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  1. cybercore

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    Re: AMD Catalyst 10.11

    No morph, my Xmas spoilled. :(
     
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    Re: AMD Catalyst 10.11

    not to worry the hack still works to fix it, took all of 20 seconds to cure, come on AMD save us the hassle next release eh?
     
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  3. kemical

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    Re: AMD Catalyst 10.11

    Personally I think the 10.12 release is a spectacular fail but please guy's let's discuss it in a more appropriate section. This section is really for 'Driver Updates' and not discussion.
    Thankyou.
     
  4. cybercore

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    Re: AMD Catalyst 10.11

    Let's discuss concrete releases here:

    windows7forums - Software


    Catalyst 10.12 features and personal impressions concerning the release here:

    http://windows7forums.com/software/54530-catalyst-10-12-bringing-revamped-interface-opengl-4-1-support.html


    The Catalyst 10.12 OFFICIAL PREVIEW (not final yet) is here:

    AMD Game Downloads



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    Thanks to Highwayman for trying and confirming the old reg fix works. To enable Morphological Antialiasing for ATI 5000 series, use the reg tweak I posted for the previous version:

    (don't forget to use Driver Sweeper each time between the reinstalls)

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0000]
    "MLF_NA"="0"
    "SurfaceFormatReplacements_NA"="0"
    "TFQ_NA"="0"
    
    Save it as MLAA.reg, click to run and apply. Don't forget to reboot for the changes to take effect.


    MLAA.reg - personally tested on Catalyst 10.12, 10.11, 10.10 in Windows 7 x64. Will most likely work on future Catalyst versions as well. Enjoy!
     
  5. cybercore

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    Re: AMD Catalyst

    AMD Catalyst™ 10.12a hotfix

    Last Updated
    12/15/2010

    AMD Catalyst driver 10.12a Hotfix:

    -- AMD Catalyst driver support for systems running Windows® 7 with an AMD Radeon™ HD 69xx series graphics card installed
    -- Includes support for 5x1 AMD Eyefinity display configurations
     
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  6. kemical

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    Re: AMD Catalyst 10.11

    Cat 10.12 RC3 December 16, 2010 HotFix:








    Last Updated

    12/15/2010
    Article Number

    GPU-94 AMD Catalyst driver 10.12a Hotfix Feature:
    • <LI id=rrli1>AMD Catalyst driver support for systems running Windows® 7 / Windows Vista® with an AMD Radeon™ HD 69xx series graphics card installed
    • Includes support for 5x1 AMD Eyefinity display configurations
    Instructions:
    Download and install the AMD Catalyst driver hotfix from the following location:
    Refer to Article GPU-33 for detailed instructions on how to properly install the AMD Catalyst hotfix.
    Note! This hotfix is provided “AS IS” in accordance with the End User License Agreement.
     
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    Re: AMD Catalyst 10.11

    True enough, Nvidia missed Christmas day because it has problems riding alongside someone wearing red, but it's making up for that this week with the stealthy roll-out of the GeForce 263.14 driver which is dated December 12 and has WHQL certification.
    The 263.14 features support for GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500 series desktop cards, ION GPUs, nForce IGPs, and various Quadro professional cards, and is bundled with the PhysX System Software v9.10.0514, the HD Audio driver v1.1.12.1 and the 3D Vision driver v263.14.

    To download the GeForce 263.14 just see the Downloads section (files courtesy of Gainward).

    Ref: GeForce 263.14 WHQL driver pops up, awaits download | TechConnect Magazine
     
  8. Super Sarge

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    Re: AMD Catalyst 10.11

    This driver is not on the Nvidia page yet as I just checked under downloads using IE 8 where Nvidia checks my system it says 260. I also checked Manually and 260.99 is latest except for Betas listed at Nvidia
     
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    Re: AMD Catalyst 10.11

    That is correct. The driver is being provided by Gainward.
     
  10. Super Sarge

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    Re: AMD Catalyst 10.11

    Thanks
    OK I will wait until it appears on Nvidia site for downloading and installing
     
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    Re: AMD Catalyst 10.11

    Nvidia has released the Beta 266.35 graphics driver for Windows XP, Vista and 7. This driver is for GeForce 6 and higher desktop cards. It improves performance for the GeForce 400 and 500 series in several games, adds Ambient Occlusion support for StarCraft 2, has a range of 3D Vision, Surround and SLI improvements, and contains bug fixes. The driver package also contains the 9.10.0514 PhysX drivers.
     
