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Phoronix: ATI v8.21.7 Display Drivers

Jan 20, 2006, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

[ Thanks to Michael Larabel for this link. ]

"With NVIDIA squeezing its developers abilities moments before the new year and holidays, through the 1.0-8178 display drivers, only one can take a guess when the next release will occur for Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris. In 2005, NVIDIA, as well as ATI, had made some impressive improvements across the board with each preceding driver release; however, the green has never been much into delivering scheduled Linux driver releases. If you will recall from last year, the release intervals ranged from merely twenty to 118 days. On the contrary ATI has routinely delivered monthly, and even in some rare instances bi-monthly, display drivers for a great amount of time with its Windows CATALYST software. In recent months, joining in on the monthly ritual has also been their Linux display drivers, and this month is no different. While generally the second week of the month ATI strikes its users with updated drivers, January's release is taking place in the middle of the month. Hitting the web just moments ago is CATALYST v6.1, which features various game fixes and graphics enhancements, while on the penguin side of things is ATI v8.21.7..."

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