The AMD Catalyst software suite 12.4 contains the following:
AMD display driver version 8.961
HydraVision for Windows Vista and Windows 7
AMD Catalyst Control Center version 8.961 / AMD Vision Engine Control Center version 8.961
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
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:
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.
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 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 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.
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
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:
Any notebook launched after this driver release
Switchable Graphics enabled notebooks
Toshiba notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support
for these notebooks)
Sony VAIO notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support
for these notebooks)
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
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