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    Tuesday January 18, 2011

    AMD Catalyst 11.1a Hot-Fix Driver Information

    AMD sent us a press release on the upcoming Catalyst Hot-Fix 11.1a Drivers. We spoke to the folks at AMD directly and they said these drivers will be publicly available on January 26th:

    The latest Catalyst Hot-Fix; (11.1a) offers increased performance brings a slew of new features and should be the driver used for any performance testing. Below are a few of the highlights from this driver:

    Performance improvements for the AMD Radeon HD 6800 & HD 6900 series include but not limited to:

    AMD Radeon HD 6900 and AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series:

    ·3DMark Vantage improves ~7%
    ·3DMark06 improves ~3%
    ·Call of Duty Black Ops improves ~20% at 4xMSAA and up to 35% at 8xMSAA
    ·Riddick Assault on Dark Athena SSAO performance improves ~20%
    ·Unigine Heaven OpenGL performance improves ~10% at moderate, 30% at normal and 100% at extreme tessellation levels
    ·Aliens vs. Predators improves ~9% at 2xMSAA and up to 20% at 4xMSAA
    ·Batman Arkham Asylum improves ~4%
    ·Crysis Warhead improves ~2-4%
    ·Metro 2033 improves ~28% at 4xMSAA

    The Catalyst Control Center includes an early prototype of some new tessellation controls. Our goal is to give users full control over the tessellation levels used in applications. The default selection "AMD Optimized" setting allows AMD, on a per application basis, to set the best level of tessellation. The intention is to help users get the maximum visual benefit of Tessellation, while minimizing the impact on performance. Currently no applications have been profiled, so the "AMD Optimized" setting will be non-operational until further notice.

    The "Use Application Settings" option gives applications full control over the Tessellation level. Users can also manually set the maximum tessellation level used by applications with the slider control

    The long term goal for the "AMD Optimized" setting is to use the Catalyst Application Profile mechanism to control the AMD recommended level of tessellation on a per application basis. AMD’s intention is to set the tessellation level such that we will not be reducing image quality in any way that would negatively impact the gaming experience.

    Source: [H]ard|OCP - AMD Catalyst 11.1a Hot-Fix Driver Information


    Edit:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/138742/AMD-Catalyst-11.1a-Hotfix-Update-Driver-Leaked.html
    http://forums.amd.com/game/messageview.cfm?catid=279&threadid=145454&enterthread=y

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    [​IMG]

    Performance improvements for the GTX 580

    Nvidia has released the newest version of its Geforce drivers, dubbed 266.58 WHQL. Featureing HD Audio driver version 1.1.13.1 and PhysX System Software version 9.10.0514, the new driver also brings a performance improvements in various games and benchmarks for its Geforce GTX 580 card.

    In addition to the improvements for its GTX 580 card in games like Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Dirt 2 in SLI, Far Cry 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and many more, the new driver also adds ambient occlusion support for Star Craft II: Wings of Liberty, adds suport for 3DVisionlive.com Beta 2 with 3D photos and 3D video clips, adds 3D Vision support for various games and applications, 3D Vision game profiles, as well as support for devices like 3D LCD monitors, projectors and all-in-one PCs.

    There are also some improvements for Nvidia Surround as well as new and enhanced SLI profiles for various games.

    You can download the new driver here where you can also check out the full release notes for this version

    Ref: Nvidia rolls out its 266.58 WHQL drivers
     
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    As initially posted by Greg above the 11.1 Catalyst 'Preview' drivers are out and it's good news not only for 6 series but 5 series too. The screenshot supplied is of my install which as you can see contains the sliders for Tessellation,Morph and other tweaks.

    You can download this beta version from here: AMD Catalyst 11.1a Hotfix (BETA 8.82.2) download from Guru3D.com
    Vista users please read the download page carefully as you'll need an extra file (link is supplied) and as ever this is a beta release so use at your own risk.

