Another day, another new graphics driver. But rather than being yet another beta release, the AMD Catalyst 12.4 driver is fully WHQL certified and brings a bevy of useful new features to the virtual table, including Radeon HD 7000 series support for Windows XP, openSuse 12.1 and the just-released Ubuntu 12.04.
The new driver squashes third-screen tearing issues in 3x1 and 1x3 Eyefinity setups and provides bug fixes for a handful of games, including Skyrim, Stalker: Call of Pripyat, Rage and 2007's Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (WTF?). In addition, AMD reports that texture filtering and super sampling anti-aliasing: level of detail image quality has been improved for the Radeon HD 7000 lineup. Along the same lines, morphological anti-aliasing receives a major boost for Radeon HD 5000, 6000 and 7000 series cards, with AMD claiming that "MLAA now operates up to 80% faster than previous versions."