AMD Catalyst 12.4 Driver Available for Windows and Linus Platforms

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AMD Catalyst 12.4 driver – What’s New

We have just released AMD Catalyst 12.4 for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and AMD Catalyst LogoLinux platforms. Download here.

Feature highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.4 driver:

Windows XP support for the AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series

  • In addition to Windows 7 and Windows Vista support, Catalyst 12.4 now also introduces Windows XP (64-bit/32-bit) support for the AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series

Super Sampling Anti-Aliasing: Level of Detail (LOD) Image Quality enhancements

  • Supported on the AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series

  • LOD Image quality enhancements for Super Sample Anti-Aliasing and Adaptive Anti-Aliasing through the AMD Catalyst Control Center for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications.

  • Applications must support in game Anti-Aliasing for the feature to work (Forced on Anti-Aliasing through the Catalyst Control Center is not supported for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications)

  • Supported on the AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series• LOD Image quality enhancements for Super Sample Anti-Aliasing and Adaptive Anti-Aliasing through the AMD Catalyst Control Center for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications.

  • Applications must support in game Anti-Aliasing for the feature to work (Forced on Anti-Aliasing through the Catalyst Control Center is not supported for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications)

Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA):  Significant performance enhancements

  • Supported on the AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series, AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series, and AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series

  • MLAA now operates up to 80% faster than previous versions

Texture filtering quality improvements

  • Supported on the AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series

  • Improvements have been made to the texture filtering algorithm (for both DirectX9 and DirectX10/DirectX11 applications) to increase the quality of rendered textures, with no impact to performance

This release of AMD Catalyst Linux introduces support for the following new operating systems

  • Ubuntu 12.04 early look support

  • openSuse 12.1 production support

Resolved issues:

  • Elder Scolls: Skyrim : flickering square corruption is no longer observed.

  • Rage : Vsync is no longer disabled after task switching.

  • Enemy Territory:  Quake Wars : no longer crashes when launched in High Performance Mode.

  • Stalker – Call of Pripyat : flickering is no longer observed in trees with specific Catalyst Control Center settings.

  • Tearing is no longer observed on the third screen in 3×1 and 1×3 Eyefinity configurations.

 

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