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With today's launch of the Battlefield 3 early beta, AMD has released a preview build of their Catalyst 11.10 drivers specifically for Battlefield 3. The Catalyst 11.10 Preview driver improves BF3 performance on the Radeon HD 5000 and 6000 series for both single-GPU and CrossFire configurations, and adds support for 5x1 Eyefinity. The full release notes are below:

  • Improves performance in Battlefield 3 Open Beta release for both non-Anti-Aliasing, and application enabled Anti-Aliasing cases on the AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 and AMD Radeon™ HD 5000 Series for single GPU configurations
  • Improves performance in Battlefield 3 Open Beta release for both non-Anti-Aliasing, and application enabled Anti-Aliasing cases on CrossFire configurations using the AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 and AMD Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
  • Enables support for Eyefinity 5x1 display (portrait and landscape) configurations  using the AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 and AMD Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
  • Vision Engine Control Center:    User Interface enhancements have been implemented for the CrossfireX, GPU Overdrive, and Information Center pages.

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  • mb1027 - Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - link

    The latest version I see for download is 11.8. Reply
  • JarredWalton - Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - link

    11.9 isn't out yet... maybe they'll skip a month for a change? But the early preview of 11.10 might be sufficient. Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - link

    11.9 will be out tomorrow. As for the latest download, be sure to use the links in our article. Preview releases don't show up on the main AMD driver page. Reply
  • mb1027 - Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - link

    Thanks for the info on 11.9 Ryan. I did see the download link for 11.10 so I should have said the latest non-preview official release I see is 11.8. Reply
  • GaMEChld - Saturday, October 01, 2011 - link

    Man, everytime I see driver improvements for 5x1 portrait I wonder how much GPU power a setup like that needs. I have a 3x1 landscape setup that I have to turn down many settings on a Radeon 5970. I feel like I might need two 6990's (or at least 3 6970's) to run at full spec, and in that case, would it still be enough power to go to 5x1? DX11 crushes cards. Reply
  • Thermalzeal - Sunday, October 02, 2011 - link

    I just built an Eyefinity 6 setup using a Powercolor 6870 w/ 6 displayport outputs. 2-27inch Samsungs and 4 24 inch Viewsonics, All 1080P. Also installed Driver3 which came free with the card and it performed without issue. Regular desktop interaction has no noticeable difference. Reply
  • So Sick - Tuesday, November 01, 2011 - link

    Driver 3 must be some piece of technology then hahah...a 6870 is not a card that can render 6x 1920x1200 in normal games I´m afraid...I wouldn´t even try usking 3 screens because a 6870 suffers from lack of VRam at 1 display already...

    loose the card and buy a 6950 2gb for eyefinity or a next gen card for decent
    eyefinity 6.
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  • So Sick - Tuesday, November 01, 2011 - link

    a 5970 has 2 gb, that´s 1 gb per core which is not enough for eyefinity...buy a 2GB card with 1 core for this setup. That will be a 6950 or a 6970 which is a 6950 as well for 70 euro´s extra Reply

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