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AMD Releases Battlefield 3-Ready Beta Radeon Drivers

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) configurations  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.

  • ikyung
    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
    Yes, Nvidia released their before AMD, check them out at Guru3d.
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  • 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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  • vincarrillo
    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
    Nvidia/ATI 3DMark cheating scandal all over again?
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  • Gamer-girl
    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
    AMD 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.
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  • x Heavy
    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
    Your required to have the latest beta driver for nvidia gpus in order to play the BF3 beta.
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  • scrumworks
    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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