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  1. In Q4 of 2012, at least in the area of high...

    In Q4 of 2012, at least in the area of high performance desktops and servers, Intel is already competing solely with itself. Even AMD executives themselves have said they're no longer competing with...
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    Much the same way Windows8 is a joke of an OS...

    Much the same way Windows8 is a joke of an OS because it lacks iPhoto and Garage Band. In reality you can run most of MS Office suite on Linux, you just shouldn't. And Banshee has support for...
  3. Thread: Goodbye ATI

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    Those are Windows benchmarks. Under Linux +...

    Those are Windows benchmarks. Under Linux + wine, you'd be hard pressed to get a 6970 to give you the same frame rates as an 8800GT in some directx-only titles. So yes, a 560Ti can be 2x, 4x and...
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    A little afraid to try it, my system is mostly...

    A little afraid to try it, my system is mostly functional with either 11.06 or 11.11, and subtly or not so subtly broken with any other revision. I suspect 12.04 will be the next driver worth...
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    I'm starting to get the rhythm of catalyst...

    I'm starting to get the rhythm of catalyst releases. 11.6 was a good driver. 11.11 was a good driver. Update every 5-6 months, after having received early adopter feedback that the driver is...
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    The article poking at Gnome hubris is dead on...

    The article poking at Gnome hubris is dead on right. Six years ago the founders set themselves a goal of being popular, and having failed to do that they're now taking their toys and going home,...
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    Best driver since 11.06! Finally, they've fixed...

    Best driver since 11.06! Finally, they've fixed not only the corner mouse lag bug but OpenCL threads no longer busywait on a CPU core each! Absolutely fantastic. I'm seeing usable Wine...
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    This is the best driver since 11.06. OpenCL is...

    This is the best driver since 11.06. OpenCL is still broken (read: OpenCL apps still busywait on a CPU, doesn't find both hardware devices like 11.6) but the performance in Windows games under Wine...
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    I was running Arch Linux until the switch to...

    I was running Arch Linux until the switch to gnome3 and gnome shell. Now granted, Arch is a bleeding edge distribution which means I was upgraded to gnome3 and Gnome Shell *long* > LONG < -=> LONG...
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    This and other boards are full of disappointed...

    This and other boards are full of disappointed people expecting the impossible from AMD drivers. Partly because others cause these unrealistic expectations by attacking anyone who says differently...
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    Or do what the majority of users playing with...

    Or do what the majority of users playing with GPUs on Linux do: run nvidia hardware. Their blob may have its own set of bugs but due to much wider end user adoption and unilateral developer support...
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    So close, yet no cigar. 11.8 still suffers from...

    So close, yet no cigar. 11.8 still suffers from the same "100% CPU hogging per OpenCL app" bug introduced with 11.7, but the corner mouse wedge was definitely gone. Didn't see any other issues...
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    FWIW, crossfire does not work out of the box, at...

    FWIW, crossfire does not work out of the box, at least with 11.04. You have to manually create a crossfire chain, and reboot (not just restart X) for the cards to be crossfire-enabled, the little...
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    And it broke OpenCL

    And they somehow managed to break OpenCL. Just freaking amazing.

    I can see two cards with aticonfig (as in, aticonfig --odgc --od-gettemperature --adapter=all), set fan speed on both cards (e.g,...
  15. Well, the honeymoon didn't last long. Several...

    Well, the honeymoon didn't last long.

    Several games under wine lock up after anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes. Single card or crossfire. Others have obvious rendering glitches. I know what...
  16. fglrx on the desktop -- nowhere near as bad as it used to be

    Color me impressed. After several tries with ATI and Linux in the past (I'm not very smart and apparently unable to learn) I'm giving it another shot with a pair of 5830s. They were so cheap I...
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    There's more to an HTPC than being able to simply...

    There's more to an HTPC than being able to simply play back video.

    How well does it resume/suspend via hardware alarm? My DVR powers down until it is either woken via network, an input device or...
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    Now wait just a minute, this is completely...

    Now wait just a minute, this is completely unfair. While I'll be the first in line to recommend using only NV hardware with the binary blob for the user concerned with desktop functionality what...
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    10.5 is out. come and get it.

    Release notes are at:

    http://blogs.amd.com/play/2010/05/26/ati-catalyst%E2%84%A2-10-5-driver-%E2%80%93-what%E2%80%99s-new/

    Looks like nothing exciting, but will have to give this a shot when I...
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    Something isn't right. The 240 is a 40nm shrink...

    Something isn't right. The 240 is a 40nm shrink of the 9600GT. At the hardware level they're virtually identical -- same number of shaders of the same architecture and clocks, similar memory...
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