AMD 11.1a driver preview release - not WHQL

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  1. hellaflush

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    http://www.hardwareluxx.de/index.ph...doc_details/169-amd-catalyst-111a-hotfix.html


    The latest Catalyst Hot-Fix; (11.1a) offers increased performance brings a slew of new features and should be the driver used for any performance testing. Below are a few of the highlights from this driver:

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    Performance improvements for the AMD Radeon HD 6800 & HD 6900 series include but not limited to:

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    AMD Radeon HD 6900 and AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series:

    3DMark Vantage improves ~7%
    3DMark06 improves ~3%
    Call of Duty Black Ops improves ~20% at 4xMSAA and up to 35% at 8xMSAA
    Riddick Assault on Dark Athena SSAO performance improves ~20%
    Unigine Heaven OpenGL performance improves ~10% at moderate, 30% at normal and 100% at extreme tessellation levels
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    AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series:

    Aliens vs. Predators improves ~9% at 2xMSAA and up to 20% at 4xMSAA
    Batman Arkham Asylum improves ~4%
    Crysis Warhead improves ~2-4%
    Metro 2033 improves ~28% at 4xMSAA
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    AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series:

    Battleforge DirectX 11 performance improves as much as 6%
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    New Tessellation Controls:

    The Catalyst Control Center includes an *early prototype of some new tessellation controls.** Our goal is to give users full control over the tessellation levels used in applications.** The default selection “AMD Optimized” setting allows AMD, on a per application basis, to set the best level of tessellation.* *The intention is to help users get the maximum visual benefit of Tessellation, while minimizing the impact on performance. *Currently no applications have been profiled, so the “AMD Optimized” setting will be non-operational until further notice.
    The “Use Application Settings” option gives applications full control over the Tessellation level.*Users can also manually set the maximum tessellation level used by applications with the slider control
    The long term goal for the “AMD Optimized” setting is to use the Catalyst Application Profile mechanism to control the AMD recommended level of tessellation on a per application basis.* AMD’s intention is to set the tessellation level such that we will not be reducing image quality in any way that would negatively impact the gaming experience.
     
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    I had heard this was being delayed until at least the 25th. Has that changed?
     
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    YAY. Just in time for my 2nd 5870. Which should arrive today.
     
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    AMD originally said these drivers will be publicly available on January 26th (here).
     
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    10.12 was quite a bad driver for me. Had some stablity probs like Blue screen on Hibernate or Sleep mode WTF AMD.so hope new drivers are more stable for me :upset:
     
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    any benefits on this driver for 5xxx?
     
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    no mainly 6800 and 6900 bugs and fixs and usual bull shit about % game increase :lol:
     
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    i,ll tell you in about 20 minutes :)
     
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    Lost a bit off of my 3dMark11 score with these after an upgrade from the 10.11 drivers.
     
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    well after getting some blank screens with my 6950 I have decided to try these drivers out

    however that link in the first post only gives me partial downloads.

    anyone have anything more official from AMD/ATI?
     
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    just search for them they show up

    and they work and have some internestign resukts.

    only had one issue so fa rreally with tmt5 but i was screwing around with settings with a show playing.

    also seems to have over ridden the bios on my card and whacked the low power states back to default somehow...no biggie

    tried haw2 demo went fine except some juddering in the cockpit
    avp2 benchmark also went well and did better than the old driver sbut i beoeive there was some issues with the water, don't remember it being there before

    also starcraft 2

    turn off morph aa and all crisp and clear with 4x aa but the fps went up alot...so not sure even if it's working

    ingame no crashes at all though
     
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    had a few driver stop errors with these i,ll trudge along till the real deal hits or go back to 10.10e
     
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    By the time you do, the final driver will be out :) heeh
     
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    we,ll see ...we'll see
     
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    WHQL 11.1 will be out on the 26th US time.

    These 11.1a drivers work very well with 6970's, no issues at all with normal use.

    Had driver stopped responding when OCing to high, but that's not a driver issue.

    Overall very stable, just need some time to get used to the new CCC.
     
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    My second 5770 is coming over the next few days, so I wonder whether these will be crossfire friendly. Sort of OT, but which are the current best 5xxx crossfire drivers?
     
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    so has anybody tested these? bc2 and 3dmark11
    Andrew
     
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    running fine on my 6870.... big improvements on BO and BC2 for me :D
     
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