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Official release is now available at http://game.amd.com.

Driver inf is version 8.982. Catalyst 12.7 beta was 8.921.2.
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Feature Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.8: Windows 8 support


AMD’s first logo certified driver for Windows 8 production featuring support for the DirectX® 11.1 and the new WDDM 1.2 driver model:


  • Target-Independent Rasterization (TIR): TIR is a new rendering path that enables superior anti-aliasing in Direct3D driver applications.
  • Native Stereo 3D Support: Windows 8 natively supports stereoscopic 3D gaming and videos via compatible applications.
  • Unified Video API: Video playback has been integrated into the DirectX 11 API, enabling simultaneous video and gaming content. Transcoding performance may also be improved for supporting applications.
  • Optimized screen rotation for rotation aware devices.
  • Improved sleep/resume performance.
  • Optimized GPU power consumption.
  • Support for AMD features
  • AMD Eyefinity
  • OpenCL™
  • OpenGL
  • UVD
  • AMD Dual Graphics / AMD CrossFire™ Technology
  • AMD Overdrive
  • AMD Catalyst Control Center / Vision Engine Control Center



Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System

  • Over/underscan settings are correctly restored on system reboot
  • SolidWorks: Graphical corruption is no longer experienced
  • Crysis Warhead: No longer crashes when launched in DirectX 10 mode
  • System no longer hangs when resuming from sleep mode
  • Audio is no longer disabled if the connected HDTV Is switched off/on
  • Enabling dual graphics mode with a HD 7000 series product no longer displays green video playback
  • Call of Duty- Black Ops : No longer hangs when loading a mission in DirectX 9 mode with Crossfire enabled
  • Shogun 2: Flickering text is no longer experienced
  • Star Wars – The Old Republic: In game cinematics no longer experience flicker when using the arrow keys
  • Dirt Showdown: 8-Ball track no longer hangs with AMD Crossfire functionality enabled
  • Max Payne 3: A black screen is no longer observed when launching game in DirectX 11 mode with AMD Crossfire functionality enabled
  • Max Payne 3: Applying in game settings no longer causes the game to crash
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No support for darksiders 2, sleeping dogs and prototype 2? Come on AMD!
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Giving them a try now. I'll be curious to see what happens.
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And yet another driver that doesn't fix tri-fire scaling issues, back to 12.4 for me.
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Man, this driver blows for clock control on quads. Official overclock method is borked, and unofficial suffers from locked 2D clocks.


I think I'm gonna stop building multi gpu AMD systems because frankly AMD don't give a five for supporting the high end.


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And yet another driver that doesn't fix tri-fire scaling issues, back to 12.4 for me.


What scaling issues are you having?
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Is anyone experiencing graphical glitches in internet explorer? I think it is the drivers? Problem didn't appear on 12.7 beta. I Installed these drivers on top of 12.7, maybe I should uninstall and try again?


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I'm still having issues with HDMI sound. For me HDMI sound only works on full screen applications.
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Man, this driver blows for clock control on quads. Official overclock method is borked, and unofficial suffers from locked 2D clocks.
I think I'm gonna stop building multi gpu AMD systems because frankly AMD don't give a five for supporting the high end.
What scaling issues are you having?
Third card barely makes a difference even though any two by themselves work perfectly fine. At the same settings, I score 20k+ in 3dmark11 with 12.4 or below 17k with all the more recent ones, which is maybe 1000 points higher than with 2 cards.
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Third card barely makes a difference even though any two by themselves work perfectly fine. At the same settings, I score 20k+ in 3dmark11 with 12.4 or below 17k with all the more recent ones, which is maybe 1000 points higher than with 2 cards.

Wow that sucks! I score 17k with my 2 cards and you have a better CPU too.
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I like 12.4 though, it hasn't given me any real issues, but I just find it annoying that AMD has such glaring issues this long after release.
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