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Catalyst 12.8
AMD Catalyst 12.8 WHQL

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Build info:

DriverVer=07/27/2012, 8.982.0.0000

8.982-120727a-144945C-ATI

Catalyst: 12.8

CCC: 2012.0806.1213.19931

D3D: 9.14.10.0924

OGL: 6.14.10.11762

OCL: 10.0.938.2

Sign date: August 11 (Microsoft WHQL)

Feature Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.8: Windows 8 support

AMD’s first logo certified driver for Windows 8 production featuring support for the DirectX® 11.1 and the new WDDM 1.2 driver model:

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.

Support for AMD features

AMD Eyefinity

OpenCL™

OpenGL

UVD

AMD Dual Graphics / AMD CrossFire™ Technology

AMD Overdrive

AMD Catalyst Control Center / Vision Engine Control Center

RESOLVED ISSUES

This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 12.8 software suite.

Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System

Over/underscan settings are correctly restored on system reboot

SolidWorks: Graphical corruption is no longer experienced

Crysis Warhead: No longer crashes when launched in DirectX 10 mode

System no longer hangs when resuming from sleep mode

Audio is no longer disabled if the connected HDTV Is switched off/on

Enabling dual graphics mode with a HD 7000 series product no longer displays green video playback

Call of Duty- Black Ops : No longer hangs when loading a mission in DirectX 9 mode with Crossfire enabled

Shogun 2: Flickering text is no longer experienced

Star Wars – The Old Republic: In game cinematics no longer experience flicker when using the arrow keys

Dirt Showdown: 8-Ball track no longer hangs with AMD Crossfire functionality enabled

Max Payne 3: A black screen is no longer observed when launching game in DirectX 11 mode with AMD Crossfire functionality enabled

Max Payne 3: Applying in game settings no longer causes the game to crash

Resolved Issues for the Windows 8 Operating System (These issues were found in the Catalyst driver for the Windows 8 Preview)

Video playback using the Metro video player no longer shows green corruption

Deus Ex - Human Revolution: Graphics corruption is no longer experienced during in game cinematics with AMD Crossfire functionality enabled

Battlefield 3: game no longer crashes when AMD Crossfire functionality is enabled

Need for Speed – The Run: game no longer crashes to the desktop

Blocky video corruption no longer seen when using VLC

System no longer hangs when using PowerDVD

Green video corruption is no longer seen when using various video players

Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System

QQ Dancer: A black screen is no longer randomly experienced

KNOWN ISSUES

The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced with the AMD Catalyst 12.8 software suite.

Known issues under the Windows 7 operating system

Max Payne 3: Lights may flicker when run in Direct X 11 mode in a triple AMD Crossfire configuration

F1 2011: Vehicle textures may flicker when graphics profile is set to low

Enemy Territory Quake Wars: Poor performance may be experienced with AMD Crossfire technology enabled

Rage: Poor performance may be experienced with AMD Crossfire technology enabled

Known issues under the Windows 8 operating system

Blocky corruption may be experienced when playing back Flash video content

De-interlacing settings may not be applied to interlaced content when using MPC-HC and PowerDVD

Civilization V: game may crash when run in DirectX 9 mode

Total War – Shogun 2: game may experience random crashes

Rage: game may experience random crashes

Known issues under the Windows XP operating system

Diablo 3/Starcraft 2/World of Warcraft: Performance may be affected when run in windowed mode

AMD Catalyst 12.8 Vista/7/8 »32-bit

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AMD Catalyst 12.8 XP »32-bit

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