Thursday, December 16th 2010

AMD Releases Catalyst 10.12a Hotfix Update, Adds Radeon HD 6900 Series Support

AMD today released the first hotfix update to the recently released Catalyst 10.12 driver suite. A hotfix is an interim update before the next driver release. The new hotfix introduces two important things: first, it adds official support for the newly-released AMD Radeon HD 6970 and AMD Radeon HD 6950 graphics cards; and second, it adds a new Eyefinity mode that lets you use all five display outputs on the HD 6000 series graphics cards (i.e. two DVI, two mini-DP, one HDMI) for a 5 x 1 Eyefinity configuration.

DOWNLOAD: AMD Catalyst 10.12a Hotfix Update
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149 Comments on AMD Releases Catalyst 10.12a Hotfix Update, Adds Radeon HD 6900 Series Support

#1
pr0n Inspector
Unbelievable. Good job AMD, for releasing a driver one day before 6900 launch the push out a hotfix one day later to "adds official support for the newly-released AMD Radeon HD 6970 and AMD Radeon HD 6950 graphics cards".
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#2
char[] rager
Perhaps we will see some slightly higher scores for the 6970/6950.
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#4
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: (FIH) The Don
AMD drivers are just fail

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naaa LOL
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#5
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
Man what are they doing over there at ATI ? I just got 10.11 and now this ? Man I am really wondering right now just what hacks are working over there . They just put out drivers every day it seems like and they still can not get them to work as well as Nvidia drivers IMHO .
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#6
H82LUZ73
lol out of 3 post only one AMD cat user ....green machine on the loose.....Thanks Bta for these will come in handy in the week ahead.



Uhm it`s not like The green team has beta drivers out lol Consider these just that .....


Lol i remember not long ago ATI when you going to have beta`s like Nvidia ....now they do you guys still ........
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#7
RejZoR
This is the first time ever to date that i'm lagging 2 driver versions behind and still using 10.10e Hotfix. It's just working great and i have MLAA out of the box on HD5850 card.
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#8
Volkszorn88
People are actually complaining about new drivers? lol So yes, let them NOT come out w/ new drivers and lets complain about how the current ones suck lol.

They complain when they don't come out with new drivers, they complain still w/ the new drivers. I guess you can't always please the masses.
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#9
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: Volkszorn88
People are actually complaining about new drivers? lol So yes, let them NOT come out w/ new drivers and lets complain about how the current ones suck lol.

They complain when they don't come out with new drivers, they complain still w/ the new drivers. I guess you can't always please the masses.
I am just saying man they make new ones every week as this is good it is also bad as I see it they must not KNOW just how to get the most out of the cards the first time and need way more time and " Hot fixes " than Nvidia . But I like the fact that they are trying and all .
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pr0n Inspector
by: Volkszorn88
People are actually complaining about new drivers? lol So yes, let them NOT come out w/ new drivers and lets complain about how the current ones suck lol.

They complain when they don't come out with new drivers, they complain still w/ the new drivers. I guess you can't always please the masses.
the last one came out on Monday.

What's next? a 10.12z that is newer than WHQLed 11.3?
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#11
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: pr0n Inspector
the last one came out on Monday.

What's next? a 10.12z that is newer than WHQLed 11.3?
Yeah ! When will they seem to get it together ? I want a driver that will be some thing I do not need to change ever WEEK !
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Volkszorn88
by: pr0n Inspector
the last one came out on Monday.

What's next? a 10.12z that is newer than WHQLed 11.3?
If you don't like the constant wave of drivers, don't download them. Lol, no one is forcing you.
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(FIH) The Don
by: H82LUZ73
lol out of 3 post only one AMD cat user ....green machine on the loose.....Thanks Bta for these will come in handy in the week ahead.



Uhm it`s not like The green team has beta drivers out lol Consider these just that .....


