiretech Radeon HD 6450 1G D3
http://www.sapphiretech.com/searchSKU.asp?kw=11190-02-10G

ww Radeon HD 6000 Series
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radeon_HD_6000_Series#Northern_Islands_(HD_6xxx)_Series

You can get it new very inexpensive and passive cooled ~20W half height.
I have this and the previous model Radeon HD 5450 both work outstanding.

Kind regards,
Anton Lazarov

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Re: Support for AMD/ATI Firepro M7820

Raymond Lillard
Great news, thank you


On 02/10/2018 04:51 PM, [hidden email] wrote:

> Sat, 10 Feb 2018 15:18:22 -0800 Raymond Lillard <[hidden email]>
>> I have a Dell M6500 Precision workstation with an Nvidia FX 3800M.
>>
>> I would like to wipe it and install OBSD. I can get a Firepro M7820
>> for it.  If I do, will any of the OBSD drivers work or will I
>> be stuck with fb performance.
>>
>> I see no mention of Firepro on the OBSD web site and google is
>> no help either.
>>
>> Thanks
> Hi Raymond,
>
> This is known to work very well and supported including HW acceleration:
>
> Sapphiretech Radeon HD 6450 1G D3
> http://www.sapphiretech.com/searchSKU.asp?kw=11190-02-10G
>
> ww Radeon HD 6000 Series
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radeon_HD_6000_Series#Northern_Islands_(HD_6xxx)_Series
>
> You can get it new very inexpensive and passive cooled ~20W half height.
> I have this and the previous model Radeon HD 5450 both work outstanding.
>
> Kind regards,
> Anton Lazarov
>

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Re: Support for AMD/ATI Firepro M7820

Mike Larkin
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On Sun, Feb 11, 2018 at 02:51:50AM +0200, [hidden email] wrote:

> Sat, 10 Feb 2018 15:18:22 -0800 Raymond Lillard <[hidden email]>
> > I have a Dell M6500 Precision workstation with an Nvidia FX 3800M.
> >
> > I would like to wipe it and install OBSD. I can get a Firepro M7820
> > for it.  If I do, will any of the OBSD drivers work or will I
> > be stuck with fb performance.
> >
> > I see no mention of Firepro on the OBSD web site and google is
> > no help either.
> >
> > Thanks
>
> Hi Raymond,
>
> This is known to work very well and supported including HW acceleration:
>
> Sapphiretech Radeon HD 6450 1G D3
> http://www.sapphiretech.com/searchSKU.asp?kw=11190-02-10G
>
> ww Radeon HD 6000 Series
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radeon_HD_6000_Series#Northern_Islands_(HD_6xxx)_Series
>
> You can get it new very inexpensive and passive cooled ~20W half height.
> I have this and the previous model Radeon HD 5450 both work outstanding.
>
> Kind regards,
> Anton Lazarov
>

I would like to see how he's going to fit a half-height PCIe card in
his M6500, which is a notebook.

-ml

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Re: Support for AMD/ATI Firepro M7820

lists-2
Sat, 10 Feb 2018 18:50:04 -0800 Mike Larkin <[hidden email]>

> On Sun, Feb 11, 2018 at 02:51:50AM +0200, [hidden email] wrote:
> > Sat, 10 Feb 2018 15:18:22 -0800 Raymond Lillard <[hidden email]>  
> > > I have a Dell M6500 Precision workstation with an Nvidia FX 3800M.
> > >
> > > I would like to wipe it and install OBSD. I can get a Firepro M7820
> > > for it.  If I do, will any of the OBSD drivers work or will I
> > > be stuck with fb performance.
> > >
> > > I see no mention of Firepro on the OBSD web site and google is
> > > no help either.
> > >
> > > Thanks  
> >
> > Hi Raymond,
> >
> > This is known to work very well and supported including HW acceleration:
> >
> > Sapphiretech Radeon HD 6450 1G D3
> > http://www.sapphiretech.com/searchSKU.asp?kw=11190-02-10G
> >
> > ww Radeon HD 6000 Series
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radeon_HD_6000_Series#Northern_Islands_(HD_6xxx)_Series
> >
> > You can get it new very inexpensive and passive cooled ~20W half height.
> > I have this and the previous model Radeon HD 5450 both work outstanding.
> >
> > Kind regards,
> > Anton Lazarov
> >  
>
> I would like to see how he's going to fit a half-height PCIe card in
> his M6500, which is a notebook.
>
> -ml

Marketing, ain't it wonder full of.. work, stations and precision terms.

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Re: Support for AMD/ATI Firepro M7820

Jonathan Gray-11
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On Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 03:18:22PM -0800, Raymond Lillard wrote:
> I have a Dell M6500 Precision workstation with an Nvidia FX 3800M.
>
> I would like to wipe it and install OBSD. I can get a Firepro M7820
> for it.?? If I do, will any of the OBSD drivers work or will I
> be stuck with fb performance.

It looks like that has a product id of 0x68a0 which is a JUNIPER radeon
comparable to a Mobility Radeon HD 5870.  JUNIPER is part of the
evergreen generation which has modesetting and 2d/3d acceleration with
the in tree radeondrm(4) and Mesa 13.0.6.

>
> I see no mention of Firepro on the OBSD web site and google is
> no help either.

Each radeon part can have many different marketing names for each
variant that change each time they change the marketing names and
rebadge the old parts.

The kernel and userland code generally refers to codenames and
there isn't any one place that has an exhaustive mapping.

https://www.x.org/wiki/RadeonFeature/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_graphics_processing_units
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_accelerated_processing_unit_microprocessors
src/sys/dev/pci/drm/drm_pciids.h

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/include/drm/drm_pciids.h?h=v4.15
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/drivers/gpu/drm/amd/amdgpu/amdgpu_drv.c?h=v4.15#n469