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AMD has released the Catalyst 11.6b Hotfix graphics driver for Windows XP, Vista and 7. This driver resolves blue screen, screen flicker at idle and corrupt mouse pointer issues. It also provides support for the Radeon HD 6550D and HD 6530D series.
 


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As I update my drivers like a fanATIc this is good news, not that I have any problems I seem to just love driver updates. :l:
 


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We aim to please Nemesis.. :)
 


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This is a different, later version, of the 11.6b I posted earlier:

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AMD Catalyst™ driver 11.6b Hotfix Features:
  • Resolves the following issues:
    • Blue screen erorrs (BSOD) seen when connecting a HDMI and DisplayPort based display to an AMD Radeon HD graphics product when using AMD Catalyst 11.6
    • Screen flickering when the system is idle
    • Mouse pointer corruption found in previous AMD Catalyst releases
  • AMD Catalyst driver support for systems with the following AMD products installed:
    • A6-3600 - AMD Radeon HD 6530D
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I'm testing them now so update later..

Seem good n quick, keepers for me..
 


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Catalyst Application profile 11.6 Cap 3 has been released. Download link can be found here:


AMD Catalyst Application Profile - 11.6 CAP3 download from Guru3D.com

Changes include:

Medieval 2 Total War: New CrossFire Profile

Drakensang: The River of Time: New CrossFire Profile

Sanctum: New CrossFire profile

Shogun 2: Forced on Anti-Aliasing through the Catalyst Control Center has been disabled

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine: Forced on Anti-Aliasing through the Catalyst Control Center has been disabled

WinDVD: Forced on Anti-Aliasing through the Catalyst Control Center has been disabled

Men of War: Assault Squad: Disables CrossFire support

Age of Empires Online: Disables CrossFire support
 


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11.7 Catalysts are out:

ATI Radeon


Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 11.7 Windows release includes:
Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 11.7 software suite for Windows 7. These include:
  • All issues experienced with mouse cursor lag have been resolved
  • Resolves system hangs seen in the AMD Catalyst 11.6 driver on specific HDMI and DP displays
  • Log event (Event ID 62464) issues when playing video content have been resolved
  • Bluray playback using PowerDVD 10 under High Performance mode no longer randomly displays a blank screen.
  • Bluray playback using PowerDVD 10 under High Performance mode no longer randomly hangs.
  • Some Divx format files no longer display video corruption using WinDVD.
  • AVIVO Video Quality settings are now correctly applied to Flash Video Content.
  • AMD SteadyVideo is now applied to Home Video clips when using WinDVD 10.
  • Random screen corruption is no longer displayed when changing desktop themes.
  • Chequerboard corruption is no longer displayed intermittently when playing DirectX 10 titles in a Crossfire configuration with Eyefinity enabled.
  • Shogun II now renders the cinematics correctly when run in various Eyefinity configurations.
  • Video playback now works correctly when Hardware acceleration is enabled with VLC Player version 1.1.9.
  • Crossfire now functions correctly when playing Hamilton’s Great Adventure.
  • Video corruption is no longer observed when when using the Forward slider on 720P Divx format video clips using Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center.
  • PowerDVD now correctly handles 3D Bluray content.
  • Portal 2 no longer displays flickering on water surface textures with Medium and Low Shader detail settings.
  • Image stabilization now functions correctly when playing Divx content using Windows Media Player.
  • Wraparound corruption is no longer displayed intermittently after exiting a 3D application.
AMD Catalyst
 


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Catalyst 11.8 Preview driver can be downloaded here:

http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/Catalyst118DriverPreview.aspx

AMD Catalyst Control Center / AMD Vision Engine Control Center 11.8 Driver Preview Features:
The following download provides the following features in addition to the AMD Catalyst Control Center / AMD Vision Engine Control Center 11.7 driver release
  • Enables AMD HD3D technology support on DisplayPort panels, such as Samsung 750 and 950 series 3D displays
  • Improves performance:

    -Up to 10% in Crysis 2 DirectX 11 version for both non-Anti-Aliasing, and application enabled Anti-Aliasing cases on the AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 series of products
    -Up to 8% in Fear 3 DirectX 11 version with application enabled Anti-Aliasing on the AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 series of products
    -Up to 30% when AMD’s Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA) is enabled through the Catalyst Control Center on AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 series of products
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Nvidia has released the Beta 280.19 driver for Windows XP, Vista and 7.

