Win 7 Firefox 4 users take note - AMD releases new Catalyst drivers

Win 7 Firefox 4 users take note - AMD releases new Catalyst drivers

Summary: As a rule it's only gamer that are interested in new graphics card drivers, but the latest Catalyst 11.4 drivers released by AMD should be of interest to Firefox 4 user running Windows 7 this time around.

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As a rule it's only gamer that are interested in new graphics card drivers, but the latest Catalyst 11.4 drivers released by AMD should be of interest to Firefox 4 user running Windows 7 this time around.

Why Firefox 4 users? Well, take a look at this entry from the release notes:

The GPU no longer shows high GPU usage after running Firefox 4 with hardware acceleration enabled.

So, if you run Firefox 4 on Windows 7 and have hardware acceleration enabled, you need these drivers.

Go get em!

Topics: Processors, Browser

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  • RE: Win 7 Firefox 4 users take note - AMD releases new Catalyst drivers

    Thank God I don't use Windows and have to deal with all of these problems.
    james347
    • RE: Win 7 Firefox 4 users take note - AMD releases new Catalyst drivers

      @james347

      Umm, I've had far worse problems with other OSes. This is pretty minor.
      CobraA1
    • RE: Win 7 Firefox 4 users take note - AMD releases new Catalyst drivers

      @james347 How is this a problem? It is strictly between AMD and Mozilla. AMD now provides updated drivers and Mozilla decided to provide hardware acceleration even though then-recent AMD drivers were not fully compatible. End of story. Try again.
      statuskwo5
  • re:

    Humm, kinda wondering what the issue was.<br><br>Not that it matters to me, though, as I've been using nVidia.

    . . . and why are edits still being reported as spam??
    CobraA1
    • Re: . . . and why are edits still being reported as spam??

      @CobraA1 Good point. A workaround is if you take out all the <> in the edit it will not be reported as spam.
      AboveAverageJoe
  • Wonder if this will fix the issue

    that I see many people having if they have Dual video cards installed with multiple monitors and sometimes getting prompted that their performance has slowed on the GPU side resulting in Aero getting disabled.

    I have a set up like this at work and I get it when using ATI video card/triple monitor set up.
    bobiroc