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NVIDIA GeForce 304.79 Beta has been released. This driver is compatible for both 7 and 8.




Adds support for NVIDIA TXAANVIDIA TXAA is new film-style anti-aliasing technique designed specifically to reduce temporal aliasing (crawling and flickering in motion) through a combination of hardware AA, custom CG film style AA resolve, and a temporal filter. The Secret World is the first game to support TXAA (support will be enabled in an upcoming patch). TXAA is supported on GeForce GTX 600-series Kepler-based GPUs.
New SLI Support - Adds or updates the following SLI profiles:

  • The Secret World - added
  • End of Nations - added
  • Nexuiz (also provided earlier via NVIDIA Update)
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier (also provided earlier via NVIDIA Update)
  • Tornado Force - added
  • Tribes: Ascend - updated
Key Fixes

  • Fixed a compatibility issue with Civilization V and GeForce 400/500 series GPUs
  • Fixed instances of flickering or missing mouse cursor when hardware cursor is enabled (reported with Aion, World of Warcraft, Eve Online and
  • others).
  • Fixed instances of very low frame rates in Deus Ex: Human Revolution (DX11).
  • Fixed an issue that caused a PC reboot instead of a PC shut down.
  • Fixed an issue that led to a black screen after driver installation.
  • Power management mode settings now persist across driver over installs.
New in R304 Drivers (Introduced previously with 304.48 drivers):
Performance Boost – Increases performance for GeForce 400/500/600 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 301.42 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:
GeForce GTX 680:

  • Up to 18% in Batman: Arkham City
  • Up to 15% in Dragon Age II
  • Up to 10% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
  • Up to 60% in Total War: Shogun 2 (fixes performance issue with latest game patch)
GeForce GTX 560:

  • Up to 14% in Batman: Arkham City
  • Up to 5% in Battlefield 3 with SLI
  • Up to 4% in Dragon Age II
  • Up to 8% in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings with SLI
  • Up to 7% in Lost Planet 2
Key Fixes
Fixes an intermittent vsync stuttering issue with GeForce GTX 600-series GPUs.
Fixes an issue where some manufacturer’s factory overclocked cards default to and run at lower clocks.
Fixes a performance issue in Total War: Shogun 2 with the latest game patch.
Download:

NVIDIA Driver Downloads - Advanced Search
 


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AMD has moved to the AMD Radeon™ HD 2000, AMD Radeon HD 3000, and AMD Radeon HD 4000 Series new driver support model. These updates will focus on resolving application specific issues and critical updates. The reason for the shift in support policy is largely due to the fact that the AMD Radeon HD 2000, AMD Radeon HD 3000, and AMD Radeon HD 4000 Series have been optimized to their maximum potential from a performance and feature perspective.
CERT recently approached AMD with information pertaining to what they believed to be a possible video driver vulnerability exposed by non-default settings of the Microsoft® Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET). EMET is a security test tool that allows system administrators to create test conditions to validate correct behavior of system components or indicate potential weak points. The presence of an issue does not necessarily mean that this issue can be exploited in regular operation of a system. The default safety settings of the EMET do not cause the issue in question to occur.
The AMD Catalyst 12.6 beta driver for the AMD Radeon HD 2000, AMD Radeon HD 3000, and AMD Radeon HD 4000 Series is designed to resolve a possible video driver vulnerability issue and to minimize the occurrence of system crashes.
Instructions:

Download and install the Driver from the following location:

For detailed instructions on how to install the drivers, please refer to:

Note! This Driver is provided “AS IS” and under the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement provided
therewith.

Applicable Products:
This article applies to the following configuration(s):
Hardware:

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  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 3000 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 2000 Series
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  • Windows 7 64-bit Edition
  • Windows 7 32-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista 32-bit Edition
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  • Windows XP 32-bit Edition
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New beta over at Guru 3d:



Download the NVIDIA GeForce 305.53 Windows Vista and 7 64-bit driver. These where found at the developer zone @ nvidia.com. It's an OpenGL 4.3 beta driver (DriverVer = 08/02/2012, 8.17.13.0553).You will need any one of the following Fermi or Kepler based GPUs to get access to the OpenGL 4.3 and GLSL 4.30 functionality:

  • Quadro series: 6000, 600, 5000, 410, 4000, 400, 2000D, 2000
  • GeForce 600 series: GTX 690, GTX 680, GTX 670, GT 645, GT 640, GT 630, GT 620, GT 610, 605
  • GeForce 500 series: GTX 590, GTX 580, GTX 570, GTX 560 Ti, GTX 560 SE, GTX 560, GTX 555, GTX 550 Ti, GT 545, GT 530, GT 520, 510
  • GeForce 400 series: GTX 480, GTX 470, GTX 465, GTX 460 v2, GTX 460 SE v2, GTX 460 SE, GTX 460, GTS 450, GT 440, GT 430, GT 420, 405
NVIDIA GeForce 305.53 64-bit
NVIDIA GeForce 305.53 32-bit
NVIDIA GeForce 305.53 XP 32-bit

Reference:

NVIDIA GeForce 305.53 XP Vista and 7 Download
 


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AMD have released Catalyst 12.8 WHQL. Release notes to follow. Drivers are win7/8 and vista

Release notes:

Feature Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.8: Windows 8 support



AMD’s first logo certified driver for Windows 8 production featuring support for the DirectX® 11.1 and the new WDDM 1.2 driver model:


