ATI Catalyst 10.12

AMD released version 10.12 of their ATI video card driver package.

The AMD Catalyst™ software suite 10.12 contains the following:

  • AMD display driver version 8.801
  • HydraVision™ for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Southbridge/IXP Driver
  • AMD Catalyst™ Control Center version 8.801
New Features:
 
  • Support for DivX on the AMD Radeon 6800 Series
  • Support for OpenGL 4.1
  • AMD Stream 2.3 SDK release

Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System:

  • DivX interlaced content no longer intermittently shows corruption.
  • Tom Clancy’s Endwar no longer randomly hangs during game cutscenes.
  • Crossfire no longer gets randomly disabled in some games after task switching.
  • Random black streaks are no longer seen on menus in Metro 2033.
  • Corruption is no longer randomly seen with certain graphical settings in F1 2010.
  • Screen is now rendered correctly in Splinter Cell Conviction with Crossfire enabled.
  • Random tearing is no longer observed when playing back XVID video files on an extended display.
  • Random crashes are no longer observed when playing the Stone Giant DX11 Demo when Crossfire enabled.
  • Random crashes are no longer observed when changing video settings in Supreme Commander 2.
  • Need for Speed Shift no longer displays random corruption during game play if 2 races are played consecutively without exiting the game.
  • WMV playback no longer goes blank occasionally after switching from 32bit to 16bit color.
  • Random mouse cursor corruption is no longer seen
  • The screen is does not intermittently display garbage when running 3dMark06.
  • Dragon Age Origins no longer hangs intermittently during gameplay.
  • Changing resolutions in Starcraft2 with forced AA no longer causes random application crashes.
  • The desktop does not darken occasionally after exiting Eve Online.
  • The desktop does not dim randomly after exiting Mafia II on some Radeon 4890 products.

 View: Release notes
 Download: ATI Catalyst 10.12 driver

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One of the weirdest bugs I've found: point your cursor in the top right end corner of your screen and start making VERY small circle movements. Watch your cursor lag. This makes closing windows very sluggish.

10.11 it is.

Have a 5970. Catalyst control center works just fine. The driver ocassionaly crashes. Might revert to 10.11 unless 10.12 final is near

I gave it a try a couple of days ago and ended up reverting to 10.11.

I hope it gets better in the final version, this being a preview driver and all.

Raiken said,
I gave it a try a couple of days ago and ended up reverting to 10.11.

I hope it gets better in the final version, this being a preview driver and all.


I think the driver is final and WHQL. Only the new Catalyst Control Center is a preview.

this update has had some of the most random issues, i ended up having to revert back to 10.11 just due to the fact that i couldn't watch any flash video, the controls and sound would be fine but the video would only be a green screen

The new drivers - 10.10e onwards REALLY screw up Windows Live 2011 suite - completely messes up the gui. The only drivers that have worked flawlessly are those provided recently via windows update. This is on the Asus 6870, and Win 7 32-bit.
*EDIT* It's something to do with Morphological AA - I turn it off and everything is fine-and-dandy.

one thing i noticed that's slightly annoying with this new 10.12 driver is say after a reboot of the PC after windows is pretty much up and running it seems to go on loading (with noticeable CPU use) for a while on the CCC.exe process and memory use of it is temporarily high to around 40-50MB for a minute or so after windows is basically loaded before it goes back to it's usual lower memory of around 10-15MB and basically no CPU use.

i am on Win7 x64 Home Premium using the "AMD Catalyst 10.12 Preview for Windows 7- Featuring the new Catalyst Control Center" file.

This is the first driver release that I've had issues with. I can't watch YouTube videos because doing so results in green playback. I also can't watch HD videos with Media Player Classic Home Cinema using DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA). As soon as I play HD content, the display driver crashes.

I've been forced to use Catalyst 10.11 for now but I'm hopeful that AMD will fix this with a hotfix or future Catalyst release.

Anaron said,
This is the first driver release that I've had issues with. I can't watch YouTube videos because doing so results in green playback. I also can't watch HD videos with Media Player Classic Home Cinema using DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA). As soon as I play HD content, the display driver crashes.

