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.

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

#1
Mistral
So are those Preview on Non-Preview drivers?

10.12a hotfix?.. 10.12ap hotfix?..
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#2
pantherx12
Finally eyefinity 5 setup :D

Love that all outputs can be used too.

This will be epic for 5 vertically alligned monitors.
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#3
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: pantherx12
Finally eyefinity 5 setup :D

Love that all outputs can be used too.

This will be epic for 5 vertically alligned monitors.
Yeah but I only have one monitor , God I would love to have 5 !!! but I have no room in the RV for that many !
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#4
pantherx12
by: trickson
Yeah but I only have one monitor , God I would love to have 5 !!! but I have no room in the RV for that many !
Make room!

Everyone knows being a tech enthusiast isn't about having a pratical home ! :laugh:

It's about gigahurtz and obscene heatsinks!
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#5
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: pantherx12
Make room!

Everyone knows being a tech enthusiast isn't about having a pratical home ! :laugh:

It's about gigahurtz and obscene heatsinks!
Well this is as practical as you can get ! here is my home and what I have done so far to make room for my computer !
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#6
pantherx12
by: trickson
Well this is as practical as you can get ! here is my home and what I have done so far to make room for my computer !
You sir are made are win if I'm right in assuming that pc is RIGHT beside your bed :laugh: :toast:
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#7
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: pantherx12
You sir are made are win if I'm right in assuming that pc is RIGHT beside your bed :laugh: :toast:
??? There it all is the table has been cannibalized from the front of the RV by the recliner and mounted here for the monitor keyboard and mouse the computer is under it and the bed is right there :eek: just enough room to put my feet under the computer case :) .
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#8
Mescalamba
by: (FIH) The Don
must be like what, 5 yrs since you had nvidia????
Yes. My last was GeForce 3 Ti something.

Im computer builder and Ive worked for some time in computer store and servis. Usually I just build computers for friends, family. So if they (like my best friend), decide to go green way, then I will build it.

So I had unfortunate encounter with for example 9800GX2 (which in the end cause mobo to die, due overheating, though I warned him, that it can happen). And some nVidia laptop models (they sux, all of them, except few highends in ASUS gaming notebooks). Plus for example, GTX460s didnt work with certain mobo, until mobo was flashed with newer BIOS, cause mistake in memory allocation for graphic cards. Mistake in desing that nVidia made, not mobo manufacturer that just followed specs that should be respected when building mobo.

My current PC is i7 930 @ 4,2GHz, 3x2GB CSX at 1600CL9 (or CL8 when I need) and cheapo HD 5770 HAWK from MSI. I dont publish it here, cause Im not that much TechPowerUp! guy.. Im more ofthen on XSystems.
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#9
rpsgc
Still no fix for the memory clock bug.
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#10
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: rpsgc
Still no fix for the memory clock bug.
LOL that will be next week . :D

Well got them all Down Loaded . Just going to think about this some more before I install :confused:
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#11
ensabrenoir
Mobile command!!

by: trickson
Well this is as practical as you can get ! here is my home and what I have done so far to make room for my computer !
Dude possibilities are endless!! Utter insanity - Mobile command center!! monitors mounted to walls, computer wired through out entire vehicle. Yeah I know I watch too much cartoons:laugh:
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#12
runnin17
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.
+1
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#13
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Well the good news is they are trying to fix bugs unlike other companies...
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#14
erocker
Damn. I was hoping to see some member actually using these with their 69xx series card. Instead all I see are people complaining about driver update frequency and others proclaiming ATi/AMD driver failure not even related to this release. Dissappointing. :shadedshu
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#15
2DividedbyZero
by: erocker
damn. I was hoping to see some member actually using these with their 69xx series card. Instead all i see are people complaining about driver update frequency and others proclaiming ati/amd driver failure not even related to this release. Dissappointing. :shadedshu
+1
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#16
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
no worries erocker if you feel like waiting i got my 2x 6970s inbound they will arrive Dec 21 i plan to do a review for them much like i did the 5850s when i grabbed them on release ill be testing

Far Cry 2

Crysis Warhead

Just Cause 2

Bad Company 2

The Last Remnant

Dragon Age Origins

and a few other games as i got about 50 more to pick and choose from
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#17
erocker
by: crazyeyesreaper
no worries erocker if you feel like waiting i got my 2x 6970s inbound they will arrive Dec 21 i plan to do a review for them much like i did the 5850s when i grabbed them on release ill be testing

Far Cry 2

Crysis Warhead

Just Cause 2

Bad Company 2

The Last Remnant

Dragon Age Origins

and a few other games as i got about 50 more to pick and choose from
Sweet man! Can't wait to see how they work out for you. :toast:
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#18
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
yea ill let everyone know what scaling is like on AMD and see how it goes from single to dual card ill also reuse part of my 5850 review to showcase the change between dual 5800s vs dual 6900s
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#19
buggalugs
These drivers are working perfect for me playing hot pursuit atm looks gorgeous and smooth as.
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#20
REVHEAD
by: (FIH) The Don
AMD drivers are just fail

!
and this statement is because? let me assume you are very young.
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#21
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: REVHEAD
and this statement is because? let me assume you are very young.
Because nv's epeen got stroked because they have on card that outperforms an AMD top card thus they are better...doesn't matter that the 5970 is still better just saying.

I would give up its not worth posting in 69xx series threads anymore.
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#22
H82LUZ73
by: erocker
Damn. I was hoping to see some member actually using these with their 69xx series card. Instead all I see are people complaining about driver update frequency and others proclaiming ATi/AMD driver failure not even related to this release. Dissappointing. :shadedshu
If my store i go to had some in stock i would be using them,Try them on the HAF-X 6870 card and all it did was take out the ccc preview and the drivers are not mshql.

Hey Crazy when you get them don`t forget the 6970crossfire clubhouse.....


Hey crazy they say 2 6970s is even with 2 gtx580 in sli
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#23
HossHuge
Do you still have to use a least one displayport connection to use Eyefinity?
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#24
LAN_deRf_HA
I'll preach this till the end of time. They should slow down their driver release and focus on quality and testing, instead of relying on the enthusiasts who update constantly to beta test for them.
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#25
erocker
by: LAN_deRf_HA
I'll preach this till the end of time. They should slow down their driver release and focus on quality and testing, instead of relying on the enthusiasts who update constantly to beta test for them.
Pretty much since the beginning of time, ATi has released a WHQL driver once a month, usually in the middle of the month. A monthly driver update is nice, though I agree with you, how often do you see any other hardware manufacturer release a monthly driver update? Rarely. That being said, there is nothing telling anyone that they must use the latest driver. If you are good with your current driver and nothing in the update notes relating to your current configuration stick with what you are using. I actually like the fact that ATi is now releasing beta drivers (they call them "hotfixes") to the public. Those who find they are having certain issues on any driver might find a fix with these "a" and "b", etc. revisions. Nvidia has been releasing beta drivers for some time. Beta is exactly what you say, relying on their customers to use them and find problems with them, that's is why they are "beta" drivers.
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