Catalyst

The AMD Catalyst graphics driver is available on Linux x86/x86_64. With sharing the Catalyst code-base with Windows, the AMD Catalyst Linux graphics performance is effectively on-par with the Windows Catalyst driver and supports much of the same features and hardware functionality of modern Radeon and FirePro GPUs.

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Catalyst Articles & Reviews

ATI Radeon HD 3650 512MB   Graphics Cards   01 Feb 2008
NVIDIA GeForce 8200 IGP   Graphics Cards   20 Jun 2008
ASUS Radeon HD 3850 & 3870 TOP   Graphics Cards   16 Dec 2007
How Ubuntu 16.04 Is Performing With AMDGPU/Radeon...   Operating Systems   15 Mar 2016
AMD Dropping R300-R500 Support In Catalyst Driver   Display Drivers   05 Mar 2009
The Open-Source ATI Driver Is Becoming A Lot Faster   Display Drivers   13 Jan 2011
AMD's X-Video Bitstream Acceleration   Display Drivers   29 Oct 2008
Using HDMI Audio/Video On Linux   Display Drivers   09 Dec 2008
An Optimized Open-Source Driver Tries To Compete With...   Display Drivers   12 Jun 2012
Open-Source ATI Graphics In Ubuntu 9.04   Display Drivers   20 Mar 2009
AMD Radeon HD 4250 880G On Linux   Graphics Cards   06 Aug 2010
ATI: Linux vs. Windows Vista   Display Drivers   30 Oct 2007
SteamOS vs. Ubuntu 13.10 - Intel HD Graphics...   Linux Gaming   15 Dec 2013
Sapphire Radeon R7 260X: A Great Linux Graphics Card   Graphics Cards   29 Jan 2014
30-Way Graphics Card Comparison On Ubuntu Linux 14.04...   Graphics Cards   07 Mar 2014
27-Way NVIDIA & AMD Graphics Card Benchmarks On...   Graphics Cards   02 Dec 2013
15-Way Open vs. Closed Source NVIDIA/AMD Linux GPU...   Graphics Cards   29 Apr 2013
AMD Is Exploring A Very Interesting, More-Open Linux...   Display Drivers   22 Mar 2014
Nouveau vs. NVIDIA Linux Comparison Shows Shortcomings   Display Drivers   23 Apr 2013
35-Way NVIDIA/AMD Proprietary Linux Graphics Driver...   Graphics Cards   12 Jun 2014
AMD Radeon HD 4890 On Linux   Graphics Cards   02 Apr 2009
AMD's UVD2-based XvBA Finally Does Something On Linux   Display Drivers   03 Nov 2009
AMD OverDrive On Linux   Display Drivers   20 Aug 2008
AMD 8.35.5 Display Driver   Display Drivers   28 Mar 2007
Canonical Publishes ATI Catalyst 8.10 Beta   Display Drivers   15 Oct 2008
AMD Catalyst: Ubuntu 12.10 vs. Windows 7   Operating Systems   19 Oct 2012
ATI Drivers: Ubuntu vs. Windows   Display Drivers   28 May 2007
Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop Comparison: 6 Desktops, 5...   Software   13 Dec 2012
GeForce 700 vs. Radeon Rx 200 Series With The Latest...   Graphics Cards   25 Apr 2014
The Open-Source Linux Graphics Card Showdown   Graphics Cards   27 Apr 2012
AMD Catalyst vs. X.Org Radeon Driver 2D Performance   Display Drivers   18 Jan 2009
A 14-Way Comparison Of NVIDIA vs. Nouveau Drivers   Display Drivers   09 Nov 2011
AMD Radeon R9 290: Still Not Good For Linux Users   Graphics Cards   16 Feb 2014
NVIDIA GeForce 8: Linux vs. Windows   Graphics Cards   18 Jul 2007
Ubuntu 12.10: Open-Source Radeon vs. AMD Catalyst...   Display Drivers   30 Oct 2012
