Wednesday, January 25th 2012

AMD Releases Catalyst 12.1 Drivers

AMD has now made available the first WHQL-certified graphics drivers of 2012, the Catalyst 12.1. This release includes support for Radeon HD 2000, HD 3000, HD 4000, HD 5000 and HD 6000 series desktops (and mobile) cards (but not the HD 7970), for Radeon 3000 and HD 4000 chipsets, and features the following:

AMD HD3D technology support enhancement

- Enables support for AMD HD3D technology in conjunction with AMD CrossFireX configurations
- Delivers a new Stereo 3D mode over HDMI 1.4a connections - 1080p at 30Hz is now enabled on supported displays

To download the Catalyst 12.1 WHQL drivers just see these links: Windows 7/Vista 32-bit / Windows 7/Vista 64-bit / Windows XP 32-bit / Windows XP 64-bit

AMD Catalyst Control Center / Vision Engine Control Center enhancements - Application Profiles

- AMD Catalyst 12.1 Preview driver enables users to create per application profiles to individually control 3D and CrossFireX settings for Direct3D applications
- Please be sure to select the "Restore Factory Defaults" option under the Catalyst Control Center Preferences menu before using the new application profiles feature - this ensures there are no compatibility issues between previous drivers and the new AMD Catalyst 12.1 Preview driver with regards to application profiles

AMD Catalyst Control Center / Vision Engine Control Center enhancements - Video UI improvements

- AMD Catalyst 12.1 Preview driver includes user interface enhancements to simply adjustment of video color and video quality controls

For the full 12.1 changelog click here.
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16 Comments on AMD Releases Catalyst 12.1 Drivers

#1
Batou1986
"Lost Planet 2 and Tom Clancy HAWX2 no longer experience random game hangs/black screens when run at high in game settings."

YAY
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#2
eidairaman1
ya know honestly how much better can a HD 2000 series card get Let alone HD 3000 when 3870 is just a 2900XT thats been power optimized? Unless if theres any major problems/bugs with them i think amd could eol them but provide a bug/problem report system with them and hotfix/ quarterly driver releases.
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#3
RejZoR
One interesting thing worth mentioning. My AMD E-450 (HD6320) just got MLAA feature with this driver update. Gotta love the AMD Fusion :)
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#4
Montalva
by: RejZoR
One interesting thing worth mentioning. My AMD E-450 (HD6320) just got MLAA feature with this driver update. Gotta love the AMD Fusion :)
Dont let Artic qoute you on that xD
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#5
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: eidairaman1
ya know honestly how much better can a HD 2000 series card get Let alone HD 3000 when 3870 is just a 2900XT thats been power optimized? Unless if theres any major problems/bugs with them i think amd could eol them but provide a bug/problem report system with them and hotfix/ quarterly driver releases.
Unless this OCs them to over 9000, then I don't see it helping those older cards out much!

http://www.itsover9000.com/
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#6
Riotpump
Does anyone know whether this driver is the same or has less updates than 12.1a? I'm thinking I should just skip this one and go to 12.2 preview driver.
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#7
Rowsol
I have 11.12 and catalyst says no updates needed so I haven't bothered to manually update. I guess none of the future ones offer performance upgrades for 5770?
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#8
eidairaman1
by: Rowsol
I have 11.12 and catalyst says no updates needed so I haven't bothered to manually update. I guess none of the future ones offer performance upgrades for 5770?
Autoupdates are hit n miss. Unless youre having issues with games you play i wouldnt upgrade drivers before seeing other results first...
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#9
Isenstaedt
by: Cristian_25H
AMD Catalyst 12.1 Preview driver enables users to create per application profiles to individually control 3D and CrossFireX settings for Direct3D applications
Oh god yes!

Now bring custom resolution support!
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#10
t_ski
Former Staff
Anyone with results on a 6970 or two?
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#11
Zubasa
Good Grief! Finally multi-language CCC by default.
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#12
ironwolf
Wow, XP 32-bit driver nearly doubled in size. Any ideas why? (out of curiosity)
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#13
eidairaman1
by: ironwolf
Wow, XP 32-bit driver nearly doubled in size. Any ideas why? (out of curiosity)
read post below yours and you will see why.
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#14
catnipkiller
This driver makes my pc BSOD. I cant play swtor with out it BSOD saying ati problem. Time to roll back.
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#15
Melvis
So far ive been very happy with these drivers, Crysis 2 runs as smooth as silk now, very happy :) and MSI afterburner doesnt seem to clash with CCC ? well so far it hasnt
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#16
Super XP
I just finished installing this sucker, now to test out Metro 2033, Skyrim and L4D2. :D
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