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AMD Releases A New Catalyst 14.6 Beta For Linux

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Published on 15 July 2014 10:22 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD
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Those dependent upon AMD's Linux binary blob can rejoice that today there's an updated driver available after a rather quiet June for Catalyst Linux development.

Out now is a AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta that offers up a couple more improvements to their graphics driver. This latest Catalyst 14.6 revision features official Ubuntu 14.04 support, installation improvements, and fixes a number of Linux driver issues. Among the fixed issues include problems with the Witcher 2 game, screen corruption on some PowerXpress systems, X and OpenGL issues, and a system hang when resuming from S3/S4 on some PowerXpress issues. There's also a fix finally for segmentation faults with Enemy Territory: Quake Wars.

More details on this latest AMD Catalyst Linux driver beta can be found via AMD.com. Fresh AMD Catalyst benchmarks against the open-source drivers can be found soon on Phoronix while for now you can see last month's 60+ graphics card comparison and the 35-way proprietary driver comparison.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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