AMD Crimson Linux Release Notes: Glxgears Stuttering Fixed

Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 24 November 2015 at 10:08 AM EST. 23 Comments
As the latest on today's interesting AMD Crimson driver release for both Linux and Windows, the release notes for the new Linux driver build are now available.

You can find the release notes now live via this link. However, as was common with Catalyst Linux updates, the Radeon Software release notes for Linux aren't too useful. The mentioned issues that were resolved are:
[SWDEV-55204] Stuttering when running glxgears with VSync enabled
[SWDEV-7339] Intermittent mouse cursor corruption
That's all that is officially mentioned as the first proprietary Linux driver update in two months. The release notes mention stuttering for glxgears but doesn't seem to mention the big performance boosts were expecting -- tests are still ongoing.

The release notes indicate HD 5000/6000 series support still while AMD has dropped support for pre-GCN GPUs. The release notes also mention that only Linux 3.19 is supported as the latest kernel version when in fact there is initial Linux 4.x support. X.Org Server 1.17 is listed as the latest xorg-server supported so unless the notes are wrong there too, the modern X.Org Server 1.18 isn't yet handled with its new ABI.
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