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Advanced Micro Devices have released another version of the 11.4 preview. This is the March 29th edition. Also, this new driver is a hotfix for the New 6790, 6990 and all cards that are 5800 or above!

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AMD Catalyst™ 11.4 Early Preview Back

Last Updated
3/29/2011

Article Number
GPU-102

AMD Catalyst™ Driver 11.4 early Preview Features:

•Support for the AMD Radeon™ HD 6790 series of products
•A number of performance optimizations, as highlighted here:
http://blogs.amd.com/play/2011/03/14...n-waiting-for/
•Performance enhancement for Shogun 2 (DX11 version) when running Anti-Aliasing
•Enhancements to the AMD Catalyst Control Center™
◦New task based Display Management controls
■Simplifies the configuration of displays and display settings
◦New Eyefinity setup group
■Setting up an Eyefinity group has never been easier
◦New branding (based on system configuration)
■AMD based platform – AMD VISION Engine Control Center
■Discrete AMD GPU with Intel CPU – AMD Catalyst Control Center™
◦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 •Includes fixes where Dragon Age 2 would hang in DirectX11 on ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series products. •Includes fixes where MediaEspresso 6.5 and 6.0 may crash while initializing •Includes a fix for game corruption issues in BulletStorm •Includes a fix for the AMD Catalyst Control Center install; resolves the issue of not being able to launch CCC after Catalyst has finished installing•Includes a fix for the Tessellation slider sometimes setting the incorrect value
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A history of improvement

Now, for those who don’t recall, we launched the AMD Radeon™ HD 6870 with AMD Catalyst™ 10.9. Here in our labs, we pitted that combination against the same GPU and the AMD Catalyst™ 11.4 Preview Driver and came up with the results below. Your experience will vary based on your resolution, system configuration and other settings, but we’re pretty excited about the possibilities.

•Up to 70% performance improvement in Civilization V
•Up to 49% performance improvement in Call of Duty: Black Ops
•Up to 12% 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 Metro 2033
•Up to 33% performance improvement in Left 4 Dead 2
•Up to 26% performance improvement in FarCry 2
•Up to 22% performance improvement in Batman: Arkham Asylum
•Up to 18% performance improvement in Aliens vs. Predator
But owners of the AMD Radeon™ HD 6870 aren’t the only ones who will see performance improvements. The entire AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 and HD 6900 Series should similarly benefit from the work we have put into their drivers since launch.

By now you’re probably wondering how the Preview Driver stacks up against our most recent release, AMD Catalyst™ 11.2. We raised our baseline image quality in 11.2, so the performance improvements going to the 11.4 Preview should be pretty small, right? Wrong. Based on various configurations, resolutions and settings, our internal data still shows pretty amazing improvements!

•Up to 23% performance improvement in Aliens vs. Predator
•Up to 22% performance improvement in Batman: Arkham Asylum
•Up to 15% performance improvement in Battleforge
•Up to 72% performance improvement in Civilization V
•Up to 59% performance improvement in Call of Duty: Black Ops
•Up to 26% performance improvement in FarCry 2
•Up to 35% performance improvement in Lost Planet 2
•Up to 30% performance improvement in Metro 2033
•Up to 11% performance improvement in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
•Up to 19% performance improvement in Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
And one more thing: the AMD Catalyst™ 11.4 Preview Driver (and its official release in April) is only the first in a series of planned drivers that we hope will provide even more performance throughout 2011.
DOWNLOAD HERE WIN 7 64 BIT ONLY!

http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles...lypreview.aspx

Bradley Worthington, bringing you the news when he can!
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70+% improvements. Holy....
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70+% improvements. Holy....
That's good, because I heard Civ 5 runs like garbage.
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70+% improvements. Holy....
Is that a testament to how good the new drivers are or how crappy the originals were?
    
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Well i've just installed 11.3 just now. I stay away from these 11.4's, they give me nothing but issues!
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In any form is this even an update compared to the Early Preview 11.4's that were released about 2-3 weeks ago?
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Same here. With the 5xxx, the performance seems to decrease once you go beyond 10.12.
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That's good, because I heard Civ 5 runs like garbage.
I'm getting ~ 80 - 100 fps in civ V with the first 11.4's.
    
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In any form is this even an update compared to the Early Preview 11.4's that were released about 2-3 weeks ago?
this right here, if civ5 is the only change then good job on that.
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I'm getting ~ 80 - 100 fps in civ V with the first 11.4's.
Interesting. I've heard lots of people are having a hard time running it and their FPS tanks during battles.
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