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Phoronix: ATI v8.23.7 Display Drivers

Mar 12, 2006, 17:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

[ Thanks to Phoronix for this link. ]

"Yet again ATI continues in their monthly ritual of releasing new Linux display drivers that are accompanied by the release of their usual Windows CATALYST suspect. The candidate taking center stage today is v6.3 for Windows CATALYST, while the Linux version making its presence known is v8.23.7. While no X1000 series support has been added in this March release, there are a handful of prominent changes that many Linux ATI users can expect to find beneficial this month. The changes this month involve OpenGL 2.0 extension compliance, FSAA support on all non-R200 GPUs, and support for various X800 series components. The OpenGL 2.0 extension compliance was verified using GLEW (OpenGL Extension Wrangler Library). FSAA (Full Screen Antialiasing) is now enabled for all non-R200 cards, or cards newer than the ATI Radeon 9500. The FSAA antialiasing can always be altered using the aticonfig utility. The new ATI Radeon X800/850 support under Linux is for the AGP X800SE, X800VE, X800GT, and X800GTO..."

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