AMD Catalyst 12.8 Software Suite WinXP 32-bit

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Posted: Aug 15, 2012
Updated: Aug 16, 2012
Operating System: 2K/XP/2003

Feature Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.8: Windows 8 support

AMD’s first logo certified driver for Windows 8 production featuring support for the DirectX® 11.1 and the new WDDM 1.2 driver model:

  • Target-Independent Rasterization (TIR): TIR is a new rendering path that enables superior anti-aliasing in Direct3D driver applications.
  • Native Stereo 3D Support: Windows 8 natively supports stereoscopic 3D gaming and videos via compatible applications.
  • Unified Video API: Video playback has been integrated into the DirectX 11 API, enabling simultaneous video and gaming content. Transcoding performance may also be improved for supporting applications.
  • Optimized screen rotation for rotation aware devices.
  • Improved sleep/resume performance.
  • Optimized GPU power consumption.
  • Support for AMD features
    • AMD Eyefinity
    • OpenCL™
    • OpenGL
    • UVD
    • AMD Dual Graphics / AMD CrossFire™ Technology
    • AMD Overdrive
    • AMD Catalyst Control Center / Vision Engine Control Center


This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 12.8 software suite.

Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System

  • Over/underscan settings are correctly restored on system reboot
  • SolidWorks: Graphical corruption is no longer experienced
  • Crysis Warhead: No longer crashes when launched in DirectX 10 mode
  • System no longer hangs when resuming from sleep mode
  • Audio is no longer disabled if the connected HDTV Is switched off/on
  • Enabling dual graphics mode with a HD 7000 series product no longer displays green video playback
  • Call of Duty- Black Ops : No longer hangs when loading a mission in DirectX 9 mode with Crossfire enabled
  • Shogun 2: Flickering text is no longer experienced
  • Star Wars – The Old Republic: In game cinematics no longer experience flicker when using the arrow keys
  • Dirt Showdown: 8-Ball track no longer hangs with AMD Crossfire functionality enabled
  • Max Payne 3: A black screen is no longer observed when launching game in DirectX 11 mode with AMD Crossfire functionality enabled
  • Max Payne 3: Applying in game settings no longer causes the game to crash

Resolved Issues for the Windows 8 Operating System (These issues were found in the Catalyst driver for the Windows 8 Preview)

  • Video playback using the Metro video player no longer shows green corruption
  • Deus Ex - Human Revolution: Graphics corruption is no longer experienced during in game cinematics with AMD Crossfire functionality enabled
  • Battlefield 3: game no longer crashes when AMD Crossfire functionality is enabled
  • Need for Speed – The Run: game no longer crashes to the desktop
  • Blocky video corruption no longer seen when usingVLC
  • System no longer hangs when using PowerDVD
  • Green video corruption is no longer seen when using various video players

Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System

  • QQ Dancer: A black screen is no longer randomly experienced