AMD/ATi release Catalyst 8.4, adds support for new cards under Linux

AMD/ATi release Catalyst 8.4, adds support for new cards under Linux

Summary: For those of you running AMD/ATi graphics cards, you might be interested in knowing that Catalyst 8.4 driver suite has been released.

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For those of you running AMD/ATi graphics cards, you might be interested in knowing that Catalyst 8.4 driver suite has been released.

For Windows users this is pretty much the usual fayre of bug fixes and performance improvements (release notes here). Here are some of the highlights:

  • Company of Heroes: Setting the in-game options to maximum levels no longer results in the game exiting to the desktop after the game has completed loading. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32600
  • Crysis: Setting the Catalyst™ Control Center->Advanced View->3D->Standard Settings to Optimal Quality and having certain in game option settings no longer results in the game failing to render properly. Further details can be found in topic number 737-33395
  • Doom 3: Setting the in game options to Ultra Quality and the screen size to 1600x1200 no longer results in the image next to the text failing to be rendered. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32603
  • Hellgate: London: Flickering is no longer noticed when quitting and then launching the game when the in-game setting are set to their maximum levels. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32604

There more good news for Linux users. Catalyst 8.4 introduces support for the Radeon HD 3800 series (but not the Radeon HD 3870 X2 ... yet), Radeon HD 3600 series, and the Radeon HD 3400 series.  Also, these drivers add support for Ubuntu 8.04.

Topics: Linux, Mobility, Open Source

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  • Linux people WILL buy more AMD processors and ATI video cards, but NOT

    until the give more than half hearted support for making sure the drivers work.
    DonnieBoy
    • Here's the thing though

      I can't think of any video card maker who DOES give more than half hearted support for making sure drivers work. Intel, nVidia, ATI... I've had problems with all of their drivers.
      Michael Kelly
      • And ...

        ... on every platform (well, I can't say that I've had problems on the Mac ...).
        Adrian Kingsley-Hughes