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AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite Version 12.

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Last Updated 3/7/2 12 Arti!le "u#$er GPU-155

This article provides information on the latest posting of AMD’s software suite, AMD Catalyst™ 12 2 This particu suite updates the AMD display driver and the AMD Catalyst Control Center ! AMD "ision #ngine Control Center driver has $een updated to provide enhanced level of power, performance, and relia$ility AMD Vision Engine Control Center Package Content The AMD Catalyst software suite 12 2 contains the following%

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AMD display driver version & '( )ydra"ision™ for *indows+ "ista+ and *indows , -outh$ridge!./0 Driver AMD Catalyst Control Center version & '( ! AMD "ision #ngine Control Center version & '(

Important ! Caution !

The AMD display driver and the AMD Catalyst Control Center ! AMD "ision #ngine Control Center can $e

independently of each other )owever, for sta$ility and performance AMD recommends that $oth compo updated from the same AMD Catalyst release

The AMD Catalyst Control Center ! AMD "ision #ngine Control Center re1uires that the Microsoft 2#T 3ramewor installed for *indows /0 and *indows "ista *ithout 2#T -01 installed, the AMD Catalyst Control Center ! AMD #ngine Control Center will not launch properly and the user will see an error message Notes.

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*hen installing the AMD Catalyst driver for *indows operating system, the user must $e logged on as A

or have Administrator rights to complete the installation of the AMD Catalyst driver The Catalyst driver re1uires *indows , -ervice 0ac4 1 to $e installed These release notes provide information on the AMD display driver only 3or information on the AT. Mult

Center™, )ydra"ision, )ydra"ision 5asic #dition, 6emote *onder™, or the -outh$ridge!./0 driver, plea their respective release notes found at: http%!!support amd com! AMD #yefinity™ technology gives gamers access to high display resolutions As pi7el count grows, the g

horsepower re1uired to drive the displays at a reasona$le frame rate can increase dramatically Depend game and system configuration, users may notice te7ture corruption and reduced frame rates when run in multi8monitor #yefinity modes

*indows Driver Model 9*DM: drivers are no longer $undled in the AMD Catalyst software suite The *D install $undle can $e downloaded independently through the AMD we$site

AMD Product Compatibility The AMD Catalyst driver is compati$le with the following AMD products AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility AMD 6adeon™ )D ,';; -eries AMD 6adeon )D ,,;; -eries AMD 6adeon )D ,=;; -eries AMD 6adeon )D >';; -eries AMD 6adeon )D >&;; -eries AMD 6adeon )D >>;; -eries AMD 6adeon )D >((;D -eries AMD 6adeon )D >(=;D -eries AMD 6adeon )D >(;; -eries AMD 6adeon )D ><1;D -eries AMD 6adeon )D >=,;D -eries AMD 6adeon )D >=1;D -eries AMD 6adeon )D >=;; -eries AMD 6adeon )D >2;; -eries AT. 6adeon )D (';; -eries AT. 6adeon )D (&;; -eries AT. 6adeon )D (,;; -eries AT. 6adeon )D (>;; -eries AT. 6adeon )D ((;; -eries AT. 6adeon )D (<;; -eries AT. 6adeon )D <&'; -eries AT. 6adeon )D <&,; /2 -eries AT. 6adeon )D <&(; /2 -eries AT. 6adeon )D <&;; -eries AT. 6adeon )D <,;; -eries AT. 6adeon )D <>,; -eries AT. 6adeon )D <>(; -eries AMD 6adeon )D >(;; -eries AT. 6adeon )D <>;; -eries AT. 6adeon )D <((; -eries AT. 6adeon )D <=(; -eries AT. 6adeon )D =&;; -eries AT. 6adeon )D =>;; -eries AT. 6adeon )D =<;; -eries AT. 6adeon )D 2';; -eries AT. 6adeon )D 2>;; -eries AT. 6adeon )D 2<;; -eries

AMD Fire tream! Product Families AMD 3ire-tream™ '=(; AMD 3ire-tream '2,; AMD 3ire-tream '2(; AMD 3ire-tream '1,;

