Continuing their work on the 12.11 drivers, AMD has recently released their 12.11 beta 11 driver update. This driver fixes several system hangs while including the previous improvements to performance found in Beta 8. In particular, the driver notes call out to a performance upgrade for Far Cry 3. Here are the direct links to the various drivers:

AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta11 Driver for Windows Vista/7/8
AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta11 Driver for Windows Vista/7/8 - with .NET 4 Support
AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta11 Driver for Linux
AMD Catalyst 12.11 CAP2

AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta Release Notes

  • Improves performance in Far Cry 3 (up to 25% with 8xMSAA, SSAO enabled @ 1600p, and up to 15% with 8xMSAA, HDAO enabled @1600p) (AMD Catalyst 12.11 CAP2 must also be installed)
  • Resolves a sporadic system hang encountered with a single AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series GPU seen on X58 and X79 chipsets.
  • Resolves an intermittent hang encountered with AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series GPUs in a CrossFire Eyefinity setup.
  • Resolves image corruption found in certain DirectX 9.0c titles
  • Resolve missing fonts issue in XBMC
  • Resolves no video issue found in Media Player Classic Home Cinema when using full or half floating point processing
  • Resolves stability issues found in the previous AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta8 driver for Linux
  • For users experiencing issues with HDMI Audio under Ubuntu 12.04, users should try installing the “dkms-hda - 0.201211291615~precise1” package from and reboot; this will resolve the HDMI Audio issue found in Ubuntu 12.04
  • AMD Catalyst 12.11 CAP2 has just been released, and should be used in conjunction with AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta11
    • Improves Far Cry 3 performance for single GPU configurations with AA enabled

Source: AMD Catalyst™ 12.11 Beta Driver

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  • YEPP - Saturday, December 8, 2012 - link

    Recently purchased a HD 7850 and encountered the artifact/flicker bug, observed in Guild Wars 2 and Skyrim. Done some digging and this bug has been plaguing the HD 7000 cards practically since launch. Maybe the HD 7000 cards are broken in DX9 altogether. Surprised there is hardly any fuss about this issue, no tech sites had picked up on this!?
  • slatanek - Monday, December 10, 2012 - link

    hey, I get the same flickering issue with my 7850 (no oc) in iRacing which also runs on DX9. there's deffinetly something weird going on. I've tried going back to whql drivers and it's still there, it happens a bit less maybe (or its just me expecting it to happen less ;-)
  • dstoop - Monday, December 10, 2012 - link

    My 7850 did not display this bug on the old 12.6 drivers, and neither did my 7950, but once I upgraded to the latest release drivers (12.10?) i've had this obnoxious issue constantly in GW2. Really hoping they fix it, as 12.6 had an awful bug where the computer would sometimes bluescreen/lock up when the monitor turned itself off to save power.

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