Open GPU documentation, why for new chips only ???

Discussion created by lmike on Jan 28, 2009
Latest reply on Aug 12, 2009 by cemp

It is really obscure situation with documentation/specification/datasheets for the old GPUs. Could any insider describe situation or future roadmap regarding opening GPU documentation. Is it possible to open GPU 2D/3D datasheets for old R1xx and R(V)2xx GPUs ? Why AMD/ATI decided to open documentation for R3xx and above GPUs only ?

Thank in advance !