Thursday, October 20th 2011

AMD Catalyst 11.10 Version 3 Preview Driver

The driver updates for Rage and the upcoming Battlefield 3 are coming thick and fast now, with every full and preview releases - great news for fans of these games. Note that the BF3 improvements are specified for the beta release, but should also apply to the release version and more will of course follow. Other improvements include Eyefinity 5x1 display implementation on Radeon 6000 & 5000 cards, along with CrossfireX interface enhancements. See the full rundown after the jump!

- Reduces random crashing and stability encountered when playing Rage on Windows® 7 32-bit edition
- Reduces object / animation flickering and texture corruption encountered when playing Rage
- Reduces stuttering seen on Dual CPU and Tri CPU core systems
- 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
- Reduces 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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30 Comments on AMD Catalyst 11.10 Version 3 Preview Driver

#1
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
Thanks to ShogoXT for the tip. :toast:
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#2
erocker
F.Y.I. if your currently using the V2 driver and things are working, don't bother with these. If you are having issues with v2 driver, use these.
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#3
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
Specifically in Rage this set fixed the texture pop-in for me opposed to the previous set(s).
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#4
chaotic_uk
made rage un-playable for me at times , so much so i put my gtx480 back in . so i have 2x 6970's doing nothing
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#5
TheLaughingMan
Why release driver to improve performance in an Open Beta that is no longer open?

I am sure they meant Battlefield 3
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#6
exodusprime1337
by: chaotic_uk
made rage un-playable for me at times , so much so i put my gtx480 back in . so i have 2x 6970's doing nothing
That's wierd, i have 2 pc's both with 6970's and they run great in rage. I'm not getting crossfire as it doesnt work with rage, but i'm only utilizing 60-80% and getting a solid 60fps with vsync on.. game looks gorgeous..
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#7
digibucc
by: TheLaughingMan
Why release driver to improve performance in an Open Beta that is no longer open?

I am sure they meant Battlefield 3
no i think they meant beta, but with the hopes it will carry to B3.
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#8
012013014
i try all the 3 driver intended to fix rage and its still fcked up:mad:...texture misplacement...
i got 3 machine.. gtx470/3650 APU/5870....only the 470 run normally with the nvidia beta driver...come on.... 3 attempt and still failed? please only release it after it was really ready......:shadedshu:(
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#9
Jegergrim
So far only driver working for me is the 11.9 driver, not the performance version... And I must disable Catalyst AI, or the CPU makes me lag...Any of the other drivers perf, 11.10 v1,v2 and v3 I can play, but only with AI enabled, but thats horrible lag. If I disable AI, it results in total texture misplacement and nothing is identificable visually...

Edit: using C2D E8400 and XFX 4890
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#10
AlienIsGOD
anyone know if these work in Win 8 dev Preview?
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#11
a111087
by: 012013014
i try all the 3 driver intended to fix rage and its still fcked up:mad:...texture misplacement...
i got 3 machine.. gtx470/3650 APU/5870....only the 470 run normally with the nvidia beta driver...come on.... 3 attempt and still failed? please only release it after it was really ready......:shadedshu:(
I use preview #2 to play rage on 4870 X2 and it is just fine. doesn't use second GPU, and first GPU is only used at 50%, but hey it works...
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#12
TheLaughingMan
by: AlienIsGOD
anyone know if these work in Win 8 dev Preview?
They do. Win8 itself is not exactly the most optimal place to be playing your games though. Some of the features get in the way of gameplay by preventing fullscreen mode in some titles.
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#13
Fatal
I installed 11.10 v3 driver will give it a go. I was using 11.8 and tried 11.9 but 11.9 I lost my 1080p.
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#14
RejZoR
I wonder if all this will also land in Cat 11.10 or will it land in 11.11 ?
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#15
X800
I tried theese drivers and they give me craphics errors and the game did freeze in rage so i went back to the second set of the betas and everithing is back to normal.
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#16
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: X800
I tried theese drivers and they give me craphics errors and the game did freeze in rage so i went back to the second set of the betas and everithing is back to normal.
Could be lots of things causing this and not necessarily bad drivers. However, here's two:

