Catalyst 10.12 Preview Release notes

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  1. kemical

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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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    #1 kemical, Dec 13, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2010

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