AMD releases Catalyst 9.12 driver, hotfix

By Matthew
Dec 17, 2009
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  1. AMD has released its Catalyst 9.12 drivers, bringing DirectCompute 10.1 compatibility to Radeon HD 4700 and 4800-series graphics cards, as well as support for OpenGL 3.2 extensions, performance enhancements and more.

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  2. Puiu

    Puiu TechSpot Booster Posts: 991   +82

    Why a separate hotfix for the rest? Was it too much work to add them to the catalyst drivers?
  3. treeski

    treeski TechSpot Guru Posts: 866   +128

    Not sure entirely, but in the hotfix release notes, it does say:

    "Note! This driver is provided as is and is not supported by AMD. It has not completed full AMD testing, and is only recommended for users experiencing the particular issue described above."
  4. KyBrewer

    KyBrewer Newcomer, in training Posts: 61

    FYI, I loaded the new driver, and my fps in WoW went to the crapper.

    Rolled back the driver, and everything is fine. The updated driver didn't seem to have an effect in Dirt 2, however.
  5. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 604

    What card do you have?
  6. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 917   +26

    The hotfix says "Hotfix that resolves the mouse being enlarged under Windows® 7" but this actually happened to me in Vista lately. Guess I'll download it and try.
  7. KyBrewer

    KyBrewer Newcomer, in training Posts: 61

    5870, running windows 7 64-bit

    And not to say that is definitely what caused it, but it was the only thing that I can think of that had been changed since playing before, and was fine immediately after rolling back the driver and a restart.

    FPS as WoW reported them were typically 60 all the time, and they went to being really inconsistent, in the 30-50 range with the new driver set. The game was noticably choppy. My wife was playing at the same time and has a 5770 with no driver update. She had no problems.
  8. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,847   +64

    do you mean the cursor being enlarged?
  9. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 917   +26

    I guess that's what they meant (I copied and pasted from AMD's site). It'd have been really interesting if the mouse was physically enlarged.
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