Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Thu 13th Jan 2011 17:13 UTC, submitted by Michael
Linux "Now that the kernel mode-setting page-flipping for the ATI Radeon DRM kernel module has been merged into the Linux 2.6.38 kernel and the respective bits have been set in the xf86-video-ati DDX, we're in the process of running new open-source ATI graphics benchmarks under Linux. Our initial results (included in this article) show these latest improvements to cause some major performance boosts for the open-source ATI driver as it nears the level of performance of the proprietary Catalyst driver."
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3 "DOA" cards? Sounds like a hardware problem to me. Probably something with your power supply.

Haven't had Windows driver issues with ATI for years. Even the proprietary Linux driver is reasonably stable; it would be great if only ATI could follow and Linux kernel development so that it didn't break after every other upgrade.

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