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AMD Releases 11.10 Drivers With Official 5x1 Support

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 33 comments

Finally put all those spare monitors to good use... sideways.

AMD today released the final version of its Catalyst/Vision 11.10 drivers. Gamers who have been playing Battlefield 3 or Rage with Radeon HD graphics cards may be running a preview driver variant of 11.10, but if you have preview 2 or earlier, you'll want to update to the final version.

Besides being essential for running Battlefield 3 and Rage at their best, the new 11.10 software finally brings in official support for the Eyefinity 5x1 configuration. What's so great about this? A handful of screens, but no bezel right in the middle. Check out some of the videos below:

AMD Radeon HD 6990 Doing Eyefinity 5x1 Dirt 3

Deus Ex Human Revolution Eyefinity 5x1

Other changes include:

Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst™ 11.10 software suite for Windows 7. These include:

  • Some OpenGL games like Enemy Territory Quake Wars no longer experiences random corruption.
  • Lost Planet 2 no longer experiences random crashes when running the benchmark.
  • F1 2010 and Dirt 2 no longer experience random flashing during the game.
  • Google Earth no longer displays random corruption when running in OpenGL mode.
  • Mafia II no longer experiences a random crash during game loading / game play when Crossfire is enabled.
  • Unigine Heaven running in DirectX 11 mode no longer experiences a performance drop when running with Dual Graphics enabled.
  • Homefront no longer experiences random game crashes.
  • Random flashing is no longer experienced when playing back SD/BD content on a 120Hz monitor.
  • An application crash is no longer randomly observed while playing M2V/Mpeg2/Mpeg4 files and toggling the Hardware Acceleration setting.
  • Display corruption is no longer experienced on the primary display when running in extended display mode with AERO enabled.
     

Resolved Issues for the Windows Vista  Operating System
This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst™ 11.10 software suite for Windows Vista. These include:

  • Display corruption is no longer experienced on the primary display when running in extended display mode with AERO enabled.
  • Scaling options are now correctly displayed when connecting DisplayPort / DFP monitors.
  • An application crash is no longer randomly observed while playing M2V/Mpeg2/Mpeg4 files and toggling the Hardware Acceleration setting.
     

Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System 
This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst™ 11.10 software suite for Windows XP. These include:

  • An application crash is no longer randomly observed while playing M2V/Mpeg2/Mpeg4 files and toggling the Hardware Acceleration setting.
  • Display corruption is no longer experienced on the primary display when running in extended display mode with AERO enabled.
     

Check out the release notes for the full details.

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    Hellbound , October 31, 2011 11:15 PM
    Nice to add the option. But that's a hell of allot of bezels...
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    xAlex79 , October 31, 2011 11:30 PM
    Who cares, the two people in the world that use that are happy i'm sure.

    Call me when they fix Crossfire and 3D and enable Portrait/Landscape/Portrait for 3 screen eyefinity. Two feature A LOT more people use and yet are completely ignored by AMD.
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    digiex , November 1, 2011 12:07 AM
    Quote:
    Display corruption is no longer experienced on the primary display when running in extended display mode with AERO enabled.


    AERO on XP? How to?...
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    kelfox , October 31, 2011 11:14 PM
    And Rage still doesn't work right.
  • 17 Hide
    Hellbound , October 31, 2011 11:15 PM
    Nice to add the option. But that's a hell of allot of bezels...
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    Anonymous , October 31, 2011 11:23 PM
    lags lol
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    xAlex79 , October 31, 2011 11:30 PM
    Who cares, the two people in the world that use that are happy i'm sure.

    Call me when they fix Crossfire and 3D and enable Portrait/Landscape/Portrait for 3 screen eyefinity. Two feature A LOT more people use and yet are completely ignored by AMD.
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    N.Broekhuijsen , October 31, 2011 11:50 PM
    Seeing if this will fix BF3 eyefinity issues... Here goes nothing
  • 10 Hide
    digiex , November 1, 2011 12:07 AM
    Quote:
    Display corruption is no longer experienced on the primary display when running in extended display mode with AERO enabled.


    AERO on XP? How to?...
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    Anonymous , November 1, 2011 12:34 AM
    zer0netWhich card has 5 outputs??

    The Radeon 6990 does; 4 of them are Displayport though.
  • 9 Hide
    PreferLinux , November 1, 2011 12:35 AM
    zer0netWhich card has 5 outputs??

    Several actually support 6 monitors...
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    HMRkingpin , November 1, 2011 12:39 AM
    that guy isn't very good a Dirt hahahahahaha
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    eddieroolz , November 1, 2011 12:51 AM
    Great for gaming for sure! However, I'll also be coding on any machine I build so the vertical display is less useful for that.
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    lp231 , November 1, 2011 1:16 AM
    Should have put in fine print not all AMD cards can do 5 screens. My HD5850 can only max out at 3 and most HD6000 series can max out at 4.
    You need that E6 edition, HD6990 to get 5 screens on a single card.
    There was a card that can do 5 screens although it wasn't official.
    Here it is
    http://www.powercolor.com/us/products_features.asp?id=240
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    KelvinTy , November 1, 2011 1:39 AM
    Most of the "Resolved Issues for the Windows 7" came a bit late, don't you think? and the newer titles are seemingly nowhere to be found... I wish they have just release it without much of... marketing or advertisement...
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    verbalizer , November 1, 2011 1:42 AM
    that's a whole lot of problems they have to fix and from what I heard or have seen thus far, they still haven't got it right yet..
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    borden5 , November 1, 2011 2:37 AM
    Deus Ex Human Revolution Eyelagfinity 5x1
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    de5_Roy , November 1, 2011 2:46 AM
    darn those 5 monitors look great - from over here.
    fix your damn drivers amd!
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    nikorr , November 1, 2011 4:46 AM
    That's the stuff : )
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    michalmierzwa , November 1, 2011 4:59 AM
    Other than gaming there is not much else you can do with such intuitive yet sexy setup. Could you span a movie across all 5 screens?
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    alyoshka , November 1, 2011 7:05 AM
    Really waiting for the ultra thin bezel monitors to come out.
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    makaveli316 , November 1, 2011 8:35 AM
    People is still complaining about Rage and low performance. I play Rage with preview 3 Ati drivers and i had no issues at all. Great graphics and 60+ fps (HD 5850, res. 1920x1080).
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