Catalyst 10.12 Preview Release notes


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Highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 10.12 Windows release includes:

New Features:
  • Support for DivX on the AMD Radeon 6800 Series
    • With DivX® software installed on an AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 Series and later GPU and the DivX Accelerated™ solution, consumers can enjoy an improved DivX video playback experience by lowering CPU load, extending computer battery life on notebooks, reducing noise on home theater PCs and improving overall computer operation.
    • Grab the DivX Accelerated download from here (will be available Dec 15)
  • Support for OpenGL 4.1
    • New features introduced in OpenGL 4.1
    • Full compatibility with OpenGL ES 2.0 APIs for easier porting between mobile and desktop platforms
    • The ability to query and load a binary for shader program objects to save re-compilation time
    • The capability to bind programs individually to programmable stages for programming flexibility
    • 64-bit floating-point component vertex shader inputs for higher geometric precision
    • Multiple viewports for a rendering surface for increased rendering flexibility
    • New ARB extensions introduced with OpenGL 4.1
    • Linking OpenGL sync objects to OpenCL event objects for enhanced OpenCL interoperability
    • The ability to set stencil values in a fragment shader for enhanced rendering flexibility
    • Features to improve robustness, for example when running WebGL applications
    • Callback mechanisms to receive enhanced errors and warning messages
  • AMD Stream 2.3 SDK release
    • Performance improvements for AMD’s OpenCL toolset
    • Support UVD video hardware component through OpenCL driver (Windows 7 only)
    • Support for the Stream Profiler on Linux (command line version)
    • Support added for AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series and AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series
    • Support for FFT and BLAS-3 libraries
    • Stream Profiler enhancements (including timeline visualization)
    • Resolves a number of bug fixes from the Stream SDK 2.2 release
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