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Channel Register: ATI Posts Driver Update for Linux, Windows

Aug 21, 2006, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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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