AMD announced plans to relese graphics drivers for Linux users.
With the forthcoming Catalyst 7.9 software release in September, AMD will add Linux support for the ATI Radeon HD 2000 series of graphics processors. The Radeon HD 2000 series offer a number of new features for Linux users including AMD?s patented unified shader architecture.
In addition to expanded GPU support, Catalyst 7.9 is being designed to offer a number of major performance improvements across the board with users seeing up to 90 per cent improvement in such popular titles as Doom 3 and Quake 4, AMD claims. In Q4 2007, AMD?s Catalyst software package for Linux will add support for Accelerated Indirect GLX (AIGLX). AIGLX is an enabling technology that allows Linux users to enjoy a visual 3D user interface.