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ATI / AMD Catalyst 12.2 Preview Driver

ATI / AMD have released the Catalyst 12.2 preview driver you can obtain the driver from here http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/Catalyst122Previewdriver.aspx

The AMD Catalyst™ 12.2 Preview includes all of the features found in AMD Catalyst™ 12.1, plus additional fixes that are not included in the AMD Catalyst 12.1 release.

Highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 12.2 Preview Windows® release includes:

IMPROVEMENTS

  • AMD Eyefinity 2.1 technology enhancements
  • Additional resolution support:   Users can now choose from a larger set of resolutions when running AMD Eyefinity
  • Dynamic Configuration Changes:  Switching between different display configurations will occur automatically when physically plugging/un-plugging displays
  • HydraVision™ enhancements:  The Windows® Task bar can now be moved and resized based on users preference
  • Profile Manager improvements:  Increased support for Display Groups (including 5×1) and Extended configurations within the Profile Manager

RESOLVED ISSUES

Resolved Issues for the Windows® 7 Operating System

This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst™ 12.2 Preview software suite for Windows® 7. These include:

  • Call of Duty IV no longer displays random corruption when in DirectX® 9 more and the Edge Detect filter is enabled
  • A black screen is no longer occasionally displayed when running Portal 2 in 3D mode
  • All 3d Anti Aliasing settings are now correctly listed in the Vision Control Center
  • Morphological filtering settings are now correctly listed in the Vision Control Center
  • Civilization V no longer experiences random crashes when run in DirectX® 10 and DirectX® 11 modes
  • Enabling the ‘Edge Detect’ filter in Resident Evil 5 or Just Cause 2 no longer generates a random application crash
  • Battlefield 3 no longer hangs when MSAA is enabled
  • Saints Row III no longer experiences random hangs
  • Rage no longer experiences intermittent hangs when Crossfire is enabled
  • Dragon Age 2 textures no longer flicker when run in DirectX® 9 mode in Crossfire configurations with vsync enabled
  • Crysis Warhead and Battlefield Bad Company 2 no longer experience random crashes when Crossfire is enabled
  • Texture flickering is no longer experienced when playing Battlefield Bad Company 2 in DirectX® 11 mode

KNOWN ISSUES

Known issues under the Windows® 7 operating system

The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows® 7 operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst™. These include:

  • Vsync may be disabled after task switching when playing Rage
  • Skipping in game cinematics while playing Dragon Age 2 in DirectX® 11 mode may cause stuttering
  • Dirt 3 may experience flickering with Crossfire enabled and run in 3D stereo mode
  • Battlefield – Bad Company 2 may experience random flickering when run in DirectX® 11 mode

Known Issues under the Windows® Vista Operating System

The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows® Vista operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst™. These include:

  • Windows® Aero options may be missing after installing the latest driver

ATI / AMD Catalyst 12.1 Driver

ATI / AMD have released the Catalyst 12.1 preview driver you can obtain the driver from here http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/Catalyst121Previewdriver.aspx

The AMD Catalyst™ 12.1 Preview includes all of the features found in AMD Catalyst™ 11.12 and also includes all of the latest optimizations found in the AMD Catalyst 11.11c performance drivers (AMD Catalyst 11.12 does not include the latest 11.11c optimizations).   It is highly recommended that all gamers use the AMD Catalyst 12.1 Preview driver.

Feature highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 12.1 Preview driver:

AMD HD3D technology support enhancement

  • Enables support for AMD HD3D technology in conjunction with AMD CrossFireX configurations
  • ·         Delivers a new Stereo 3D mode over HDMI 1.4a connections – 1080p at 30Hz is now enabled on supported displays.

AMD Catalyst Control Center / Vision Engine Control Center enhancements – Application Profiles

  • AMD Catalyst 12.1 Preview driver enables users to create per application profiles to individually control 3D and CrossFireX settings for Direct3D applications
  • Please be sure to select the “Restore Factory Defaults” option under the Catalyst Control Center Preferences menu before using the new application profiles feature – this ensures there are no compatibility issues between previous drivers and the new AMD Catalyst 12.1 Preview driver with regards to application profiles

AMD Catalyst Control Center / Vision Engine Control Center enhancements – Video UI improvements

  • AMD Catalyst 12.1 Preview driver includes user interface enhancements to simplify adjustment of video color and video quality control.

Performance highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 12.1 Preview driver (in addition to the AMD Catalyst 11.11c performance driver)

  • Improves performance (10-15%) in Elder Scrolls: Skyrim when Multi-Sample Anti-Aliasing is enabled on the AMD Radeon™ HD 6900 Series for single GPU and AMD CrossfireX configurations