AMD Catalyst 11.4 WHQL Released

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The April 2011 edition of AMD Catalyst drivers is available with the following new features:

  • Enhancements to the AMD VISION Engine Control Center / AMD Catalyst Control Center.
    • New task based Display Management controls. Simplifies the configuration of displays and display settings
    • New Eyefinity setup group. Setting up an Eyefinity group has never been easier
    • AMD Catalyst update notification (found within the Information Center). This feature notifies users that new AMD Catalyst software packages are available
  • GPU Compute enhancements: the OpenCL runtime (included in AMD Catalyst 11.4) includes performance enhancements supporting zero-copy on APUs and increased performance for PCIe transfers between a CPU and discrete GPU.


    • More information in the release notes.

      The new OpenCL runtime was already available with AMD APP SDK 2.4.



      Downloads PC desktop

      • Cat 11.4 Vista / Win7 64-bit + OpenCL
      • Cat 11.4 Vista / Win7 32-bit + OpenCL


        • Downloads notebook / mobility



          You can find all other downloads related to Catalyst drivers HERE.



          Catalyst 11.4, GPU Shark, Radeon HD 6870 + HD 5770
          GPU Shark



          Catalyst 11.4 is an OpenGL 4.1 (version 4.1.10666) and OpenCL 1.1 driver and does not expose new OpenGL extension (still 216 or 215 depending on the graphics card). For the complete list of OpenGL extensions, read this post.

          Catalyst 11.4, OpenCL info, Radeon HD 6870



          Here is a snippet of GPU Caps Viewer report related to OpenCL:

          - Name: AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing
          - Version: OpenCL 1.1 AMD-APP-SDK-v2.4 (595.10)
          - Profile: FULL_PROFILE
          - Vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
          - Num devices: 3
          	- CL_DEVICE_NAME: Barts
          	- CL_DEVICE_VENDOR: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
          	- CL_DRIVER_VERSION: CAL 1.4.1353 (VM)
          	- CL_DEVICE_PROFILE: FULL_PROFILE
          	- CL_DEVICE_VERSION: OpenCL 1.1 AMD-APP-SDK-v2.4 (595.10)
          	- CL_DEVICE_TYPE: GPU
          	- CL_DEVICE_VENDOR_ID: 0x1002
          	- CL_DEVICE_MAX_COMPUTE_UNITS: 14
          	- CL_DEVICE_MAX_CLOCK_FREQUENCY: 875MHz
          	- CL_DEVICE_ADDRESS_BITS: 32
          	- CL_DEVICE_MAX_MEM_ALLOC_SIZE: 262144KB
          	- CL_DEVICE_GLOBAL_MEM_SIZE: 1024MB
          	- CL_DEVICE_MAX_PARAMETER_SIZE: 1024
          	- CL_DEVICE_GLOBAL_MEM_CACHELINE_SIZE: 0 Bytes
          	- CL_DEVICE_GLOBAL_MEM_CACHE_SIZE: 0KB
          	- CL_DEVICE_ERROR_CORRECTION_SUPPORT: NO
          	- CL_DEVICE_LOCAL_MEM_TYPE: Local (scratchpad)
          	- CL_DEVICE_LOCAL_MEM_SIZE: 32KB
          	- CL_DEVICE_MAX_CONSTANT_BUFFER_SIZE: 64KB
          	- CL_DEVICE_MAX_WORK_ITEM_DIMENSIONS: 3
          	- CL_DEVICE_MAX_WORK_ITEM_SIZES: [256 ; 256 ; 256]
          	- CL_DEVICE_MAX_WORK_GROUP_SIZE: 256
          	- CL_EXEC_NATIVE_KERNEL: 4635816
          	- CL_DEVICE_IMAGE_SUPPORT: YES
          	- CL_DEVICE_MAX_READ_IMAGE_ARGS: 128
          	- CL_DEVICE_MAX_WRITE_IMAGE_ARGS: 8
          	- CL_DEVICE_IMAGE2D_MAX_WIDTH: 8192
          	- CL_DEVICE_IMAGE2D_MAX_HEIGHT: 8192
          	- CL_DEVICE_IMAGE3D_MAX_WIDTH: 2048
          	- CL_DEVICE_IMAGE3D_MAX_HEIGHT: 2048
          	- CL_DEVICE_IMAGE3D_MAX_DEPTH: 16
          	- CL_DEVICE_MAX_SAMPLERS: 16
          	- CL_DEVICE_PREFERRED_VECTOR_WIDTH_CHAR: 16
          	- CL_DEVICE_PREFERRED_VECTOR_WIDTH_SHORT: 8
          	- CL_DEVICE_PREFERRED_VECTOR_WIDTH_INT: 4
          	- CL_DEVICE_PREFERRED_VECTOR_WIDTH_LONG: 2
          	- CL_DEVICE_PREFERRED_VECTOR_WIDTH_FLOAT: 4
          	- CL_DEVICE_PREFERRED_VECTOR_WIDTH_DOUBLE: 0
          	- CL_DEVICE_EXTENSIONS: 12
          	- Extensions:
          		- cl_khr_global_int32_base_atomics
          		- cl_khr_global_int32_extended_atomics
          		- cl_khr_local_int32_base_atomics
          		- cl_khr_local_int32_extended_atomics
          		- cl_khr_3d_image_writes
          		- cl_khr_byte_addressable_store
          		- cl_khr_gl_sharing
          		- cl_amd_device_attribute_query
          		- cl_amd_printf
          		- cl_amd_media_ops
          		- cl_amd_popcnt
          		- cl_khr_d3d10_sharing
          

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