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AMD Catalyst 12.4 WHQL Released

AMD has released the WHQL version of their Catalyst 12.4 drivers. These drivers introduce some new features to the AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series, such as Windows XP 32/64Bit support, Level of Detail (LOD) Image Quality enhancements when Super Sampling is enabled and significant performance enhancements (up to 80%) when MLAA is enabled. In addition, there have been various fixes for Skyrim, RAGE, Enemy Territory, and STALKER: Call of Pripyat. Continue reading AMD Catalyst 12.4 WHQL Released

AMD Catalyst 12.3 Official WHQL Released

AMD has released today their latest universal WHQL drivers for their graphics cards. These new Catalyst 12.3 WHQL drivers feature fixes for the AMD Catalyst Control Center startup issues/ delays, as well as improvements and fixes for Tom Clancy: HAWX, Quake4, Xplane, Skyrim, Alan Wake and Far Cry 2. You can view the key features of these new drivers – and find its download links – below. Enjoy! Continue reading AMD Catalyst 12.3 Official WHQL Released

AMD Catalyst 12.2 Pre-Certified Driver is now available for Win 7/Vista/XP

AMD has released the 12.2 pre-certified Catalyst driver for their GPUs. This new version of Catalyst comes with DX11 fixes for both Batman: Arkham City and Dirt III. Moreover, Catalyst 12.2 features improvements in fixes for a lot of CrossFire titles. What’s really interesting too is that Catalyst 12.2 comes with Super Sampling Anti-Aliasing support for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications. Nvidia users can still force SSAA in DX9 titles and we hope that AMD will also give us this option in a future version of the Catalyst drivers. You can view the release notes, as well as the download links, below. Enjoy! Continue reading AMD Catalyst 12.2 Pre-Certified Driver is now available for Win 7/Vista/XP

AMD Radeon HD 7900 series brings us closer to Pixar quality graphics; behold ‘Leo’ DX11 Tech-demo

This is simply too good to pass by. AMD has released a DX11 tech demo for its new GPU 7900 series that looks phenomenal. The tech demo is a proof-of-concept technology, with the aim to demonstrate certain rendering methods at run-time.The two main points here are the use of hardware managed virtual texturing (PRT) and? forward rendering pipeline with compute shader based light occlusion, that allows application of hardware MSAA by avoiding the pitfalls of the deferred rendering. And it looks pretty amazing. Enjoy and let’s hope that someone would actually put in good use AMD’s latest GPUs! Continue reading AMD Radeon HD 7900 series brings us closer to Pixar quality graphics; behold ‘Leo’ DX11 Tech-demo

AMD Catalyst 12.1 WHQL and 12.2 Preview Drivers Released

AMD has rolled out two new Catalyst drivers for their graphic cards, therefore, PC gamers can choose between the 12.1 WHQL and the 12.2 Preview drivers. According to the release, AMD’s Catalyst 12.1 WHQL fixes the random graphics corruption or game instability that were present in the Crossfire mode of Crysis 2, the random corruption and screen flicker that was present in Dragon Age 2 with Tri-Crossfire enabled and the corrupted water textures in World of Warcraft’s DX9 mode. Oh, and RAGE no longer experiences intermittent hangs when Crossfire is enabled. Continue reading AMD Catalyst 12.1 WHQL and 12.2 Preview Drivers Released

Radeon 7970 Round-Up; AMD is back with a punch

And it’s finally been revealed. AMD’s latest high-end GPU model that is based on the ‘Tahiti’ chip has just been unveiled and it’s the fastest single-GPU card on the market. Which was to be expected but what are the performance gains that PC gamers can expect from it? According to the earlier leaks, Radeon 7970 was expected to be 60% faster than Nvidia’s GTX580. Sadly though, the card is not that much faster. There are cases where the gap between these two cards is almost around 50% and it’s definitely the faster single-GPU, but it’s nowhere as fast as we wished. Oh, and the card can’t touch Nvidia’s dual-chip offer, the GTX590, despite earlier rumors suggesting that it would be almost on-par with it. Continue reading Radeon 7970 Round-Up; AMD is back with a punch

Major leaks of Radeon 7970’s Performance; up to 60% performance boost from a GTX580

In case you were unaware of, the embargo of AMD’s latest GPUs will be lifted in December 22nd and a lot of leaks have been happening these past days. As always, take everything you are about to read with a grain of salt. Guru3D’s members have been posting these slides that come from various sources. From the slides that got leaked, we can see that Radeon 7970 offers up to 60% better performance than a GTX580. In addition, Fudzilla claimed that Radeon 7970 is as fast – and sometimes faster – than Nvidia’s GTX590. Moreover, we can see the final -rumored – specs for pretty much every middle-high end 7xxx card. All in all, we’ll know in three days what the real specs of AMD’s latest GPUs are and how they perform. Until then, take an early look at these slides. Continue reading Major leaks of Radeon 7970’s Performance; up to 60% performance boost from a GTX580

Enhance your games with FXAA Injector Tool; New version released

Timothy Lottes Violator released a new version of his handful tool, FXAA Inject Tool. FXAA Post Process Injection – as is its full name – injects different post processing methods to games, like Anti Aliasing, Sharpening, Bloom, Color Tones etc. FXAA is a cost effective Anti Aliasing process done in one single pass, which means that it has virtual no impact on the overall system performance. That allows us to add additional passes and still keep the system requirement extremely low. Continue reading Enhance your games with FXAA Injector Tool; New version released

AMD Catalyst 11.12 and 12.1 Preview Drivers Released

Oh boy, this is a great day for all AMD fans out there as two Catalyst drivers have just been released. These are not leaked drivers but official ones, coming straight from AMD. Therefore, get ready to test both Catalyst 11.12 and a preview version of the upcoming 12.1 drivers. Well, we guess that everyone will go for the 12.1 preview version but we’ll provide you with the release notes of both drivers, so you can pick whichever suits your needs. Happy testing, gaming and benchmarking everyone! Continue reading AMD Catalyst 11.12 and 12.1 Preview Drivers Released

AMD Catalyst 11.11C Performance Driver Released

Great news for all AMD fans as the Red team has released a new version for their Catalyst drivers. According to its release notes, Catalyst 11.11C come with improved performance on Batman: Arkham City, as well as AMD CrossfireX performance scaling for AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series and improved performance on single GPU configurations that is up to 7% on Skyrim. These drivers are also essential to all PC assassins as they feature improved performance on Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. Download links and full release notes after the jump. Continue reading AMD Catalyst 11.11C Performance Driver Released