Autore: AnandTech



Continuing their work on the 12.11 drivers, AMD has recently released their 12.11 beta 11 driver update. This driver fixes several system hangs while including the previous improvements to performance found in Beta 8. In particular, the driver notes call out to a performance upgrade for Far Cry 3. Here are the direct links to the various drivers:


AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta11 Driver for Windows Vista/7/8
AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta11 Driver for Windows Vista/7/8 – with .NET 4 Support
AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta11 Driver for Linux
AMD Catalyst 12.11 CAP2


AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta Release Notes


  • Improves performance in Far Cry 3 (up to 25% with 8xMSAA, SSAO enabled @ 1600p, and up to 15% with 8xMSAA, HDAO enabled @1600p) (AMD Catalyst 12.11 CAP2 must also be installed)

  • Resolves a sporadic system hang encountered with a single AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series GPU seen on X58 and X79 chipsets.

  • Resolves an intermittent hang encountered with AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series GPUs in a CrossFire Eyefinity setup.

  • Resolves image corruption found in certain DirectX 9.0c titles

  • Resolve missing fonts issue in XBMC

  • Resolves no video issue found in Media Player Classic Home Cinema when using full or half floating point processing

  • Resolves stability issues found in the previous AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta8 driver for Linux

  • For users experiencing issues with HDMI Audio under Ubuntu 12.04, users should try installing the “dkms-hda – 0.201211291615~precise1” package from  https://code.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-audio-dev/+archive/alsa-daily/+packages and reboot; this will resolve the HDMI Audio issue found in Ubuntu 12.04

  • AMD Catalyst 12.11 CAP2 has just been released, and should be used in conjunction with AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta11


    • Improves Far Cry 3 performance for single GPU configurations with AA enabled


Source:
AMD Catalyst™ 12.11 Beta Driver