It's up to the users to put the AMD's claims to the test
AMD have finally started to take their jobs seriously and have released yet another driver update, Catalyst 13.2 Beta 3.Just as the name implies, this is a development release. Nonetheless, the changes are quite intriguing, if we take AMD’s word for it.
AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta 3 for Linux only has a couple of changes, but they are entirely gaming and Steam for Linux oriented:
• Resolves a Team Fortress 2 performance issue with Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 and AMD Radeon HD 7000, 6000 Series GPU. Up to 300% performance improvement;
• Resolves a Serious Sam 3 launching and corruption issue with Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 and AMD Radeon™ HD 7000, 6000 Series GPU.
What caught our attention was the claim that it would provide up to 300% performance improvement for Team Fortress 2, which is quite a demanding game.
More details about the supported devices can be found in the official announcement.
Download AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta 3 right now from Softpedia.