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    Default Catalyst - games unplayable

    I installed Catalsyst driver from fglrx-updates (2:8.960-0ubuntu1) and games like Xonotic and ut2k4 are unplayable. When there are bots appearing or there's some action games are stuttering badly (not to mention I can't change graphic settings in Xonotic, because it crashes). With Open Source Radeon drivers they work flawlessly. I also ran Unigine Heaven to check if fglrx is installed correctly and it ran without problems.

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    Funny, i mainly tested Heaven and gl2benchmark (and Rage/wine but was very bad) with fglrx but not Xonotic I still don't get why Linux users get AMD gfx cards to play games...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kano View Post
    Funny, i mainly tested Heaven and gl2benchmark (and Rage/wine but was very bad) with fglrx but not Xonotic I still don't get why Linux users get AMD gfx cards to play games...
    I bought it to play Fallout: New Vegas and Skyrim under Windows. I heard it's working better with those games. However, I can't confirm this, because I have many problems. Under Linux it's only usable with Open Source drivers for me.

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    And you talk about which card? I mainly use hd 5670 as my hd 4550 seems to be soon legacy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kano View Post
    And you talk about which card? I mainly use hd 5670 as my hd 4550 seems to be soon legacy.
    Mine is hd 6570.

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    Well not really a gamer card, maybe just sell it and get something better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kano View Post
    Well not really a gamer card, maybe just sell it and get something better.
    No kidding. UT2k4 is an old game and while it works much better with Open Source drivers then there's something wrong with Catalyst. Next time I'll buy nVidia, that's for sure.

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    Usually it is not hard to find a bug in fglrx. You find bugs in nvidia as well, but usually those do not last that long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kano View Post
    Usually it is not hard to find a bug in fglrx. You find bugs in nvidia as well, but usually those do not last that long.
    At least nVidia has unofficial forum. It's hard to tell if it's just a bug or something else. Such strange slowdowns aren't something common. It looks like caching issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kraftman View Post
    At least nVidia has unofficial forum. It's hard to tell if it's just a bug or something else. Such strange slowdowns aren't something common. It looks like caching issue.
    i dropped the catalyst for linux gaming the fglrx linux catalyst burn my mmr points in HON.
    the windows clind in wine runs faster on the radeon opensource driver than the native linux clind run on the catalyst.
    AMD claim that the catalyst is "faster" the "benchmarks" on phoronix claim the same but if you count mouse-input and keyboard input the catalyst do have some nasty input-lag bugs in hon this makes the driver complete useless!

    i get the fastest mouse and keyboard input with the radeon driver !

    gaming and hardcore gaming is not about fucking FRAMES PER SECOND (FPS)! harcore gaming is about mouse/keyboard-input-latency with visual response!

    and everytime i wana drop an intem to another players hero the game input lag and the graphik lag!

    you will never get this in a "benchmark" because in a "benchmark" there is no mouse/keyboard input.

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