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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 Catalystâ„¢ 11.4 early preview – “Mjölnirâ€

AMD Catalystâ„¢ 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.

Instructions:

Download and install the AMD Catalyst driver hotfix from the following location: AMD Catalystâ„¢ Driver 11.4 early Preview for Windows 7


Refer to Article GPU-33 for detailed instructions on how to properly install the AMD Catalystâ„¢ Driver 11.4 early Preview.

Note! This Preview is provided “AS IS†in accordance with the End User License Agreement.
What drivers are these compared to?

if its compared to no drivers then 0FPS + an extra 70% still = 0
    
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I've been waiting since the ATI Rage Pro.
Same thing here. 4870X2+4870 for 9 months, then 5970+5870 Tri-Fire for 1 year and 4 months. Rock-stable, no BSOD, no bug, no freezing. 2 other systems at home with 2X 4870 Crossfire for LAN games, also rock-stable.

Today got my 6990+6970 to go tri-Fire again.

Still waiting to get driver ''problems'' ''everyone'' is talking about..

PEBKAC much?

My 5970+5870 are at 1000/1200 24/7 since 16 months and rock-stable, and with an 2600k running at 5.1. No BSOD, no crash, no bugs. No PEBKAC in my home!

On the internet, for every 10 VERY vocal whiners, you get 1000 satisfied customers that don't post. Just find a random site about peanut butter, and you will see the same phenomena. Ahhh. The beauty of the internet.
Edited by Levesque - 3/11/11 at 9:38am
    
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Will this fix my bulletstorm
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Well I just ran the Mjolnir 11.4 drivers compared to 11.2 drivers in a Far Cry 2 benchmark and I'm pretty impressed to say the least. All settings are set to max with my sig rig at 1920x1080 and a stock 6950.

11.2:

Mjolnir:


Not a HUGE performance increase but noticeable minimal frame rate increase
    
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Not a HUGE performance increase but noticeable minimal frame rate increase
That 25% average increase is pretty close to the quoted 26%.
I'd note it as pretty substantial.
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@Kratthew D. Kraids: Cmon buddy its like u upgraded to a different card.
Ur 6950 (if its at stock and not unlocked) is = or more than a 6970 or older drivers ,i know useless comparison but hey...
All in all 70% is too much but 10-20% in my book is great.
mmmm...Wonder wats up @ nvidia now
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Will this fix my bulletstorm
What's wrong with it? Is the screen effect messed up with the top half having nice lighting and bottom half regular? Bulletstorm has quite a few issues, including the mentioned. If you're having this one, turn down post processing to medum (not high). It isn't the cards, its the game.
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I tried these with my old 5850 crossfire and they were horrible, a lot worse then the 11.2's
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I thought the 6 series was a sidegrade?
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I suspect some 6990 Benchmarks need re-doing

PS: Why is everyone flaming this release? it's a significant tangible increase for a series of cards that needed it the most. Performance for free.
    
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