Wednesday, December 18th 2013

AMD Releases the Catalyst 13.12 WHQL Graphics Drivers

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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80 Comments on AMD Releases the Catalyst 13.12 WHQL Graphics Drivers

Blín D'ñero
Serpent of Darkness said:

if you used 2 7970 card, it will push 99% loads on both 7970s, in CrossfireX with ULPS set to 0. It will push these loads in any game that does or doesn't support CrossfireX on the 7000 series cards.
And i am Batman.

You obviously have no clue... instead you are making things up, but why? What is your purpose posting this bullcrap? Why would you do that?

I bet you'll take it personal again like you did thinking i posted the how-to just for you. In fact when i post, i post for everybody. I add the how-to to my recommendation so that it is reproduceable for everyone. And without trusting a third-party tool. Every user can check on their own PC right away following the simple steps.

Every crossfire user who followed the steps i posted will see that after disabling ULPS crossfire behaviour is normal again: balanced over both cards. Whether game demands full load or just 40% or whatever, usage is equally distributed over both cards. And with it, no more crashes stutterings and BSOD's.

If you get the opposite behaviour (both full load) then you have serious issues on your PC (i bet on user error) and should be asking for help.
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Pro Indian Modder
this works on my 7790. hurrah!
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Blín D'ñero
brandonwh64 said:
I am using 13.10 without an issue with 5770 Xfire but if you do not play BF4 then I would recommend installing 11.11c performance driver cause it was the best I could find for 5xxx series cards.
Pap1er said:
Problem SOLVED,
my assumption was right. catalyst 13.12 had written some mess into system registy which caused color flickering in full screen mode.
I physically exchanged 1. card with 2. card in motherboard slots, system then installed both cards as new devices and broblem has gone. I presume that upon installing both cards as a new devices system has made new registry record which effectively overcome the problem.
So all that was left to do was update this thread. I just did it for you.
Congratulations with your fix!
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Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
[quote="Blín D'ñero, post: 3051912, member: 66551"]So all that was left to do was update this thread. I just did it for you.
Congratulations with your fix![/quote]Why did you quote me? I am confused
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