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AMD Releases Catalyst 10.11 WHQL Driver Suite

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  1. btarunr

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    AMD is teasing us with its latest Catalyst driver suite. Catalyst 10.11 WHQL from AMD has come after no less than five hotfix updates to the previous version Catalyst 10.10. The new version of Catalyst is reported by many to have been added to Windows Update late yesterday (11/16), but wasn't backed by any release notes document then. The driver is now uploaded on AMD's Game website. AMD Catalyst software suite includes drivers for all current ATI/AMD Radeon GPUs, AMD integrated graphics, and other ATI multimedia products. This version of AMD Catalyst brings a small number of game-specific performance enhancements, as well as fixes a few bugs. To begin with, performance is expected to go up by 3% for Battleforge, on Radeon HD 5800 series GPUs, both single and CrossFire, with AA disabled. Up to 5% performance increase can be expected for STALKER: Call of Pripyat benchmark.


    DOWNLOAD: AMD Catalyst 10.11 WHQL for Windows 7/Vista 64-bit, Windows 7/Vista 32-bit, Windows XP 32-bit, Windows XP 64-bit

    Highlights of changes follows.

    Performance Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 10.11 release include:

    Battleforge
    • Performance increases up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series single and CrossFire configurations with anti-aliasing disabled.


    STALKER – Call of Pripyat benchmark:
    • Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series single and CrossFire configurations.
    Resolved issue highlights:
    • Enabling Overdrive through the Catalyst Control Center for single display systems no longer results in GPU clocks running at high levels in non-GPU intensive scenarios
    • Mouse cursor no longer flickers and disappears in World of Warcraft when hardware cursor is enabled when playing in Stereo 3D mode
    • Primary display no longer blanks out when playing World in Conflict Soviet Assault DX10 with Dual Monitor enabled in CrossFire mode
    • CrossFire no longer becomes disabled in Battlefield Bad Company 2 after performing a task switch
    • The "Contrast" value for the display is no longer set to zero after CrossFire is disabled for the first time
    • Alien blood is now rendered properly in Aliens vs Predator with Anti-Aliasing enabled
    For more details, refer to the Release Notes.
     
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    release notes?
     
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    +1 ^^ release notes.
     
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    "As of now, AMD's Game website does not list the new driver, so we're in the dark about the changes the new driver brings."

    Read the article? :)
     
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    I assume these are older than the 10.10e Hotfix? Maybe I'll just wait for 10.11a Hotfix drivers which should be released any minute now.

    Edit: I'm not dissing AMD, I rather like the fact that they're doing updates throughout the month to the drivers.
     
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    It's up on their website now along with release notes.
     
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    Looks like ill stick with 10.10e, after reading the release notes there is not much of a change. I bet there will be a hotfix for GPU usage in COD:BO unless that is purely server side.
     
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    I read it.. :p I was just stating what I wanted.. :roll: hehehe Now i want 10.11a... :roll::roll:
     
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    Morphological AA on HD5XXX Series now enabled ?
     
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    I don't think so. I've modded my driver and am going to install it right now but i doubt it. Will report back...
     
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    These drivers wouldn't install for me. I installed them and still had the huge screen (Pre-Driver screen)

    Wait for official release.
     
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    I dont think so!

    WHQL is WHQL ^^
    you can install it now, no point for waiting
     
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    I bet by the end of the day AMD will release 10.11a hotfix or tomorrow. 10.11a should have Morphological AA, but as it's already stated that 10.11 is actually older than 10.10e with Morphological AA. The drivers were already sent to be signed WHQL. SO, I'm waiting for 10.11a... :toast: I think what amd is doing with there drivers is great compared to days of the old. :toast:
     
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    What a pile of junk these drivers are. NFS Hot Pursuit. Worked fine with 10.10e. With 10.11 WHQL, the game simply crashes when it should start the race. Ridiculous.
     
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    wait for hot fixes? read the post above yours before you jump to conclusions and get all pissed off.
     
