AMD Catalyst 12.10 Software Suite Vista/7 32-bit

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Posted: Oct 22, 2012
Updated: Oct 23, 2012
Operating System: Vista/7
Newer version available: AMD Catalyst 15.7.1 Win 8.1 32-bit

AMD Catalyst 12.10 – Ready for Windows 8

For AMD Radeon™ HD 5000, HD 6000 and HD 7000 Series users, Microsoft® has certified today’s AMD Catalyst™ 12.10 release as “compatible with Windows 8.” With this driver, these products offer full support for WDDM 1.2, which is an updated model for graphics drivers that Microsoft has developed to ensure smooth performance and wide compatibility in their new operating system.

  • 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 supported applications.
  • Optimized screen rotation for rotation aware devices
  • Improved sleep/resume performance
  • Optimized GPU power consumption
  • Major technologies / features also supported under Windows 8:
    • AMD Eyefinity technology
    • OpenCL™
    • OpenGL
    • Unified Video Decoder (UVD)
    • AMD Dual Graphics
    • AMD CrossFire technology
    • AMD Overdrive
    • AMD Catalyst Control Center/ AMD Vision Engine Control Center

AMD Catalyst Mobility support for AMD Enduro™ Technology

AMD Catalyst Mobility now includes support for AMD Enduro™ Technology. AMD Enduro Technology is currently supported on all notebook Intel® IvyBridge platforms and AMD Comal platforms that support the AMD Radeon HD 7900M, 7800M, 7700M – additional products will be supported in future Catalyst releases.”

AMD Enduro™ Technology for Notebooks delivers:

  • Unbeatable battery life
  • GPU accelerated performance for gaming, video, and compute apps
  • A Seamless and automatic experience

New Enduro™ Technology features found in Catalyst 12.10:

  • Re-designed Catalyst Control Center user interface
    • View all profiled applications
    • View recently run applications
    • Profile applications based on power source
  • Expert mode control and customization
    • Performance centric AC
    • Battery centric DC


This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst12.10 software suite.

Resolved Issues for the Windows 8 Operating System

  • Enemy Territory Quake Wars performance affected when run at high resolutions
  • Wolfenstien performance affected when run at high resolutions
  • System hangs when disabling Eyefinity
  • World of Warcraft – Mists of Pandaria experiences graphical corruption when anti-aliasing is forced to 2X or higher

Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System

  • F1 2011 : Vehicle textures flicker when game is run at low settings
  • Dirt Showdown : Flickering seen when benchmark is run in DirectX 11 mode
  • Battlefield – Bad Company 2 : Flickering textures seen in AMD CrossFire mode
  • Alan Wake – Freezes when run in DirectX 9 mode with AMD CrossFire and Eyefinity enabled
  • Portal 2 – Freezes when run in DirectX 9 mode with AMD Crossfire and Eyefinity enabled


The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced with the AMD Catalyst 12.10 software suite.

Known issues under the Windows 8 operating system

  • AMD Eyefinity portrait resolutions may not apply correctly when AMD CrossFire is enabled

Known issues under the Windows 7operating system

  • Serious Sam 3 may crash when AMD CrossFire and Eyefinity are enabled
  • May Payne 3 may experience flickering and ghosting when in DirectX 9 mode with Anti Aliasing enabled