AMD Releases Catalyst 11.11a Driver Suite

Written by John Ponio    Tuesday, 22 November 2011 17:16

 

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You've got to give AMD some credit for staying on top of support for their video cards. But holy cow are they releasing a lot of drivers. It seems like every week there is a new update. The latest is Catalyst 11.11a, and it increases performance yet again in three major titles: Rage, Elder Scrolls Skyrim, and Battlefield 3. Improvements will follow, but you can read the release notes and download the drivers here. This is for Radeon HD 5000 and 6000 series videocards.

Improvements:

Batman Arkham City

 

  • Improves DirectX 11 performance for single GPU configurations

 

Rage

  • Delivers AMD CrossfireX performance scaling
  • Resolves a number of image / stability issues seen with the title:

Fix geometry corruption, sometimes seen in Bash TV entrance

Fix issues with Low-memory conditions on 32bit systems.

Fix issue with extreme corruption with missing textures on 32bit systems.

Fix memory leaks when deleting/reusing sync objects.

Fix hitching and pausing, especially noticeable on some Quad Core systems when doing races and Stanley Express runs.

Fix some missing shadows

Elder Scrolls Skyrim

  • Improves performance 2-7% on single GPU configurations
  • Resolve corruption seen when enabling Multi-Sample Anti-Aliasing on the AMD Radeon HD 6970 Series
  • Disables CrossFireX (to resolve negative scaling and image quality issues seen when CrossFireX is enabled)

AMD is continuing to work on a CrossFireX solution for Skyrim – as soon as it’s ready we’ll make it publicly available

Battlefield 3

  • Resolves intermittent corruption seen when playing the game at specific camera angles