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The latest Catalyst Hot-Fix; (11.1a) offers increased performance brings a slew of new features and should be the driver used for any performance testing. Below are a few of the highlights from this driver:

Performance improvements for the AMD Radeon HD 6800 & HD 6900 series include but not limited to:

AMD Radeon HD 6900 and AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series:
  • 3DMark Vantage improves ~7%
  • 3DMark06 improves ~3%
  • Call of Duty Black Ops improves ~20% at 4xMSAA and up to 35% at 8xMSAA
  • Riddick Assault on Dark Athena SSAO performance improves ~20%
  • Unigine Heaven OpenGL performance improves ~10% at moderate, 30% at normal and 100% at extreme tessellation levels

AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series:
  • Aliens vs. Predators improves ~9% at 2xMSAA and up to 20% at 4xMSAA
  • Batman Arkham Asylum improves ~4%
  • Crysis Warhead improves ~2-4%
  • Metro 2033 improves ~28% at 4xMSAA

AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series:
  • Battleforge DirectX 11 performance improves as much as 6%

New Tessellation Controls:
  • The Catalyst Control Center includes an early prototype of some new tessellation controls. Our goal is to give users full control over the tessellation levels used in applications. The default selection “AMD Optimized†setting allows AMD, on a per application basis, to set the best level of tessellation. The intention is to help users get the maximum visual benefit of Tessellation, while minimizing the impact on performance. Currently no applications have been profiled, so the “AMD Optimized†setting will be non-operational until further notice.
  • The “Use Application Settings†option gives applications full control over the Tessellation level. Users can also manually set the maximum tessellation level used by applications with the slider control
  • The long term goal for the “AMD Optimized†setting is to use the Catalyst Application Profile mechanism to control the AMD recommended level of tessellation on a per application basis. AMD’s intention is to set the tessellation level such that we will not be reducing image quality in any way that would negatively impact the gaming experience.

http://www.hardwareluxx.de/index.php...1a-hotfix.html
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11.1 is out already?

EDIT: any benefits for non-6xxx cards?
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Sweet thanks riou
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11.1 is out already?

EDIT: any benefits for non-6xxx cards?
This is just the beta. The official drivers are going to be released on January 26th iirc.

This is what CCC says:

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Driver Packaging Version 8.82.2-110112a-111972E-ATI
2D Driver Version 8.01.01.1123
Direct3D Version 7.14.10.0812
OpenGL Version 6.14.10.10516
Catalyst Control Center Version 2011.0112.2221.40058

Edited by Riou - 1/18/11 at 4:27pm
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Hmm going to wait for Officials I think and wait for others feedback.
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anyone tried these yet? I'm downloading now

I'll post some results later.
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ya same here, i to will wait for other to post about this driver before i install since the 10.12 run good for me so far.
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am I the only fool to try this?

used driver sweeper and got rid of the 10.12a, installed the 11.1a and nothing. CCC doesn't start, I can't set my monitor to its native res, and it seems I cant reinstall my old driver either.... I'll have a little play and see where I messed up.
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I just installed these and I noticed significant improvements in both 3DMark 11 and Dirt 2 (yes... Dirt 2) However, I noticed that there is a problem with the fan control. I have the manual fan control disabled in CCC but enabled in MSI Afterburner. Whenever I exit a game, the fan resets back to 22%. Anybody else having this problem? I know these drivers were released earlier this morning but still...
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I just installed these and I noticed significant improvements in both 3DMark 11 and Dirt 2 (yes... Dirt 2) However, I noticed that there is a problem with the fan control. I have the manual fan control disabled in CCC but enabled in MSI Afterburner. Whenever I exit a game, the fan resets back to 22%. Anybody else having this problem? I know these drivers were released earlier this morning but still...
At least you have got them installed!!! I'm having all sorts of problems here.
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