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AMD yesterday released its 11.11 Catalyst driver package, not three weeks after last month's 11.10 release. As usual, supported operating systems include 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7, Windows Vista desktops and laptops and Windows XP desktops.

The new drivers fully support Adobe Flash Player 11's Stage 3D API and Stage 3D Applications, and add support for the full line-up of Radeon HD GPUs and A and E-series APUs. Issues have been resolved in Windows 7 with Rage, Far Cry 2, Homefront, and DC Universe Online, though issues still remain for Crossfire users with particular configurations and in particular games (Battlefield 3 and Skyrim among them). The Catalyst Creator Twitter account says that Catalyst Application Profiles with fixes will arrive soon.

The drivers, CAPs, and release notes can all be downloaded from AMD's web site.

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  • JonnyBlaze - Saturday, November 19, 2011 - link

    They didn't work for me. Everything would install but the driver so I had to back to the 11.10's Reply
  • B3an - Saturday, November 19, 2011 - link

    I always have problems with AMD drivers installing. It can take up to 4 tries before it decides to work. They still dont come close to Nvidia driver quality... so lets see whats broke this time now i've installed these... Reply
  • MrSpadge - Saturday, November 19, 2011 - link

    Strange, never had such issues (and owned a few ATIs already..)

    MrS
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  • JonnyDough - Saturday, November 19, 2011 - link

    Haha, me either. I've had more issues with my NVidia card drivers. Their chips run so hot too. Reply
  • Silverkinggames - Monday, November 21, 2011 - link

    I only have issues with the drivers when trying to update through Steam. the drivers always fail to load. The past 2 times though I dl'd the drivers directly from AMD's website and they loaded with no problems. The issues I want fixed with Skyrim though have nothing to do with AMD but with Bethesda itself because the random walking halfway through walls or taking a swing at something to have it disappear and end up 20 ft away. Reply
  • Glibous - Saturday, November 19, 2011 - link

    I haven't had problems installing drivers for my 5 series cards but have had problems with 6 series. Here is what you can do to work around that issue.

    1. Install the driver package, let the gpu driver fail to install
    2. Go into Device Manger (XP, Hold Start+Pause on keyboard, select advanced then Device Manger. Vista-7, Press start and type Device Manager in search)
    3. Under "Display Adapters" double click on your display card (ATi/AMD Radeon 2,3,4,5,6000 series)
    4. Under "Driver" select "Update Driver". Select "Install from list or Specific Location"
    5. Point the installer to where you extracted the ATi/AMD driver (Default "C:\Ati\Support\11-11_Vista64(or 32).....\Packages\Drivers\Display\W76_INF. Your system should say "Installing drivers". When that is finished your driver should be installed
    6. (Optional). If you want you can run the Catalyst Installer again and it should say successful at the end.

    Sorry this is pretty much a rough "How to". The steps may vary based on your OS but should be relatively the same.

    Greg
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  • SlyNine - Saturday, November 19, 2011 - link

    Installed ATI drivers on many computers and never have seen it not work 3 times and on the 4th work. Normally if its a mobile driver it either works or it doesn't.

    And it's pretty much ALWAYS worked. I'd say ATI drivers are every bit as good as Nvidia except for perhaps SLI / Crossfire profiles.
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  • inighthawki - Saturday, November 19, 2011 - link

    I've installed ATi drivers on several of my machines probably a total of 20 times between them all. Never once had a single issue. Must be your machine. Reply
  • JonnyDough - Saturday, November 19, 2011 - link

    Agreed. Maybe he has viruses or has one of those "special machines" that nobody else has... Reply
  • B3an - Sunday, November 20, 2011 - link

    How can a virus stop a driver installing? You fanboy kids are so moronic it's unreal.

    And i've built over 200 machines this year alone, AMD ALWAYS have more drivers issues than Nvidia. And the installing issue isn't just for my personal machine, i have this with other systems too with all different kinds of hardware. It only affects about 10% of them but it certainly exists.
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