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.

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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]

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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
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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
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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
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ForceWare 270.61 WHQL available

nVIDIA released a new WHQL driver suite containing all the performance goodness of the 270.51 beta, the fancy new update system and it adds CUDA 4.0 support.
If you want the latest and greatest, grab them below.

New in Release 270.61

GPU Support

Performance

  • Increases performance for GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. v266.58 WHQL drivers. The following are examples of some of the most significant improvements measured on Windows 7. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:

GeForce GTX 580:

  • Up to 516% in Dragon Age 2 (SLI 2560×1600 8xAA/16xAF Very High, SSAO on)
  • Up to 326% in Dragon Age 2 (1920×1200 8xAA/16xAF Very High, SSAO on)
  • Up to 11% in Just Cause 2 (1920×1200 8xAA/16xAF, Concrete Jungle)
  • Up to 11% in Just Cause 2 (SLI 2560×1600 8xAA/16xAF, Concrete Jungle)
  • Up to 7% in Civilization V (1920×1200 4xAA/16xAF, Max settings)
  • Up to 6% in Far Cry 2 (SLI 2560×1600 8xAA/16xAF, Max settings)
  • Up to 5% in Civilization V (SLI 1920×1200 8xAA/16xAF, Max settings)
  • Up to 5% in Left 4 Dead 2 (1920×1200 noAA/AF, Outdoor)
  • Up to 5% in Left 4 Dead 2 (SLI 2560×1600 4xAA/16xAF, Outdoor)
  • Up to 4% in H.A.W.X. 2 (SLI 1920×1200 8xAA/16xAF, Max settings)
  • Up to 4% in Mafia 2 (SLI 2560×1600 AA on/16xAF, PhysX = High)

GeForce GTX 560 Ti:

  • Up to 461% in Dragon Age 2 (SLI 1920×1200 8xAA/16xAF, Very High)
  • Up to 241% in Dragon Age 2 (1920×1200 4xAA/16xAF, Very High)
  • Up to 19% in Just Cause 2 (SLI 2560×1600 8xAA/16xAF, Concrete Jungle)
  • Up to 13% in Just Cause 2 (1920×1200 4xAA/16xAF, Concrete Jungle)
  • Up to 6% in Far Cry 2 (SLI 2560×1600 8xAA/16xAF, Max settings)
  • Up to 5% in Call of Duty: Black Ops (1920×1200 noAA/AF, Jungle Map)
  • Up to 5% in H.A.W.X. 2 (SLI 1920×1200 4xAA/16xAF, Max settings)
  • Up to 4% in Call of Duty: Black Ops (SLI 2560×1600 4xAA/16xAF, Jungle Map)
  • Up to 4% in Civilization V (1920×1200 noAA/AF, Max settings)
  • Up to 4% in Left 4 Dead 2 (SLI 1920×1200 4xAA/16xAF, Outdoor)
  • Up to 4% in Metro 2033 (SLI 1920×1200 4xAA/16xAF, PhysX on)

NVIDIA Update

  • This is a new feature in Release 270 and later drivers. NVIDIA Update keeps your PC up-to-date with the latest NVIDIA drivers by notifying you when a new driver is available and directing you to the driver on http://www.nvidia.com. When you install a Release 270 or later GeForce driver from http://www.nvidia.com, you will be presented with the option to install NVIDIA Update.

CUDA

  • Adds support for applications using CUDA 4.0 features such as Unified Virtual Addressing (UVA) and GPUDirect™ v2.0.

Release Notes
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nVIDIA ForceWare 270.51 Beta available

nVIDIA released it’s Rel.270 driver and it offers a nice performance boost compared to the 266.58 WHQL release, especially with 3D Stereo enabled. If you don’t care much about Microsoft testing, you shall grab these for your card.

Performance

  • Increases performance for GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. v266.58 WHQL drivers. The following are examples of some of the most significant improvements measured on Windows 7. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:

GeForce GTX 580:

    • Up to 516% in Dragon Age 2 (SLI 2560×1600 8xAA/16xAF Very High, SSAO on)
    • Up to 326% in Dragon Age 2 (1920×1200 8xAA/16xAF Very High, SSAO on)
    • Up to 11% in Just Cause 2 (1920×1200 8xAA/16xAF, Concrete Jungle)
    • Up to 11% in Just Cause 2 (SLI 2560×1600 8xAA/16xAF, Concrete Jungle)
    • Up to 7% in Civilization V (1920×1200 4xAA/16xAF, Max settings)
    • Up to 6% in Far Cry 2 (SLI 2560×1600 8xAA/16xAF, Max settings)
    • Up to 5% in Civilization V (SLI 1920×1200 8xAA/16xAF, Max settings)
    • Up to 5% in Left 4 Dead 2 (1920×1200 noAA/AF, Outdoor)
    • Up to 5% in Left 4 Dead 2 (SLI 2560×1600 4xAA/16xAF, Outdoor)
    • Up to 4% in H.A.W.X. 2 (SLI 1920×1200 8xAA/16xAF, Max settings)
    • Up to 4% in Mafia 2 (SLI 2560×1600 AA on/16xAF, PhysX = High)

GeForce GTX 560 Ti:

    • Up to 461% in Dragon Age 2 (SLI 1920×1200 8xAA/16xAF, Very High)
    • Up to 241% in Dragon Age 2 (1920×1200 4xAA/16xAF, Very High)
    • Up to 19% in Just Cause 2 (SLI 2560×1600 8xAA/16xAF, Concrete Jungle)
    • Up to 13% in Just Cause 2 (1920×1200 4xAA/16xAF, Concrete Jungle)
    • Up to 6% in Far Cry 2 (SLI 2560×1600 8xAA/16xAF, Max settings)
    • Up to 5% in Call of Duty: Black Ops (1920×1200 noAA/AF, Jungle Map)
    • Up to 5% in H.A.W.X. 2 (SLI 1920×1200 4xAA/16xAF, Max settings)
    • Up to 4% in Call of Duty: Black Ops (SLI 2560×1600 4xAA/16xAF, Jungle Map)
    • Up to 4% in Civilization V (1920×1200 noAA/AF, Max settings)
    • Up to 4% in Left 4 Dead 2 (SLI 1920×1200 4xAA/16xAF, Outdoor)
    • Up to 4% in Metro 2033 (SLI 1920×1200 4xAA/16xAF, PhysX on)

NVIDIA Update

  • This is a new feature in Release 270 and later drivers. NVIDIA Update keeps your PC up-to-date with the latest NVIDIA drivers by notifying you when a new driver is available and directing you to the driver on http://www.nvidia.com. When you install a Release 270 or later GeForce driver from http://www.nvidia.com, you will be presented with the option to install NVIDIA Update.

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