•Target-Independent Rasterization (TIR): TIR is a new rendering path that enables superior anti-aliasing in Direct3D driver applications.
•Native Stereo 3D Support: Windows 8 natively supports stereoscopic 3D gaming and videos via compatible applications.
•Unified Video API: Video playback has been integrated into the DirectX 11 API, enabling simultaneous video and gaming content. Transcoding performance may also be improved for supporting applications.
•Optimized screen rotation for rotation aware devices.
•Improved sleep/resume performance.
•Optimized GPU power consumption.
•Support for AMD features
◦AMD Eyefinity
◦OpenCL™
◦OpenGL
◦UVD
◦AMD Dual Graphics / AMD CrossFire™ Technology
◦AMD Overdrive
◦AMD Catalyst Control Center / Vision Engine Control Center
Download:


http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx
 


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This is a WHQL-certified driver for the new GeForce GTX 660 Ti GPU.
New in R304 Drivers:

  • Adds support for NVIDIA TXAA
    • NVIDIA TXAA is new film-style anti-aliasing technique designed specifically to reduce temporal aliasing (crawling and flickering in motion) through a combination of hardware AA, custom CG film style AA resolve, and a temporal filter.
    • The Secret World is the first game to support TXAA. Read about it on GeForce.com.
    • TXAA is supported on GeForce GTX 600-series Kepler-based GPUs.
    • Learn more about TXAA on GeForce.com.

  • NVIDIA SLI Technology Adds or updates the following SLI profiles:
    • Alan Wake's American Nightmare – added
    • Borderlands 2 – added
    • Darksiders 2 – added
    • End of Nations - added
    • F1 2011 – updated
    • F1 2012 – added
    • Final Fantasy XIV – updated
    • Nexuiz - added
    • Orcs Must Die! 2 – added
    • PlanetSide 2 - updated
    • Saints Row: The Third – updated
    • Shogun 2: Total War – updated
    • Sleeping Dogs – added
    • Spec Ops: The Line - added
    • The Secret World - updated
    • Torchlight II - added
    • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier - added
    • Tornado Force - added
    • Tribes: Ascend – updated

  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Adds or updates the following 3D Vision profiles:
    • A New Dawn – rated Fair
    • Alan Wake’s American Nightmare – rated Not Recommended
    • All Zombies Must Die! Scorepocalypse – rated Good
    • ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead Fair
    • Bang Bang Racing – rated Excellent
    • Brave – rated 3D Vision Ready
    • Devil May Cry 4- rated Fair
    • Dishonored – rated Good
    • End of Nations – rated Good
    • F1 2012 – rated Good
    • London 2012 The Official Video Game – rated Fair
    • Mad Doc Jr.'s Doom Rails – rated Excellent
    • Planetside 2 – rated Not Recommended
    • Prototype 2 – rated Poor
    • Raiderz – rated Fair
    • Roller Coaster Rampage – rated 3D Vision Ready
    • SCANIA Truck Driving Simulator – rated Fair
    • The Secret World – rated Good
    • Sleeping Dogs – rated Good
    • Spec Ops the Line – rated Good
    • Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends – rated Good

  • Other Profile Updates
    • Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support for Diablo III
    • Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support for L.A. Noire
    • Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support for Rayman Origins
    • Added NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Star Wars: The Old Republic
    • Disabled FXAA for several Windows programs like Media Player and Movie Maker.

  • NVIDIA Surround
    • Surround settings now persisted after new driver overinstall.

Additional Details

  • Installs PhysX System Software v9.12.0604.
  • Installs HD Audio v1.3.18.0.
  • Supports OpenGL 4.2 for GeForce 400-series and later GPUs.
  • Supports DisplayPort 1.2 for GeForce GTX 600 series GPUs.
  • Supports multiple languages and APIs for GPU computing: CUDA C, CUDA C++, CUDA Fortran, OpenCL, DirectCompute, and Microsoft C++ AMP.
  • 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 and AMD motherboards.
 


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Nvidia has released the Beta 306.02 graphics driver. This driver is for GeForce 6 and higher desktop cards under Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. It contains performance improvements for the 400, 500 and 600 series, adds Nvidia Control Panel ambient occlusion support for several games, updated SLI and 3D Vision profiles, and bug fixes. The driver package also contains the 9.12.0604 PhysX drivers.
 


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Nvidia has released the 306.23 WHQL certified graphics driver. This driver is for GeForce 6 and higher graphics cards under Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. It contains support for TXAA on the GTX 600 series, improves game performance on GeForce 400, 500 and 600 series cards, adds Ambient Occlusion support for several new games, adds SLI and 3D Vision profiles, and supports the upcoming Borderlands 2. The driver package also contains the 9.12.0604 PhysX drivers.



Release Highlights


This is the first WHQL-certified driver from the R304 family of drivers (304.xx to 306.xx) and the first WHQL-certified GeForce driver to combine support for Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista into a single driver package.
This is the recommended driver for the upcoming blockbuster PC games
Borderlands 2 with PhysX and 3D Vision technology and World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria with 3D Vision and DirectX 11 support.
New in R304 Drivers:

  • GPU Support
    • Adds support for GeForce GTX 660 Ti, GeForce GTX 660, and GeForce GTX 650.
    • Legacy Support Notification: GeForce 6-series and GeForce 7-series GPUs will be moved to legacy support after GeForce R304 drivers. GeForce R310 drivers (the next major family of drivers) will not support these products.

