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
TotalChaos
I cant agree, Catalyst work without issue for me and have for a long time

by: (FIH) The Don
AMD drivers are just fail

!
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#3
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: TotalChaos
I cant agree, Catalyst work without issue for me and have for a long time
Yeah, although I have many issues, none of them cause teh hard lock of the system or BSOD, so the drivers are good. Sure there are bugs and much performance improvements to be had, but at least the platform itself is decently stable.
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#4
alexsubri
when will they release the hotfix for the mlaa feature on the 5xxx series?
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#5
alexsubri
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
Nice dude, I'll be doing reviews on the 6990 when it comes out :)
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#6
PopcornMachine
This is the best news. I just heard my 6950 has arrived at home.

Now all I need is 4 more monitors. :laugh:
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#7
erocker
by: alexsubri
when will they release the hotfix for the mlaa feature on the 5xxx series?
They have in 10.10e's.
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#8
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
Yep just installed them and they work great on my CF 5770's ! I love them ! though I think they could put in a better interface to Over clock with other than that seems to be good .
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#9
2wicked
So these are just renamed 10.11 rc2 drivers. FYI for anyone that wants to try these out.
Driver Packaging Version 8.79.6.2-101206a-110117E
"amd_catalyst_win7_vista_8.79.6.2rc2_dec9.exe"
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#10
TotalChaos
I wonder what driver ships with the cards mine should be here no later then Monday
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#11
Steevo
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:
XFXHD5770

You are right, it makes NEW hardware run faster and better, you officially have a series old graphics card.

Complaints about drivers that are for a new series when you don't own a new series is well,


you fail, at failing

No that isn't a double negative to positive transient, it means your attempt at failing, has failed.
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#12
TotalChaos
>Steevo hope you dont mind me using that last statement as my sig :p
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#13
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: Steevo
XFXHD5770

You are right, it makes NEW hardware run faster and better, you officially have a series old graphics card.

Complaints about drivers that are for a new series when you don't own a new series is well,


you fail, at failing

No that isn't a double negative to positive transient, it means your attempt at failing, has failed.
Well one thing is for sure even if they are OLD cards they are fast now ! WOW check out this before I could not even get these cards stable at both being 960/1400 and well now THEY ARE AND MAN ARE THEY FAST TOO !!!
I ran 3dmark11 and with a score of P5287 I am no longer going to bitch about them making drivers every week !!! :twitch: I am lovin it :D

Oh and my complaint isn't so much that they are making drivers every week it is I have a limited internet and well I pay as I go so yeah it is a pain but one I can live with now !

I fail to see were I have failed steevo maybe you can enlighten me ?
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#14
Widjaja
Lol back with the hotfixes again.

What, AMD driver devs been too busy surfing the web for Xmas presents rather than testing the drivers themselves?

I have to say this rev, a, b, c, d ,e business is fuel for the nV fanbois to point out how lame the drivers have been for the AMD cards since the 6xxx series had been released.
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#15
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: Widjaja
Lol back with the hotfixes again.

What, AMD driver devs been too busy surfing the web for Xmas presents rather than testing the drivers themselves?

I have to say this rev, a, b, c, d ,e business is fuel for the nV fanbois to point out how lame the drivers have been for the AMD cards since the 6xxx series had been released.
Well I have tested out many of them and these seem to fix the problem I was having and well they are much faster IMHO than older ones .
Nvidia is not the issue but good drivers are and this is what I finally have a good driver that has made my cards faster and perform much better as well .
I do not like Nvidia any way they take forever to update drivers and give little performance for the time it takes to DL them . At least ATI finally came out with some real top dog drivers for me !
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#16
Steevo
I downloaded 10.12 with the new ccc2.

Before that I had 10.11 with a few tweaks.

Nbitor, tray tools for Nvidia, etc.....

If you read the fixes and whats wrong sections of Nvidia drivers they read almost the exact same as ATI drivers, except Nvidia releases drivers that kill your cards, calles theirs "beta" instead of hotfixes, waits to see what the loyal green customer finds wrong before fixing more. ATI fixes releases and reacts to those who have issues with their fixes.


So, like a car, you would rather have one that has "beta" tire patches, crashes more, and con randomly burn and die?*

Not you, but Nvidia users who complain about ATI drivers, and all users who like crackheads update every driver every time when there are no performance improvements likted for their cards in the notes, then complain it breaks something.
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#17
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: Steevo
I downloaded 10.12 with the new ccc2.

Before that I had 10.11 with a few tweaks.

Nbitor, tray tools for Nvidia, etc.....

If you read the fixes and whats wrong sections of Nvidia drivers they read almost the exact same as ATI drivers, except Nvidia releases drivers that kill your cards, calles theirs "beta" instead of hotfixes, waits to see what the loyal green customer finds wrong before fixing more. ATI fixes releases and reacts to those who have issues with their fixes.


So, like a car, you would rather have one that has "beta" tire patches, crashes more, and con randomly burn and die?*

Not you, but Nvidia users who complain about ATI drivers, and all users who like crackheads update every driver every time when there are no performance improvements likted for their cards in the notes, then complain it breaks something.
I do not see this as an nV vs ATI thing . I do see this as a HUGE improvement over all the other drivers to date . Nothing more nothing less . Great job and great drivers ATI ! :rockout::respect:
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#18
Widjaja
by: Steevo
I downloaded 10.12 with the new ccc2.

