ATI Catalyst 9.12 Released!

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Lifer
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http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx


Performance Improvements

The following performance gains are noticed with this release of Catalyst™ 9.12:

3DMark Vantage – overall performance improves as much as 9% on ATI Radeon HD
5800 and ATI Radeon HD 5700 series products. GT1 – Jane Nash performance
improves as much as 15% and FT4 – GPU Cloth improves up to 15%
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. – Call of Pripyat – Performance improves as much as 6% on single
card configurations

Resolved Issues for All Windows Operating Systems

This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
Software Suite for Windows. These include:

Confirmation dialog box is now displayed when extending the display through
Catalyst Control Center

Catalyst Control Center: all supported resolutions are now displayed in the
Desktop Properties panel

A confirmation dialog is now displayed when setting up an Eyefinity group

Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System

This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
Software Suite for Windows 7. These include:

Sound output from Display Port audio is now heard with extended mode configurations with VGA or DVI panels
Cyblerlink PowerDVD 9: setting the "Allow PowerDVD to automatically disable
Windows Aero to optimize Blu‐Ray playback" no longer causes the system to become unresponsive during Blu‐ray playback
Cyberlink PowerDVD: Blu‐ray playback video no longer fails to render when swapping primary displays in a multi‐monitor configuration
Corruption no longer observed with some DX9 applications when Anti‐Alias 8x is enabled.
WinDVD10: Blu‐ray playback will now start and does not require the application has been minimized and restored
Resident Evil 5 Japanese version is now supported
Playing back Blu‐Ray content on some system with 120 Hz display no longer results in black screen playback
Changing desktop resolution no longer causes the Operating System to stop responding when real‐time protection is enabled in Microsoft Security Essentials
Resolved: IL2 ‐ Sturmovik Forgotten Battles game may stop responding or not free up system resources
Resolved intermittently system instability when hot unplugging a HDMI display


Resolved Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System

This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
Software Suite for Windows Vista. These include:

Video artifacts no longer occur when playing two or more SD video files with hardware accelerated Adobe Flash player
WinDVD 8 no longer stops responding when resuming from sleep or hibernate

Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System

This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
Software Suite for Windows XP. These include:

Tom Clancy's HAWX: VPU recover no longer occurs in some CrossFire
configurations

In some Clone Mode configuration with Windows XP, stretched desktop is now
functional
http://www2.ati.com/relnotes/Catalyst_912_release_notes.pdf (Release notes download link)
 
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I thought everyone was saying the new drivers gave games like Crysis and Far Cry performance improvements?
Are they imagining things?

From release notes.....

Performance Improvements
The following performance gains are noticed with this release of Catalyst™ 9.12:
3DMark Vantage – overall performance improves as much as 9% on ATI Radeon HD
5800 and ATI Radeon HD 5700 series products. GT1 – Jane Nash performance
improves as much as 15% and FT4 – GPU Cloth improves up to 15%
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. – Call of Pripyat – Performance improves as much as 6% on single
card configurations
 

ChorniyVolk

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So I'll ask in here because the actual thread became a clusterfuck of retardedness with that AZN guy.

Does an overclocked 5850 performing close to a 5870 say nothing, or are the 5870s really lagging behind in performance?
 

SunnyD

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So I'll ask in here because the actual thread became a clusterfuck of retardedness with that AZN guy.

Does an overclocked 5850 performing close to a 5870 say nothing, or are the 5870s really lagging behind in performance?
Yes, do that... because that question really belongs in this thread rather than the thread it's supposed to be in regardless of "retardedness". :rolleyes:
 

ChorniyVolk

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Actually, it's related because one of the likely culprits was drivers not using the full potential of the card, and this being a thread about new drivers, it seemed appropriate.
 

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9.12s running fine on my Win7 x64,I did not bother with the 9.12 Hotfix since I don't have any of those games listed plus it says,


Note! This driver is provided as is and is not supported by AMD. It has not completed full AMD testing, and is only recommended for users experiencing the particular issue described above.
 

hans030390

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I have some benchmark results comparing 9.11 and 9.12 (from ATI's website). To summarize the results, there's some increase in 3DMark Vantage. Nothing else worth mentioning. Actually, Furmark results are a good bit lower. I know that this isn't extensive testing by any means, but still worth a look:

Radeon 5770 - 9.11 vs 9.12 Drivers (Stock)

9.11 Driver:

3DMark Vantage - High preset:

GPU Score - 5557
Primary GPU test 1 - 16.72FPS
Primary GPU test 2 - 15.82FPS
GPU test 1 - 928.19 GTEXELS
GPU test 2 - 3.8 GPIXELS
GPU test 3 - 29.74FPS
GPU test 4 - 23.25FPS
GPU test 5 - 27.92FPS
GPU test 6 - 78.62FPS

FURMARK - 1680x1050 (8xAA, 1 minute benchmark):

Min - 16FPS
Avg - 19FPS
Max - 29FPS

With 0xAA

Min - 64FPS
Avg - 74FPS
Max - 102FPS

Crysis - 1680x1050 (0xAA, Very High, 64-bit, DX10 3 loops)

Min - 8.46FPS
Avg - 24.325FPS
Max - 28.53FPS

9.12 Driver:

3DMark Vantage - High preset:

GPU Score - 6042 (+8%)
Primary GPU test 1 - 19.17FPS(+14.5%)
Primary GPU test 2 - 16.17FPS(+2%)
GPU test 1 - 940.31 GTEXELS
GPU test 2 - 3.8 GPIXELS
GPU test 3 - 30.04FPS
GPU test 4 - 26.18FPS
GPU test 5 - 25.99FPS
GPU test 6 - 78.58FPS

FURMARK - 1680x1050 (8xAA, 1 minute benchmark):

Min - 16FPS
Avg - 19FPS
Max - 30FPS

With 0xAA

Min - 60FPS(-7%)
Avg - 69FPS(-7%)
Max - 94FPS(-8%)

Crysis - 1680x1050 (0xAA, Very High, 64-bit, DX10 3 loops)

Min - 8.97FPS(+6%)
Avg - 24.74FPS(+2%)
Max - 28.81FPS(+1%)
 

solofly

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I'm in love... This driver fixed my dual display issue I was dealing with...:whiste:
 

tboo

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I cant get these to work with my 5970. Im still using beta drivers.
 

coreyb

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does anyone know if this fixes the dragonage problem where you can't play the game without it crashing every 5 minutes? or the borderlands "grey texture" problem?
 

stag3

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wow i'm getting stuttering every 30 seconds or so in modern warfare 2, it lasts maybe 1-2 seconds each time.
i had no issues with the 9.11's
so for now i'm back on the older drivers

anyone else having issues?
 

adairusmc

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does anyone know if this fixes the dragonage problem where you can't play the game without it crashing every 5 minutes? or the borderlands "grey texture" problem?
I had the gray texture problem when I was running 9.11s on my 4870X2. When I moved to my 5970, I never saw that issue at all with the original beta drivers, and no gray texture issue with these either.

I don.t know about dragonage though, but I am seeing no gray texture issue in borderlands with these.
 

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