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Evil Penguin Feb 27, 2013 @ 3:54pm 
Probably nothing worthwhile...
I'm pessimistic about their ♥♥♥♥ty drivers now.
Either way, I'll test them out.
d2kx [phoronix] Feb 27, 2013 @ 3:57pm 
OpenGL version is the same, so don't expect game improvements. Maybe a laptop backlight fix?
Evil Penguin Feb 27, 2013 @ 5:45pm 
Yep... Just tested it out with TF2 and performance is still horrible...
*sigh*
AMD needs to put more people to work on Linux drivers, this ♥♥♥♥ is embarrassing.
Lagooned Feb 27, 2013 @ 7:15pm 
yeah they are really bad.
BattlePenguin Feb 27, 2013 @ 7:37pm 
I haven't tried beta7 yet, but beta6 was still nowhere close to making TF2 playable for me. It seems like it's not just a problem with pushing around polygons. As someone else pointed out on another thread, the training mode works much better. Once I go on-line the FPS swings wildly. 80% of the time it's fine, 20% of the time it's lagging or stuttering.
d2kx [phoronix] Feb 28, 2013 @ 4:20am 
Performance is fine if you disable AntiAliasing and restart the game.
[LINUX]FinCoder Feb 28, 2013 @ 5:17am 
Whatkind of machines are you running? I have 4x3800mhz amd with 7700 ati 13.1 ati driver and all the games I have on linux are very playable. I get easily 150fps on CSS source. Don\t remember the fps on TF2, but it\s very playable. Depends on the settings of course.
Evil Penguin Feb 28, 2013 @ 5:52am 
The massive frame drops in TF2 (where it freezes for a second or two) are still there.
I tested this with an HD 6870/7970.
Logan Feb 28, 2013 @ 11:38am 
It seems like the release note for this version isn't out yet....
http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/RN_LN_CAT13-2_Beta.aspx

I hate them...
not for the notes for everything....
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|*\|PB|/*| Rocks Mar 4, 2013 @ 5:55am 
Wich is you Graphics card model?

My machine profile's:
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 x2 Processor 6000+
RAM: 4 Gb
GPU: two ASUS EAH 3870 in Cross Fire

Can't get those cards working as they can (and did for a lot of time with older SO and fglrx releases) since the Xorg and XServer versions have been updated. Ubuntu doesn't reconigze them, as did in older verions... :'(

AMD is not supporting these cards anymore within it's newest drivers, so I'm planning to change my graphics cards by one wich works 'PERFECTLY' with Steam for linux x'D

Don't care if it's NVidia or AMD, but as I quote seems that you have an AMD 7700 series working fine, and I would like to know: wich brand and model is your graphics card?.

Thanks in advance,

Originally posted by LINUXFinCoder:
Whatkind of machines are you running? I have 4x3800mhz amd with 7700 ati 13.1 ati driver and all the games I have on linux are very playable. I get easily 150fps on CSS source. Don\t remember the fps on TF2, but it\s very playable. Depends on the settings of course.
Kano Mar 4, 2013 @ 7:52am 
You need to use 13.1 legacy driver as your cards are older than hd 5000. But it is lost time to enable crossfire. You wont find any new Linux game that is faster - it will just be slower for some games. But some games won't run at all with that 13.1 legacy like Serious Sam 3. You may not use a distro with xserver 1.13+ otherwise you can not use that driver at all.
Last edited by Kano; Mar 4, 2013 @ 7:52am
|*\|PB|/*| Rocks Mar 4, 2013 @ 8:42am 
Thank you Kano, I've thought about using another distro with a lower xserver version, but anyway, it's time for me to change my graphics card so I wonder what's the best option, Nvidia or AMD.
Kano Mar 4, 2013 @ 3:03pm 
I would use MSI Nvidia, one Kanotix user verfied that his 650 has a hybrid firmware - UEFI GOP is needed to disable CSM.
[LINUX]FinCoder Mar 5, 2013 @ 6:51am 
I think I have club3d 7770. Not so sure about it. This was one of the cheapest cards at the moment and it contained even 2 full games. Far cry 3 and shogun total war 2 and -20% on warfighter.
|*\|PB|/*| Rocks Mar 5, 2013 @ 6:55am 
Thanks for reply! Finally, I've bought an Nvidia ASUS GT640. I was having problems trying it out with Ubuntu 12.10 and Nvidia 310 propietary, tested driver.

Tought about testing it out with the pre-build release of Ubuntu 13.04, same driver, and voilà! Worked for me like a charm! Steam for linux working fine, nice desktop and in-game behaviour!

So happy with my decision :D
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