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AMD would like to share a preview of AMD's 12.1 Catalyst driver. Not only does this driver raises the bar on performance and fixes a few issues, but it also introduces quite a few new features, as well as UI enhancements. You'll find the list of changes below.

AMD HD3D technology support enhancement
· Enables support for AMD HD3D technology in conjunction with AMD CrossFireX configurations
· Delivers a new Stereo 3D mode over HDMI 1.4a connections - 1080p at 30Hz is now enabled on supported displays.

AMD Catalyst Control Center / Vision Engine Control Center enhancements – Application Profiles
· AMD Catalyst 12.1 Preview driver enables users to create per application profiles to individually control 3D and CrossFireX settings for Direct3D applications
· Please be sure to select the “Restore Factory Defaults” option under the Catalyst Control Center Preferences menu before using the new application profiles feature – this ensures there are no compatibility issues between previous drivers and the new AMD Catalyst 12.1 Preview driver with regards to application profiles

AMD Catalyst Control Center / Vision Engine Control Center enhancements – Video UI improvements
· AMD Catalyst 12.1 Preview driver includes user interface enhancements to simply adjustment of video color and video quality controls

Performance highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 12.1 Preview driver (in addition to the AMD Catalyst 11.11c performance driver)
· Improves performance (10%) in Elder Scrolls: Skyrim when Multi-Sample Anti-Aliasing is enabled on the AMD Radeon™ HD 6900 Series for single GPU and AMD CrossFireX configurations

http://downloads.guru3d.com/AMD-Catalyst-12.1-Preview-Driver-32-64-bit-driver-download-2826.html
Edited by BZ1891 - 12/13/11 at 1:01am
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Thanks for sharing thumb.gif
    
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Thanks for sharing thumb.gif

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Will this driver improve performance for just HD6990?
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Hmmmmm... 11.11c is running good but I'm tempted! haha
    
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If you look in the hardware news section (don't ask) this was posted in there. B3dbenchmarks did a review of this driver and it performs worse than the 11.11 drivers in BF3 and Skyrim. Just a friendly warning.
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anyone try these with crossfire?
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Cat 11.12 Preview officially released by AMD on their website.
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Nice! Thanks for the heads up.
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anyone try these with crossfire?

They actually work pretty good. The 11.11 series were pretty much unusable for me. I never tried the 11.12. I was stuck using the 11.9's. So, on BF3, with every thing on ultra I finally get a solid 60fps(w/vsynch on). I think I might actually be able to play the game now. Yeah!
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