    A discussion thread for this driver can be found in the Software section.
    http://windows7forums.com/software/56989-catalyst-11-1-discussion-thread.html#post196341
     
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    Nvidia has released the 266.66 WHQL certified driver for Windows XP, Vista and 7. This driver is only for the new GeForce GTX 560 Ti card. The driver package also contains the 9.10.0514 PhysX drivers.
     
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    Hot off the press http://www2.ati.com/DRIVERS/hotfix/c...Win7_Jan26.exe 11.1a Hotfix whql. 32x/64x
    This is the latest hotfix and is newer than AMD's latest release.

    Software Description

    AMD Catalyst 11.1a Hotfix Jan 26 release for Windows 7

    AMD Radeon HD 6900 and AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series:




    • 3DMark Vantage improves ~7% 3DMark06 improves ~3% Call of Duty Black Ops improves ~20% at 4xMSAA and up to 35% at 8xMSAA Riddick Assault on Dark Athena SSAO performance improves ~20%
    • Unigine Heaven OpenGL performance improves ~10% at moderate, 30% at normal and 100% at extreme tessellation levels
    AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series:
    • Aliens vs. Predators improves ~9% at 2xMSAA and up to 20% at 4xMSAA <LI itxtvisited="1">Batman Arkham Asylum improves ~4% Crysis Warhead improves ~2-4%
    • Metro 2033 improves ~28% at 4xMSAA
    AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series:
    • Battleforge DirectX 11 performance improves as much as 6%
    New Tessellation Controls:
    • The Catalyst Control Center includes an early prototype of some new tessellation controls. Our goal is to give users full control over the tessellation levels used in applications. The default selection “AMD Optimized” setting allows AMD, on a per application basis, to set the best level of tessellation. The intention is to help users get the maximum visual benefit of Tessellation, while minimizing the impact on performance. Currently no applications have been profiled, so the “AMD Optimized” setting will be non-operational until further notice. Use Application Settings” option gives applications full control over the Tessellation level. Users can also manually set the maximum tessellation level used by applications with the slider control
    • The long term goal for the “AMD Optimized” setting is to use the Catalyst Application Profile mechanism to control the AMD recommended level of tessellation on a per application basis. AMD’s intention is to set the tessellation level such that we will not be reducing image quality in any way that would negatively impact the gaming experience.
     
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    The official link is up! 11.1 Catalyst Drivers (Don't forget these are older than the version posted above)

    ATI Radeon

    Release notes: AMD Catalyst

    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
    Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 11.1 Windows release includes:

    Performance highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 11.1 release includes:
    • F1 2010:
      • Performance increases up to 12% on AMD Radeon HD 6900 and AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series single card configurations with anisotropic filtering and anti-aliasing disabled.
      • Performance increases up to 10% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series single card configurations with anisotropic filtering and anti-aliasing disabled.
    • Left 4 Dead 2:
      • Performance increases up to 17% on AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series single and Crossfire configurations with anisotropic filtering and anti-aliasing disabled.
      • Performance increases up to 8% on AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series single configurations with anisotropic filtering and anti-aliasing disabled.
    Resolved Known Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System

    This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 11.1 software suite for Windows 7. These include:
    • Aliens vs. Predator game no longer fails to load with quad Crossfire enabled..
    • Text is no longer missing randomly in Nostradamus- The Last Prophecy demo.
    • Graphical corruption is no longer seen occasionally in Nostradamus- The Last Prophecy demo.
    • The Protoss Pylon Matrix is now rendered correctly in Starcraft 2.
    • Task switching in Dirt2 with Vsync enabled no longer causes a dual link monitor to go black.
    • System no longer crashes when enabling Crossfire with 2 monitors connected to the primary card and 2 monitors connected to the secondary card.
    • List of supported TV resolutions now includes 1080p 24Hz (if supported by the TV display).
    • Cyberlink PowerDVD no longer randomly exits when playing a blu-ray title with the “Aero-on” option enabled in the player.
    • An error message is no longer intermittently displayed when viewing a slideshow using Windows Live Photo Gallery.
    • Windows Media Player no longer displays a black screen when continuously playing several VC1 format files over a 4 hour period.
    • “Host Application not responding” error message is no longer randomly displayed when launching the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center.
    Resolved Known Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System
    • Video corruption is no longer randomly seen during DVD playback using Windows Media Player.
    • Progressive scan DVD content no longer causes Windows Media Center to hang.
    • Interlaced DVD content no longer exhibits frame drops and jerky playback.
    • “Host Application not responding” error message is no longer randomly displayed when launching the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center.
    Resolved Known Issues for the Windows XP Operating System
    • Frame drops are no longer observed when playing HD interlaced content in Windows Media Center.
    • Call of Duty – Black Ops no longer randomly hangs on AMD Radeon HD 57xx series products.
    • Crossfire using AMD Radeon HD 68xx series products no longer hangs intermittently when running 3dMark 2006.
    • “Host Application not responding” error message is no longer randomly displayed when launching the AMD Catalyst Control Center.
    Known issues under the Windows 7 operating system