1 Is the card overclocked? If so, put it back to stock

2 Try removing them with a driver cleaner and reinstalling

People are not generally reporting problems with them, so it's worth persevering.
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#18
regy13
drivers are full of errors. they dropped my fps on rage and suddenly after entering a race it gave me no graphics at all. only polygons. piece of crap. i hope they have nothing to do with official 11.10s. reverting to 11.10 preview 2 with which i had no problem
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#19
DrunkenMafia
I got these new drivers and I swear BC2 is heaps smoother now than before. Using 2 5870s. :)
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#20
TheGuruStud
Wow, these drivers are terrible. I have preview 2 installed with no issues. These completely screwed up my usb. I had to restore back with a PS2 mouse.

I thought they took out that shitty usb driver?
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#21
Poisonsnak
by: AlienIsGOD
anyone know if these work in Win 8 dev Preview?
I've compared

Win7 w/ Preview 2
Win8 w/ Preview 2
Win8 w/ Preview 3

There's definitely a lot more screen tearing in Win8 than Win7, I have Vsync set to Smart, maybe it isn't working under Win8? GPU load according to AMD's system monitor seems to be pretty high so maybe I just need to lower my settings (5850 1GB). Haven't seen much difference between Preview 2 and Preview 3.

Under Win8 w/ Preview 2 I've noticed sometimes I have no mouse in Rage (menus or actual game), the easy fix is to quickly shift-tab in and out of the steam community (or whatever).

Installing Preview 3 under Win8 you definitely want to uncheck the USB filter driver as mentioned above unless you were wanting a peek at the new BSOD screen.
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#22
TheGuruStud
I just force vsync in the panel. And since even some games can ignore that I have D3DOverrider running. I haven't had a shitty game yet defeat that :)
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#23
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: Poisonsnak
I've compared

Win7 w/ Preview 2
Win8 w/ Preview 2
Win8 w/ Preview 3

There's definitely a lot more screen tearing in Win8 than Win7, I have Vsync set to Smart, maybe it isn't working under Win8? GPU load according to AMD's system monitor seems to be pretty high so maybe I just need to lower my settings (5850 1GB). Haven't seen much difference between Preview 2 and Preview 3.

Under Win8 w/ Preview 2 I've noticed sometimes I have no mouse in Rage (menus or actual game), the easy fix is to quickly shift-tab in and out of the steam community (or whatever).

Installing Preview 3 under Win8 you definitely want to uncheck the USB filter driver as mentioned above unless you were wanting a peek at the new BSOD screen.
What happens if you set vsync to on - does the tearing go away? It should.

You may also want to run fraps.com. With vsync off, there's much less tearing as the framerate goes up over 200 fps or so. It's quite possible that Win8 is rendering much more slowly due to its unfinished state, so run Fraps on both OS's and compare.
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#24
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
Still on 11.9, might switch to these before the release of BF3.

The only game that i believe would benefit me right now with new drivers is RAGE, it lags terribly on my 6970. But since i already finished it i'm not very concerned about it.
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#25
TheGuruStud
by: CDdude55
Still on 11.9, might switch to these before the release of BF3.

The only game that i believe would benefit me right now with new drivers is RAGE, it lags terribly on my 6970. But since i already finished it i'm not very concerned about it.
Odd. Although, I didn't try it with 11.9, but 11.10 preview 1 and 2 it runs great, but still suffers from the textures not always being full resolution when looking at a new area (texture pop in I guess).

Video card is at about 50% usage and it's a solid 60 fps. Only dips below that on big explosions directly in my face. Obviously, a very poorly optimized game. I don't think it should take but about 25% of the gpu to display those low res textures.

But what else is new. :(
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