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AMD Releases the Catalyst 13.12 WHQL Graphics Drivers

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  1. Cristian_25H

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    After months of Catalyst 13.11 betas AMD has now made available a new WHQL-certified graphics driver, the Catalyst 13.12. This release features support for the Radeon HD 5000, HD 6000, HD 7000, Radeon R7 and R9 Series cards and is available for Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1.

    Download: Catalyst 13.12 WHQL 32-bit / Catalyst 13.12 WHQL 64-bit

    Feature Highlights
    ​Support for the following new products:
    • AMD Radeon R9 290, 280, and 270 Series
    • AMD Radeon R7 260, 250, and 240 Series
    ​Improved AMD CrossFire​ scaling for the following game titles:
    • Call of Duty: Ghosts (multiplayer component)
    • Splinter Cell Blacklist
    • Saints Row 4
    • Metro Last Light
    ​New AMD Enduro Technology profiles for the following game titles:
    • XCOM: Enemy Unknown
    • Need for Speed Rivals
    • Total War​: Rome 2
    • Battlefield 4
    • Saints Row 4
    • Splinter Cell Blacklist
    • FIFA 14
    ​Support For AMD CrossFire frame pacing
    • Frame pacing ensures that frames rendered across multiple GPUs in an AMD CrossFire configuration will be displayed at an even and regular pace
    • Frame pacing is enabled through the AMD Catalyst Control Center, or on a per application basis
    • Frame pacing is supported on DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications using resolutions up to (and including) 2560x1600 on a single display

    Resolved Issues
    • May resolve intermittent black screens or display loss observed on some AMD Radeon R9 290X and AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics cards
    • Resolves intermittent crashes seen in legacy DirectX 9 applications
    • AMD Radeon R9 290 Series - Power Tune update to reduce variance of fan speed / RPM
    • PCI-E bus speed is no longer set to x1 on the secondary GPU when running in an AMD CrossFire configuration
    • Resolves incorrect HDMI Audio Driver information being listed in the AMD Catalyst Control Center
    • Resolves AMD Steady Video option being grayed out in the AMD Catalyst Control Center
    • Resolves intermittent flickering seen on some AMD Radeon R9 270X graphics cards
    • Resolves graphics corruption issues found in Starcraft
    • Resolves image corruption seen in Autodesk Investor 2014
    • Resolves flickering water corruption found in World of Warcraft
    • Resolves intermittent black screen when resuming from a S3/S4 sleep-state if the display is unplugged during the sleep-state on systems supporting AMD Enduro Technology
    • Resolves intermittent crashes experienced with Battlefield 4 on Windows 8 based systems
    • Resolves the display turning green when using Windows Media Player to view HD .avi format video in an extended desktop configuration
    • Resolves Metro applications experiencing frame drops during playback of interlaced video content
    • Resolves video playback corruption of .wmv format files in Windows Media Player
     
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    Downloading now.
     
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    Hmmm, it doesn't seem to let me uncheck gaming evolved. Says it's already installed and up to date, but it isn't installed ...

    Just installed and GE does not seem to be there, so maybe it unchecked but didn't display - weird stuff.
     
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    AMD hasn't supported Vista for months now. You need to remove Vista from your list of supported OSes.
     
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    Finally new drivers (non BETA).. downloading..
     
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    AMD does support Vista.
    You have to look for them.

    AMD Catalyst™ Display Driver 32 bit
    Description:
    Package contains the following graphics drivers and dependent/required software for the products specified in the current version's official release notes for the 32 bit version of Windows Vista:
    Display Driver ver. 13.251
    OpenCL(tm) Driver ver. 10.0.1348.5
    Catalyst Control Center ver. 2013.1206.1602.28764

    AMD Catalyst™ Display Driver 64 bit
    Description:
    Package contains the following graphics drivers and dependent/required software for the products specified in the current version's official release notes for the 32 bit version of Windows Vista:
    Display Driver ver. 13.251
    OpenCL(tm) Driver ver. 10.0.1348.5
    Catalyst Control Center ver. 2013.1206.1602.28764
     
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    About efn time!! Cant wait to get home and test this driver
     
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    Installing...
     
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    The system info and GPU-z seem to still say 13.11 You might need to clean install them just a heads up. Im going to do that now.
     
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    Are you serious AMD? I bought Windows 8, because I thought you do not support Vista anymore. Well, Windows 8 isn't that bad.
     
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    Awesome! About time AMD :rolleyes:
     
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    Did any of you get odd readings in GPU-Z? After a clean install I dont get a 13.12 i am assuming w1zz just needs to update it. But in the CCC I dont get 13.12 either I get a random reg string
     
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    I do not know there is no solution or fix 7790 black and restart the game to run test programs and software crashes and display driver has been restored questions
    Stable yet
     
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    CCC software info says 13.11:confused:
     
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    It's also showing as 13.11 for me, but I did not do a fresh install.
     
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    Ya I had to do a clean install

    Reboot

    still showed 13.11

    went into dev mgr

    right clicked display adapter

    uninstalled (checked box to delete) driver

    Scanned for new hardware changes

    microsoft driver was installed

    then ran cat 13.12 installer again.

    got the above readout.

    but its the same number as 13.11
     
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    Did those showing an older Catalyst version number do an uninstall of the old driver first?

    I did a simple uninstall first and show the same driver version string as Solaris17.
     
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    Damn. Wonder what the hell is going on over at AMD

    I did a clean install
     
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    nvidia did this iirc awhile ago were they ran a beta for awhile 333.1/.16/.22/.48 333.58 WHQL

    but they were similar drivers. maybe they just didnt update the build number? Not sure I will continue to test tomorrow. I really do not want to go through alot of this for new drivers.

    EDIT:: MSI afterburner doesnt even detect a driver.

    EDIT 2:: The attached is my current attempt at an install driver is the same build version as the 13.11 betas

    EDIT 3:: These drivers dont seem like they were set at 400º for 20min. I have a few reports

    Here


    Here

    that indicate others are running into problems
     

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    AMD 13.12 WHQL seems to be working perfectly fine for me. Not having issues. Just installed it like 2 hours ago. PCIe Bus is showing 16x 3.0 for all three R9-290x's.

    The Gaming Evolve crap wasn't listed in the list of things being installed. I'm glad they took it out. All the previous Beta Drivers, I unchecked them.
     
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    "Resolves graphics corruption issues found in Starcraft"

    This is good. I thought my card was dying due to all the issues I was seeing in the game.

    Of course it's not in the WHQL drivers, because raptr is a program in beta. I would expect it to remain in the beta driver releases and to be integrated into the WHQL releases when its beta status is removed.
     
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    They've always had Support for Vista. AMD, and I think NVidia as well, have dropped support for Win XP. I bet eventually, when Win9 comes out--talks about it have been hitting the media, will probably be around the time when Support for Vista will be dropped. MS wants to get you buying their products again some how...
     

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