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AMD Catalyst 12.6 8.980.0 May 22 BETA W7 Vista
On this page you can download AMD Catalyst 12.6 8.980.0 May 22 BETA W7 Vista.

Version: 12.6 Beta
Publisher: AMD / ATI
Date added: 2012-06-01 16:24:40
File Size: 170 MB
OS Support: Windows 7 and Vista 32/64-bit
License: Freeware
Downloads: 11449 downloads
Software type: Videocards - ATI Catalyst Vista - Win 7



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Download AMD Catalyst 12.6 8.980.0 May 22 Official BETA driver Win Vista 7 32 and 64-bit

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Guru3D.com ImageWith the release of the AMD Catalyst™ 12.6 Beta driver (“Catalyst”), AMD would also like to announce that we are moving away from our Monthly Catalyst release plan. Our goal is to ensure that every Catalyst release delivers a substantial benefit to our end users; as we have today with the release of the Catalyst 12.6a Beta. We will still continue with the Catalyst naming convention; Catalyst: Year. Month. You just won’t see a new driver every single month. We are confident that this will only benefit the end user; you’ll only need to upgrade to a new Catalyst driver, when it makes sense. We have a discussion thread open on these drivers right here.


Resolved issue highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.6 Beta:

  • AMD Radeon™ HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800 Tri-CrossFire™ configurations + Eyefinity BSOD when launching a DirectX application.
  • AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800 Eyefinity/Multiple Display configurations BSOD when using desktop applications.
  • AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 cards hang when system goes to sleep.
  • Tearing on Eyefinity configurations when different display connector types are used.
  • Poor Elder Scrolls: Skyrim CrossFire scaling seen in AMD Catalyst 12.4 (back to CrossFire scaling found in AMD Catalyst 12.3).
  • AMD Catalyst Control Center – intermittently missing Overdrive page.
  • AMD Catalyst Control Center – missing GPU Activity gauge.
  • AMD Radeon HD 7900 CrossFire Configuration – system hang after cinematic in Call of Duty: Black Ops.
  • Crysis 2 -random system hangs when run in DirectX 9 mode.
  • Heroes and Generals: Blocky corruption in scenes with smoke effects when run in DirectX 11 mode.
  • Disabled HDMI audio when the connected HDTV is powered Off/On.

Feature highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.6 Beta:
Dual Graphics enhancements – new application profiles

Supported Dual Graphics configurations:
AMD Accelerated Processors for Desktop PCs

  • AMD Radeon HD 7660D (A10-5700)
  • AMD Radeon HD 7560D (A8-5500
    Notebooks with AMD Accelerated Processors
  • AMD Radeon HD 7660D (A10-4600)
  • AMD Radeon HD 7640G (A8-4500M)
  • AMD Radeon HD 7520G (A6-4400M)
    New profiles have been added for the following game titles:
  • Diablo 3
  • Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
  • StarCraft 2
  • Portal 2
  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare
  • Call of Duty Black Ops
    Future Catalyst releases will continue to add Dual Graphics support for additional titles


Build Info:
DriverVer=05/22/2012, 8.980.0.0000
8.98-120522a-139735E-ATI

We have a discussion thread open on these drivers right here.

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