Power Management: ATI Catalyst vs. Open-Source ATI...   Display Drivers   06 Mar 2009
Has AMD Finally Fixed Tearing With Its Linux Driver?   Display Drivers   26 Jan 2011
Sapphire Radeon HD 4550 512MB   Graphics Cards   24 Oct 2008
Are AMD Athlon/Sempron APUs Fast Enough For Steam On...   Linux Gaming   15 Apr 2014
AMD APU On Linux: Gallium3D Can Be 80%+ As Fast As...   Display Drivers   30 Nov 2013
Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 Toxic Vapor-X   Graphics Cards   14 Oct 2008
AMD R600/700 2D Performance: Open vs. Closed Drivers   Display Drivers   30 Sep 2009
AMD's Latest Open-Source Driver On Linux Is Getting...   Display Drivers   14 Jul 2015
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Steams Ahead On Linux   Graphics Cards   22 Nov 2013
How To Make CS:GO Run Much Faster On AMD Catalyst For...   Linux Gaming   18 Jul 2015
AMD Radeon: Windows Catalyst vs. Linux Gallium3D vs....   Display Drivers   27 Mar 2014
ATI Linux Display Driver v8.14.13   Display Drivers   09 Jun 2005
Radeon Gallium3D Performance Gets Close To Catalyst On...   Display Drivers   04 Mar 2014
NVIDIA's Linux Driver On Ubuntu Is Very Competitive...   Graphics Cards   30 Jul 2013
ASRock 880G Extreme3 & 890FX Deluxe3   Motherboards   10 Aug 2010
A Big Comparison Of The AMD Catalyst, Mesa &...   Display Drivers   05 Jan 2011
Catalyst vs. Mesa Performance With Ubuntu 10.04   Display Drivers   29 Mar 2010
Linux 4.5 AMDGPU/Radeon vs. Catalyst OpenGL...   Display Drivers   27 Jan 2016
AMD Kabini HD 8210: RadeonSI Gallium3D Can Outperform...   Graphics Cards   22 Feb 2014
Ubuntu's displayconfig-gtk   Display Drivers   24 Aug 2007
AMD To Drop Radeon HD 2000/3000/4000 Catalyst Support   Display Drivers   20 Apr 2012
AMD's Open-Source Radeon Linux Driver: 2014 Was...   Display Drivers   27 Dec 2014
AMD Radeon R9 290 On Ubuntu 14.04 With Catalyst Can...   Display Drivers   18 May 2014
AMD Catalyst 7.11 Linux Driver   Display Drivers   21 Nov 2007
AMD Catalyst 14.4 On Linux With Radeon R3 APU Graphics   Display Drivers   24 Apr 2014
VisionTek Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB   Graphics Cards   22 Aug 2008
ATI R500: Mesa vs. Catalyst Benchmarking   Display Drivers   29 Aug 2008
AMD Linux 2008 Year in Review   Display Drivers   15 Dec 2008
Further Testing Shows More Hope For ATI Gallium3D   Display Drivers   19 Jan 2011
13-Way Radeon Graphics On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS   Display Drivers   04 Apr 2014
AMDGPU+RadeonSI Is Much Faster Than The Old...   Display Drivers   31 Oct 2017
AMD Radeon Catalyst: Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS   Display Drivers   23 May 2012
Intel/NVIDIA/AMD Compete On Linux GPU Driver...   Display Drivers   08 Jul 2013
AMD Linux Graphics: The Latest Open-Source RadeonSI...   Display Drivers   01 Sep 2015
Some Good & Bad News For The Nouveau Driver   Display Drivers   10 Jan 2011
AMD Kaveri's Open Radeon Performance Now Multiple...   Display Drivers   28 Jan 2014
AMD Catalyst 8.8 Linux Driver   Display Drivers   20 Aug 2008
