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Appeared on: Thursday, February 16, 2012
AMD Releases New Catalyst 12.2 Drivers

AMD has just released the AMD Catalyst 12.2 Pre-Certified driver for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.

Feature highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.2 pre-certified driver:

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

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

The AMD Catalyst 12.2 pre-certified driver is available for download here.

AMD also released the AMD Catalyst Application Profile (Catalyst 12.1 CAP3), which includes the following updates:

- Alan Wake: Improves CrossFire performance
- Syndicate: Improves both single GPU and CrossFire performance
- Darkness 2: Improves CrossFire performance
- Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning: Improves CrossFire performance for the AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series to avoid negative scaling at low resolutions
- Natural Selection 2: Fixes shadow map flickering issue seen with CrossFire enabled

It is available for download here.


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