Catalyst 10.11 drivers speed up Battleforge, fix bugs


— 6:00 AM on November 18, 2010

AMD's monthly Catalyst graphics driver update has arrived a little earlier than usual. You can grab it right now from AMD's Game website; changes include performance improvements in a couple of titles as well as a handful of bug fixes.

According to AMD, the new Catalysts speed up Battleforge by as much as 3% on Radeon HD 5800-series configs with antialiasing disabled—very exciting, I know. Radeon HD 5800-series GPU owners can also look forward to a 5% boost in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat benchmark, although again, that's a best-case scenario.

What about the bug fixes? AMD has resolved problems in Aliens vs. Predator, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, World in Conflict: Soviet Assault, and World of Warcraft. Also, the display contrast should no longer be set to zero after disabling CrossFire mode, and GPU clocks shouldn't be stuck at "high levels in non-GPU intensive scenarios" after Overdrive is enabled on single-display systems. You can find out more about these fixes and the Catalyst 10.11 release in the official release notes (which, I should point out, are now in HTML format).

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