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    AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite Version 10.11


    This article provides information on the latest posting of AMD’s software suite, AMD Catalyst™ 10.11. This particular software suite updates both the AMD display driver, and the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center.This unified driver has been updated to provide enhanced level of power, performance, and reliability. Package Content

    The AMD Catalyst™ software suite 10.11 contains the following:

    AMD display driver version 8.791
    HydraVision™ for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7
    Southbridge/IXP Driver
    AMD Catalyst™ Control Center version 8.791

    Important!

    Caution!


    The AMD display driver and the AMD Catalyst Control Center can be downloaded independently of each other. However, for better stability and performance AMD recommends that both components be updated from the same AMD Catalyst release.
    The AMD Catalyst Control Center requires that the Microsoft® .NET Framework SP1 be installed for Windows XP and Windows Vista. Without .NET SP1 installed, the AMD Catalyst Control Center will not launch properly and the user will see an error message.
    Notes

    When installing the AMD Catalyst driver for Windows operating system, the user must be logged on as Administrator or have Administrator rights to complete the installation of the AMD Catalyst driver.
    These release notes provide information on the AMD display driver only. For information on the ATI Multimedia Center™, HydraVision, HydraVision Basic Edition, Remote Wonder™, or the Southbridge/IXP driver, please refer to their respective release notes found at: http://support.amd.com/.
    ATI Eyefinity™ technology gives gamers access to high display resolutions. As pixel count grows, the graphics horsepower required to drive the displays at a reasonable frame rate can increase dramatically. Depending on the game and system configuration, users may notice texture corruption and reduced frame rates when running games in multi-monitor Eyefinity modes.
    Windows Driver Model (WDM) drivers are no longer bundled in the AMD Catalyst software suite. The WDM drivers install bundle can be downloaded independently through the AMD website
    The Drag and Drop Transcoding feature is a beta level feature provided only for evaluation purposes. The Drag and Drop Transcoding feature is only supported on single and dual core CPUs, and supported on devices that support Media Transfer Protocol (MTP).
    When upgrading from a non-Stream™ Edition driver suite to a Stream Edition driver suite with the ATI Stream™ SDK v2 installed, it is recommended that you uninstall the ATI Stream SDK v2 Developer component from the system prior to installing Stream Edition driver suite
    When installing the ATI Stream SDK v2 after a Stream Edition driver suite has been installed on a system, you may encounter a maintenance dialog for the developer component of the SDK. This is normal and can be ignored by canceling the dialog box.

    AMD Product Compatibility

    The AMD Catalyst driver is compatible with the following AMD products.
    AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility

    ATI Radeon™ HD 5900 Series
    ATI Radeon™ HD 4670 Series

    ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series
    ATI Radeon™ HD 4650 Series

    ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 Series
    ATI Radeon™ HD 4600 Series

    ATI Radeon™ HD 5600 Series
    ATI Radeon™ HD 4550 Series

    ATI Radeon™ HD 5500 Series
    ATI Radeon™ HD 4350 Series

    ATI Radeon™ HD 5400 Series
    ATI Radeon™ HD 3800 Series

    ATI Radeon™ HD 4890 Series
    ATI Radeon™ HD 3600 Series

    ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 X2 Series
    ATI Radeon™ HD 3400 Series

    ATI Radeon™ HD 4850 X2 Series
    ATI Radeon™ HD 2900 Series

    ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series
    ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 Series

    ATI Radeon™ HD 4700 Series
    ATI Radeon™ HD 2400 Series




    AMD FireStream Product Families

    AMD FireStream™ 9350
    AMD FireStream™ 9250

    AMD FireStream™ 9270
    AMD FireStream™ 9170



    AMD Chipset Product Families

    ATI Radeon™ HD 4290
    ATI Radeon™ 3200 Series

    ATI Radeon™ HD 4250
    ATI Radeon™ 3100 Series

    ATI Radeon™ HD 4200 Series
    ATI Radeon™ 3000 Series

    ATI Radeon™ HD 3300 Series




    AMD Mobility Product Family Compatibility
    Catalyst™ Mobility is a notebook reference graphics driver with limited support for system vendor specific features. When used with Windows Vista or Windows 7, users may have unwanted experiences.

