ATI / AMD have recently released Catalyst 12.8 Driver Suite

ATI / AMD have recently released Catalyst 12.8 Driver Suite

You can download it here:

http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/downloads.aspx

Feature Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.8: Windows 8 support

AMD’s first logo certified driver for Windows 8 production featuring support for the DirectX® 11.1 and the new WDDM 1.2 driver model:

  • Target-Independent Rasterization (TIR): TIR is a new rendering path that enables superior anti-aliasing in Direct3D driver applications.
  • Native Stereo 3D Support: Windows 8 natively supports stereoscopic 3D gaming and videos via compatible applications.
  • Unified Video API: Video playback has been integrated into the DirectX 11 API, enabling simultaneous video and gaming content. Transcoding performance may also be improved for supporting applications.
  • Optimized screen rotation for rotation aware devices.
  • Improved sleep/resume performance.
  • Optimized GPU power consumption.
  • Support for AMD features

– AMD Eyefinity

– OpenCL™

– OpenGL

– UVD

– AMD Dual Graphics / AMD CrossFire™ Technology

– AMD Overdrive

– AMD Catalyst Control Center / Vision Engine Control Center

 

RESOLVED ISSUES

This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 12.8 software suite.

Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System

  • Over/underscan settings are correctly restored on system reboot
  • SolidWorks: Graphical corruption is no longer experienced
  • Crysis Warhead: No longer crashes when launched in DirectX 10 mode
  • System no longer hangs when resuming from sleep mode
  • Audio is no longer disabled if the connected HDTV Is switched off/on
  • Enabling dual graphics mode with a HD 7000 series product no longer displays green video playback
  • Call of Duty- Black Ops : No longer hangs when loading a mission in DirectX 9 mode with Crossfire enabled
  • Shogun 2: Flickering text is no longer experienced
  • Star Wars The Old Republic: In game cinematics no longer experience flicker when using the arrow keys
  • Dirt Showdown: 8-Ball track no longer hangs with AMD Crossfire functionality enabled
  • Max Payne 3: A black screen is no longer observed when launching game in DirectX 11 mode with AMD Crossfire functionality enabled
  • Max Payne 3: Applying in game settings no longer causes the game to crash

Resolved Issues for the Windows 8 Operating System (These issues were found in the Catalyst driver for the Windows 8 Preview)

  • Video playback using the Metro video player no longer shows green corruption
  • Deus Ex – Human Revolution: Graphics corruption is no longer experienced during in game cinematics with AMD Crossfire functionality enabled
  • Battlefield 3: game no longer crashes when AMD Crossfire functionality is enabled
  • Need for Speed The Run: game no longer crashes to the desktop
  • Blocky video corruption no longer seen when using VLC
  • System no longer hangs when using PowerDVD
  • Green video corruption is no longer seen when using various video players

Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System

  • QQ Dancer: A black screen is no longer randomly experienced

 

KNOWN ISSUES

The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced with the AMD Catalyst 12.8 software suite

Known issues under the Windows 7 operating system

  • Max Payne 3: Lights may flicker when run in Direct X 11 mode in a triple AMD Crossfire configuration
  • F1 2011: Vehicle textures may flicker when graphics profile is set to low
  • Enemy Territory Quake Wars: Poor performance may be experienced with AMD Crossfire technology enabled
  • Rage: Poor performance may be experienced with AMD Crossfire technology enabled

Known issues under the Windows 8 operating system

  • Blocky corruption may be experienced when playing back Flash video content
  • De-interlacing settings may not be applied to interlaced content when using MPC-HC and PowerDVD
  • Civilization V: game may crash when run in DirectX 9 mode
  • Total War Shogun 2: game may experience random crashes
  • Rage: game may experience random crashes

Known issues under the Windows XP operating system

  • Diablo 3/Starcraft 2/World of Warcraft: Performance may be affected when run in windowed mode

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