AMD Catalyst 11.12 WHQL Now Available for Download (and 12.1 Preview Driver, Too)

Paul Lilly

AMD this week rolled out a couple of new Catalyst driver packages to play with, one of them a finished build (Catalyst 11.12 WHQL) and the other a preview driver with support for AMD HD3D technology in conjunction with CrossFireX configurations and a new Stereo 3D mode over HDMI 1.4a (Catalyst 12.1).

The Catalyst 11.12 download delivers official support for the OpenGL 4.2 specification, enables support for AMD HD3D technology when using a 3x1 Landscape Eyefinity display group, and makes improvements to better facilitate the enabling and control of the Dual Graphics within the Vision Engine Control Center, according to the release notes. Otherwise, Catalyst 11.12 is mostly a bug-fix release with several resolved issues for Windows 7 users.

For those interested in the Catalyst 12.1 preview driver, AMD says you can expect improved performance of 10-15 percent in Skyrim when multi-sample anti-aliasing is enabled on Radeon HD 6900 Series cards for single GPU and CrossFireX configurations.

Catalyst 11.12 Release Notes

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