AMD Catalyst 11.4

AMD released version 11.4 of their ATI video card driver package.

Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 11.4 Windows release includes:

New Features:

Enhancements to the AMD VISION Engine Control Center / AMD Catalyst Control Center

  • New task based Display Management controls
    • Simplifies the configuration of displays and display settings
  • New Eyefinity setup group
    • Setting up an Eyefinity group has never been easier
  • AMD Catalyst update notification (found within the Information Center)
    • This feature notifies users that new AMD Catalyst software packages are available 

GPU Compute enhancements:

  • The OpenCL runtime (included in AMD Catalyst 11.4) includes performance enhancements supporting zero-copy on APUs and increased performance for PCIe transfers between a CPU and discrete GPU.

Performance Enhancements
A number of performance enhancements are seen with the AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series and AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series:

  • Call of Duty Black Ops – gains of up to 15% with Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering on single GPU configurations.
  • Battleforge – gains of up to 15% with Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering on single and multiple GPU configurations.
  • Batman Arkham Asylum – gains of up to 20% with Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering on single and multiple GPU configurations.
  • Aliens vs. Predator – gains of up to 8% with Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering on single and multiple GPU configurations.
  • Civilization 5 – gains of up to 15% on single and multiple GPU configurations.
  • Far Cry 2 – gains of up to 6% on single and multiple GPU configurations.
  • Just Cause 2 – gains of up to 9% on single and multiple GPU configurations.
  • Lost Planet 2 – gains of up to 10% on single and multiple GPU configurations.

Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 11.4 software suite for Windows 7. These include:

  • The GPU no longer shows high GPU usage after running Firefox 4 with hardware acceleration enabled.
  • Bioshock no longer displays random tearing and screen corruption with Vsync and MLAA enabled.
  • Water textures no longer flicker in Two Worlds II in Crossfire mode.
  • Bulletstorm lightshafts no longer appear broken when running on a HD 6970 series product.
  • Bulletstorm no longer displays random texture corruption when running in Crossfire mode.
  • FI 2010 no longer slows down intermittently when in Crossfire mode.
  • PowerDVD no longer crashes if Crossfire is enabled / disabled during playback of a BD title.
  • WinDVD no longer displays corrupted BD playback when the monitor is rotated to portrait mode.
  • Crysis Warhead corruption is no longer randomly observed when launching the game.
  • Running the Heaven benchmark no longer displays graphics corruption during DirectX 11 tests.
  • Catalyst Control Center Avivo settings are now correctly displayed after connecting a secondary display.
  • The Catalyst Control Center screen no longer flickers while adjusting screen brightness.

 View: Release notes
 Download: AMD Catalyst 11.4 driver

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