AMD C"ipset Product Families AMD 6adeon™ )D <2'; AMD 6adeon )D <2(; AMD 6adeon )D <2;; -eries AMD 6adeon )D ==;; -eries AMD Mobility Product Family Compatibility AMD 6adeon =2;; -eries AMD 6adeon =1;; -eries AMD 6adeon =;;; -eries

AMD Catalyst Mo$ility is a note$oo4 reference graphics driver with limited support for system vendor specific fea used with *indows "ista or *indows ,, users may have unwanted e7periences

The .nstallation "erification -oftware is designed to prevent driver download on certain note$oo4 products This

against the installing of drivers that may disa$le features or functionality provided $y the system manufacturer e7periences occur while using AMD Catalyst Mo$ility, it is recommended to revert $ac4 to the driver provided $y system vendor for your specific platform 0lease contact your system vendor for the most recent drivers for you AMD Mobility #adeon! Product Families AMD Mo$ility 6adeon™ )D >';;M -eries AMD Mo$ility 6adeon )D >&;;M -eries AMD Mo$ility 6adeon )D >=;;M -eries AMD Mo$ility 6adeon )D >=;; -eries AMD Mo$ility 6adeon )D >2;; -eries AMD Mo$ility 6adeon )D (&;; -eries AMD Mo$ility 6adeon )D (,;; -eries AMD Mo$ility 6adeon™ )D (>;; -eries AMD Mo$ility 6adeon )D (<;; -eries AMD Mo$ility 6adeon )D (1;; -eries AMD Mo$ility 6adeon )D <&;; -eries AMD Mo$ility 6adeon )D <>;; -eries AMD Mo$ility 6adeon )D <(;; -eries AMD 6adeon )D >>2;? -eries AMD 6adeon )D >(2;? -eries AMD 6adeon )D ><&;? -eries AMD 6adeon )D >=&;? -eries AMD 6adeon )D >=1;? -eries AMD 6adeon )D >2(;? -eries AMD Mo$ility 6adeon )D <2;; -eries AMD Mo$ility 6adeon )D <1;; -eries AMD Mo$ility 6adeon )D =&;; -eries AMD Mo$ility 6adeon )D =>;; -eries AMD Mo$ility 6adeon )D =<;; -eries AMD Mo$ility 6adeon )D =2;; -eries AMD Mo$ility 6adeon )D =1;; -eries AMD Mo$ility 6adeon )D 2,;; -eries AMD Mo$ility 6adeon )D 2>;; -eries AMD Mo$ility 6adeon )D 2<;; -eries AMD 0ower/press™ ena$led note$oo4s using AMD chipsets

The following note$oo4s are not compatible with this release% • Any note$oo4 launched after this driver release • $itc"able %rap"ics enabled notebooks • Toshi$a note$oo4s 9please contact the note$oo4 @#M for driver support for these

note$oo4s: -ony "A.@ note$oo4s 9please contact the note$oo4 @#M for driver support for these note$oo4s:

0anasonic note$oo4s 9please contact the note$oo4 @#M for driver support for these note$oo4s:

Compatible &perating

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The latest version of the AMD Catalyst software suite is designed to support the following Microsoft *indows pla

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*indows *indows *indows *indows *indows *indows

, =28$it version , ><8$it version "ista =28$it version "ista ><8$it version /0 0rofessional /0 )ome #dition

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*indows /0 Media Center #dition *indows /0 0rofessional 7>< #dition

'ig"lig"ts o( t"e AMD Catalyst )*.* +indo$s release includes, NE+ FEA-.#E

+indo$s / and +indo$s Vista support (or t"e AMD #adeon 'D /011 eries and AMD #adeon 'D //1 • #na$les support for *indows , ><8$it!=28$it and *indows "ista ><8$it!=28$it • *indows /0 support will $e made availa$le in AMD Catalyst 12 < IMP#&VEMENuper ampling Anti2Aliasing is no$ a3ailable (or Direct45 )1 and Direct4 )) applications -upported on the AMD 6adeon )D ,';; and AMD 6adeon )D ,,;; -eries Asers can now ena$le -uper -ample Anti8Aliasing and Adaptive Anti8Aliasing through the AMD Catalyst

