Thursday, December 17th 2009

ATI Catalyst 9.12 WHQL Released

AMD released its latest version of the ATI Catalyst Software Suite to date, Catalyst 9.12 WHQL, which provides drivers and system software for the company's ATI Radeon graphics processors, AMD 7-series chipset IGPs, ATI multimedia products, and the AMD FireStream GPGPU processors. Version 9.12 announced today, comes with expanded GPU support for DirectCompute 10.1 for specific GPUs, includes performance increments, OpenGL 3.2 extension support, along with the usual application-specific fixes.

To begin with, application-specific performance increments include an overall performance improvement as high as 9% on the ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series and ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series, for 3DMark Vantage. GT1 – Jane Nash performance improves as much as 15% and FT4 – GPU Cloth improves up to 15%. Performance improves as much as 6% on single card configurations for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. – Call of Pripyat. The release provides DirectCompute 10.1 support for ATI Radeon HD 4800 and HD 4700 GPUs in both single and multi-GPU configurations. Lastly, this release adds support for certain OpenGL 3.2 extensions for all GPUs from Radeon HD 2000 series and upward (HD 3000, HD 4000, and HD 5000).


DOWNLOAD: ATI Catalyst 9.12 WHQL for Windows 7/Vista 32-bit | Windows 7/Vista 64-bit | Windows XP 32-bit | Windows XP 64-bit

For more information, refer to the Release Notes document.
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83 Comments on ATI Catalyst 9.12 WHQL Released

#1
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Thanks Bta. Honestly I was expecting more with this release.
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#2
my_name_is_earl
Just asking if anyone had this problem with an HD5870 when playing game like MW2 or other game. It display a verticle line (artifacting) in game at a certain point and the only fix is to clock the card below defualt? Has this issue been fix in 9.12? Or is it just my Asus hd5870?
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#3
Sasqui
What is directcompute? Ok, yes I should use google...

Ahhh... quick answer from Wiki:

"Microsoft DirectCompute is an application programming interface (API) that takes advantage of the massively parallel processing power of a modern graphics processing unit (GPU) to accelerate PC application performance in Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows 7. DirectCompute is part of the Microsoft DirectX collection of APIs. Other DirectX APIs include Direct3D, Direct2D, DirectWrite, DirectDraw, DirectMusic, DirectPlay, and DirectSound."
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#4
Sasqui
by: my_name_is_earl
Just asking if anyone had this problem with an HD5870 when playing game like MW2 or other game. It display a verticle line in game at a certain point and the only fix is to clock the card below defualt? Has this issue been fix in 9.12? Or is it just my Asus hd5870?
Unfortunately, that sounds like an RMA waiting to happen, having to underclock your card usually means faulty cooling. One possibility is re-applying thermal paste.
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#5
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: Sasqui
Unfortunately, that sounds like an RMA waiting to happen, having to underclock your card usually means faulty cooling. One possibility is re-applying thermal paste.
No it could be as simple as a bum driver install.
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#6
my_name_is_earl
by: Sasqui
Unfortunately, that sounds like an RMA waiting to happen, having to underclock your card usually means faulty cooling. One possibility is re-applying thermal paste.
Aww, look like it's 1 month of RMA suckness.
by: TheMailMan78
No it could be as simple as a bum driver install.
I fresh install Win7 and still have the same problem. Guess it's the card.
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#7
TheMailMan78
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by: my_name_is_earl
Aww, look like it's 1 month of RMA suckness.

I fresh install Win7 and still have the same problem. Guess it's the card.
Hmm what temps are you running? Also is vsync on?
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#8
Ghost_Leader
I'm very dissapointed with these drivers.There are like 20+ topics on the ATI forums for problems with Modern Warfare 2,but ATI hasn't fixed even one of those problems.I personally have AWFUL framerates on the multiplayer in maps like Highrise,Estate and Favela and I have HD4850.
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#9
Sasqui
by: my_name_is_earl
Aww, look like it's 1 month of RMA suckness.
Where'd you get the card?

Edit.. never mind, I see it's a 3870x2, so it must be too late for the reseller.
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#10
my_name_is_earl
by: Sasqui
Where'd you get the card?