  • Adds support for NVIDIA TXAA
    • NVIDIA TXAA is new film-style anti-aliasing technique designed specifically to reduce temporal aliasing (crawling and flickering in motion) through a combination of hardware AA, custom CG film style AA resolve, and a temporal filter.
    • The Secret World is the first game to support TXAA. Read about it on GeForce.com.
    • TXAA is supported on GeForce GTX 600-series Kepler-based GPUs.
    • Learn more about TXAA on GeForce.com.

  • Performance Boost – Increases performance for GeForce 400/500/600 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 301.42 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:
GeForce GTX 680:

  • Up to 18% in Batman: Arkham City
  • Up to 15% in Dragon Age II
  • Up to 10% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
  • Up to 60% in Total War: Shogun 2 (fixes performance issue with latest game patch)
GeForce GTX 560:

  • Up to 14% in Batman: Arkham City
  • Up to 5% in Battlefield 3 with SLI
  • Up to 4% in Dragon Age II
  • Up to 8% in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings with SLI
  • Up to 7% in Lost Planet 2

  • NVIDIA SLI Technology Adds or updates the following SLI profiles:
    • Alan Wake's American Nightmare – added
    • Borderlands 2 – added
    • Darksiders 2 – added
    • End of Nations - added
    • F1 2011 – updated
    • F1 2012 – added
    • Final Fantasy XIV – updated
    • Nexuiz - added
    • Orcs Must Die! 2 – added
    • PlanetSide 2 - updated
    • Saints Row: The Third – updated
    • Shogun 2: Total War – updated
    • Sleeping Dogs – updated from latest beta
    • Spec Ops: The Line - added
    • The Secret World - updated
    • Torchlight II - added
    • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier - added
    • Tornado Force - added
    • Tribes: Ascend – updated

  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Adds or updates the following 3D Vision profiles:
    • Alan Wake's American Nightmare – rated Not Recommended
    • A New Dawn – rated Fair
    • All Zombies Must Die! Scorepocalypse – rated Good
    • ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead – rated Fair
    • Bang Bang Racing – rated Excellent
    • Borderlands 2 – updated profile with new convergence settings
    • Brave – rated 3D Vision Ready
    • Devil May Cry 4- rated Fair
    • Depth Hunter – updated rating to 3D Vision Ready
    • Dishonored – rated Good
    • End of Nations – rated Good
    • London 2012 The Official Video Game – rated Fair
    • Mad Doc Jr.'s Doom Rails – rated Excellent
    • Mass Effect 3 – updated in-game compatibility message and profile to be more compatible with community 3D mods
    • Max Payne 3 – updated rating to Excellent and updated in-game compatibility message to inform users to use DirectX 11, disable MSAA and use SSA0.
    • Raiderz – rated Fair
    • Roller Coaster Rampage – rated 3D Vision Ready
    • SCANIA Truck Driving Simulator – rated Fair
    • Street Fighter X Tekken – rated 3D Vision Ready
    • Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends – rated Good
    • Tiger Woods PGA 12: The Masters – rated Good
    • Tribes: Ascend – rated Fair
    • The Secret World – rated Good
    • The Walking Dead – rating Good
    • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria – rated Excellent

  • Other Profile Updates
    • Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support for Diablo III
    • Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support for L.A. Noire
    • Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support for Rayman Origins
    • Added NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Star Wars: The Old Republic
    • Added NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support Counter-strike: Global Offensive
    • Added NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support MechWarrior Online
    • Disabled FXAA for several Windows programs like Media Player and Movie Maker.

  • NVIDIA Surround
    • Surround settings now persisted after new driver overinstall.


  • Key Fixes
    • Fixes an intermittent vsync stuttering issue with GeForce GTX 600-series GPUs.
    • Fixes an issue where some manufacturer’s factory overclocked cards default to and run at lower clocks.
    • Fixes a performance issue in Total War: Shogun 2 with the latest game patch.
Additional Details

  • Installs PhysX System Software v9.12.0604.
  • Installs HD Audio v1.3.18.0.
  • Supports DisplayPort 1.2 for GeForce GTX 600 series GPUs.
  • Supports multiple languages and APIs for GPU computing: CUDA C, CUDA C++, CUDA Fortran, OpenCL, DirectCompute, and Microsoft C++ AMP.
  • 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 and AMD motherboards.


Supported Products


GeForce 600 Series

GeForce GTX 690, GeForce GTX 680, GeForce GTX 670, GeForce GTX 660 Ti, GeForce GTX 650, GeForce GTX 660, GeForce GT 645, GeForce GT 640, GeForce GT 630, GeForce GT 620, GeForce GT 610, GeForce 605GeForce 500 Series

GeForce GTX 590, GeForce GTX 580, GeForce GTX 570, GeForce GTX 560 Ti, GeForce GTX 560 SE, GeForce GTX 560, GeForce GTX 555, GeForce GTX 550 Ti, GeForce GT 545, GeForce GT 530, GeForce GT 520, GeForce 510GeForce 400 Series

GeForce GTX 480, GeForce GTS 450, GeForce GT 440, GeForce GT 430, GeForce GT 420, GeForce 405GeForce 300 Series

GeForce GT 340, GeForce GT 330, GeForce GT 320, GeForce 315, GeForce 310GeForce 200 Series

GeForce GTX 295, GeForce GTX 285, GeForce GTX 280, GeForce GTS 250, GeForce GTS 240, GeForce GT 230, GeForce GT 240, GeForce GT 220, GeForce G210, GeForce 210, GeForce 205GeForce 100 Series