This is the first beta release from the Release 280 family of drivers. You can read more about this family of drivers on GeForce.com.
This driver package supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500-series desktop GPUs as well as ION desktop GPUs. This driver package also includes the 3D Vision Controller driver.
New in Release 280.19
NVIDIA SLI
  • Enables SLI technology on SLI-certified motherboards with AMD chipsets: 990FX, 990X, and 970.
NVIDIA 3D Vision
  • With Release 280 drivers, the 3D Vision Controller driver is now included with all GPU driver installations. Users are no longer required to install a separate 3D Vision Controller driver or CD driver. This driver includes the 280.10 3D Vision Controller driver. For more information, please view this knowledgebase article for more information.
  • Adds support for viewing 3DVisionLive.com and YouTube 3D with NVIDIA SLI PCs. Please view this knowledgebase article for more information on 3D Vision Window Mode.
  • Adds support for Window mode for 3D Vision Video Player. This requires v1.7.2 or higher of the player.
  • Adds support for new 3D Vision projectors: Acer X1111, BenQ W710ST, and NEC NP-V300W
  • Added the following 3D Vision game profiles:
    • Alice Madness Returns
    • Back to the Future (Episodes 1-5)
    • Chuang Shi Xi You (创世西游)
    • Dao Jian 2 刀剑2
    • The Darkness 2
    • Deep Black
    • Dou Zhan Shen 斗战神
    • Dragon Ball Online
    • Dungeons and Dragons: Online
    • Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising
    • League of Legends 英雄联盟
    • LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
    • Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar
    • The Lord of the Rings: War in the North
    • Mars
    • Might & Magic Heroes VI
    • Mount & Blade: Warband
    • Mount & Blade: With Fire and Blade
    • RAGE
    • Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad
    • Rise of the Immortals
    • Rusty Hearts
    • Serious Sam 3: BFE
    • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
  • Update the following 3D Vision game profiles
    • Crysis 2 – rating changed to Excellent. NVIDIA recommends using the v1.9 game patch.
    • Deep Black – rating change to 3D Vision Ready
    • Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition – convergence changes and rating changed to 3D Vision Ready
Other
  • Installs HD Audio driver version 1.2.23.3
  • Installs PhysX System Software to version 9.10.0514
  • Supports playing back Blu-ray 3D discs when connecting your GPU to an HDMI 1.4 3D TV. Playback requires compatible software application from CyberLink, ArcSoft, Roxio, or Corel. For GPU and system requirements, visit the NVIDIA Blu-ray 3D website.
  • Supports the new GPU-accelerated features in Adobe Creative Suite 5 including Photoshop CS5.
  • Supports GPU-acceleration for smoother online HD videos with Adobe Flash.
  • Supports OpenGL 3.3 for GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
  • Supports OpenGL 4.1 on GeForce 400 series and later GPUs.
  • Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, DirectX 11, and OpenGL, including 3-way SLI, Quad SLI, and SLI support on SLI-certified Intel X58-based motherboards.
  • Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.
  • Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.
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Re: [langtitle=vi]Re: Graphic Drivers[/langtitle]

Nvidia has released the 280.26 WHQL certified driver. This driver is for GeForce 6 and higher desktop cards. It resolves SLI issues on the GTX 500 series in Crysis 2, adds support for new 3D Vision monitors and provides new 3D Vision game profiles. The driver package also contains the 9.10.0514 PhysX drivers.
 


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Re: [langtitle=vi]Re: Graphic Drivers[/langtitle]

AMD have an updated 11.8 preview driver out. Highlights include:

AMD Catalyst Driver 11.8 early Preview Features:

Delivers performance enhancements for the AMD Radeon HD 5000/6000 Series. Includes enhancements to the AMD Catalyst Control Center. New task based Display Management controls

