AMD 2012 Catalyst Driver Year-In-Review
Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 20 December 2012. Page 6 of 6. 4 Comments

There wasn't anything exciting to see out of the Xonotic OpenGL performance benchmarks.

Overall, there wasn't much movement in the Catalyst Linux performance this year. While AMD made some performance improvements targeting Valve's Source Engine games, the OpenGL optimizations didn't apply as a whole for all workloads. In Unigine Heaven performance improvements were encountered twice this year, but that was about it for this year when it comes to the AMD Catalyst Linux driver.

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