GeForce GT 140, GeForce GT 130, GeForce GT 120, GeForce G100GeForce 9 Series

GeForce 9800 GX2, GeForce 9500 GS, GeForce 9400 GT, GeForce 9400, GeForce 9300 GS, GeForce 9300 GE, GeForce 9300 SE, GeForce 9300, GeForce 9200, GeForce 9100GeForce 8 Series

GeForce 8800 Ultra, GeForce 8500 GT, GeForce 8400 GS, GeForce 8400 SE, GeForce 8400, GeForce 8300 GS, GeForce 8300, GeForce 8200, GeForce 8200 /nForce 730a, GeForce 8100 /nForce 720aGeForce 7 Series

GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a, GeForce 7050 PV / NVIDIA nForce 630a, GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 610i, GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 620i, GeForce 7100 GS, GeForce 7150 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, GeForce 7300 SE / 7200 GS, GeForce 7300 LE, GeForce 7300 GS, GeForce 7300 GT, GeForce 7350 LE, GeForce 7500 LE, GeForce 7550 LE, GeForce 7600 LE, GeForce 7600 GS, GeForce 7600 GT, GeForce 7650 GSGeForce 6 Series

GeForce 6100, GeForce 6100 nForce 400, GeForce 6100 nForce 405, GeForce 6100 nForce 420, GeForce 6150, GeForce 6150 LE, GeForce 6150LE / Quadro NVS 210S, GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, GeForce 6200, GeForce 6200 A-LE, GeForce 6200 LE, GeForce 6200 TurboCache(TM), GeForce 6200SE TurboCache(TM), GeForce 6250, GeForce 6500, GeForce 6600, GeForce 6600 GT, GeForce 6600 LE, GeForce 6600 VE, GeForce 6610 XL, GeForce 6700 XL
 


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AMD Catalyst Mobility now includes support for AMD Enduro Technology.

  • AMD Enduro Technology for Notebooks delivers:
    • Long lasting battery life
    • GPU accelerated performance for gaming, video, and compute apps
    • A Seamless and automatic experience
New features found in Catalyst 12.9 Beta:

  • Re-designed Catalyst Control Center user interface
    • View all profiled applications
    • View recently run applications
    • Profile applications based on power source
  • Expert mode control and customization
  • Performance centric AC
  • Battery centric DC
Performance highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 12.9 Beta (versus AMD Catalyst 12.8)

  • Up to 10% in Lost Planet 2 in single GPU configurations
Feature Highlights of AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta Linux® Driver: New OS Support
This release of AMD Catalyst Linux introduces support for the following new operating systems.

  • Ubuntu 12.10 early look support
  • RHEL 6.3 production support
Resolved issue highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta driver

  • Tri and Quad CrossFire+ Eyefinity configurations – Certain DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications lower than expected performance
  • FireFox – corruption observed in CrossFire configurations
  • Enabling Overdrive settings increased clocks in all power states
  • Availability of AMD Video Converter support in AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta Windows 7 and Windows Vista packages
Instructions:
Download and install the Driver from the following location:

Please note that the Catalyst Control Center component of AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta (and future AMD Catalyst releases) requires that .NET 4.0 be installed.
For detailed instructions on how to install the drivers, please refer to:

  • Article GPU-33 for a Windows 7 based system
  • Article GPU-1 for a Windows Vista based system
  • Article GPU-2 for a Windows XP
Note! This Driver is provided “AS IS” and under the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement provided therewith.
Applicable Products:

This article applies to the following configuration(s):
Hardware:

  • AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 7000M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6000M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series

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Nvidia has released the 306.89 WHQL certified graphics driver. This driver is only for the new GeForce GTX 650 Ti card under Windows Vista, 7 and 8. For Windows XP, a separate 306.81 driver has been released for the GeForce GTX 650 Ti.
 


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Nvidia has released the 306.97 WHQL certified graphics driver. This driver is for GeForce 6 and higher graphics cards under Windows Vista, 7 and 8. It is the recommended driver for the Windows 8 launch, and also adds support for the new GeForce GTX 650 Ti. It is recommended for Borderlands 2 and WoW: Mists of Pandaria, and adds new SLI and 3D Vision profiles. The driver package also contains the 9.12.0604 PhysX drivers.
 


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The much anticipated 12.11 'Never settle' Catalysts have been released in beta form. A whql version is to be released in November.

FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA DRIVER:This driver introduces significant performance improvements for many games across ALL 28nm AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series products: HD 7700, HD7800 and HD7900.

Performance Highlights of the AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA Driver

  • 10%-15% more performance in Battlefield 3 in most cases
    More than 20% in certain missions and sequences (Comrades)​
  • Up to 7% more performance in Metro 2033​
  • Up to 10% more performance in DIRT Showdown​
  • Up to 8% more performance in Sleeping Dogs​
  • Up to 12% more performance in Civilization V​
  • Up to 10% more performance in StarCraft II​
  • Up to 8% more performance in Sniper Elite: V2
Resolved issue highlights of AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta Driver
  • Resolves performance issues (where GPU activity runs at lower values than expected) seen on the AMD Radeon HD 7870
  • AMD Catalyst Mobility 7970M performance for AMD Enduro™ Technology supported platforms has been substantially improved for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications. An updated driver for 7970M users featuring AMD Enduro™ Technology with additional DirectX 9 performance improvements will be released soon.
    • 3DMark Vantage – Up to 15%
    • 3DMark 11 – Up to 12%
    • AvP – Up to 11%
    • Battlefield 3 – Up to 25%
    • Crysis 2: Up to 45%
    • DiRT Showdown – Up to 62%
    • ETQW – Up to 8%
    • Hard Reset – Up to 8%
    • Just Cause 2 – Up to 90%
    • The Chronicles of Riddick – Up to 4%
    • Shogun 2 – Up to 56%
    • Sniper Elite V2 – Up to 60%
    • Tom Clancy’s HAWX – Up to 56%
    • Unigine Heaven – Up to 33%
    • Wolfenstein – Up to 9%

