Also it's funny that only with x11 all the cores work. Anyway, even by adding all the cores the result is not much higher than with xv or gl.
So I'll stick with x11 :)
(edit) Similar results with a HD 720p Ratatouille fragment:
Just came across an rather interesting page containing something that looks like ATI's Catalyst driver roadmap en desktop software roadmap.
If this is to be the case i'll be extremely happy with my current choice of hardware for my MythBuntu (MythTV) system...
OEM-Only is another way of saying 'hack on me'. My read is that they don't mind you taking it or playing with it, they just don't want you tying up the tech support 800 number.
Oem is just fine for me... was it ever different on linux? AMD is going in the right direction for me :)
Personally I'm very happy with ths release. Everything works as I need it to.
I don't use WINE so can't comment on what people are reporting there.
IRT, the ubuntu crash on logout issue. I trace this to the power management applet in gnome so no more dirty logouts for me :-).
TORCS has acceptable performance and I don't see any major issues aside from some itermittent corruption of the CPU scaling applet. All in all a reasonable effort.
Panasonic 190B (DVI) Benq FP783(D-SUB) 2560x1024
ATI Radeon 9600 PRO (AGP)
2.4 GB RAM
Athlon 64 3000+
This setup works well for my needs so would like to keep it going for a while yet. FGLRX is the ONLY driver I've been able to get working so I have to ask that my hardware remains supported bythe drivers. AMD developers, I'm looking at you!
well .. i have many issues..
i run xorg 1.4.2 on kernel 2.6.26 and every minute or so my system completly hangs for about a second, rendering most tasks next to impossible.
i found that the process to blame is X; the problems dont happen unless i run 8.8. I *would* run another catalyst, but 8.8 seems to be the only one to compile right under 2.6.26.
Other than that, 8.8 also breaks WINE here, full screen games just give me a giberish screen when they load. Again, other drivers, fine.
do you have tried the nopat kernel option?
...I'd be happy to try prerelease fglrx drivers *hint hint* :)