    The Installation Verification Software will prevent driver download on certain notebook products. This is to protect against the installing of drivers that may disable features or functionality provided by the system manufacturer. If unwanted experiences occur using Catalyst Mobility, it is recommended to revert back to the driver provided by your system vendor for your specific platform. Please contact your system vendor for the most recent drivers for your notebook.

    AMD Mobility Product Families

    ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5800 Series
    ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3800 Series

    ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5700 Series
    ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3600 Series

    ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5600 Series
    ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3400 Series

    ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5400 Series
    ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3200 Series

    ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5100 Series
    ATI Mobility Radeon™ 3100 Series

    ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4800 Series
    ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 2700 Series

    ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4600 Series
    ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 2600 Series

    ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4500 Series
    ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 2400 Series

    ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4200 Series
    ATI PowerXpress™ enabled notebooks

    using AMD chipsets

    ATI Mobility Radeon™ 4100 Series




    The following notebooks are not compatible with this release:

    Any notebook launched after this driver release
    Switchable Graphics enabled notebooks using Intel® chipsets.
    Toshiba® notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)
    Sony® VAIO® notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)
    Panasonic® notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)


    Compatible Operating Systems:
    The latest version of the AMD Catalyst software suite is designed to support the following Microsoft Windows
    platforms:
    Windows 7 32-bit version
    Windows 7 64-bit version
    Windows Vista 32-bit version
    Windows Vista 64-bit version
    Windows XP Professional
    Windows XP Home Edition
    Windows XP Media Center Edition
    Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
    Performance Improvements:
    The following performance improvements were observed with this release of AMD Catalyst 10.11:


    · Battleforge™ : Performance increases up to 3% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series single and CrossFire configurations with anti-aliasing disabled.

    · STALKER – Call of Pripyat™ benchmark: Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series single and CrossFire configurations

    Resolved Known Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
    This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 10.11 software suite for Windows 7. These include:
    Running fullscreen DirectX 9 applications/games after enabling Aero effects and rebooting no longer causes the system to randomly stop responding
    Primary display no longer blanks out intermittently during "World in Conflict™: Soviet Assault" DirectX10 gameplay with CrossFire and Dual Monitor enabled
    "Stone Giant" DirectX 11 demo no longer intermittently fails in fullscreen mode with CrossFire enabled under Multi-GPU configurations on some cards
    Task switching out of "Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2" and then back into the game no longer causes CrossFire to become disabled
    Enabling in-game Anti-Aliasing and utilizing Edge-Detect filters no longer causes smoother lines but blurry textures when compared to the Standard filter on some cards
    Desktop line corruption is no longer observed after hotplugging the HDCP display on some cards
    Enabling Overdrive through the Catalyst™ Control Center for single display systems no longer results in GPU clocks running at high levels in non-GPU intensive scenarios
    Resolved Known Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System

    Running fullscreen DirectX 9 applications/games after enabling Aero effects and rebooting no longer causes the system to randomly stop responding
    When "World of Warcraft" is launched via TriDef® 3D and hardware cursor is enabled, the mouse cursor no longer intermittently flickers and disappears
    Hot swapping a HDCP display panel with a non-HDCP display no longer causes the display to turn blank after resuming from sleep/hibernate during Blu-ray disc playback

