Linked by fran on Wed 26th Jan 2011 21:37 UTC
AMD "AMD has announced its support of Open GL 4.1 on Microsoft and Linux platforms in its latest driver release for a number of its graphics cards. The driver release, available on the AMD website for the ATI FirePro, ATI FireGl and AMD Radeon cards, will support OpenGL 4.1 for Microsoft's Windows 7, Vista, XP, as well as Linux."
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by No it isnt on Wed 26th Jan 2011 22:33 UTC
No it isnt
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The Linux drivers finally got a fix for the ridiculous tearing issue that makes the later cards (the one you'd use fglrx with) such a poor choice for video. It's still not quite official, so you need to issue the cryptic command aticonfig --set-pcs-u32=DDX,EnableTearFreeDesktop,1 and restart the X server for it to stick. Seems to work, but it does make my KDE desktop noticably laggier (not a huge problem, as it's still fairly snappy). It's something like triple buffering + vsync.

I got this from Phoronix.

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