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  • przemoli
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    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
    They ought to put Catalyst in maintenance-only status, where it only gets bug fixes.
    Then their customers can keep on using Catalyst while they focus all their resources on the open source driver until it catches up and reaches feature parity and performance parity.
    yeah, and gamers do not buy AMD, and compute heavy companies do not buy AMD.

    Win, win.


    ...

    (Really, we can get better radeon driver without ever killing Catalyst. Lets pressure AMD to treat both equally.)

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  • rikkinho
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    lol

    Originally posted by AnonymousCoward View Post
    they planned release 14.7 but because it doesn't pass quality tests. http://devgurus.amd.com/message/1304834#1304834 IMHO this is not that better driver.
    no one pass, all bad

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  • uid313
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    Originally posted by przemoli View Post
    Sadly AMD still have customers who require Catalyst:

    1) Compute/Render-like power houses. They wont use Radeon without feature & performance parity with Catalyst.

    2) Game Devs. They wont use Radeon without feature & performance parity with Catalyst, and same ease of updates.

    Radeon partly fulfill second group needs (on per game basis is yes or no, but it seam that game devs go to AMD, and AMD direct them to Catalyst driver team...)

    Good news is that game devs start to see that Radeon is better quality, better support (just IRC, no middle mans, though they are sometimes usefull), and sometimes its only option. Period.

    First group wont move. Period.

    So You basically say that AMD should SHRINK they market.


    Even abandoning Catalyst for gaming would mean less performance and thus less sales.

    Workable proposition thus would be constacting everybody who gets AMD driver team reps, with Radeon team too. That would help Radeon team to fullfill needs of 2) and ultimatly of 1).
    They ought to put Catalyst in maintenance-only status, where it only gets bug fixes.
    Then their customers can keep on using Catalyst while they focus all their resources on the open source driver until it catches up and reaches feature parity and performance parity.

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  • varikonniemi
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    Why does it extract to version 14.20?

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  • Sdar
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    Originally posted by AnonymousCoward View Post
    they planned release 14.7 but because it doesn't pass quality tests. http://devgurus.amd.com/message/1304834#1304834 IMHO this is not that better driver.
    No, they're going to release 14.7 drivers without the Opencl FIX there's a 14.7 RC1 Windows driver already without it.

    AMD doesn't give a shit about Opencl they're not going to delay a driver release just for a ultra low priority bug.

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  • przemoli
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    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
    Still no Wayland support.
    Probably buggy and slow as usual and what you come to expect from Catalyst.

    AMD should just abandon the Linux Catalyst driver and put all their efforts behind the open source drivers instead.
    Sadly AMD still have customers who require Catalyst:

    1) Compute/Render-like power houses. They wont use Radeon without feature & performance parity with Catalyst.

    2) Game Devs. They wont use Radeon without feature & performance parity with Catalyst, and same ease of updates.

    Radeon partly fulfill second group needs (on per game basis is yes or no, but it seam that game devs go to AMD, and AMD direct them to Catalyst driver team...)

    Good news is that game devs start to see that Radeon is better quality, better support (just IRC, no middle mans, though they are sometimes usefull), and sometimes its only option. Period.

    First group wont move. Period.

    So You basically say that AMD should SHRINK they market.


    Even abandoning Catalyst for gaming would mean less performance and thus less sales.

    Workable proposition thus would be constacting everybody who gets AMD driver team reps, with Radeon team too. That would help Radeon team to fullfill needs of 2) and ultimatly of 1).

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  • AnonymousCoward
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    they planned release 14.7 but because it doesn't pass quality tests. http://devgurus.amd.com/message/1304834#1304834 IMHO this is not that better driver.

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  • Goddard
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    This was released last month right?

    Also why would they stop supporting the binary blob version when it is better then the open source version. They obviously have some code they think is some how special. It must be special considering it is better then the Open version. Maybe you should contribute to them.

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  • uid313
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    Still no Wayland support.
    Probably buggy and slow as usual and what you come to expect from Catalyst.

    AMD should just abandon the Linux Catalyst driver and put all their efforts behind the open source drivers instead.

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  • eydee
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    Originally posted by ChemicalBrother View Post
    Do you even care to research, what is really new? The "new" things you describe are from last month, when the 14.6 beta driver was released.
    It is actually a new version of 14.6 beta, dated only 3 years ago, probably just released. Care to do some research...

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