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AMD Catalyst 11.6 WHQL drivers released

AMD Catalyst 11.6 WHQL drivers released

| Software News | Posted: Jun 16, 2011 2:18 am

As June begins to roll toward an end, AMD are kind enough to release the next major monthly update with 11.6 WHQL. AMD report that this unified driver has been updated to provide enhanced level of power, performance, and reliability. The AMD display driver version is updated to 8.861. There are a few highlights of the 11.6 WHQL release:

 

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New features:

 

AMD Steady Video: Steady Video is currently an AMD-exclusive feature based on AMD APP technology. By applying advanced algorithms behind the scenes, users no longer have to deal with shaky or unusable video ever again.

 

Image Stabilization bought to YouTube!

 

Decode Acceleration of MPEG-4 part 2 content: AMD has enabled decode acceleration of MPEG-4 part 2 content in Microsoft video player applications (through MFT support) for all AMD Radeon 6000 Series.

 

Performance enhancements:

 

Performance gains in Crysis of up to 7% on AMD Radeon HD 6000 series single card configurations.
Performance gains in F1 2010 of up to 8% in DirectX 11 mode on AMD Radeon HD 6000 series products in single and Crossfire configurations.
Performance gains in Far Cry 2 of up to 5% on AMD Radeon HD 6000 series products in single and Crossfire configurations.
Performance gains in HAWX of up to 8% on AMD Radeon HD 6000 series products in single and Crossfire configurations.
Performance gains in the Unigine OpenGL tests of up to 10% on AMD Radeon HD 6000 series single card configurations.

 

For more detailed information, visit AMD's website.

 

NEWS SOURCES:Support.amd.com

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