Lol i remember not long ago ATI when you going to have beta`s like Nvidia ....now they do you guys still ........
:shadedshu
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#14
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: Volkszorn88
If you don't like the constant wave of drivers, don't download them. Lol, no one is forcing you.
Well it seems like they are .
See DRIVERS are supposed to make your shit run better and faster than the OLD ones but at this rate it seems like ATI has hired 12 year old's to right there codes ! Why the NEED for one a week is what is getting me all fired up . :eek:
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#15
Mescalamba
Unlike nVidia.. instalation of AMD drivers is very fast, and usually 99% working. I havent problem with them for looong time (and Im using ATi since 9800 Pro).

I can tell you stories about installing few nVidia based graphic cards, but its too soon for horror stories..

Ofc I can bring out that nVidia ignores sometimes even basic recommandation in graphic card designs, which can (and it indeed did) cause some mobo vs graphic card conflicts. Usually resolved by manufacturer of mobo via BIOS update.
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(FIH) The Don
by: Mescalamba
Unlike nVidia.. instalation of AMD drivers is very fast, and usually 99% working. I havent problem with them for looong time (and Im using ATi since 9800 Pro).

I can tell you stories about installing few nVidia based graphic cards, but its too soon for horror stories..

Ofc I can bring out that nVidia ignores sometimes even basic recommandation in graphic card designs, which can (and it indeed did) cause some mobo vs graphic card conflicts. Usually resolved by manufacturer of mobo via BIOS update.
must be like what, 5 yrs since you had nvidia????
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#17
Volkszorn88
by: trickson
Well it seems like they are .
See DRIVERS are supposed to make your shit run better and faster than the OLD ones but at this rate it seems like ATI has hired 12 year old's to right there codes ! Why the NEED for one a week is what is getting me all fired up . :eek:
For me at least, the drivers have been great. Just recently I updated to 10.10e from 10.4, just for the MLAA. Everything is still working just fine.

I'm also thinking of selling my 5850 and buying a 5970 or maybe 2 6870s. I like how AMD is running things, but that's just me personally.
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#18
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: (FIH) The Don
must be like what, 5 yrs since you had nvidia????
I cant tell he has no system specs . LOL .
I will wait for the new 11.0 next week LOL !
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(FIH) The Don
by: trickson
I cant tell he has no system specs . LOL .
I will wait for the new 11.0 next week LOL !
wait 2 days more and youll get 11.1abc :roll::eek:
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#20
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: (FIH) The Don
wait 2 days more and youll get 11.1abc :roll::eek:
SWEET !! :rockout:
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#21
pr0n Inspector
by: Volkszorn88
For me at least, the drivers have been great. Just recently I updated to 10.10e from 10.4, just for the MLAA. Everything is still working just fine.

I'm also thinking of selling my 5850 and buying a 5970 or maybe 2 6870s. I like how AMD is running things, but that's just me personally.
Well you will be pleased to know that quite a few AMD users on these forums prefer the 10.10e over the older 10.11 and the newer 10.12.
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#22
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: pr0n Inspector
Well you will be pleased to know that quite a few AMD users on these forums prefer the 10.10e over the older 10.11 and the newer 10.12.
And this is another thing how the hell can the 10.10e drivers be newer than the 10.11 ? just who the hell is naming these things and are they literate at all ?
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I'm still on 10.10e and don't plan to upgrade yet

by: trickson
And this is another thing how the hell can the 10.10e drivers be newer than the 10.11 ? just who the hell is naming these things and are they literate at all ?
10.11 were realesed to MS for certification, BEFORE the 10.10e drivers which are NOT! ;)
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#24
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
DL now both driver and hot fix I hope this helps improve my cards performance .
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#25
EastCoasthandle
So they did release a new hotfix after all. Albiet a day after the release of the 6900 series. Not bad, not bad at all. Odd that some are but hurt over it though :wtf:. No reports of anyone trying it yet? I think these are the review drivers 8.79.6.2rc2.
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