AMD Releases New Preview Driver for Battlefield 3, Rage

A Battlefield 3 Testing Station at AMD in CanadaA Battlefield 3 Testing Station at AMD in Canada

UPDATE: AMD's now has version 3 of the preview driver for 11.10, now even better tweaked for Battlefield 3 and Rage:

AMD Catalyst 11.10 Version 3 Preview Driver Features:

  • Reduces random crashing and stability encountered when playing Rage on Windows® 7 32-bit edition
  • Reduces object / animation flickering and texture corruption encountered when playing Rage
  • Reduces stuttering seen on Dual CPU and Tri CPU core systems
  • Improves performance in Battlefield 3 Open Beta release for both non-Anti-Aliasing and application enabled Anti-Aliasing cases on single GPU configurations using the AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 series of products.
  • Improves performance in Battlefield 3 Open Beta release for both non-Anti-Aliasing and application enabled Anti-Aliasing cases on AMD CrossFire™ configurations using the AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 series of products.
  • Improves performance in Rage on single GPU configurations using the AMD Radeon HD 6000, AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series and AMD Radeon HD 4000 series of products.
  • Reduces intermittent crashing seen loading levels in Rage
  • Reduces flickering of NPCs in Rage
  • Enables automatic Vsync for Rage
  • Enables support for AMD Eyefinity 5x1 display (portrait and landscape) configurations  using the AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 series of products.
  • AMD Vision Engine Control Center: User Interface enhancements have been implemented for the AMD CrossfireX™, GPU AMD Overdrive™ and Information Center pages.

Get the version 3 drivers here.

Previous story:

Just in time for the weekend, AMD has unleashed an updated preview driver (version 2) of Catalyst 11.10.

Those playing the Battlefield 3 Open Beta or the newly released Rage with AMD Radeon HD 6000 and HD 5000 will like the features of this preview driver:

  • Improves performance in Battlefield 3 Open Beta release 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 configurations.
  • Improves performance in Battlefield 3 Open Beta release for both non-Anti-Aliasing and application enabled Anti-Aliasing cases on AMD CrossFire™ configurations using the AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 series of products.
  • Improves performance in Rage on single GPU and AMD CrossFire configurations using the AMD Radeon HD 6000, AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series and AMD Radeon HD 4000 series of products.
  • Resolves intermittent crashing seen loading levels in Rage
  • Resolves flickering of NPCs in Rage
  • Enables automatic Vsync for Rage
  • Enables support for AMD Eyefinity 5x1 display (portrait and landscape) configurations  using the AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 series of products.
  • AMD Vision Engine Control Center: User Interface enhancements have been implemented for the AMD CrossfireX™, GPU AMD Overdrive™ and Information Center pages.

Stay tuned for a new look at AMD Eyefinity 5x1.

Create a new thread in the US News comments forum about this subject
This thread is closed for comments
31 comments
    Your comment
    Top Comments
  • AbdullahG
    asdfkjlkjqopij-lolNice but i just got a mac book pro to update my pc from 5 years ago. Its faster and doesnt get viruses.

    Fail consumer/troll is fail :p
    17
  • RADIO_ACTIVE
    asdfkjlkjqopij-lolNice but i just got a mac book pro to update my pc from 5 years ago. Its faster and doesnt get viruses.
    and cost you three times more than it should.
    15
  • Other Comments
  • swiftor
    Hopefully this fixes the hud glitches in eyefinity!
    2
  • AbdullahG
    I noticed that no AA didn't improve FPS for me. I hope to see a boost in FPS now.

    I have a feeling that someone or maybe more than just 1 person will complain about BD not being released yet. Oct. 12 is the official release date (Microcenter confirmed it and has the CPUs in stock, but not for sale; TigerDirect had a few combos up with the BD CPUs, but were taken down because BD is not to be listed on any site yet).
    -1
  • Anonymous
    Nice but i just got a mac book pro to update my pc from 5 years ago. Its faster and doesnt get viruses.
    -25