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AMD Catalyst 12.1a Preview Driver and 11.12 CAP2

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AMD have released a double dose of goodies this time round, so let's start with the 12.1a preview driver. It includes all the features found in the 12.1 preview and has a small number of improvements for Rage, which while sounding modest, can actually improve game play significantly for systems affected by these problems. The driver applies to HD 6000 & HD 5000 series graphics cards only.
  • Resolves some new texture corruption issues introduced by the latest version of the game
  • Improved performance ~5%
  • Smoother game play and reduces multicore sync points
  • Fixed mapbuffer failures when switching maps on 32-bit systems.
  • Fixed a game crash when switching maps back and forth on 32 and 64-bit systems

On to the 11.12 CAP2 profiles which give us CrossFire performance improvements for Project C.A.R.S.(DX9 version) and Counter Strike: Global Offensive. AMD don't say the amount of improvement seen.

DOWNLOADS AMD Catalyst 12.1a Preview driver for Windows vista & Windows 7, AMD Catalyst 12.1a Preview driver for Windows XP, 11.12 CAP2

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"Smoother game play and reduces multicore sync points" interesting
dll now
 

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The preview driver 12.1 made me lose FPS on 5850 (like 4-8FPS) I think I will wait til its official and more testing is done.
 
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Changes vs 11.12 CAP1:

Modified Battlefield3 Profile
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Added Prototype 2 Profile
Added Project C.A.R.S Profile
Added Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Profile
Added Might and Magic Heroes VI Profile
 

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Changes vs 11.12 CAP1:

Modified Battlefield3 Profile
Modified Saints Row 3 Profile
Added Prototype 2 Profile
Added Project C.A.R.S Profile
Added Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Profile
Added Might and Magic Heroes VI Profile
open beta starts soon......
 
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Smoother game play and reduces multicore sync points
works quite good i tested this with skyrim, ultra settings 2xAA 16xAF 1920x1200 + many hd mods :)
6850 CF

Edit:
flickering issue in Hard Reset when CF is Enabled is fixed
 
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Im a idoit, I just noticed that this is 12.1a not the original 12.1 preview drivers as before.
 

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I'm back on 11.12 after some issues with BF3 and 12.1. Maybe I will give these a shot.
 

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works quite good i tested this with skyrim, ultra settings 2xAA 16xAF 1920x1200 + many hd mods :)
6850 CF

Edit:
flickering issue in Hard Resert when CF is Enabled is fixed
Thanks for the feedback. :)
 

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Someone with a 5xxx series card want to comment on how the 12.1A does for them?
 
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Where do I get the CAP2? Is it included?
 

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Rage is such a let down.I dont think anyone cares about that turd anyway.
 

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downloading now to update from 12.1 preview
 

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Can someone test Photoshop CS5 to see if the OpenGL is still busted with these drivers?
 

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Just finished benching with the preview driver. From what I can tell there's hardly an improvement at all. :(

5770 is clocked at 910/ 1310 MHz

 
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drivers seem the same as 12.1 preview, just ccc was updated (and now the profiles)
 
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