ATI Radeon 6.7.196 Driver Release

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| The ATI 6.7.196 release includes a few Radeon fixes, specifically for
| cursor-related hangs, LVDS fixes, support for new DDC type, and
| BIOS/dock/LVDS hardware state fixes.
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http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=NjE4NQ

ATI offers better performance in GNU/Linux than in Windows Vista, according to
a recent benchmark (see below).


Related:

ATI: Linux vs. Windows Vista

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| Wow! We were completely blown away when our final results came in and the
| Linux 8.42.3 driver had outperformed Windows Vista with Catalyst 7.10 in
| Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. It wasn't just a neck-and-neck race but Linux
| was about 10 frames per second faster when running at 1280 x 1024 and 1680 x
| 1050. * *
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http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item=897&num=3


ATI Open vs. Closed-Source AIGLX Performance

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| While sitting within the GNOME desktop and just having one Nautilus window
| open, using the Radeon driver had a reported 111 frames per second according
| to Compiz Benchmark while the fglrx driver performance was nearly double that
| with 194 frames per second. *
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AMD 8.41 Display Driver Preview

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| Whether you are using a Radeon X300 purchased a few years ago or the Radeon
| X1950PRO, the 8.41 driver is noticeably faster. How much faster? In many
| cases it is about 50% faster while in some configurations it may go as high
| as 90% or more. In fact, in some benchmarks the Mobility Radeon X300 was over
| 10x faster! * *
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http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item=821&num=1


AMD Delivers Significant Graphics Performance and Compatibility Enhancements
for Consumer Linux Users

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| Moving forward, AMD also plans to accelerate efforts to address the needs of
| the open source community as well.
|
| "As client computing on Linux continues to grow so has our support and focus
| on delivering best-in-class performance and compatibility for our products,"
| said Ben Bar-Haim, vice president of software, Graphics Product Group at AMD.
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http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/070905/20070904006432.html?.v=1


What 10,000+ People Say About Linux Graphics

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| Which video adapter brand(s) do you use in your Linux system(s)?
| ==============
| Intel: 15.17%
| ATI: 31.87%
| NVIDIA: 48.16%
| Matrox: 1.41%
| SiS / XGI: 1.61%
| Other: 1.75%
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