AMD Catalyst 12.4 is now available

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AMD Catalyst 12.4 is now available

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:22 pm

AMD has just released AMD Catalyst 12.4 video card drivers for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Linux platforms on www.amd.com

Feature highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.4 driver:

Windows XP support for the AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series

· In addition to Windows 7 and Windows Vista support, Catalyst 12.4 now also introduces Windows XP (64-bit/32-bit) support for the AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series

Super Sampling Anti-Aliasing: Level of Detail (LOD) Image Quality enhancements

· Supported on the AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
· LOD Image quality enhancements for 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)

Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA): Significant performance enhancements

· Supported on the AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series, AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series, and AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
· MLAA now operates up to 80% faster than previous versions

Texture filtering quality improvements

· Supported on the AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
· Improvements have been made to the texture filtering algorithm (for both DirectX9 and DirectX10/DirectX11 applications) to increase the quality of rendered textures, with no impact to performance

Feature highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.4 Linux driver:

This release of AMD Catalyst Linux introduces support for the following new operating systems
· Ubuntu 12.04 early look support
· openSuse 12.1 production support

Resolved issues: Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.4 driver:
· Elder Scolls: Skyrim : flickering square corruption is no longer observed on certain AMD Graphics cards.
· Rage : Vsync is no longer disabled after task switching.
· Tearing is no longer observed on the third screen in 3x1 and 1x3 Eyefinity configurations.
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