AMD 8.35.5 Display Driver
Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 28 March 2007. Page 5 of 5. Add A Comment

While that does sum up the changes for amdcccle v0.8, you can expect more features to come. Among the possibilities on the table for future versions include 3D features (Vsync, quad buffer support, anti-aliasing), dual head functionality, and PowerPlay support.

Word of a fireglcontrolpanel replacement had originally broke at the end of January when AMD slides were shown with such a control center coming out this year (more information in the Phoronix Forums). However, this change was never expected so quickly. In fact, in late February when Phoronix was initially made aware that this feature would be bundled in the March drivers we were honestly baffled. AMD has done a phenomenal job with delivering the Linux Catalyst Control Center so quickly. While it is still missing a few features we would like to see, we imagine the amdcccle will be updated in future releases and have confidence in AMD adding the extra functionality. Outside of the Catalyst Control Center, the fglrx 8.35.5 driver also works with Fedora 7 tests and past Fedora releases with the Linux 2.6.20 release. Official Linux 2.6.20 support will likely be added to the driver next month in the April release. Don't worry, the AMD driver fun and changes is not over for the year.

Shortly we will be featuring an exclusive article on AMD's Linux driver development cycle. You can discuss these drivers or seek help and support in the Phoronix Forums.

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