AMD Catalyst A.I. Useless Under Linux?
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 15 February 2012 at 08:21 AM EST. 16 Comments
AMD today launched the Radeon HD 7570/7770 graphics cards as the latest GPUs built on the GCN architecture. Unfortunately there still is not any open-source support for the Radeon HD 7000 series hardware nor has AMD sent out any review samples to Phoronix. But there is some other Catalyst Linux news to share.

A few days ago I decided to run some Catalyst A.I. benchmarks under Linux to see what impact it had on different OpenGL games. Catalyst A.I. is a feature built into their proprietary drivers meant to further enhance the GPU's performance, particularly for gaming. This feature has long been supported under both the Windows and Linux drivers.

Catalyst A.I. can be controlled from the AMD Catalyst Control Center Linux Edition (AMDCCCLE)...

Unfortunately under Linux, AMD Catalyst AI appears useless based upon some tests ran on a Radeon HD 6570 from an Intel Core i7 3960K Sandy Bridge Extreme Edition setup with Ubuntu and the AMD binary blob.

You can find the results in full along with other details on If you've managed to see some success out of Catalyst A.I. under Linux be sure to share your findings in our forums.

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