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. Rosewill RS-MI-01: An Ultra Low-Cost Mini-ITX Chassis
  2. D-Link DCS-2330L HD Wireless Network Camera
  3. Gigabyte AM1M-S2H
  4. AMD's New Athlon/Semprons Give Old Phenom CPUs A Big Run For The Money
Latest Linux Articles
  1. AMD Catalyst 14.4 On Linux With Radeon R3 APU Graphics
  2. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 RC Benchmarks
  3. AMD Catalyst 14.4 Brings Few Linux Performance Improvements
  4. The Performance Of Fedora 20 Updated
Latest Linux News
  1. NGINX 1.6 Brings SPDY 3.1 & Other New Features
  2. Linux Foundation Announces A Core Infrastructure Initiative
  3. More Steam Linux Tests/Benchmarks Might Be Coming
  4. NVIDIA's Amazing Single-Board ARM Computer Might Be Delayed
  5. Fedora 21 To Get A Playground, New Features
  6. PC-BSD Is Developing Its Own Desktop Environment
  7. Valve Is Bringing VOGL To Windows & Working On Regression Tests
  8. Canonical Is Taking Over Linux 3.13 Kernel Maintenance
  9. Google Web Designer Is Now Natively Available On Linux
  10. Ubuntu 14.10 Is Codenamed The Utopic Unicorn
  11. Audacious 3.5 Lightweight Audio Player Released
  12. Steam Updated For Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, SteamOS
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. HTPC-upgrade advice: AMD Richland A8-7600 or Kaveri A10-6700T ???
  2. What Else Would You Like To See On Phoronix This Spring?
  3. Linux Kernel Developers Fed Up With Ridiculous Bugs In Systemd
  4. The GNOME Foundation Is Running Short On Money
  5. The Most Amazing OpenGL Tech Demo In 64kb
  6. Announcing radeontop, a tool for viewing the GPU usage
  7. New card. Open source drivers only.
  8. Script for Fan Speed Control