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Hi all!

Just made the move from nVidia to ATI. Was wondering what drivers you guys were using with your 6950 to play Battlefield 3.

Before I install my 6950, should I just go with the latest 11.9 drivers or have you guys had better luck with an older version? I've also been seeing talk of 11.10 Catalyst drivers, but I don't see any reference to this on AMD's website. Are they the beta drivers? Is one driver version specifically the best for a single 6950 for Battlefield 3?

I'm confused by all this CAPS stuff... I'm assuming CAPS is optional and only for crossfire users?

Thanks!
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CAPS is optional. Just open AMD.com, enter your hardware and install the drivers provided, you should be fine
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Caps is only for xfire users similar to SLI profiles with nvidia. I would recommend using 11.10v3 drivers but they are a beta release and some people don't like that. 11.9 is fine buy many have better performance with 11.10v2 or 11.10v3
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Originally Posted by mike87 View Post
Hi all!

Just made the move from nVidia to ATI. Was wondering what drivers you guys were using with your 6950 to play Battlefield 3.

Before I install my 6950, should I just go with the latest 11.9 drivers or have you guys had better luck with an older version? I've also been seeing talk of 11.10 Catalyst drivers, but I don't see any reference to this on AMD's website. Are they the beta drivers? Is one driver version specifically the best for a single 6950 for Battlefield 3?

I'm confused by all this CAPS stuff... I'm assuming CAPS is optional and only for crossfire users?

Thanks!
For a single 6950, 11.10 Ver 3 Preview Driver http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles...eDriverV3.aspx

Or Ver 2 http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles...eDriverV2.aspx


Disable UAC prior to installing Preview Drivers.
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Thanks for all your replies! Man.. one thing I miss about nVidia is how much easier their website was to navigate. Should I do the 11.10v2 or 11.10v3? Big difference between the two?
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Thanks for all your replies! Man.. one thing I miss about nVidia is how much easier their website was to navigate. Should I do the 11.10v2 or 11.10v3? Big difference between the two?
Try each of them. Some people get good performance with v2 and some with ver 3.
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i have a 6950 and used 11.10v3 and its awsome
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