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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:18 pm    Post subject: Better driver for typical use and 2D games. (AMD) Reply with quote

I wonder which driver is best for normal use (movies, series, flash, office, etc) and 2D games, play station emulators, etc.

Radeon or Fglrx. Thanks.

I have 7770 GPU.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fglrx is better for 3D. For other cases both do fine.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny thing is I'm also using an HD7770. Everything works great it's pretty fast for all my 2D needs and I can play 3D games fine. However you'll want to unmask mesa 9.2 first so you can use Glamor and Gallium3D.

While radeon contains firmware blobs I consider Catalyst to be worse because the entire thing is a binary blob. Stay away from any binary blob drivers you come across. Sure it's convenient using them but in the end all they do is hurt GNU/Linux. I would recommend staying away from binary firmware blobs too but in radeon's case it isn't possible without everything running like utter crap.
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