The new driver from AMD does not outright promise to fix all problems with id Software's new game, but it does claim to address most of them, in addition to also adding some extra frames to Battlefield 3.
Not long ago, id Software announced its latest game, the Rage shooter, but the news ended up causing quite a bit of grumbling.
Basically, there was more than one issue that gamers had to wrestle with, for a while vainly, upon starting the game.
Graphics would flicker, textures would fail to draw and generally the graphics just did not work properly.
The company did say drivers were to blame and, while NVIDIA did not bring a new driver yet (it did give a sort of fix
for strong PCs though), AMD, whose cards and drivers appear to have seen more difficulties, did go for the driver hotfix route.
The first specially-made AMD Rage driver was rushed out a few days ago (we wrote about it here
Now, the Sunnyvale, California-based company has released the Catalyst 11.10 Preview Driver Beta 2.
It claims to resolve NPC flickering at range, enables automatic Vsync and reduces intermittent crashing while loading levels.
Additionally, there should be support for Eyefinity 5x1 display setups (portrait and landscape both), albeit only on Radeon 5000 and 6000 series.
Furthermore, enhancements were made to the AMD Vision Engine Control Center user interface (Information Center page, AMD CrossFireX and GPU AMD Overdrive).
AMD also managed to throw in some performance boosts to Battlefield 3 Open Beta, in single-GPU and multi-GPU 5000/6000 configurations, for both Anti-Aliasing and non-Anti-Aliasing scenarios.
Follow one of the links below to get what will hopefully make all those headache and eyestrain-inducing graphics glitches go away.
AMD Catalyst Display Driver 11.10 Preview 2 for XP
AMD Catalyst Display Driver 11.10 Preview 2 for Vista/Windows 7