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AMD Releases New Preview Driver for Battlefield 3, Rage

A 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.

  • swiftor
    Hopefully this fixes the hud glitches in eyefinity!
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  • 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).
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  • Nice but i just got a mac book pro to update my pc from 5 years ago. Its faster and doesnt get viruses.
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  • 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
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  • This was out a few days ago.
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  • No stuttering fix?
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  • lradunovic77
    Still their drivers suck. I got CrossfireX HD6970 and in most cases i am running single card, cause of negative Crossfire performance in lot of games. I wish Tomshardware next time they do video card review point out real issues. Fifa 2012 -> broken, Dungeon Siege III -> broken, Homefront -> acts weird crossfirex works and it doesn't. F1 2011 -> broken. The thing is you can't make these games run ok unless you manually disable CrossfireX. HD6xxx or any ATI card in past was my worst purchase ever. I always think based on review that they got their shit together but reality is they are still pile of crap. Good hardware but software makes not worth a low end GTX240. It blows! Maybe sounds like rant but i am frustrated and pissed of things people get mislead. AMD/ATI joke company is still fixing some old games. Speaking of any new game...good luck getting it working propertly in the next 6 months. Just like i did with HD5870, these are going to garbage, i mean literally cause i don't want anyone else suffer.

    Hello GTX580!
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  • 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.
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  • BlackHawk91
    *Me reading the title*:
    "AMD Releases New Preview...." YES,YES, YES "Driver for Battlefield 3, Rage" Fuuuuuuuuu
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  • tuch92
    Just out of curiosity when would you use a 5x1 configuration in portrait mode?
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