New ATI Catalyst drivers with ATI FireGL graphics cards deliver Linux SPECviewperf performance, more than 33 percent faster than previous driver.
AMD today announced new ATI Catalyst drivers with major performance enhancements to ATI FireGL professional graphics cards. Availability of this enhanced 8.49.7 Linux driver represents a significant leap for Linux customers seeking improved performance of CAD and digital content creation applications that can offer up to approximately 33 percent faster OpenGL performance than the previous driver.
ATI FireGL graphics users using Linux can take advantage of performance enhancements whether using the value ATI FireGL V3600 or the ultra high-end ATI FireGL V8650, which comes with a 2 GB frame-buffer memory configuration. Additionally, the updated driver is compatible with ATI Radeon graphics. Version 8.49.7 of the ATI Catalyst Driver is now available for download via the ATI Catalyst Linux software suite at http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html.