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10.11 vs 11.1 Driver Comparison
All numerals are in FPS. Tested on my sig rig.
Heaven 2.1
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10.11 41.8 43.7 23.5
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I'm just wondering if they've worked on the fact that if you have a Flash item active with GPU acceleration (such a YouTube video) if you launch a game the card itself gets stuck in 300/1050 (video acceleration mode) instead of going to 900/1050 (100%/gaming mode).
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Many people are showing 10.11 or 10.12 after installing 11.1 or 11.1a.
That's fine folks, just make sure "driver package" has updated.

I just finished the third computer in the house and here's my rec.

1) Do some benches with your 10.11 or 10.12 both synthetic and games. Keep in mind games like Metro 2033 will benifit tremendously.

2) Go to AMD site and install 11.1 over your 10.11 or 10.12. No driver sweep needed. If you love using driver sweep; then go ahead. I have never swept a video driver in decades and never had a problem. Now run the same benches. Stop here or proceed to 11.1a hotfix.

3) 11.1a adds tesselation slider. I do not see much else different.

I noticed little improvement on 3dmark11, better improvement on Heaven, and huge improvements on Metro 2033.
    
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so 11.1a is better in apps that require tesselation yes?
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Argh, just updated my drivers yesterday. Gotta do it again now! Thanks.
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Here is 10.12 vs 11.1a during 3DMark11, with my 5870 crossfire setup the same for both. Core 960
Memory 1300
Voltage 1.275
An increase of 168. The 11.1 was only p8526. So the 11.1 hotfix was better for me.


The tesselation slider must only be for 6*** series I take it?


Edited by Cykososhull - 1/26/11 at 5:19pm
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After updating drivers and playing WoW for a few hours, my display driver crashed. So I had to roll back to 10.12.

Grrr.... Just when I thought this would be a decent release. Does anyone know if the hotfix fixed the driver crashes?
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thanks bro!
installing them now!

edit:
just installed. how do these differ from the 11.1a hotfix drivers? it looks like the drivers are the same but idk for sure.
Edited by Aznboy1993 - 1/26/11 at 5:46pm
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In my opinion the best thing to do is to grab 11.1a Catalysts as they are newer (who cares if they're not WHQL Certified!) and then Von Mod them yourself.

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=332395

Works a charm for me!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by illusive snpr View Post
wasnt 11.1a a beta and 11.1 is the actual release. Wouldnt that mean 11.1 is better?
11.1a is a beta for the hotfix, 11.1 is a lesser version.


Also, when you're looking at the driver version, notice where it says 10.12, that's the catalyst version, not the drivers.
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