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Battlefield 3 fixes included

AMD's monthly Catalyst video card driver updates are a little late this month, but there are a few Halloween treats in store for the faithful. The unified desktop Catalyst 11.10 drivers enable support for Eyefinity 5x1 display configurations in portrait and landscape modes. The maximum supported resolution has been increased to 16000 x 16000 pixels on the entire AMD Radeon HD 6000 series, but only on DirectX 11 applications. Additionally, bezel compensation is now possible when using sets of displays that have mismatched pixel densities.

Numerous fixes for Battlefield 3 were introduced in the Catalyst 11.10 V3 preview driver made available earlier this month. Those fixes have been incorporated into the final release, along with several fixes for OpenGL games.

CrossFire users should be sure to download the 11.9 CAP4 Catalyst Application Profiles as well. CAP4 resolves stuttering issues when running in CrossFire mode and better scaling for Battlefield 3. It also improves CrossFire performance for Deus Ex Missing Link, F1 2011,  Dead Island, and the DX9 version of Arkham City. 

Source: AMD Catalyst Video Card Drivers (Windows 7 64-bit)



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RE: I have but one question...
By therealnickdanger on 11/1/2011 4:31:38 PM , Rating: 4
If the display has a frame interpolation or frame creation feature (MotionFlow, Automotion Plus, etc.) it will take 24fps material such as Blu-ray and effectively make it a 120fps or 240fps film - the effects of which are so noticeable by humans that it is called "the soap opera effect".

Humans can perceive beyond 24Hz, whether actual or effectual. While the human eye-brain interface may not be able to interpret 240 individual images per second, the effects of a 240Hz display (more stable image; enhanced clarity; reduced judder) are all noticeable to the human brain. To quote you:
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I personally have a Samsung 950 TN panel that is 120hz and it's the clearest picture I've ever seen in my life, period.

However, you should know that while your panel is operating at 120Hz like any other 120Hz TV, it is simply refreshing the native 60Hz digital signal from your computer twice as fast. With a CRT over analog VGA, 120fps can be realized with 120Hz. HDMI can't transmit more than 60Hz (75Hz in some cases).

24Hz was chosen as the standard for film because it was the most effective at conveying motion and sound at the lowest cost. Nearly all film projectors operate using shutter devices that display each frame twice (48Hz) or three times (72Hz) per second. Of course modern TVs with 120Hz or 240Hz (or 480Hz I guess) panels display the images 5x or 10x per second, either the same frame 5/10x times or use the frame creation mode I mentioned above.

Also, jaggies appear on CRTs because CRTs don't have a fixed resolution. The difference is as clear as digital versus analog. The weakness isn't the CRT, but the device sending the signal. If you push a high enough resolution, the jaggies go away because your eye can longer see them. If you feed any fixed-pixel display (plasma, LCD, etc.) with a resolution below its native resolution, picture quality will be degraded and you will either see jaggies or smudging from the required video upconvert processor. CRTs use an analog-driven continuous electron beam to energize phosphors in order to draw the image on the screen. This is why CRTs inherently scale so much better than digital displays.

As an owner several LCDs and plasmas, I'm no hater of digital displays, I love 'em, but I also know from experience most of their strengths and weaknesses.


RE: I have but one question...
By DarkUltra on 11/1/2011 4:48:23 PM , Rating: 2
No. His Samsung 950 is a nvidia 3d vision ready device that can be used in conjunction with shutter glasses. This means 120hz, alternating 60hz for each eye, from the computer through the DVI-D dual link cable and onto the display.

By saying clearity it is not clear whether the poster meant sharp colors, good black levels, godd contrast, vertical viewing angle or reduced blur and sample-and-hold smearing due to fast crystal switching and 120hz refresh rate.


By therealnickdanger on 11/4/2011 11:29:26 AM , Rating: 2
Only if he's using DVI instead of HDMI. We don't know if he is or not because there are two 950s, both are 120Hz panels, but one has dual DVI for NVIDIA 3-D (S27A950) and the other only has HDMI (T27A950).

So depending on which one he has he would get to enjoy 120fps @ 120Hz for 2-D. However, if he's using it for 3-D with shutter glasses, then he will still be limited to 60Hz (per eye), thus 60fps of actual gameplay.


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