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Center for Direct/ 1; and Direct/ 11 applications Applications must support in game Anti8Aliasing for the feature to wor4 93orced on Anti8Aliasing through Control Center is not supported for Direct/ 1; and Direct/ 11 applications:

AMD Eye(inity *.) tec"nology en"ancements • Custom resolutions B users can now choose from a much larger set of display resolutions for their AMD

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configurations Dynamic Configuration Changes% -witching $etween different display configurations 9when physically p

plugging displays: will occur automatically $y loading the appropriate profile )ydra"ision enhancements% The *indows Tas4 $ar can now $e moved and resiCed $ased on users pref 0rofile Manager improvements% Asers can now create multiple Display profiles, ena$ling users to seaml $etween various AMD #yefinity and Display Configurations

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#esol3ed Issues (or t"e +indo$s / &perating

This section provides information on resolved 4nown issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 12 2 softw *indows , These include%

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6andom te7ture flic4ering is no longer e7perienced when playing Tom Clancy )A*/ with Crossfire™ and

ena$led 6andom te7ture flic4ering is no longer e7perienced when playing Call of Duty B Modern *arfare = in a T

setup 6andom te7ture flic4ering is no longer e7perienced when playing Dragon Age 2 with Crossfire and "sync -4ipping the in8game cinematics when running Dragon Age 2 in Direct/ 11 mode no longer causes rand

stuttering The 5attleforge Direct/ 1; ; $enchmar4 no longer e7periences intermittent crashes when run in Tri8Cro 6andom flic4ering is no longer o$served when playing 5attlefield B 5ad Company 2 in Direct/ 11 mode 0laying $ac4 h 2>< interlaced 5lu6ay content no longer displays intermittent green flashing The system no longer e7periences random hangs when playing $ac4 5lu6ay =D content in Duplicate mo -tarcraft .. no longer e7periences random system crashes when e7iting a campaign in certain Crossfire configurations 5atman B Ar4am City no longer e7periences intermittent system crashes when run in Direct/ 11 mode Changing Crossfire settings no longer causes a random system crash

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A system crash is no longer e7perienced when playing 6age with Crossfire ena$led Crysis *arhead and 5attlefield B 5ad Company .. no longer e7perience random crashes in certain Cross

configurations 0lay$ac4 of 5lu6ay =D content now correctly uses hardware acceleration 6andom te7ture corruption is no longer displayed when playing Dirt ... in Direct/ 11 mode and with ani filtering applied

#esol3ed Issues (or t"e +indo$s / &perating

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This section provides information on resolved 4nown issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 12 2 software su *indows , These include%

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*indows Aero options are availa$le after installing the driver 5ac4ground te7tures in *orld of *arcraft Cataclysm no longer e7perience random flic4ering in some Cro #yefinity configurations

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7no$n issues under t"e +indo$s / operating system

The following section provides a summary of open issues that may $e e7perienced under the *indows , operati the latest version of AMD Catalyst These include%

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Alan *a4e 8 #na$ling Crossfire/ can cause corruptions or hangs This issue will $e fi7ed in AMD Catalyst #lder -crolls 8 .mage corruption can $e $e seen with Anti8Aliasing ena$led on speciic AMD graphics hard

issue will $e fi7ed in AMD Catalyst 12 = "sync may $e disa$led after tas4 switching when playing 6age A $lac4 screen may $e displayed when running CiviliCation " in certain #yefinity configurations 0laying 3ar Cry 2 at high in game settings may generate a system hang 0oor performance may $e e7perience when playing Dirt = in Direct/ 11 mode at low resolutions with Cro ena$led

7no$n issues under t"e +indo$s 4P operating system

The following section provides a summary of open issues that may $e e7perienced under the *indows /0 opera in the latest version of AMD Catalyst These include%

The system may hand when playing Dirt = at ma7imum in8game settings o(t$are Dri3er

Installing t"e AMD Catalyst

3or further information and general help on software driver installation, game issues, and more, visit AMD Custo .nstallation information can $e found at% )ow to .nstall Dour AMD 0roduct AMD Catalyst Cre$ Dri3er Feedback This driver release incorporates suggestions received through the AMD Catalyst Crew Driver 3eed$ac4 program us with your feed$ac4, visit Catalyst Crew Driver 3eed$ac4

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