Thursday May 31, 2012

AMD Catalyst 12.6 Beta and Catalyst Feature Preview For Windows 8

AMD sends word that the new AMD Catalyst 12.6 Beta drivers are now out. The company says it is also moving away from its monthly Catalyst release plan. AMD says the goal is to ensure that every Catalyst release delivers a substantial benefit to our end users and, even though you won't see a new driver every month, they will continue to use the current Catalyst naming convention (Catalyst: Year.Month). The AMD 12.6 Beta CAP1 can be found here.

Resolved issue highlights of the AMD Catalystآ™ 12.6 Beta:

  • AMD Radeonآ™ HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800 Tri-CrossFireآ™ configurations + Eyefinity BSOD when launching a DirectX application.

  • AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800 Eyefinity/Multiple Display configurations BSOD when using desktop applications.

  • AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 cards hang when system goes to sleep.

  • Tearing on Eyefinity configurations when different display connector types are used.

  • Poor Elder Scrolls: Skyrim CrossFire scaling seen in AMD Catalyst 12.4 (back to CrossFire scaling found in AMD Catalyst 12.3).

  • AMD Catalyst Control Center آ– intermittently missing Overdrive page.

  • AMD Catalyst Control Center آ– missing GPU Activity gauge.

  • AMD Radeon HD 7900 CrossFire Configuration آ– system hang after cinematic in Call of Duty: Black Ops.

  • Crysis 2 -random system hangs when run in DirectX 9 mode.

  • Heroes and Generals: Blocky corruption in scenes with smoke effects when run in DirectX 11 mode.

  • Disabled HDMI audio when the connected HDTV is powered Off/On.

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