AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta Linux Driver Released
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 24 October 2012 at 10:07 AM EDT. 29 Comments
AMD Catalyst 12.10 for Linux was only officially released two days ago, but already there's a Catalyst 12.11 beta for Tux.

An early beta of Catalyst 12.11 for x86/x86_64 Linux is already available from support.amd.com.

As usual, there is no official release notes from AMD for this updated Linux Catalyst driver. However, for the information I happen to know about this new binary blob... There should be some 2D performance optimizations, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 support, and some other random work, but nothing too breakthrough.

If you missed it, be sure to check out the recent Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 12.10 benchmarks of the AMD Catalyst driver.
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