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ATi launches Catalyst 8.11

better performance in Stalker ClearSky and FarCry2

| Posted: Nov 13, 2008 1:34 pm

ATi (AMD) has just released Catalyst 8.11 for your Radeon enjoyment.

 

This latest round of drivers from AMD boasts performance improvements for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky and FarCry2 as well as improvements for CrossfireX, Hydra Vision support for XP and some additions to the Linux versions of the drivers.

 

Read the Release Notes here

 

Grab the drivers here

 

ATi launches Catalyst 8.11

 

Performance improvements:
Stalker Clear Sky: Performance increases between 6%-18% on single card configured systems when using the ATI Radeon™ HD 3000 or ATI Radeon™ HD 4000 Series of products. Performance increases between 10%-30% on CrossFireX™ configured systems using the ATI Radeon™ HD 3000 or ATI Radeon™ HD 4000 Series of products.

 

Far Cry 2: Performance increases between 5%-10% on single card configured systems when using the ATI Radeon™ HD 3000 or ATI Radeon™ HD 4000 Series of products. Performance increases between 8%-14% on CrossFireX™ configured systems using the ATI Radeon™ HD 3000 or ATI Radeon™ HD 4000 Series of products.

 

New Features

 

ATI CrossFireX™ enhancement:
This release of ATI Catalyst™ enables users to verify whether an application is running in ATI CrossFireX™ mode. The new option found in the ATI Catalyst™ Control Center system tray, will allow users to verify whether a Direct3D or OpenGL application is running in ATI CrossFireX™ mode. (The "ATI CrossFireX" logo will be shown on screen when the application is running)

 

HydraVision Support for Windows XP
This release of ATI Catalyst™ introduces HydraVision support for the ATI Catalyst™ Control Center under Windows XP. HydraVision enables users to more efficiently organize multiple applications across single or multiple displays. High-lights include:

 

HydraGrid - A new feature found in HydraVision that divides the Windows desktop into user definable areas helping users to more easily move and organize multiple applications.

 

HydraVision Hotkeys - The ATI Catalyst™ Control Center Hotkey Manager can be used to quickly setup and define their HydraVision specific hotkey commands

 

HydraVision Virtual desktops - Users can configure up to 9 virtual desktops, enabling users to manage and group multiple applications across user defined desktops. Application positions, desktop associations and display settings can be saved for every virtual desktop

 

HydraVision Wizard - Using the ATI Catalyst™ Control Center Wizard, users can very quickly configure their HyrdaVision settings.

 

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