    The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows 7 operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst. These include:
    • Blocky video corruption may be displayed randomly when playing back SD DVD content using Windows Media Player.
    • Video may flicker randomly when using PowerDVD to play the blu-ray edition of “Iron Man 2”.
    • Screen may flicker and objects may be duplicated in Medal of Honor under DirectX 11 with Crossfire enabled on AMD Radeon HD 69xx series products.
    • Objects may be duplicated in Dead Rising 2 when Super Anti Aliasing is enabled on AMD Radeon HD 69xx series products.
    Known Issues Under the Windows Vista Operating System

    The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows Vista operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst. These include:
    • AVIVO options do not take effect on WinDVD 10 blu-ray playback.
    • Doom 3 and Quake 4 may display corruption when running on a AMD Radeon HD 47xx series product.
    Known Issues under all Windows Operating Systems

    The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under all supported Windows operating systems in the latest version of AMD Catalyst. These include:
    • An error message may be displayed if the power plan is changed several times (from Power Save to High Performance) when the AMD Catalyst Control Center is open.
    • The AMD Catalyst Control Center may flicker when adjusting brightness using a hotkey.
    Installing the AMD Catalyst Software Driver
    For further information and general help on software driver installation, game issues, and more, visit AMD Customer Care.
    Installation information can be found at: How to Install Your ATI Product.
    AMD Catalyst Crew Driver Feedback
    This driver release incorporates suggestions received through the AMD Catalyst™ Crew Driver Feedback program. To provide us with your feedback, visit Catalyst™ Crew Driver Feedback.
     
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  19. Mike

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    Here are some additional details for AMD Radeon driver users who are looking for the latest release. I was a bit confused myself by these different drivers.

    11.1a which Ross posted about here is actually newer than the 11.1 WHQL release. The filesize for the 64-bit setup executable is 104 MB (110,086,856 bytes) with a MD5 of eaa6d894747b7f32802ba4d63a87517d.

    The 11.1 release is older. It does not contain the Tessellation slider and some performance improvements are not present. The filesize of the 64-bit setup executable is 91.5 MB (96,023,512 bytes). The MD5 here is 4c7ce5c1db3f13d71c1fc1abdc089701.

    I wanted to clear this up, since Guru3D only mentions 11.1a at the very bottom of a quite long announcement regarding these drivers and this thread shows 11.1a first, implying that driver may be older than 11.1 when it is not.
     
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  20. cybercore

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    Don't try to enable "Tessalation_NA"="0" in the WHQL version, the option is simply not there. Use 11.1a Jan26 instead, it's all there without tweaks. : )


    Edit:

    One tweak you may wanna use though, which is applicable to both 11.1 WHQL and 11.1a Hotfix:

    Standard.PNG
    View attachment Standard.zip

    With this tweak you get the antialiaing filters (Standard and Edge-Detect) just like in ATI 6000 series.

    Code:
    [B]Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[/B]
    [B][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0000\UMD][/B]
    [B]"AAF_Value_SET"="Standard:0,Edge-detect:3"[/B]
    [B]"AAF_Mapping_SET"="0(Standard:2,Edge-detect:12) 2(Standard:2) 4(Standard:4,Edge-detect:12) 8(Standard:8,Edge-detect:24) 16(Standard:16)"[/B]
    

    Copy-paste to notepad and save as Standard.reg. Then run it, confirm the registry changes, and reboot.

    Enjoy. : - )
     
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