Thursday, December 20th 2007

AMD Catalyst 7.12 Released

AMD has updated its Catalyst driver to version 7.12, which supports all ATI Radeon 9500 series and newer graphics cards. The changes in this release include a number of game fixes, a few performance tweaks and enhanced OverDrive support for Radeon HD 2900 cards. Download locations are as follows:
  • Windows XP 32-bit – here
  • Windows XP 64-bit – here
  • Windows Vista 32-bit – here
  • Windows Vista 64-bit – here
Source: AMD GAME!
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38 Comments on AMD Catalyst 7.12 Released

#1
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
Why is it when you download it it shows the file as being 7-11_X32?????



But Vista shows the correct as 7-12
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#2
Jimmy 2004
sneekypeet said:
Why is it when you download it it shows the file as being 7.11_X32?????
Because AMD has screwed up the XP 32-bit update I expect :banghead:

You can try downloading it, but I'm guessing if you wait a few minutes the link will be corrected.
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#3
Agent_D
sneekypeet said:
Why is it when you download it it shows the file as being 7.11_X32?????


i was about to ask the same question, does anyone know if they mis labeled the driver or if they didnt link it correctly?
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#4
Silverel
I'm surprised they're still supporting all the way back to the 9500. I wonder how long until I'm gaming on a Legacy device :)
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#5
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
the release notes claim compatibility with hd3k series cards. i guess the whole "hd3k cards won't be supported until 8.1" was a hoax.
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#6
Silverel
To note - The display drivers for 7.12 XP 32-bit appear to be correct.
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#7
Jimmy 2004
I can tell you that the XP one is still linking to the old 7.11 driver - I downloaded it to see.

Unfortunately I can't get a link to the 7.12s, so you will have to wait and hope AMD updates it.

Edit: a little off-topic, but look who has the most popular profile on the AMD GAME! Community section:

http://game.amd.com/us-en/community_spotlight.aspx
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#9
Jimmy 2004
AthlonX2 said:
works fine on mine:toast:


http://img.techpowerup.org/071220/ccc.jpg
Strange - it's definitely still making me download the old driver, even if I force a refresh.

Edit: that's because you're only getting the driver. If you get it bundled with CCC, it forces you to get the 7.11s.
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#10
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
Athlon isnt getting CCC he just downloaded the driver. hence the _dd_ part
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#12
Batou1986
pff theres no fixes worth restarting my computer per F@*!#@% usual another bs update

Hers the list of fixes for xp games

# Call of Juarez: Enabling Super AA and CrossFire™ no longer results in corruption being noticed when playing the game. Further details can be found in topic number 737-30592
# DIRT: Launching DIRT with CrossFire™ enabled no longer results in the application failing to launch and an error message being displayed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29554
# Enemy Territory Quake Wars: Flickering is no longer noticed when SuperAA is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31136
# Enemy Territory Quake Wars: Setting the in-game options to 2560x1600 and soft particles, along with AA to 8x in the Catalyst™ Control Center no longer results in corruption being noticed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31135
# Globe 2.1: Corruption is no longer noticed during the introduction video when CrossFire™ is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31140
# Loki demo: Launching the demo no longer results in the introduction movie failing to display. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31117
# STALKER: Flickering is no longer noticed when playing the game with AA set to 4x and full dynamic lighting is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-30593
# STALKER: The operating system no longer fails when attempting to play the game with CrossFire™ enabled and all in-game options set to maximum. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31131
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#13
W1zzard
amd screwed up the xp32 link. correct file is in tpu downloads
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#14
GLD
I hope my CoD4 stops locking up with the 7.12's. Ever since I got my 3850, CoD4 online will hard lock every now and then. Damn it sucks! IDK if it's my card, my oc' the game, drivers or what, but it sucks. PC has always ran great, but this CoD4 lock up is killing me, :cry:
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#15
oli_ramsay
Is there any point me downloading this as I have an old X850XT? Would I see and performance increase or should I just stick with what I've got?
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#16
GLD
oli_ramsay said:
Is there any point me downloading this as I have an old X850XT? Would I see and performance increase or should I just stick with what I've got?
DL I say. Give it a try.
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#17
Silverel
W1zzard said:
amd screwed up the xp32 link. correct file is in tpu downloads
Lol, way to keep on point W1z. Maybe they should hire you for, well shit, I'd imagine you could fill a lot of positions there and do a better job.

You'd think they'd catch things like this...
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#19
Jimmy 2004
Ok, I've updated the news story to link to the TPU download server as AMD hasn't updated its download locations correctly.
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#20
DRDNA
W1zzard said:
amd screwed up the xp32 link. correct file is in tpu downloads
See W1zzard ...if they had you they'd be better off:toast:
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#21
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
poor ati. the 7.12's still give errors in crysis with a 3870 :shadedshu
it's not as bad as before, but there are still some anomalies such as disappearing rocket launchers and no red dot in the reflex sight. i rolled back to the crysis hotfix driver and it's all better now.
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#22
imperialreign
poor ati. the 7.12's still give errors in crysis with a 3870
it's not as bad as before, but there are still some anomalies such as disappearing rocket launchers and no red dot in the reflex sight. i rolled back to the crysis hotfix driver and it's all better now.
I had thought ATI were recommending Crysis players to stick with the hotfix until further notice? I had even noticed a major performance hit in Crysis when I had installed CCC 7.11 with my X1950.

I'd like to see some xFire support, for sure
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#23
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
GLD said:
I hope my CoD4 stops locking up with the 7.12's. Ever since I got my 3850, CoD4 online will hard lock every now and then. Damn it sucks! IDK if it's my card, my oc' the game, drivers or what, but it sucks. PC has always ran great, but this CoD4 lock up is killing me, :cry:
Do me a favor as I just went thro a bout of the crashes myself. Try turning off or lowering the OC , as setting my CPU back to stock has eliminated the issues for me! ( guess I need to reclock in a different manner now)
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#24
OnBoard
This might be my last ATI driver installation for a looong time :cry: (should get 8800gt finally start of the next year).

Oh and haven't uninstalled any catalyst 7 version driver the whole year, before a new one and still going strong. (and I've only used the display driver without CCC). Will put this on on top of previous ones as well and it will work too :) (people are too obsessed about uninstalling previous drivers, or I'm just lazy to do it :p)
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#25
thedivinehairband
Does anyone know yet if they've fixed the issue with agp cards such as the x1950 pro or am I best off still sticking with the Omega 7.10s?
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