Limitations:
Hardware: AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series AMD Mobility Radeon HD 7000M Series AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6000M Series AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series

Download:
AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta Download
 


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AMD have released the 12.10 Whql Catalyst Drivers:



[h=1]AMD Catalyst Software Suite Version 12.10[/h]

Package Content

The AMD Catalyst software suite 12.10 contains the following:

  • AMD display driver version 9.002
  • HydraVision™ for Windows Vista[SUP]®[/SUP] and Windows[SUP]®[/SUP] 7
  • Southbridge/ IXP Driver
  • AMD Catalyst Control Center version 9.002/ AMD Vision Engine Control Center version 9.002
Caution!

  • The AMD Catalyst Control Center/ AMD Vision Engine Control Center requires that the Microsoft® .NET Framework SP1 be installed for Windows Vista. Without .NET SP1 installed, the AMD Catalyst Control Center / AMD Vision Engine Control Center will not launch properly and the user will see an error message.

Compatible Operating Systems

The latest version of the AMD Catalyst software suite is designed to support the following Microsoft[SUP]® [/SUP]Windows[SUP]®[/SUP] platforms:

  • Windows 8 32-bit version
  • Windows 8 64-bit version
  • Windows 7 32-bit version
  • Windows 7 64-bit version
  • Windows Vista 32-bit version
  • Windows Vista 64-bit version
FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 12.10 DRIVER:
AMD Catalyst 12.10 – Ready for Windows 8
For AMD Radeon™ HD 5000, HD 6000 and HD 7000 Series users, Microsoft® has certified today’s AMD Catalyst™ 12.10 release as “compatible with Windows 8.” With this driver, these products offer full support for WDDM 1.2, which is an updated model for graphics drivers that Microsoft has developed to ensure smooth performance and wide compatibility in their new operating system.

  • Target-Independent Rasterization (TIR): TIR is a new rendering path that enables superior anti-aliasing in Direct3D driver applications
  • Native Stereo 3D Support: Windows 8 natively supports stereoscopic 3D gaming and videos via compatible applications
  • Unified Video API: Video playback has been integrated into the DirectX® 11 API, enabling simultaneous video and gaming content. Transcoding performance may also be improved for supported applications.
  • Optimized screen rotation for rotation aware devices
  • Improved sleep/resume performance
  • Optimized GPU power consumption
  • Major technologies / features also supported under Windows 8:
    • AMD Eyefinity technology
    • OpenCL™
    • OpenGL
    • Unified Video Decoder (UVD)
    • AMD Dual Graphics
    • AMD CrossFire technology
    • AMD Overdrive
    • AMD Catalyst Control Center/ AMD Vision Engine Control Center
AMD Catalyst Mobility support for AMD Enduro™ Technology
AMD Catalyst Mobility now includes support for AMD Enduro™ Technology. AMD Enduro Technology is currently supported on all notebook Intel® IvyBridge platforms and AMD Comal platforms that support the AMD Radeon HD 7900M, 7800M, 7700M – additional products will be supported in future Catalyst releases.”
AMD Enduro™ Technology for Notebooks delivers:

  • Unbeatable battery life
  • GPU accelerated performance for gaming, video, and compute apps
  • A Seamless and automatic experience
New Enduro™ Technology features found in Catalyst 12.10:

  • Re-designed Catalyst Control Center user interface
    • View all profiled applications
    • View recently run applications
    • Profile applications based on power source
  • Expert mode control and customization
    • Performance centric AC
    • Battery centric DC
RESOLVED ISSUES
This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst12.10 software suite.
Resolved Issues for the Windows 8 Operating System

  • Enemy Territory Quake Wars performance affected when run at high resolutions
  • Wolfenstien performance affected when run at high resolutions
  • System hangs when disabling Eyefinity
  • World of Warcraft – Mists of Pandaria experiences graphical corruption when anti-aliasing is forced to 2X or higher
Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System

  • F1 2011 : Vehicle textures flicker when game is run at low settings
  • Dirt Showdown : Flickering seen when benchmark is run in DirectX 11 mode
  • Battlefield – Bad Company 2 : Flickering textures seen in AMD CrossFire mode
  • Alan Wake – Freezes when run in DirectX 9 mode with AMD CrossFire and Eyefinity enabled
  • Portal 2 – Freezes when run in DirectX 9 mode with AMD Crossfire and Eyefinity enabled
KNOWN ISSUES

The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced with the AMD Catalyst 12.10 software suite.

