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New ATI Linux Video Driver Has OpenGL 4.0 and RHEL 5.5 Support

Jun 18, 2010, 04:18 (0 Talkback[s])

"Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) announced last evening, June 16th, another improved version of its ATI Catalyst Linux display driver, available for both x86 and x86_64 architectures. ATI Catalyst 10.6 introduces final and stable support for the Red Hat Enterprise 5.5 Linux operating system, official OpenGL 4.0 and OpenGL 3.3 support, and many 2D performance improvements. The software version was updated to 8.741. Without further introduction, let's have a look at the highlights of ATI Catalyst 10.6:

"Production support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 operating system;
"Support for OpenGL 4.0 on ATI Radeon HD 5xxx series;
"Support for OpenGL 3.3 on ATI Radeon HD series;
"Added new 2D acceleration architecture for fast window resizing with the Compiz desktop effects;
"2D performance enhancements on all supported Linux operating systems;
"Fixed "Xorg -probeonly" screen corruptions or system freezes."

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