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Tuesday, 15 February 2011 21:00

AMD releases Catalyst 11.2 drivers

Written by Slobodan Simic
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AI Texture Filtering updates and Tessellation Controlls

AMD has just released a new version of its Catalyst drivers, the Catalyst 11.2. The new driver supports all the cards ranging from ATI Radeon HD 2000 series to AMD Radeon HD 6000 series cards and brings quite a few new features as well as a couple of perfromance improvements.

The new features include the Catalyst AI Texture Filtering updates, the new Tessellation Controls and support for Video Quality settings during Blu-ray 3D playback.

The AI Texture Filtering updates bring an improved Quality setting that will match the "high quality" but will also bring an optimization that limits trilinear anisotropic filtering to areas surrounding texture mipmap level transitions while the rest will be done with bilinear filtering. AMD says that this improves overall performance without affecting imaging quality. The performance setting has been updated as well and this one fixes the sharpness that was causing shimmering in certain cases. It now has smoother filtering while preserving improved detail.

The Tessellation Controls feature will be supported on the Radeon HD 5000 and HD 6000 series graphics cards and will give users new settings for full control over Tessellation levels used in applications as well as the Morphological anti-aliasing support for Radeon HD 5000 series.

The Radeon HD 6000 series will get Video Quality settings tab for Blu-ray 3D playback.

Performance improvements include Call of Duty: Black Ops and Batman Arkham Asylum which are working up to 11 percent and up to 4 percent on the Radeon HD 5000 series single card configurations while anisotropic filtering and anti-aliasing are enabled in case of Call of Duty: Black Ops and when these are disabled, in Batman Arkham Asylum.

The new driver can be downloaded here.

Last modified on Wednesday, 16 February 2011 10:22
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+11 #1 yourma2000 2011-02-16 11:58
I'm just wondering, do the Catalyst drivers provide support for the AMD fusion chips or do the chips get seperate drivers?
 
 
+4 #2 Bl0bb3r 2011-02-16 12:22
For what?... the GPU will behave like an IGP and the computational support needs the OpenCL Driver, check the drivers, there are two types of suites.
 
 
-10 #3 Cartman 2011-02-16 14:37
When installing this new 11.2 uninstall your old 11.1 driver reboot and install 11.2 becouse CCC will not start anymore.
I just tryed it for myself.
 
 
+8 #4 mrgerbik 2011-02-16 15:13
Quoting Cartman:
When installing this new 11.2 uninstall your old 11.1 driver reboot and install 11.2 becouse CCC will not start anymore.
I just tryed it for myself.




Just installed over 11.1mobile on my laptop and 11.1a on my desktop - no problems here. Hopefully you're not trolling...
 
 
-21 #5 HiTechpro 2011-02-16 18:31
yet another bad driver from aMd :sad:

same old same old.......... :-x
 
 
+2 #6 hoohoo 2011-02-16 18:50
Foul! There are also Linux 11.2 drivers but the link does not list them! Does Slobodan hate Linux?!? :cry:
 
 
+3 #7 iicsus 2011-02-16 19:42
Quoting Cartman:
When installing this new 11.2 uninstall your old 11.1 driver reboot and install 11.2 becouse CCC will not start anymore.
I just tryed it for myself.


Or you can try this: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/catalyst-northbridge-driver-install-problem,2677-4.html.
 
 
-13 #8 eugen 2011-02-16 22:33
now i can play tetris at full speed with 6970...it`s like catalyst is standing still so few improvements that it`s not worth the time to install 11.2
 
 
-4 #9 ivansoze 2011-02-21 03:59
Quoting eugen:
now i can play tetris at full speed with 6970...it`s like catalyst is standing still so few improvements that it`s not worth the time to install 11.2

lol, quake is better too and Dukenukem!!!!
 
 
-5 #10 ivansoze 2011-02-21 04:03
toot povno durakiv, malo znayoot, bahato balakayoot, navit ne mayoot ti videocards ya doomayoo!! Drimayoot!!!

Zdarovya vam @Fudz!!!!
 

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