AMD har frigivet en såkaldt Catalyst 11.4 Early Preview driver til deres Radeon HD grafikkort. Den nye og endnu ikke helt færdige driver indeholder en hel række fikses, og kan blandt andet hentes via linket.
AMD Catalyst™ Driver 11.4 early Preview Features:
- Delivers performance enhancements for the AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series & Windows 7.
- Includes enhancements to the AMD Catalyst Control Center™
- New task based Display Management controls
- Simplifies the configuration of displays and display settings
- New Eyefinity setup group
- Setting up an Eyefinity group has never been easier
- New branding (based on system configuration)
- AMD based platform – AMD VISION Engine Control Center
- Discrete AMD GPU with Intel CPU – AMD Catalyst Control Center™
- AMD Catalyst update notification (found within the Information Center)
- Please note this functionality is not yet enabled, but will be in a future AMD Catalyst release
- This feature will be used to notify users that new AMD Catalyst software packages are available
- Includes fixes where Dragon Age 2 would hang in DirectX11 on ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series products.
- Includes fixes where MediaEspresso 6.5 and 6.0 may crash while initializing
- Includes a fix for game corruption issues in BulletStorm
Now, for those who don’t recall, we launched the AMD Radeon™ HD 6870 with AMD Catalyst™ 10.9. Here in our labs, we pitted that combination against the same GPU and the AMD Catalyst™ 11.4 Preview Driver and came up with the results below. Your experience will vary based on your resolution, system configuration and other settings, but we’re pretty excited about the possibilities.
- Up to 70% performance improvement in Civilization V
- Up to 49% performance improvement in Call of Duty: Black Ops
- Up to 12% performance improvement in F1 2010
- Up to 21% performance improvement in Wolfenstein MP
- Up to 15% performance improvement in Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X
- Up to 17% performance improvement in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
- Up to 28% performance improvement in Metro 2033
- Up to 33% performance improvement in Left 4 Dead 2
- Up to 26% performance improvement in FarCry 2
- Up to 22% performance improvement in Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Up to 18% performance improvement in Aliens vs. Predator
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