Wednesday, March 28th 2012

AMD Rolls Out Catalyst 12.3 Driver

AMD has now made available this month's WHQL-certified set of Catalyst graphics drivers. The Catalyst 12.3 comes with support for the 28 nm-flavored Radeon HD 7900, HD 7800 and HD 7700 Series, as well as for the Radeon HD 6000, HD 5000, HD 4000, HD 3000 and HD 2000 models.

Download: Windows 7/Vista (32-bit) | Windows 7/Vista (64-bit) | Windows XP (32-bit) | Windows XP (64-bit)

The Catalyst 12.3 also brings the following fixes:

Windows 7

- AMD Catalyst Control Center startup issues/delays have been resolved
- Elder Scrolls: Skyrim : No longer displays flickering and texture corruption with Anti-Aliasing enabled
- Alan Wake : A system crash is no longer experienced when running the game in DirectX 9 mode with Crossfire enabled.
- Far Cry 2 : A random system hang is no longer experienced when running the game at high in game setting.
- Tom Clancy HAWX : No longer crashes after task switching with MLAA (Morphological Anti-Aliasing) and Anti-Aliasing enabled.
- Furmark Benchmark : No longer crashes when launched in High Performance mode.
- Quake 4 : No longer display corruption after task switching when run in High Performance mode
- XPlane : Textures no longer exhibit flicker and corruption.

Windows Vista

- AMD Catalyst Control Center startup issues/ delays have been resolved
- Enemy Territory Quake Wars : no longer exhibits random corruption
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33 Comments on AMD Rolls Out Catalyst 12.3 Driver

#1
Fairlady-z
Nice this is more good news!!!!!!!
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#2
avatar_raq
I don't know what happened but the WHQL driver I downloaded 1 week ago shows 12.3 in information section!
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#4
DarkOCean
Meh ... i already have 12.4 beta
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#5
BigMack70
Too bad there's no performance increases (albeit the typical minor ones) here...
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#6
Dj-ElectriC
Its the 28th, still counts!
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#7
Divide Overflow
Anti-aliasing works in Skyrim with these new drivers. So far, so good!
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#8
Rowsol
Apparently I'm already on 12.3? I'll download these anyway.
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#9
kenkickr
If anyone is having issues getting their OC tools(Trixx or Afterburner) to work follow these steps I found over at Guru3d forums. I didn't have to restart to get Trixx to work on my system after applying the dll's.
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#10
alexsubri
Any significant performance boosts over the RC11's?
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#11
qwerty_lesh
I tried out 12.2 (that one which as the presumable 12.3 typo) a few weeks ago and they basically crippled flash playback on my 5870 in eyefinity. I've downgraded back to 12.1 and everything turned back to perfect, needless to say I don't plan on trying an update for at least some significant time now :shadedshu
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Fairlady-z
by: qwerty_lesh
I tried out 12.2 (that one which as the presumable 12.3 typo) a few weeks ago and they basically crippled flash playback on my 5870 in eyefinity. I've downgraded back to 12.1 and everything turned back to perfect, needless to say I don't plan on trying an update for at least some significant time now :shadedshu
And this is the very reason I got rid of my AMD 7970's.
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#13
flames012984
6950 in crossfire

my eyefinity stoped working after 12.3 update
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#14
qwerty_lesh
by: Fairlady-z
And this is the very reason I got rid of my AMD 7970's.
It really could have been anything clashing with the drivers though, I just felt they werent as stable for me, I know my card and drivers dont handle flash all too well (they handle games beautifully) but something was definitely too different about the newer drivers, changing back and having the problem immediately desist shows that.
im willing to try new ones again but probably not for maybe 5 - 10 updates from now, its not the first time i've skipped a bunch, some of the early 10's i stuck too until the mid 11's were available for similar reasons (plus back then i got sick of having to remake my eyefinity grouping :roll: )
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#15
flames012984
hey

im currently running 6950 in crossfire i tried for hours to get my eyefinity to work i had was do a sys restore im also gonna wait and see how many of us eyefinity gamers have this problem
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#16
JKnows
new driver for windows 8?
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#17
Prima.Vera
Do they have the new MLAA 2.0 for older cards? Like 58xx series?? Who knows?
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#18
roberto888
by: kenkickr
If anyone is having issues getting their OC tools(Trixx or Afterburner) to work follow these steps I found over at Guru3d forums. I didn't have to restart to get Trixx to work on my system after applying the dll's.
A massive thanks mate! I'm braking my head on it for a week. :banghead: This solution immediately solved my problem. Thanks again. :toast: :respect:
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#19
RejZoR
by: Prima.Vera
Do they have the new MLAA 2.0 for older cards? Like 58xx series?? Who knows?
Catalyst 12.4 will have that. HD5000 and above will support MLAA 2.0.
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#21
Prima.Vera
by: RejZoR
Catalyst 12.4 will have that. HD5000 and above will support MLAA 2.0.
Do you know if the new 12.4 beta have already this implemented? Thanks
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#22
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
I've never been incredibly happy with MLAA, performance or image quality. Does anyone know if they've improved the image quality of it as well?
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#23
W1zzard
by: kenkickr
If anyone is having issues getting their OC tools(Trixx or Afterburner) to work follow these steps I found over at Guru3d forums. I didn't have to restart to get Trixx to work on my system after applying the dll's.
this method works fine. the next version of trixx will work without that fix
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Fairlady-z
by: qwerty_lesh
It really could have been anything clashing with the drivers though, I just felt they werent as stable for me, I know my card and drivers dont handle flash all too well (they handle games beautifully) but something was definitely too different about the newer drivers, changing back and having the problem immediately desist shows that.
im willing to try new ones again but probably not for maybe 5 - 10 updates from now, its not the first time i've skipped a bunch, some of the early 10's i stuck too until the mid 11's were available for similar reasons (plus back then i got sick of having to remake my eyefinity grouping :roll: )
I agree I am not a Nvdia or AMD loyalist by any means I buy the fastest and best when ever I buy, but I really had all sorts of issues. I am fortunate enough to have a 2600k and 2500k set up at home to fiddle with, and I was having the same issue and most of the other problems on the 2500k system. I have 0 issues with the 680's now, but I am sure as I write this something will go wrong lol. To be honest I feel like I get less video card with teh 680s lol since they are smaller, as I really loved how big and heavy the 7970s felt. Either way I love my current set up, and I am not looking back. :rockout:
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