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AMD's award-winning ATI Catalyst graphics and HD video configuration software delivers unprecedented control of performance and visual quality with ATI Radeon™ graphics processors. Certified by Microsoft® Windows® Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL), ATI Catalyst drivers for Windows® operating systems deliver stable performance and push the limits of innovation with advanced user-oriented features.

Precision controls for power users. Tweaks for gamers and video enthusiasts. Simple wizard-assisted setup, easy multi-monitor configuration, and ultra reliable operation for working professionals. New user or seasoned expert, ATI Catalyst puts you in charge of The Ultimate Visual Experience™.


Industry-leading performance
  • ATI Catalyst updates are focused on improving graphics performance, including enhancements for popular Direct3D and OpenGL game titles.

Innovative and exciting features
  • ATI Catalyst includes the ATI Catalyst Control Center™, delivering innovative features and unprecedented control of performance and visual quality with ATI Radeon graphics.

Robust stability
  • ATI Catalyst drivers are Microsoft WHQL-certified, and include rigorously tested Linux drivers to deliver the industry's most stable and reliable graphics performance.

Compatible
  • ATI Catalyst delivers a full software solution for PCs running several operating systems including Microsoft® Windows 7® and Linux®.

ATI Catalyst is free and this release is for computers running Windows Vista and Windows7 (32-bit editions).

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What's new in this version:

IMPROVEMENTS
  • AMD HD3D technology support enhancement
    • Enables support for AMD HD3D technology in conjunction with AMD CrossFireX configurations
    • Delivers a new Stereo 3D mode over HDMI 1.4a connections - 1080p at 30Hz is now enabled on supported displays
  • AMD Catalyst™ Control Center / Vision Engine Control Center enhancements – Application Profiles
    • AMD Catalyst™ 12.1 Preview driver enables users to create per application profiles to individually control 3D and CrossFireX settings for Direct3D applications
    • Please be sure to select the “Restore Factory Defaults” option under the Catalyst™ Control Center Preferences menu before using the new application profiles feature – this ensures there are no compatibility issues between previous drivers and the new AMD Catalyst™ 12.1 Preview driver with regards to application profiles
  • AMD Catalyst™ Control Center / Vision Engine Control Center enhancements – Video UI improvements
    • AMD Catalyst™ 12.1 Preview driver includes user interface enhancements to simply adjustment of video color and video quality controls

Resolved Issues for the Windows® Vista Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst™ 12.1 software suite for Windows® Vista. These include:
    • Ejecting the disc during Blu-Ray/DVD playback using WinDVD no longer causes the system to crash.
    • 3D content playback using PowerDVD now correctly used hardware acceleration.
    • Poor performance is no longer randomly experience when playing World of Warcraft, Metro 2033 and Starcraft II at high in-game settings.
    • Medal of Honor now correctly displays all in game settings.

Resolved Issues for the Windows® 7 Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst™ 12.1 software suite for Windows® 7. These include:
    • The in-game mouse cursor no longer randomly disappears while playing Alien vs Predator.
    • Enemy Territory – Quake Ware will no longer experience intermittent crashes when in a 3 monitor Eyefinity™ configuration.
    • Water texture is now rendered correctly in Enemy Territory – Quake Wars
    • Dirt 2 does not exhibit stuttering when run in DirectX® 9 mode.
    • Playing Crysis 2 with in Crossfire mode no longer experiences random graphics corruption or game instability.
    • Random corruption and screen flicker is no longer observed while playing Dragon Age 2 with Tri-Crossfire enabled.
    • Lost Planet 2 no longer crashes after game launch when run in Crossfire mode.
    • Lost Planet 2 and Tom Clancy HAWX2 no longer experience random game hangs/black screens when run at high in game settings.
    • Water textures in World of Warcraft running in DirectX® 9 mode no longer appear corrupted.
    • The game “Rage” no longer experiences intermittent hangs when Crossfire is enabled.

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