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ATI / AMD have recently released Catalyst 12.10 Driver Suite

ATI / AMD have recently released Catalyst 12.10 Driver Suite

You can download it here: http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/downloads.aspx

FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 12.10 DRIVER:

AMD Catalyst 12.10 – Ready for Windows 8

For AMD Radeon™ HD 5000, HD 6000 and HD 7000 Series users, Microsoft® has certified today’s AMD Catalyst™ 12.10 release as “compatible with Windows 8.” With this driver, these products offer support for WDDM 1.2, which is an updated model for graphics drivers that Microsoft has designed to provide smooth performance and wide compatibility in their new operating system.

• Target-Independent Rasterization (TIR): TIR is a new rendering path for 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, for simultaneous video and gaming content. Transcoding performance may also be improved for supported applications

• Optimized screen rotation for rotation aware devices

• Enhanced sleep/resume performance

• Optimized GPU power consumption

• Major technologies / features also supported under Windows 8:

◦ AMD Eyefinity technology

◦ OpenCL™

◦ OpenGL

◦ Unified Video Decoder (UVD)

◦ AMD Dual Graphics

◦ AMD CrossFire technology

◦ AMD Overdrive

◦ AMD Catalyst Control Center/ AMD Vision Engine Control Center

AMD Catalyst Mobility support for AMD Enduro™ Technology

AMD Catalyst Mobility now includes support for AMD Enduro™ technology. AMD Enduro technology is currently supported on all notebook Intel IvyBridge platforms and AMD “Comal” platforms that support the AMD Radeon HD 7900M, 7800M, 7700M. AMD plans for additional products to be supported in future AMD Catalyst releases.

AMD Enduro™ Technology for Notebooks delivers:

• Unbeatable battery life

• GPU accelerated performance for gaming, video, and compute apps

• A Seamless and automatic experience

New Enduro™ Technology features found in Catalyst 12.10:

• Re-designed AMD Catalyst Control Center user interface

◦ View all profiled applications

◦ View recently run applications

◦ Profile applications based on power source

• Expert mode control and customization

◦ Performance centric AC

◦ Battery centric DC

RESOLVED ISSUES

This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 12.10 software suite.

Resolved Issues for the Windows 8 Operating System

• Enemy Territory Quake Wars – performance affected when run at high resolutions

• Wolfenstien – performance affected when run at high resolutions

• System hangs when disabling Eyefinity

• World of Warcraft – Mists of Pandaria experiences graphical corruption when anti-aliasing is forced to 2X or higher

Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System

• F1 2011 – Vehicle textures flicker when game is run at low settings

• Dirt Showdown – Flickering seen when benchmark is run in DirectX 11 mode

• Battlefield – Bad Company 2 : Flickering textures seen in AMD CrossFire mode

• Alan Wake – Freezes when run in DirectX 9 mode with AMD CrossFire and Eyefinity enabled

• Portal 2 – Freezes when run in DirectX 9 mode with AMD CrossFire and Eyefinity enabled

KNOWN ISSUES

The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced with the AMD Catalyst 12.10 software suite.

Known issues under the Windows 8 operating system

• AMD Eyefinity portrait resolutions may not apply correctly when AMD CrossFire is enabled

Known issues under the Windows 7operating system

• Serious Sam 3 – crashes when AMD CrossFire and Eyefinity are enabled

• May Payne 3 – flickering and ghosting when in DirectX 9 mode with Anti Aliasing enabled

Update Rollup 3 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 (SBS 2011) has been Released

Update Rollup 3 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 (SBS 2011) brings support for deploying Windows 8 in your SBS 2011 environment using the SBS 2011 connect computer wizard

This update rollup contains all the updates that were included in the previous update rollup. Additionally, this update fixes the following issues

Issue 1 You receive a warning message when you try to deploy a client computer that is running Windows 8 in Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard. Note This issue occurs because Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard does not support client computers that are running Windows 8. However, after you apply this update, you do not receive a warning message.

Issue 2 After you run client deployment tools in Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard, Windows Store apps do not work on client computers that are running Windows 8

Note The update described in this article adds support for user profile migration

Issue 3 You cannot remotely connect to a Windows 8 client computer from the Remote Web Access webpage

Issue 4 After you install the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 and then install the .NET Framework 4, you do not receive email notifications

Issue 5 You cannot download a file or a folder whose path contains non-ASCII characters on the Remote Web Access webpage

Issue 6 Assume that the name of a user, group, or organization unit (OU) contains a slash (/). When the user, group, or OU is a member of a group that is traversed during the Remote Web Access logon process, the user, group, or OU cannot log on to the Remote Web Access webpage.

Issue 7 When Windows Small Business Server uses the default configuration, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) cannot synchronize Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) with Windows Small Business Server.  Additionally, new updates for BPA are displayed only in the optional updates menu.

Note After you install the update that is described in this article, the following changes occur in BPA and WSUS:

• Update rollups for BPA are auto-approved as update rollups for Windows Small Business Server

• The “tools” category is added to WSUS

• The BPA installation is approved and is displayed in the “Updates with Microsoft Software License Terms that are pending approval” group

Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver Revision History (AHCI and RAID)

Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver Revision History (AHCI and RAID)

15.8.1.1007

15.7.0.1014

15.5.0.1051

14.8.14.1063

14.8.14.1061

 

12.5.0.1066 – 05/03/2013 – http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=22271

11.7.0.1013 – 12/06/2012 – http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=22270

11.6.0.1030 – 09/13/2012 – http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=21852

11.5.0.1207 – 07/24/2012 – http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=21592

11.2.0.1006 – 06/11/2012 – http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=21407

11.0.0.1032 – 02/10/2012 – http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=20868

10.8.0.1003 – 11/11/2011 – http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=20624

10.6.0.1022 – 11/29/2011 – http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=20707

10.1.0.1008 – 11/29/2010 – http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=20104

Please feel free to comment on your results with the latest Intel Rapid Storage Driver

User32.dll – Pre Service Pack 3 Revision History for Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2 and Windows Small Business Server 2008 (SBS 2008)

User32.dll – Pre Service Pack 3 Revision History for Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2 and Windows Small Business Server 2008 (SBS 2008)

18-May-2009 – 6.0.6002.22138 – User32.dll – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971427 – Some applications may stop responding after you close a dialog box in these applications on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista