New AMD Windows 8 drivers

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  1. kemical

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    These are only beta and are equivalent to 12.6 Cats

    Download:

    AMD Catalyst 12.x (9.00 June 12) Unofficial BETA download from Guru3D.com


    I currently have these running and they seem fine.. I've yet to bench but basically they are included in case anyone has problems with the official release or just want to try something new..
     
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    This beta will also run very nicely on windows 8 Preview:

    Download:

    AMD Catalyst
     
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    New AMD drivers for the RTM. Catalyst version 12.8 contains some goodies only for you Windows 8 users:

    Download:

    AMD Graphics Drivers & Software
     
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    Been having slight issues with this Windows 8 AMD Driver Suite
    Jittery scroll, display flickers, disappearing cursor, flash freezes.

    Solution;
    1. Uninstall Windows 8 AMD Driver Suite, delete AMD folder in C:/, delete ATI folder in programs and reboot.
    2. Install AMD Catalyst Display Driver for Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 64-bit or 32-bit.

    AMD Support & Drivers

    Don

     
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    Which driver you having issues with Don?
     
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    A more recent AMD driver has been leaked:

    Build Info:
    DriverVer=08/08/2012, 8.982.7.0000
    8.982.7-120808a-144870C
    2D: 8.01.01.1253
    D3D: 9.14.10.0924
    OGL: 6.14.10.11764
    OCL: 10.0.938.2
    CCC: 2012.0808.1024.16666

    I've been running the driver myself and all seems good although to install under win 8 one needs to disable driver signing.
    Checkout the thread and download here:

    AMD Catalyst 12.x (8.982.7.0 August 8) Unofficial - Guru3D.com Forums


    Just for info:

    12.8 Catalyst

    Build info:
    DriverVer=07/27/2012, 8.982.0.0000
    8.982-120727a-144945C-ATI
    Catalyst: 12.8
    CCC: 2012.0806.1213.19931
    D3D: 9.14.10.0924
    OGL: 6.14.10.11762
    OCL: 10.0.938.2
     
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    Another leaked unofficial beta these drivers are only posted to give users options if trouble shooting. Remember these are beta drivers and not an official release.

    AMD Catalyst 12.x (9.001 September 4)

    Build Info:
    DriverVer=09/04/2012, 9.001.0.0000
    9.001-120904a-146497E-ATI
    2D: 8.01.01.1266
    D3D: 9.14.10.0926
    OGL: 6.14.10.11920
    OCL: 10.0.1016.4
    CCC: 2012.0904.2153.37467

    Check out the download and supporting thread here:

    AMD Catalyst 12.x (9.001 September 4) Unofficial - Guru3D.com Forums
     
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    AMD has released the Catalyst 12.6 Legacy graphics driver for the HD 2000 - 4000 series on Windows 8. However this driver is not WHQL certified and only supports WDDM 1.1, not WDDM 1.2.


    Reference:

    AMD Catalyst
     
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    AMD have released the 12.10 Catalysts. As well as being a Whql driver these are intended for the Windows 8 release:

    Download:

    AMD Support & Drivers
     
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    [TABLE="width: 760"]
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    [TD="class: body, width: 760px, colspan: 3"]AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta Release Notes
    FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA8 DRIVER

    AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta8 is now available, and includes the following updates:
    (Please note that AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta8 includes all of the fixes found in previous versions of AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta)

    • Improves performance up to 5% in Max Payne 3
    • Includes single GPU performance updates for Far Cry 3
    • Improves CrossFire scaling for Planetside 2 (Crossfire scaling is still limited to ~30% at 2560x1600)
    • Resolves the Skyrim lighting issue (missing a lighting pass) for the AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
    • Resolves the hang encountered playing Dishonored on the AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
    • AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta 8 for Linux includes significant performance improvements for Left for Dead 2
    The AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta8 driver can be downloaded from the following links:

    Note! This Driver is provided “AS IS” and under the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement provided therewith
    FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA7 DRIVER

    • Call of Duty Black Ops 2: AMD CrossFire performance has been improved in the AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta7 release (especially at higher resolutions – such as 2560x1600)
    FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA6 DRIVER

    • AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta6 resolves the issue with engine and memory clocks running too high when the GPU is idle. Clocks will now run at the proper level when the GPU is idle. This issue was only observed with specific displays and was observed in the AMD Catalyst 12.11Beta 4 and AMD Catalyst 12.10 drivers.
    FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA DRIVER:
    This driver introduces significant performance improvements for many games across ALL 28nm AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series products: HD 7700, HD7800 and HD7900.
    Performance Highlights of the AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA Driver

