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AMD Graphics Linux Business Software Hardware

AMD's OverDrive and CrossFire Come To Linux 82

Posted by timothy
from the first-they-laugh-then-they-create-drivers dept.
twljagflba writes "Since last year AMD has made ATI increasingly Linux friendly by releasing 3D programming guides and helping out the open-source community. At the same time they have been continuing to develop their binary Catalyst driver for the Linux platform and most recently they delivered same-day support for their new graphics cards. Today though they have released the Catalyst 8.8 Linux driver that adds two very important features: CrossFire and OverDrive support for Linux. Linux users are now able to use CrossFire to split the rendering workload between multiple GPUs and they're also able to overclock their graphics cards now using the binary-only driver. Phoronix has a complete run-down on both features — including benchmarks — in their AMD OverDrive on Linux and ATI Radeon CrossFire On Linux articles. Other features were also introduced in this update such as Linux 2.6.26 kernel support, Adaptive Anti-Aliasing, and other fixes."
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AMD's OverDrive and CrossFire Come To Linux

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  • Re:Awesome! (Score:3, Interesting)

    by QuantumRiff (120817) on Wednesday August 20, 2008 @03:25PM (#24679245)

    Id Games? I've been enjoying Enemy Territory: Quake Wars for a long time on Ubuntu. (although the newest Ubuntu 8.04's pulseaudio seems to have broken the Microphone part of the audio, not Id's fault)

    Besides, you can always right your own rendered 3d version of Soduko!

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