1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

ATI 8.31.5 Display Drivers

Michael Larabel

Published on 15 November 2006
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 1 of 4 - Comment On This Article

We had seen ATI's fglrx 8.30.3 display driver strike the Internet on the last day of October, and now this month we are seeing the next release appear only two weeks later. The ATI 8.31.5 display drivers are primarily a maintenance release with no new features being added.

The changes this time around is a fix for --tv-geometry and --tvf (not backing up the X configuration if the argument fails or no change is made), small modes no longer have double Y lines, X hanging shortly after X is started on RHEL3 non-SMP kernel, aticonfig TV format fix for PAL-COMB-N, and enhanced TexturedVideo performance for X1000 series. The video "shakes" should also be to a minimum. The primary change in this release is indeed the corrections for brief pausing or video tearing with TexturedVideo (primarily on the Radeon X1000 series). Unfortunately, the X-Video issue with x86_64 Xorg 6.9+ systems still has not been addressed.

For those of you paying attention to the AMD / ATI rumors, the documentation/release notes now refers to these drivers as being the "AMD Display Drivers", but not all ATI references have been removed. Is this a sign of the gradual elimination of the ATI brand? The installer and control panel still refer to the drivers as being from ATI Technologies. These drivers still do not support AIGLX.

Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Offers Great Linux Performance
  2. CompuLab Intense-PC2: An Excellent, Fanless, Mini PC Powered By Intel's i7 Haswell
  3. From The Atom 330 To Haswell ULT: Intel Linux Performance Benchmarks
  4. AMD Radeon R9 285 Tonga Performance On Linux
Latest Linux Articles
  1. 6-Way Ubuntu 14.10 Linux Desktop Benchmarks
  2. Ubuntu 14.10 XMir System Compositor Benchmarks
  3. Btrfs RAID HDD Testing On Ubuntu Linux 14.10
  4. Ubuntu 14.10 Linux 32-bit vs. 64-bit Performance
Latest Linux News
  1. Mesa 10.4 Might Re-Enable HyperZ For R600g/RadeonSI
  2. Intel GVT-g GPU Virtualization Moves Closer
  3. GTK+ 3.16 To Bring Several New Features
  4. Debian 8.0 Jessie Has Many Multimedia Improvements
  5. What Linux Benchmarks Would You Like To See Next?
  6. Open-Source, Linux Support For Corsair Link Devices Slowly Materializing
  7. Cairo-Dock 3.4 Shows A Lot Of Progress, Works Toward EGL/Wayland Support
  8. Mesa 10.4 Tentatively Planned For Early December
  9. SteamOS Update 145 Brings Compositor, Update Fixes
  10. GStreamer 2014 Conference Videos Posted: Wayland, HTML5, 3D
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. HOPE: The Ease Of Python With The Speed Of C++
  2. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  3. Linux hacker compares Solaris kernel code:
  4. Users/Developers Threatening Fork Of Debian GNU/Linux
  5. Ubuntu 16.04 Might Be The Distribution's Last 32-Bit Release
  6. AMD Releases UVD Video Decode Support For R600 GPUs
  7. Proof that strlcpy is un-needed
  8. xbox one tv tuner