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Thursday, 28 July 2011 13:30

AMD rolls out Catalyst 11.7 WHQL driver

Written by Slobodan Simic
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Followed by 11.8 64-bit preview one
As expected, AMD has rolled out its latest monthly Catalyst release, the Catalyst 11.7 WHQL. The new driver supports all the card from Radeon HD 2000 days and although it doesn't bring any new features or impressive performance gains it does fix a rather large amount of bugs found in previous versions of Catalyst. In addition to the new 11.7 WHQL version, AMD has also rolled out the new preview driver as well, dubbed Catalyst 11.8 Preview.

As noted, the Catalyst 11.7 WHQL brings a rather large list of fixes including mouse cursor lag, some problems with 11.6 driver and HDMI/DP displays, 720p DivX problems on Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player, some problems with various games in both single and Crossfire configurations, problems with various applications including PowerDVD, VLC Player, WinDVD 10 and much more.

On the other hand, the 11.8 Preview driver, available only for Windows 7 64-bit brings a couple of rather interesting features and pefromance updates. The most important one is the HD3D technology support for 3D monitors via DisplayPort. The list of perfromance updates includes Crysis 2 by up to 10 percent on Radeon HD 5000 and 6000 series cards as well as up to eight percent in Fear 3 under DirectX 11 with the same series cards.

The last is a performance improvement of up to 30 percent when AMD's Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA) is enabled via Catalyst Control Center on Radeon HD 6000 and HD 5000 series cards.

Catalyst 11.7 WHQL can be found here while the 11.8 Preview one is here.

Last modified on Thursday, 28 July 2011 13:56
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-16 #1 Drac 2011-07-28 15:50
so now amd releasing they so called "drivers" like games,for preview even? LOL
thats maybe coz they drivers suck big time..
oh well,here we goes amd fagboys trash talk :D
P.S. cant wait bOObdozzer fiasco LOL
Oh,i guess we need to wait EVEN MORE :(
http://news.softpedia.com/news/AMD-FX-Series-Processor-Launch-Date-Still-Uncertain-213717.shtml
what are fail "company"..
amd bOObdozzer - delayed 1000 and 1 time LOL :D
 
 
+6 #2 Cartman 2011-07-28 16:02
Drac i can wait that you grow up and stop being teenage troll... i bet that Bulldozed will be out, but you will remain brainless troll, i think that plastic Barbie has more IQ than you.
 
 
-9 #3 bardenck 2011-07-28 16:09
AMD is supposedly the graphics king but cant get the mouse cursor to work properly??!!! what a joke!
 
 
+4 #4 Cartman 2011-07-28 16:23
well as i know king of the hill is GTX 590, the one that burns with (not) perfect Nvidia drivers hahahaha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRo-1VFMcbc
 
 
+5 #5 Twist3d1080 2011-07-28 17:40
Quoting Drac:
so now amd releasing they so called "drivers" like games,for preview even? LOL


AMD(also ATI before the buyout) and Nvidia have ALWAYS previewed the beta drivers before release. Ever since a video card became a GPU this has been going on. This not only show's your ignorance, but in your haste to troll, it shows your lack ability to research your claims before you post them. Go back and play with your toys child, while the adults discuss technology.
 
 
+4 #6 The_Countess 2011-07-28 18:23
Quoting bardenck:
AMD is supposedly the graphics king but cant get the mouse cursor to work properly??!!! what a joke!



let see. a mouse cursor that has a small lag issue in the top left corner on some systems... or a burned out video-card?

difficult choice.
 
 
-3 #7 crackerz 2011-07-28 18:58
Quoting The_Countess:
Quoting bardenck:
AMD is supposedly the graphics king but cant get the mouse cursor to work properly??!!! what a joke!



let see. a mouse cursor that has a small lag issue in the top left corner on some systems... or a burned out video-card?

difficult choice.


It depends on how deep pockets you have, if you want a show and laugh with your friends while spending xxx amount of money... 'the way it's meant to be played'(nvidia) is the sure path, if you want good graphics at reasonable price then go ATI(I prefer the ATI brand and I sure know its AMD now :P)
 
 
-5 #8 bardenck 2011-07-28 19:25
Quoting The_Countess:
Quoting bardenck:
AMD is supposedly the graphics king but cant get the mouse cursor to work properly??!!! what a joke!



let see. a mouse cursor that has a small lag issue in the top left corner on some systems... or a burned out video-card?

difficult choice.



come on guys, try not to be so blatently fanboyish.. its a simple cursor, get it right! quit making excuses, if nvidia couldn't get a cursor to work amd fanboys would be alllll over it!

why are you guys constantly referring to a couple of cases where ONE card burned up(gtx590)....is that all you got? nvidia cards aren't more expensive, what is it about uneducated amd fanboys, stupid, stupid comments....
 
 
-7 #9 bro_fist 2011-07-28 19:26
Quoting The_Countess:
let see. a mouse cursor that has a small lag issue in the top left corner on some systems... or a burned out video-card?

difficult choice.


One card burned, thousands lagged.
 
 
+7 #10 redunion1940 2011-07-28 19:35
Or we could agree that both drivers have there issues. Not going to take time reading there driver brief, but does the mouse issue effect everything or certain games.

I'm a nvidia user, but plain and simple with drivers, some of them are a few step forewards and some of them are tumbling down the stairs. Welcome to a system that has thousands of different configurations and memory types. I expect there will be a problem with every single driver ever. It happens.
 

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