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    Default AMD Releases Catalyst 14.1 Beta Linux Graphics Driver

    Phoronix: AMD Releases Catalyst 14.1 Beta Linux Graphics Driver

    The first major Linux Catalyst 2014 release is now available...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTU4OTk

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    Thank you, Michael. I still hope AMD puts its Linux efforts solely behind the open source driver eventually, especially for all those people out there with cards that Catalyst no longer supports.

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    I always thought that the minor version is for the month of the year this proves that it's for the release number within the year.

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    It's actually Year.Month.
    I'm surprised by the Xorg 1.15 support. That was very quick compared to past experience.

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    Well, that sounds good.
    Now waiting until it hits Arch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropy View Post
    Well, that sounds good.
    Now waiting until it hits Arch.
    if i remember correctly its(fglrx) it has been removed from arch official repos long time ago, since the slow xserver support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropy View Post
    Well, that sounds good.
    Now waiting until it hits Arch.
    There's an unofficial Catalyst repo maintained by VI0l0 , links on the Arch Wiki entry for Catalyst.

    14.1 isn't up there yet, but you can easily modify one of the AUR PKGBUILDs for Catalyst to use this new version if you're not interested in waiting for the PKGBUILD to be updated by the maintainer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSDude View Post
    I always thought that the minor version is for the month of the year this proves that it's for the release number within the year.
    No, it was supposed to be release 31/1 but was delayed, that's why it's 14.1 and not 14.2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FutureSuture View Post
    Thank you, Michael. I still hope AMD puts its Linux efforts solely behind the open source driver eventually, especially for all those people out there with cards that Catalyst no longer supports.
    I hope so too. I really don't see a need for AMD Catalyst as I'm getting good performance (between 30 to 60 FPS) when I play Portal at 1920x1080 with high settings with 16x AF and no AA. Sometimes it drops down to 20s during The Great Escape. This is with my AMD A10-5700.

    I wouldn't count on playing Portal 2, since my 5700 is not powerful enough, even if Portal won't be released until later this year (ah, I better hurry since my 5-minute timer is about to expire).
    Last edited by GraysonPeddie; 02-02-2014 at 08:42 AM.

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    Bare in mind people, that these drivers aren't just about the little people, but businesses that need the WHQL-styled drivers. That's what this particular version is. And it looks to be a good one, too. All the check boxes are ticked (Kaveri, 3.13 kernel, X.Org 1.15 et c, et c) for a good performing, power-efficient yet stable driver set. Hopefully there's a little bit of smooth sailing for AMD/Linux for a while.

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