Before that I had 10.11 with a few tweaks.

Nbitor, tray tools for Nvidia, etc.....

If you read the fixes and whats wrong sections of Nvidia drivers they read almost the exact same as ATI drivers, except Nvidia releases drivers that kill your cards, calles theirs "beta" instead of hotfixes, waits to see what the loyal green customer finds wrong before fixing more. ATI fixes releases and reacts to those who have issues with their fixes.


So, like a car, you would rather have one that has "beta" tire patches, crashes more, and con randomly burn and die?*

Not you, but Nvidia users who complain about ATI drivers, and all users who like crackheads update every driver every time when there are no performance improvements likted for their cards in the notes, then complain it breaks something.
The bold is the issue here.

Sometimes we have to stick with the same driver if later drivers are not suitable.
It's not a bad thing but often looked as it is.

Why improve on what isn't broken.
Personally I don't update drivers often if the release notes say nothing in the way of performance increase with whatever current card I own.
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#19
runnin17
I would update to these drivers, but it breaks the 2D clocks on my crossfire 5850 setup when I try to OC them. So basically no reason for me to update to the new drivers when 10.10e has everything running pretty smoothly.

Now if could only get SmartDoctor to actually install so I can play with voltages I would be happy :(
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#20
Spaceman Spiff
Don't understand the hate for having more drivers to choose from. No 2 systems are the same just like no 2 chips are the same so certain drivers are gonna work better for certain people. I'm still using 10.9s with my x-fire 4890s cause they give me the best performance on my system with the games I play the most. For my laptop with a 6800go I'm using some old X-treme-G 91.47 drivers. They got me better performance than Nvidia certified ones. Just find the drivers that work best for your system and don't hate for having more options to choose from.

In other news, my 6970 is on its way and should have it on the 20th (take that crazy!) and Ill do some tests with a whole lotta drivers to find the best one with my config. Im looking forward to the jump to DX11 since BC2 is my most played game at the moment and MLAA for Dead Space since that is one of my favorite games ever and I've been dying to get some AA on the jaggies and try it out with my HT Omega Claro and ATH700s.

Crazy any way you can test power consumption on your system with 2 6970's? I only ordered one so I can get some comparison with my 2 4890s and 1 6970, but power consumption is even higher than a 4890 so i need to see if my 750 watt can hold 2 6970s with all the other crap in my system too.
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#21
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
I must admit I am a driver whore ! I see one new set I HAVE to have them ! :D
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#22
(FIH) The Don
guess i had success with my try at being a stupid ass troll :roll:

funny how people react to a couple of words lol

and no im not a fanboy, far from that, i just use what i can lay my hands on, atm its nvidia cause i got a awesome deal

would had been 5850s if i didnt fold and only gamed

i just found it funny that AMD releases a driver, every week, and then the day after a hotfix is out, why not test it for a few mroe days, or go back to the one driver a month thing they had/has going

but yeah.
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#23
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: (FIH) The Don
guess i had success with my try at being a stupid ass troll :roll:

funny how people react to a couple of words lol

and no im not a fanboy, far from that, i just use what i can lay my hands on, atm its nvidia cause i got a awesome deal

would had been 5850s if i didnt fold and only gamed

i just found it funny that AMD releases a driver, every week, and then the day after a hotfix is out, why not test it for a few mroe days, or go back to the one driver a month thing they had/has going

but yeah.
Well like some one had stated no 2 cards nor no 2 systems are alike . The fact that they are trying to improve the performance ( AND HAVE FOR ME ) of the drivers for the cards they have is a testament to there commitment to ATI users . So what if they have one every week . this only means they are on top of there products and are standing behind them and helping the user get the most they can get out of them . Sounds like a good thing to me . Just do us a favor when your Nv green team starts this be as diligent on condemning them as you are of condemning ATI ok ? :twitch:
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#24
(FIH) The Don
by: trickson
Well like some one had stated no 2 cards nor no 2 systems are alike . The fact that they are trying to improve the performance ( AND HAVE FOR ME ) of the drivers for the cards they have is a testament to there commitment to ATI users . So what if they have one every week . this only means they are on top of there products and are standing behind them and helping the user get the most they can get out of them . Sounds like a good thing to me . Just do us a favor when your Nv green team starts this be as diligent on condemning them as you are of condemning ATI ok ? :twitch:
oh you can be sure of that :D

and yeah now that you say it in that way i can see the good in it :toast:
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#25
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: (FIH) The Don
oh you can be sure of that :D

and yeah now that you say it in that way i can see the good in it :toast:
Yeah I get mad because my internet service is limited as I have to pay as I go ! Man I sure need a WiFi card SOON ! The RV park offers free internet through WiFi ! But since I have no card I have to pay a ton of cash every month 50 buck and that is a lot for me I still have no job . Any one have a WiFi card to trade for some DDR2 RAM ? :banghead:
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