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AMD Catalyst 12.2 WHQL Now Available

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AMD finally posted Catalyst 12.2 WHQL driver suite, the one package that installs drivers and system software for AMD/ATI Radeon GPUs, AMD APU graphics, AMD chipset-integrated graphics, etc. Catalyst 12.2 WHQL brings official support for Radeon HD 7700 series, and Radeon HD 7900 series (for Windows 7/Vista only, for Windows XP it will be added with Catalyst 12.4). Super-sampling AA (SSAA) is now available for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications, supported on the Radeon HD 7700 series and HD 7900 series. It must be enabled through Catalyst Control Center, and application profiles, and games should support in-game AA modes.

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Lets hope this driver lets me play bf3^^
 
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Shows 12.3 for me afer install! Which sucks as Trixx wont work now!
 

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Finally! Looks like AMD forgot about Feb. being the shortest month of the year!
 
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On wifes new PC i removed an older unneeded nVidia card in order to use the onboard AMD HDMI "solution", so I uninstalled all nVidia plus the MS stock Ati driver with a cleaner and installed this latest AMD driver glory and then clicking on CCC does *nothing*.
I didn't even ask for playing games, no, but just that it worked on desktop. I never had problems uninstalling, reinstalling, beta, WHQL, whatever with nVidia... AMD just hates me... lol
BTW, AMD Gigabyte mobo and processor. "Pure blessings". 8)
 
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Catalyst 12.2 WHQL brings official support for Radeon HD 7700 series, and Radeon HD 7900 series (for Windows 7/Vista only, for Windows XP it will be added with Catalyst 12.4)

Who the F@#k would use a 3GB 7900 series with Win XP :confused:

edit: 7700s i can see, but my above statement still holds true
 
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This is the first time in YEARS that AMD release a version that is not synced with the month it named after.
 
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I am wondering if there's anything different between this one and the precertified 12.2 driver...
 

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I am wondering if there's anything different between this one and the precertified 12.2 driver...
Nope. Same thing other than these are WHQL certified.
 
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That's what I thought. Thanks for confirming! ;)
 
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Who the F@#k would use a 3GB 7900 series with Win XP :confused:

edit: 7700s i can see, but my above statement still holds true
I don't even know if you could use one with 32bit XP, as the card would use nearly the entire memory address space. :roll:
 

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wooo, ME3 crossfire performance boosts.

not that i need it, as the game runs perfect for me.
 
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Who the F@#k would use a 3GB 7900 series with Win XP :confused:

edit: 7700s i can see, but my above statement still holds true
me for benching 3dmark01 still runs the best in xp no matter what card old or new ;)
 
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On wifes new PC i removed an older unneeded nVidia card in order to use the onboard AMD HDMI "solution", so I uninstalled all nVidia plus the MS stock Ati driver with a cleaner and installed this latest AMD driver glory and then clicking on CCC does *nothing*.
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BTW, AMD Gigabyte mobo and processor. "Pure blessings". 8)
Same thing happens to me with my HD5850 2/3 of the time. Make sure you uninstall using the removal tool, restart, run driver sweeper, restart, install new driver. I have to do this every time I update.

AMD Drivers are fueled by frustration.
 
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I don't even know if you could use one with 32bit XP, as the card would use nearly the entire memory address space. :roll:
IIRC 32bit OS limit's sytem memory NOT GFX memory ;)
 

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IIRC 32bit OS limit's sytem memory NOT GFX memory ;)
DX9 graphics has to be duplicated into OS memory. they usually dont reserve/dupe more than 256MB, but it still has to be done.
 
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IIRC 32bit OS limit's sytem memory NOT GFX memory ;)
DX9 graphics has to be duplicated into OS memory. they usually dont reserve/dupe more than 256MB, but it still has to be done.
From Mussels' OS guide:

"The reason a 32 bit system can only use 3GB (or 3.25GB, or whatever number you get) of system ram is because it doesnt have enough address space left. Video cards are the most important part of a PC that uses address space."
 

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#23
not sure i agree with the 'most important' part anymore, but the premise is near enough.