AMD Releases 8.921.2 RC11 Drivers For Radeon HD 7900 Series

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AMD Releases 8.921.2 RC11 Drivers For Radeon HD 7900 Series

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:22 am

AMD has released new drivers for those that are lucky enough to own an AMD Radeon HD 7970 video card!

We have just released an updated AMD Catalyst driver for the AMD Radeon HD 7900 family for Windows 7 64-bit: http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pa ... river.aspx

Throughout 2012, AMD Catalyst will be a play key role in the life of the AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series; it will deliver continuous performance enhancements and new feature support for the new architecture found in the AMD Radeon HD 7900 family. The AMD software development team has already identified a number of opportunities to improve the already amazing AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series. The first set of enhancements can be found in the 8.921.2 RC 11 driver for the AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series:


Feature highlights of the 8.921.2 RC11 AMD Radeon HD 7900 driver

Super Sampling Anti-Aliasing and Adaptive Anti-Aliasing Preview support for DirectX 10 and Direct X 11 applications

· AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 users can now enable Super Sample Anti-Aliasing and Adaptive Anti-Aliasing through the AMD Catalyst Control Center for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications.
· Applications must support in game Anti-Aliasing for the feature to work (Forced on Anti-Aliasing through the Catalyst Control Center is not supported for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications)

Performance highlights of the 8.921.2 RC11 AMD Radeon HD 7900 driver:
· 8% (up to) performance improvement in Aliens vs. Predator
· 15% (up to) performance improvement in Battleforge with Anti-Aliasing enabled
· 3% (up to) performance improvement in BattleField 3
· 3% (up to) performance improvement in Crysis 2
· 6% (up to) performance improvement in Crysis Warhead
· 10% (up to) performance improvement in F1 2010
· 5% (up to) performance improvement in Unigine with Anti-Aliasing enabled
· 250% (up to) performance improvement in TessMark (OpenGL) when set to “insane” levels

Resolved issue highlights of the 8.921.2 RC11 Radeon HD 7900 driver:
Folding@Home: intermittent stability issues have been resolved for the OpenCL version of Folding@Home
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 no longer experiences minor flickering with Tri CrossFireX configurations
Dragon Age 2 no longer experiences minor flickering with Tri CrossFireX configurations
StarCraft 2 no longer encounters issues when quitting campaign with Tri and Quad CrossFireX configurations
BattleForge stability has been improved with Tri CrossFireX configurations
Improved stability when enabling / disabling CrossFireX and installing the AMD graphics driver on AMD CrossFire configurations
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