Graphic Drivers

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  1. Highwayman

    Highwayman Extraordinary Member

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    Re: AMD Catalyst 10.11

    Cheers bud, you're a star, that Morphing AA is a godsend feature for some games....
     
  2. Highwayman

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    Re: AMD Catalyst 10.11

    Hmm that didnt seem to work...rebooted and features not there.... I know the last time it worked was with a file replacement to the installer rather than regfix

    NM I fixed it, the advice was correct however some old installs in reg were the cause, see how on mine it had to be done on 0002 not 0000, so worth checking folks if you didnt do a clean install
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  3. cybercore

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    Re: AMD Catalyst 10.11

    1. Uninstall your current Catalyst
    2. Reboot
    3. Run Driver Sweeper
    4. Install 10.11
    5. Reboot
    6. Run Catalyst 10.11 New CCC Options.reg, confirm the reg changes.
    7. Reboot and enjoy:


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  4. Mitchell_A

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    Re: AMD Catalyst 10.11

    Worth noting the only change in the mobile 10.11 is the CCC - still uses the 10.10 drivers.
    I guess people we're disappointed that they didn't get a 10.9 mobile so they decided to push the 10.11 even though nothing is different.
     
  5. bassfisher6522

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    Re: AMD Catalyst 10.11

    What does this mean for us 4xxx series card users?
     
  6. cybercore

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    Re: AMD Catalyst 10.11

    For all users it means slight improvements and fixes, including for the 4000 series. Things like:

    http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/1011releasenotes.aspx

    Compatible Operating Systems:

    The latest version of the AMD Catalyst software suite is designed to support the following Microsoft Windows
    platforms:
    Windows 7 32-bit version
    Windows 7 64-bit version
    Windows Vista 32-bit version
    Windows Vista 64-bit version
    Windows XP Professional
    Windows XP Home Edition
    Windows XP Media Center Edition
    Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
    Performance Improvements:



    Resolved Known Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System

    This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 10.11 software suite for Windows 7. These include:

    Running fullscreen DirectX 9 applications/games after enabling Aero effects and rebooting no longer causes the system to randomly stop responding

    Primary display no longer blanks out intermittently during "World in Conflict™: Soviet Assault" DirectX10 gameplay with CrossFire and Dual Monitor enabled

    "Stone Giant" DirectX 11 demo no longer intermittently fails in fullscreen mode with CrossFire enabled under Multi-GPU configurations on some cards

    Task switching out of "Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2" and then back into the game no longer causes CrossFire to become disabled

    Enabling in-game Anti-Aliasing and utilizing Edge-Detect filters no longer causes smoother lines but blurry textures when compared to the

    Standard filter on some cards

    Desktop line corruption is no longer observed after hotplugging the HDCP display on some cards

    Enabling Overdrive through the Catalyst™ Control Center for single display systems no longer results in GPU clocks running at high levels in non-GPU intensive scenarios

    Resolved Known Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System

    Running fullscreen DirectX 9 applications/games after enabling Aero effects and rebooting no longer causes the system to randomly stop responding

    When "World of Warcraft" is launched via TriDef® 3D and hardware cursor is enabled, the mouse cursor no longer intermittently flickers and disappears

    Hot swapping a HDCP display panel with a non-HDCP display no longer causes the display to turn blank after resuming from sleep/hibernate during Blu-ray disc playback


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    6000 users can enjoy the new improved Morphological Antialiasing, which can be enabled for the 5000 series as well:


     
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  8. kemical

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    Re: AMD Catalyst 10.11

    Nvidia has re-released the Official Forceware 263.09 WHQL certified driver for Windows XP, Vista and 7. This driver is only for the new GTX 570 and GTX 580 cards. In all other respects it is identical to the previously released 263.09 driver. The driver package also contains the 9.10.0514 PhysX drivers.
     
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    Re: AMD Catalyst 10.11

    Catalyst Control Center Update: Catalyst 10.12 Preview

    Dec. 12 2010

    Source: PC Perspective - AMD Catalyst Control Center Update: Catalyst 10.12 Preview


    AMD Catalyst 10.12 Display Driver for Windows 7/Vista/XP Leaked



    AMD's Catalyst Control Center was in a desperate need of an update and today AMD is in the final stages of releasing one. We have a quick preview of the new Catalyst Control Center 2 with some mostly aesthetic changes and a few functional ones that should make frequency CCC users happy.


    Drivers are a lot like couches - the more comfortable you get the further behind the styles you tend to be. And the AMD Catalyst Control Center was getting very, very comfortable. It had been quite a while since the user interface for AMD's graphics driver and while basically all of the functionality remains intact, there are interesting changes and additions worth noting.

    The new Catalyst Control Center 2 will be available starting today via a 10.12 preview driver at http://game.amd.com/ and they will be fielding feedback from the community going forward.


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    The first thing you will see is that the style and appearance of the driver is much improved; it looks very "Web 2.0" and modern with minimal information to overwhelm you all at one time. Driver functions are broken up into tasks now and each task is categorized and fit into various pathways. You can see categories start with displays, video improvements, gaming, performance and information panels.



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    As you progress through the menus you'll see a breadcrumb of your path: in the image above we went from Start to Desktops and Displays and then are currently in the Desktop Properties. You can click anywhere in that breadcrumb trail to return back to the menu or submenu desired.



