Graphic Drivers

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AMD have released Catalyst 11.2:

Highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 11.2 Windows release includes:
New Features:

The new Catalyst Control Center features
  • Catalyst AI Texture Filtering updates
    • The Quality setting has now been improved to match the High Quality setting in all respects but one; it enables an optimization that limits tri-linear anisotropic filtering to areas surrounding texture mipmap level transitions, while doing bilinear anisotropic filtering elsewhere. This optimization offers a way to improve filtering performance without visibly affecting image quality
    • The Performance setting has been updated to address the sharpness of the default Quality setting causing shimmering in certain cases. It now provides a smoother filtering option that eliminates most shimmering while preserving the improved detail provided by anisotropic filtering.
  • Tessellation Controls
    • Supported on the ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series and the AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series
    • New settings give users full control over the Tessellation levels used in applications.
      • The default selection “AMD Optimized” setting is intended to set the best level of Tessellation on a per application basis. The “AMD Optimized” setting is designed to help users get the maximum visual benefit of Tessellation, while minimizing the performance impact associated with enabling Tessellation. Currently no applications have been profiled.
      • 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
  • Morphological Anti-Aliasing support for the ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series
    • AMD Catalyst now includes official support for Morphological Anti-Aliasing for the ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series
Support Video Quality settings during Blu-ray 3D playback
  • Supported on the AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series
  • Requires Blu-ray 3D player software, 3D supported display and 3D Stereoscopic glasses
  • Users can now enable the Video Quality settings within the Catalyst Control Center when playing Blu-ray 3D content
Performance Improvements:
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops:
    • Performance increases up to 11% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series single card configurations with anisotropic filtering and anti-aliasing enabled
  • Batman Arkham Asylum:
    • Performance increases up to 4% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series single configurations with anisotropic filtering and anti-aliasing disabled.
Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System

This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst™ 11.2 software suite for Windows 7. These include:
  • Corruption is no longer randomly observed running the Unigine Heaven benchmark.
  • Texture corruption is no longer observed when running the Unigine Heaven benchmark with Super AA enabled in the Catalyst Control Center.
  • HAWX no longer intermittently displays corruption when running in DirectX 9 mode.
  • Visual corruption is no longer seen when running Lost Planet in DirectX 10 mode.
  • Playing a 720p WMV format file no longer randomly causes laggy system performance.
  • Video corruption no longer intermittently affects the display when playing a SD format DVD using Windows Media Player.
  • Choppy video playback is no longer observed when playing a DVD with interlaced content using WinDVD 10.
  • 8x Anti Aliasing is now correctly listed as available with certain 3D applications.
  • The AMD Ladybug demo no longer freezes when viewed in camera mode.
  • DirectX 9.0 games no longer show intermittent corruption at the bottom of one of the cloned displays.
Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System
  • Flickering is no longer randomly observed when applying Video Gamma settings.
  • The system no longer hangs intermittently when playing Medal of Honor.
  • Civilization V no longer generates a VPU Recovery faulty when Crossfire mode is enabled.
  • Warhammer – Dawn of War 2 no longer randomly displays a wireframe when running at High game settings.
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:
  • Texture corruption may be randomly observed when task switching from OpenGL applications with Super AA enabled.
  • Texture corruption may be randomly observed when swapping displays with Open GL applications running and Super AA enabled.
  • 3D Mark Vantage benchmark may randomly hang at the end of the benchmark.
  • Playing Bioshock may display random corruption with Vsync and MLAA enabled.
  • Water textures may display flickering in World of Warcraft with the AA filter set to “Edge Detect” and Crossfire enabled.
  • Visual corruption may be randomly displayed playing Dirt2 in DirectX 11 mode and driving through water.
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:
  • World of Warcraft may fail when alt-tabbing out and into the game.
Known Issues Under the Windows XP Operating System

The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows XP operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst™. These include:
  • Civilization V may stop responding during launch.
  • Texture corruption may be observed running Quake 4.
  • AVIVO settings my stop working intermittently.
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:
  • LCD Overdrive settings may be lost when enabling/disabling Crossfire.
  • OpenCL™ 1.1 conformance tests have not been run with this version of the AMD Catalyst™ Driver Suite and the ATI Stream SDK v2.3. If you require an OpenCL™ 1.1 conformant driver, we recommend that you install the AMD Catalyst™ 10.12 Driver Suite.
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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


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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
 




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/674/203...les/amd_catalyst_11.4_preview_win7_march7.exe

:andwhat:

Note! This Preview is provided “AS IS” in accordance with the End User License Agreement.
 


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
 


 


Highwayman

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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
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Re: Re; Graphic Drivers

Nvidia outs 270.61 WHQL drivers





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.
 


kemical

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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'.
 


kemical

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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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kemical

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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/674/203...t_11.4a_hotfix_8.84.9rc2_win7_vista_apr27.exe
XP
https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/203...talyst_11.4a_hotfix_8.84.9rc2_winxp_apr27.exe
 


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kemical

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Re: Re; Graphic Drivers

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


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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.

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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
 


Highwayman

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think the link is chinned dude...
 


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