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AMD Radeon HD 7000 graphics receive full 2D support on Linux



AMD Radeon HD 7000 graphics receive full 2D support on Linux


Finally and after being requested by numerous users, the AMD Radeon HD 7000, with GCN architecture, receive support for 100% 2D acceleration on Linux with official Open Source drivers, one of the pending tasks of the company with the free software community. Let us remember that previous generations such as the HD 6000 already had this support, but after the jump to the GCN architecture, the first Linux drivers released in March lacked this feature, meaning that the graphics of the new AMD series could not be used. As far as GPU acceleration is concerned.

Undoubtedly an important step forward, since the next HD 8000 will use a similar architecture to the HD 7000 and possibly the support will be maintained or it will be easy to adapt. However, there is still a long way to go since the support for 3D through open source drivers is not 100%, while not very complex OpenGL applications do not present problems, in games a hundred percent correct operation has not been achieved, and now that Valve is determined to release Steam for Ubuntu, with a public beta already available, the lack of support may cause some problems.

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Be that as it may, this is related to Open Source drivers, official AMD Catalyst drivers (with private license) they do not present problems in the support of 3D and 2D acceleration.