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Title: AMD Catalyst 11.8 WHQL
Post by: Stefan on August 17, 2011, 06:17:26 PM
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Highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ (http://support.amd.com/us/Pages/AMDSupportHub.aspx) 11.8 Windows release include:

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

Here are the links for Mobility users who ain't loved by AMD:
11.8 Mobility 64 bit (http://www2.ati.com/DRIVERS/mobile/11-8_mobility_vista_win7_64_dd_ccc_ocl.exe)
11.8 Mobility 32 bit (http://www2.ati.com/DRIVERS/mobile/11-8_mobility_vista_win7_32_dd_ccc_ocl.exe)

This driver does not support OpenGL 4.2 - in case of need use ye olde atioglxx.dll workaround (http://www.geeks3d.com/20080623/how-to-run-opengl-programs-broken-by-ati-catalyst-712/) (with a copy of the OpenGL 4.2 preview (http://www.geeks3d.com/20110811/amd-catalyst-11-8-preview-with-opengl-4-2-beta-support-7-new-extensions-windows-and-linux/) of course)