Edit.. never mind, I see it's a 3870x2, so it must be too late for the reseller.
I haven't update my stats yet. It's a hd5870 now. Temp is running normal (nothing too high).
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#11
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: Ghost_Leader
I'm very dissapointed with these drivers.There are like 20+ topics on the ATI forums for problems with Modern Warfare 2,but ATI hasn't fixed even one of those problems.I personally have AWFUL framerates on the multiplayer in maps like Highrise,Estate and Favela and I have HD4850.
Thats because that game sucks.

by: my_name_is_earl
I haven't update my stats yet. It's a hd5870 now. Temp is running normal (nothing too high).
What temps?
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#12
IceCreamBarr
Earl,

I had a similar problem back in the day when I was sporting my brand new, super powerful X850 XT PE! The problem is called tearing and this occurs when your video card is pumping out too many frames per second for your monitor to handle. Turn on V-Sync to test if my theory is correct. Your game play will feel different with V-Sync on but just play for 15 minutes and see if this tearing happens. Once I realized that my video card was too powerful, I turned off V-Sync and my brain forgot about the problem because it was an awesome problem to have :)

Barr
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#13
my_name_is_earl
by: IceCreamBarr
Earl,

I had a similar problem back in the day when I was sporting my brand new, super powerful X850 XT PE! The problem is called tearing and this occurs when your video card is pumping out too many frames per second for your monitor to handle. Turn on V-Sync to test if my theory is correct. Your game play will feel different with V-Sync on but just play for 15 minutes and see if this tearing happens. Once I realized that my video card was too powerful, I turned off V-Sync and my brain forgot about the problem because it was an awesome problem to have :)

Barr
Lol, maybe I should max out every setting so that it will get lower frame rate. I'll try that first thing when I get home.
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#14
Sasqui
by: my_name_is_earl
Lol, maybe I should max out every setting so that it will get lower frame rate. I'll try that first thing when I get home.
Hahaha... congrats on the 5870. All the visual tearing I've seen is horizontal, looks like portions of the screen aren't keeping up with eachother - and that's exactly what it is from everything I've read.

Worth a try before an RMA! If you got it from Newegg, they'll usually let you purchase a new one and refund when they've recieved your old one, assuming it's in stock and same price.
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#15
my_name_is_earl
by: Sasqui
Hahaha... congrats on the 5870. All the visual tearing I've seen is horizontal, looks like portions of the screen aren't keeping up with eachother - and that's exactly what it is from everything I've read.

Worth a try before an RMA! If you got it from Newegg, they'll usually let you purchase a new one and refund when they've recieved your old one, assuming it's in stock and same price.
1 month trial is over :( So this one is going to manufacture = double :(

It was interesting to see so many people having a death screen.
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#16
Zubasa
There seems to be a slightly different CCC.
Funny enough I got a BSOD when I uninstall the old drivers. :wtf:
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#17
AsRock
TPU addict
And scaling issue's are still not on their fix list pssh...
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#18
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
i sent u a pm earl i suggest you talk to newegg as they rmad my 4870x2 which died 7months from purchase and they gave me a full refund so 9/10 they will send u a new card or a complete refund but i suggest calling them over chat etc
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#19
my_name_is_earl
Anyone who have a verticle line crash, lock-up, stuttering, etc... with HD5870 may want to do the following. You can also get bios from other card as well. Look at the topics on AMD/ATI forum. It sounded like a promising fix but I don't guarantee anything.

click here
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#20
Zubasa
by: my_name_is_earl
Anyone who have a verticle line crash, lock-up, stuttering, etc... with HD5870 may want to do the following. You can also get bios from other card as well. Look at the topics on AMD/ATI forum. It sounded like a promising fix but I don't guarantee anything.

click here
Sounds interesting :rolleyes:
I got my card on launch day, so I beileve I have one of the first bios.
But so far I haven't got a BSOD except a few minute ago :p
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#22
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
drivers suck went through the hoops of installing multiple times but still results in sumpreme commander forged alliance not running properly guess its back to 9.11 at least then i didnt bsod
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#23
Zubasa
For anyone that is interested

"HIS Radeon HD 4850 IceQ 4 Turbo"
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#24
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
never mind seems forged alliance runs just fine in god damn windowed mode why cant i get 1 just 1 solid driver release for my new gpus at this rate ill probably go back to nvidia this sucks
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#25
EastCoasthandle
Cat 9.12 hotfix is out! Includes support for OpenCL!
Symptoms:

"No compatible hardware found" error message when attempting to install the ATI Catalyst Drivers directly from the AMD Download Home Page for the ATI Radeon™ HD 4000, ATI Radeon™ HD 3000 or ATI Radeon™ HD 2000 Series of AGP video cards.

All published AMD drivers have passed Microsoft's WHQL certification tests. A WHQL driver for ATI Radeon HD 4000, ATI Radeon HD 3000 or ATI Radeon HD 2000 Series of AGP products is not currently available.

Resolution:

This hotfix resolves the following issues:

* Fix for problems with DirectX and ATI Radeon™ HD 4000, ATI Radeon HD 3000 or ATI Radeon HD 2000 Series of AGP Graphics cards.
* Fix for "No compatible hardware not found" error message.

To download the Catalyst AGP Hotfix, please click on the links below:
source
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.
source
ATI Stream SDK v2.0
hotfix drivers
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