AMD Radeon Gallium3D More Competitive With Catalyst On...   Display Drivers   17 Apr 2013
AMD Catalyst 14.4 Brings Few Linux Performance...   Display Drivers   23 Apr 2014
NVIDIA Linux Display Driver Performance Analyzed   Display Drivers   23 May 2005
AMD FirePro V8700 1GB   Graphics Cards   13 Mar 2009
Half-Life 2 On Wine Is Faster On AMD R600g Over...   Linux Gaming   21 Jun 2012
May 2011: Gallium3D vs. Classic Mesa vs. Catalyst   Display Drivers   04 May 2011
RadeonHD Driver Delivers AMD 780 Support   Display Drivers   26 May 2008
AMD Radeon HD 8670D Preview On Linux   Graphics Cards   02 Jul 2013
Intel Windows vs. Linux GPU Performance Q4'2010   Display Drivers   23 Nov 2010
AMD Catalyst 7.12 Linux Driver   Display Drivers   20 Dec 2007
ATI 8.33.6 Display Drivers   Display Drivers   10 Jan 2007
Nouveau vs. NVIDIA Linux vs. NVIDIA Windows 8.1   Display Drivers   31 Oct 2013
AMD Catalyst 9.3 Brings OpenGL Composite Support   Display Drivers   27 Mar 2009
AMD Catalyst 8.01 Linux Driver   Display Drivers   18 Jan 2008
AMD Radeon HD 6000 Gallium3D Attempts To Compete With...   Display Drivers   14 Jul 2011
AMD Catalyst Linux OpenGL Driver Now Faster Than...   Operating Systems   02 Jan 2015
Nouveau Driver Still Tries To Compete With NVIDIA   Display Drivers   18 Jun 2012
Catalyst 14.4 Has Advantages Over Linux 3.15 + Mesa...   Display Drivers   16 May 2014
Radeon Linux Benchmarks: Catalyst 15.3 Beta vs. Linux...   Display Drivers   31 Mar 2015
Catalyst On Ubuntu 14.04 Linux Competes Well With...   Display Drivers   23 May 2014
18-Way Radeon GPU Benchmarks On Ubuntu 17.10 With...   Graphics Cards   01 Nov 2017
AMD Loses Its Linux Core Engineering Manager   Display Drivers   30 Oct 2009
Where The Open-Source AMD Driver Is At For Modern GPUs   Display Drivers   15 Apr 2011
Catalyst vs. AMDGPU vs. Radeon DRM On A R9 290:...   Display Drivers   29 Jan 2016
Low-End NVIDIA/AMD GPU Comparison On Open-Source...   Graphics Cards   27 Feb 2013
AMD Catalyst 8.9 Gets WINE Fix, RandR 1.2 Support   Display Drivers   18 Sep 2008
Editorial: Using NVIDIA On Linux For The First Time In...   Display Drivers   26 Nov 2016
New AMD GPU Performance To Be Boosted By Linux 4.5;...   Display Drivers   23 Dec 2015

Catalyst Linux News

Recapping All The Interesting Talks Of XDC2014   X.Org   12 Oct 2014
Sony's PlayStation 4 Is Running Modified FreeBSD 9   Hardware   23 Jun 2013
13 Reasons Linux 3.13 Is Going To Be Very Exciting   Linux Kernel   15 Nov 2013
SteamOS Compositor Details, Kernel Patches,...   Linux Gaming   13 Dec 2013
Linus Torvalds Calls NVIDIA The Worst Company Ever   NVIDIA   17 Jun 2012
AMD Releases New "AMDGPU" Linux Kernel...   Radeon   20 Apr 2015
NVIDIA Loses Huge GPU Order Due To Linux Blob   NVIDIA   22 Jun 2012
NVIDIA Presents Its Driver Plans To Support...   NVIDIA   10 Oct 2014
AMD Intentionally Crippled Their HDMI Adapters   AMD   08 Oct 2013
The Linux 3.13 Kernel Has Many Improvements   Linux Kernel   09 Jan 2014
Ubuntu Is Deprecating fglrx (Catalyst) In 16.04 LTS   Ubuntu   09 Mar 2016
Video & Input Driver ABIs Will Change Again For...   X.Org   20 Jul 2016
