Monday, December 13th 2010

AMD Introduces Catalyst 10.12 and 10.12 Preview Featuring Redesigned Control Center

AMD today released its latest version of the AMD Catalyst software suite, Catalyst 10.2 WHQL, as well as unveiled a Catalyst 10.2 Preview driver that lets you use the latest version Catalyst Control Center (CCC) that features a more functional user interface. The new CCC features a reworked UI that allows easier adjustment of 3D settings and image quality; makes setting up multiple displays easier; and helps adjust power settings to optimize battery life (on notebooks).

Apart from that, Catalyst 10.2 introduces DivX Accelerated support for AMD Radeon HD 6800 series GPUs; support for OpenGL 4.1, including new ARB extensions introduced with OpenGL 4.1; and an updated AMD Stream v2.3 API.

DOWNLOAD:AMD Catalyst 10.12 for Windows 7/Vista 64-bit, Windows 7/Vista 32-bit, Windows XP 32-bit, Windows XP 64-bit
A complete list of changes follows:

AMD Catalyst 10.12 Preview – Featuring the New Catalyst Control Center
  • Try out the New Catalyst Control Center now!
  • o Grab it here: http://game.amd.com
  • The New Catalyst Control Center enables a simplified user experience to help users get the most out of their AMD product
  • o Easily enable 3D settings to enhance game image quality
    o Setup multiple displays to increase productivity
    o Adjust power settings to increase battery life
Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 10.12 Windows release include:
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.
  • o Grab the DivX Accelerated download from here (Available December 15) http://go.divx.com/accelerated
Support for OpenGL 4.1
  • New features introduced in OpenGL 4.1
  • o Full compatibility with OpenGL ES 2.0 APIs for easier porting between mobile and desktop platforms
    o The ability to query and load a binary for shader program objects to save re-compilation time
    o The capability to bind programs individually to programmable stages for programming flexibility
    o 64-bit floating-point component vertex shader inputs for higher geometric precision
    o Multiple viewports for a rendering surface for increased rendering flexibility
  • New ARB extensions introduced with OpenGL 4.1
  • o Linking OpenGL sync objects to OpenCL event objects for enhanced OpenCL interoperability
    o The ability to set stencil values in a fragment shader for enhanced rendering flexibility
    o Features to improve robustness, for example when running WebGL applications
    o 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
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75 Comments on AMD Introduces Catalyst 10.12 and 10.12 Preview Featuring Redesigned Control Center

#1
mtosev
downloading it right now...
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#2

Excelent.. I hope they kept the MLAA for 5xxx series. For NFS:HP is a must!
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#3
Marineborn
ima wait on these, the 10.10e's are holding strong right now, no need to mess up a good thing
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#4
DaJMasta
10.12 cats and 10.2 preview? It goes between a 10.12 and 10.2 a couple of times and I'm not sure each really means the one it says...
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#5
(FIH) The Don
so in 2-3days yu will have a hotfix :rolleyes::nutkick:
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#6
mysticjon
wow this new ccc2 crashes like crazy, i cant even apply certain graphics settings without the whole program crashing. fuck gotta go back to the old ccc
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#7
meirb111
DIVX Accelerated support WHAT ABOUT XVID ITS MORE IN USE THAN DIVX
this lame only 6800 series the other cards are left out
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#8
KainXS
works fine for me now. . . . . .:)
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#9
niko084
by: meirb111
DIVX Accelerated support WHAT ABOUT XVID ITS MORE IN USE THAN DIVX
That is NOT true.... Although it should be for a lot of reasons.
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#10
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
come on MLAA for mobility cards! I can't even find these for mobility cards on the site, I'm using a jipped link I found months ago for 10.6 drivers, I just substituted 10.6 for 10.12..... hope they work.
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by: meirb111
DIVX Accelerated support WHAT ABOUT XVID ITS MORE IN USE THAN DIVX
this lame only 6800 series the other cards are left out
LOL!! :laugh: XviD, DivX, Mpeg4 is the same $hit with different implementation! ;)
So (theoretically) any Mpeg4 encoded movie, can be decoded hardware despite the CC attribute(divx, xvid, etc)
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#12
dir_d
Hope these are better with WOW...Ive never had any problems with ATI drivers, im currently on 10.10e but i got wow yesterday and got 6 bluescreens in 4 hours. atikmdag.sys and other bluescreens, I knew the computer gods would punish me for picking up WOW even though i said at the last expansion id never play again.
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#13
_JP_
:eek:
*checks GPU-Z*
:wtf:
I'm still running the 10.7 drivers...damn these updates increase fast...
M'eh...I'll see if it's worth updating later...
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#14
buggalugs
These driver feels great so far, everything is snappy and smooth.
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#15
LAN_deRf_HA
They really need to get a proper designer in on this. It's over glassed, like xp with the zune theme, well even more glassy than that. It's got those really out of place and over the top round bar buttons like safari with the text styling not fitting in at all. It's one of those at first glance it looks better things. In detail, not so much.
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#16
RejZoR
So, is Morphological AA enabled by default even for HD5000 series cards just like in 10.10e hotfix?
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#17
theubersmurf
No Divx encoding? Just playback? I suppose it's better than nothing, but encoding would be so much more useful.

Dammit, no MLAA for 5800 series cards!?!?!?!?!? WTH.

Wish they included calibration software at this point.

I don't see any difference in CCC. Is this the same download as the one in the link?
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#18
kenkickr
by: wolf
come on MLAA for mobility cards! I can't even find these for mobility cards on the site, I'm using a jipped link I found months ago for 10.6 drivers, I just substituted 10.6 for 10.12..... hope they work.
Go here and download the Mobile checker tool. It will verify your card can take the newest driver and download the full for you.

if your not running 64 bit just go to amd.com and up in the right corner go down the list.
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#19
theubersmurf
by: RejZoR
So, is Morphological AA enabled by default even for HD5000 series cards just like in 10.10e hotfix?
MLAA is enabled by default for 5000 series, where did you read this?
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#20
pantherx12
My control centre is still the same old one :S

Maybe I need to do a clean install.
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#21
meirb111
by: niko084
that is not true.... Although it should be for a lot of reasons.
99% of avi movie you download is done with xvid not divx
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#22
sapetto
Hmm now to download the 'normal' CCC Suite or the Preview :confused:
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#23
95Viper
I did the normal ccc after the preview; preview did not impress me.
I am old and set in my ways.:)
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#24
meirb111
by: TAViX
LOL!! :laugh: XviD, DivX, Mpeg4 is the same $hit with different implementation! ;)
So (theoretically) any Mpeg4 encoded movie, can be decoded hardware despite the CC attribute(divx, xvid, etc)
NOT TRUE I HAVE A NEW LG TV WITH DIVX certified IT WILL NOT WORK WITH XVID.
IN THE COMPUTER IF THE CODEC OPENS THEM BOTH IT DOESNT MEAN THEY ARE THE SAME
THE PROBLEM WITH AMD IS THAT THIS IS VERY SAMLL AND VERY LATE
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#25
buggalugs
by: 95Viper
I did the normal ccc after the preview; preview did not impress me.
I am old and set in my ways.:)
When you set the new GUI to advanced, the layout is virtually the same as the old one.
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