AMD Catalyst 10.11 WHQL Released

👤by Alex Hull Comments 📅18.11.2010 13:19:58
Take a look at the comprehensive range of changes below. Note these drivers do not support HD 6xxx series cards and also do not include the option for Morphological antialiasing on the HD 5xxx series as seen in 10.10e hotfix:

Performance Improvements:

The following performance improvements were observed with this release of AMD Catalyst 10.11:

Battleforge™ : Performance increases up to 3% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series single and CrossFire configurations with anti-aliasing disabled.

STALKER – Call of Pripyat™ benchmark: Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series single and CrossFire configurations

Resolved Known Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System

This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 10.11 software suite for Windows 7. These include:
Running fullscreen DirectX 9 applications/games after enabling Aero effects and rebooting no longer causes the system to randomly stop responding
Primary display no longer blanks out intermittently during "World in Conflict™: Soviet Assault" DirectX10 gameplay with CrossFire and Dual Monitor enabled
"Stone Giant" DirectX 11 demo no longer intermittently fails in fullscreen mode with CrossFire enabled under Multi-GPU configurations on some cards
Task switching out of "Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2" and then back into the game no longer causes CrossFire to become disabled
Enabling in-game Anti-Aliasing and utilizing Edge-Detect filters no longer causes smoother lines but blurry textures when compared to the Standard filter on some cards
Desktop line corruption is no longer observed after hotplugging the HDCP display on some cards
Enabling Overdrive through the Catalyst™ Control Center for single display systems no longer results in GPU clocks running at high levels in non-GPU intensive scenarios

Resolved Known Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System

Running fullscreen DirectX 9 applications/games after enabling Aero effects and rebooting no longer causes the system to randomly stop responding
When "World of Warcraft" is launched via TriDef® 3D and hardware cursor is enabled, the mouse cursor no longer intermittently flickers and disappears
Hot swapping a HDCP display panel with a non-HDCP display no longer causes the display to turn blank after resuming from sleep/hibernate during Blu-ray disc playback

Known issues under the Windows 7 operating system

The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows 7 operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst. These include:
Task switching to desktop and then back into "Far Cry 2" DX10 game may result in performance drop with CrossFire enabled under Multi-GPU configurations
Drag and Drop transcoded H264i content may show de-interlacing lines
Display may intermittently turn blank on launching "Enemy Territory™: Quake Wars" or during game play under Multi-GPU configurations on some cards
With CrossFire enabled, flickering may be observed in OpenGL games when refresh rate is set to 100Hz or higher on some cards
Desktop may dim after exiting "Mafia™ II" game on some cards
Under multi-adapter configuration, various rotated displays in Eyefinity set up might not be retained after reboot
Mouse cursor may intermittently be corrupt/missing in one of the displays under Eyefinity configuration while playing games/samples
Tearing corruption may be visible in specific "StarCraft II" game campaigns at low resolution settings (1024x768) on some cards
Switching from 32-bit to 16-bit colordepth during WMV media playback may cause the video to go blank on some cards
Enabling CrossFire in "Far Cry 2" DirectX 9 may result in low performance and benchmark failing to complete on some cards
"Tom Clancy's Endwar™" may stop responding during game cut scenes on some cards
Enabling anti-aliasing in "StarCraft® II: Wings of Liberty™" may cause outline highlights to be rendered incorrectly on some cards
Green texture corruption may be observed when resolution/video settings are changed in "Metro 2033" game in DirectX 10 and 11 mode on some cards
Rebooting a system with a CRT connected to the MiniDP port may cause all resolutions except 640x480 to go missing
Windows Media® Center application may stop responding or system may intermittently fail while playing 1080p video in 2x2 & 4X1 Eyefinity mode

Known Issues under the Windows Vista Operating System

The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows Vista
operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst. These include:
Corruption might be visible in "Doom™ 3" and "Quake™ 4" with ATI Radeon HD 4700 Series
All but the primary display under Eyefinity configuation might become disabled while changing the preferred display at lowest Bezel compensated resolution
Performing bezel compensation on 3x2 Eyefinity configuration may cause the bezel group (resolutions) to go missing

Known Issues under All Windows Operating Systems

The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst. These include:
Catalyst Control Center: Enable dialog reposition does not show on proper monitor when system is configured with 4 displays
Switching the preferred display in specific Eyefinity configurations may cause the displays to become disabled.


Any comments on performance changes or otherwise are welcome in the forums.

Download Catalyst 10.11



NVIDIA Forceware

The developer driver release 263.06 was also released today. Get it here. These are experimental drivers and should be treated as such.
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