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http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/amd_catalyst_12_11_driver_performance,1.html

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/Catalyst_12.11_Performance/

http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/46905-amd-catalyst-1211-benchmarked-surprising-performance-gains/

 

Will have to wait for November but I say "It's On nvidia"..

 

:thumbsup: for AMD. Let's see if there will be price war :evilgrin:

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This isn't like one of those driver updates where the benchmarks get better but the visual quality gets worse, is it?

 

Also, it sucks for the people that already bought a 7800/7900 GPU series. Way to reward the early birds!

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I am currently on 12.4 - next important update is Nov 1.

I also do auto-updates - keeps me from getting behind and, for some reason, I trust the Catlyst people.

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Guys, these drivers are pretty good!

I tested them and i have some benchmarks run too and the difference from 12.8 to 12.11!

This one is with 12.8 with no overclock on the card.

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12.8 With Overclock.

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Now. This one is with 12.11 with No Overclock.

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12.11 with Overclock!

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I was really surprised that with 12.11 and without overclock there is a 13 difference in score with the Overclocked 12.8!

 

I tested it with games too, like Skyrim, MW3 and Assassin's Creed 2 brotherhood... everything worked fine with no issues...

 

P.S. Ignore the freaky frame rates from feature tests... i have this issue a week or more now...

 

Edit: It happened once, drivers were not recognized till i restarted my computer, and the clocks were "locked" at 300Mhz on Gpu and 150 on Memory. Even when i run a game... But it happened only once!

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Guys, these drivers are pretty good!

I tested them and i have some benchmarks run too and the difference from 12.8 to 12.11!

This one is with 12.8 with no overclock on the card.

post-76221-0-13320900-1350918267_thumb.jpg

12.8 With Overclock.

post-76221-0-80597200-1350918276_thumb.jpg

Now. This one is with 12.11 with No Overclock.

post-76221-0-05195000-1350918288_thumb.jpg

12.11 with Overclock!

post-76221-0-07603600-1350918295_thumb.jpg

 

I was really surprised that with 12.11 and without overclock there is a 13 difference in score with the Overclocked 12.8!

 

I tested it with games too, like Skyrim, MW3 and Assassin's Creed 2 brotherhood... everything worked fine with no issues...

 

P.S. Ignore the freaky frame rates from feature tests... i have this issue a week or more now...

 

Edit: It happened once, drivers were not recognized till i restarted my computer, and the clocks were "locked" at 300Mhz on Gpu and 150 on Memory. Even when i run a game... But it happened only once!

How did you get the drivers? I cant seem to find them.

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The 12.11 drivers are offline, AMD requested the link at Guru3d be taken down too. They discovered some bugs and are going to release a new build later today.

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Oh right! i just checked and it is removed, people say there are issues with the driver, and waiting for the fixed version...

Looks like AMD's meeting expectations again.

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