Thursday, January 5th 2012

AMD Catalyst 12.1a Preview Driver and 11.12 CAP2

AMD have released a double dose of goodies this time round, so let's start with the 12.1a preview driver. It includes all the features found in the 12.1 preview and has a small number of improvements for Rage, which while sounding modest, can actually improve game play significantly for systems affected by these problems. The driver applies to HD 6000 & HD 5000 series graphics cards only.
  • Resolves some new texture corruption issues introduced by the latest version of the game
  • Improved performance ~5%
  • Smoother game play and reduces multicore sync points
  • Fixed mapbuffer failures when switching maps on 32-bit systems.
  • Fixed a game crash when switching maps back and forth on 32 and 64-bit systems
On to the 11.12 CAP2 profiles which give us CrossFire performance improvements for Project C.A.R.S.(DX9 version) and Counter Strike: Global Offensive. AMD don't say the amount of improvement seen.

DOWNLOADS AMD Catalyst 12.1a Preview driver for Windows vista & Windows 7, AMD Catalyst 12.1a Preview driver for Windows XP, 11.12 CAP2
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18 Comments on AMD Catalyst 12.1a Preview Driver and 11.12 CAP2

#1
SetsunaFZero
"Smoother game play and reduces multicore sync points" interesting
dll now
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#2
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
The preview driver 12.1 made me lose FPS on 5850 (like 4-8FPS) I think I will wait til its official and more testing is done.
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#3
erocker
Changes vs 11.12 CAP1:

Modified Battlefield3 Profile
Modified Saints Row 3 Profile
Added Prototype 2 Profile
Added Project C.A.R.S Profile
Added Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Profile
Added Might and Magic Heroes VI Profile
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#4
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: erocker
Changes vs 11.12 CAP1:

Modified Battlefield3 Profile
Modified Saints Row 3 Profile
Added Prototype 2 Profile
Added Project C.A.R.S Profile
Added Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Profile
Added Might and Magic Heroes VI Profile
open beta starts soon......
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#5
SetsunaFZero
by: qubit
Smoother game play and reduces multicore sync points
works quite good i tested this with skyrim, ultra settings 2xAA 16xAF 1920x1200 + many hd mods :)
6850 CF

Edit:
flickering issue in Hard Reset when CF is Enabled is fixed
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#6
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
Im a idoit, I just noticed that this is 12.1a not the original 12.1 preview drivers as before.
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#7
Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
I'm back on 11.12 after some issues with BF3 and 12.1. Maybe I will give these a shot.
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#8
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: SetsunaFZero
works quite good i tested this with skyrim, ultra settings 2xAA 16xAF 1920x1200 + many hd mods :)
6850 CF

Edit:
flickering issue in Hard Resert when CF is Enabled is fixed
Thanks for the feedback. :)
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#9
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
Someone with a 5xxx series card want to comment on how the 12.1A does for them?
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#10
SK-1
Where do I get the CAP2? Is it included?
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#11
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: SK-1
Where do I get the CAP2? Is it included?
It's the last link at the bottom of the article.
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#12
OneCool
Rage is such a let down.I dont think anyone cares about that turd anyway.
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#13
Mussels
Moderprator
downloading now to update from 12.1 preview
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#14
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Can someone test Photoshop CS5 to see if the OpenGL is still busted with these drivers?
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#15
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: brandonwh64
Im a idoit, I just noticed that this is 12.1a not the original 12.1 preview drivers as before.
No, you're just human. :toast:
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#16
HXL492
Just finished benching with the preview driver. From what I can tell there's hardly an improvement at all. :(

5770 is clocked at 910/ 1310 MHz

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#17
theoneandonlymrk
cant speak much of performance gains because ive managed a 4.2 OC so my scores went up anyways, still 2x5800's crossfired and benches ran smoothly and well my best yet, games ive tried ran well no issues batman and dirt3 tho so not many lol il look into it
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#18
Mussels
Moderprator
drivers seem the same as 12.1 preview, just ccc was updated (and now the profiles)
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