Wednesday, September 28th 2011

AMD Releases Catalyst 11.9 WHQL

Here's the latest Radeon Catalyst driver suite for all you Radeon graphics card fans! It has one major new feature:
Enables AMD HD 3D technology support on DisplayPort panels, such as the Samsung 750 and 950 series 3D displays
which sounds very cool and is begging to be reviewed and benchmarked, plus quite a few fixes:

Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System:

This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 11.9 software suite for Windows 7. These include:

STALKER – Call of Pripyat no longer hangs randomly when launching a new game or opening a previously saved game.
Scaling options are now correctly displayed when connecting a Digital monitor to the Display port on some video cards.
The following games no longer experience random hangs during game loading :
Call of Duty – Black Ops
F1 2010
Dungeon Siege 3
The following games no longer hang intermittently during gameplay:
Battlefield - Bad Company 2
Borderlands
Dead Rising 2
The following games no longer hangs while running the benchmark :
Serious Sam 2
Resident Evil 5
HAWX 2
HAWX 2 no longer displays random flashing black pixels
Flashing pixel corruption is no longer experienced while playing F1 2010 and Dirt 2
The Windows Event Log no longer reports unwanted Distributed DCOM errors.
Negative Crossfire Scaling is no longer occasionally observed while playing EarthSim 2, Battle – Bad Company 2 , Metro and HAWX
Video corruption is no longer observed while playing full screen HD WMV format files using PowerDVD with Windows Aero Mode turned off.
Blank video playback is no longer observed when hardware accelerations is enabled in VLC 1.1.10
Dawn of War II – Retribution no longer exhibits a black screen when alt-tabbing in and out of the game
Random display corruption is no longer observed when playing WMV format files using Windows Media Player
City of Heroes no longer experiences stuttering after excessive use if in-game Anti-Aliasing slider

Resolved Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System:

This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst™ 11.9 software suite for Windows Vista. These include:

The screen no longer goes black on when the Aero Desktop is enabled on some Radeon products.
Lost Planet 2 no longer randomly crashes when running the benchmark

Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System:

This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst™ 11.9 software suite for Windows XP. These include:

Enemy Territory – Quake Wars no longer displays random screen corruption
Cyberlink PowerDVD no longer hangs when attempting to play a BluRay disc.

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:

The display may freeze after playing HD Videos over an extended period of time using Windows Media Center
Random screen tearing may be observed while playing Portal 2
Random screen corruption may be observed while playing Wolfenstein in multiplayer mode
Random corruption may be experienced while playing Enemy Territory – Quake Wars
Choppy playback may be experienced during playback of interlaced DVD content in full screen mode using PowerDVD 11

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:

Windows Aero options may not be available after installing the driver
Let us know how they work for you, especially the 3D graphics. Competition between AMD and NVIDIA on this front is very welcome.

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Release notesSource: AMD
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28 Comments on AMD Releases Catalyst 11.9 WHQL

#1
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
Thanks to erocker for the tip. :toast: :respect:
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#2
[H]@RD5TUFF
WHere is my crash fix for F1 2011 . . .. . :shadedshu
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#3
erocker
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
WHere is my crash fix for F1 2011 . . .. . :shadedshu
Try CAP 5. You can get it on the front page of Guru3d.com. :)
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#5
[H]@RD5TUFF
Will try those out when I get home, and see if it fixes the problem.
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#6
LifeOnMars
Are these effectively the same as the 11.9 betas as that's what I'm currently using and abusing?
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#7
ShogoXT
by: qubit
STALKER Call of Pripyat no longer hangs randomly when launching a new game or opening a previously saved game.
It was the damn drivers doing that the whole time? Never thought it was that.
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#8
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: ShogoXT
It was the damn drivers doing that the whole time? Never thought it was that.
I know, drivers can cause the weirdest, most unintuitive errors. Been there myself with stuff like that.
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#9
bmwmaster
is that driver Battlefiel3 beta compatible ? anyone tested ?
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#10
Super XP
Darn, no fix for Left 4 Dead 2. Ever since I installed the CCC 11.8 drivers, sometimes when in game if I get pownced by a hunter or something big happends like a charger run, knocking everybody down, the game all of a sudden gets really DARK. Even the flashlight in the game is useless, because that too is dark.

To fix this I either have to restart the game or restart the CCC. This really sucks when playing in Versus Mode, it sucks when you can't see anything because it's dark and your team relies on you.

Maybe this driver version may do the trick, if not then I am going back to CCC 11.7...
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#11
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: Super XP
Darn, no fix for Left 4 Dead 2. Ever since I installed the CCC 11.8 drivers, sometimes when in game if I get pownced by a hunter or something big happends like a charger run, knocking everybody down, the game all of a sudden gets really DARK. Even the flashlight in the game is useless, because that too is dark.

