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Catalyst 12.10

Liberada a versão 12.10 do pacote de drivers Catalyst com suporte as placas de vídeo da AMD.

Abaixo detalhes do Catalyst 12.10, que traz como destaque o certificado da Microsoft com suporte Windows 8 que será lançado oficialmente essa semana. Abaixo as principais características da versão 12.10

  • Target-Independent Rasterization (TIR):  TIR is a new rendering path that enables superior anti-aliasing in Direct3D driver applications
  • Native Stereo 3D Support:   Windows 8 natively supports stereoscopic 3D gaming and videos via compatible applications
  • Unified Video API:  Video playback has been integrated into the DirectX® 11 API, enabling simultaneous video and gaming content.  Transcoding performance may also be improved for supporting applications.
  • Optimized screen rotation for rotation aware devices
  • Improved sleep/resume performance
  • Optimized GPU power consumption
  • Major technologies / features also supported under Windows 8:

            - AMD Eyefinity technology
            - OpenCL™
            - OpenGL
            - Unified Video Decoder (UVD)
            - AMD Dual Graphics
            - AMD CrossFire technology
            - AMD Overdrive
            - AMD Catalyst Control Center

Vision Engine Control Center

Características do Catalyst 12.10 CAP1:

  • Crysis 2:   Resolves performance issues seen in CrossFire mode
  • Darksiders 2:  Resolves screen flickering seen in CrossFire mode
  • Max Payne 3:  Resolves Menu flickering when Anti-Aliasing is enabled through the Catalyst Control Center
  • FIFA 13:  Improves CrossFire performance, and improve single GPU performance
  • Project C.A.R.S.:  Resolves screen flickering seen in CrossFire mode
  • Natural Selection 2 - Resolves Menu flickering when Anti-Aliasing is enabled through the Catalyst Control Center

Resolved issue highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 12.10  (from AMD Catalyst 12.8)
  • Tri and Quad CrossFire + Eyefinity configurations – Users will no longer see lower than expected performance in certain DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications
  • FireFox – corruption is no longer observed on CrossFire configurations
  • Enabling Overdrive settings no longer increases clocks in all power states
  • AMD Video Converter support is available in AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta Windows 7 and Windows Vista packages
  • Resolves the system delay observed when opening the Windows Audio system tray on Multi-GPU configurations to configure HDMI Audio settings

Feature Highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 12.10 Linux Driver:  New OS Support
This release of AMD Catalyst™ Linux introduces support for the following new operating systems
  • Ubuntu 12.10 early look support
  • RHEL 6.3 production support

Além da versão 12.10, a AMD também liberou a versão 12.11 BETA, que traz ganho de desempenho considerável em diversos games, como é possível conferir abaixo nos detalhes:

AMD Catalyst™ 12.11 Beta:
More Performance on the World’s Most Popular Games 

For more advanced users, we are also making the AMD Catalyst™ 12.11 Beta available today. This driver introduces significant performance improvements for many games across ALL 28nm AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series products: HD 7700, HD 7800 and HD 7900.

Check out our blog posting on Catalyst 12.11 Beta for more information.

Highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 12.11 Beta 8:

  • Includes single GPU performance updates for Far Cry 3
  • Improves CrossFire scaling for Planetside 2 (CrossFire scaling is still limited to ~30% at 2560x1600)
  • Improves performance up to 5% in Max Payne 3
  • Resolves the Skyrim lighting issue (missing a lighting pass) for the AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
  • Resolves the hang encountered playing Dishonored on the AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta 8 for Linux includes significant performance improvements for Left for Dead 2