Where's ATI at today?

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Where's ATI at today?

Postby ashboy on Sun May 05, 2013 5:09 am

I haven't really used a Linux system in a long while. Last time I read up about ATI drivers for Linux was in a magazine, around 2007. It seemed like they were just starting to cooperate a little to release some drivers (though they were still crap). It's six years later now and frankly I'm a bit disappointed. Performance of whatever driver is automatically installed with Nadia appears to still be sub-par. The simplest of 3D apps can barely break 15-20fps at the best of times.

Granted, I'm using an old, pre-2009 mobile Radeon. But there must be some new options regarding drivers by now? The only threads I see here tackling the issue are a bit dated.
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Re: Where's ATI at today?

Postby nomko on Sun May 05, 2013 6:27 am

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Re: Where's ATI at today?

Postby ashboy on Sun May 05, 2013 9:33 am

It doesn't appear to support my ATI Mobility Radeon X1250. Damn shame.
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Re: Where's ATI at today?

Postby bigj231 on Sun May 05, 2013 1:18 pm

That's an older card isn't it? They dumped support for everything older than the HD 5000 series last year. They still have their "Legacy" driver, but I don't think it supports the new X.org versions.
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Re: Where's ATI at today?

Postby MartyMint on Sun May 05, 2013 8:06 pm

I pity ATI card owners. They really should be treated better than this...especially by a company that announced "enhanced Linux support" a few years back.
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Re: Where's ATI at today?

Postby bigj231 on Sun May 05, 2013 9:25 pm

To be honest, their Windows drivers aren't that hot either. Especially with new releases. I still prefer their hardware to nVidia's though.
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Re: Where's ATI at today?

Postby ashboy on Mon May 06, 2013 5:03 am

MartyMint wrote:I pity ATI card owners. They really should be treated better than this...especially by a company that announced "enhanced Linux support" a few years back.


That's exactly the last thing I remember about them. Either way, I send in a support request to ATI/AMD. Probably naive.. but maybe I'll get lucky and catch someone having a good day. :?
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