Monday, December 3rd 2012

AMD Rolls Out the Catalyst 12.11 Beta 11 Driver

AMD has now made available an updated version of its Catalyst 12.11 graphics drivers. Known as the Beta11, this latest release features all the goodies of previous Catalyst 12.11 Beta builds and brings improved performance in Far Cry 3 (up to 25% with 8xMSAA, SSAO enabled @ 1600p, and up to 15% with 8xMSAA, HDAO enabled @1600p) (the newly-released AMD Catalyst 12.11 CAP2 must also be installed)

To download the Catalyst 12.11 Beta 11 and Catalyst 12.11 CAP2 see this page.

In addition to the boost in Far Cry 3, the Beta11 also includes the following:
  • 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 and reboot; this will resolve the HDMI Audio issue found in Ubuntu 12.04
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18 Comments on AMD Rolls Out the Catalyst 12.11 Beta 11 Driver

#2
leopr
Few benchs results using the Beta11 + CAP 12.11 (7970 @ 1200/6800 + 2700K @ 4.60Ghz HT off):

3DMark11 Performance (11628 GPU Score):



3DMark11 Xtreme (3453 GPU Score):



Hitman Absolution Ultra Preset (NO MSAA):



Hitman Absolution Ultra Preset (4x MSAA):

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#3
EiSFX
Question is will this fix the texture flickering you get in certain games Skyrim being one of them
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#4
DaJMasta
So AMD didn't know how to optimize for farcry 3 either? I thought nV had the boost because they hadn't gotten access to the game early... but I thought that meant that AMD did :confused:



Oh well, free performance is free performance.
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#5
Jstn7477
Wonder if my computer will stop randomly getting rebooted (upgraded PSU, CPU and MB, no difference) and getting Event 41 Kernel-Power errors every so often, along with other GPU-specific problems. We'll see.
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#6
devguy
by: Cristian_25H
Resolve missing fonts issue in XBMC
This

OMG, thank goodness. I was wrecking my brain thinking it was something wrong with my config files and such.
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#8
Widjaja
by: EiSFX
Question is will this fix the texture flickering you get in certain games Skyrim being one of them
Just tested Skyrim.
These drivers appear to have no flickering/corruption in Skyrim.
I am also using the latest CAP.
At least with my 7870

:rockout:
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#9
Prima.Vera
The lack of support for 5xxx series is becoming frustrating...
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#10
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
No PlanetSide 2 fixes?
Using 12.11 beta 8, which supposedly helped crossfire scaling, only made things worse. I now have to disable crossfire to get a smooth 60fps, with crossfire enabled I'm lucky to break 18fps.
I'll try this out and see if it helps. If not, I'm rolling back to 12.8.
So f*cking sick of these crappy AMD drivers, bad drivers are the reason I left NV in the first place. Suppose it's time to go back to the green side next time I swap cards, their drivers can't possibly be worse than AMD's recent releases... :shadedshu
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#11
Prima.Vera
Agreed. For Crossfire, AMD drivers are the worst in history!!
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#12
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
by: Prima.Vera
Agreed. For Crossfire, AMD drivers are the worst in history!!
Yep. Recently I've been thinking of selling off one of my 7970s because of the crappy crossfire scaling. AMD's drivers were good up until the 7 series, my 6850s ripped through everything but Metro 2033(which is understandable, that game is demanding as hell in DX11.) What happened, AMD?
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#13
Widjaja
by: Random Murderer
Yep. Recently I've been thinking of selling off one of my 7970s because of the crappy crossfire scaling. AMD's drivers were good up until the 7 series, my 6850s ripped through everything but Metro 2033(which is understandable, that game is demanding as hell in DX11.) What happened, AMD?
My Brother has already done what you are thinking of doing.
Then sold the last one and went back to nVidia.
There is only so long that anyone should wait for something to work as it should.
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#14
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: Random Murderer
Yep. Recently I've been thinking of selling off one of my 7970s because of the crappy crossfire scaling. AMD's drivers were good up until the 7 series, my 6850s ripped through everything but Metro 2033(which is understandable, that game is demanding as hell in DX11.) What happened, AMD?
This is one reason I went NVIDIA last November.
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#15
RejZoR
Most new games have shitty scaling. Just look at latest NFS Most Wanted 2012. It won't scale at all on ANY dual graphic card setup. Be it NV or AMD...
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#16
RejZoR
Not sure if these drivers are cool. I can't overclock my card anymore to 1200/6000 with these drivers because as soon as i switch MSI Afterburner into unofficial mode, lower half of the screen starts to literally jump after clicking elements in windows. Even lowering voltages and clocks back to default doesn't help and it starts doing this at very tiny clock increases. With unofficial mode disabled, no problems even up to 1100MHz core which is the max for official mode. Very annoying problem but i have to use these drivers if i want to have damn shadows in Skyrim. Double annoying.
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#17
t_ski
Former Staff
by: RejZoR
...as soon as i switch MSI Afterburner into unofficial mode
Never heard of this :confused:
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#18
Prima.Vera
Crossfire not working in Hitman: Absolution, with those drivers?? (5870/5850) :shadedshu:shadedshu

WTF ATI? I swear, I will never buy ATI cards again in my life!!
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