This is the latest AMD Catalyst Package from the 8.96 branch with a build date of February 28th. There's no further information available just yet. Please consider and treat this driver as a beta.
Driver Packaging Version: 8.96-120228m-134331E-ATI
2D Driver Version: 8.01.01.1243
Direct3D Version: 7.14.10.0903
OpenGL Version: 126.96.36.19916
Catalyst Control Center Version: 2012.0228.2021.36392
You can discuss the drivers here.
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