"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
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