A pochi giorni dal lancio della versione 11.11 dei driver Catalyst per schede grafiche Radeon HD, AMD ha rilasciato una nuova versione della software suite, denominata  Catalyst 11.11a "driver performance".

Con questa release AMD utilizza per la prima volta il termine "driver performance" con il quale, probabilmente, contrassegnerà gli Hotfix che apporteranno miglioramenti prestazionali rilasciati nel periodo intercorrente tra le versioni WHQL mensili programmate dei driver.

La versione Catalyst 11.11a corregge alcuni bug dei driver e migliora le prestazioni  relativamente ad una vasta gamma di titoli recenti come Batman: Arkham City, Rage, The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, e Battlefield 3. 

Ecco la lista dei miglioramenti:

 

Batman Arkham City

  • Improves DirectX 11 performance for single GPU configurations

Rage

  • Delivers AMD CrossfireX performance scaling
  • Resolves a number of image / stability issues seen with the title:

o Fix geometry corruption, sometimes seen in Bash TV entrance
o Fix issues with Low-memory conditions on 32bit systems.
o Fix issue with extreme corruption with missing textures on 32bit systems.
o Fix memory leaks when deleting/reusing sync objects.
o Fix hitching and pausing, especially noticeable on some Quad Core systems when doing races and Stanley Express runs.
o Fix some missing shadows

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim

  • Improves performance 2-7% on single GPU configurations
  • Resolve corruption seen when enabling Multi-Sample Anti-Aliasing on the AMD Radeon HD 6970 Series
  • Disables CrossFireX (to resolve negative scaling and image quality issues seen when CrossFireX is enabled) o AMD is continuing to work on a CrossFireX solution for Skyrimas soon as it’s ready we’ll make it publicly available

Battlefield 3

  • Resolves intermittent corruption seen when playing the game at specific camera angles

 

Di seguito i link per il download:

Catalyst 11.11a per Windows Vista / Windows 7

Catalyst 11.11a per Windows XP