AMD Applies Final Coat of Polish to Catalyst 12.2 Software Suite

Paul Lilly

The software geeks at AMD have finally stripped the 'Preview' tag from their Catalyst 12.2 driver packages, which are now available to download and install. A handful of new features highlight the new driver release, starting with support for AMD's recently released Radeon HD 7900 and 7700 Series graphics, albeit 'only' in Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Those of you still kicking it old school with Windows XP will have to wait until Catalyst 12.4 is available to support those graphics cards.

Several notebooks are also not compatible with this release. They include:

  • Any notebook launched after this driver release
  • Switchable Graphics enabled notebooks
  • Toshiba, Sony VAIO, and Panasonic notebooks (AMD asks that you contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)

Assuming your setup is up to snuff, the latest software suite offers super sampling Anti-Aliasing for DirectX 10 and 11 applications and several Eyefinity 2.1 technology enhancements, along with a list of resolved issues, all of which you can read through in the Release Notes .

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