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Windows 7: Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7

31 Oct 2011   #1571
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

11.10 WHQL is out today. For those that don't like to wait for it to show up on amd.com direct download links can be found here,

AMD Catalyst 11.10 WHQL (8.902 October 12) - Download & Discussion - Guru3D.com Forums

Release notes,

AMD Catalyst

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Highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 11.10 Windows release includes: New Features

AMD Eyefinity enhancements
  • Enables support for Eyefinity 5x1 display (portrait and landscape) configurations
  • Maximum supported resolution has been increased to 16000 x 16000 pixels on the AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series. (limited to DX11 applications only)
  • Bezel compensation is now possible when using sets of displays that have mismatched pixel densities.

AMD VECC/CCC enhancements
  • Improvements have been implemented to better facilitate the enabling and control of the following features within the Vision Engine Control Center / Catalyst Control Center
    • AMD Overdrive for GPUs
    • Information Center (software and hardware)

Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst™ 11.10 software suite for Windows 7. These include:
  • Some OpenGL games like Enemy Territory Quake Wars no longer experiences random corruption.
  • Lost Planet 2 no longer experiences random crashes when running the benchmark.
  • F1 2010 and Dirt 2 no longer experience random flashing during the game.
  • Google Earth no longer displays random corruption when running in OpenGL mode.
  • Mafia II no longer experiences a random crash during game loading / game play when Crossfire is enabled.
  • Unigine Heaven running in DirectX 11 mode no longer experiences a performance drop when running with Dual Graphics enabled.
  • Homefront no longer experiences random game crashes.
  • Random flashing is no longer experienced when playing back SD/BD content on a 120Hz monitor.
  • An application crash is no longer randomly observed while playing M2V/Mpeg2/Mpeg4 files and toggling the Hardware Acceleration setting.
  • Display corruption is no longer experienced on the primary display when running in extended display mode with AERO enabled.



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31 Oct 2011   #1572
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Richard. They are available at AMD now. First post updated.
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31 Oct 2011   #1573
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hi all i have a problem with the latest update while playing in the game *rage* part of the screen is blue in the game play so i am reverting back to 11-9_vista64_win7_64_dd_ccc_ocl.exe then i will install rage/amd_catalyst_11.10_preview2_win7_vista.exe i had to install this because of *freezing* game play problems before.
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31 Oct 2011   #1574
xsile

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ArtG818 View Post
Is it neccesary to use driver sweeper or can we just install new video drivers over the old ones?
Not Necessary but even driver sweeper no longer removed all the amd/ati drivers from your system. I found out recently that since catalyst 10.2 amd has been storing it's drivers a folder called AMD. Driver sweeper for some reason ignores this folder when performing it's sweep and only uninstalls from the ATI folder, registry keys etc..
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31 Oct 2011   #1575
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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I found out recently that since catalyst 10.2 amd has been storing it's drivers a folder called AMD.
If that is the one that is in C:\, then no it isn't. All that folder is is where the installer extracts the install files to, it can be deleted any time you want after updating.

And no Driver Sweeper isn't needed, unless you have a bad case of OCD that is.

brianzion the best "fix" I have seen for rage is to fins the best driver that works with it for you, then place atioglxx.dll (found in the SysWOW64 folder) in the Rage folder. Then you can update to the latest if you want.
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31 Oct 2011   #1576
jvoid24

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

The Problem I am having is the AMD Display Driver and Audio driver fail every time. I have done a lot of research and had a buddy that is really good try this and can not find a fix. If anyone wants to tackle this, what info do you need? Thanks
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31 Oct 2011   #1577
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

no mention of bf3 issues lol.
I get random flashes of green occasionally on the larger maps, but faultless everywhere else.
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01 Nov 2011   #1578
xsile

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
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I found out recently that since catalyst 10.2 amd has been storing it's drivers a folder called AMD.
If that is the one that is in C:\, then no it isn't. All that folder is is where the installer extracts the install files to, it can be deleted any time you want after updating.

And no Driver Sweeper isn't needed, unless you have a bad case of OCD that is.

brianzion the best "fix" I have seen for rage is to fins the best driver that works with it for you, then place atioglxx.dll (found in the SysWOW64 folder) in the Rage folder. Then you can update to the latest if you want.
Yes it can be deleted at anytime however after you uninstall catalyst and even if you run driver sweeper windows will look at that folder and take what ever driver is available to it on boot up. At least that has been my experience in win7 x64.

Also just a fyi using driver sweeper does not constitute someone having OCD..everyone knows that most uninstaller programs do a sloppy job at uninstalling. Driver sweeper used to be a means to ensure a clean install of new driver package. There is a reason most techie sites recommend using it after you use the programs uninstaller.
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01 Nov 2011   #1579
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
windows will look at that folder and take what ever driver is available to it on boot up.
Actually no Windows doesn't look there. Windows will re-install it from C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository, which contains any and all drivers ever installed on the computer (as well as all the "native" Windows drivers from various hardware manufacturers). That is the one place that programs like Driver Sweeper don't touch, and neither does the AMD (and likely Nvidia) uninstaller. You also cannot delete the files/folders there without taking ownership of them, as they are protected system files. Don't recommend doing this unless you know exactly which folder contains the correct install files, as removing the wrong one can leave you restoring from a backup image or at worst re-installing Windows to fix the damage.

You can also uninstall them through Device Manager by uninstalling the device and selecting to delete the software/drivers for it (when the check box is present). If you have update drivers a few times and never done this it can take a while as you have to restart each time till you get back to the default Windows driver.
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03 Nov 2011   #1580
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

thanks for advice stormy13

i uninstalled ccc re installed again with the latest ccc also i was advised to install 11.9 CAP 4 from the Andrew D
@CatalystCreator https://twitter.com/#!/CatalystCreator but during the cap installation my machine blue screened so i took all the ccc software off the machine and went back to 11.9 ccc then i installed rage/amd_catalyst_11.10_preview2_win7_vista.exe

everything is ok i have no problems rage plays fine and i have no blue screen.
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