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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

Windows Server 2008 R2 – RTM and SP1 may not respond to a request for a Sender Policy Framework (SPF) TXT Record Correctly if it exceeds 512 bytes

In this scenario if the Sender Policy Framework TXT record exceeds 512 bytes in size then you may find your server anti-spam fails to correctly identify e-mail as either legitimate mail or SPAM, this can result in the two extremes of SPAM mail being delivered to users or legitimate e-mail being rejected as SPAM.

Microsoft do offer a hotfix for DNS Server to prevent this issue KB 2495375 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2495375