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
DigitalUK
for the 6970 these are better scored an extra 300 points in 3dmark11 from 10.12:)
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#2
Jmatt110
by: wahdangun
so if this driver will make my HD 6870 use DVI+DVI+HDMI configuration? without any DP?
I don't think so, I think it means 5x1 via daisy chaining DP monitors together. I think the same limitations of regular Eyefinity apply, in that you will always require at least one DP connection because of the signal clocks.
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#3
AndreyPopov
this news is GREAT FAKE!!!!!

because:
1. driver posted "AS IS" cannot be pointed as "official support"
2. support for 5x1 Eyefinity also pointed to HD5xxx series
3. and MAIN - 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 - this whole fake!!!!
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#4
DannibusX
by: AndreyPopov
this news is GREAT FAKE!!!!!

because:
1. driver posted "AS IS" cannot be pointed as "official support"
2. support for 5x1 Eyefinity also pointed to HD5xxx series
3. and MAIN - 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 - this whole fake!!!!
I'm pretty sure Catalyst 10.12a actually did come out.

Everything okay?
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#5
AndreyPopov
Catalyst 10.12a hotfix come out - I agree!

but there http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/AMDCatalyst1012ahotfix.aspx

1. Note! This hotfix is provided “AS IS” in accordance with the End User License Agreement. - this not mean "official support"!
2. •Includes support for 5x1 AMD Eyefinity display configurations - this for ALL Radeon series that support Eyefinity - HD5xxx and HD6xxx? espesially for HD5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition and HD5870 Eyefinity 5 Edition!!!!!
3. all five outputs NOT WORK in Eyefinity configuration!!!!! work only two from three DVI-I,DVI-D, HDMI!!!
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#6
Mussels
Moderprator
by: AndreyPopov
Catalyst 10.12a hotfix come out - I agree!

but there http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/AMDCatalyst1012ahotfix.aspx

1. Note! This hotfix is provided “AS IS” in accordance with the End User License Agreement. - this not mean "official support"!
2. •Includes support for 5x1 AMD Eyefinity display configurations - this for ALL Radeon series that support Eyefinity - HD5xxx and HD6xxx? espesially for HD5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition and HD5870 Eyefinity 5 Edition!!!!!
3. all five outputs NOT WORK in Eyefinity configuration!!!!! work only two from three DVI-I,DVI-D, HDMI!!!
uhhh... displayport can allow more than one monitor per connector.
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#7
AndreyPopov
read carefully!!!

outputs and monitors (displays) - in news says that all five outputs can be used for Eyefinity - these FAKE!

all five outputs NOT work in Eyefnity!
work only two from three DVI-I,DVI-D, HDMI!!!

http://www.hisdigital.com/UserFiles/product/AMD_Radeon_HD_6850_6870_ENU.pdf
Table 4–2 Sample Display Configurations

Eyefinity 5x1 previously not supported even on HD5870 Eyefinity Edition:
http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/gpu50-ati-eyefinity-display-configs.aspx
5 Monitors
*Currently Not Supported*

now, after Catalyst 10.12a hotfix Eyefinity 5x1 supported, but this NOT MEAN that we can use for Eyefinity all five outputs!



http://www.amd.com/us/Documents/AMD_Radeon_Display_WP_20101206.pdf
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#8
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
and the mod just friggin answered you jackass Display port at least the new revision that is on the 6900 series which is pretty much what these drivers are for allows more then 1 monitor per Display port connector no one gives 2 shits about the 5870 eyefinity edition so your blowing smoke up the wrong assholes to be blunt. The card didnt offer anything in terms of extra performance nor could they run anything at that high a resolution across 6 monitors and tada if you are running that many monitors your probably gonna have more then 1 damn gpu which means OMG it works.
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#9
Mussels
Moderprator
of course he's not going to pay any attention.


he mentions how 'all 5 ports can be used!' when most 5K cards only have 4 XD


you can use any port on the card, just not all at once (HDMI+DVI) - but you can reach multiple monitors if you use display port
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#10

btw, is there any other driver except 10.10e that have MLAA for 5xxx series??!?
#11
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: TAViX
btw, is there any other driver except 10.10e that have MLAA for 5xxx series??!?
10.10d also does.
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#12
dir_d
You can mod 10.12 also, like a few of us have done with CCC2.
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#13
AndreyPopov
fake infomation in news

how long fake infomation will be present in this news?
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#14
Jstn7477
by: AndreyPopov
how long fake infomation will be present in this news?
So you bumped a 2 month old news thread to make this claim? :wtf:
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#15
TotalChaos
why do i see a ban stick starting to raise itself
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#16
Mussels
Moderprator
please dont bother replying to him, i gave him a 24 hour ban.
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#17
AndreyPopov
by: Jstn7477
So you bumped a 2 month old news thread to make this claim? :wtf:
because this
code:
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.
is fake!

1. anybody NEVER use ALL FIVE display outputs for Eyefinity 5x1 on HD6000!

2. Eyefinity 5x1 for now support ONLY 10.12a hotfix
news and 10.12a hotfix actual for today!

3. this news reprint other sites that trust techpowerup like "source"
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#18

by: Mussels
please dont bother replying to him, i gave him a 24 hour ban.
Why the ban???:wtf:
#19
Mussels
Moderprator
by: TAViX
Why the ban???:wtf:
he's been spamming the forums, news section, and admins for weeks now, all because TPU reposted some news that wasnt 100% correct.
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#20
pantherx12
by: AndreyPopov
because this
code:
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.
is fake!

1. anybody NEVER use ALL FIVE display outputs for Eyefinity 5x1 on HD6000!

2. Eyefinity 5x1 for now support ONLY 10.12a hotfix
news and 10.12a hotfix actual for today!

3. this news reprint other sites that trust techpowerup like "source"
Protip: email AMD because that's where this site got the news from.

Protip: email AMD because that's where this site got the news from.

Protip: email AMD because that's where this site got the news from.



Oh sorry just mindlessly repeating myself regardless of anyone else paying attention!

Don't mind me.
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#21
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: Mussels
he's been spamming the forums, news section, and admins for weeks now, all because TPU reposted some news that wasnt 100% correct.
I think he must suffer some sort of anxiety issues. I mean, shit, it just doesn't matter either way, does it? :wtf: And if it did, you just don't go about it this way.

Anyway, he seems to be permabanned now, so that's the end of it.
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#22
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
LOL . WOW a permaband ! I have to say I have been band too . But man not permaband ! LOL
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#23
Mussels
Moderprator
by: trickson
LOL . WOW a permaband ! I have to say I have been band too . But man not permaband ! LOL
every single comment he made, every PM he sent was all the same. i dont think he could even understand what we were saying.
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#24
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: Mussels
every single comment he made, every PM he sent was all the same. i dont think he could even understand what we were saying.
LOL . It was bound to happen :D
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