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AMD Catalyst 11.6 WHQL Driver Suite Released

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. rpsgc

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    They know it exists. And it has existed for months and countless driver revisions. They just don't give a flying banana about it.
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    LOL wow too bad i just switched back to nvidia mouse lag / underscan problem / ati control panel randomly not opening
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah but did you send feedback? Whether they know or not is irrelevant if they need to do different fixes for various hardware configurations.
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    How to update 27" iMac ( 2010 ) on Windows:

    Apple and Windows Drivers, it just don't matches. AMD sells many more GPU's thanks to Apple, but when it comes to iMac driver support, it's seems that it's not that important for AMD.
    You've probably noticed by know that by default, you get the ATI 10.4 driver.
    Since Apple is using so called "custom" cards in certain iMacs ( example: the 5750 in the 2010 iMac is a 5850 Mobility Radeon ) it's not always easy to install the latest update.
    Follow these simple steps:

    1. Uninstall the current ATI bootcamp driver completely and reboot your iMac.
    2. Download and install the latest "notebook graphics" driver:
    http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx

    ATTENTION: If you're upgrading from 11.x to 11.6, skip step 1!

    This small driver update from 10.4 to 11.6 will add the following improvements:
    - GPU acceleration of H.264 video content using Adobe Flash Player 10.1 ( or higher )
    - Video De-blocking support ( Reduces blocking artifacts seen in low-bit rate video during playback )
    - Mosquito noise reduction ( Reduces mosquito noise seen in highly compressed progressive video, during playback )
    - Official support for OpenGL 4.0 and OpenGL 3.3
    - Support for OpenGL 4.1
    - OpenGL ES 2.0 support
    - Enhanced Pull-down detection
    - ATI Radeon GPU acceleration of VLC 1.1.1 ( or higher ) Media Player
    - Video accleration for HD WMV video content
    - Enahnced Dynamic Contrast video controls
    - Enhanced Video Quality default options
    - Catalyst AI Texture Filtering updates
    - Tessellation Controls
    - Morphological Anti-Aliasing support
    - Stereo 3D gaming support
    - Performance increase in 3DMark11/Vantage and many games!
    - A lot more Catalyst™ Application Profiles
    - Many bugfixes/resolved stability issues and enhancements for Windows 7!
    - And a lote more I probably forgot to mention...
  5. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Working great ! gave me 7.5 in the windows performance was only getting 7.4 up .1 I will take it !
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    I see no more boosts for the 5800 series. I haz a sad.
    Jack Doph says thanks.
  7. m4gicfour

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    Me too. Even if I don't play the games they optimize for, it's always nice seeing improvements for the card you own. Kind of like rooting for the home team, even if they suck.

    Oh well, most of the time my 5850 + 5870 are running F@H anyways ;)
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    folding@home eh?;)
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    Yep. One core per card from my quad keeps the GPUs running and the other two fold an SMP core. I get about 16K PPD from the cards. Not sure about the SMP core
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    Whether they know it or not is NOT irrelevant. They don't need different fixes for different hardware configurations because this issue happens the same regardless of configuration. Providing them with detailed feedback has proven to be irrelevant however.

    Unknown-One has been talking back and forth with them directly about a multitude of issues and so far it has only shown how clueless and oblivious they all were to those issues. And it's not due to lack of feedback. So they either don't look at the feedback or they can't get it fixed (despite it working fine with previous driver versions). Which is worse?
    http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1559534


    I didn't sit around waiting for them to fix it (which would be never), I fixed it myself by editing the card's BIOS.
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You would think everyone would have the problem then. If a bios flash fixed it, isn't the problem in the bios? Perhaps you need to speak to your GPU manufacturer.
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2011
  12. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Updated post.
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    I like how their RAID and AHCI drivers are 80MB a piece. Even SB driver is over 27MB.
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    i tried it it gives me BSOD after windows boot tried to delete it with driver sweeper ,installed it again the same thing ,im back to 11.5
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    11.6 seems to have fixed an issue I was having, where when folding on my GPUs, after turning off the screen and leaving for a couple hours - the screen would be blank when I got back. (running dummy plugs so the cards stay active without a screen)

    The computer was still running, I could RDP in and it was still happily folding along, but blank screen on all outputs.

    But it seems to be fixed with this driver revision. Yay.
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    Just a heads up, this driver does not have the Witched 2 Crossfire fix from the 11.5 CAP #5, so you will have to install that if you are still having issues.
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    AMD latest PR shots. First they screw up the blur at Profiling and building restrictive crap around
    drivers including signed by card installers which is most likely the most idiotic thing ever and now they drop PR that blur is gone ?? If someone
    wants to look on next screen on compare between previous drivers and Catalyst 10.6 I got to say game picks are all A. AMD sponsored B. The
    reality in real gaming is zero C. None of those game improvements means crap for any real gamer specially when their CFX/TFX/QFX can't
    handle these on same speed as single cards.

    Understand good PR but hell...
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    open cl seams to be broken again -.-
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    No AMD Steady Cam even after registry editing.
    10 Million points folded for TPU
  20. m4gicfour

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    Working for me. Running the F@H client Beta7 Core16 which, as I understand it, is the first test core using OpenCL

    Any programs I have which make use of AMD APP all work as well, but have very few OpenCL apps which make heavy use of diverse instructions
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    best so far. 5970 + 5870 CF

    this driver is the best so far ! 5970 + 5870 in crossfire scales very well.

    Results:
    11.4 vs 11.6
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2011
  23. Volkszorn88

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    my results w/ 11.6
    very nice for a pair of 6870's ^^
    [​IMG]
  24. AsRock

    AsRock TPU addict

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    Ever since installing this been having sound issue's though HDMI though a A/V even after uninstalling the sound drivers and using last months when last months have been great until i installed this.

    Been seeing a lot more stutter to but only in Witcher 2 were frame rates are great but the game has real small but noticeable slow downs which again were it was a no issue before..
  25. Volkszorn88

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    Sucks to hear that mate. For me personally 11.6 have been the best drivers yet.

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