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AMD Catalyst 12.1 WHQL y Catalyst 12.2 Preview drivers

AMD finalmente ha lanzado sus primeros controladores gráficos certificados de este 2012 con los Catalyst 12.1 WHQL, pero también adelanta parte de lo que ofrecerá el próximo mes con los Catalyst 12.2 Preview Drivers. Las novedades de esta entrega hay varios errores corregidos en sistemas Windows y algunas nuevas funcionaldiades para 3D.

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 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  driver includes user interface enhancements to simply adjustment of video color and video quality controls

Resolved Issues for the Windows® 7 Operating System

•    This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst™ 12.1 software suite for Windows® 7. These include:
•    The in-game mouse cursor no longer randomly disappears while playing Alien vs Predator.
•    Enemy Territory – Quake Ware will no longer experience intermittent crashes when in a 3 monitor Eyefinity™ configuration.
•    Water texture is now rendered correctly in Enemy Territory – Quake Wars
•    Dirt 2 does not exhibit stuttering when run in DirectX® 9 mode.
•    Playing Crysis 2 with in Crossfire mode no longer experiences random graphics corruption or game instability.
•    Random corruption and screen flicker is no longer observed while playing Dragon Age 2 with Tri-Crossfire enabled.
•    Lost Planet 2 no longer crashes after game launch when run in Crossfire mode.
•    Lost Planet 2 and Tom Clancy HAWX2 no longer experience random game hangs/black screens when run at high in game settings.
•    Water textures in World of Warcraft running in DirectX® 9 mode no longer appear corrupted.
•    The game “Rage” no longer experiences intermittent hangs when Crossfire is enabled.

Notas de lanzamiento: AQUÍ
Descarga (TechPowerUP!): Windows 7/Vista 32-bit / Windows 7/Vista 64-bit / Windows XP 32-bit / Windows XP 64-bit
Descarga desde AMD: Catalyst 12.1 WHQL

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Catalyst 12.2 Preview Drivers

Junto con estos drivers oficiales, AMD también ha puesto a disposición de quienes quieran probar los Catalyst 12.2 Preview Drivers, estos controladores ofrecen un avance de lo que vendrá en la próxima versión oficial de los controladores gráficos de AMD (Catalyst 12.2 WHQL), que llegarán en Febrero. Lo interesante de este preview es que ofrecen todas las novedades de los controladores oficiales Catalyst 12.1 WHQL, agregando lo siguiente:

– AMD Eyefinity 2.1 technology enhancements
– Additional resolution support: Users can now choose from a larger set of resolutions when running AMD Eyefinity
– Dynamic Configuration Changes: Switching between different display configurations will occur automatically when physically plugging/un-plugging displays
– HydraVision enhancements: The Windows Task bar can now be moved and resized based on users preference
– Profile Manager improvements: Increased support for Display Groups (including 5×1) and Extended configurations within the Profile Manager

Pueden descargar estos controladores preliminares desde AMD.

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NOTA IMPORTANTE: Ambos controladores no incluyen soporte oficial para la Radeon HD 7970, quienes quieran soporte para esta tarjeta deben bajar los controladores “8.921.2 RC11 AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 driver” (disponibles desde el 20/01), los cuales entregan varias mejoras de rendimiento, las que pueden leer en la página de descarga de AMD.

 

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