Ubuntu's Plans To Implement UEFI SecureBoot: No GRUB2   Ubuntu   22 Jun 2012
AMD Unleashes Initial AMDGPU Driver Support For GCN...   Radeon   13 May 2016
X.Org Server 1.15 Release Has Several New Features   X.Org   27 Dec 2013
Former NVIDIA, Microsoft Developers Doing Lots Of The...   Microsoft   14 Dec 2013
Ubuntu 9.10 Gets Unreleased Catalyst 9.10 Driver   Ubuntu   06 Sep 2009
Open-Source ATI Evergreen Support Arrives   AMD   01 Feb 2010
The Challenge In Delivering Open-Source GPU Drivers   Intel   03 Jan 2011
NVIDIA Confirms It's Working On Optimus Linux Support   NVIDIA   31 Aug 2012
AMD Publishes Open-Source HD 7000, Trinity Code   AMD   20 Mar 2012
Arch Linux Revolts Against ATI Catalyst Driver   AMD   01 Mar 2009
NVIDIA Is Joining The Linux Foundation   NVIDIA   07 Mar 2012
Gaming On Wine: The Good & Bad Graphics Drivers   WINE   08 Feb 2013
AMD Has Massive Radeon Patch Set - Power Management!   Radeon   26 Jun 2013
Intel Sandy Bridge Linux Graphics? It's A Challenge   Intel   03 Jan 2011
On Low-End GPUs, Nouveau Speeds Past The NVIDIA Driver   Linux Kernel   19 Mar 2011
UFS vs. ZFS File-System Performance On FreeBSD 9.0   BSD   12 Dec 2011
It's Easy Getting Intel Graphics To Work On SteamOS   Linux Gaming   15 Dec 2013
AMD Releases Radeon HD 6000 Series Open-Source Support   Radeon   06 Jan 2011
AMD Eyefinity 24 Display Tech Demo On Linux   AMD   10 Sep 2009
AMD Opens Up XvBA! Their Catalyst Linux Video API   AMD   25 Feb 2011
Wayland Is Now Playing Well With NVIDIA, ATI Drivers   Wayland   17 Feb 2011
UVD Is Enabled For Linux In Catalyst 8.10   AMD   15 Oct 2008
On Old Hardware, Think Twice About Ubuntu 12.04   Ubuntu   28 Mar 2012
The Most Amazing OpenGL Tech Demo In 64kb   Linux Gaming   20 Apr 2014
Will Blizzard Be Bringing Their Games To Linux?   Linux Gaming   27 Jul 2012
One Bug A Day Keeps AIGLX Away   Desktop   13 Aug 2007
Here's The Special AMD Present For Ubuntu Users   AMD   30 Mar 2011
The Slides Announcing The New "AMDGPU"...   Radeon   08 Oct 2014
Mesa 10.0 Delivers Many Exciting New Features   Mesa   27 Nov 2013
AMD's Vulkan Driver Will Only Work With The AMDGPU...   Radeon   15 Jan 2016
Intel Can't Ship Their Own Driver With Their MeeGo OS   Intel   15 Jul 2010
NVIDIA GeForce 700 Series On Linux Run Excellent   NVIDIA   20 Nov 2013
XBMC Project Implements AMD XvBA Interface   AMD   14 Dec 2011
Using GPU Video Acceleration Under Linux   AMD   22 Jun 2012
AMD's UVD2 & XvMC For Linux?   AMD   04 Sep 2008
ATI Radeon HD 5850/5870 On Linux?   Radeon   23 Sep 2009
AMD Lands Open-Source "Hawaii" GPU Driver...   AMD   10 Nov 2013
NVIDIA Talks Of Optimus Possibilities For Linux   NVIDIA   25 Jan 2012
The AMD "Radeon HD 8000" Open-Source...   Radeon   27 Mar 2011
Linux 3.12, Ubuntu Spooked Users This Month   Phoronix   31 Oct 2013
Recapping The AMD Kaveri Linux Experience   AMD   09 Feb 2014
ATI Linux Users Get Excited For Catalyst 10.10   AMD   11 Oct 2010
A Video Of The Source Engine On Ubuntu Linux   Linux Gaming   26 Apr 2012
The Loser In Our Windows vs. Linux Tests: Intel...   Intel   30 Apr 2010
