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#1 bitbucket

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:41

AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta Release Notes

FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA11 DRIVER
AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta11 is now available, and includes the following updates:
(Please note that AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta11 includes all of the fixes found in previous versions of AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta)
  • Improves performance in Far Cry 3 (up to 25% with 8xMSAA, SSAO enabled @ 1600p, and up to 15% with 8xMSAA, HDAO enabled @1600p) (AMD Catalyst 12.11 CAP2 must also be installed)
  • Resolves a sporadic system hang encountered with a single AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series GPU seen on X58 and X79 chipsets.
  • Resolves an intermittent hang encountered with AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series GPUs in a CrossFire Eyefinity setup.
  • Resolves image corruption found in certain DirectX 9.0c titles
  • Resolve missing fonts issue in XBMC
  • Resolves no video issue found in Media Player Classic Home Cinema when using full or half floating point processing
  • Resolves stability issues found in the previous AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta8 driver for Linux
  • For users experiencing issues with HDMI Audio under Ubuntu 12.04, users should try installing the “dkms-hda - 0.201211291615~precise1” package from https://code.launchp...daily/+packages and reboot; this will resolve the HDMI Audio issue found in Ubuntu 12.04
  • AMD Catalyst 12.11 CAP2 has just been released, and should be used in conjunction with AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta11
  • Improves Far Cry 3 performance for single GPU configurations with AA enabled
The AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta11 driver can be downloaded from the following links:For a complete rundown of the changes see AMD's 12.11 beta driver page http://support.amd.c...betadriver.aspx


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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:11

Thanks for the update.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:34

I'm confused why they need the two versions for Windows 8. .NET 4 is on every Windows 8 box last I checked.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:52

Too bad that AMD still isn't supporting Radeon HD 7450 - yes it is an OEM card but equally I expect AMD to fully support all the GPU's that they put out there.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:53

About freaking time, I had to roll back to 12.10 because of XBMC issue.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:09

Too bad that AMD still isn't supporting Radeon HD 7450 - yes it is an OEM card but equally I expect AMD to fully support all the GPU's that they put out there.


Is this a desktop or Mobility chipset part?

(It's a fair question; Mobility part support has been spotty, as is the case with built-in (to CPU or chipset) GPU support - HD4200 - a chipset-based GPU part common to both notebooks and desktops, was left badly in the lurch, while HD54xx support (this is a Mobility GPU that also shows up in fanless desktop clothes) has been rock-solid for the most part; in fact, it's been supported by every 12.11 beta to date.)

Okay - why .NET Framework 4? Simple - this is a unified (Vista and later) driver; while Windows 8 includes .NET Framework 4 as part of the OS core, neither 7 or Vista do. This version of CCC *requires* .NET Framework 4 or later - hence it's inclusion for OSes earlier than 8.

(NOTE - this same driver also applies to Windows Server 2003R2 and later; yes, including Server 2012 - regardless of whether the Desktop Experience is installed or not.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 21:50

Okay - why .NET Framework 4? Simple - this is a unified (Vista and later) driver; while Windows 8 includes .NET Framework 4 as part of the OS core, neither 7 or Vista do. This version of CCC *requires* .NET Framework 4 or later - hence it's inclusion for OSes earlier than 8.

(NOTE - this same driver also applies to Windows Server 2003R2 and later; yes, including Server 2012 - regardless of whether the Desktop Experience is installed or not.

Yes. I just don't see the point of offering the other driver for 8 since .net 2/3/3.5 aren't installed by default in 8.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:06

Oops, I guess they are installed by default. They weren't in one of the previews so nevermind.

Still, 4 is too so I still don't see the point.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:00

Is this a desktop or Mobility chipset part?

(It's a fair question; Mobility part support has been spotty, as is the case with built-in (to CPU or chipset) GPU support - HD4200 - a chipset-based GPU part common to both notebooks and desktops, was left badly in the lurch, while HD54xx support (this is a Mobility GPU that also shows up in fanless desktop clothes) has been rock-solid for the most part; in fact, it's been supported by every 12.11 beta to date.)

Okay - why .NET Framework 4? Simple - this is a unified (Vista and later) driver; while Windows 8 includes .NET Framework 4 as part of the OS core, neither 7 or Vista do. This version of CCC *requires* .NET Framework 4 or later - hence it's inclusion for OSes earlier than 8.

(NOTE - this same driver also applies to Windows Server 2003R2 and later; yes, including Server 2012 - regardless of whether the Desktop Experience is installed or not.


Nope - it is a desktop chip. It is an OEM chip that is sold through Lenovo, HP etc. along with video card vendors too thus you're dependent upon the OEM to provide the driver rather than the GPU vendor.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:17

Still haven't fixed Photoshop in Windows 8. I'm starting to really despise AMD.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:54

Still haven't fixed Photoshop in Windows 8. I'm starting to really despise AMD.


What version of Photoshop are you using? I'm on CS6 extended 64bit and I haven't noticed anything odd.