Tuesday, 14 December 2010 14:20

AMD rolls out Catalyst 10.12 driver

Written by Slobodan Simic
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Gets a new Catalyst Control Centre

AMD has released its newest version of the Catalyst driver, the Catalyst 10.12. The driver will be available as a preview for early testing and as a full version. The new version, at least the preview one, brings couple of major updates including the new Catalyst Control Centre, something that has been rumoured for quite some time.

The new CCC is now resizable, has a built-in search and features a new design. AMD has also announced the Catalyst Application Profile, or simply CAP. The CAP are going to be weekly updates that should give additional performance improvements for applications and games. As far as the driver goes, the new Catalyst 10.12 includes support for DivX on AMD Radeon HD 6800 series CARDS, which means that with this driver and the DivX accelerated solutions, you can expect A lower CPU load, extended battery life etc.

The new driver also brings support for OpenGL 4.1 including the new features introduced in OpenGL 4.1 and the new ARB extensions introduced with OpenGL 4.1, as well as the AMD Stream 2.3 SDK release. 

You can find it and download it here.

Last modified on Tuesday, 14 December 2010 15:08
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+19 #1 Super XP 2010-12-14 15:44
I installed the new drivers yesterday night, interesting new interface, looking forward to playing with it late today.

Oh, and by the way there's no issues with these new Drivers, GOOD JOB AMD!!!!!
 
 
+11 #2 Nerdmaster 2010-12-14 15:52
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AMD has also announced the Catalyst Application Profile, or simply CAP. The CAP are going to be weekly updates that should give additional performance improvements for applications and games.

Finally. Looks like they did perfect job.
 
 
-26 #3 ivansoze 2010-12-14 16:19
noticed it's more than 2x bigger than 10.11..OMG, TDP must be huge!!! ;)
 
 
-12 #4 B0GiE-uk- 2010-12-14 17:44
Lots of problems with the new drivers apparently.
I'll stay on 10.10e which are rock solid for my HD5870.
 
 
+3 #5 Nerdmaster 2010-12-14 18:06
Quoting B0GiE-uk-:
Lots of problems with the new drivers apparently.
I'll stay on 10.10e which are rock solid for my HD5870.


Most will be resolved with the next release. The drivers were rushed to make it at cayman release.
 
 
-3 #6 nele 2010-12-14 18:10
Quoting Nerdmaster:
Quoting B0GiE-uk-:
Lots of problems with the new drivers apparently.
I'll stay on 10.10e which are rock solid for my HD5870.


Most will be resolved with the next release. The drivers were rushed to make it at cayman release.











Hm, Cayman is already a few weeks behind schedule so I'm really not convinced they were 'rushed'...

Our reviewers had some issues with tessellation performance in certain tests.
 
 
-3 #7 Bobington 2010-12-14 21:33
They finally fixed the cursor bug and it only took them 2 years.

Too f'ing late.
 
 
-1 #8 comfynumb 2010-12-15 00:20
Anyone having issues with playing bfbc2 with these new drivers? I have alot of crash to desktop and a couple freezes.... w/ hd4850. I didnt not experience this with previous drivers.
 
 
+3 #9 ivansoze 2010-12-15 01:39
Quoting comfynumb:
Anyone having issues with playing bfbc2 with these new drivers? I have alot of crash to desktop and a couple freezes.... w/ hd4850. I didnt not experience this with previous drivers.


Am gonna try with my 5870, will let ya know...come on, vote me down, quick!!!!!!
 
 
+1 #10 Cartman 2010-12-15 13:13
Why didnt Fudzilla use 10.12 4 HD 6970?
 

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