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Thursday, March 08, 2012
AMD Catalyst 12.2 Drivers Released


AMD's latest software suite, AMD Catalyst 12.2, has been released.

The AMD Catalyst software suite 12.2 contains the following:

- AMD display driver version 8.95
- HydraVision for Windows Vista and Windows 7
- Southbridge/IXP Driver
- AMD Catalyst Control Center version 8.95 / AMD Vision
Engine Control Center version 8.95

Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.2 Windows release includes: 

NEW FEATURES

  • Windows 7 and Windows Vista support for the AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
  • Enables support for Windows 7 64-bit/32-bit and Windows Vista 64-bit/32-bit.
  • Windows XP support will be made available in AMD Catalyst 12.4.

IMPROVEMENTS

Super Sampling Anti-Aliasing is now available for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications

  • Supported on the AMD Radeon HD 7900 and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series.
  • Users can now enable Super Sample Anti-Aliasing and Adaptive Anti-Aliasing through the AMD Catalyst Control Center for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications.
  • Applications must support in game Anti-Aliasing for the feature to work (Forced on Anti-Aliasing through the Catalyst Control Center is not supported for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications).
AMD Eyefinity 2.1 technology enhancements
  • Custom resolutions – users can now choose from a much larger set of display resolutions for their AMD Eyefinity configurations.
  • Dynamic Configuration Changes:  Switching between different display configurations (when physically plugging/un-plugging displays) will occur automatically by loading the appropriate profile.
  • HydraVision enhancements:  The Windows Task bar can now be moved and resized based on users preference.
  • Profile Manager improvements:  Users can now create multiple Display profiles, enabling users to seamlessly switch between various AMD Eyefinity and Display Configurations.

RESOLVED ISSUES

Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System 

  • Random texture flickering is no longer experienced when playing Tom Clancy HAWX with Crossfire™ and Eyefinity enabled.
  • Random texture flickering is no longer experienced when playing Call of Duty – Modern Warfare 3 in a Tri-Crossfire setup.
  • Random texture flickering is no longer experienced when playing Dragon Age 2 with Crossfire and Vsync enabled.
  • Skipping the in-game cinematics when running Dragon Age 2 in DirectX 11 mode no longer causes random stuttering.
  • The Battleforge DirectX 10.0 benchmark no longer experiences intermittent crashes when run in Tri-Crossfire mode.
  • Random flickering is no longer observed when playing Battlefield – Bad Company 2 in DirectX 11 mode.
  • Playing back h.264 interlaced BluRay content no longer displays intermittent green flashing.
  • The system no longer experiences random hangs when playing back BluRay 3D content in Duplicate mode.
  • Starcraft II no longer experiences random system crashes when exiting a campaign in certain Crossfire configurations.
  • Batman – Arkam City no longer experiences intermittent system crashes when run in DirectX 11 mode.
  • Changing Crossfire settings no longer causes a random system crash.
  • A system crash is no longer experienced when playing Rage with Crossfire enabled.
  • Crysis Warhead and Battlefield – Bad Company II no longer experience random crashes in certain Crossfire configurations.
  • Playback of BluRay 3D content now correctly uses hardware acceleration.
  • Random texture corruption is no longer displayed when playing Dirt III in DirectX 11 mode and with anisotropic filtering applied.
Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
  • Windows Aero options are available after installing the driver.
  • Background textures in World of Warcraft Cataclysm no longer experience random flickering in some Crossfire and Eyefinity configurations.

KNOWN ISSUES

Known issues under the Windows 7 operating system

  • Alan Wake - Enabling CrossfireX can cause corruptions or hangs. This issue will be fixed in AMD Catalyst 12.3
  • Elder Scrolls - Image corruption can be be seen with Anti-Aliasing enabled on speciic AMD graphics hardware. This issue will be fixed in AMD Catalyst 12.3
  • Vsync may be disabled after task switching when playing Rage.
  • >A black screen may be displayed when running Civilization V in certain Eyefinity configurations.
  • Playing Far Cry 2 at high in game settings may generate a system hang.
  • Poor performance may be experience when playing Dirt 3 in DirectX 11 mode at low resolutions with Crossfire enabled.
Known issues under the Windows XP operating system
  • The system may hand when playing Dirt 3 at maximum in-game settings.


Download the new AMD Catalyst 12.2 suite here


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