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    Inside many of the sections of the updated Catalyst Control Center 2 will look very familiar, like our Desktop Properties section here where you can adjust resolutions, color depths, etc. Also, notice that green pushpin icon on the upper right hand corner of the current section? That allows you to "pin" your frequently used or modified areas into the left hand bar under the pinned label. Here you see we have pinned the "Desktop Properties" section since we frequently are going to change our display resolution.



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    Pretty much everything you love from previous versions is still included - and in this case it looks kind of odd as the interface for the Overdrive section hasn't been updated.



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    In the standard mode, changing the gaming settings for anti-aliasing, filtering and more are done on an individual basis.


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    Of course, there is an advanced view, though it is not enabled by default.


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    The advanced view is likely what most of our readers are interested in. Essentially this takes all the menu paths and breaks it down into collapsible menus accessed with just a few clicks. And, as we hoped, you can still get to all the AA/AF/AI options in a single screen if you want for tweaking by experienced users.

    Even in the advanced mode you can utilize the pinned items and presets.


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    Presets give the user the ability to save collections of settings to quickly switch between should the need arise. Do you often take your notebook or PC between your office and your TV for a HTPC setup? Not only can you access the presets in the CCC but you can also set them to be enabled via the start menu, the system tray menu or even a hotkey combination.



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    AMD also for an icon-only view of the advanced version of the new CCC2.



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    Finally, another great addition to the control panel is the addition of a search field that can help you quickly find a setting even if you can't remember the path to take to get to it manually. This could be very handy for occasional users.



    Closing Thoughts

    We only got to spend a few hours with the new Catalyst Control Center 2 as we had to move on to testing other items of the GPU variety, also from AMD. (More on that soon!) There are surely additions and changed that AMD will be making as the new CCC2 evolves, and AMD is going to be soliciting your feedback on the forums of their http://game.amd.com/ website. There were also some alterations made to the multi-display / Eyefinity section we will be diving into in the near future. The changes are mostly aesthetic but the latest iteration of the AMD driver package impressed us in our time with it.


    Source: PC Perspective - AMD Catalyst Control Center Update: Catalyst 10.12 Preview


    AMD Catalyst 10.12 Display Driver for Windows 7/Vista/XP Leaked
     
  10. Highwayman

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    Re: AMD Catalyst 10.11

    I installed from the link on the article and they are 10.11 driver only and doesnt have the new catalyst centre either :(
     
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    Re: AMD Catalyst 10.11

    Still waiting on the release here.. Whispers are that it's today..
     
  12. TorrentG

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    Re: AMD Catalyst 10.11

    That's because you have to edit the .inf for your card. Then install by pointing specifically to the .inf with the device manager.
     

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    Re: AMD Catalyst 10.11

    Yup this is a Cat 10.11. 8.79.6.2 and is already available..
     
  14. Highwayman

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    Why would the post a driver with 10.11 and 10.12 in same package... regardless what the inf file is edit to do, nah they just the wrong driver, site was clearly just jumping the shark on this one.
     
  15. Highwayman

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    Re: AMD Catalyst 10.11

    AMD Catalyst 10.12 - Guru3D.com Forums

    They have links to 10.12 but doesnt look like the new control centre included...

    EDIT: Confirmed drivers are 10.12 but CCC is not the new one, but that can be downloaded in a few days once AMD sites got them up.
     
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    Re: AMD Catalyst 10.11

    As expected, AMD has let loose the Catalyst 10.12 driver for both desktop and mobile cards, and also delivered a preview driver that includes the new CCC (Catalyst Control Centre) featuring a reworked (resizable) interface for easier navigation and use.
    The Catalyst 10.12 for desktop cards includes support for the Radeon HD 2000, HD 3000, HD 4000, HD 5000 and HD 6800 series models and the Radeon HD 3000 and HD 4000 series IGPs. The release notes are currently missing.
    Both the 'regular' and the CCC2-enhanced Catalyst 10.12 are available for download here . Please note that the preview driver with the new CCC comes in two packages, one for Windows Vista and one for Windows 7 (CCC2 does not work on Windows XP). We'll add the driver to our Downloads section as soon as possible.

    Ref: Catalyst 10.12 released | TechConnect Magazine
     
  17. Mitchell_A

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    Re: AMD Catalyst 10.11

    I'm disappointed with AMD yet again. The CCC2 preview is not available for mobile cards and the standard 10.12 "driver update" actually updates nothing more than the install manager. Uses the same drivers and CCC.

    nVidia has always been a far superior company in my mind.
     
  18. Highwayman

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    Re: AMD Catalyst 10.11

    One thing that slightly annoys me is that they didn't force the AMD Catalyst™ Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) Technology Edition as the default driver by now, tbh it's a bit of a hassle to have to download the APP edition then get the CCC2 separately. That said all installed and running fine now finally...lol nice to see that animorphic mode is in the new CCC2 by default, no need to hack it in for 5000 series GPUs.
     
  19. Highwayman

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    Re: AMD Catalyst 10.11

    darn scratch that animorphic isn't in, sure i seen it before added APP edition on CCC2, that said if ya using the RadeonPro tool that certainly has the feature listed to force on or off as required.
     
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