I'm reporting that with Ubuntu 13.04 & Radeon HD 7950 & xorg-edgers ppa (used this to install catalyst 13.8), all Source games are playable and there is no lag, besides delayed audio (presumably caused by pulseaudio, if I can figure out how to force these games to run with pasuspender). FPS is on average ~100 in all Source games, upping to 200-300 FPS in close spaces, and 60FPS when a lot of players are huddled together in the same scene in TF2. There was a bit of frame stutter here and there and steam overlay kills framerates still, but going from 1FPS and being outright unplayable to a smooth-ish 100FPS which is playable is a huge leap. I wonder how long until it can defeat the Windows driver which gets 350-450FPS in all scenarios with maxed AF/AA and a 32 player server.
No announcement yet.
AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta Driver For Linux Released