AMD Catalyst 12.8 Software Suite Vista/7 32-bit
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|Posted:||Aug 15, 2012|
|Updated:||Aug 16, 2012|
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
- 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