Catalyst 11.7 WHQL out
Ryan Martin / 5 years ago
AMD have released the latest version of its catalyst control center graphics card driver package for AMD and ATi cards. The update was mainly intended to bring about WHQL signed drivers for the new family of Fusion APUs. AMD claims that the patch will fix the following issues with AMD/ATi based Windows systems:
- All issues experienced with mouse cursor lag have been resolved
- Resolves system hangs seen in the AMD Catalyst 11.6 driver on specific HDMI and DP displays
- Log event (Event ID 62464) issues when playing video content have been resolved
- Bluray playback using PowerDVD 10 under High Performance mode no longer randomly displays a blank screen.
- Bluray playback using PowerDVD 10 under High Performance mode no longer randomly hangs.
- Some Divx format files no longer display video corruption using WinDVD.
- AVIVO Video Quality settings are now correctly applied to Flash Video Content.
- AMD SteadyVideo is now applied to Home Video clips when using WinDVD 10.
- Random screen corruption is no longer displayed when changing desktop themes.
- Chequerboard corruption is no longer displayed intermittently when playing DirectX 10 titles in a Crossfire configuration with Eyefinity enabled.
- Shogun II now renders the cinematics correctly when run in various Eyefinity configurations.
- Video playback now works correctly when Hardware acceleration is enabled with VLC Player version 1.1.9.
- Crossfire now functions correctly when playing Hamilton’s Great Adventure.
- Video corruption is no longer observed when when using the Forward slider on 720P Divx format video clips using Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center.
- PowerDVD now correctly handles 3D Bluray content.
- Portal 2 no longer displays flickering on water surface textures with Medium and Low Shader detail settings.
- Image stabilization now functions correctly when playing Divx content using Windows Media Player.
- Wraparound corruption is no longer displayed intermittently after exiting a 3D application.
However, some issues with Windows 7 and Vista still remain such as:
- PowerDVD may display a blank screen during Bluray playback when Crossfire is enabled.
- Doom 3 and Quake 4 may display random screen corruption.
- Performing Bezel compensation in certain Eyefinity configurations may cause some bezel groups to not appear.
- Windows Aero options may no longer be available after installing the driver.
- Star Wars Jedi Knight II / Jedi Academy may randomly crash on launch.
- Image rotation might not function correctly in Photoshop CS5.
- OpenGL acceleration might not be available in Photoshop CS5.
- High GPU speeds might be retained after exiting a 3D application.
- Crysis 2 may display random corruption when Crossfire is enabled and run in DirectX 9 mode
- Homefront may experience random crashes during gameplay.
- Crossfire may not perform as expected when playing Earthsim, Bad Company 2 and Metro 2003 under DirectX 11 mode.
It is dissappoiting to see that AMD do not put a numeric value on the improvements brought about in performance with the new drivers like Nvidia do by refering to FPS improvements in big name game titles, but the users of the fusion APU systems can still expect much better system performance with these newly developed drivers. You can download the latest AMD drivers here.