I've been forced to use Catalyst 10.11 for now but I'm hopeful that AMD will fix this with a hotfix or future Catalyst release.


I upgraded yesterday I haven't any issues with 10.12. I just tried to play HD content with MPCHC and it works fine. DXVA is running and not a single issue.

Try uninstalling, rebooting and then reinstall again.

BTW, the new control panel is good but I don't like how many companies like to "skin" their appliations instead of using windows "normal" controls to make for a streamlined UI.

Anaron said,
This is the first driver release that I've had issues with. I can't watch YouTube videos because doing so results in green playback. I also can't watch HD videos with Media Player Classic Home Cinema using DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA). As soon as I play HD content, the display driver crashes.

I've been forced to use Catalyst 10.11 for now but I'm hopeful that AMD will fix this with a hotfix or future Catalyst release.


i've had this issue as well, it seems to be happening widely but not with everyone, i ended up reverting back to 10.11

Anaron said,
I also can't watch HD videos with Media Player Classic Home Cinema using DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA). As soon as I play HD content, the display driver crashes.

i use 'Pot Player' (basically the new 'The KMPlayer'. (made by original developer of KMPlayer)) and dxva works perfectly fine.

Brando212 said,

i've had this issue as well, it seems to be happening widely but not with everyone, i ended up reverting back to 10.11

DXVA works well for me... 6850 and 1.4.2499.0 build of media player classic home cinema x64.
Maybe you guys are running a POS version from an old codec pack?

What I hate the most is the promotions they added in the package. It's suppose to be a driver package, not a bloated piece of crap. On the other hand, Nvidia drivers are just one install click instead of having to always deselect Lord of Rings Online, W7 transcoding, communications news opt in.

Morisato said,
What I hate the most is the promotions they added in the package. It's suppose to be a driver package, not a bloated piece of crap. On the other hand, Nvidia drivers are just one install click instead of having to always deselect Lord of Rings Online, W7 transcoding, communications news opt in.

Umm, we don't get any of those things you mentioned either. o_O I've been using an ATI card for over a year, and in my time, they've never done anything like that.

MightyJordan said,

Umm, we don't get any of those things you mentioned either. o_O I've been using an ATI card for over a year, and in my time, they've never done anything like that.

Umm what are you downloading because its been like stated above for a quite a while.

MightyJordan said,

Umm, we don't get any of those things you mentioned either. o_O I've been using an ATI card for over a year, and in my time, they've never done anything like that.

I agree, Some people just blind install and then they wonder why they have a LOTR on their desktop. As we live in a world of adevrtising, and advertising makes money. These added applications are here to stay.

YounGMessiah said,

Umm what are you downloading because its been like stated above for a quite a while.

The official Catalyst drivers. I've had an ATI card since September 2009, I've upgraded the drivers every month when they come out, and I have never had any instance of what Morisato mentioned.

Jonessie said,

I agree, Some people just blind install and then they wonder why they have a LOTR on their desktop. As we live in a world of adevrtising, and advertising makes money. These added applications are here to stay.

Well, I do check every windows when I install the drivers, but I always click the Express option, and I still don't get any bloat added on. I installed 10.12 last night, I've checked my desktop, and there is no LOTRO icon, and there are no new entries in the start menu. The closest thing I get to "bloat" in the drivers is a couple of pictures of new games while installing, that aren't intrusive, and you're not forced to look at them, as you can carry on with other tasks while the drivers are installing, so Morisato, and YounGMessiah are talking absolute balls.

Beastage said,
if it isnt broken dont fix, the new UI requires way too many clicks to do same things.

Agreed! ... because while i like it's general interface compared to the older one i do completely agree with you here as you cant basically view the entire page of general settings like you could before and requires more clicking to get to certain options.

but at least on the bright side it's not like we adjust stuff all the time

something doesnt seem right w/ this version. when playing BC2 last night, the screen was incredibly jerky... almost like a seizure. i simply disabled vsync and the issue went away. the game still doesnt seem as smooth as w/ the 10.11 drivers.

when at the main menu of 3dmark11, the text is blurry, and at one point, all the text and buttons on the menu went away. the only way to bring them back was to move my mouse cursor over the menu, almost as if i was painting.