Friday, October 7th 2011

AMD Catalyst™ 11.10 Version 2 Preview Driver: BF3 Beta and Rage Improvements

Good news for hardcore gamers: AMD has just released their 11.10 v2 preview driver and it's heavy on performance and stability improvements for Battlefield 3 beta and Rage. Click the link for the full list.

- Improves performance in Battlefield 3 Open Beta release for both non-Anti-Aliasing and application enabled Anti-Aliasing cases on single GPU configurations using the AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 series of products.
- Improves performance in Battlefield 3 Open Beta release for both non-Anti-Aliasing and application enabled Anti-Aliasing cases on AMD CrossFire configurations using the AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 series of products.
- Improves performance in Rage on single GPU configurations using the AMD Radeon HD 6000, AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series and AMD Radeon HD 4000 series of products.
- Reduces intermittent crashing seen loading levels in Rage
- Resolves flickering of NPCs in Rage
- Enables automatic Vsync for Rage
- Enables support for AMD Eyefinity 5x1 display (portrait and landscape) configurations using the AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 series of products.
- AMD Vision Engine Control Center: User Interface enhancements have been implemented for the AMD CrossfireX, GPU AMD Overdrive and Information Center pages.

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Please let us know how you get on with it in the forums.Source: amd.com
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30 Comments on AMD Catalyst™ 11.10 Version 2 Preview Driver: BF3 Beta and Rage Improvements

#1
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
Thanks to ShogoXT for the tip! :toast:
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#2
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
SO should I D/L it for an over all multi game improvement over the 11.9 drivers?

Hmmm :wtf:
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#3
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: fullinfusion
SO should I D/L it for an over all multi game improvement over the 11.9 drivers?

Hmmm :wtf:
Without a doubt. With any software, the improvements tend to go deeper than what they list in the changelog. I've noticed that with mobo BIOSes many times, especially.
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#4
erocker
by: fullinfusion
SO should I D/L it for an over all multi game improvement over the 11.9 drivers?

Hmmm :wtf:
If you play Rage or BF3, yes. If you don't play those games, don't bother.
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#5
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
by: erocker
If you play Rage or BF3, yes. If you don't play those games, don't bother.
Yeah but with one comes another game it likes to favor! :cool:
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#6
Darkleoco
Is the improvement very noticeable over 11.10 version 1?
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#7
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
IMO -- Their extremely f**king late and they totally shouldnt of bothered wasting their time releasing Preview driver V2.

Open beta started on the 27th of september. not the 7/8th of October. theres only 3 days left of open beta. At this stage, who is really going to give half a toss about performance when theyve already spent the last 10 days playing the game with either 11.10 V.1, 11.8 or 11.9's?

I wouldnt bother downloading and installing as beta finishes on monday. by the time BF3 is released, AMD should have an official working driver and not one thats been rushed through QA with a V.2 to follow much later because V.1 wasnt optimised enough.
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#8
DrunkenMafia
^ If I can get in another 2 days of bf3 using better drivers then hell yes I am dl'in them. :) Love the Beta but the Lag is getting to me, maybe these will improve aspects of that.
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#9
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: DrunkenMafia
^ If I can get in another 2 days of bf3 using better drivers then hell yes I am dl'in them. :) Love the Beta but the Lag is getting to me, maybe these will improve aspects of that.
Most people i know never even bothered with the first BF3 preview drivers. Im still getting good frames running 11.8s and 11.9s so theres no need to change them
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#10
lashton
hmmmm

its still stuffed wont go past the "loading ... operation metro" screen

to freedom eclipse those driver CRASh my entire PC, atleast the beta drivers crash and I can use my PC afterwards so the earlier drivers are even more useless for me
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#11
function69
Hopefully nvidia will follow. I don't have as many problems as people with amd cards, but I do get an occasional crash when entering a new location/level and minor texture pop-ins.
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#12
erocker
by: FreedomEclipse
IMO -- Their extremely f**king late and they totally shouldnt of bothered wasting their time releasing Preview driver V2.

Open beta started on the 27th of september. not the 7/8th of October. theres only 3 days left of open beta. At this stage, who is really going to give half a toss about performance when theyve already spent the last 10 days playing the game with either 11.10 V.1, 11.8 or 11.9's?

I wouldnt bother downloading and installing as beta finishes on monday. by the time BF3 is released, AMD should have an official working driver and not one thats been rushed through QA with a V.2 to follow much later because V.1 wasnt optimised enough.
It's optimized for both Rage and BF3 beta. I think it's a good thing that AMD has such prompt driver support. Much better than waiting until next month or whenever the next WHQL release is. This driver works for me for Rage and BF3 really well.
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#13
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: erocker
It's optimized for both Rage and BF3 beta. I think it's a good thing that AMD has such prompt driver support. Much better than waiting until next month or whenever the next WHQL release is. This driver works for me for Rage and BF3 really well.
Yes, a monthly release cycle with occasional hotfix releases in the middle, what's not to like? +1 for AMD. :)
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#14
Derek12
I installed it despite being mainly for BF3 and such and now I have an Hydravision and multiple desktops thing in Catalyst which I haven't in 11.9 despite installing in express mode :)

EDIT:
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#15
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: Derek12
I installed it despite being mainly for BF3 and such and now I have an Hydravision and multiple desktops thing in Catalyst which I haven't in 11.9 despite installing in express mode :)
Enjoy the new features. :toast: Let us know how you get on with them.

Thanks for that. :) You have just proved what I said here:

by: qubit
Without a doubt. With any software, the improvements tend to go deeper than what they list in the changelog. I've noticed that with mobo BIOSes many times, especially.
Go get 'em people, you won't regret it.
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#16
LifeOnMars
Anyone installed CAP profiles with these or just this driver alone?
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#17
Makaveli
I installed these and performance seems to be up in BF3!
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#18
Derek12
by: qubit
Enjoy the new features. :toast: Let us know how you get on with them.

Thanks for that. :) You have just proved what I said here:



Go get 'em people, you won't regret it.
I have tried Hydragrid and it rocks, it's like a improved Windows 7 snap feature and works flawlessly.

The virtual (multiple) desktops is also wonderful :toast:
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#19
doomsdaybg
This drivers work for me on Rage :) (HD6870)
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#20
LifeOnMars
by: LifeOnMars
Anyone installed CAP profiles with these or just this driver alone?
Anyone?
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#21
erocker
With hotfixes and beta's the CAP's are not needed. :)
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#23
purecain
the lags gone bf3 for me, not sure weather anythings changed with the servers....

this drivers been good news for me....
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#24
GSG-9
In Rage these drivers cause hard shuddering every 7 sec or so on my hardware. I am going to go back to the last set.

Edit: Nevermind, the 11-9 Drivers wont let Rage start. I guess I will have to wait to play.
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#25
WatchTower
worked on my rig

My Rig: i7 950, 4 cores, 8GB Ram, HD4870 crossifirex
First I run RAGE with RAGE Update1 in crossfire with AMD driver 11.9, after cinematics I got a white screen and the game did not load. After disabled crossifre and was able to play the game but textures loaded whenever I turned around (most common issue reported in all other forums) I had stuttering and low FPS even at 1024x768. I uninstalled 11.9 driver and AMD profile (profiles do not work with this Preview driver, this is also clearly stated at AMD's official site). After a clean uninstallation I downloaded this preview driver. I can now run the game in crossfire mode at 1600x1200, maxed out, all problems dissolved. This is a must download if you want to run RAGE like butter:).
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