Wednesday, March 7th 2012

AMD Catalyst 12.2 WHQL Now Available

AMD finally posted Catalyst 12.2 WHQL driver suite, the one package that installs drivers and system software for AMD/ATI Radeon GPUs, AMD APU graphics, AMD chipset-integrated graphics, etc. Catalyst 12.2 WHQL brings official support for Radeon HD 7700 series, and Radeon HD 7900 series (for Windows 7/Vista only, for Windows XP it will be added with Catalyst 12.4). Super-sampling AA (SSAA) is now available for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications, supported on the Radeon HD 7700 series and HD 7900 series. It must be enabled through Catalyst Control Center, and application profiles, and games should support in-game AA modes.

AMD also introduced enhancements for Eyefinity 2.1, including custom-resolutions, dynamic configuration changes (switching between different display configurations will occur automatically by loading the appropriate profile, when plugging/unplugging displays); Windows Taskbar re-positioning, and improvements with the Eyefinity Profile Manager. For more information, please refer to the Release Notes document.

DOWNLOAD: AMD Catalyst 12.2 WHQL
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22 Comments on AMD Catalyst 12.2 WHQL Now Available

#2
ironwolf
Not everything on the site is updated to 12.2 as of this post. Might be taking longer than expected.

EDIT: all links are showing 12.2 now.
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#3
Boneface
Shows 12.3 for me afer install! Which sucks as Trixx wont work now!
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#4
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
Finally! Looks like AMD forgot about Feb. being the shortest month of the year!
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#5
erixx
On wifes new PC i removed an older unneeded nVidia card in order to use the onboard AMD HDMI "solution", so I uninstalled all nVidia plus the MS stock Ati driver with a cleaner and installed this latest AMD driver glory and then clicking on CCC does *nothing*.
I didn't even ask for playing games, no, but just that it worked on desktop. I never had problems uninstalling, reinstalling, beta, WHQL, whatever with nVidia... AMD just hates me... lol
BTW, AMD Gigabyte mobo and processor. "Pure blessings". 8)
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#6
to6ko91
by: Boneface
Shows 12.3 for me afer install! Which sucks as Trixx wont work now!
it shows as 12.3 to me too as well but trixx is working fine for me
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#7
AlienIsGOD
by: btarunr
Catalyst 12.2 WHQL brings official support for Radeon HD 7700 series, and Radeon HD 7900 series (for Windows 7/Vista only, for Windows XP it will be added with Catalyst 12.4)
Who the F@#k would use a 3GB 7900 series with Win XP :confused:

edit: 7700s i can see, but my above statement still holds true
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#8
Dj-ElectriC
This is the first time in YEARS that AMD release a version that is not synced with the month it named after.
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#9
Boneface
by: to6ko91
it shows as 12.3 to me too as well but trixx is working fine for me
What version?
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#10
to6ko91
by: boneface
what version?
4.1.0
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#11
m1dg3t
by: AlienIsGOD
Who the F@#k would use a 3GB 7900 series with Win XP :confused:

edit: 7700s i can see, but my above statement still holds true
Me :o
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#12
sa seba
I am wondering if there's anything different between this one and the precertified 12.2 driver...
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#13
erocker
by: sa seba
I am wondering if there's anything different between this one and the precertified 12.2 driver...
Nope. Same thing other than these are WHQL certified.
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#14
sa seba
That's what I thought. Thanks for confirming! ;)
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#15
Jstn7477
by: AlienIsGOD
Who the F@#k would use a 3GB 7900 series with Win XP :confused:

edit: 7700s i can see, but my above statement still holds true
I don't even know if you could use one with 32bit XP, as the card would use nearly the entire memory address space. :roll:
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#16
Mussels
Moderprator
wooo, ME3 crossfire performance boosts.

not that i need it, as the game runs perfect for me.
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#17
DOM
by: AlienIsGOD
Who the F@#k would use a 3GB 7900 series with Win XP :confused:

edit: 7700s i can see, but my above statement still holds true
me for benching 3dmark01 still runs the best in xp no matter what card old or new ;)
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#18
xenocide
by: erixx
On wifes new PC i removed an older unneeded nVidia card in order to use the onboard AMD HDMI "solution", so I uninstalled all nVidia plus the MS stock Ati driver with a cleaner and installed this latest AMD driver glory and then clicking on CCC does *nothing*.
I didn't even ask for playing games, no, but just that it worked on desktop. I never had problems uninstalling, reinstalling, beta, WHQL, whatever with nVidia... AMD just hates me... lol
BTW, AMD Gigabyte mobo and processor. "Pure blessings". 8)
Same thing happens to me with my HD5850 2/3 of the time. Make sure you uninstall using the removal tool, restart, run driver sweeper, restart, install new driver. I have to do this every time I update.

AMD Drivers are fueled by frustration.
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#19
m1dg3t
by: Jstn7477
I don't even know if you could use one with 32bit XP, as the card would use nearly the entire memory address space. :roll:
IIRC 32bit OS limit's sytem memory NOT GFX memory ;)
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#20
Mussels
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by: m1dg3t
IIRC 32bit OS limit's sytem memory NOT GFX memory ;)
DX9 graphics has to be duplicated into OS memory. they usually dont reserve/dupe more than 256MB, but it still has to be done.
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#21
Jstn7477
by: m1dg3t
IIRC 32bit OS limit's sytem memory NOT GFX memory ;)
by: Mussels
DX9 graphics has to be duplicated into OS memory. they usually dont reserve/dupe more than 256MB, but it still has to be done.
From Mussels' OS guide:

"The reason a 32 bit system can only use 3GB (or 3.25GB, or whatever number you get) of system ram is because it doesnt have enough address space left. Video cards are the most important part of a PC that uses address space."
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#22
Mussels
Moderprator
not sure i agree with the 'most important' part anymore, but the premise is near enough.
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