Feature Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.6:
Dual Graphics enhancements – new application profiles for DirectX 9 applications
- Supported Dual Graphics configurations:
AMD Accelerated Processors for Desktop PCs:
AMD Radeon HD 7660D (A10-5800K)
AMD Radeon HD 7660D (A10-5700)
AMD Radeon HD 7560D (A8-5600K)
AMD Radeon HD 7560D (A8-5500)
Notebooks with AMD Accelerated Processors:
AMD Radeon HD 7660G (A10-4600M)
- AMD Accelerated Processors for Desktop PCs:
AMD Radeon HD 7660G (A10-4600M)
AMD Radeon HD 7640G (A8-4500M)
AMD Radeon HD 7520G (A6-4400M)
- New profiles have been added for the following titles:
Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
Call of Duty Modern Warfare
Call of Duty Black Ops
Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 12.6 software suite for Windows 7. These include:
- CERT recently approached AMD with information pertaining to what they believed to be a possible video driver vulnerability exposed by non-default settings of the Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET). EMET is a security test tool that allows system administrators to create test conditions to validate correct behavior of system components or indicate potential weak points.
The AMD Catalyst 12.6 driver for the AMD Radeon HD 7000, AMD Radeon HD 6000, and AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series is designed to resolve a possible video driver vulnerability issue and to minimize the occurrence of system crashes.
- AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800 Eyefinity/Multiple Display configurations - BSOD when using desktop applications.
- AMD Catalyst 12.6 includes some additional fixes(not found in the AMD Catalyst 12.6 Beta) for the AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 graphics cards for issues related to the GPU hanging when the system goes to sleep. Please ensure that your System BIOS is up to date. Some occurrences of this issue may be related to an outdated System BIOS.
- Heroes and Generals - Blocky corruption in scenes with smoke effects when run in DirectX 11 mode.
- AMD Radeon HD 7900 CrossFire Configuration – system hang after cinematics in Call of Duty: Black Ops.
- AMD A4, AMD A6, AMD A8 and AMD A10 APU Products - crashes after repeated toggling between VGA and HDMI monitors.
- System hangs after playing various DVD and Bluray titles with PowerDVD.
- Video corruption seen after playing some DivX video clips using Windows Media Center.
- AMD Radeon 7800 series products: Crysis 2 hangs when run in DirectX 9 mode.
- AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800 Eyefinity/Multiple Display configurations - BSOD when using desktop applications in DirectX 11 mode.
Resolved Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System
This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 12.6 software suite for Windows Vista. These include:
- Call of Duty: Black Ops - Poor game performance experienced when run in Tridef mode with in-game AA enabled.
Known issues under the Windows 7 operating system
The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows 7 operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst. These include:
- AMD Radeon HD7900 series products - Crysis Warhead may crash when launched.
- Total War: Shogun 2 - flickering text when run in DirectX 11 mode with AMD CrossfireX enabled.
- Dirt: Showdown 8-Ball Track - may hang when run in AMD CrossFireX mode.
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