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    Phoronix: AMD Catalyst 13.9 Linux Graphics Driver Released

    AMD has officially released Catalyst 13.9 for Linux today...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ2NTA

  • #2
    No support for HD4670M?!

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    • #3
      FINALLY, this better fix all the issues I got in the last beta (rendering issues in kwin, completely random kernel panics when desktop is about to display, crossfire causing kernel panics, etc).

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jokergermany.de.vu View Post
        No support for HD4670M?!
        Are you joking or have you been living in a cave for the last year and a half?

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        • #5
          I wonder if this release of catalyst ACTUALLY WORKS on hybrid graphics systems. after my last experience with it.. grrrrr pretty hopeless last time I tried it.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Caledar View Post
            I wonder if this release of catalyst ACTUALLY WORKS on hybrid graphics systems. after my last experience with it.. grrrrr pretty hopeless last time I tried it.
            It's working under hybrid for a long time. But I will admit it's been really difficult to install with kernel errors, Xorg errors and intel driver errors. It only works on a very specific setup of version numbers.


            Also I really hope it fixes Vsync properly. They have applied Vsync patches before which have significantly improved the situation but there is still minor tearing. I'm going to be trying it out aas soon as I get home tonight.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Caledar View Post
              I wonder if this release of catalyst ACTUALLY WORKS on hybrid graphics systems. after my last experience with it.. grrrrr pretty hopeless last time I tried it.
              Fedora 18 + Catalyst 13.4 + HD6870 is the only time it worked for me ever. but damn thing started crashing on Steam launch in Fedora 19 + beta 13.6/8 :\
              With this release... TOO-FUCKING-LATE, kernel-3.11 with Radeon DPM just released, so to hell with this piece of shit !

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dfx. View Post
                Fedora 18 + Catalyst 13.4 + HD6870 is the only time it worked for me ever. but damn thing started crashing on Steam launch in Fedora 19 + beta 13.6/8 :\
                With this release... TOO-FUCKING-LATE, kernel-3.11 with Radeon DPM just released, so to hell with this piece of shit !
                That could either be a case of bad configuration or the card itself is defective (unless it works fine using another set of drivers or another OS). You should not be getting those issues for any reason.


                As for me, the new beta drivers (so far) fixed the issue with my random kernel panics, but crossfire seemed to have stopped working altogether and I'm still getting render glitches in kwin. At this point I might just switch to the open source drivers, since at this point the catalyst drivers aren't really offering me anything I want aside from mildly better performance.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
                  That could either be a case of bad configuration or the card itself is defective (unless it works fine using another set of drivers or another OS). You should not be getting those issues for any reason.
                  ...or that could be, as i said, the case of Catalyst being a glitchy piece of shit, which is confirmed on both Steam and AMD official forums.

                  Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
                  As for me, the new beta drivers (so far) fixed the issue with my random kernel panics, but crossfire seemed to have stopped working altogether and I'm still getting render glitches in kwin. At this point I might just switch to the open source drivers, since at this point the catalyst drivers aren't really offering me anything I want aside from mildly better performance.
                  tremendous progress on FOSS AMD drivers in 3.11, but AMD really needs to get their software shit straight:
                  Intel is decent on sw-side, normal on hw-side, but insane on price;
                  Nvidia is normal on hw, normal on price, but a scumbag with sw (however well-made it may be),
                  AMD is decent on hw, decent on price, but could use more manpower on sw.

                  there is just no vendor that delivers all the goodies, so i could recommend it to peoples.

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                  • #10
                    http://devgurus.amd.com/thread/167491

                    "You should continue using AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta for Linux. We mistakenly posted a Linux AMD Catalyst 13.9 driver, which was older than the AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta driver. Linux users can expect a new Linux driver coming in Oct, 2013"

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by krasnoglaz View Post
                      http://devgurus.amd.com/thread/167491

                      "You should continue using AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta for Linux. We mistakenly posted a Linux AMD Catalyst 13.9 driver, which was older than the AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta driver. Linux users can expect a new Linux driver coming in Oct, 2013"
                      I was close to the decision to sell my APU and get an Intel/nVidia rig. No joke.
                      Well ... one more chance.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by dfx. View Post
                        ...
                        Intel is decent on sw-side, normal on hw-side, but insane on price;
                        Nvidia is normal on hw, normal on price, but a scumbag with sw (however well-made it may be),
                        AMD is decent on hw, decent on price, but could use more manpower on sw...
                        i didn't want to say it at first, with recent great DPM code and all, but make that "as much an idiot with sw as Nvidia is a scumbag and Intel is a greedy fuck" :/
                        even if it were "stable" and updated release it would suck, but it's just literally is a dev's fart.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by dfx. View Post
                          tremendous progress on FOSS AMD drivers in 3.11, but AMD really needs to get their software shit straight:
                          Intel is decent on sw-side, normal on hw-side, but insane on price;
                          Nvidia is normal on hw, normal on price, but a scumbag with sw (however well-made it may be),
                          AMD is decent on hw, decent on price, but could use more manpower on sw.

                          there is just no vendor that delivers all the goodies, so i could recommend it to peoples.
                          Note quite:
                          Intel: best open source drivers, relatively low hw performance, most expensive.
                          Nvidia: best (closed source) drivers, worst open source drivers, acceptable (but high) price, overall best hw performance
                          AMD: mediocre closed source drivers, acceptable open source drivers, good hw performance, best price


                          While I myself have been using AMD for the past few years (the newest nvidia GPU I got was a 8400GS), I'd still recommend nvidia for gamers and intel for laptops. AMD is ok if you've got an APU on the open source drivers and don't intend to do anything too intensive.

                          On Windows, drivers aren't really much of an issue, so AMD becomes easier to recommend.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
                            On Windows, drivers aren't really much of an issue, so AMD becomes easier to recommend.
                            Still hard to recommend. The group of people not having a list of cons against AMD is steadily shrinking on CPU and GPU side. The disabiliy of realeasing usable drivers making me think the management is retarded. People in the forums do really recommend using 13.8 beta drivers - i am speechless - they recommend drivers filled with bugs including a huge memory leak?! This isn't even funny.
                            Why the hell should i spent money and electricty on a GPU i cannot use because of heavy bugs (catalyst) or not existent performance (FOSS)?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Kemosabe View Post
                              Why the hell should i spent money and electricty on a GPU i cannot use because of heavy bugs (catalyst) or not existent performance (FOSS)?
                              If you don't care, buy nvidia and be happy. If you care, you give amd money and they will give it to their full time employees that are developing an open source driver.

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