Known issues under the Windows 8 operating system

  • AMD Eyefinity portrait resolutions may not apply correctly when AMD CrossFire is enabled
Known issues under the Windows 7operating system

  • Serious Sam 3 may crash when AMD CrossFire and Eyefinity are enabled
  • May Payne 3 may experience flickering and ghosting when in DirectX 9 mode with Anti Aliasing enabled
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 AMD Product.
AMD ISSUE REPORTING FORM
This driver release incorporates suggestions received through the AMD Issue Reporting Form. To provide us with your feedback, visit the appropriate form:




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kemical

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Nvidia has released their own performance update driver:





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This is a beta driver from the new GeForce R310 family of drivers.
New in R310 Drivers:

  • Performance Boost – Increases performance for GeForce 400/500/600 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 306.97 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:

  • GeForce GTX 680:
    • Up to 11% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    • Up to 6% in StarCraft II
    • Up to 6% in Batman: Arkham City
    GeForce GTX 660:
    • Up to 6% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    • Up to 3% in Batman: Arkham City
    • Up to 4% in Dragon Age II

  • NVIDIA 3D Vision – Adds or updates the following 3D Vision profiles:
    • Assassin's Creed III rated Not Recommended
    • Bloody Good Time rated Good
    • Bullet Run rated Fair
    • Call of Duty Black Ops 2 rated Good
    • Carrier Command: Gaea Mission rated 3D Vision Ready
    • Dark Souls rated Fair
    • Dishonored rated Fair
    • FIFA 13 rated Good
    • Hitman: Absolution rated Fair
    • I Am Alive rated Fair
    • MLB 2K12 rated Fair
    • NBA 2K12 rated Good
    • Need for Speed: Most Wanted rated Fair
    • Sniper Elite V2 rated Poor
    • Tiny Troopers rated Fair
    • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD rated Good
    • Total War Battles: SHOGUN rated Good
    • XCOM: Enemy Unknown rated Fair

  • NVIDIA SLI Technology Adds or updates the following SLI profiles:
    • Dirt: Showdown – updated SLI profile
    • Dota 2 - updated SLI profile
    • Dou Zhan Shen – updated SLI profile
    • F1 2012 - added SLI profile
    • FIFA 13 – sdded SLI profile
    • Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad – updated SLI profile

  • Other Profile Updates
    • Updated NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Counter-strike: Global Offensive
    • Added NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Cross Fire
    • Updated NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Darksides 2
    • Added NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Dragon Nest
    • Updated NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Guild Wars 2
    • Updated NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Mechwarrrior Online
    • Added NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Meng San Guo

Additional Details

  • Installs PhysX System Software v9.12.0904.
  • Installs HD Audio v1.3.18.0.
  • Supports OpenGL 4.3 for GeForce 400-series and later GPUs.
  • Supports DisplayPort 1.2 for GeForce GTX 600 series GPUs.
  • Supports multiple languages and APIs for GPU computing: CUDA C, CUDA C++, CUDA Fortran, OpenCL, DirectCompute, and Microsoft C++ AMP.
  • 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 and AMD motherboards.
Download:

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The 12.11 Never settle beta driver from AMD has now been updated to beta version 6:

FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA DRIVER:
This driver introduces significant performance improvements for many games across ALL 28nm AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series products: HD 7700, HD7800 and HD7900.
Performance Highlights of the AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA Driver

  • 10%-15% more performance in Battlefield 3 in most cases​
    • More than 20% in certain missions and sequences (Comrades)​
  • Up to 7% more performance in Metro 2033​
  • Up to 10% more performance in DIRT Showdown​
  • Up to 8% more performance in Sleeping Dogs​
  • Up to 12% more performance in Civilization V​
  • Up to 10% more performance in StarCraft II​
  • Up to 8% more performance in Sniper Elite: V2​
Resolved issue highlights of AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta Driver

  • Medal of Honor: Warfighter; AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta4 resolves an application crash found when running in AMD CrossFire mode with Anti-Aliasing enabled (This issue was observed in the AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta3; The AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta4 has replaced the AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta3 driver that was posted Oct 22 2012).
  • Resolves performance issues (where GPU activity runs at lower values than expected) seen on the AMD Radeon HD 7870.
  • AMD Catalyst Mobility 7970M performance for AMD Enduro™ Technology supported platforms has been substantially improved for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications. An updated driver for 7970M users featuring AMD Enduro™ Technology with additional DirectX 9 performance improvements will be released soon.
    • 3DMark Vantage – Up to 15%
    • 3DMark 11 – Up to 12%
    • AvP – Up to 11%
    • Battlefield 3 – Up to 25%
    • Crysis 2: Up to 45%
    • DiRT Showdown – Up to 62%
    • ETQW – Up to 8%
    • Hard Reset – Up to 8%
    • Just Cause 2 – Up to 90%
    • The Chronicles of Riddick – Up to 4%
    • Shogun 2 – Up to 56%
    • Sniper Elite V2 – Up to 60%
    • Tom Clancy’s HAWX – Up to 56%
    • Unigine Heaven – Up to 33%
    • Wolfenstein – Up to 9%
  • AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta6 resolves the issue with engine and memory clocks running too high when the GPU is idle. Clocks will now run at the proper level when the GPU is idle. This issue was only observed with specific displays and was observed in the AMD Catalyst 12.11Beta 4 and AMD Catalyst 12.10 drivers; The AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta6 has replaced the AMD Catalyst 12.11Beta 4 driver that was posted Oct 23, 2012.
This driver can be downloaded from the following links:

Instructions:
Download and install the Driver from the following location:

Note! This Driver is provided “AS IS” and under the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement provided therewith.
Applicable Products:

This article applies to the following configuration(s):

Hardware:

  • AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 7000M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6000M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series
I have to add that I was using the 12.10 whql driver which basically stank for me (5870). The above drivers are much better however and I recommend giving them a try..
 


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Nvidia have released a beta version 310.54. This is the recommended driver for the best experience in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Assassin's Creed III, providing up to 26% faster performance in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and up to 18% faster performance in Assassin’s Creed III.

