AMD Catalyst Driver 10.12 What's New

AMD has released a new AMD Catalyst™ 10.12 Preview driver this month! This preview driver features an all new AMD Catalyst Control Center™ (CCC) Graphics User Interface.

New Features:

Support for DivX® GPU acceleration for AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 / HD 6900 Series Graphics

* AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 and HD 6900 Graphics featuring UVD 3 support DivX Accelerated™ solution – enable superior playback of your DivX movies.
* With DivX software and AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 or HD 6900 series graphics, you can enjoy an improved DivX video playback experience engineered to lower CPU load, extend notebook battery life, reduce home theater PC noise and improve overall computer operation.
* With a DivX Accelerated product you can experience:
o Low CPU usage
o extended notebook battery life
o superior overall computer operation

To start enjoying the DivX Accelerated solution, here is what you need:

* AMD products featuring UVD 3 - such as AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 and HD 6900 series graphics
* AMD Catalyst™ Software v.10.12 release
* DivX Accelerated™ solution
* Download here:

Support for OpenGL 4.1

* New features introduced in OpenGL 4.1
o Full compatibility with OpenGL ES 2.0 APIs for easier porting between mobile and desktop platforms
o The ability to query and load a binary for shader program objects to save re-compilation time
o The capability to bind programs individually to programmable stages for programming flexibility
o 64-bit floating-point component vertex shader inputs for higher geometric precision
o Multiple viewports for a rendering surface for increased rendering flexibility
o New ARB extensions introduced with OpenGL 4.1
+ Linking OpenGL sync objects to OpenCL event objects for enhanced OpenCL interoperability
+ The ability to set stencil values in a fragment shader for enhanced rendering flexibility
+ Features to improve robustness, for example when running WebGL applications
+ Callback mechanisms to receive enhanced errors and warning messages

AMD Stream 2.3 Software Development Kit release

* Performance improvements for AMD’s OpenCL toolset
* Support UVD video hardware component through OpenCL driver (Windows 7 only)
* Support for the Stream Profiler on Linux (command line version)
* Support added for AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series and AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series
* Support for FFT and BLAS-3 libraries
* Stream Profiler enhancements (including timeline visualization)
* Resolves a number of bug fixes from the Stream SDK 2.2 release

More information on AMD’s Stream SDK 2.3 releases can be found on our developer page here.

Highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 10.12 drivers for Linux release include:

New Features

Support for new Linux operating systems

* This release of AMD Catalyst™ for Linux introduces support for the following new operating systems:
o Ubuntu 10.10 support (production)

For more information on AMD Catalyst™ 10.12 (for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Linux versions), including all of the resolved is