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Will Kernel 3.13 provide better support for ATI HD 7xxx series

asked 2014-01-07 19:33:35 -0500

branbran gravatar image

updated 2014-09-29 00:04:48 -0500

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Since, RPM fusion no longer supports kmod-catalyst for fedora 20 and above, I am forced to use the open source driver. This driver is very choppy in games like megaglest and 0ad.

I have heard that Kernel 3.13 will improve the performance of many ATI cards.

What improvements in support will we see when Kernel 3.13 is released?

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I think you might be able to get a better answer if you ask upstream.

hmaarrfk gravatar imagehmaarrfk ( 2014-01-07 20:32:04 -0500 )edit

I tried 3.13.0.rc7 and had no improvements on AMD Radeon HD 7420G. There was a lot of improvement from 3.11 to 3.12, but I can't see anything running anywhere near as well as Catalyst. Not having the choice is pushing me away from Fedora.

passthejoe gravatar imagepassthejoe ( 2014-01-09 17:17:18 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-01-08 08:33:42 -0500

mrunge gravatar image

It may be required to use a later mesa library as well. Bug in general: all what I heard and read points to better support for ati southern islands gpus in kernel 3.13.

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