AMD Catalyst Software Suite Version 12.1 Released
This morning my computer told me about an update for the AMD Catalyst Software Suite – taking it to version 12.1.
This is what is included in this update:
AMD HD3D technology support enhancement
- Enables support for AMD HD3D technology in conjunction with AMD CrossFireX configurations
- Delivers a new Stereo 3D mode over HDMI 1.4a connections – 1080p at 30Hz is now enabled on supported displays
AMD Catalyst™ Control Center / Vision Engine Control Center enhancements – Application Profiles
- AMD Catalyst™ 12.1 Preview driver enables users to create per application profiles to individually control 3D and CrossFireX settings for Direct3D applications
- Please be sure to select the “Restore Factory Defaults” option under the Catalyst™ Control Center Preferences menu before using the new application profiles feature – this ensures there are no compatibility issues between previous drivers and the new AMD Catalyst™ 12.1 Preview driver with regards to application profiles
AMD Catalyst™ Control Center / Vision Engine Control Center enhancements – Video UI improvements
- AMD Catalyst™ 12.1 Preview driver includes user interface enhancements to simply adjustment of video color and video quality controls
Resolved Issues for the Windows® 7 Operating System
- This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst™ 12.1 software suite for Windows® 7. These include:
- The in-game mouse cursor no longer randomly disappears while playing Alien vs Predator.
- Enemy Territory – Quake Ware will no longer experience intermittent crashes when in a 3 monitor Eyefinity™ configuration.
- Water texture is now rendered correctly in Enemy Territory – Quake Wars
- Dirt 2 does not exhibit stuttering when run in DirectX® 9 mode.
- Playing Crysis 2 with in Crossfire mode no longer experiences random graphics corruption or game instability.
- Random corruption and screen flicker is no longer observed while playing Dragon Age 2 with Tri-Crossfire enabled.
- Lost Planet 2 no longer crashes after game launch when run in Crossfire mode.
- Lost Planet 2 and Tom Clancy HAWX2 no longer experience random game hangs/black screens when run at high in game settings.
- Water textures in World of Warcraft running in DirectX® 9 mode no longer appear corrupted.
- The game “Rage” no longer experiences intermittent hangs when Crossfire is enabled.
Resolved Issues for the Windows® Vista Operating System
- This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst™ 12.1 software suite for Windows® Vista. These include:
- Ejecting the disc during Blu-Ray/DVD playback using WinDVD no longer causes the system to crash.
- 3D content playback using PowerDVD now correctly used hardware acceleration.
- Poor performance is no longer randomly experience when playing World of Warcraft, Metro 2033 and Starcraft II at high in-game settings.
- Medal of Honor now correctly displays all in game settings.
Known issues under the Windows® 7 operating system
The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows® 7 operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst™. These include:
- Call of Duty 4 may experience corruption when run in DirectX® 9 mode and the Edge Detect filter is enabled.
- Portal 2 may generate a black screen when launched in 3D stereo mode.
- The Morphological filter settings may be missing in the Vision Control Center.
- Civilization V may experience random game crashes.
- Forced Anti-Aliasing may not be available when playing Enemy Territory – Quake Wars.
- Call of Duty – Black Ops may experience a crash when run in Crossfire mode.
- Battlefield 3 may crash when run at ultra settings.
- Vsync may be disabled after task switching when playing Rage.
- Launching Rage with Crossfire enabled may cause the application to hang.
- Random flickering may be observed while playing Battlefield- Bad Company 2.
- Saints Row III may hang randomly during gameplay.
- Dragons Age 2 may experience random flickering when run in Tri Crossfire mode with Vsync enabled or when run in DirectX® 9 mode.
- Call of Duty – Modern Warfare 3 may experience flickering when run in Tri Crossfire mode.
For the complete list of updates, fixes and changes, click here.