The Latest on AMD's Upcoming Catalyst 11.a Hotfix


AMD sent out a press release detailing its upcoming Catalyst Hotfix 11.a drivers, which the company promises will bring increased performance and "a slew of new features." As it pertains to the new Radeon HD 6900 and 6800 series of cards, some of the highlights include:

  • 3DMark Vantage: 7 percent improvement
  • 3DMark05: 3 percent improvement
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops: 20 percent improvement at 4xMSAA, up to 35 percent at 8xMSAA
  • Batman Arkham Aslyum: 4 percent improvement
  • Metro 2033: 28 percent improvement at 4xMSAA

AMD says the hotfix also provides some new tessellation controls with the goal of giving users full control over the tessellation levels used in applications.

According to HardOCP , the new drivers will be publicly available on January 26th.

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