With the release of the AMD Catalyst 12.6 Beta driver (“Catalyst”), AMD would
also like to announce that we are moving away from our Monthly Catalyst release
plan. Our goal is to ensure that every Catalyst release delivers a substantial
benefit to our end users; as we have today with the release of the Catalyst
12.6a Beta. We will still continue with the Catalyst naming convention;
Catalyst: Year.Month. You just won’t see a new driver every single month. We are
confident that this will only benefit the end user; you’ll only need to upgrade
to a new Catalyst driver, when it makes sense.
We would also like to announce the introduction of our new
Reporting Form. We made a number of improvements to the older Catalyst Crew
Feedback form, making it more comprehensive, ensuring high quality feedback.
Feedback is very important in every product company’s life, especially in our
fast paced environment. This is not just a check-box for us – we take these
reports very seriously. We will review every report posted here and investigate
every issue encountered. Please use this form whenever you encounter something
Resolved issue highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.6 Beta:
AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800 Tri-CrossFire configurations +
Eyefinity BSOD when launching a DirectX application.
AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800 Eyefinity/Multiple Display
configurations BSOD when using desktop applications.
AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 cards
hang when system goes to sleep.
Tearing on Eyefinity configurations when different display connector
types are used.
Poor Elder Scrolls: Skyrim CrossFire scaling seen in AMD Catalyst 12.4
(back to CrossFire scaling found in AMD Catalyst 12.3).
AMD Catalyst Control Center – intermittently missing Overdrive page.
AMD Catalyst Control Center – missing GPU Activity gauge.
AMD Radeon HD 7900 CrossFire Configuration – system hang after cinematic
in Call of Duty: Black Ops.
Crysis 2 -random system hangs when run in DirectX 9 mode.
Heroes and Generals: Blocky corruption in scenes with smoke effects when
run in DirectX 11 mode.
Disabled HDMI audio when the connected HDTV is powered Off/On.
Feature highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.6 Beta:
Dual Graphics enhancements – new application profiles
Supported Dual Graphics configurations:
AMD Accelerated Processors for Desktop PCs
AMD Radeon HD 7660D (A10-5700)
AMD Radeon HD 7560D (A8-5500)
Notebooks with AMD Accelerated Processors
AMD Radeon HD 7660D (A10-4600)
AMD Radeon HD 7640G (A8-4500M)
AMD Radeon HD 7520G (A6-4400M)
New profiles have been added for the following game titles:
Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
Call of Duty Modern Warfare
Call of Duty Black Ops
Future Catalyst releases will continue to add Dual Graphics support for
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