ATI Catalyst 9.12 Hotfix Released

Hotfix that resolves the mouse being enlarged under Windows® 7, improves performance of OpenGL games, Provides CrossFireX™ support for Eyefinity & Provides support for OpenCL

Problem Description:

·         Performance drop is observed with a supported  ATI CrossFireX™ configuration when using the thermal scope while playing Call of Duty Modern Warfare 

·         Performance drop during the opening cinematic of Resident Evil 5

·         Wheelman freezes while loading the game menu and can’t play further

·         The desktop mouse cursor becomes enlarged at random while using Windows 7

·         Flashing in various OpenGL titles – City of Heroes, Enemy Territories: Quake Wars, Riddick

·         Heaven benchmark (DirectX 9 mode) – Grass flickers and white boarders observed around the edges

·         DTS-HD and Dolby True-HD not working properly with certain receivers  while using HDMI connection on ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series

Highlights of the ATI Catalyst™ 9.12 Hotfix release include:

1.   Support for the OpenCL™ GPU component of the ATI Stream SDK v2.0

§  The ATI Catalyst™ 9.12 Hotfix release provides full support for GPU acceleration of OpenCL when used in conjunction with the ATI Stream™ SDK v2.0.   

This feature is supported on the following Products:

o   ATI Radeon™ HD 5970 Series

o   ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series

o   ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 Series

o   ATI Radeon™ HD 4000 Series

o   AMD FireStream™ 9200 Series 

For more information about ATI Stream™ Technology and OpenCL, please visit http://www.amd.com/stream.

§  Supported operating systems:  Windows® 7, Windows® Vista, Windows® XP, Linux

2.   Support for ATI CrossFireX™ on Eyefinity configurations

§  The ATI Catalyst™ 9.12 Hotfix release provides ATI CrossFireX™ support on Eyefinity configurations, allowing users to take advantage of their additional graphics cards for increased gaming performance when driving high resolution Eyefinity display groups.

3.   Support for DisplayPort audio

§  The ATI Catalyst™ 9.12 Hotfix release adds support for DisplayPort audio for DisplayPort panels

More information here.

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