AMD Catalyst Display Driver 12.9 Beta for Windows Vista/7/8

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Date: September 26, 2012
File Size: 178.0 MB
OS Support: Windows Vista / 7 / 8
Downloads: 616

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This release of AMD Catalyst™ 12.9 Beta driver includes a number of feature highlights and resolved issues.

Feature Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta: AMD Catalyst Mobility support for AMD Enduro Technology

AMD Catalyst Mobility now includes support for AMD Enduro Technology.

  • AMD Enduro Technology for Notebooks delivers:
  • Long lasting battery life
  • GPU accelerated performance for gaming, video, and compute apps
  • A Seamless and automatic experience

New features found in Catalyst 12.9 Beta:

  • Re-designed Catalyst Control Center user interface
    • View all profiled applications
    • View recently run applications
    • Profile applications based on power source
  • Expert mode control and customization
    • Performance centric AC
    • Battery centric DC

Performance highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 12.9 Beta (versus AMD Catalyst 12.8)

  • Up to 10% in Lost Planet 2 in single GPU configurations

Feature Highlights of AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta Linux® Driver: New OS Support

This release of AMD Catalyst Linux introduces support for the following new operating systems.

  • Ubuntu 12.10 early look support
  • RHEL 6.3 production support

Resolved issue highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta driver

  • Tri and Quad CrossFire+ Eyefinity configurations – Certain DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications lower than expected performance
  • FireFox – corruption observed in CrossFire configurations
  • Enabling Overdrive settings increased clocks in all power states
  • Availability of AMD Video Converter support in AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta Windows 7 and Windows Vista packages

For detailed instructions on how to install the drivers, please refer to:

  • Article GPU-33 for a Windows 7 based system
  • Article GPU-1 for a Windows Vista based system
  • Article GPU-2 for a Windows XP

Note: This Driver is provided “AS IS” and under the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement provided therewith.

Supported Products:

  • AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 7000M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6000M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series

Note: Before proceeding with your driver installation we suggest you make sure you are installing the latest version available and for the appropriate model/revision and Operating System. We strongly suggest following 'readme' instructions for installing drivers when available. Often restarting your system will be necessary for the new driver to become active and start functioning properly.

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