Catalyst Drivers Upgraded to Version 9.6

"Version 9.6 of the Catalyst drivers adds several new performance tweaks in addition to improved Linux support"

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Catalyst Drivers Upgraded to Version 9.6
 
AMD has released the upgraded version of its Catalyst drivers AMD has again upgraded its Catalyst drivers; version 9.6 adds several new performance tweaks in addition to improved Linux support. In particular, Catalyst 9.6 adds production support for SLED and SLED 11 and early support for RHEL 4.8 for Linux users.
 
As a unified software suite, Catalyst 9.6 updates both the AMD Display Driver and the Catalyst Control Center. Among the major performance tweaks, AMD has resolved several issues that have been bugging Catalyst installations on various Windows versions. These tweaks include:
 
• Opening Crossfire pages no longer causes Catalyst Control Center to stop responding
• Catalyst Control Center: With some multi adapter systems in clone mode, disabling the primary display is now possible
• Changing the bitrate slider values, while transcoding WMV files, no longer causes Catalyst Control Center to stop responding
• Catalyst Control Center: On some systems configurations, the Overdrive option no longer fails to display
• Catalyst Control Center content no longer appears interlaced when automatic deinterlacing is enabled
• Catalyst Control Center: Display settings no longer missing when hot plugging a CRT display in clone mode
• Catalyst Control Center: Scaling option slider is no longer inadvertently enabled when using a non-HDTV resolution
• Fixed a regression in ATI CAL that caused certain IL kernels that compiled and executed properly with Catalyst version prior to 9.4 to no longer work properly with Catalyst 9.4 or later 
 
On the performance side of things too, AMD has made several improvements. Check out the major changes below:
 
• Company of Heroes – performance improves up to 25% with HD 4600 series products and below as well as improvements of up to 10% on HD 4800 series
• Crysis – performance improves up to 13% in multi-GPU configurations
• Crysis Warhead – performance improves up to 11% in multi-GPU configurations
• World in Conflict – performance improvements of up to 30% can be seen in settings that were previously CPU limited 
 
The new drivers can be downloaded here.
 
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30-06-2009, 06:46:57

Jim
Right all entrants will need to complete the following and then either fax it to: 0207 160 5300 or email to: [email]Samantha.Lehane@text100.co.uk[/email] (or me if they rather).

We've also been given 1 extra person. So the number of entrants we need now is 5 *sigh*. Who's gonna be our 5th lol?

30-06-2009, 09:05:17

tinytomlogan
*now starts the baron argument again*


btw


" Participant agrees to conduct a contest from among its readership according to the following terms and conditions:
Dates: Participant agrees to conduct the Promotion between 1 April 2009 and 31 May 2009. The Promotion must be completed, and prizes awarded, on or before 17 June 2009"

30-06-2009, 10:10:18

Ham
I saw that too, Perhaps it was for a US side comp and they just havn't changed it?

30-06-2009, 10:22:56

tinytomlogan
Apparently this compo has been spoken about all over.
But after talking to Jim you just have to fill in the middle and right hand side colums.


We need a 5th and quick, because we only just got away with entering for this, AMD thought we were not interested.

30-06-2009, 11:39:21

tinytomlogan
Jabski = number 5

http://oldforums.overclock3d.net/member.php?u=7238

http://www.hwbot.org/community/user/jabski?public=true


all forms given to him and Jim has his address.

Forum member and official OC nut thats also whooping barons arse..... simples

14-07-2009, 10:28:15

Ham
Well my kits turned up so assuming that the others either have, or will shortly have theirs.

How are we gonna approach documenting this. Would it be best to knock up a template that needs to be filled in at the end of the week? When are we going to officially start? Should everything go onto the front page or be done in a thread? Have AMD said anything about how it's to be conducted?

14-07-2009, 10:30:39

Jim
Its all been a bit vague, but I think what we really need is a dedicated thread which starts out by telling everyone what is goign on (who got the amd sponsorship, what they got, why...etc) and then get all entrants to start logging their progress in the single thread maybe?

Well my kits turned up so assuming that the others either have, or will shortly have theirs.

How are we gonna approach documenting this. Would it be best to knock up a template that needs to be filled in at the end of the week? When are we going to officially start? Should everything go onto the front page or be done in a thread? Have AMD said anything about how it's to be conducted?

14-07-2009, 10:33:05

tinytomlogan
Sounds good to me, Ill round the troops up :D

14-07-2009, 10:54:43

Ham
So we'll need an entrants thread, a comments thread to keep the kids out.

I was thinking have each member report in at the end of the week with a post looking a little like:

Name: Adam the ant

Date: 99/99/99

Progress:
This week i managed to clock my 940 up to 300ghz with no cooling other than flapping an old sock at it. blah blah blah for a paragraph or two.

Then stick it all into a proper article at the end of the 4 weeks?

14-07-2009, 10:57:31

Jim
have just put some ideas to AMD to see what they think. Hopefully they shud come back pretty quick and we can get things moving today :yumyum:
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