AMD would like to share a preview of AMD's 12.1 Catalyst driver. Not only does this driver raises the bar on performance and fixes a few issues, but it also introduces quite a few new features, as well as UI enhancements. You'll find the list of changes below.
AMD HD3D technology support enhancement
· Enables support for AMD HD3D technology in conjunction with AMD CrossFireX configurations
· Delivers a new Stereo 3D mode over HDMI 1.4a connections - 1080p at 30Hz is now enabled on supported displays.
AMD Catalyst Control Center / Vision Engine Control Center enhancements – Application Profiles
· AMD Catalyst 12.1 Preview driver enables users to create per application profiles to individually control 3D and CrossFireX settings for Direct3D applications
· Please be sure to select the “Restore Factory Defaults” option under the Catalyst Control Center Preferences menu before using the new application profiles feature – this ensures there are no compatibility issues between previous drivers and the new AMD Catalyst 12.1 Preview driver with regards to application profiles
AMD Catalyst Control Center / Vision Engine Control Center enhancements – Video UI improvements
· AMD Catalyst 12.1 Preview driver includes user interface enhancements to simply adjustment of video color and video quality controls
Performance highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 12.1 Preview driver (in addition to the AMD Catalyst 11.11c performance driver)
· Improves performance (10%) in Elder Scrolls: Skyrim when Multi-Sample Anti-Aliasing is enabled on the AMD Radeon™ HD 6900 Series for single GPU and AMD CrossFireX configurations _________________ CPU:i7 930 @ 4.2 HSF:Thermaltake Water2.0 Extreme Mobo:P6X58D-E Memory:GSkill 6G @2000 Graphics:SLI MSI N460GTX Hawk Monitor:LG W2753VOS:Win7 Pro 64Case:Corsair 500R
The AMD Catalyst™ 12.1a Preview driver includes all of the features found in AMD Catalyst™ 12.1 Preview.
Additional changes for upcoming update of Rage
Resolves some new texture corruption issues introduced by the latest version of the game
Improved performance ~5%
Smoother game play and reduces multicore sync points
Fixed mapbuffer failures when switching maps on 32-bit systems.
Fixed a game crash when switching maps back and forth on 32 and 64bit system _________________ CPU:i7 930 @ 4.2 HSF:Thermaltake Water2.0 Extreme Mobo:P6X58D-E Memory:GSkill 6G @2000 Graphics:SLI MSI N460GTX Hawk Monitor:LG W2753VOS:Win7 Pro 64Case:Corsair 500R
and as i went to pick what OS i had it had window 8 32/64 bit in the selection.. WTF _________________ Thermaltake Kandalf LCS
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