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[TD="class: boxbottom"]This is the recommended driver for the best experience in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Assassin's Creed III, providing up to 26% faster performance in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and up to 18% faster performance in Assassin’s Creed III, as well as smooth, shimmer-free graphics with TXAA antialiasing in both games.
New in R310 Drivers:

  • Performance Boost – Increases performance for GeForce 400/500/600 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 306.97 WHQL drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:

  • GeForce GTX 680:
    • Up to 26% in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
    • Up to 16% in Battlefield 3
    • Up to 18% in Assassin's Creed III
    • Up to 9% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    • Up to 6% in Medal of Honor: Warfighter
    • Up to 6% in StarCraft II
    • Up to 6% in Dragon Age II
    • Up to 6% in Batman: Arkham City
    • Up to 5% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
    GeForce GTX 660:
    • Up to 24% in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
    • Up to 10% in Battlefield 3
    • Up to 7% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    • Up to 5% in Dragon Age II
    • Up to 5% in Assassin's Creed III
    • Up to 4% in Batman: Arkham City
    • Up to 4% in Medal of Honor: Warfighter

  • NVIDIA SLI Technology Adds or updates the following SLI profiles:
    • Dirt: Showdown – updated SLI profile
    • Dota 2 - updated SLI profile
    • Dou Zhan Shen – updated SLI profile
    • F1 2012 - added SLI profile
    • FIFA 13 – added SLI profile
    • Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad – updated SLI profile
    • Hawken – added SLI profile
    • Hitman: Absolution – added SLI profile
    • Natural Selection 2 – added SLI profile
    • Primal Carnage – added SLI profile

  • NVIDIA 3D Vision – Adds or updates the following 3D Vision profiles (new in 310.33):
    • Assassin's Creed III rated Not Recommended
    • Bloody Good Time rated Good
    • Bullet Run rated Fair
    • Call of Duty Black Ops 2 rated Good
    • Carrier Command: Gaea Mission rated 3D Vision Ready
    • Dark Souls rated Fair
    • Dishonored rated Fair
    • FIFA 13 rated Good
    • Hitman: Absolution rated Fair
    • I Am Alive rated Fair
    • MLB 2K12 rated Fair
    • NBA 2K12 rated Good
    • Need for Speed: Most Wanted rated Fair
    • Sniper Elite V2 rated Poor
    • Tiny Troopers rated Fair
    • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD rated Good
    • Total War Battles: SHOGUN rated Good
    • XCOM: Enemy Unknown rated Fair

  • NVIDIA 3D Vision – Adds or updates the following 3D Vision profiles (new in 310.54):
    • 007 Legends rated Fair
    • The Amazing Spider-Man rated Not Recommended
    • Bunch of Heroes rated Good
    • CABAL2 rated Good
    • Euro Truck Simulator 2 rated Excellent
    • Hawken rated 3D Vision Ready
    • Lucius rated Fair
    • Mabinogi Heroes rated Fair
    • Medal of Honor: Warfighter rated Fair
    • Metro: Last Light rated Good
    • NBA 2K13 rated Good
    • Novlum Demes Editor rated Excellent
    • Of Orcs and Men rated Fair
    • Painkiller: Hell & Damnation rated Fair
    • Planetside 2 rated Not Recommended
    • Prepar3D rated Good
    • Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 rated Poor
    • Unmechanical rated Good
    • War of the Roses rated Fair
    • World Rally Championship 3 rated Good

  • Other Profile Updates
    • Updated NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Counter-strike: Global Offensive
    • Added NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Cross Fire
    • Updated NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Darksides 2
    • Added NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Dragon Nest
    • Updated NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Guild Wars 2
    • Updated NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Mechwarrrior Online
    • Added NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Meng San Guo


  • NVIDIA SSAA
    • Added negative LOD adjustments for NVIDIA’s full-screen sparse grid supersampling mode to improve image sharpness.
Additional Details

  • Installs PhysX System Software 9.12.1031. This version fixes a bug that caused some applications including Unreal Tournament III, Trine, and Metro 2033 not to launch.
  • Installs HD Audio v1.3.18.0.
  • Supports OpenGL 4.3 for GeForce 400-series and later GPUs.
  • Supports DisplayPort 1.2 for GeForce GTX 600 series GPUs.
  • Supports multiple languages and APIs for GPU computing: CUDA C, CUDA C++, CUDA Fortran, OpenCL, DirectCompute, and Microsoft C++ AMP.
  • 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 and AMD motherboards.

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kemical

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AMD release 12.11 Beta 7

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[TD="class: body, colspan: 3"]AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta Release Notes
FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA DRIVER:
This driver introduces significant performance improvements for many games across ALL 28nm AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series products: HD 7700, HD7800 and HD7900.
Performance Highlights of the AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA Driver

  • 10%-15% more performance in Battlefield 3 in most cases​
    • More than 20% in certain missions and sequences (Comrades)​
  • Up to 7% more performance in Metro 2033​
  • Up to 10% more performance in DIRT Showdown​
  • Up to 8% more performance in Sleeping Dogs​
  • Up to 12% more performance in Civilization V​
  • Up to 10% more performance in StarCraft II​
  • Up to 8% more performance in Sniper Elite: V2​
Resolved issue highlights of AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta Driver

