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We just noticed that the AMD Catalyst 11.4 early preview, code named Mjölnir I, already available to the public! That means you can download and try this driver out. We have been told that Mjölnir II and III to available in the months to come. This driver encompasses major improvements for the entire AMD Radeon HD 6800 and 6900 Series. Users should see a boost, particularly with anti-aliasing and large resolutions in numerous titles
· Up to 70% performance improvement in Civilization V
· Up to 49% performance improvement in Call of Duty: Black Ops
· Up to 23% performance improvement in F1 2010
· Up to 21% performance improvement in Wolfenstein MP
· Up to 15% performance improvement in Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X
· Up to 17% performance improvement in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
· Up to 28% performance improvement in Metro2033
· Up to 33% performance improvement in Left 4 Dead 2
· Up to 26% performance improvement in FarCry 2
· Up to 15% performance improvement in Crysis Warhead
· Up to 50% performance improvement in Unigine Heaven
· Up to 22% performance improvement in Batman: Arkham Asylum
· Up to 19% performance improvement in Aliens vs. Predator

But the goodness does not stop with this release. Mjölnir I is only the first in a series of drivers we intend to release this year, all of which should provide big performance boosts. Be sure to download it here if you want to try it out - http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles...lypreview.aspx

Here are the official AMD comments on that release page:

AMD Catalyst™ 11.4 early preview – “Mjölnir”

AMD Catalyst™ Driver 11.4 early Preview Features:

· Delivers performance enhancements for the AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series & Windows 7.
· Includes enhancements to the AMD Catalyst Control Center™
o New task based Display Management controls
§ Simplifies the configuration of displays and display settings
o New Eyefinity setup group
§ Setting up an Eyefinity group has never been easier
o New branding (based on system configuration)
§ AMD based platform – AMD VISION Engine Control Center
§ Discrete AMD GPU with Intel CPU – AMD Catalyst Control Center™
o AMD Catalyst update notification (found within the Information Center)
§ Please note this functionality is not yet enabled, but will be in a future AMD Catalyst release
§ This feature will be used to notify users that new AMD Catalyst software packages are available

· Fixed cases where Dragon Age 2 would hang in DirectX11 on ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series products.
Edited by yeahi - 4/6/11 at 1:03am
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wow thats impressive, if true
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These gains are not compared against 11.2 but a preliminary driver it seems.

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EDIT - To clarify, the performance increases indicated are not against Catalyst 11.2 but an earlier version of the Catalyst drivers, available before the launch of the AMD Radeon Hd 6800. Which would change the performance increases from 'woot' to 'tell me something I don't know'./EDIT
http://www.rage3d.com/index.php?cat=75#newsid33974865
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Ehh, sounds like alot of bs.
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When you see "up to" prepare to read some serious BS.
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When you see "up to" prepare to read some serious BS.
Indeed.
Just like with Internet speeds "up to"
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I don't remember the particulars but the 6800 6900 series supports a reduced pipeline that the driver need to be adapted to. The performance increase will be noticeable as they develop the drivers to this
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All these so called performance gains for the 6xxx but is there any love for the 58xx in this release or are we as forgotten about as the 4xxx?
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Well, it is still an update, and it still improves.
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