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    Phoronix: AMD Catalyst 10.11 Linux Driver Released

    As was pointed out in our forums, the AMD Catalyst 10.11 Linux driver has tipped up today. This driver, with its installer package approaching 120MB in size, is now available for download at AMD's web-site...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODc5NQ

  • #2
    Wow!!! it is a 20% fatter than previous 10.10... I hope it brings something new!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by elmo23x View Post
      Wow!!! it is a 20% fatter than previous 10.10... I hope it brings something new!
      Erm well... Better 6x00 support and Fusion?

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      • #4
        No unminimize delay
        Blur works (except Mipmap)
        Video vsync still doesn't work

        I give it about 5 more years and it will be fine.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by unimatrix View Post
          No unminimize delay
          Blur works (except Mipmap)
          Video vsync still doesn't work

          I give it about 5 more years and it will be fine.
          That's what they were saying 5 years ago.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Decatf View Post
            That's what they were saying 5 years ago.
            HAHA. So true. I bought a Radeon 4870 after phoronix blabbed about great open source drivers. I sold it 2 months later, because both open/closed drivers suck.
            I'm happy with my nvidia now. Even though the drivers are closed source, they WORK. Imagine that! No screen tearing, crashes, and hardware acceleration.

            Also of note, I swear that 90% of the times phoronix posts about a new Radeon drive the headline is 'nothing interesting'
            Seriously ATI, excuse me, I meant AMD, if you want my business stop talking about roadmaps, and future improvements, and just release something that competes with nvidia TODAY

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            • #7
              Originally posted by SyXbiT View Post
              HAHA. So true. I bought a Radeon 4870 after phoronix blabbed about great open source drivers. I sold it 2 months later, because both open/closed drivers suck.
              I'm happy with my nvidia now. Even though the drivers are closed source, they WORK. Imagine that! No screen tearing, crashes, and hardware acceleration.

              Also of note, I swear that 90% of the times phoronix posts about a new Radeon drive the headline is 'nothing interesting'
              Seriously ATI, excuse me, I meant AMD, if you want my business stop talking about roadmaps, and future improvements, and just release something that competes with nvidia TODAY
              stop writing bullshit.

              I owned a HD4870 until half a year ago and it worked fine. No problems with 3D games like Heroes of Newerth, Vendetta Online, ET:QW and Regnum Online, in fact most of those games ran even faster than on a similar system with windows vista. I now own a Radeon HD5870 and it's just awesome! Unigine, HoN, UrbanTerror, RegnumOnline, Vendetta Online ...everything runs perfect and I never experienced a crash with one of those cards/drivers and I sure do alot of stuff with them (compiz, gaming, videos...). oh and btw. if you use the open source driver it's your own fault...I mean, come on, you can't even configure them without crashing your xserver

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              • #8
                Been thinking about selling my 4870 too. Damn you Phoronix for making me think the opensource drivers were any good.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Detructor View Post
                  if you use the open source driver it's your own fault...I mean, come on, you can't even configure them without crashing your xserver
                  To quote someone, don't know who, "stop writing bullshit." I've been using the Gallium3D driver for my 4200 IGP for about three months now, and classic mesa for quite a while before that, and experienced less crashes than with the binary blob, in fact the worst I've had recently is a couple of soft lockups that the OSS driver handles without crashing anything not to mention, there's nothing needs configuring. Apart from some optimisation issues it's a better quality driver.

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                  • #10
                    Had a HD4850, which worked great with my open source drivers. I don't play games in Linux though. Just bought a HD6870 a few days ago, which didnt work under X. I kept my HD4850 running while waiting for the ATI 10.11 release, and just now installed both the new release and my new card. Works like a charm ( dual screen setup ). The only annoying thing for now is the "AMD Unsupported hardware" watermark in the lower right corners of my screens But I can live with those for another month or so

                    With a bit of luck, when Ubuntu 11.04 hits the streets, the open source driver will have support for the HD6xxx cards, and all will be fine

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                    • #11
                      I did not see any diff to the one month old 10-10 driver. The supported cards are 100% the same as before, maybe a different control file - even the same patches apply (and are needed). Then i thought the Win improvements are more interesting - the opengl 4 speed fix was only available with hotfix drivers before. Current tests with Unigine Heaven (forced to 16x Anisotropy on Win, 1280x1024, Tesselation normal, ATI 5670, i7-880) reveil that they did NOT add the speed fix that was available as hotfix.

                      OpenGL Linux 15.3 - 385 (Min 3.8, Max 44.0)
                      OpenGL Windows 12.1 - 306 (Min 4.3, Max 41.1)
                      DX11 Windows 16.7 - 421 (Min 9.3, Max 42.6)

                      a retest with the latest hotfix 10-10d driver

                      http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles...10dHotfix.aspx

                      shows:

                      OpenGL Windows 15.8 - 399 (Min 4.6, Max 44.1)
                      DX11 Windows 16.7 - 420 (Min 9.4, Max 42.2)

                      So ATI: what stupid things are going on even in the Win division? Do we really need for every driver several hotfixes? Why do you need to push out a driver each month with only changed name but no improvements? It's absolutely boring to see no progress - especially when you know that there WAS a hotfix for the older driver for the things i test. Could anybody tell me why it was not in the new "final" one?

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                      • #12
                        Those funny trolls... Bashing the opensource drivers because they are not suitable for games. Really? Are you the kind of mentally challenged person that used Linux for serious gaming? Then we shouldn't take your advice seriously, should we?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Detructor View Post
                          stop writing bullshit.

                          I owned a HD4870 until half a year ago and it worked fine. No problems with 3D games like Heroes of Newerth, Vendetta Online, ET:QW and Regnum Online, in fact most of those games ran even faster than on a similar system with windows vista. I now own a Radeon HD5870 and it's just awesome! Unigine, HoN, UrbanTerror, RegnumOnline, Vendetta Online ...everything runs perfect and I never experienced a crash with one of those cards/drivers and I sure do alot of stuff with them (compiz, gaming, videos...). oh and btw. if you use the open source driver it's your own fault...I mean, come on, you can't even configure them without crashing your xserver
                          FULL ACK (with Radeon HD5770)

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                          • #14
                            It rocks for me

                            How come my new pc runs flawlessy with an ATI HD 4850 card? I'm experiencing better performance and reliability than with all my NVIDIA laptops. No performance drops in games when using compiz, no vsync issues (with nvidia I had tearing in videos for years, solved only with their latest driver a couple of weeks ago), and 2D performance is faster.

                            I'm writing this because I don't think it's fair to always blame a company that is actually doing fairly well. I always (I mean, ALWAYS) had issues with NVIDIA cards. Is it just me?

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                            • #15
                              Using xv with nvidia is usually always vsynced but never with fglrx. So it seems you use gl for video output? For 08/15 games fglrx usually works and has got even one issue less than nvidia with caster. But when you want to use vdpau it is much more interesting with a nvidia card. xvba is working with a hack now up to h264 l4.1 with hd 5 series too - but ONLY using mplayer. That's very restrictive. So for native linux games fglrx is basically fine, but i am even disappointed about the win opengl driver state.

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