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AMD Catalyst Control Center / AMD Vision Engine Control Center 11.8 Driver Preview Features:
The following download provides the following features in addition to the AMD Catalyst Control Center / AMD Vision Engine Control Center 11.7 driver release

Enables AMD HD3D technology support on DisplayPort panels, such as Samsung 750 and 950 series 3D displays
Improves performance:
Up to 10% in Crysis 2 DirectX 11 version for both non-Anti-Aliasing, and application enabled Anti-Aliasing cases on the AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 series of products
Up to 8% in Fear 3 DirectX 11 version with application enabled Anti-Aliasing on the AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 series of products
Up to 30% when AMD’s Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA) is enabled through the Catalyst Control Center on AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 series of products

http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/Catalyst118DriverPreview.aspx

Have at it guys. It has the Crysis 2 improvements woop.
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I didn't even know 11.7 was out yet.
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Yeah 11.7 was released about an hour ago but 11.8 Preview Driver was released alongside it.
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Lol 11.7 just came out and now 11.8 preview is out! wheee.gif

Imma gettin driver overload biggrin.gif
    
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I will be testing 11.8 with Crysis soon smile.gif
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I should probably upgrade my drivers then. My current drivers are the ones that came with my 6870 CD tongue.gif
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YES! Time to test 11.8 with Crysis 2! Thanks for the heads up!
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I should probably upgrade my drivers then. My current drivers are the ones that came with my 6870 CD tongue.gif

LOL yeah these drivers should be a nice improvement.
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YES! Time to test 11.8 with Crysis 2! Thanks for the heads up!

Same as that, I am hoping for better performance, however I cannot complain too much as I have not had too many issues.
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6970 at 1010/1475 on Water

i7 920 at 3.82 Ghz with HT on

hardwaresettings.jpg
By foolsmasher at 2011-07-27



Frames on 11.6 Drivers - Ultra Settings w/ DX11 and HR Textures - 1920x1200

crysis22011072715210584.png
By foolsmasher at 2011-07-27

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By foolsmasher at 2011-07-27


Now with 11.8 Preview Drivers installed...

118preview.jpg
By foolsmasher at 2011-07-27

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By foolsmasher at 2011-07-27





It looks like the 10% holds true. I was hoping for a little more improvement but it's early. I will say that I don't think I'm seeing the huge dips in frames once firefights break out. It may just be placebo effect, but the game does feel a little bit smoother overall.

Here's to hoping AMD keeps improving Crysis 2 performance. I don't think this driver update will put a 6970 on par with a 570 in Crysis 2 yet, though the 6970 bests the 570 in the majority of other games.


**EDIT: Just checked my CCC settings and Tesselation was set at 4X by default, both tick boxes unchecked.
Edited by Foolsmasher - 7/27/11 at 2:43pm
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MLAA improvements? Who uses that? Ugh.
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