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 wont see a new driver every single month. We are confident that this will only benefit the end user; youll 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.