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