Driver AMD Catalyst 12.4 disponibili per il download


AMD ha reso disponibili per il download i driver Catalyst versione 12.4, compatibili con le schede Radeon dalla famiglia HD 2000 sino alle più recenti proposte della serie Radeon HD 7000. Tra le novità principali segnaliamo il supporto alle schede Radeon HD 7900, 7800 e 7700 con il sistema operativo Windows XP in versioni a 32bit e a 64bit; queste schede, basate su architettura GCN (Graphics Core Next) erano state inizialmente abbinate ai soli sistemi operativi Windows Vista e Windows 7.

Segnaliamo anche alcune innovazioni implementate a livello di qualità del filtraggio delle textures, del Super Sampling Anti Aliasing e del Morpholofical Anti Aliasing, la maggior parte delle quali riservate proprio alle schede di nuova generazione basate su architettura Graphics Core Next.

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Feature highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.4 driver:

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 for 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: Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.4 driver:

  • Elder Scolls: Skyrim : flickering square corruption is no longer observed on certain AMD Graphics cards.
  • Rage : Vsync is no longer disabled after task switching.
  • Tearing is no longer observed on the third screen in 3×1 and 1×3 Eyefinity configurations.