"The discussion surrounding issues with the Linux kernel DRM
code has been quite interesting. From the 40+ comments so far, there's
been some interesting feedback from some of the key open-source driver
developers along with AMD. In particular, the generation to succeed the
next-generation of AMD graphics processors (what will be the "Radeon HD
8000 series" if they continue with the same marketing names), should be
a pivotal moment for AMD's open-source strategy."
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips