Wednesday, May 6th 2009

AMD Releases Industry's First WHQL-certified Drivers for Windows 7

AMD is ready with the industry's first WHQL-certified set of drivers for Microsoft Windows 7. The Catalyst WHQL Windows 7 driver comes as yet another first for AMD, and a first for Microsoft's Windows 7 certification program. Dated 5/5/2009, the drivers carry the version 8.612, feature full support for Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 1.1 and works with ATI Radeon HD 2000, HD 3000, and HD 4000 series. The drivers also provide support for ATI Stream GPGPU technology.

DOWNLOAD: ATI Catalyst 8.612 WHQL for Windows 7 64-bit, and Windows 7 32-bit.
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52 Comments on AMD Releases Industry's First WHQL-certified Drivers for Windows 7

#1
wiak
:respect: btarunr
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#3
Mussels
Moderprator
WOOHOO! I just went to 7 on my main system last night :)

cat 8.4 shows at 8.600 in device manager, so this is just a few builds up.


edit: on the x64 page make sure you click the bottom link, the top one is a month old.
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#5
soryuuha
by: csendesmark
Why 8.6?
That's driver version
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#6
Mussels
Moderprator
by: csendesmark
Why 8.6?
read the post directly above yours.
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#7
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
Anyone compared the version number to the 9.5 beta?
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#8
kenkickr
Right now I can say it installs much easier than the 9.4's and 9.5 beta due to not havinig to manually install them. Massive driver footprint for being an ATI driver(this is nothing compared to Nvidia's:laugh:), almost 100Mb. Nice that it comes with Hydravision.
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#9
oli_ramsay
is it safe to delete the 2 highlighted folders after installation?

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#10
kenkickr
The ATI one should be OK to remove but not the AMD folder. The AMD folder contains the 8.6 version driver. Now if you have any ATI tuner cards installed then I wouldn't remove the ATI folder.
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#11
crtecha
This is awesome. I installed just the 9.5 beta drivers last night Ill have to throw these on when I get home.
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#14
REVHEAD
by: PCpraiser100
Nice, AMD comes first from the pack.
As allways.
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#15
ShadowFold
I downloaded 7 RC last night.. I wasn't gonna install it, but now I want to :p
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#16
theubersmurf
Does this driver have support for Radeon 4770?
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#17
Scrizz
by: btarunr
works with ATI Radeon HD 2000, HD 3000, and HD 4000 series.
:toast:
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#18
scope54
so i just noticed, hydravision is back....haven't seen that bundled with the driver in a long time
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#19
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: kenkickr
Right now I can say it installs much easier than the 9.4's and 9.5 beta due to not havinig to manually install them. Massive driver footprint for being an ATI driver(this is nothing compared to Nvidia's:laugh:), almost 100Mb. Nice that it comes with Hydravision.
This is 98MB, nVidia's is 79MB... how is this "nothing" compared to nVidia's?
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#20
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
He was probably referring to older drivers.
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#21
Nitrogliserin
oh please I hope Control Center is working with this one.
I got a 1080p LCD-Tv. without CCC I cant enlarge my screen.
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#22
H82LUZ73
Nitro use the scaling options,Also Win7 defaults to what ever your tv-monitor can go to,My 37 inch is set for 1920x1280 and i still have to use scaling.

I tried these this morning and install was like 9.4 ask me if I want to install driver signature error again.Then I tried a game and DX errors all the time went back to 9.4.
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#23
Polarman
Trying to figure out why 7's drivers are close to 100MB compared to Vista 47MB 32bit flavor.
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#24
ShadowFold
Downloading these now. Hope they're good! The RC of 7 is definitely more polished than the old beta's. I actually like it :toast:
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#25
oli_ramsay
These drivers make me lag like crazy in TF2, back to 9.4 for me :(
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