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Thread: New Catalyst For Linux Driver Improves Performance

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    Quote Originally Posted by gururise View Post
    Any news on an updated Catalyst Legacy driver? I've got a 4670 that I'd like to play source games on!!
    Don't hold your breath. I guess phasing out Catalyst support for HD 4000,
    and older HD series, should be an "incentive" to buy new cards.
    IIRC, AMD representatives said the open drivers are a suitable replacement now.

    While I love open drivers and indie games - let's face it:
    The open drivers are not there yet for modern graphics intensive blockbuster games
    which will hopefully (also) come to Linux soon.
    And I doubt they'll catch up soon. :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropy View Post
    That would be great. Which cards are those?
    So far I only read comments of beta testers running the proprietary NVidia/AMD drivers.
    Radeon 6300M, I also have a desktop board (might be 5xxx) that i can try out.

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    The Radeon HD 6300M in my laptop ran TF2 just fine with the r600g driver (Ubuntu 12.10), but fps looked to be below 20, Resolution was 1366x768. Interestingly the game suffered from black screen when running with fglrx-update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJenbo View Post
    The Radeon HD 6300M in my laptop ran TF2 just fine with the r600g driver (Ubuntu 12.10), but fps looked to be below 20, Resolution was 1366x768. Interestingly the game suffered from black screen when running with fglrx-update.
    Thanks!
    How about antialiasing - is it available?

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropy View Post
    Thanks!
    How about antialiasing - is it available?
    No, everthing else seams to be there though.

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    their characters could run around with white ear buds on them to indicate they're on a Mac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJenbo View Post
    No, everthing else seams to be there though.
    Thanks.

    Not sure how slow a HD 6300M is.
    But at a relatively low resolution without AA and still ending up
    with less than 20 fps doesn't sound too promising, if you ask me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropy View Post
    Thanks.

    Not sure how slow a HD 6300M is.
    But at a relatively low resolution without AA and still ending up
    with less than 20 fps doesn't sound too promising, if you ask me.
    It looks to be around the level of GeForce 8600 GT, so not to impressive.

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    So AMD does care about Linux, hm? Good news. Can't wait to see the benchmarks. The less reason people have not to use Linux, the better.

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    Someone have yet compiled and used this new drivers on Ubuntu 12.10 with success?

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