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the driver package is so big, because they include drivers for elderly X versions and precomiled stuff. You guys would complain, if you had to install gcc or the driver stops working with your distribution from 2008.
Dude, in regards to "Available over at AMD.com is now the Catalyst 9.10 Linux driver update," being somewhat pre-mature, a suggestion. Either include a link that works or rephrase to something like, "due out sometime today..."
Bridgman, (I remembered, no "e.") it has been about seven hours, since AMD/ATI said the file was there. Not very professional.... Take one egg, break, pour over face? ;-)
Next time, liven the link THEN publish it? :-)
Anyways, it will be live sometime soon and indeed "due out sometime today..." which is just in time for the weekend. So thanks for that AMD/ATI guys! :-)
This 5850 is an uber mind piece of hardware & plays CIV-IV, beautifully.
I think it will be OpenCL. Some time ago they released a special fglrx driver that added support for it and I think that they merged the branches -- or maybe it was one brench from the beginning.
If I'm right that won't be a major change though! The OpenCL implementation is still in the beginning speed-wise and feature-wise (no double support so far) and for users it provides no feelable change at all. For that to happen you'd have to wait for many months to come.