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    ATI/AMD Catalyst 12.4 WHQL


    AMD Catalyst 12.4 WHQL Drivers Download

    The AMD Catalyst software suite 12.4 contains the following:

    • AMD display driver version 8.961
    • HydraVision™ for Windows Vista® and Windows® 7
    • Southbridge/IXP Driver
    • AMD Catalyst Control Center version 8.961 / AMD Vision Engine Control Center version 8.961

    Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.4 Windows release includes:
    NEW FEATURES


    Windows XP support for the AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series

    • In addition to Windows 7 and Windows Vista support, Catalyst 12.4 now also introduces Windows XP (64-bit/32-bit) support for the AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series

    Super Sampling Anti-Aliasing: Level of Detail (LOD) Image Quality enhancements

    • Supported on the AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
    • LOD Image quality enhancements have been improved when enabling Super Sample Anti-Aliasing and Adaptive Anti-Aliasing through the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center for DirectX® 10 and DirectX® 11 applications.
    • Applications must support in game Anti-Aliasing for the feature to work (Forced on Anti-Aliasing through the Catalyst Control Center is not supported for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications)

    Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA): Significant performance enhancements

    • Supported on the AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series, AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series, and AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
    • MLAA now operates up to 80% faster than previous versions

    Texture filtering quality improvements

    • Supported on the AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
    • Improvements have been made to the texture filtering algorithm (for both DirectX9 and DirectX10/DirectX11 applications) to increase the quality of rendered textures, with no impact to performance

    RESOLVED ISSUES
    Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
    This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 12.4 software suite for Windows 7. These include:

    • Elder Scrolls: Skyrim: no longer hangs on single GPU configurations when used with AMD Catalyst 12.3 CAP1 and later CAP releases
    • Elder Scolls: Skyrim: flickering square corruption is no longer observed.
    • Rage: Vsync is no longer disabled after task switching.
    • Enemy Territory: Quake Wars: no longer crashes when launched in High Performance Mode.
    • Stalker – Call of Pripyat: flickering is no longer observed in trees with specific Catalyst Control Center settings.
    • Tom Clancy HAWX 2: no longer crashes on game launch.
    • Windows Media Center: no longer crashes when run in Eyefinity mode and High Performance mode settings.
    • AMD Steady Video: an error message is no longer displayed when enabling AMD Steady Video for the Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 plugin.
    • Duplicating displays no longer generates random corruption.
    • Tearing is no longer observed on the third screen in 3x1 and 1x3 Eyefinity configurations.
    • A system crash is no longer experienced when enabling Crossfire in a 4 display configuration.
    • The advanced video quality settings are now correctly displayed in the Catalyst Control Center.


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    These drivers are awesome in Windows 8!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steamer2499 View Post
    These drivers are awesome in Windows 8!
    Agreed. Everything here is very solid with this version, but then again, all the 12.x I've installed since I installed Windows 8 have been very good. No complaints ever from me, yet.

    Glad you are putting it to good use.
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    I'm a little confused. Isn't this the correct driver for ATI cards in Windows 8 CP?
    AMD Catalyst Drivers Windows 8 Consumer Preview
    Every time I run W7 drivers in W8CP I get nagging updates for this driver in Windows Update.
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    The correct driver is the one you want to have installed.

    If you don't want to be nagged by Windows Update, then right click on the driver it is offering you and hide it. You'll never see it again until you undo it or completely reset Windows Update settings with special methods.
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    Here are links for AGP cards, so that you don't need to edit the .inf at all - not even available from AMD's site yet. (I changed the url and found these myself.)

    Windows 7/8 x86 driver 12.4: https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206..._32_dd_ccc.exe

    Windows 7/8 x64 driver 12.4: https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206..._64_dd_ccc.exe
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    I have tried to install these on windows 8 CP But the actual driver is never installed, only the Windows 8 Preview amd driver works.

    Problem i have is that crossfire makes games crash upon loading with the windows 8 preview driver -.-

    Anyone know of a fix?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenixdancer View Post
    I have tried to install these on windows 8 CP But the actual driver is never installed, only the Windows 8 Preview amd driver works.

    Problem i have is that crossfire makes games crash upon loading with the windows 8 preview driver -.-

    Anyone know of a fix?
    There is no reason whatsoever why it wouldn't install normally, but you could just point the device manager to the .inf. Read this post for how:

    https://www.eightforums.com/crashes-debugging/6072-consistent-freezing-when-accessing-start-menu.html#post88075

    The crashes aren't necessarily from the video driver. Let me know if you need other help to sort it.
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    Ok
    I managed to get a driver installed useing the method above, BUT i cannt get CCC install no matter what i do.

    It gets stuck installing at the part where its doing Installable packages, and then just vanishes :/

    i like windows 8, i dont want to have to go back to windows 7 just to play BF3 :/
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    Not sure why you need CCC to play BF3 at all. All the options should be in the game menu itself.

    Other than that, you could use Driver Sweeper in safe mode then install again.
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