AMD's Catalyst A.I. Is Good For Few Linux Games
Catalyst A.I. is meant to further enhance the GPU's performance, particularly for gaming. This feature has long been supported under both the Windows and Linux drivers. Back in February I found Catalyst A.I. to be rather useless on Linux.
This weekend I ran some new Ubuntu Linux benchmarks from the latest Catalyst 12.11 Beta. For a few games there's some performance improvements when toggling the Catalyst A.I. support and trying out the standard and advanced A.I. modes. However, most native Linux games that were tested don't see any benefit out of this AMD-specific driver feature.
All of the system details along with more of these Catalyst A.I. Linux benchmarks are available from OpenBenchmarking.org.