AMD has just released the preview version of their upcoming highly anticipated drivers, Catalyst 11.10. Why are these drivers highly anticipated you ask? But because they feature performance gains for both Battlefield 3 and RAGE. We should note however that although the release notes state that there are minor increases with Crossfire systems, these preview drivers does not include a proper Crossfire profile. According to the company, proper Crossfire support will be coming next week.
Those interested can download the AMD Catalyst 11.10 Preview from here.
Here are the release notes:
-Improves performance in Battlefield 3 Open Beta release for both non-Anti-Aliasing and application enabled Anti-Aliasing cases on the AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 series for single GPU configurations.
-Improves performance in Battlefield 3 Open Beta release for both non-Anti-Aliasing and application enabled Anti-Aliasing cases on AMD CrossFire configurations using the AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 series of products.
-Improves performance in Rage on single GPU and AMD CrossFire configurations using the AMD Radeon HD 6000, AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series and AMD Radeon HD 4000 series of products.
-Resolves intermittent crashing seen loading levels in Rage
-Resolves flickering of NPCs in Rage
-Enables automatic Vsync for Rage
-Enables support for AMD Eyefinity 5×1 display (portrait and landscape) configurations using the AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 series of products.
-AMD Vision Engine Control Center: User Interface enhancements have been implemented for the AMD CrossfireX, GPU AMD Overdrive and Information Center pages.
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