just putting the warning out there that the current patches arnt enough for .30 compat and will leave you with broken drivers under that kernel.
Catalyst 9.7 gave me a huge boost in fps in wine + eve-online when using fbo offscreen rendering mode. I was running 30 - 55 fps in space and now I'm running 65 - 90 fps. Over 100 in a station :D
I'm guess it's because of the new vertex array bgra extension.
Wow, just wow. They can't support a 4 month old kernel. I guess looking at the community patches would be too much work..
Does this patch still work for 9.7?
I can't remember the last time there was a catalyst released and the title didn't read "Catalyst x.x released. nothing much new"
Is a shame all my computers and all my hardware I have lying around is from AMD. But I tell you, no more I will buy AMD ever again, and will enthusiastically tell others to do the same.
I know it is worthless to direct any message to you guys, since you never hear the consumer, and never will. But soon, more than it has happened thus far, it will hurt the company.
Still concentrating in a very bad OSS driver with no 3D support, so we only have two half-backed alternatives. Can't we have one fully backed driver?
yup, this months driver release is absolutely worthless - with no improvements.
which perfectly explains why several people posted about big improvements with this driver. wait....
yes newer kernel support would be great, and yes, they should get on that, however, i had absolutely no problems installing this on 64-bit arch with 2.6.30, and as noted, video playback with compositing is better (though not perfect) and i'm getting better frame-rates in some games.
And no, I'm not bitching about "something that's free". I'm bitching because of the problems involved in getting a STABLE driver that supports all of the features of the hardware that was paid for. I can't do shit with the hardware if there isn't driver support for it.
Would be nice to actually be able to use the accelerated video decoding someday. And doesn't it seem strange that video decoding, which is pretty squarely a consumer issue, is only supported in fglrx which is supposedly a workstation driver?
It's time to tell the MPAA to FOAD and quit with all this DRM foolishness. It's a waste of hardware, and a waste of intellect...