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    Default AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta Linux Driver Released

    Phoronix: AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta Linux Driver Released

    AMD has released a beta proprietary Linux driver for Catalyst 12.9...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE5MzM

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    Default legacy amd driver

    Is there any news on the legacy amd driver for the dropped AMD cards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta Linux Driver Released

    AMD has released a beta proprietary Linux driver for Catalyst 12.9...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE5MzM
    From http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles...etadriver.aspx:

    Feature Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta: AMD Catalyst Mobility support for AMD Enduro Technology


    AMD Catalyst Mobility now includes support for AMD Enduro Technology.

    AMD Enduro Technology for Notebooks delivers:
    Long lasting battery life
    GPU accelerated performance for gaming, video, and compute apps
    A Seamless and automatic experience
    New features found in Catalyst 12.9 Beta:

    Re-designed Catalyst Control Center user interface
    View all profiled applications
    View recently run applications
    Profile applications based on power source
    Expert mode control and customization
    Performance centric AC
    Battery centric DC
    Performance highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 12.9 Beta (versus AMD Catalyst 12.8)

    Up to 10% in Lost Planet 2 in single GPU configurations
    Feature Highlights of AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta Linux® Driver: New OS Support

    This release of AMD Catalyst Linux introduces support for the following new operating systems.

    Ubuntu 12.10 early look support
    RHEL 6.3 production support
    Resolved issue highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta driver

    Tri and Quad CrossFire+ Eyefinity configurations – Certain DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications lower than expected performance
    FireFox – corruption observed in CrossFire configurations
    Enabling Overdrive settings increased clocks in all power states
    Availability of AMD Video Converter support in AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta Windows 7 and Windows Vista packages

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    Some infos about the beta update can be found here:
    http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles...etadriver.aspx

    Feature Highlights of AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta Linux® Driver: New OS Support

    This release of AMD Catalyst Linux introduces support for the following new operating systems.

    Ubuntu 12.10 early look support
    RHEL 6.3 production support

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpoely86 View Post
    Is there any news on the legacy amd driver for the dropped AMD cards?
    end of July was their Catalyst 12.6 for legacy cards released: support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/linux/legacy/Pages/legacy-radeon_linux.aspx

    I wouldn't expect that they will update their legacy driver in the rest of this year. But I don't mind, because I use the default Radeon driver anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenrin View Post
    end of July was their Catalyst 12.6 for legacy cards released: support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/linux/legacy/Pages/legacy-radeon_linux.aspx

    I wouldn't expect that they will update their legacy driver in the rest of this year. But I don't mind, because I use the default Radeon driver anyways.
    same thing here, but the opensource driver is just a temporary solution.
    even supertuxkart lags.
    People have been desperatly waiting for steam to reach linux and know they cannot run the games.
    this sounds like a bad joke.

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    FYI the version number is 9.00

    I upgraded from the april 8.960 release and Wine applications are garbled now, but KDE and native Neverwinter Nights (only game I tried) are notably smoother (less micro-freezes)

    It's really too bad about Wine since I need it daily, so I had to revert to 8.960

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    I only tested Rage and it works basically with wine 1.5.13. It was unplayable with 12-6-legacy. Maybe you installed it in a wrong way.

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    Sorry, I should have specified that it's the Windows GUI apps such as winecfg which are corrupted.

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    Does It support xorg 1.13? If not, that would explain how I can't ge it to work on Ubuntu quantal .. :|

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