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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6 thoughts on “AMD Catalyst 11.4 WHQL Released”

  1. ipristy

    They have added support for OpenCL in Display Driver Only so that’s good,

    When testing over Windows factory drivers and LightsMark they drop frames by 6FPS, bummer…on my HD 4670.

  2. Charlie

    Cinibench behavior seems better in 11.4
    11.4 may have some install issues that seem to point to the older CCC versions. Win7 recent updates seem to help with video related “crashing” to black screen in some games.

  3. Athlonite

    @ ipristy well what do you expect newer drivers are for newer cards the HD4xxx stopped getting anything new from 10.12 onwards yes sure the drivers will work as support for your card hasn’t yet been dropped but as far as enhancements go I don’t think you’ll anymore

  4. ipristy

    Crysis 2 run just fine on High on my 19″ Wide, what’s the point getting better and faster card, some are actually getting one Radeon and one Gefore just for physx and running two independent display cards, so that’s cool i guess.

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