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I've seen a lot of questions about unity performance . When is an official Ubuntu update for the proprietary ATI driver coming . People are saying this is improving unity performance a lot . Sorry but I'm new to Ubuntu and a little bit afraid to do this change myself.

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You can add extra repository with new driver version (for AMD and NVidia cards):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates

There is new version of AMD Catalsys driver during the build process (at leas at the moment). You can check it on that page:

https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-x-swat/+archive/x-updates/+packages

I am not sure if it is these version - the numbers are different and I don't know the number schema but probably it will be the new version of Catalsysy drivers.

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Hi , thanks for the answer . I have added the repository and I got an update , but its so small I don't think its the actual driver –  raducu83 May 4 '11 at 18:52
    
Check these directory: ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates/ubuntu/pool/main/f/…. There is ` fglrx-installer_8.841.orig.tar.gz` but there is no corresponding packages. According to that page: launchpad.net/~ubuntu-x-swat/+archive/x-updates/+buildjob/… it should be build in 8 hours. I think you can check tomorrow (depending on your time zone (-: ) and probably there will be some new drivers. –  Lukasz Stelmach May 4 '11 at 19:26
    
:) lets see what happens tomorow thanks –  raducu83 May 4 '11 at 20:34
    
sorry I didn't had time until now to reply. Your solution worked thanks –  raducu83 May 7 '11 at 14:31
    
the RAM is now kind of high and the speed improvement is small :) –  raducu83 May 7 '11 at 14:33

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