AMD releases Catalyst 11.7 and 11.8 Preview drivers

11.8 enables AMD HD3D technology support on DisplayPort panels.

@camwilmot
Published Wed, Jul 27 2011 1:59 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:31 PM CST

Just before the end of the month and in keeping with AMD's new Catalyst driver every month thing, we get word of Catalyst 11.7 as well as a bonus driver Catalyst 11.8 preview.

AMD releases Catalyst 11.7 and 11.8 Preview drivers | TweakTown.com

As you would expect, there are a long list of resolved issues.

All issues experienced with mouse cursor lag have been resolved

Log event (Event ID 62464) issues when playing video content have been resolved

Resolves system hangs seen in the AMD Catalyst 11.6 driver on specific HDMI and DP displays

Bluray playback using PowerDVD 10 under High Performance mode no longer randomly displays a blank screen.

Some Divx format files no longer display video corruption using WinDVD.

AMD SteadyVideo is now applied to Home Video clips using WinDVD 10.

Chequerboard corruption is no longer displayed intermittently when playing DirectX 10 titles in a Crossfire configuration and Eyefinity enabled.

Shogun II now renders the cinematics correctly when run in various Eyefinity configurations.

Video playback now works correctly when Hardware acceleration is enabled with VLC Player version 1.1.9.

Crossfire now functions correctly when playing Hamilton's Great Adventure.

PowerDVD now correctly handles 3D Bluray content.

Portal 2 no longer displays flickering on water surface textures with Medium and Low Shader detail settings.

And in the 11.8 preview driver you can look forward to the following.

Enables AMD HD3D technology support on DisplayPort panels, such as Samsung 750 and 950 series 3D displays.

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

You can download the Catalyst 11.7 driver here and if you are game, you can grab the Catalyst 11.8 preview driver over here.

As always, you can expect a full Windows 7 Driver Analysis of the 11.7 driver from Shane in the next day or two.

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