not to beat a dead horse, but...
This is exactly what I mean when I say that the free software driver is hamstrung by the apparent need to keep things secret. I really wish things were different. I have been a loyal AMD customer for 10 years. Now I am in a position where I have influence over purchasing. In the last year and a half, I have deployed roughly 100 AMD computers, some desktops, some laptops, and some servers. At this point, given the performance characteristics of the AMD processors, it is difficult to recommend AMD, unless it is a Fusion processor in a laptop or a multi-core processor in a virtualization host. Unfortunately, given the power problems with the free software driver, it is NOT a good choice for a laptop running a free software OS, like Linux. AMD really needs to examine their strategy here. I realize I am small potatoes to AMD, but there are undoubtebly more people like me out there.
Originally Posted by liam