Enhanced support for generic read-write memory and highperformance atomics in shaders (EXT_shader_image_load_store and ARB_shader_atomic_counters extensions), allowing advanced graphics algorithms to be implemented. Increased flexibility in how texture memory is allocated and managed (ARB_compressed_texture_pixel_storage and EXT_texture_storage extensions). Improved control and access to geometry instancing for improved performance (ARB_transform_feedback_instanced and ARB_base_instance).
  • Improvements to the OpenGL Shading Language (GLSL).◦Added control over GPU optimizations related to depth testing (AMD_conservative_depth).Build Info:DriverVer=08/08/2011, 8.880.8.00008.88.8-110808a-123505E-ATI
http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/AMDCatalystOpenGL42BetaWin.aspx
I did some benching and this driver is fast. Especially if your an owner of a 5000/6000 series card . Try running the Heaven bench and see.. :)
 


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Nvidia have released their version of the OpenGL 4.2 update:

OpenGL Driver Support


Windows driver version 280.28 and Linux drivers version 280.10.01.02 provide full support for OpenGL 4.2 and GLSL 4.20 on capable hardware. This driver also supports several new OpenGL extensions for both 4.2-capable GPUs and older GPUs.

OpenGL Driver Support | NVIDIA Developer Zone
 


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AMD has released the official Catalyst 11.8 graphics driver.

Highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 11.8 Windows release include:
New Features
  • AMD Overdrive has been enhanced to include both CPU and GPU over-clocking controls within the AMD Vision Control Center
  • CPU over-clocking is only supported on AMD Black edition CPUs
Performance Highlights
  • Improves performance up to 10% in Crysis 2 DirectX 11 version for both non-Anti-Aliasing, and application enabled Anti-Aliasing cases on the AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 and AMD Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
  • Improves performance up to 8% in Fear 3 DirectX 11 version with application enabled Anti-Aliasing on the
    AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 and AMD Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
  • Improves performance up to 30% when AMD’s Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA) is enabled through the
    Catalyst™ Control Center on the AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 and AMD Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
  • Improves performance up to 20% in Call of Duty Black Operations for single GPU and Multi-GPU configurations on the AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 and AMD Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
Reference

How to Install Your AMD Product.
 


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hope they better than the 11.8 previews, cos they sucked for DIRT3 (at least pre 1.2 update edition, haven't tested since then)
 


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hope they better than the 11.8 previews, cos they sucked for DIRT3 (at least pre 1.2 update edition, haven't tested since then)
11.8 plus the latest cap package and dirt3 is fine here, good boost in perf in most of my games. Had my first BSOD with these though while waking from sleep. I would follow my own advice with bsods but to be frankly honest I really can't be bothered at the moment :D
 


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Good to hear, just for some reason I found 11.7 and 11.8 preview dropped about 20-30fps which is very noticable even on a fast rig, recently rolled back to 11.6b v2 (fastest previous drivers I find). Will test whql 11.8 maybe later and report findings.
 


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Good news, the 11.8 whql does indeed fix the DIRT3 FPS dropping glitch
 


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AMD has released the official Catalyst 12.2 graphics driver for the HD 2000 series and above. This driver enables Windows Vista and 7 support for the HD 7900 and HD 7700 series, adds Supersampling AA in DX10 and DX11 games, and has Eyefinity 2.1 enhancements.
 


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Nvidia has released the 296.10 WHQL certified driver. This driver is for GeForce 6 and higher desktop cards. It adds support for the GeForce GTX 560 SE, boosts SLI performance in several games, adds 3D Vision support for new games, and contains bug fixes. The driver package also updates the PhysX drivers to version 9.12.0213.
 


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New beta on the block for AMD:


AMD Catalyst™
driver version 8.95.5
Last Updated
3/19/2012

This AMD Catalyst™ driver version 8.95.5 features support for the AMD Radeon™ HD 7800 Series.
Windows 7 support for the AMD Radeon™ HD 7800 Series

•Enables support for Windows 7 64-bit

Super Sampling Anti-Aliasing: Level of Detail (LOD) Image Quality enhancements

•Supported on the AMD Radeon™ HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
•LOD Image quality enhancements have been improved when enabling Super Sample Anti-Aliasing and Adaptive
•Anti-Aliasing through the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center for DirectX® 10 and DirectX® 11 applications.
•Applications must support in game Anti-Aliasing for the feature to work (Forced on Anti-Aliasing through the
•Catalyst Control Center is not supported for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications)
•To be supported in AMD Catalyst 12.4

Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA): Significant performance enhancements
•Supported on the AMD Radeon™ HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
•MLAA now operates up 80% faster than previous versions of MLAA
•To be supported in AMD Catalyst 12.4
Download:

AMD Catalyst
 


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