After running 120 tests using ten benchmarks and the twelve ATI display drivers that were released in 2006, our ATI A Year in Review has been completed! In this article we delve into how ATI has affected the Linux community this year, and how they are actively working on improving their image and support. But what direction is ATI/AMD headed in for 2007? We answer all of these questions and share a lot more exclusive information in our Phoronix ATI/AMD AYiR 2006 review.
However, we know for a fact that ATI developers have been working on underlying changes to the drivers that are not presently available to the end-user, but will be introduced next year. ATI/AMD will have some truly exciting things in store for next year as they introduce new features throughout the year -- similar to what they had done during this spring/summer. ATI Technologies had received a great deal of scrutiny with their Linux support coming out six months after they had introduced the R500 X1k series. Next month ATI Technologies will be introducing the R600 GPU series, and we do know that ATI has learned its lesson about belated product support. Next year will be a very interesting time for ATI/AMD Linux users.