Adobe Flash Player 11 For 64-Bit Linux Is Christened   Proprietary Software   13 Jul 2011
SteamOS, Linux Graphics Made An Exciting Holiday   Phoronix   31 Dec 2013
Wine's Big Command Stream D3D Patch-Set Updated   WINE   11 Jan 2014
Setting Performance Expectations For Wine Direct3D   WINE   04 Feb 2014
AMD Wants Mantle On Linux, OS X, Mobile Devices   AMD   13 Nov 2013
AMD Catalyst Graphics Do Work On SteamOS   Linux Gaming   15 Dec 2013
X.Org Server 1.11 Has Officially Been Released   X.Org   26 Aug 2011
A Backdoor In AMD's Catalyst OpenCL Library?   AMD   13 Jan 2014
A Comment On The Linux 2.6.38 Power Regression   Hardware   27 Jun 2011
OpenSUSE Ends Support For Binary AMD Graphics Driver   SUSE   07 Dec 2016
Ubuntu Gets Another ATI Catalyst Driver Handout   AMD   19 Mar 2010
Valve's Steam License Causes Linux Packaging Concerns   Valve   15 Nov 2012
AMD Catalyst 10.2 For Linux Gets Direct2D   AMD   17 Feb 2010
AMD's New Open-Source Employees   AMD   05 Jul 2011
AMD Catalyst 10.7 For Linux Has Eyefinity Support   AMD   26 Jul 2010
AMD Hiring Ten More People For Their Open-Source/Linux...   Radeon   20 Feb 2019
NVIDIA Says It Has No Plans To Support Wayland   Wayland   08 Nov 2010
Solaris 12 Might Finally Bring Radeon KMS Driver   Oracle   02 Feb 2013
AMD Press Talks Up Major Open-Source Linux Driver...   AMD   25 Feb 2014
Linux Developers Still Reject NVIDIA Using DMA-BUF   NVIDIA   11 Oct 2012
Woah, AMD Releases OpenGL 4.0 Linux Support!   AMD   25 Mar 2010
OpenGL 4.3, OpenGL ES 3.0 Specifications Unveiled   Standards   06 Aug 2012
What Kind Of People Use X.Org's VESA Driver?   X.Org   06 Dec 2009
An Interesting Difference Between AMD & NVIDIA...   Hardware   06 Jan 2016
H.264 VA-API GPU Video Acceleration For Flash   Proprietary Software   23 Sep 2009
NVIDIA 331.20 Supports New Kernels, NvFBCOpenGL   NVIDIA   06 Nov 2013
A Major Open-Source ATI Linux Driver Update   AMD   03 Feb 2011
Name That ATI 8.40 Linux Driver   AMD   12 Aug 2007
X.Org Server 1.13 Released With Massive Changes   X.Org   05 Sep 2012
It Was Five Years Ago Since Ubuntu Thought They Would...   Wayland   06 Nov 2015
PowerXpress Support Notebooks Under Linux   AMD   30 Mar 2011
Better Fan Control Support Coming To The Open-Source...   Radeon   19 Nov 2014
NVIDIA's 302 Linux Driver Finally Has RandR 1.2/1.3   NVIDIA   02 May 2012
AMD Has Open-Source Driver For HD 8000 Series   AMD   04 Feb 2013
Years After Wayland 1.0, Will 2016 Be The Year Of The...   Wayland   25 Oct 2015
Unreleased ATI Catalyst Driver Appears In Ubuntu   Ubuntu   17 Mar 2009
NVIDIA Privately Releases OpenCL Linux Driver   NVIDIA   17 Jun 2009
AMD Hybrid Graphics For Linux?   AMD   04 Mar 2008
The GPU Acceleration Situation In Firefox 6   Mozilla   14 Aug 2011
AMD "Hondo" APUs May Not Be Too Linux...   AMD   14 Sep 2012
Ubuntu 15.04 Receives Early Release Of Catalyst 15.3...   AMD   11 Mar 2015
AMD Catalyst 11.11 Brings Critical Linux Changes   AMD   15 Nov 2011
What The Radeon "Crimson" Control Center...   Radeon   24 Nov 2015
AMD's Catalyst Legacy Linux Driver Updated To 13.1   AMD   21 Jan 2013