AMD Puts Out A Beta Catalyst Linux Driver For The Public

While NVIDIA puts out beta Linux graphics drivers quite often as a means of soliciting testing prior to declaring a new stable GPU driver update, AMD does not but rather they rely upon their NDA-covered select beta testers to put each Catalyst release through its paces before declaring a stable update in their timed monthly manner. Today though it seems AMD has put out a Catalyst Beta driver that’s targeting their workstation customers (those with the FirePro / FireGL / FireMV hardware) but as in their usual unified manner, it will work with any supported Radeon (R600+ GPU) as well.

With this driver, which is tagged as version 8.801 Beta and has a release date of today, there are no release notes attached. The only description is that this 117MB package includes the display driver, OpenCL run-time, DisplayPort and HDMI audio driver, and the ATI Catalyst Control Center. It works with x86 and x86_64 Linux.

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