AMD Releases Catalyst 10.12 Video Card Drivers for Download

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AMD Releases Catalyst 10.12 Video Card Drivers for Download

Post by Apoptosis » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:35 pm

AMD has just released ATI Catalyst 10.12 for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Linux platforms on or
AMD Catalyst 10.12 Preview – Featuring the New Catalyst Control Center

· Try out the New Catalyst Control Center now!

o Grab it here:

· The New Catalyst Control Center enables a simplified user experience to help users get the most out of their AMD product

- Easily enable 3D settings to enhance game image quality
- Setup multiple displays to increase productivity
- Adjust power settings to increase battery life

Note: The AMD Catalyst 10.12 Preview includes support for all of the Windows features listed below as well

Highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 10.12 Windows release include:

New Features:

Support for DivX on the AMD Radeon 6800 Series
· With DivX® software installed on an AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 Series and later GPU and the DivX Accelerated™ solution, consumers can enjoy an improved DivX video playback experience by lowering CPU load, extending computer battery life on notebooks, reducing noise on home theater PCs and improving overall computer operation.

- Grab the DivX Accelerated download from here (Available December 15)

Support for OpenGL 4.1

· New features introduced in OpenGL 4.1

- Full compatibility with OpenGL ES 2.0 APIs for easier porting between mobile and desktop platforms
- The ability to query and load a binary for shader program objects to save re-compilation time
- The capability to bind programs individually to programmable stages for programming flexibility
- 64-bit floating-point component vertex shader inputs for higher geometric precision
- Multiple viewports for a rendering surface for increased rendering flexibility

· New ARB extensions introduced with OpenGL 4.1

- Linking OpenGL sync objects to OpenCL event objects for enhanced OpenCL interoperability
- The ability to set stencil values in a fragment shader for enhanced rendering flexibility
- Features to improve robustness, for example when running WebGL applications
- Callback mechanisms to receive enhanced errors and warning messages

AMD Stream 2.3 SDK release

· Performance improvements for AMD’s OpenCL toolset
· Support UVD video hardware component through OpenCL driver (Windows 7 only)
· Support for the Stream Profiler on Linux (command line version)
· Support added for AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series and AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series
· Support for FFT and BLAS-3 libraries
· Stream Profiler enhancements (including timeline visualization)
· Resolves a number of bug fixes from the Stream SDK 2.2 release

Highlights of the Linux AMD Catalyst™ 10.12 release include:

New Features

Support for new Linux operating systems
· This release of AMD Catalyst™ Linux introduces support for the following new operating systems:
o Ubuntu 10.10 support (production)

For more information on AMD Catalyst™ 10.12 (for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Linux versions), including all of the resolved issues and performance highlights in this release, please see the AMD Catalyst™ 10.12 release notes.
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Re: AMD Releases Catalyst 10.12 Video Card Drivers for Downl

Post by hark » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:45 pm

I was waiting for this to make the jump from 10.10. I'm currently downloading 10.12 APP edition.

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