Re: AMD/ATI Radeon drivers from website vs. drivers in Ubuntu 12.04 repo
Another advantage of the proprietary over the open source drivers is supposed to be fan control. Either the fan runs constantly with the open drivers or the card overheats. I have heard it both ways.
I cannot confirm this, but I run fglrx to try to be safe. With the proprietary driver installed, I can check the chipset temp and it is reasonable (usually 45-48 C), but I do not know how to check it with the open source drivers, so I do not know for sure that one driver is better than another.
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