Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday November 23, 2012

AMD's New Catalyst Linux Driver Isn't So Good

The alternative OS experts over at Phoronix don't seem very impressed with AMD's Catalyst Linux driver. Here's a brief overview of the article:

Last week marked the release of a new AMD Catalyst Linux driver beta that was intended to improve the AMD Radeon OpenGL performance. AMD said this updated closed-source Linux graphics driver would bring "significant performance improvements" for Valve's recently ported Left 4 Dead 2 Linux game. Curious about AMD Linux OpenGL performance improvements elsewhere, I ran some benchmarks of this new driver on several different graphics cards. Unfortunately, the performance improvements aren't too widespread and there's other problems making this beta driver not appealing