    Known issues under the Windows 7 operating system

    The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows 7 operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst. These include:
    Task switching to desktop and then back into "Far Cry 2" DX10 game may result in performance drop with CrossFire enabled under Multi-GPU configurations
    Drag and Drop transcoded H264i content may show de-interlacing lines
    Display may intermittently turn blank on launching "Enemy Territory™: Quake Wars" or during game play under Multi-GPU configurations on some cards
    With CrossFire enabled, flickering may be observed in OpenGL games when refresh rate is set to 100Hz or higher on some cards
    Desktop may dim after exiting "Mafia™ II" game on some cards
    Under multi-adapter configuration, various rotated displays in Eyefinity set up might not be retained after reboot
    Mouse cursor may intermittently be corrupt/missing in one of the displays under Eyefinity configuration while playing games/samples
    Tearing corruption may be visible in specific "StarCraft II" game campaigns at low resolution settings (1024x768) on some cards
    Switching from 32-bit to 16-bit colordepth during WMV media playback may cause the video to go blank on some cards
    Enabling CrossFire in "Far Cry 2" DirectX 9 may result in low performance and benchmark failing to complete on some cards
    "Tom Clancy's Endwar™" may stop responding during game cut scenes on some cards
    Enabling anti-aliasing in "StarCraft® II: Wings of Liberty™" may cause outline highlights to be rendered incorrectly on some cards
    Green texture corruption may be observed when resolution/video settings are changed in "Metro 2033" game in DirectX 10 and 11 mode on some cards
    Rebooting a system with a CRT connected to the MiniDP port may cause all resolutions except 640x480 to go missing
    Windows Media® Center application may stop responding or system may intermittently fail while playing 1080p video in 2x2 & 4X1 Eyefinity mode

    Known Issues under the Windows Vista Operating System

    The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows Vista
    operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst. These include:
    Corruption might be visible in "Doom™ 3" and "Quake™ 4" with ATI Radeon HD 4700 Series
    All but the primary display under Eyefinity configuation might become disabled while changing the preferred display at lowest Bezel compensated resolution
    Performing bezel compensation on 3x2 Eyefinity configuration may cause the bezel group (resolutions) to go missing
    Known Issues under All Windows Operating Systems

    The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst. These include:
    Catalyst Control Center: Enable dialog reposition does not show on proper monitor when system is configured with 4 displays
    Switching the preferred display in specific Eyefinity configurations may cause the displays to become disabled
     
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    This is suppose to be a WHQL stuff for christ sake. Installed 10.10e and NFS works fine again. Yey...
    Plus i have MLAA and other tweaks. Not gonna bother with WHQL anymore. Ever again.
     
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    Grrrr "Mouse cursor may intermittently be corrupt/missing in one of the displays under Eyefinity configuration while playing games/samples" i only get a corrupt cursor in windows, it's starting to get a little annoying when using chat windows on my far left screen.

    but apart form that minor complaint i can't see any reason for me to change drivers.
     
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    maybe it's just me, but all the 10.10 hotfixes did for me was cause yellowish lines on some games.
    reverted back to 10.10 whql, problem's still there.
    10.9 whql doesn't have this problem, and the 10.11 whql driver turned out good as well.
    running HD4k cards, so that could be why, but whatever. whql is fine by me.
     
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    Quoted from AMDZone article, here:AMD Releases Catalyst 10.11, 10.1e Hotfix

    "Wednesday, 17 November 2010 13:45
    Written by Chris Tom"

    "AMD has just released Catalyst 10.11 drivers here as well as a Catalyst 10.10e hotfix for Radeon 6800 owners."

    "We’ve also recently posted the AMD Catalyst 10.10e hotfix driver here (AMD Radeon HD 6800 users should use this driver; AMD Catalyst 10.12 will add support for the AMD Radeon HD 6800 series):"
     
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    on 10.10e, yes:
    "AMD Catalyst 10.10e Hotfix includes the following features and enhancements:

    § The ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series now supports the new Catalyst AI user interface that was previously only available on the AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series

    § The ATI Radeon HD 5000 now supports Morphological Anti-Aliasing"

    ^from 95viper's article
     
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    I think you didn't remove all traces of the old ones then because I was on like 10.7 and upgraded to these and my NFS Hot Pursuit 2010 works just fine. Here's what I bet you have to do. You have to show hidden folders and then delete the C:\Users\Your User Name Here\AppData\Local\ATI, folder and the C:\Users\Your User Name Here\AppData\Roaming\ATI, folder and then install the new drivers. I bet that resolves your issues.

    ATI's installation manager software always leaves these behind and they always cause issues for me, delete them and no more issues with new drivers.
     

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