AMD Catalyst 13.12 GPU Driver For Linux Released
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 19 December 2013 at 12:02 AM EST. 81 Comments
Nearly one month after the last Catalyst 13.11 beta release, the Catalyst 13.12 Linux driver has finally surfaced. For ending out the year we have this last major AMD Catalyst Linux update with no new features but there are many bug-fixes.

Among the resolved bug-fixes for the AMD Catalyst 13.12 Linux driver update are ultra slow Dota 2 frame-rates, system hangs, broken AC/DC switching, and fixes for a variety of OpenGL games and other applications.

Full details on the new AMD Catalyst 13.12 Linux driver can be found via the release notes. Sadly there's no new features or apparent corrections to the poor performance of the Radeon R9 290 on Linux.

The 2013 AMD Year-in-Review article will appear in the days ahead, similar to yesterday's 2013 NVIDIA Linux Year-in-Review.

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