  • Medal of Honor: Warfighter; AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta4 resolves an application crash found when running in AMD CrossFire mode with Anti-Aliasing enabled (This issue was observed in the AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta3; The AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta4 has replaced the AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta3 driver that was posted Oct 22 2012).
  • Resolves performance issues (where GPU activity runs at lower values than expected) seen on the AMD Radeon HD 7870.
  • AMD Catalyst Mobility 7970M performance for AMD Enduro™ Technology supported platforms has been substantially improved for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications. An updated driver for 7970M users featuring AMD Enduro™ Technology with additional DirectX 9 performance improvements will be released soon.
    • 3DMark Vantage – Up to 15%
    • 3DMark 11 – Up to 12%
    • AvP – Up to 11%
    • Battlefield 3 – Up to 25%
    • Crysis 2: Up to 45%
    • DiRT Showdown – Up to 62%
    • ETQW – Up to 8%
    • Hard Reset – Up to 8%
    • Just Cause 2 – Up to 90%
    • The Chronicles of Riddick – Up to 4%
    • Shogun 2 – Up to 56%
    • Sniper Elite V2 – Up to 60%
    • Tom Clancy’s HAWX – Up to 56%
    • Unigine Heaven – Up to 33%
    • Wolfenstein – Up to 9%
  • AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta6 resolves the issue with engine and memory clocks running too high when the GPU is idle. Clocks will now run at the proper level when the GPU is idle. This issue was only observed with specific displays and was observed in the AMD Catalyst 12.11Beta 4 and AMD Catalyst 12.10 drivers; The AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta6 has replaced the AMD Catalyst 12.11Beta 4 driver that was posted Oct 23, 2012.
  • Additional update found in AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta7
    • Call of Duty Black Ops 2: AMD CrossFire performance has been improved in the AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta7 release (especially at higher resolutions – such as 2560x1600)
    • Please note that AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta 7 includes all of the fixes found in previous versions of AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta
The AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta7 driver can be downloaded from the following links:

Instructions:
Download and install the AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta Driver from the following location:

Note! This Driver is provided “AS IS” and under the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement provided therewith.
Applicable Products:

This article applies to the following configuration(s):
Hardware:

  • AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 7000M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6000M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series
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kemical

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Another release by AMD 12.11 beta 8

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FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA8 DRIVER

AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta8 is now available, and includes the following updates:
(Please note that AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta8 includes all of the fixes found in previous versions of AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta)

  • Improves performance up to 5% in Max Payne 3
  • Includes single GPU performance updates for Far Cry 3
  • Improves CrossFire scaling for Planetside 2 (Crossfire scaling is still limited to ~30% at 2560x1600)
  • Resolves the Skyrim lighting issue (missing a lighting pass) for the AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
  • Resolves the hang encountered playing Dishonored on the AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta 8 for Linux includes significant performance improvements for Left for Dead 2
The AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta8 driver can be downloaded from the following links:

Note! This Driver is provided “AS IS” and under the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement provided therewith
FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA7 DRIVER

  • Call of Duty Black Ops 2: AMD CrossFire performance has been improved in the AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta7 release (especially at higher resolutions – such as 2560x1600)
FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA6 DRIVER

  • AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta6 resolves the issue with engine and memory clocks running too high when the GPU is idle. Clocks will now run at the proper level when the GPU is idle. This issue was only observed with specific displays and was observed in the AMD Catalyst 12.11Beta 4 and AMD Catalyst 12.10 drivers.
FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA DRIVER:
This driver introduces significant performance improvements for many games across ALL 28nm AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series products: HD 7700, HD7800 and HD7900.
Performance Highlights of the AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA Driver

  • 10%-15% more performance in Battlefield 3 in most cases​
    • More than 20% in certain missions and sequences (Comrades)​
  • Up to 7% more performance in Metro 2033​
  • Up to 10% more performance in DIRT Showdown​
  • Up to 8% more performance in Sleeping Dogs​
  • Up to 12% more performance in Civilization V​
  • Up to 10% more performance in StarCraft II​
  • Up to 8% more performance in Sniper Elite: V2​
Resolved issue highlights of AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta Driver

  • Medal of Honor: Warfighter; AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta4 resolves an application crash found when running in AMD CrossFire mode with Anti-Aliasing enabled (This issue was observed in the AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta3; The AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta4 has replaced the AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta3 driver that was posted Oct 22 2012).
  • Resolves performance issues (where GPU activity runs at lower values than expected) seen on the AMD Radeon HD 7870.
  • AMD Catalyst Mobility 7970M performance for AMD Enduro™ Technology supported platforms has been substantially improved for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications. An updated driver for 7970M users featuring AMD Enduro™ Technology with additional DirectX 9 performance improvements will be released soon.
    • 3DMark Vantage – Up to 15%
    • 3DMark 11 – Up to 12%
    • AvP – Up to 11%
    • Battlefield 3 – Up to 25%
    • Crysis 2: Up to 45%
    • DiRT Showdown – Up to 62%
    • ETQW – Up to 8%
    • Hard Reset – Up to 8%
    • Just Cause 2 – Up to 90%
    • The Chronicles of Riddick – Up to 4%
    • Shogun 2 – Up to 56%
    • Sniper Elite V2 – Up to 60%
    • Tom Clancy’s HAWX – Up to 56%
    • Unigine Heaven – Up to 33%
    • Wolfenstein – Up to 9%
Applicable Products:

This article applies to the following configuration(s):
Hardware:

  • AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 7000M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6000M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series

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kemical

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Microsoft MVP
Nvidia has released the Beta 310.61 graphics driver. This driver is for GeForce 8 and higher desktop cards under Windows Vista, 7 and 8. It is the same as the recently released 310.54 beta, but adds improved compatibility for Hitman: Absolution and Planetside 2, and provides a new Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 SLI profile.
 


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