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Thursday, 16 June 2011 08:55

AMD outs Catalyst 11.6

Written by Fudzilla staff


APU support, new video feature
AMD has rolled out Catalyst 11.6, the first driver pack to offer support for new Llano based APUs.

Along with expanded APU support, the new driver also delivers a new feature dubbed Steady Video. As the name implies, Steady Video deals with shaky and unstable video playback and it even offers image stabilization for YouTube.

Catalyst 11.6 resolves quite a few issues in Crossfire under Windows 7 and there’s also the usual performance boost in many popular games. Performance gains range from 5 percent in Far Cry 2 to 10 percent in Unigine Open GL tests on HD 6000 series cards. F1 2010 and HAWX perform up to 8 percent faster on single card configurations.

You can download the new Catalyst here.

 

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+19 #1 Jurassic1024 2011-06-16 11:55
Along with expanded APU support, the new driver also delivers a new feature dubbed Steady Video.

Does not work with Intel CPU's.
 
 
+27 #2 darkpulse 2011-06-16 15:54
Wow! AMD is really improving on the drivers front very fast. People used to criticize AMD for their drivers and AMD has responded well by releasing drivers often and fixing bugs. :-)
 
 
+20 #3 Warhead 2011-06-16 15:55
Got an extra 5 fps on The Witcher 2 using a HD6970 so I'm happy! :lol:
 
 
-38 #4 bro_fist 2011-06-16 20:55
Quote:
Steady Video designed to stabilize videos during playback – making unsteady, jumpy content look steady and smooth


AMD crap lags on video. :lol:
 
 
-18 #5 eugen 2011-06-17 00:46
the new 11.6 on amd pc (780g/sb700,phenom 955 and hd6970) crashed beyond my knowledge of repairing the windows 7 x64 ultimate edition (no safe mode option) just did not boot after the first boot (the one that requires catalyst after installing it on your hard drive)this new era of amd catalyst suck`s ass so bad..it makes me go insane..
 
 
+1 #6 GaMEChld 2011-06-17 07:11
Quoting eugen:
the new 11.6 on amd pc (780g/sb700,phenom 955 and hd6970) crashed beyond my knowledge of repairing the windows 7 x64 ultimate edition (no safe mode option) just did not boot after the first boot (the one that requires catalyst after installing it on your hard drive)this new era of amd catalyst suck`s ass so bad..it makes me go insane..


I had that happen to me once in the past. So now I actually update graphics drivers properly instead of lazily running the latest installer.

Uninstall, Safe-mode Driver Sweeper run, Install new. Never worry about screwing up your boot again.
 
 
+3 #7 FlOw 2011-06-17 09:27
Quoting GaMEChld:
I had that happen to me once in the past. So now I actually update graphics drivers properly instead of lazily running the latest installer.

Uninstall, Safe-mode Driver Sweeper run, Install new. Never worry about screwing up your boot again.


Totally unnecessary today IMHO. I haven't done that once since the 9.x days. In fact, you don't even need to restart anymore, but maybe that is only on windows 7 systems.

Of course now that I've said that, my system is probably gonna get screwed up when i go to install 11.7 :P
 
 
+1 #8 GaMEChld 2011-06-17 09:42
Quoting FlOw:
Totally unnecessary today IMHO. I haven't done that once since the 9.x days. In fact, you don't even need to restart anymore, but maybe that is only on windows 7 systems.

Of course now that I've said that, my system is probably gonna get screwed up when i go to install 11.7 :P


Actually, the situation I described happened around Catalyst 9.10 on Windows 7 64-bit, if memory serves me correctly, give or take a couple versions. Resulted in some kinda BSOD loop involving atikmdag.sys.

I imagine it has to do with very specific hardware configurations, and my card is the not common Radeon 5970. It is probably temperamental about drivers, since it has the onboard crossfire to deal with.
 
 
+1 #9 eugen 2011-06-17 11:57
amd customer support sayd it the driver was faulty with some of my hardware..maybe they will fix this in 11.7..
 
 
+2 #10 GaMEChld 2011-06-18 10:47
Lol, I get down voted for describing a problem I had in the past? I wasn't even bashing anything, simply advising caution and careful update procedure. Nobody likes a BSOD last I checked! :)
 

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