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AMD Catalyst 11.1a Hot-Fix Drivers Coming Today!

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Drivers Section' started by zpaf, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. zpaf

    zpaf Active Member

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    AMD Catalyst 11.1a Hot-Fix Drivers Coming Today
    * 3DMark Vantage improves ~7%
    * 3DMark06 improves ~3%
    * Call of Duty Black Ops improves ~20% at 4xMSAA and up to 35% at 8xMSAA
    * Riddick Assault on Dark Athena SSAO performance improves ~20%
    * Unigine Heaven OpenGL performance improves ~10% at moderate, 30% at normal and 100% at extreme tessellation levels
    http://legitreviews.com/news/9866/
     
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    Quicks Master Guru

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    * Call of Duty Black Ops improves ~20% at 4xMSAA and up to 35% at 8xMSAA
    * Riddick Assault on Dark Athena SSAO performance improves ~20%

    That should have been done from the beginning most people already finished those games a long time ago.
     
  3. davetheshrew

    davetheshrew Ancient Guru

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    the tess optimization is a lie from amd, you will see, that is all
     
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    Hotfix before original ?
     

  5. JonasBeckman

    JonasBeckman Ancient Guru

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    Nice, should be very new and up to date then compared to the WHQL variant which I assume will also arrive this week, nice. :)
    (Though likely being from December somewhere due to the signing process.)
     
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    rflair Don Commisso Staff Member

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    How exactly do you finish an online multiplayer FPS?
     
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    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    Its not multiplayer only. it has a single player campaign too. i think he ment that. sounds reasonable since the game was released on the 9th of november. i completed it twice myself.
     
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    Scyphe Master Guru

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    Catalyst 11.1a Hot-Fix
    The latest Catalyst Hot-Fix; (11.1a) offers increased performance brings a slew of new features and should be the driver used for any performance testing. Below are a few of the highlights from this driver:

    Performance improvements for the AMD Radeon HD 6800 & HD 6900 series include but not limited to:

    AMD Radeon HD 6900 and AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series:
    · 3DMark Vantage improves ~7%
    · 3DMark06 improves ~3%
    · Call of Duty Black Ops improves ~20% at 4xMSAA and up to 35% at 8xMSAA
    · Riddick Assault on Dark Athena SSAO performance improves ~20%
    · Unigine Heaven OpenGL performance improves ~10% at moderate, 30% at normal and 100% at extreme tessellation levels

    AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series:
    · Aliens vs. Predators improves ~9% at 2xMSAA and up to 20% at 4xMSAA
    · Batman Arkham Asylum improves ~4%
    · Crysis Warhead improves ~2-4%
    · Metro 2033 improves ~28% at 4xMSAA

    AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series:
    · Battleforge DirectX 11 performance improves as much as 6%
    · The Catalyst Control Center includes an early prototype of some new tessellation controls. Our goal is to give users full control over the tessellation levels used in applications. The default selection “AMD Optimized” setting allows AMD, on a per application basis, to set the best level of tessellation. The intention is to help users get the maximum visual benefit of Tessellation, while minimizing the impact on performance. Currently no applications have been profiled, so the “AMD Optimized” setting will be non-operational until further notice.
    · The “Use Application Settings” option gives applications full control over the Tessellation level. Users can also manually set the maximum tessellation level used by applications with the slider control
    · The long term goal for the “AMD Optimized” setting is to use the Catalyst Application Profile mechanism to control the AMD recommended level of tessellation on a per application basis. AMD’s intention is to set the tessellation level such that we will not be reducing image quality in any way that would negatively impact the gaming experience.


    Basically it seems they're aiming for the ability to lock tessellation at the optimum levels for the 6900-series, overriding game settings that may kill performance for little to no improvement in IQ. It will be interesting to see performance for the 6900-series for the first couple of 11.x drivers. :)
     
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  9. Rich_Guy

    Rich_Guy Ancient Guru

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    Cheers for the heads up :D

    Being a hotfix, they should be newer than the officials coming next week as well :)
     
  10. rflair

    rflair Don Commisso Staff Member

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    Ya but you don't buy a CoD game for its single player, every CoD game I own I never finished the SP, could not be bothered, went straight to MP.
     

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    Scyphe Master Guru

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    I never played CoD 1, 2 & 4 in MP (I'm not into MP, got tired of MP already with UT2K4) but I loved the SP campaigns in those games. Unfortunately SP parts of CoD and MoH made after that sucks.
     
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    Im the same, I prefer the story line to the SP

    I play the MP when Im bored and even then it only normally lasts one match
     
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    thats only your opinion my friend. i buy the cod games JUST for the single player. to me multiplayer have been quite the same in the last few years, and bore me after a few hours already.
     
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    rflair Don Commisso Staff Member

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    So you guys are saying you spend 50-60$ on a SP game that lasts 4-6 hours, which can't be resold because its tied to your Steam account?
     
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    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    yes. do you have a problem with that ?
     

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    rflair Don Commisso Staff Member

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    No.

    The other guy dismissed the AA improvements as not being useful to anyone.
     
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    Ehm...OnT : Wonder how these will perform on the 5XXX series :banana:
     
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    This is great, but did I miss the release of 11.1 non-hotifx? Are they just skipping 11.1, and going to 11.1a?
     
  19. WhiteLightning

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    well i like to see what improvements aa will bring to other cards instead of AMD Radeon HD 6900 and AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series stated on the site.
    i think its to early to say its useless.
    i can understand that people dont want to replay a game they already completed for just AA. its a personal preference , but i woudnt.
     
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    Hahahaha nice comments and arguments.
     

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