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AMD strengthens gaming and VR on Linux with graphics improvements

AMD strengthens gaming and VR on Linux with graphics improvements | PC World | December 08, 2016
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Source: PC World
December 08, 2016
Windows is the indisputable platform of choice for gaming and VR, but Linux is catching up fast as graphics companies ramp up driver and hardware support for the OS.AMD is showing more love for Linux than ever before. The company on Thursday announced some hardware and driver updates that will strengthen gaming and VR on the OS.The biggest news is AMD's support for FreeSync on Linux PCs. FreeSync can improve the rendition of games and high-definition video by allowing GPUs to communicate directly with displays, reducing image stutter and lag time. Images are drawn up on the screen while they are being rendered in GPUs.This is the first time AMD is bringing FreeSync support to Linux. It was earlier available only on Windows PCs.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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