That was the idea when I bought my 5750 last year, but it's still not supported by the open source driver. VA-API still doesn't work with it, and I STILL have tearing issues during movie playback (with/without GL).
Since upgrading from my Nvidia 7900, I've completely stopped playing games under Linux.
AMD has been an unmitigated failure for me under Linux. I'm a total open source advocate, but it's time to face the reality. If AMD were serious about Linux support, it would be better than this.
Maybe I'm just moody today, but even I want to sell up and buy an Nvidia card now.
I don't want to sound like I don't appreciate Bridgman's or Gbeauche's etc efforts. I really do. Thanks.