AMD Catalyst display driver 11.3


 

The AMD Catalyst Software is contrived of four separate entities: AMD display driver version 8.831, Hydra Vision for Windows XP, Vista and 7, Southbridge/IXP Driver and the AMD Catalyst Control center version 8.831. Although the display driver and the control center can be downloaded to your computer separately, it is highly advised to download them from the same AMD Catalyst release. The reason for this? It promotes the chances for a higher quality performance and brings more stability to the operation of the system.

The AMD Catalyst Control Center maintains a strict requirement for the Microsoft. NET Framework SP1 be installed for Windows Vista and XP because otherwise, the control center will not operate correctly and this will produce the annoying error message. If the user prefers to dance around that hindrance, he/she should follow the procedures precisely as advised in order to ensure a flawless performance.

Another obvious step but still worth mentioning is the user needs to be logged in as the administrator for the Windows operating system while before he/she can begin the process of the AMD Catalyst driver installation. If they cannot be signed in as the administrator, then they should at least have the administrator rights.

ATI Eyefinity™ technology provides high display resolutions and excellent display quality that every serious gamer desires to maintain. For the scientific behind-the-scenes explanation for such great quality, it is only common sense that as the pixel count expand, the graphics power increase significantly. Ostensibly, it is the graphics power that is required to drive the displays at the needed frame rate. This accommodates for the image the gamer is viewing. Gamers may experience a corruption in the texture display and reduced frame rates if the game is operating in multi-monitor Eyefinity mode. However, this depends upon the game and the system configuration, figuratively.

The Windows Driver Model drivers are no longer contained in the AMD Catalyst software suite. However, they can be downloaded separately through the AMD website.

The AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) OpenCL runtime is now activated by default in the AMD Catalyst. Any applications that easily balance OpenCL for GPU based tasks will definitely reap well from the performance boost that this technology offers.

Lastly, the Drag and Drop Transcoding feature is a beta level feature that is only available for evaluation purposes. It is only supported on single and dual core CPUs. It is also supported on devices that support Media Transfer Protocol.