Linux driver for the Radeon 8500 from Xi Graphics
Xi Graphics offers commercial drivers for the ATI Radeon 8500 for Linux and Solaris that are OpenGL 1.2.1 compatible. Features of the new drivers include the use of two screens, hardware T&L, video overlay, stereoscopic display, and support for analog and digital displays.
According to Xi Graphics should the driver with the long name 'Accelerated-X Summit v2.1 Workstation WX Platinum Edition', with a Radeon 8500 with 128MB, clearly surpasses the Viewperf performance of a GeForce3 TI 500. The price for the Linux/Solaris drivers is $ 259 each. For an unspecified period of time, the drivers will be available for $ 129. A demo version of the driver can be downloaded free of charge and later activated with a license key.