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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juhatus - Friday, September 30, 2011 - linkStupid question but the 11.10 beta's include all the goodie's in 11.9?
I got 11.10 beta installed and catalyst version is 8.901-110923a-125918E-ATI.
Can anyone confirm?
JarredWalton - Friday, September 30, 2011 - linkOften hotfix releases are a hodgepodge of optimizations specific to the game(s) being "fixed" (in this case, BF3 beta) and the rest may or may not be up-to-date. I wound't be surprised if there are some performance improvements relative to the hotfix with the official 11.9 release, but most should be minuscule.
Pessimism - Friday, September 30, 2011 - linkQuite surprised they haven't jumped at the opportunity to drop XP support.
ltcommanderdata - Friday, September 30, 2011 - linkAccording to the latest August 2011 Steam Survey, 21% of DX10/DX11 GPU owners actually use Windows XP. This is presumably mainly the consumer market. I wouldn't be surprised if in the corporate market the majority of even new computers are still Windows XP. Dropping Windows XP driver support would orphan a significant portion of your user-base. And probably eliminate AMD GPUs from being an option for many new corporate purchases. Windows XP support is legitimately maintained because the demand is still there.
Taft12 - Sunday, October 2, 2011 - linkNot me, many would then jump at the opportunity to drop AMD for Nvidia. (I thought about 20%, I see from the guy above me it's 21% of Steam users)
kedesh83 - Friday, September 30, 2011 - linkbefore the 11.9 drivers my desktop and everything was crystal clear. now the scaling is all messed up and everything is blurry at 1080p. i have yet to figure out a way to fix this. its very annoying, especially for my design and modeling classes.
gigabyte z68xp-upd-issd 64GB
core i5 2500k
8Gb vengeance pc1600
HIS radeon iceq 6950 2GB
23" HP 2310m
cactusdog - Friday, September 30, 2011 - linkDo you have Morpholigical filtering enabled? It will be a settings issue..
kedesh83 - Friday, September 30, 2011 - linki meant in windows, not just the game. sorry about that.
turns out if i change the pixel format in CCC to RGB 4:4:4 (full RGB) everything is clear again. i hit apply and about 15 seconds later it switches back to the previous format which is blurry again. weird. i have never encountered this before.
Linchpin - Monday, October 3, 2011 - linkUninstall your GPU drivers. And reinstall it. Something is corrupted. Or you can reset your graphics card's settings.
Linchpin - Monday, October 3, 2011 - linkSpeaking os MLAA for AMD cards, why the heck is it that it's blurry? It works well, eliminating jaggies, but it's too blurry.