Graphics card vendors have been busy with the onslaught of new PC titles heading into the holiday, forcing AMD to release its second out of cycle performance driver in less than 2 weeks. Catalyst 11.11b includes Crossfire performance scaling for Skyrim, similar multi-gpu support for Assassin’s Creed Revelations, along with DirectX 11 tweaks for Batman Arkham City.
Along with the changes listed above, this pre-release driver includes updates rolled into 11.11a such as fixes for Rage and Battlefield 3. I’ve been testing the driver over the last 24 hours, and I can honestly say, at least in Skyrim’s case, the Crossfire addition makes a huge difference if you have more than one card and have been struggling with frame rates. I’ve been noticing a few new hiccups such as texture flickering in the distance, though I’m sure these will be resolved sometime in the next few weeks when AMD rolls out the official 11.12.