AMD's Catalyst 15.9 Now Available For Linux Gamers
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 15 September 2015 at 07:13 PM EDT. 114 Comments
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As expected, AMD Catalyst 15.9 has been released this afternoon for Linux desktop users!

The Catalyst 15.9 changes are the same as outlined earlier today in Catalyst 15.9 Is Imminent With Many Steam Linux Game Fixes. Catalyst 15.9 is very good news if you're dependent upon AMD's binary graphics driver, but sadly doesn't officially offer Linux 4.x kernel support yet (patches up to Linux 4.1 are available via the community) and already in the forums are a variety of complaints.

I'm in the process of running many Catalyst 15.7 vs. Catalyst 15.9 Linux OpenGL benchmarks and will have those results to share beginning tomorrow (just a few hours).

You can download Catalyst 15.9 for Linux x86/x86_64 from This second official Catalyst Linux driver release of the year weighs in at 172MB.
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