    • 10%-15% more performance in Battlefield 3 in most cases​
      • More than 20% in certain missions and sequences (Comrades)​
    • Up to 7% more performance in Metro 2033​
    • Up to 10% more performance in DIRT Showdown​
    • Up to 8% more performance in Sleeping Dogs​
    • Up to 12% more performance in Civilization V​
    • Up to 10% more performance in StarCraft II​
    • Up to 8% more performance in Sniper Elite: V2 ​
    Resolved issue highlights of AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta Driver

    • Medal of Honor: Warfighter; AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta4 resolves an application crash found when running in AMD CrossFire mode with Anti-Aliasing enabled (This issue was observed in the AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta3; The AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta4 has replaced the AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta3 driver that was posted Oct 22 2012).
    • Resolves performance issues (where GPU activity runs at lower values than expected) seen on the AMD Radeon HD 7870.
    • AMD Catalyst Mobility 7970M performance for AMD Enduro™ Technology supported platforms has been substantially improved for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications. An updated driver for 7970M users featuring AMD Enduro™ Technology with additional DirectX 9 performance improvements will be released soon.
      • 3DMark Vantage – Up to 15%
      • 3DMark 11 – Up to 12%
      • AvP – Up to 11%
      • Battlefield 3 – Up to 25%
      • Crysis 2: Up to 45%
      • DiRT Showdown – Up to 62%
      • ETQW – Up to 8%
      • Hard Reset – Up to 8%
      • Just Cause 2 – Up to 90%
      • The Chronicles of Riddick – Up to 4%
      • Shogun 2 – Up to 56%
      • Sniper Elite V2 – Up to 60%
      • Tom Clancy’s HAWX – Up to 56%
      • Unigine Heaven – Up to 33%
      • Wolfenstein – Up to 9%
    Applicable Products:

    This article applies to the following configuration(s):
    Hardware:

    • AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
    • AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
    • AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
    • AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series
    • AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
    • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 7000M Series
    • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6000M Series
    • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series

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    I have a LG monitor with a resolution of 1600x900, my video card is a HD 4670 and there is no option for this resolution in win 8 and a I can't or don't know how o access the catalyst control center. Please help me.
     
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    The correct drivers for your card (which is actually unsupported under Windows 8 as it isn't WDDM 1.2 capable but 1.1) can be found here:

    AMD Catalyst

    These are legacy drivers for the 4 series and below.. You'll see the catalyst control panel if you click on the Task bar icon or The Metro tile.
     
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    [TABLE="width: 760"]
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    [TD="colspan: 3"]Last Updated
    12/3/2012
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    [TD="class: body, colspan: 3"]AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta Release Notes
    FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA11 DRIVER
    AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta11 is now available, and includes the following updates:
    (Please note that AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta11 includes all of the fixes found in previous versions of AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta)

    • Improves performance in Far Cry 3 (up to 25% with 8xMSAA, SSAO enabled @ 1600p, and up to 15% with 8xMSAA, HDAO enabled @1600p) (AMD Catalyst 12.11 CAP2 must also be installed)
    • Resolves a sporadic system hang encountered with a single AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series GPU seen on X58 and X79 chipsets.
    • Resolves an intermittent hang encountered with AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series GPUs in a CrossFire Eyefinity setup.
    • Resolves image corruption found in certain DirectX 9.0c titles
    • Resolve missing fonts issue in XBMC
    • Resolves no video issue found in Media Player Classic Home Cinema when using full or half floating point processing
    • Resolves stability issues found in the previous AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta8 driver for Linux
    • For users experiencing issues with HDMI Audio under Ubuntu 12.04, users should try installing the “dkms-hda - 0.201211291615~precise1” package from https://code.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-audio-dev/+archive/alsa-daily/+packages and reboot; this will resolve the HDMI Audio issue found in Ubuntu 12.04
    • AMD Catalyst 12.11 CAP2 has just been released, and should be used in conjunction with AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta11
      • Improves Far Cry 3 performance for single GPU configurations with AA enabled
    The AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta11 driver can be downloaded from the following links:

    Note! This Driver is provided “AS IS” and under the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement provided therewith
    FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA8 DRIVER

    AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta8 is now available, and includes the following updates:
    (Please note that AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta8 includes all of the fixes found in previous versions of AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta)

    • Improves performance up to 5% in Max Payne 3
    • Includes single GPU performance updates for Far Cry 3
    • Improves CrossFire scaling for Planetside 2 (Crossfire scaling is still limited to ~30% at 2560x1600)
    • Resolves the Skyrim lighting issue (missing a lighting pass) for the AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
    • Resolves the hang encountered playing Dishonored on the AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
    • AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta 8 for Linux includes significant performance improvements for Left for Dead 2
    • AMD Catalyst 12.11 CAP1 has just been released, and should be used in conjunction with AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta8:
      • Hitman Absolution: Improves Anti-Aliasing performance for single GPU configurations
    FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA7 DRIVER

    • Call of Duty Black Ops 2: AMD CrossFire performance has been improved in the AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta7 release (especially at higher resolutions – such as 2560x1600)
    FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA6 DRIVER

    • AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta6 resolves the issue with engine and memory clocks running too high when the GPU is idle. Clocks will now run at the proper level when the GPU is idle. This issue was only observed with specific displays and was observed in the AMD Catalyst 12.11Beta 4 and AMD Catalyst 12.10 drivers.
    FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA DRIVER:
    This driver introduces significant performance improvements for many games across ALL 28nm AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series products: HD 7700, HD7800 and HD7900.
    Performance Highlights of the AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA Driver

    • 10%-15% more performance in Battlefield 3 in most cases​
      • More than 20% in certain missions and sequences (Comrades)​
    • Up to 7% more performance in Metro 2033​
    • Up to 10% more performance in DIRT Showdown​
    • Up to 8% more performance in Sleeping Dogs​
    • Up to 12% more performance in Civilization V​
    • Up to 10% more performance in StarCraft II​
    • Up to 8% more performance in Sniper Elite: V2 ​
    Resolved issue highlights of AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta Driver

    • Medal of Honor: Warfighter; AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta4 resolves an application crash found when running in AMD CrossFire mode with Anti-Aliasing enabled (This issue was observed in the AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta3; The AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta4 has replaced the AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta3 driver that was posted Oct 22 2012).
    • Resolves performance issues (where GPU activity runs at lower values than expected) seen on the AMD Radeon HD 7870.
    • AMD Catalyst Mobility 7970M performance for AMD Enduro™ Technology supported platforms has been substantially improved for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications. An updated driver for 7970M users featuring AMD Enduro™ Technology with additional DirectX 9 performance improvements will be released soon.
      • 3DMark Vantage – Up to 15%
      • 3DMark 11 – Up to 12%
      • AvP – Up to 11%
      • Battlefield 3 – Up to 25%
      • Crysis 2: Up to 45%
      • DiRT Showdown – Up to 62%
      • ETQW – Up to 8%
      • Hard Reset – Up to 8%
      • Just Cause 2 – Up to 90%
      • The Chronicles of Riddick – Up to 4%
      • Shogun 2 – Up to 56%
      • Sniper Elite V2 – Up to 60%
      • Tom Clancy’s HAWX – Up to 56%
      • Unigine Heaven – Up to 33%
      • Wolfenstein – Up to 9%
    Applicable Products:

    This article applies to the following configuration(s):
    Hardware:

    • AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
    • AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
    • AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
    • AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series
    • AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
    • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 7000M Series
    • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6000M Series
    • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series
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    AMD has released the official Catalyst 13.1 graphics driver for the HD 5000 series and above under Windows Vista, 7 and 8. It provides a newly designed 3D application settings page, performance improvements in a range of games, as well as bug fixes.
     
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    Another beta released by AMD:

     
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    AMD has released the Catalyst 13.2 Beta 4 graphics driver for the HD 5000 series and above on Windows Vista, 7 and 8. This driver improves performance in the Crysis 3 MP Beta when 4x and 8x MSAA are enabled, as well as containing all of the changes in the previous Catalyst 13.2 Beta 3.
     
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    yet another beta:

     
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    AMD have released a new legacy driver for:

    [h=3]Hardware:[/h]AMD Radeon HD 4000 Series
    AMD Radeon HD 3000 Series
    AMD Radeon HD 2000 Series
    AMD Radeon HD Series AGP



    Download:

    AMD Catalyst? Driver for AMD Radeon? HD 4000, HD 3000 and HD 2000 Series
     

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