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ATI Catalyst 11.9 CAP 4 Crossfire profiles released

Discussion in 'F1 2011 - The Game' started by Graham Laing, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
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    I haven't tried them yet, but there is a F1 2011 crossfire fix

    Win 7 - http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/radeon_win7-64.aspx

    [TD]ATI Catalyst Application Profiles[/TD]
    [TD]0.5 MB[/TD]
    [TD]11.9 CAP 4[/TD]
    [TD="colspan: 5"]Description:
    This release of ATI Catalyst™ delivers support for the latest ATI CrossFireX™ profiles in a separate executable file ensuring users have access to the absolute latest set of profiles installed on their PC.

    New profiles added to this release:
    - Battlefield 3 – Provides great CrossFire scaling and resolves stuttering issues when running in CrossFire mode
    - Deus Ex Missing Link: Improves CrossFire performance
    - F1 2011: Improves CrossFire performance
    - Dead Island: Improves CrossFire performance
    - Batman Arkham City (DX9 version): Improves CrossFire performance
    - NBA 2012: Disables CrossFire[/TD]
  2. it works for me, I went from getting an average of about 45fps, to 59fps
  3. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff

    I'm waiting for a video render to finish before I can try them.

    If I remember correctly, with the old profile I was getting 30-40, with my current (forced) profile (AFR Friendly D3D) via Radeon Pro I'm getting 50-60 .... So I will be keen to test these new ones.

    I will run the benchmarks over again before installing the new ones .....
  4. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff

    I have done some benchmarks now. There is definitely a good improvement in crossfire with the new CAP F1 2011 profile. I would recommend it to anyone using crossfire, who doesn't like fiddling around with other software.

    Personally I am using a piece of software called Radeon Pro to tweak the drivers. One of the tweaks is to force the video card to use a crossfire profile for another game, rather than using the default profile. For example there is an improvement in FPS by forcing the profile for Dirt 2 for use in F1 2011 (under 11.9 CAP3 & previous).

    Personally I used a profile called AFR Friendly D3D in 11.9 CAP3, and actually I have found no real reason to change from that profile under 11.9 CAP4. I still think it's marginally better than the default F1 2011 CAP4 profile

    Radeon Pro can be found here :-


    Here's is some benchmarks on my system, my F1 2011 graphic settings are irrelevant really, because all I am changing here is the driver profile used, no other settings.

    11.9 CAP3 default F1 2011 profile


    11.9 CAP3 Forced AFR Friendly D3D profile


    11.9 CAP4 default F1 2011 profile


    11.9 CAP4 Forced AFR Friendly D3D profile


    You can see the improvement in the default F1 2011 CAP4 profile compared to CAP3. The average frame rate jumping from 43 fps to 57 fps. Where the AFR Friendly D3D profile I am forcing in both CAP3 and CAP4 stays more or less the same at 54 fps.

    Logically I should change to the new default F1 2011 CAP4 profile, for those extra 3 fps. However, looking at those graphs, the AFR Friendly D3D graphs just look cleaner and more consistent, with less peaks and troughs. So I am sticking to AFR Friendly D3D CAP4 for the moment.
  5. DX11 doesn't work with CAP4. You are forced to use DX9. No wonder the frame rates are higher. I'd rather have the lower frame rates with the graphical enhancements of DX11. Very disappointing.
  6. How do I know that the cap4 profiles are working after installation? Do I have to uninstall old cap files, profiles? I don't get that much of a fps boost. Gained 7 fps...
    Btw I have a HD 4870X2

    and thanks for the link :)
  7. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff

    No need to uninstall as far as I am concerned