AMD Catalyst 11.5

AMD released version 11.5 of their ATI video card driver package.

Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 11.5 Windows release includes:

New Features:

Hydravision enhancements for Eyefinity configurations.

  • The HydraGrid feature found in HydraVision is now aware of user created Bezels.
  • The HydraGrid feature found in HydraVision now also includes as “Automatic Grid” option that aligns to the user defined Eyefinity display layout.

Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 11.5 software suite for Windows 7. These include:

  • PowerDVD no longer randomly crashes when HDMI 8 Channel Audio is enabled.
  • Avivo settings are now correctly displayed in the AMD Vision Engine Control Center after connecting a secondary display.
  • Windows Media Player no longer randomly hangs or displays a black screen after playing VC1 (WMV) video files for over 4 hours.
  • PowerDVD no longer crashes intermittently after enabling / disabling Crossfire during BD playback.
  • Bioshock no longer displays visual corruption with Vsynch and MLAA enabled.
  • Transcoding MPEG-2 video to H.264 no longer causes an application crash.
  • Transcoding H.264 to AVCHD no longer generates lagging video.

 View: Release notes
 Download: AMD Catalyst 11.5 driver

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No issues here either (pour-over from 11.4 on 7 Ultimate SP1 x64). It also fixes issues I had with the Diamond WindowsBlinds skin with certain applications (notably Yahoo Messenger 11 beta). (Visiontek HD5450 512 MB GDDR3)

No issues here with 11.5 on my Sapphire HD 6950>6970 on W7-64-sp1. Have not tried the hofix drivers as Brink seems to play just fine so far.

I guess this is a more appropriate place for this:
I just updated due to the Brink performance increase supposedly in 11.5a. Big mistake. Overdrive is completely broken. You turn it on and you'll be experiencing epilepsy soon after, especially if you scroll a lot. Oh and, this is besides the fact that updating immediately caused my system to BSOD, and upon a restart my display driver appeared to have disappeared... Brink better be worth it.

This is a known issue that ATI is looking into... hopefully we get a hotfix for this.

EvilSeph said,
I guess this is a more appropriate place for this:
I just updated due to the Brink performance increase supposedly in 11.5a. Big mistake. Overdrive is completely broken. You turn it on and you'll be experiencing epilepsy soon after, especially if you scroll a lot. Oh and, this is besides the fact that updating immediately caused my system to BSOD, and upon a restart my display driver appeared to have disappeared... Brink better be worth it.

This is a known issue that ATI is looking into... hopefully we get a hotfix for this.

This is exactly the same thing I was experiencing. Overdrive - when I could actually get to the damn window to enable it - caused nothing but problems. Flickering, horrible black lines across the screen when scrolling, etc. I was forced to sit there Alt+Tabbing and trying to hit Enter as quick as possible before the Enable window popped behind the main window...****ing hell AMD. Quality control. Do they even test this **** before releasing it.

What's with the new AMD Vision branding any way? Every where it's still branded as Catalyst. I originally thought I installed the wrong software when I first noticed the name change. And what's with the craptastic window? AMD has all the development in the world and has yet to make a Control Center that doesn't look like pure ass. I don't want ****ing custom drawn controls all over the place. Make it look like it belongs on the damn system and not some sophomore's class project.

/rant

I'm not brave enough to try this one. Everything higher than Catalyst 10.10 causes an immediate BSOD on my machine. HD4650AGP on Win7/64-SP1.

muratoner said,
no problems on win7 x86

i take back what i said.. BSOD on l4d2..video memory error.went back to 11.2 no problems now

This release is garbage. @win7_64_sp1
It causes my mouse pointer to randomly move to the edge of the screen, there's flicker in Civ V and Opera's been crashing on video plugins - silverlight/flash.

dknm said,
This release is garbage. @win7_64_sp1
It causes my mouse pointer to randomly move to the edge of the screen, there's flicker in Civ V and Opera's been crashing on video plugins - silverlight/flash.

I had this problem with 11.4 and it was driving me crazy. If you have Morphological Filtering ticked then disable it by taking the tick out. This drove me crazy with Splinter Cell Conviction where the mouse would random spin round whilst aiming and shooting. It worked for me.

By default it is not ticked.