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Channel Register: ATI Posts Driver Update for Linux, Windows

Aug 21, 2006, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Smith)

"ATI has released its Catalyst 6.8 driver package for both Windows and Linux. The Windows release targets performance improvements, while the version for the open source operating system--the driver itself isn't open--is more about adding features and broadening hardware support.

"ATI said Catalyst 6.8 yields OpenGL application-specific framerate gains of 6.5-16 per cent, largely thanks to shader compiler and transform engine optimisations. Speed-ups of 22-30 per cent under Direct3D arise from tweaks to the code's memory management routines that benefit cards with 256MB of video RAM..."

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