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Update: It's out!

AMD Catalyst 15.9 is about to be released, and I imagine it will make a few people quite happy with their progress.

AMD did seem to make strides with the 15.7, with a fair few people reporting much better performance in a few different games, and it looks like 15.9 will continue this trend.

QuoteAMD Catalyst 15.9 // fglrx 15.201.1151
[425910] Driver installation sometimes fails on Ubuntu 14.04.3
[424450] Company of Heroes® 2 - Game crashes while running the performance test
[424794] Middle-earth™: Shadow of Mordor - Corruption observed in game
[424882] DIRT® Showdown - Corruption observed in game
[425234] DIRT® Showdown - Game crashes after the loading screen
[424802] DOTA™ 2 – Application hang observed while exiting the game
[424255] AMD Catalyst™ Installer removing EGL links resulting in Xserver/Xorg load failure
[423471] Unable to switch desktop mode after installing AMD Catalyst™ driver
[423735] Renaming Counter-Strike: GO and other Steam game binary improves performance
Issues
[419960]: Vari-Bright on some configurations is not decreasing brightness as expected
[425912] Alien: Isolation - Blank screen or corruption observed on the main menu in game

Cheers reddit.

A funny bug fix is the renaming of the Counter-Strike: GO executable (to hl2_linux), which resulted in much better performance. This should no longer be needed.

Also, I do wonder why Alien: Isolation is listed in the Linux release notes, looks like they dropped the ball for whoever is porting it.

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calexil 15 Sep, 2015
Maybe Bioshock Infinite wont run like ass anymore?

Also, stoked about Alien: Isolation coming to Linux!!
Eike 15 Sep, 2015
Good to see them caring for the big games on Linux, and good to see they're obviously working together with the Alien porters! Things are going to improve for AMD users as well!
ZekThePenguin 15 Sep, 2015
As an AMD Linux user, I'm very happy to hear this news!
Sabun 15 Sep, 2015
Quoting: EikeGood to see them caring for the big games on Linux, and good to see they're obviously working together with the Alien porters! Things are going to improve for AMD users as well!

It really is nice to see!
sub 15 Sep, 2015
Don't hold your breath. Please don't!
pete910 15 Sep, 2015
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Seem to be takin note of us nixers at least. The last 2 driver releases have improved perf some what for me. So looking forward to it.

Quoting: calexilMaybe Bioshock Infinite wont run like ass anymore?

Also, stoked about Alien: Isolation coming to Linux!!

What card may I ask? Runs well on the 290x I have.

Also nice confirmation on Alien:iso Been waiting for that for a while. :D
mao_dze_dun 15 Sep, 2015
Quoting: pete910Seem to be takin note of us nixers at least. The last 2 driver releases have improved perf some what for me. So looking forward to it.

Quoting: calexilMaybe Bioshock Infinite wont run like ass anymore?

Also, stoked about Alien: Isolation coming to Linux!!

What card may I ask? Runs well on the 290x I have.

Also nice confirmation on Alien:iso Been waiting for that for a while. :D

Define well? I have one (well two but the second one is useless in Linux) and it runs like crap. And when I say crap I mean 30-40 for a game that should run at about 90fps at least.


Last edited by mao_dze_dun on 15 September 2015 at 9:38 pm UTC
GustyGhost 15 Sep, 2015
Now they just need an intuitive way to install the proprietary driver.
pete910 15 Sep, 2015
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Quoting: maodzedun
Quoting: pete910Seem to be takin note of us nixers at least. The last 2 driver releases have improved perf some what for me. So looking forward to it.

Quoting: calexilMaybe Bioshock Infinite wont run like ass anymore?

Also, stoked about Alien: Isolation coming to Linux!!

What card may I ask? Runs well on the 290x I have.

Also nice confirmation on Alien:iso Been waiting for that for a while. :D

Define well? I have one (well two but the second one is useless in Linux) and it runs like crap. And when I say crap I mean 30-40 for a game that should run at about 90fps at least.


I get 80's + @ 1440p with the 15.5's . Magiea 5 64bit. Not played it for a while mind. I'll try it and check now you've said that

Does Metro/borderlands run ok for you?

Edit: mmm your right, mines on High and its bouncing between 40's up to the 100's :S:


Last edited by pete910 on 15 September 2015 at 10:50 pm UTC
mao_dze_dun 15 Sep, 2015
Quoting: pete910
Quoting: maodzedun
Quoting: pete910Seem to be takin note of us nixers at least. The last 2 driver releases have improved perf some what for me. So looking forward to it.

Quoting: calexilMaybe Bioshock Infinite wont run like ass anymore?

Also, stoked about Alien: Isolation coming to Linux!!

What card may I ask? Runs well on the 290x I have.

Also nice confirmation on Alien:iso Been waiting for that for a while. :D

Define well? I have one (well two but the second one is useless in Linux) and it runs like crap. And when I say crap I mean 30-40 for a game that should run at about 90fps at least.


I get 80's + @ 1440p with the 15.5's . Magiea 5 64bit. Not played it for a while mind. I'll try it and check now you've said that

Does Metro/borderlands run ok for you?

Edit: mmm your right, mines on High and its bouncing between 40's up to the 100's :S:

I don't have metro but borderlands while technically around 60 stutters and dips constantly. It worse than playing the witcher 3 with crossfire and that's saying something. That's with 15.7 but bear in mind BioShock wasn't that good for me with 15.5 either.
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