Lots of AMD news today and also a new ATI Catalyst 8.11 driver, you can download it over here. This update features CrossFireX enhancements, HydraVision support for Windows XP, new display enhancements and performance improvements in FarCry 2 and STALKER: Clear Sky.
ATI CrossFireX™ Enhancements
This release of ATI Catalyst™ enables users to verify whether an application is
running in ATI CrossFireX™ mode. The new option found in the ATI Catalyst™
Control Center system tray, will allow users to verify whether a Direct3D or
OpenGL application is running in ATI CrossFireX™ mode. (The “ATI Cross-
FireX” logo will be shown on screen when the application is running).
HydraVision Support for Windows XP
This release of ATI Catalyst™ introduces HydraVision support for the ATI Catalyst
™ Control Center under Windows XP. HydraVision enables users to more
efficiently organize multiple applications across single or multiple displays. Highlights
HydraGrid – A new feature found in HydraVision that divides the Windows
desktop into user definable areas. This helps users to more easily move and
organize multiple applications.
HydraVision Hotkeys – The ATI Catalyst™ Control Center Hotkey Manager
can assist users to quickly setup and define their HydraVision specific hotkey
HydraVision Virtual Desktops – Users can configure up to 9 different virtual
desktops. This enables users to manage and group multiple applications
across each user defined desktop. Application positions, desktop associations
and display settings can be saved for every virtual desktop.
HydraVision Wizard – Using the ATI Catalyst™ Control Center Wizard,
users can configure their HyrdaVision settings with ease.
New Display Enhancements
This release of ATI Catalyst™ Linux introduces support for display scaling to
resize the display devices that support TV timings (480i/p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p)
through either digital (DVI or HDMI) or analog (component) interfaces.
The following performance gains are noticed with this release of Catalyst™
FarCry 2 – performance gains of 3 to 10% for Single card mode and 8 to 14% in
Crossfire mode, with some specific configurations showing even greater improvements.
Performance gains were noticed on all Radeon HD4xxx and Radeon
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky – performance gains of 6 to 18% in single card settings
and 10 to 30% in CrossfireX mode. Performance
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Re: ATI Catalyst 8.11 driver released by Anonymous on Thursday, November 13 2008 @ 20:05:25 CET
IT STILL DOES IT! far cry 2 starts stuttering after about an hour of gameplay! gfx_MaxFps 31 did not help!
Re: ATI Catalyst 8.11 driver released by Anonymous on Thursday, November 13 2008 @ 20:13:47 CET
Get NVIDIA next time. Much better than AMD.
Reply by Anonymous on Saturday, November 15 2008 @ 04:18:11 CET
that just a bad idea. Nvidia should die coz their GTX 260/280 prices were frekin high b4 HD4870 came out.