AMD Catalyst Display Driver 12.4 for Windows XP

April 25, 2012
12-4_xp32_dd_ccc.exe
101.0 MB
Windows XP
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The AMD Catalyst software suite 12.4 contains the following:

  1. AMD display driver version 8.961
  2. HydraVision for Windows Vista and Windows 7
  3. Southbridge/IXP Driver
  4. AMD Catalyst Control Center version 8.961 / AMD Vision Engine Control Center version 8.961

Caution!

The AMD Catalyst Control Center/ AMD Vision Engine Control Center requires that the Microsoft .NET Framework SP1 be installed for Windows XP and Windows Vista. Without .NET SP1 installed, the AMD Catalyst Control Center / AMD Vision Engine Control Center will not launch properly and the user will see an error message.

Notes:

  • When installing the AMD Catalyst driver for Windows operating system, the user must be logged on as Administrator or have Administrator rights to complete the installation of the AMD Catalyst driver.
  • The Catalyst driver requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to be installed.
  • These release notes provide information on the AMD display driver only. For information on the ATI Multimedia Center, HydraVision, HydraVision Basic Edition, Remote Wonder, or the Southbridge/IXP driver, please refer to their respective release notes found at: http://support.amd.com/.
  • AMD Eyefinity technology gives gamers access to high display resolutions. As pixel count grows, the graphics horsepower required to drive the displays at a reasonable frame rate can increase dramatically. Depending on the game and system configuration, users may notice texture corruption and reduced frame rates when running games in multi-monitor Eyefinity modes.
  • Windows Driver Model (WDM) drivers are no longer bundled in the AMD Catalyst software suite. The WDM drivers install bundle can be downloaded independently through the AMD website.

New Features:

  • Windows XP support for the AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
  • In addition to Windows 7 and Windows Vista support, Catalyst 12.4 now also introduces Windows XP (64-bit/32-bit) support for the AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series

Resolved Issues:

Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System

  • Elder Scrolls: Skyrim: no longer hangs on single GPU configurations when used with AMD Catalyst 12.3 CAP1 and later CAP releases
  • Elder Scolls: Skyrim: flickering square corruption is no longer observed.
  • Rage: Vsync is no longer disabled after task switching.
  • Enemy Territory: Quake Wars: no longer crashes when launched in High Performance Mode.
  • Stalker Call of Pripyat: flickering is no longer observed in trees with specific Catalyst Control Center settings.
  • Tom Clancy HAWX 2: no longer crashes on game launch.
  • Windows Media Center: no longer crashes when run in Eyefinity mode and High Performance mode settings.
  • AMD Steady Video: an error message is no longer displayed when enabling AMD Steady Video for the Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 plugin.
  • Duplicating displays no longer generates random corruption.
  • Tearing is no longer observed on the third screen in 3x1 and 1x3 Eyefinity configurations.
  • A system crash is no longer experienced when enabling Crossfire in a 4 display configuration.
  • The advanced video quality settings are now correctly displayed in the Catalyst Control Center.

Resolved Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System

  • The Catalyst Control Center now renders correctly when launched while playing a Bluray disc using WinDVD.
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System

  • Dirt 3: a system hang is no longer experienced when running game at maximum in game settings.
  • Dragon Age 2: visual corruption is no longer observed.

Known Issues:

Known issues under the Windows 7 operating system

  • Blocky video corruption may be observed while using Windows Media Player to playback HD WMV content.
  • The Catalyst Control Center may experience random crashes in specific configurations.
  • A green screen may be triggered when playing back Flash content using Google Chrome and Firefox.
  • The Unigine Tropics demo may experience random crashes when run with shaders=low and Vsync enabled.

Known issues under the Windows Vista operating system

  • Cyberlink PowerDVD may crash when enabling BOB de-interlace mode.

Known issues under the Windows XP operating system

  • The system may fail to resume from sleep/hibernate mode is some configurations.

Product Compatibility:

AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility

  • ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 5400 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4890 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4850 X2 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6600 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4700 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6550D Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4670 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6530D Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4650 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6500 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6500 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6410D Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6370D Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4550 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6310D Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4350 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6300 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 3800 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6200 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 2900 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 2600 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 5600 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 2400 Series

AMD FireStream Product Families

  • AMD FireStream 9350
  • AMD FireStream 9250
  • AMD FireStream 9270
  • AMD FireStream 9170

AMD Chipset Product Families

  • ATI Radeon HD 4290
  • ATI Radeon 3200 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4250
  • ATI Radeon 3100 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4200 Series
  • ATI Radeon 3000 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 3300 Series

AMD Mobility Product Family Compatibility

AMD Catalyst Mobility is a notebook reference graphics driver with limited support for system vendor specific features. When used with Windows Vista or Windows 7, users may have unwanted experiences.

The Installation Verification Software will prevent driver download on certain notebook products. This is to protect against the installing of drivers that may disable features or functionality provided by the system manufacturer. If unwanted experiences occur while using Catalyst Mobility, it is recommended to revert back to the driver provided by your system vendor for your specific platform. Please contact your system vendor for the most recent drivers for your notebook.

AMD Mobility Product Families

  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6900M Series
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6800M Series
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4100 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6300M Series
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3800 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6300 Series
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3600 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6200 Series
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5800 Series
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5700 Series
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3100 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5600 Series
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2700 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Series
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5100 Series
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4800 Series
  • ATI PowerXpress enabled notebooks using AMD chipsets
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4600 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4500 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6620G Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6520G Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6480G Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6380G Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6310G Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6250G Series

The following notebooks are not compatible with this release:

  1. Any notebook launched after this driver release
  2. Switchable Graphics enabled notebooks
  3. Toshiba notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)
  4. Sony VAIO notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)
  5. Panasonic notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)

Compatible Operating Systems:

The latest version of the AMD Catalyst software suite is designed to support the following Microsoft Windows platforms:

  • Windows 7 32-bit version
  • Windows 7 64-bit version
  • Windows Vista 32-bit version
  • Windows Vista 64-bit version
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows XP Home Edition
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition
  • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Alternative drivers to AMD Catalyst Display Driver 12.4 for Windows XP: