Fwd: Phoronix Forums: AMD Linux Announcement

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Tue Sep 4 23:20:48 CDT 2007

Say, maybe these new drivers won't crash with Wine
a la http://wiki.winehq.org/fglrx
Wouldn't that be sweet?

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From: phoronix-forums at phoronix.com <phoronix-forums at phoronix.com>
Date: Sep 4, 2007 9:15 PM
Subject: Phoronix Forums: AMD Linux Announcement
We also wanted to let you know that Advanced Micro Devices has
officially announced their new Linux driver this morning, which is a
overhaul of their existing Linux graphics driver. The AMD fglrx 8.41
(Catalyst 7.9) driver introduces Radeon HD 2000 "R600" support as well
as massive performance improvements for all supported generations of
ATI graphics processors. This new driver is not available today, but
it will be made available within the next week. Though at Phoronix we
have been using and testing this new driver now for a number of weeks.

Below are the articles we have just published today about this new
ATI/AMD Linux driver.

AMD 8.41 Display Driver Preview -- Our first article on this new
driver are simply the technical details such as noting this driver has
been actually in development for over a year, the AIGLX support that
is coming next month, and other relevant information.

Read More: http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=10955

ATI R300/400 Linux Performance -- We re-tested the Radeon X300 and
X800XL with this new driver and it offers some HUGE performance
improvements! The Mobility Radeon X300 was as much as 54 times faster
compared to the previous ATI Linux driver. The improvements in these
older ATI GPUs are simply astonishing.

Read More: http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=10964

ATI R500 Linux Performance -- With an X1300PRO, X1800XL, X1800XT, and
X1950PRO in hand we compared the ATI 8.40 and 8.41 display drivers.
The performance improvements for the Radeon X1000 series range from
50% to 90% faster.

Read More: http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=10970

ATI Radeon HD 2900XT Linux Performance -- Four months after the Radeon
HD 2900XT was introduced there is finally proper Linux support! Not
only is there support, but it offers a pretty darn good level of
performance. In fact, the ATI Radeon HD 2900XT offers the best bang
for the buck when it comes to high-end graphics cards. There is also
more on the R600 support in general inside this article.

Read More: http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=10973

AMD: Accelerating Open-Source Drivers? -- Not today, but in the near
future AMD will be making an announcement about accelerating efforts
within the open-source community. What does this mean? Open-Source ATI
Drivers? We will tell you in due time.

Read More: http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=10977

At Phoronix we also have a number of other articles we will be
publishing in the near future pertaining to this new driver and the
Radeon HD 2000 series support. Be sure to check out the latest
articles and join in on the discussions in the Phoronix Forums!

The Phoronix Staff

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