AMD Catalyst 8.4 Linux Driver
Phoronix: AMD Catalyst 8.4 Linux Driver
In the last quarter of 2007 AMD was on a spree with their proprietary Linux driver as they introduced their new OpenGL driver, which brought major performance improvements, and that was followed by AIGLX support. This year, however, their Catalyst Linux driver activity has been relatively quiet for end-users. Since switching over to this much-improved code-base, they have been able to deliver same-month product support for their new graphics processors such as the Radeon HD 3650, 3850/3870, and the 780G-based IGP, which once couldn't be said for this company that had taken them a half-year to deliver support for the Radeon X1000 (R500) and Radeon HD 2000 (R600) product families. Today the Catalyst 8.4 Linux driver has been released, and like the 8.1, 8.2, and 8.3 drivers, this month's update comes with minimal changes.
I havnt used linux on my main pc for ages
I havnt used linux on this pc for ages lol.
I am waiting for Crossfire support.
2X 3870X2 would mean, 3x doing nothing.
Anyways i got some other linux boxes, Anyways, X850 XT PE running Open source driver, no major issues.
1800 GTO Running FGLRX, Minor issues, annoying.
And 1950 XTX, Install issues, X.ORG edit, Corrected Working like 1800 GTO.
thats my story.
my fav must be my x850 PC, it runs nicely, 4.5K fps gears. Yes i have bios modded it, clocked slightly higher volt modded and new cooling, so i got abit high FPS for the card running open source driver.
Anyways, IF amd goes on with supporting videocards themself( SPEED UP PLZ) and give documents i think amd will sell some more videocards and we actually got a amd favored marked share in linux, and tell nvidia Release documents.