AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.6.1 available

Version 16.6.1 of AMD’s Radeon Software Crimson Edition is available.
Most noteworthy changes in this build are down below:

  • Optimization for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst and Paragon
  • New Crossfire profile for Dark Souls III

Bug fixes:

  • Display flickering or corruption may be experienced when playing videos in a web browser.
  • DiRT Rally™ may experience poor performance on some tracks with rainy/night scenes.
  • The HDMI® display scaling options in Radeon Settings may be missing when the display is set to an interlaced resolution.
  • The AMD Crossfire™ technology mode options in Radeon Settings may not take effect on Origin or Uplay applications.
  • Fallout™ 4 may experience flickering in AMD Crossfire™ technology mode for some game textures.
  • Flickering on Oculus Rift™ headsets may be experienced when multiple displays are connected with differing resolutions.
  • Radeon Settings additional settings page may fail to open after performing a Windows Update and then installing the latest Radeon Software Crimson Edition.

Download @ AMD

nVIDIA ForceWare 368.39 WHQL GameReady drivers available

nVIDIA ForceWare 368.69 WHQL Game Ready drivers are available.
Most noteworthy changes in this build are down below.

  • Add support for the GTX 1070
  • Add optimizations for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst and Edge of Nowhere
  • Adds support new VRWorks technologies introduced with Pascal architecture
    • Lens Matched Shading
    • Single Pass Stereo

Bug fixes:

Windows 10 Fixed Issues:

  • [368.25] GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition cards spin fan up and down rapidly. [1771960]
  • Eliminate stuttering in Total War: WARHAMMER. [1767466]
  • [368.22] X-Legend Entertainment reports that Laplace fails to launch. [200203264]
  • [368.22] Stutter occurs during full-screen playback of YouTube videos in Edge browser. [1769515]
  • [365.10] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain launches to a white screen. [1764610]
  • System hangs during transition from monitor sleep to system sleep. [1757517]
  • [SLI, 364.72] Tom Clancy’s The Division stutters after 20–30 minutes.
  • [1750263]

Windows 8.1/Windows 8/Windows 7 Fixed Issues:

  • Eliminate stuttering in Total War: WARHAMMER. [1767466]
  • WarThunder 3D Vision rating lowered. [1764596]

Download @ nVIDIA UK

Catalyst 11.6 WHQL available

This months WHQL driver set brings support for the new A-Series APU’s (Llano), a new APP accelerated video feature called AMD Steady Video bringing image stabilization for your shaky videos even on YouTube. The set also has performance improvements for Crysis, F1 2010, Far Cry 2, HawX and Unigine OpenGL tests. Oh and that annoying sticky feeling on the upper right corner of your screen is also gone. For the rest of resolved issues please check the release notes.

Release Notes
DownloadWinXP 32bit | WinXP 64bit | Vista/Win7 32bit | Vista/Win7 64bit | CAP (Win All)

nVIDIA ForceWare 275.33 WHQL released

nVIDIA released new WHQL driver suite. This new set brings performance improvements in Crysis 2, Portal 2, Civilization V with SLi, Bulletstorm with AA enabled and with PhysX in Batman: Arkham Asylum. They’ve also implemented some multi-threading tweaks, so you can get up to 12% more performance with dual-core CPUs, where the CPU is the bottleneck. The built in nVIDIA update will now automatically and silently updates the game profiles with the latest SLi, Anti-Aliasing and other tweaks.

Release Notes
DownloadWinVista / Win7 32bit | WinVista / Win7 64 bit | WinXP 32bit | WinXP 64bit


Sorry for my absence as I was doing some renovation works for almost a month and some family time. Now I’m back in business and hopefully provide a steady daily stream of graphics related news.

Catalyst 11.4 WHQL available

AMD released this months WHQL driver set. They obviously come with the performance improvements of the 11.4 Previews, but also fix a couple of rendering issues in games and a couple of video playback related problems as well. They’ve also tweaked display management and the Eyefinity setup for ease of use. After 11.4 the new drivers or rather the Control Center will include an update notification that will check for updates and notify you if there is a new version available.

Release Notes
DownloadWinXP 32bit | WinXP 64bit | Vista/Win7 32bit | Vista/Win7 6.as4bit | CAP (Win All)

Non-Ti version of the GTX 560 launches on May 17th.

The guys over at Expreview say that nVIDIA will launch a non-Ti version of the GTX 560 as counter part to AMD’s HD 6790 card. It’ll boost the same specs as the GTX 460 – meaning it will come with 32 ROPs, 56 TMUs, 336 CUDA Cores enabled, but it will be based on the newer GF114 GPU operating at 800MHz instead of 675MHz on the GTX 460. The new card will be launching on the 17th of May, possibly carrying a 149USD price.