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Catalyst 11.2 brings tessellation controls, MLAA for HD 5000

By Matthew
Feb 15, 2011
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  1. AMD has slipped out February's graphics card update a little earlier than usual. Catalyst 11.2 brings a few bug fixes and performance enhancements, but it seems to be largely focused on adding new features including finalized tessellation controls, which first appeared in last month's 11.1a hotfix.

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  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,356   +283

    I also saw some improved Rift performance with these drivers... again. Seems I say that after every new Catalyst release.
     
  3. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    Over a dozen bugs have been address across Windows 7 and XP

    I find it very funny that Nvidia's drivers never have that many at once. So they never get addressed because they don't exist.
     
  4. Nibroc

    Nibroc TS Rookie

    Have you read their release notes?
     
  5. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    Yah actually I typically do. And most of them are either very minor or they don't have many at all.
     
  6. Nibroc

    Nibroc TS Rookie

    I read their release notes for 266.58 and there were at least as many as AMD's diver's. But I have not had an Nvidia card, so for all i know you could be right.
     
  7. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    Typically they're lower. Also I do have to give credit to AMD they never have had issues that kill gpus. AKA the nvidia fan software fiasco.
     
  8. Mikymjr

    Mikymjr TS Enthusiast Posts: 133   +7

    So i guess no real advantages for HD4000 series huh?
     
  9. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,909   +91

    I build gaming systems for a living, and nearly all are SLI/Crossfire. I have no more problems with one over the other. Call it anecdotal evidence if you like, but it's one hell of a lot of anecdotal evidence. So the" red drivers suck, and are way behind of the green drivers" and vice versa is pure fanboyery
    it may take Radeon a driver set to catch up to TWMTBP games, but that is about it.... and yes, I just made up a word.
     
  10. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,442   +503 Staff Member

    What rubbish is all I have to say about that comment.

    I agree my experience has been much the same.
     
  11. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,604   +110

    I've owned both companies cards over the years and although ATI drivers used to be clunky and unrefined compared to the Nvidia ones there isn't that large gap in quality nowadays. I wouldn't avoid ATI/AMD graphics solutions just because of the driver software.
     
     
  12. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 739   +31

    Went from 4850pro to 460gtx. No driver problems on either card .
     
  13. I just updated my card, I have the new control center but am not seeing tesselation controls or mlaa. I have a 5770
     
  14. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,909   +91

    Did you look here?

    http://www.techspot.com/gallery/data/500/MLAA.JPG

    I think it was for all 5xxx series cards, maybe it was just the 58xx?
     
  15. Nopes I don't have any of the new controls. =(
     
  16. I have asus 5770 and I've got "Morphological filtering" checkbox, but no tesselation group box.
     
  17. I just installed 11.2, but now I am continuously getting errors whenever I try to run any game/benchmark about atiuxpag.dll or atiadlxy.dll not being compatible with Windows. I've uninstalled/reinstalled the drivers and Catalyst Control Center several times, but no luck. Aren't updates supposed to fix problems? lol
     
  18. Anyone else having issues with their 5770... I first updated my driver through Steam, so I just uninstalled the Catalyst Control driver from them downloaded and installed it from the AMD website and viola, all controls for the 5770. =)
     
  19. Zecias

    Zecias TS Booster Posts: 202

    yes, the new driver is awesome;my fps rose to 75 from 60 at ultra, and when i turn on supersampling, it drops my fps by 20 instead of 30 now :D
     
  20. I'm the guest with asus 5770, tessellation controls appeared after reboot :]
     


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