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AMD Catalyst 12.11 Never Settle Driver Performance and Bundle
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Default AMD Catalyst 12.11 Never Settle Driver Performance and Bundle - 10-22-2012, 05:56 | posts: 21,694 | Location: Guru3D testlab

AMD launches the*Never Settle Marketing campaign. Part of that campaign is the new AMD 12.11 Catalyst driver as this driver has had some TLC from AMD, improving overall performance on a number of game...

AMD Catalyst 12.11 Never Settle Driver Performance and Bundle
   
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Default 10-22-2012, 05:59 | posts: 5,284 | Location: Everyday Rain Florida

wow 15-20%?! crazy!

was there a hidden on switch? turn on hidden spus? lol
   
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Default 10-22-2012, 06:07 | posts: 24,492 | Location: NZ

Any benefits for 6xxx series cards?
   
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Default 10-22-2012, 06:10 | posts: 21,694 | Location: Guru3D testlab

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Any benefits for 6xxx series cards?
No I'm afraid not, GCN architecture only, so these optimizations effect series 7000 only.


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Default 10-22-2012, 06:11 | posts: 2,457 | Location: Serbia

Nice
   
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Default 10-22-2012, 06:13 | posts: 971 | Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Warfighter? Far Cry 3? Hitman? Sleeping Dogs?

Damn they're going all out. I might pick up another 7970.
   
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Default 10-22-2012, 06:13 | posts: 5,284 | Location: Everyday Rain Florida

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Any benefits for 6xxx series cards?
Yeah most likely these are the drivers that were suppose to release a few months back to improve the 7k series just like last year with the 6k series getting a boost, but what I'm surprised is how much they can squeeze out of them and just in time for the holidays.
   
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Default 10-22-2012, 06:23 | posts: 182 | Location: Saudi Arabia

And I just punched in at work for a 12 hour shift... Need my driver fix badly!
   
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Default 10-22-2012, 07:18 | posts: 7,512 | Location: GTA, Canada

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No I'm afraid not, GCN architecture only, so these optimizations effect series 7000 only.
I would have been shocked if they made any improvements to the 6000 series. I'd settle for a completely stable driver at this point.
   
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Default 10-22-2012, 08:31 | posts: 6,622 | Location: Puerto Rico

Hurry up and bring the 89xx series AMD im waiting for you , very nice boost in performance , obviously now its on par with the 680gtx same level now both cards. Enjoy the free boost guys i shall wait for the new cards.
   
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Default 10-22-2012, 09:07 | posts: 1,276 | Location: Germany

yeah thanks for review Hilbert. I'll kick these drivers in my rig asap.
   
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Default 10-22-2012, 09:16 | posts: 7,606 | Location: Sunny Scotland

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Hurry up and bring the 89xx series AMD im waiting for you , very nice boost in performance , obviously now its on par with the 680gtx same level now both cards. Enjoy the free boost guys i shall wait for the new cards.
This is great news, i'd love to play Crysis 3 with x2 7970 lightnings.
   
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Default 10-22-2012, 09:20 | posts: 5,690 | Location: Timisoara, Romania

wow long time no see driver performance boost with ATI cards. Maybe AMD changed the catalyst team.
   
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Default 10-22-2012, 10:06 | posts: 8,113 | Location: United Kingdom

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Hurry up and bring the 89xx series AMD im waiting for you , very nice boost in performance , obviously now its on par with the 680gtx same level now both cards. Enjoy the free boost guys i shall wait for the new cards.
Same here, Chispy.

I'm waiting to see what the new cards have to say.
   
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Default 10-22-2012, 11:15 | posts: 1,019 | Location: Tiny Town in USA

Can this be real? I just looked at the calendar and it's definitely not April 1st.
   
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Default 10-22-2012, 11:49 | posts: 503 | Location: Denmark

I'm looking forward to read the 12.11 discussion. I'll consider going AMD if it turns out they've really improved the drivers; fixed bugs and all that.
   
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Default 10-22-2012, 11:50 | posts: 10,760 | Location: Woking

Great job from AMD. Will get them installed when I'm back from work!
   
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Default 10-22-2012, 12:38 | posts: 23,626 | Location: Netherlands

wow , a very nice boost!
   
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Default 10-22-2012, 14:20 | posts: 30 | Location: Maribor

WOW....like 10-15 fps boost in BF3. Me like it!
   
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Default 10-22-2012, 14:23 | posts: 4,407 | Location: Serbia, NS

Nice indeed, gonna try this on my laptop.
   
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What AMD can do..
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Default What AMD can do.. - 10-22-2012, 14:47 | posts: 174 | Location: worcester, ma

If AMD doesn't release an updated driver for 6XXX series cards they can suck
   
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Default 10-22-2012, 15:21 | posts: 5,690 | Location: Timisoara, Romania

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If AMD doesn't release an updated driver for 6XXX series cards they can suck
Front my point of view the hd6000 series didn't suffer from performance issues, only the new hd7000 series cause of the new architecture.
   
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Default 10-22-2012, 15:36 | posts: 5,486 | Location: FLA,USA

Very impressive hope nVidia does something similar would love an extra 10% of performance out of my 670. This makes the 7xxx cards very attractive.
   
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Default 10-22-2012, 17:16 | posts: 1,724 | Location: Boston

I wish I could get those games for free...lol

I already have 2 of them. Best cards I have had.
   
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Default 10-22-2012, 20:49 | posts: 63 | Location: Surf City, NC

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/19/te...evicesinc&_r=0
http://www.extremetech.com/computing...e-sinking-ship
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Now's the time to reserve your seat in the lifeboat.
All of these games will cost next to nothing in a few months.
Will you also be shopping for a videocard you can trust when these games go in the sales bin?
   
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