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AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta Driver For Linux Released

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Published on 01 August 2013 02:31 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD
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The AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta driver was released today and with it comes full support for OpenGL 4.3, support for the Linux 3.10 kernel, and various fixes.

The OpenGL 4.3 specification is one year old this week and AMD's mainline Catalyst driver is finally offering full GL 4.3 compliance. Meanwhile, OpenGL 4.4 is already out.

Another important change with the Catalyst 13.8 Beta driver is that the Linux 3.10 kernel is now supported by this latest binary driver.

Other primary changes are preliminary support for primary surface resizing and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 Service Pack 3 (SLED 11 SP3) support.

Among the bug-fixes for the new driver are various fix-ups concerning Valve's Source Engine, various Left 4 Dead 2 specific fixes, Unigine Heaven fixes, an Autodesk Maya fix, and various other bugs have been addressed.

Those wanting to find more information on this just-released AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta for Linux can find the public details in full at support.amd.com.

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