AMD Releases Catalyst 11.9 Driversby Andrew Cunningham on September 29, 2011 9:37 PM EST
Following up yesterday's release of the Catalyst 11.10 beta package, AMD has made the final version of the Catalyst 11.9 package available for users of 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7, Vista, and XP. As with the previous version of the package, most desktop and laptop DirectX 10 and 11 GPUs are supported, but Windows 7 users should note that this package requires Service Pack 1 to be installed.
The new drivers enable 3D support via DisplayPort - AMD specifically mentions the Samsung 750 and 950 displays as being supported. There are no particular performance enhancements listed for any games, though hanging and crashing issues in several games have been resolved (especially under Windows 7).
The new drivers can be downloaded from AMD's web site, through the Catalyst software's automatic updater, or via Steam. The final version of the 11.10 drivers will replace the 11.9 drivers when they're made available next month.
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Will Robinson - Friday, September 30, 2011 - linkThe new Automatic software updater utility worked surprisingly well.
Nice one Catalyst team!
EglsFly - Friday, September 30, 2011 - linkAfter updating to the last version 11.8, I got stuttering video in Black Ops with my 6870 Crossfire setup. Had to roll back to 11.5.
Anybody know if stuttering in 6800 Series Crossfire was fixed with this release?
Andrew.a.cunningham - Friday, September 30, 2011 - linkBlack Ops gets a mention under "The following games no longer experience random hangs during game loading," but this doesn't sound like the same thing. You can always give it a try and roll back if you keep having problems?
Linchpin - Monday, October 3, 2011 - linkI also have 6870s in crossfire. I had to roll back drivers 4 or 5 times due to stuttering, artifacts, and some other things I can't even explain. I am using 11.6 which really works well, no problem.
11.7, 11.8, and 11.9 artifacted Shogun 2 sooo bad. I don't even see any application profile for Shogun 2. 11.5 drivers made my Mass Effect 2 looks like a strobe light. But 11.6 fixed it. 11.6 Is the best driver so far. I hope that 11.10 will fix all the problems I mentioned for Shogun 2.
george1976 - Sunday, October 2, 2011 - linkAaaand when they are releasing the Bulldozer?
Thermalzeal - Sunday, October 2, 2011 - linkIn 10 days.