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

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  1. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    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
  2. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Thanks to ShogoXT for the tip! :toast:
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    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    SO should I D/L it for an over all multi game improvement over the 11.9 drivers?

    Hmmm :wtf:
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    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    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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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If you play Rage or BF3, yes. If you don't play those games, don't bother.
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    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    Yeah but with one comes another game it likes to favor! :cool:
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    Is the improvement very noticeable over 11.10 version 1?
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    FreedomEclipse Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!

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    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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    ^ 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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    FreedomEclipse Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Yes, a monthly release cycle with occasional hotfix releases in the middle, what's not to like? +1 for AMD. :)
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    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 :)

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    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.
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    Anyone installed CAP profiles with these or just this driver alone?
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    I installed these and performance seems to be up in BF3!
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    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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    This drivers work for me on Rage :) (HD6870)
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    Anyone?
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    With hotfixes and beta's the CAP's are not needed. :)
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    Nice one, thanks for the reply bud.
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    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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    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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