AMD Catalyst 11.8 WHQL Released


AMD Catalyst graphics drivers


AMD released yesterday the WHQL certified version of Catalyst 11.8. Cat 11.8 is still an OpenGL 4.1 driver. For a preview of OpenGL 4.2 support, try this one. For the complete list of OpenGL extensions, see this post.

Catalyst 11.8 Downloads:

Other downloads can be found here.

New Features:

  • AMD Overdrive has been enhanced to include both CPU and GPU over-clocking controls within the AMD Vision Control Center
  • CPU over-clocking is only supported on AMD Black edition CPUs

Performance Highlights:

  • Improves performance up to 10% in Crysis 2 DirectX 11 version for both non-Anti-Aliasing, and application enabled Anti-Aliasing cases on the AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 and AMD Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
  • Improves performance up to 8% in Fear 3 DirectX 11 version with application enabled Anti-Aliasing on the AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 and AMD Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
  • Improves performance up to 30% when AMD’s Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA) is enabled through the Catalyst™ Control Center on the AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 and AMD Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
  • Improves performance up to 20% in Call of Duty Black Operations for single GPU and Multi-GPU configurations on the AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 and AMD Radeon™ HD 5000 Series

AMD Catalyst 11.8 WHQL, CCC information
Catalyst 11.8, CCC software information

AMD Catalyst 11.8 WHQL, GPU Caps Viewer
GPU Caps Viewer information

(Forum thread)

4 comments

  • Leith Bade

    You forgot to rename the links, they still say 10.7.

    Hmm AMD overdrive does not seem to find my Phenom II.

  • Thanks Leith, as usual!

  • Leith Bade

    Only reason I can think of that it misses my CPU is than it is a X3 with the 4th core unlocked via BIOS.

    I will submit a feedback form and see if they fix it next version.

    AMD certainly has the upper hand over NVIDIA and Intel considering they can integrate all their software components seamlessly.

  • komar

    i don’t think that catalyst software can even detect softmoding of the 4th core.

    I think it’s better related to catalyst issue ..think they ‘ll fix that in the next version .