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Re: Have the amd drivers gotten any better lately? I have used ATi with various distros for the last 3 years and open source drivers are good. However, on laptops with ATi mobile cards/hybrid setups, the official drivers seem to function better-run cooler that is. On desktops cooling isn't such a huge issue with as it is laptops as you know.
Currently running the official ATi driver with a 6470M laptop card with Mint 14 MATE and they are excellent. Your mileage of course will vary.