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NVIDIA's driver
     Tue, Dec 23 2014 | 4:03P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"It is clear that AMD has put a lot of effort into the Catalyst Omega driver and it is equally clear that they wanted and needed the word to get out about it. As I mentioned on the first page, NVIDIA is received as being the company with the better driver and feature support for GeForce customers and AMD has always fallen behind. By increasing the company's emphasis on software (with a new CEO and management structure) the Catalyst team is hoping to finally get the resources necessary to turn that around. This first "special edition" driver is an incredible first step and definitely makes the case that AMD is serious about Catalyst and how the company is perceived by the community."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

Catalyst 14.12 Omega Performance Analysis
     Tue, Dec 23 2014 | 4:02P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Every two or so years, AMD rolls out a year-end Catalyst driver update, which steps up not just performance, and splats bugs, but also expands the software feature-set. The new Catalyst 14.12 Omega is part of AMD's effort to catch up with NVIDIA's latest software features, and get ahead with some.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

AMD's Catalyst Omega driver
     Tue, Dec 23 2014 | 4:01P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Among other things, AMD's Catalyst Omega driver announcement has given us an update of sorts on the status of FreeSync. The first FreeSync displays have entered the mass production and validation stage, AMD tells us, and they're now scheduled for a launch in the January-February time frame.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

AMD's new Catalyst Omega driver
     Tue, Dec 23 2014 | 4:00P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the features in AMD's new Catalyst Omega driver is Virtual Super Resolution, a technology very much like Nvidia's Dynamic Super Resolution.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

MD Catalyst Omega Driver Overview
     Mon, Dec 22 2014 | 4:03P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AMD Catalyst Omega Drivers have been released! These new drivers have been in the works for the past six month and deliver many new features, a ton of bug fixes and of course the usual performance and quality improvements that gamers expect from each new driver release. AMD put so much time and effort into these new special edition drivers that they wanted to name this something different to help them stand out from the crowd. Read on to see what new features have been introduced!
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

400 bug fixes...
     Mon, Dec 22 2014 | 4:02P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD has introduced what may be its biggest graphics driver release ever, with more than 20 new features, 400 bug fixes, and some miscellaneous performance improvements.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

AMD's newest Omega Drivers.
     Mon, Dec 22 2014 | 4:01P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD and drivers have had a contentious relationship in the past but Catalyst Omega is supposed to change that in a big way. The new "Omega" drivers offer better stability, higher performance and more features all wrapped in one package.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

 
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Review
     Sun, Dec 21 2014 | 4:01P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro features an aluminium body with an intriguing watchband hinge, an ultra high resolution display, and a bleeding edge Core M processor from Intel that promises decent performance with lower power consumption. At least on paper it ticks all the right boxes. It's also surprisingly thin and light. The 13.3-inch frame is just 14mm thick at its thickest point, and 1.19kg heavy, making it thinner and lighter than the latest MacBook Air.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

CS:GO & TF2 Extensively Tested On The Newest Open-Source Radeon Linux Driver
     Tue, Nov 18 2014 | 10:07A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The latest massive set of Linux test data we have to share with Linux gamers and enthusiasts is a look at Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Team Fortress 2 when using the very newest open-source Radeon graphics driver code. The very latest open-source Radeon driver code tested with these popular Valve Linux games were the Linux 3.18 Git kernel, Mesa 10.4-devel, LLVM 3.6 SVN, and xf86-video-ati 7.5.99. With this bleeding edge code there were sixteen AMD Radeon graphics cards tested from low to high-end and spanning several generations. Beyond looking at the frame-rate results, there`s also power consumption, performance-per-Watt, GPU core temperature, and CPU usage to go along with all of these results. Enjoy!"
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

AMDs Windows Catalyst Driver Remains Largely Faster Than Linux Drivers
     Sat, Nov 08 2014 | 7:20P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With last week having delivered our latest Linux vs. Windows NVIDIA benchmarks where we found that the NVIDIA Linux driver can outperform the Windows 8.1 driver with OpenGL workloads, the tables have turned to looking at the AMD Windows vs. Linux performance using the latest code. In this Ubuntu 14.10 vs. Windows 8.1 comparison, the open-source Radeon driver on Linux is also being tested against the Catalyst drivers."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

AMD Moves Forward With Unified Linux Driver Strategy New Kernel Driver
     Fri, Oct 10 2014 | 11:23A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Alex Deucher of AMD has taken the floor at XDC2014, which got underway today in France to provide an update on the companys new unified open-source driver strategy. Compared to what I originally reported earlier in the year when breaking the news, theres some notable changes but overall this is an exciting endeavor for AMD Linux customers with the open and closed source AMD GPU drivers going to share the same (open-source) Linux kernel driver."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Firefall and Roccat - Play for Free and win peripherals at HardwareHeaven
     Mon, Sep 15 2014 | 4:16P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thanks to our friends over at Firefall and ROCCAT, we are giving lucky readers the chance to win some amazing ROCCAT goodies. The entry method for our Firefall competition could not be easier..."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Ubuntu 14.04: Intel's Haswell Linux Driver
     Fri, Aug 29 2014 | 4:01P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"In complementing the recent Intel Iris Graphics 5100: Windows 8.1 vs. Ubuntu 14.04 and MacBook Air: OS X 10.9 vs. Ubuntu 14.04, here's some new Windows vs. Linux OpenGL benchmarks with this time looking at the performance for Intel's "Haswell" Core i7 4770K with HD Graphics 4600 using the latest driver releases on Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

News: AMD hopes to put a little Mantle in OpenGL Next
     Sat, Aug 16 2014 | 7:43A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At Siggraph yesterday, AMD`s Richard Huddy gave us an update on Mantle, and he also revealed some interesting details about AMD`s role in the development of the next-gen OpenGL API."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Radeon Gallium3D Is Running Increasingly Well Against AMDs Catalyst Driver
     Fri, Aug 08 2014 | 1:56A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After last week running new Nouveau vs. NVIDIA proprietary Linux graphics benchmarks, here`s the results when putting AMD`s hardware on the test bench and running both their latest open and closed-source drivers. Up today are the results of using the latest Radeon Gallium3D graphics code and Linux kernel against the latest beta of the binary-only Catalyst driver."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

35-Way NVIDIA/AMD Proprietary Linux Graphics Driver Comparison
     Fri, Jun 13 2014 | 10:04A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last week with Phoronix turning ten years old I celebrated by testing 65 different GPUs with the open-source Linux graphics drivers from Intel, AMD, and Nouveau. I also followed-up with power efficiency and thermal benchmarks from all of the graphics cards that played nicely on the latest open-source drivers. Today I`m following up with the next round of testing by checking out the proprietary NVIDIA and AMD Catalyst graphics drivers under Linux with 35 different graphics cards."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

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