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ATI Releases Catalyst 9.12 Video Card Drivers for Download

Post by Apoptosis » Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:05 pm

ATI Releases Catalyst 9.11 Video Card Drivers for Download

ATI has just released ATI Catalyst 9.12 for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Linux platforms on http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx or http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx

Highlights of the ATI Catalyst 9.12 Windows release include:

Performance improvements
* 3DMark Vantage – overall performance improves as much as 9% on the ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series and ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 Series. GT1 – Jane Nash performance improves as much as 15% and FT4 – GPU Cloth improves up to 15%
* S.T.A.L.K.E.R. – Call of Pripyat – performance improves as much as 6% on single card configurations

New Features:

ATI Catalyst support for DirectCompute 10.1

* This release of ATI Catalyst™ provides full support for DirectCompute 10.1 for the ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series, ATI Radeon™ HD 4700 Series for both single card and ATI CrossFireX™ supported configurations.

OpenGL 3.2 extension support

* This release of ATI Catalyst™ provides support for OpenGL 3.2 extension support on the ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series, ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 Series, ATI Radeon™ HD 4000 Series, ATI Radeon™ HD 3000 Series and ATI Radeon™ HD 2000 Series. The following is a list of OpenGL™ 3.2 features and extensions added in ATI Catalyst™ 9.12:

* Support for OpenGL Shading Language 1.50.
* BGRA vertex component ordering (GL_ARB_vertex_array_bgra).
* Drawing commands allowing modification of the base vertex index (GL_ARB_draw_elements_base_vertex).
* Shader fragment coordinate convention control (GL_ARB_fragment_coord_conventions).
* Provoking vertex control (GL_ARB_provoking_vertex).
* Seamless cube map filtering (GL_ARB_seamless_cube_map).
* Multisampled textures and texture samplers for specific sample locations (GL_ARB_texture_multisample).
* Fragment depth clamping (GL_ARB_depth_clamp).
* Geometry shaders (GL_ARB_geometry_shader4).
* Fence sync objects (GL_ARB_sync).
* Transform_feedback2
* texture_cubemap_array

Highlights of the ATI Catalyst™ 9.12 release for Linux includes:

New Features

Support for new Linux operating systems

* This release of ATI Catalyst driver for Linux introduces support for the following new operating systems:
# RedFlag DT6.0 SP3
# SLED and SLES 10SP3

ATI Catalyst Control Center Linux Edition: Displays pages: user interface enhancements

* This release of ATI Catalyst™ Linux introduces support for a number of new display features found in the ATI Catalyst Control Center Linux Edition, highlights include:

· CRT/VGA settings

o New Size and Position page
o New HDTV page

· TV settings

o New option for “Automatic setting for Size and Position adjustment”
o New image quality settings: “flicker removal” and “S-Video/Composite sharpness”

· Component Video settings

o New Scaling Options page – new Overscan / Underscan controls
o New custom mode support for 576 modes

· Support for display projectors

o Enables quick display configuration of display projectors



For more information on ATI Catalyst™ 9.12 (for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Linux versions), including all of the resolved issues in this release, please see the ATI Catalyst™ 9.12 release notes.







We’ve also made the ATI Catalyst™ 9.12 hotfix driver available (a little later) today as well – there were some last minute fixes, plus a few more features we wanted to get out there as soon as we could!!

Grab it now at: http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pa ... otfix.aspx

Highlights of the ATI Catalyst™ 9.12 hotfix release include:

Support for the OpenCL™ GPU component of the ATI Stream SDK v2.0

· The ATI Catalyst™ 9.12 hotfix release provides full support for GPU acceleration of OpenCL when used in conjunction with the ATI Stream SDK v2.0. This feature is supported on the ATI Radeon™ HD 5970 Series, ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series, ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 Series, ATI Radeon™ HD 4000 Series and the AMD FireStream™ 9200 Series of products. For more information about ATI Stream technology and OpenCL, please visit http://www.amd.com/stream.


Support for ATI CrossFireX™ on Eyefinity configurations
* The ATI Catalyst™ 9.12 hotfix release provides ATI CrossFireX™ support on Eyefinity configurations, allowing users to take advantage of their additional GPUs for increased gaming performance when driving high resolution Eyefinity display groups
* Supported on the ATI Radeon™ HD 5970 Series, ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series, and ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 Series



Support for DisplayPort audio
* The ATI Catalyst™ 9.12 hotfix release adds support for DisplayPort audio for DisplayPort panels





Fixes for the following issues:
* Resident Evil 5 – Performance drop during the opening cinematic
* Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 – Performance drop observed with a supported ATI CrossFireX™ configuration when using the thermal scope
* Wheelman – Game freezes while loading the game menu
* Flashing in various OpenGL titles – City of Heroes, Enemy Territories: Quake Wars, Riddick
* Heaven benchmark (DirectX 9 mode) – Grass flickers and white boarders observed around the edges
* ATI Radeon™ HD 5970 Series, ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series, and ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 Series – issue with HDMI: DTS-HD and Dolby True-HD not working properly with certain receivers
* The desktop mouse cursor becomes enlarged at random when using Windows 7
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Re: ATI Releases Catalyst 9.12 Video Card Drivers for Download

Post by FZ1 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:37 pm

Maybe this will fix the crossfire issue you were having Nate
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Re: ATI Releases Catalyst 9.12 Video Card Drivers for Download

Post by skier » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:44 pm

so direct compute still isnt on 46xx cards? is it a card restriction, or a 'they havnt had the time to add it' restriction
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Post by FZ1 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:45 pm

Nice, first install try - BSOD
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Post by Pingspike » Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:43 pm

Sweet, thanks for the heads up :)
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Re: ATI Releases Catalyst 9.12 Video Card Drivers for Download

Post by Bwall » Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:44 am

FZ1 wrote:Nice, first install try - BSOD
Well duh Joe, you have a 9800GX2! :lol:

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Re: ATI Releases Catalyst 9.12 Video Card Drivers for Download

Post by FZ1 » Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:33 am

Bwall wrote:
FZ1 wrote:Nice, first install try - BSOD
Well duh Joe, you have a 9800GX2! :lol:

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Re: ATI Releases Catalyst 9.12 Video Card Drivers for Download

Post by CaptChuck » Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:52 pm

As often as they are cranking these out they need to start a driver of the month club!! :lol:
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Post by skier » Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:02 pm

CaptChuck wrote:As often as they are cranking these out they need to start a driver of the month club!! :lol:
you do realize the drivers are actually named after the date they come out right? they are forcing themselves to produce a new driver kit every month, which is great IMO :supz:

9.12= december '09
9.3=march '09
8.11=november '08

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Re: ATI Releases Catalyst 9.12 Video Card Drivers for Download

Post by haaaam » Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:02 am

anyone have any ideas when they'll fix the 5 series to play the witcher?

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Re: ATI Releases Catalyst 9.12 Video Card Drivers for Download

Post by Apoptosis » Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:35 am

CaptChuck wrote:As often as they are cranking these out they need to start a driver of the month club!! :lol:
They have had monthly drivers for more than three years now ;)
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Post by shamrok3 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:20 pm

Well, I find it annoying that I need to update my graphics drivers every month. What WOULD be really useful is an auto-update. Maybe like iTunes/Safari style (A new version is available, would you like to download now?) Every thing I run seems to say 'YOUR GRAPHICS DRIVER IS OUT-OF-DATE!'
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