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[Anand Tech] AMD Releases Catalyst 12.1 Preview –Custom Application Profiles, HD3D CrossFire, & More

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Custom profiles, improved Skyrim performance.... Bring it on!
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Later today AMD will be releasing the first preview for their Catalyst 12.1 driver set. AMD has been going through preview/beta drivers at a rapid pace in the last couple of months – we’ve seen 3 different 11.11 preview drivers in as many weeks – and as 11.12 nears, AMD is preparing for what 2012 and the Catalyst 12.x series will bring. It may sound like hyperbole to say that 2012 will be the biggest year yet for AMD’s Catalyst driver team, but it’s the truth.

And this very last line
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Meanwhile for performance AMD is still hard at work on Skyrim; 6900 series users can look forward to up to 10% better performance in Skyrim when using MSAA alongside CrossFire.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5223/amd-releases-catalyst-121-preview-custom-application-profiles-hd3d-crossfire-more?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pulsenews
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Where's the download link? Or have they still not launched it yet?

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I just use RadeonPro, although the Crossfire mode settings look useful.
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Where's the download link? Or have they still not launched it yet?

Hasn't been released yet.

Once it is I will edit OP and add a link.
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Where's the download link? Or have they still not launched it yet?

Here is a leaked one's:
http://benchmark3d.com/amd-catalyst-12-1-8-93-1-preview-driver

or

http://downloads.guru3d.com/AMD-Catalyst-12.1-Preview-Driver-32-64-bit-driver-download-2826.html

12.1 preview benchmarks here: http://benchmark3d.com/amd-catalyst-12-1-preview-driver-benchmark

Some nice performance improvements especially in Batman: Arkham City.
Edited by Riou - 12/13/11 at 5:38am
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The 12.1 preview driver gets beat up pretty badly in BF3 and Skyrim which are 2 games that will probably scare people away from using these.
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Lower performance in bf3 compared to 11.11
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still running 11.10 preview 3 drivers without profiles for battlefield 3 and looks like im still not changing but im will wait to see crossfire benchmarks
Edited by downlinx - 12/13/11 at 5:47am
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I can confirm that the AMD per application profiles do work like on my Nvidia cards.
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I can confirm that the AMD per application profiles do work like on my Nvidia cards.

Huh? Nvidia cards?

For me these profiles don't work, it's like I'm changing the global profile headscratch.gif
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