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  1. kemical

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    Nvidia release 310.64 beta mainly for Far Cry 3 users but see the release notes below:

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    [TD="class: body, width: 760px, colspan: 3"]AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta Release Notes
    FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA11 DRIVER
    AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta11 is now available, and includes the following updates:
    (Please note that AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta11 includes all of the fixes found in previous versions of AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta)

    • Improves performance in Far Cry 3 (up to 25% with 8xMSAA, SSAO enabled @ 1600p, and up to 15% with 8xMSAA, HDAO enabled @1600p) (AMD Catalyst 12.11 CAP2 must also be installed)
    • Resolves a sporadic system hang encountered with a single AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series GPU seen on X58 and X79 chipsets.
    • Resolves an intermittent hang encountered with AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series GPUs in a CrossFire Eyefinity setup.
    • Resolves image corruption found in certain DirectX 9.0c titles
    • Resolve missing fonts issue in XBMC
    • Resolves no video issue found in Media Player Classic Home Cinema when using full or half floating point processing
    • Resolves stability issues found in the previous AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta8 driver for Linux
    • For users experiencing issues with HDMI Audio under Ubuntu 12.04, users should try installing the “dkms-hda - 0.201211291615~precise1” package from https://code.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-audio-dev/+archive/alsa-daily/+packages and reboot; this will resolve the HDMI Audio issue found in Ubuntu 12.04
    • AMD Catalyst 12.11 CAP2 has just been released, and should be used in conjunction with AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta11
      • Improves Far Cry 3 performance for single GPU configurations with AA enabled
    The AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta11 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 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
    • AMD Catalyst 12.11 CAP1 has just been released, and should be used in conjunction with AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta8:
      • Hitman Absolution: Improves Anti-Aliasing performance for single GPU configurations
    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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    Nvidia has released the 310.70 Beta WHQL candidate graphics driver. This driver is for GeForce 8 and higher graphics cards under Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. It contains the performance optimizations of the recent beta releases, new SLI profiles, as well as bug fixes.
     
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    Nvidia has released the 310.70 WHQL certified graphics driver. This driver is for GeForce 8 and higher graphics cards under Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. It is the same as the 310.70 Beta driver that was released recently, but now has been WHQL certified.
     
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    I have HP Pavilion g6, I just wonder as everyone knows that HP rarely gives driver updates and stuff, so I wonder if I downloaded the AMD HD 7670M from AMD website like the catalyst 12.11 betas, will they work? and how to know that this version supports my Driver configuration.
    PS: I have a dynamic switchable graphic card with Intel HD 4000 :)
     
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    Nvidia has released the 310.90 WHQL certified graphics driver. This driver is for GeForce 8 and higher graphics cards under Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. It adds a security update for the Nvidia Display Driver service, improves performance on the GTX 690, updates SLI and 3D Vision profiles, and has bug fixes.
     
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    Greetings everyone! I can see that this thread is for dedicated graphic card so I just want to ask something.

    I just finished reformatting my laptop. As I installed the necessary drivers, I just noticed something odd on my dedicated graphics card driver. Before I reformatted my laptop, my dedicated graphic card shows that it's an Intel HD Graphics 3000. But now after I reformat it and installed the same driver, my dedicated graphics card shows that it's now only Intel HD Family.

    So, I'm really confused as to what has happened. I've reformatted a lot of laptops and PC's before but this is the first time I've encountered this stuff. I'm pretty sure that it's the same driver that I've installed before so what do you think is wrong here guys?

    By the way my laptop quick specs are:

    HP 430 Core i3 2310m 2.10Ghz
    4gb RAM
    500gb HDD
    Windows 7 64bit

    I would really appreciate any help from anyone. Thanks in advance guys! ;)
     
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    I would suggest going to Intel's site and look for the correct driver there. Is the present driver from the install disk or Windows update? If you look on Intel's site they should have a utility to scan for the latest drivers.
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    When you say you reformat your laptop, you did infact update the GPU driver, if so from where? Did you make sure to update the chipset driver as well?

    You can use this site to update all Intel drivers on your system.

    Intel® Driver Update Utility
     
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    I hope you'll also notice that is an update thread. Please in future use the support section.
     
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    AMD has released the official Catalyst 13.1 graphics driver for the HD 5000 series and above under Windows Vista, 7 and 8. It provides a newly designed 3D application settings page, performance improvements in a range of games, as well as bug fixes.
     
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    Thanks everyone for the feedbacks. Somehow, I've managed to update my dedicated graphics driver by updating the adapter.

    @Kemical: Oh, I guess I must have missed that one. But, no worries I'll go to the support section just as you said. :)
     
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    Nvidia has released the 313.95 Beta graphics driver. This driver is for GeForce 8 and higher graphics cards under Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. It is the recommended driver for the Crysis 3 Multiplayer Open Beta.
     
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    AMD have released a beta for the Crysis 3 game:

     
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    AMD has released the Catalyst 13.2 Beta 4 graphics driver for the HD 5000 series and above on Windows Vista, 7 and 8. This driver improves performance in the Crysis 3 MP Beta when 4x and 8x MSAA are enabled, as well as containing all of the changes in the previous Catalyst 13.2 Beta 3.
     
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    We are now up to beta 5 on this release...


     
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    AMD have released a new legacy driver for:

    Hardware:

    AMD Radeon HD 4000 Series
    AMD Radeon HD 3000 Series
    AMD Radeon HD 2000 Series
    AMD Radeon HD Series AGP




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    [TD]13.1[/TD]
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    [TD]Windows Vista - 64-Bit Edition; Windows 7 - 64-Bit Edition; Windows 8 - 64-Bit Edition[/TD]
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    AMD Catalyst™ Driver for AMD Radeon™ HD 4000, HD 3000 and HD 2000 Series

    AMD has moved to the AMD Radeon™ HD 4000, AMD Radeon HD 3000, and AMD Radeon HD 2000 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 4000, AMD Radeon HD 3000, and AMD Radeon HD 2000 Series have been optimized to their maximum potential from a performance and feature perspective


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    Download:

    AMD Catalyst? Driver for AMD Radeon? HD 4000, HD 3000 and HD 2000 Series


    Edit: 32Bit is also available
     

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