Catalyst 11.6b hotfix adds Llano support, fixes bugs

AMD may deserve criticism for some things, but a lackadaisical approach to graphics driver releases certainly isn't one of them. Every month for the past little while, the company has bestowed upon its users one WHQL-certified driver and at least one driver hotfix for good measure. AMD has gotten started early this month, with a Catalyst 11.6b hotfix already awaiting users on the firm's knowledge base.

According to the official release notes, this hotfix brings support for AMD's new Llano accelerated processing units (otherwise known as A-series Fusion APUs) and their Radeon HD 6550D and 6530D integrated graphics. Fixes for a handful of bugs have made it in on top of that:

  • Blue screen erorrs (BSOD) seen when connecting a HDMI and DisplayPort based display to an AMD Radeon HD graphics product when using AMD Catalyst 11.6
  • Screen flickering when the system is idle
  • Mouse pointer corruption found in previous AMD Catalyst releases

You can grab the new Catalyst hotfix from this page. AMD offers downloads for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 in their 32-bit and 64-bit variants, so just about everyone should be covered. Oh, and of course, be sure to check out our review for the skinny on AMD's new Llano processors.

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