Graphic Drivers

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  1. kemical

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    AMD have released Catalyst 11.2:

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    ATI Catalyst Application Profiles
    Description:
    This release of ATI Catalyst™ delivers support for the latest ATI CrossFireX™ profiles in a separate executable file ensuring users have access to the absolute latest set of profiles installed on their PC.

    New profiles added to this release:

    - Need for Speed: Shift 2: Improves CrossFire performance
    - F1 2010: Fixes flickering seen on some tracks when running in CrossFire mode


    Download

    These profiles released by AMD can work equally well for single card set-ups as certain profiles are included for single cards too
     
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    Thanks I will wait until they appear on the Nvidia site
     
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    [​IMG]

    Catalyst 11.4 early preview


    Features:

    --> Delivers performance enhancements for the AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series & Windows 7.

    --> Fixed cases where Dragon Age 2 would hang in DirectX11 on ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series products.

    --> Includes enhancements to the AMD Catalyst Control Center™

    * New task based Display Management controls
    Simplifies the configuration of displays and display settings

    * New Eyefinity setup group
    Setting up an Eyefinity group has never been easier

    * New branding (based on system configuration)
    AMD based platform – AMD VISION Engine Control Center
    Discrete AMD GPU with Intel CPU – AMD Catalyst Control Center™

    * AMD Catalyst update notification (found within the Information Center)
    Please note this functionality is not yet enabled, but will be in a future AMD Catalyst release
    This feature will be used to notify users that new AMD Catalyst software packages are available




    Instructions:

    Download and install the AMD Catalyst driver hotfix from the following location:

    https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/20307/1m/www2.ati.com/drivers/hotfix/radeon_6990_antilles/amd_catalyst_11.4_preview_win7_march7.exe

    :andwhat:

    Note! This Preview is provided “AS IS” in accordance with the End User License Agreement.
     
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    In the meantime, Catalyst 11.4 has been updated several times already.

    Last Updated
    3/29/2011


    AMD Catalyst

    AMD Catalyst™ Driver 11.4 early Preview Features:

    Support for the AMD Radeon™ HD 6790 series of products

    A number of performance optimizations, as highlighted here:

    The AMD Catalyst

    * Performance enhancement for Shogun 2 (DX11 version) when running Anti-Aliasing
    * Enhancements to the AMD Catalyst Control Center™
    * New task based Display Management controls
    * Simplifies the configuration of displays and display settings
    * New Eyefinity setup group
    * Setting up an Eyefinity group has never been easier
    * New branding (based on system configuration)
    * AMD based platform – AMD VISION Engine Control Center
    * Discrete AMD GPU with Intel CPU – AMD Catalyst Control Center™
    * AMD Catalyst update notification (found within the Information Center)
    * Please note this functionality is not yet enabled, but will be in a future AMD Catalyst release
    * This feature will be used to notify users that new AMD Catalyst software packages are available
    * Includes fixes where Dragon Age 2 would hang in DirectX11 on ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series products.
    * Includes fixes where MediaEspresso 6.5 and 6.0 may crash while initializing
    * Includes a fix for game corruption issues in BulletStorm
    * Includes a fix for the AMD Catalyst Control Center install; resolves the issue of not being able to launch CCC after Catalyst has finished installing
    * Includes a fix for the Tessellation slider sometimes setting the incorrect value
     
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    Re: Re; Graphic Drivers

    AMD have released 11.3 drivers, dunno if they better than the 11.4 beta, but there ya go
    ATI Radeon
     
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    Re: Re; Graphic Drivers

    Nvidia outs 270.61 WHQL drivers


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    Performance boosts, new 3D Vision features
    Nivida has rolled out a new set of WHQL drivers which promise to deliver significant performance boosts in certain titles.

    RPG lovers will be thrilled to hear that Dragon Age II now runs up to 6.2 times faster on a GTX 580 SLI setup, while it ends up 3.6 times faster on the mid-range GTX 560 Ti. Other titles saw a much smaller, but nonetheless significant increase, ranging from 11 percent in Just Cuase 2 to 4 percent in Mafia 2.

