ATI Catalyst 7.12 drivers released

Posted on Friday, Dec 21 2007 @ 01:07 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
ATI has released its Catalyst 7.12 drivers. This release features an Avivo update, enhanced ATI OverDrive support on the HD 2900 cards, performance improvements and lots of resolved issues on Windows XP and Vista.
Avivo Update
Catalyst 7.12 introduces an Avivo update. The update allows the ATI Catalyst Control Center to reflect what is supported by the driver taking into account the graphics card installed in the system, and will not expose any video features that is not supported by the driver. The DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) driver will perform a profiling mechanism to query the graphics capability and the Catalyst Control Center queries the caps via the interface defined between the Catalyst Control Center and the DXVA components. This feature will be supported on ATI Radeon 9500 series products and above. Enhanced ATI OverDrive support for the ATI Radeon HD 2900 Series

This release of Catalyst introduces an enhanced version of ATI OverDrive for the ATI Radeon HD 2900 Series. Users can now Overclock both GPU engine and graphics memory clock speeds in CrossFire mode (and over-clock single ATI Radeon graphics accelerators as well).

Performance Improvements
The following performance improvements are noticed with Catalyst 7.12:
  • 3DMark2005 performance improves 5% or more with largest gains noticed when Anti-aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering are disabled on systems containing either an ATI Radeon HD 2400 or ATI Radeon HD 2600 series of products
  • Company of Heroes DX10 performance improves up to 5% on systems containing an ATI Radeon HD38x0 series of product
  • You can download the drivers over here.

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