Thursday, December 1st 2011

AMD Posts Catalyst 11.11c Performance Driver

AMD published the third performance driver based on Catalyst 11.11, the Catalyst 11.11c. The driver addresses some glaring issues ahead of the upcoming Catalyst WHQL monthly update. The new performance driver addresses the following issue:

Elder Scrolls Skyrim
  • Delivers AMD CrossfireX performance scaling for the AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
Apart from the applied changes, the new Catalyst 11.11c includes all the changes brought about by previous Catalyst 11.11 performance drivers.

DOWNLOAD: AMD Catalyst 11.11c Performance Driver for Windows 7 and Vista | Windows XP
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33 Comments on AMD Posts Catalyst 11.11c Performance Driver

#2
Aetherius
Awesome using it now and am happy for the time! But I think they can do a little better with the performance scaling, cant wait till then if thats the case!! :D
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#3
Mussels
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i'm using these now with the 4GB skyrim launcher + the 'fix' for it to allow crossfire to work - still getting flickering textures.


how are people using the 4GBfix/LAA and these drivers and still having working crossfire?
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radrok
by: Mussels
i'm using these now with the 4GB skyrim launcher + the 'fix' for it to allow crossfire to work - still getting flickering textures.


how are people using the 4GBfix/LAA and these drivers and still having working crossfire?
I am using 11.11b, the 4GBfix and this .dll
90 average fps across 2 GPUs on 30" (with 2 GPUs disabled due to AFR)
No flickering so far, only with 11.11c
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#5
Mussels
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thats what i'm using radrok, but getting flickerking. 5K and 6K are behaving differently in skyrim.
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Black Panther
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by: Mussels
thats what i'm using radrok, but getting flickerking. 5K and 6K are behaving differently in skyrim.
That's also what I'm using (the LAA fix and the fix to fix the LAA fix for AMD, I call them :laugh:) and I have 5xxx CF too.

To be honest, 11.11c doesn't really scale well. With 11.11a I had one GPU disabled and I used to get 40+ fps in Whiterun, whereas with 11.11c I only get 30 fps. But since that and Markarth are my only worst places I'm not going to bother tweaking anymore since in the rest of the game-world where the action really is I get between 45-60 (with vsync) and it's ok and playable for me.

Where are you getting the flickering actually? Water? Terrain?

I'm asking because I don't get any flickering. Very rarely, if I'm looking over a large distance, I might see some tip of a mountain flickering different shades of grey. But that's all.
(I remember that used to happen way back in Oblivion in 2007 when I was using an 8600GTS...)

I used to get really bad flickering with 11.11b. The smoke, water and fog used to strobe from their normal colour to white and back, and parts of the terrain would flicker to bright green and back. That was really awful.

Are you using any mods? Perhaps something is conflicting?

Or check your .ini tweaks if you have any? A good idea if you have ini tweaks would be to backup your current skyrimprefs.ini file and put it on the desktop, then delete the one from the game. Start the game and it would generate a new default skyrimprefs.ini
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#7
Mussels
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clouds and water flicker for me, and lighting in doors from candles etc all flickers out simultaneously.


i havent tweaked the game, and run just one mod - the beautiful skyrim one.
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#8
Fragman
still no luck for me with my 2x 5870 still crappy fps and now lag in bf3
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