Yesterday we reported on Canonical shipping an unreleased ATI Catalyst driver with the forthcoming release of Ubuntu 8.10. This driver labeled fglrx 8.54.3 adds support for X Server 1.5 / X.Org 7.4 and the Linux 2.6.27 kernel...
I just upgraded from 8.7 drivers to the 8.10 drivers. I downloaded the 8.10 from AMD official site.
Can't really notice much difference only thing maybe is that video playback is a little better can now play my 1280x720 videos lag or stutter free. But that could have been fixed whit some other updates that I did just before I updated to 8.10 though. (was a long list in the update manager, so...)
Didn't break or improve my compiz functionality and I still get blinking/flashing video when in window mode but the workaround I had from before gives at least non-flashing video in full screen whit compiz going.
Still get video tearing like BADLY.. (using mplayer whit Xv)
I have the Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H rev1.1 whit HD3200 graphics, Phenom X4 9750 and 2x2Gb 800Mhz 22.214.171.124 memory whit Ubuntu 8.04 64bit.
glxgears give alot less fps but as I know it isn't a real bench in any way. I don't have any games installed or the like so can't test such how they work.