To fix this I either have to restart the game or restart the CCC. This really sucks when playing in Versus Mode, it sucks when you can't see anything because it's dark and your team relies on you.

Maybe this driver version may do the trick, if not then I am going back to CCC 11.7...
Man this sounds annoying. I remember Doom 3 years ago would show the conical beam of the flashlight, but not actually illuminate the object! I think I had to restart the game to clear it.

You might well find that these Cats clear up the problem. I often find that there's a lot of changes which don't make it into the changelog.
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#12
Mussels
Moderprator
yay drivers! update time.
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#13
random
Bahhh ATI where is my HDMI scaling fix!


by: Super XP
Darn, no fix for Left 4 Dead 2. Ever since I installed the CCC 11.8 drivers, sometimes when in game if I get pownced by a hunter or something big happends like a charger run, knocking everybody down, the game all of a sudden gets really DARK. Even the flashlight in the game is useless, because that too is dark.

To fix this I either have to restart the game or restart the CCC. This really sucks when playing in Versus Mode, it sucks when you can't see anything because it's dark and your team relies on you.

Maybe this driver version may do the trick, if not then I am going back to CCC 11.7...
I've been running the same driver version and play this game from time to time with mates without the issue you've stated, are you sure there are no driver conflicts on your comp?
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#14
Steevo
I still don't have the stabilization option in CCC.
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#15
Jstn7477
Tried the modded 11.9 mobile set from G3D, and Minecraft still crashes on the HD 5650 but not the HD 4250 (laptop PowerXpress configuration), which has been happening since Cat. 11.6. I'm installing Windows again on another disk to see if it's a problem with my install or not, but 11.5 and below always works.

Whoever introduced the HDMI scaling bug in 10.5 is a complete dumbass, because it has been present in every version after 10.4. I am so tired of changing the scaling value to 0% a million times for every single HDMI device I have. I don't know of any HDMI TV that needs scaling crap to work right. That and the pixel format being wrong on HDMI as well are things I definitely dislike.

I haven't really complained about ATI drivers, but these stupid problems that crop up in newer versions or last through over a year of driver releases are extremely irritating. Like the chips, dislike the drivers. :banghead:
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#16
Steevo
I have to use the scaling at value 3 to get all of my TV viewing area.

I still have some pixel corruption in steam games due to the new power management. I have to disable CCC from starting and manually set my speed and voltage now.
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#17
AsRock
TPU addict
by: Steevo
I have to use the scaling at value 3 to get all of my TV viewing area.

I still have some pixel corruption in steam games due to the new power management. I have to disable CCC from starting and manually set my speed and voltage now.
You sure it's not a TV option as well ?.
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#18
Mussels
Moderprator
by: AsRock
You sure it's not a TV option as well ?.
i get it too on HDMI on my 1080p screen, but not my 768p >.>


default should be 0%, but for some unknown reason it isnt sometimes.
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#19
mab1376
Is the also good for BF3?
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#20
Volkszorn88
by: mab1376
Is the also good for BF3?
I was having major issues with 11.8 and the BF3 11.10. Just horrible performance dips. It would run so smooth than just take a big shit at random.

Now it's alot smoother for a much longer time. I only get bad performance spikes maybe once or twice a game and the rest, super smooth unlike before.

Definitely saw a big difference with 11.9
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#21
LifeOnMars
by: LifeOnMars
Are these effectively the same as the 11.9 betas as that's what I'm currently using and abusing?
Anyone know this?
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#22
AsRock
TPU addict
by: Mussels
i get it too on HDMI on my 1080p screen, but not my 768p >.>


default should be 0%, but for some unknown reason it isnt sometimes.
Does it on mine to i just set it at 0 like your self, but i have not heard some one before needing to set it to 3.

Which made me think that the TV was zoomed or some thing or not set to full screen some thing like that.
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#23
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: LifeOnMars
Anyone know this?
I don't know about this specific case if there are any differences, but it's always safe to assume that the final version will be that much more refined. Also, you're less likely to come across compatibility problems with any software that doesn't like a driver with a beta status.

Basically, just install them. :toast:
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#24
LifeOnMars
by: qubit
I don't know about this specific case if there are any differences, but it's always safe to assume that the final version will be that much more refined. Also, you're less likely to come across compatibility problems with any software that doesn't like a driver with a beta status.

Basically, just install them. :toast:
I'm actually going to give the new betas a whirl as I'll be getting FIFA 12 tonight and I also want to try out BF3.

Sometimes I'm just too lazy to faff about with drivers but cheers newshound for the reply :laugh:
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#25
dir_d
Smooth as butter on my machine, havent noticed any speed ups or slow downs.
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