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AMD Catalyst 11.3 and 11.4 public preview drivers available for download Print E-mail
Written by Hanners   
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 07:51

It's new AMD graphics driver time once again, squeezing in just before the month of March comes to an end.  Here's what's new this time around:

Feature highlights:

Seamless GPU Compute support

  • The AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) OpenCL runtime is now enabled by default within AMD Catalyst.  Applications that leverage OpenCL for GPU based compute tasks will automatically benefit from the significant performance boost that this provides.

Highlights of the Linux AMD Catalyst™ 11.3 release include:

New Features

Support for new Linux operating systems

  • This release of AMD Catalyst™ Linux introduces support for the following new operating systems:
o    openSUSE 11.4 support (early look)

The AMD Game web site has the latest WHQL driver set.  If you'd rather try something even more exciting, then you can also now nab the Catalyst 11.4 preview driver, which has a lot more changes and improvements to offer users:

AMD Catalyst™ Driver 11.4 early Preview Features:

  • Support for the AMD Radeon™ HD 6790 series of products
  • A number of performance optimizations, as highlighted here:
  • Performance enhancement for Shogun 2 (DX11 version) when running Anti-Aliasing
  • Enhancements to the AMD Catalyst Control Center™
    • New task based Display Management controls
      • Simplifies the configuration of displays and display settings
    • New Eyefinity setup group
      • Setting up an Eyefinity group has never been easier
    • New branding (based on system configuration)
      • AMD based platform  – AMD VISION Engine Control Center
      • Discrete AMD GPU with Intel CPU – AMD Catalyst Control Center™
    • AMD Catalyst update notification (found within the Information Center)
      • Please note this functionality is not yet enabled, but will be in a future AMD Catalyst release
      • This feature will be used to notify users that new AMD Catalyst software packages are available
  • Includes fixes where Dragon Age 2 would hang in DirectX11 on ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series products.
  • Includes fixes where MediaEspresso 6.5 and 6.0 may crash while initializing
  • Includes a fix for game corruption issues in BulletStorm
  • Includes a fix for the AMD Catalyst Control Center install; resolves the issue of not being able to launch CCC after Catalyst has finished installing
  • Includes a fix for the Tessellation slider sometimes setting the incorrect value

You can download the preview driver from this page.

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