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

A Comparison Of AMD & NVIDIA's Linux Control Panels

Michael Larabel

Published on 2 March 2008
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 4 of 5 - 17 Comments

The AMD Catalyst Control Center Linux Edition takes a much simpler approach compared to the NVIDIA Settings panel. The welcome page contains virtually no information and just a link to the AMD website. If you choose to launch the website from the amdcccle, the web browser also needs to be selected. AMD should turn to just automatically detected the installed or default browser for this mechanism...

The information page in the Catalyst Control Center for Linux is split into hardware, software, and OpenGL information. The hardware information is the graphics card, BIOS version, memory type, memory size, memory clock speed, core clock speed, bus type, and bus setting. Software and OpenGL information includes the driver version, Catalyst Control Center version, OpenGL provider, OpenGL renderer, and OpenGL version.

Color options within the AMD Catalyst Control Center include adjusting the amount of red, green, and blue. The display head can be adjusted using a drop-down menu.

When AMD initially introduced its Dynamic Display Management Options (DDMO) into the driver for real-time monitor hot-plugging support, enabling (or disabling) the display heads had to be done from the command line using aticonfig. With the Catalyst Control Center, however, it can be done from the Display Manager area. The display manager for the amdcccle has a display layout area similar to that of the nvidia-settings and a drop-down menu for switching between displays for the properties and display modes tab. The properties tab indicates the display type (i.e. digital monitor) and a slider bar for changing the resolution and a drop-down menu for the refresh rate. The display modes tab is irrelevant to those with only a single display head, but for others can be used to setup a Big Desktop configuration (Big Desktop is AMD's equivalent to NVIDIA TwinView) or cloning a display.

Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. The Power Consumption & Efficiency Of Open-Source GPU Drivers
  2. AMD R600g/RadeonSI Performance On Linux 3.16 With Mesa 10.3-devel
  3. Intel Pentium G3258 On Linux
  4. SilverStone Precision PS10
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Nouveau vs. Radeon vs. Intel Tests On Linux 3.16, Mesa 10.3-devel
  2. KVM Benchmarks On Ubuntu 14.10
  3. X.Org Server 1.16 Officially Released With Terrific Features
  4. Ubuntu With Linux 3.16 Smashes OS X 10.9.4 On The MacBook Air
Latest Linux News
  1. Git 2.1 To Further Mainline Windows Support Patches
  2. Debian 8.0 Jessie Is Settling For Linux 3.16
  3. Meson: A Next-Gen Build System Showing Promise
  4. Linux 3.16-rc7 Calms Things Down For The Linux 3.16 Kernel
  5. Open-Source AMD Users Report Hawaii GPU Acceleration Is Working
  6. Linus Torvalds On GCC 4.9: Pure & Utter Crap
  7. Cauldron 2014: GCC & LLVM Will Look To Collaborate More
  8. GCC Receives ACM Programming Languages Software Award
  9. KDE 4.14 Beta 3 Released
  10. A New Video Has Us Real Excited About The New UT For Linux
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  2. ASRock AM1H-ITX: One Of The Best AM1 Mini-ITX Motherboards
  3. Debian + radeonsi
  4. Open-source drivers on ATI R7 260X
  5. Table test
  6. How To Setup Radeon DPM On Ubuntu Linux
  7. New build, first Linux PC, what could go wrong? ;)
  8. AMD "Hawaii" Open-Source GPU Acceleration Still Not Working Right