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    Default NVIDIA 313.18 Driver Update Packs A Ton Of Changes

    Phoronix: NVIDIA 313.18 Driver Update Packs A Ton Of Changes

    NVIDIA released the 313.18 Linux graphics driver this morning as the first official/certified (non-beta) driver in their 313.xx driver series. The NVIDIA 313 Linux driver release packs an awesome number of changes...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI3NjI

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    NVIDIA makes it clear once again. If you want to do some gaming on Linux. Buy a NVIDIA graphics card. Frequent, stable and feature loaded updates and great performance. I will never ever buy something from AMD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackout23 View Post
    NVIDIA makes it clear once again. If you want to do some gaming on Linux. Buy a NVIDIA graphics card. Frequent, stable and feature loaded updates and great performance. I will never ever buy something from AMD.
    Indeed. Meanwhile in fglrx land, catalyst 12.11 beta 11. Sad. Really sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [Knuckles] View Post
    Indeed. Meanwhile in fglrx land, catalyst 12.11 beta 11. Sad. Really sad.
    If you have an HD4xxx or older you're only getting 12.6 (legacy), wich doesn't even work in 12.10 wich ships with X.org 1.13, unless you downgrade it. Shame on you, ATI.

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    That's my biggest beef with AMD/ATI at the moment.

    If you have a card older than a 5000 series you're pretty boned. I have a Sony Vaio laptop laying around, it has an ATI 4250 or something I believe. On Win 7 it could still play many games like Gothic 4, Force Unleashed, Crysis etc, albeit not on high details.

    On Linux however if I wanted to use it, I'd have a choice of 12.6 "legacy" drivers which wouldnt be supported for most games anyway and would run like ass or use the AMD FOSS drivers which run like even more ass and also overheat the machine like crazy and crank the fans to sounds like a jet taking off. Not a pleasant situation.

    If I was to ever buy a laptop again I'd get one with a Intel GPU chip (yes even for some light gaming) or heck even NVIDIA.

    Anyhoo, all that aside, I'm looking forward to trying this new driver when it lands in Arch repos.

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    Onestly i don`t know when or if will ever have and ideal situation. Meaning free open drivers close to the performace of the windows proprietary ones. So the cruel really at present time Nvidia very good closed source support, intel i don`t own i heard that their drivers are open but pretty buggy too some on the other hand speak very highly of them especially with SNA. And well AMD wich never had enough money or resources to invest alot in linux. I don`t amd combo because i curently own an athlon neo x2 based laptop, and its the hottest of the, and intel alway did well on mobile front i can`t even use my amd laptop without a cooling pad in the summer, plus many users ask just one tiny thing from OSS drivers if possible ofc, close to blob power management. If i would at least have that i wouldn`t bich about amd that much

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackout23 View Post
    If you want to do some gaming on Linux. Buy a NVIDIA graphics card.
    Good joke… as if a little Valve involvement would suddenly make Linux a good gaming platform. Normal users care more about their hardware working out of the box and you get that with the FOSS AMD drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awesomeness View Post
    Good joke… as if a little Valve involvement would suddenly make Linux a good gaming platform. Normal users care more about their hardware working out of the box and you get that with the FOSS AMD drivers.
    Problem with working out of the box is that the radeon drivers have ass performance. Nobody will switch to Linux if their 3 screen 7970 setup doesn't still run insert-high-end-game-supporting-linux (Half Life 3?) at ultra settings. If AMD ditched fglrx and focused entirely on making radeon the frontrunner, I would absolutely go for an AMD card in my next build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zanny View Post
    Problem with working out of the box is that the radeon drivers have ass performance. Nobody will switch to Linux if their 3 screen 7970 setup doesn't still run insert-high-end-game-supporting-linux (Half Life 3?) at ultra settings. If AMD ditched fglrx and focused entirely on making radeon the frontrunner, I would absolutely go for an AMD card in my next build.
    At the moment, both AMD and Nvidia run Half-Life 3 and Crysis 7 Ultra Edition at the same speed.

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    Ahhhh, I can't wait to build a new rig and finally ditch this old ati 4850. Why did I ever leave you, nVidia...

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