    Nvidia has also tweaked 3D Vision support for all enthusiasts who embraced it. Frame rates jumped across the board, particularly with SLI setups, with a staggering 367 percent in Call of Duty: Black Ops, 350% in Left 4 Dead 2, NFS:Shift 259 percent and so on.

    3D depth of field effects have also been improved, that is to say 3D crosshair is now several times faster. Nvidia has also simplified the installation of 3D Vision by integrating the 3D Vision USB controller into the driver, along with some other optimizations.

    You can check out the details here.
     
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    Re: Re; Graphic Drivers

    The latest version of the 11.4 Catalyst can be found here: Downloads

    This driver is not WHQL.
    OpenGL is newer, Direct3D and 2D are the same (vs latest 11.4 pre)
    This driver is not a part of the early catalyst preview 11.4 branch,(pre build: 8.840.x this build: 8.841) it will probably end newer and better than 11.4 WHQL.

    Nice boost in DirectCompute applications.
    OpenCL version: OpenCL 1.1 AMD-APP-SDK-v2.4 (595.10) FULL_PROFILE
    99% bug is FIXED.


    As always with such releases 'Use at your own risk'.
     
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    Re: Re; Graphic Drivers

    The above driver has now gone WHQL and an early release can be found here: Download

    AMD will post tomorrow so links will go up asap.
     
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    Re: Re; Graphic Drivers

    AMD has released the Catalyst 11.4c Hotfix graphics driver for Windows XP, Vista and 7. This driver resolves intermittent flickering issues seen in several games when using an HD 6600 series graphics card in DirectX 9 mode.

    AMD Catalyst™ Driver 11.4c Hotfix Feature:
    Resolves intermittent flickering issues seen in the following applications in a system using an AMD Radeon™ HD 6600 series graphics card with DDR3 memory and running in DirectX® 9 mode:

    •Civilization 5
    •Dead Rising 2
    •Fallout 3
    •Mafia 2
    •NBA 2010
    •ShenGuiChuanQi
    •Starcraft 2
    •Warcraft III
    •World of Warcraft



    Instructions:
    Download and install the AMD Catalyst driver hotfix from the following locations:
    Win7&vista
    https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/20307/1m/www2.ati.com/drivers/hotfix/catalyst_11.4_hotfixes/amd_catalyst_11.4a_hotfix_8.84.9rc2_win7_vista_apr27.exe
    XP
    https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/20307/1m/www2.ati.com/drivers/hotfix/catalyst_11.4_hotfixes/amd_catalyst_11.4a_hotfix_8.84.9rc2_winxp_apr27.exe
     
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    Re: Re; Graphic Drivers

    Here is a preliminary link for the Catalyst 11.4 Application profile CAP1:


    Download

    As of yet no release notes..
     
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    Re: Nforce 15.53

    Nvidia has released new nForce 15.56 / 15.58 drivers for nForce-based motherboards. These drivers are for some of the 5, 6, 7 and 9 series nForce motherboards under Windows XP, Vista and 7.

    NVIDIA Driver Downloads - Advanced Search
     
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    The 11.5 hotfix has been updated to RC2 (see notes below)

    AMD Catalyst™ Driver 11.5a Hotfix Feature:
    •Includes performance optimizations and resolves various quality issues for the upcoming release of Brink™
    •Resolves transcoding video lagging issues seen when converting multiple H.264 clips to MPEG2 Blu-ray video
    •Resolves the intermittent mouse cursor lag issue seen by some users
    •Resolves intermittent flickering issues seen in the following applications in a system using an AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 series graphics card with DDR3 memory and running in DirectX® 9 mode:
    ◦Civilization 5
    ◦Dead Rising 2
    ◦Fallout 3
    ◦Mafia 2
    ◦NBA 2010
    ◦ShenGuiChuanQi
    ◦Starcraft 2
    ◦Warcraft III
    ◦World of Warcraft

    RC2 Additional notes:
    •Support for additional Stereo 3D-capable displays:
    ◦Viewsonic V3D241wm-LED
    ◦3D Projectors

    Link
     
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    think the link is chinned dude...
     

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