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AMD Releases Battlefield 3-Ready Beta Radeon Drivers

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AMD's new Catalyst 11.10 Preview driver is optimized for the Battlefield 3 Open Beta for Radeon HD 6000 and Radeon HD 5000 Series GPUs.

As promised early Monday, AMD has released a "preview" driver with improved performance for the just-launched Battlefield 3 Open Beta. The news arrives after Nvidia released its new GeForce 285.38 beta drivers which promise up to 38-percent better performance in the Battlefield 3 Open Beta compared to the previously-released 285.27 drivers.

Although AMD didn't specify percentages in reference to improved performance, users should see better results for both non-Anti-Aliasing and application-enabled Anti-Aliasing cases on the AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series for single GPU and CrossFire configurations.

Monday the company also said that the new Catalyst 11.10 Preview driver enables support for Eyefinity 5x1 display (portrait and landscape) configurationsĀ  using the AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series. The Vision Engine Control Center has also been updated with UI enhancements for the CrossfireX, GPU Overdrive, and Information Center pages.

To beef up your Battlefield 3 Open Beta performance on an AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series GPU, head here.

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    ikyung , September 27, 2011 6:30 PM
    They shouldn't call it beta anymore. They should call it "try me. buy me." Not that it is a bad thing.
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    warezme , September 27, 2011 6:31 PM
    Yes, Nvidia released their before AMD, check them out at Guru3d.
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    vincarrillo , September 27, 2011 6:59 PM
    NM I have to do research for the author - "closed" beta is available today. Will start going to ARS Technica for accurate news reporting. Jeesh.
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    j3ff86 , September 27, 2011 7:14 PM
    Nvidia/ATI 3DMark cheating scandal all over again?
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    Gamer-girl , September 27, 2011 7:40 PM
    The beta starts on 27th if you pre-order BF3 from origin or have MOH limited edition. Toms is a bit late, I've already downloaded and installed the new update before this article was posted.
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    x Heavy , September 27, 2011 7:42 PM
    Gamer-girlThe beta starts on 27th if you pre-order BF3 from origin or have MOH limited edition. Toms is a bit late, I've already downloaded and installed the new update before this article was posted.


    They closed the Beta to MOH LE Owners yesterday afternoon. I found out first hand on chat. The wait for chat yesterday to EA was about 3 hours as everyone stormed the gates as it were for the early access.
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    User69 , September 27, 2011 8:01 PM
    Your required to have the latest beta driver for nvidia gpus in order to play the BF3 beta.
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    scrumworks , September 27, 2011 8:01 PM
    x HeavyAMD apparently learned from BFBC2's dismal experience. That is progress to me. However, I have made a decision and executed a all Nvidia/Intel Rig.


    That's your problem.
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    theonlydz , September 27, 2011 8:06 PM
    The BF3 beta opened today for people that pre-ordered on origin for bf3, keys came in the emails.. i just played about 30 minutes of it... looks pretty good but no vehicles in the beta.

    vincarrillo"...for the just-launched Battlefield 3 Open Beta." Would really like to know where you went to get the 'just-launched' beta?http://www.battlefield.com/battlefield3/1/beta shows September 29th.

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    tmax , September 27, 2011 8:54 PM
    Nice! Going to play the beta tonight.
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    elcentral , September 27, 2011 9:03 PM
    hmm well bf all from 2142 to bf bc2 got a realy bad way of newer updating the game and let huge buggs newer be fixed its the only bad thing about em. i realy hope they take good care of this one. 2142 still got the for example 1 of the 40 buggs reenter the walker alot and it howers and etc and all the games got bad bugg problems ea take care of your games put out dlc for a cost and ceep updating or eny thing. bf bc2 at the final beta from lunch almost fixed non of the huge buggs they had last time. i actualy had to wait 2 month to play the game cudent stand it.
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    SinisterSalad , September 27, 2011 9:53 PM
    elcentralhmm well bf all from 2142 to bf bc2 got a realy bad way of newer updating the game and let huge buggs newer be fixed its the only bad thing about em. i realy hope they take good care of this one. 2142 still got the for example 1 of the 40 buggs reenter the walker alot and it howers and etc and all the games got bad bugg problems ea take care of your games put out dlc for a cost and ceep updating or eny thing. bf bc2 at the final beta from lunch almost fixed non of the huge buggs they had last time. i actualy had to wait 2 month to play the game cudent stand it.

    Huh?
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    mrecio , September 27, 2011 10:08 PM
    Downloading AMD beta drives and BF3 Beta so its all ready when i get off work. hopefully the BETA isn't a total mess.


    Oh and elcentral, get off the computer and read or something, I don't usually care about grammar and spelling but your post is very hard to read and understand, which is sad since everything has spell checker you don't even need to know how to spell on a computer and you still fail.
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    NuclearShadow , September 27, 2011 10:59 PM
    Wow people are one a thumbs down spree. Anyway, its good to see both AMD and Nvidia working hard so that everything goes smoothly with such a big release.
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    iam2thecrowe , September 27, 2011 11:13 PM
    NuclearShadowWow people are one a thumbs down spree.

    Thats because most people have posted absolute poop dribble. Whats everyones problem? AMD optimised their drivers for what is going to be an insanely popular game. Why be negative about it?
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    Ragnar-Kon , September 28, 2011 2:32 AM
    elcentralhmm well bf all from 2142 to bf bc2 got a realy bad way of newer updating the game and let huge buggs newer be fixed its the only bad thing about em. i realy hope they take good care of this one. 2142 still got the for example 1 of the 40 buggs reenter the walker alot and it howers and etc and all the games got bad bugg problems ea take care of your games put out dlc for a cost and ceep updating or eny thing. bf bc2 at the final beta from lunch almost fixed non of the huge buggs they had last time. i actualy had to wait 2 month to play the game cudent stand it.

    Wow... felt like I was trippin' on drugs trying to understand that. Got grammar?

    Anyway for those who are curious, got it and installed it on my Radeon HD 6870 machine. Saw a 5-7 fps increase with anti-aliasing active, almost 10 fps without it active. So nice little performance boost.

    My roommate with an old GTX 400 series card saw almost 20fps boost. But knowing him he was probably running a driver that was 6-12 months old before installing the preview driver.
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    eddieroolz , September 28, 2011 3:48 AM
    Well here it is. Now a Windows 8 driver please.
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    Gamer-girl , September 28, 2011 5:55 AM
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    They closed the Beta to MOH LE Owners yesterday afternoon. I found out first hand on chat.

    Really my beta account still works and I activated it using the code from EA because I had MOH LE.
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