Windows 7 and Windows Vista support for the AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
- Enables support for Windows 7 64-bit/32-bit and Windows Vista 64-bit/32-bit.
- Windows XP support will be made available in AMD Catalyst 12.4.
Super Sampling Anti-Aliasing is now available for DirectX® 10 and DirectX 11 applications
- Supported on the AMD Radeon HD 7900 and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series.
- Users can now enable Super Sample Anti-Aliasing and Adaptive Anti-Aliasing through the AMD Catalyst Control Center for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications.
- Applications must support in game Anti-Aliasing for the feature to work (Forced on Anti-Aliasing through the Catalyst Control Center is not supported for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications).
AMD Eyefinity 2.1 technology enhancements
- Custom resolutions – users can now choose from a much larger set of display resolutions for their AMD Eyefinity configurations.
- Dynamic Configuration Changes: Switching between different display configurations (when physically plugging/un-plugging displays) will occur automatically by loading the appropriate profile.
- HydraVision enhancements: The Windows Task bar can now be moved and resized based on users preference.
- Profile Manager improvements: Users can now create multiple Display profiles, enabling users to seamlessly switch between various AMD Eyefinity and Display Configurations.
Matthew Dillon, fondatore e principale sviluppatore di DragonFlyBSD ha scoperto un bug hardware in diversi processori AMD. Scoperta confermata da AMD. Il bug, che riguarda l'aggiornamento dello stack pointer (che in particolari condizioni porta ad un "segmentation fault"), si riferisce ai processori Opteron 6168 e Phenom II X4 820.
AMD ha fatto sapere che aggiornerà la documentazione per i processori interessati.
This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:
- VMM: fixed PAE guests running on 32-bit hosts (4.0 regression; bug #9458)
- VMM: fixed INVALID_PARAMETER guru meditation caused by insufficient memory conditions (4.1.0 regression; bug #9240)
- VMM: fixed clobbered CPU registers during stos/lods/ins/outs emulation under rare circumstances
- VMM: another fix for 64-bit guests on recent AMD CPUs
- USB: make device capturing work on Windows hosts with usbhub class filter drivers installed (bug #9298); bugfixes for Windows host USB support
- VMDK: fixed progress indicator when creating split VMDK images
- Floppy: fixed medium size detection for physical mediums (Windows hosts only)
- Main: fixed taking screen shots (e.g. the preview window) for headless VMs if the Guest Additions are active
- 3D Support: fixed incorrect rendering and possible crashes when switching to/from fullscreen with enabled 2D acceleration
- 3D Support: fixed compiz under ubuntu 9.10
- Guest control: Miscellaneous small bugfixes
- Linux / Solaris hosts: don't use hard links in packages (4.1.2 regression; bug #9441)
- Mac OS X hosts: fix installation issues when installed as root (bug #1578)
- Mac OS X hosts: fixed packet capture issues with vboxnetX host-only interfaces (bug #8076)
- Solaris hosts: fixed incoming multicast packets for Crossbow based bridged networking (bug #9532)
- Solaris hosts: fixed starting EFI guests due to missing EFI ROM files (bug #9535)
- Windows hosts installer: fixed ADDLOCAL usage on command line (4.1.0 regression; bug #9488)
- Windows hosts installer: fixed dangling shortcut to the .chm help file (bug #9646)
- Windows hosts installer: try to fix installation error 2869 which appeared under certain circumstances (bug #9664)
- Windows hosts: VBoxHeadless should never open a separate console window (bug #3549)
- Guest Additions: fixed hang while waiting for guest execution output (4.1.2 regression; bug #9446)
- Linux Additions: add support for X.Org Server 1.11 (bug #9519)
- Linux Additions: suppress an incorrect error message and allow a shared folder to be mounted in multiple places (bug #9627)
- Linux Additions: start VBoxService correctly on openSUSE 12.1 (bug #6229)
- Linux Additions: properly finish the installation even if the compilation of the DRM module fails (which is not fatal)
- Solaris Additions: fixed memory leaks and panics while mounting (from console) and unmounting shared folders.
- Windows Additions: fixed swapped mouse cursor hotspot coordinates (4.1.0 regression; bug #9447)
- Windows Additions: fixed PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA BSOD in VBoxDisp.dll when running SnippingTool (bug #9508)
- Windows Additions: make image viewer work correctly with Aero enabled (Vista and Windows 7)
- Windows Additions: fixed incorrect window border blurs under Aero with ATI cards (Vista and Windows 7)
- Windows Additions: fixed incorrect rendering when moving 3D applications outside guest desktop and back under Aero (Vista and Windows 7)
- Windows Additions: fixed guest hangs when switching back from fullscreen text mode apps (bug #9636)
Catalyst 11.9 Desktop
Catalyst 11.9 Mobility
"PCLinuxOS KDE 2011.6 for 32-bit and 64-bit computers is now available for download. The Linux kernel was updated to version 22.214.171.124. Additional kernels are available from our repositories such as a PAE kernel for computers with more than 4 GB of memory. A BFS kernel for maximum desktop performance and a standard kernel with group scheduling enabled. X.Org Server was updated to version 1.10.2. Mesa updated to 7.10.3 and libdrm to version 2.4.26. These updates bring enhancements to the PCLinuxOS desktop including speed, 3D desktop support for most Intel, NVIDIA and AMD/ATI video cards, better font rendering, black screen fixes for most NVIDIA cards, better Flash playback and more."
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Highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 11.1 Windows release include:
The new AMD Catalyst Control Center™ user interface
- The new AMD Catalyst Control Center enables a simplified user experience to help you get the most out of your AMD graphics product
- Easily enable/configure 3D settings to enhance game image quality
- Desktop and displays to setup AMD Eyefinity multiple displays to help increase productivity
- Control your video image quality, color and playback capabilities
- Adjust power settings to help increase battery life
- Support of two unique views – for mainstream and advanced users
- User Interface dynamically updates based on available AMD hardware
Support for OpenGL 4.1
- New features introduced in OpenGL 4.1
- Full compatibility with OpenGL ES 2.0 APIs for easier porting between mobile and desktop platforms
- The ability to query and load a binary for shader program objects to save re-compilation time
- The capability to bind programs individually to programmable stages for programming flexibility
- 64-bit floating-point component vertex shader inputs for higher geometric precision
- Multiple viewports for a rendering surface for increased rendering flexibility