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AMD Posts Catalyst 12.6 WHQL, 12.7 Beta

by Ryan Smith on 6/30/2012 1:15 AM EST
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  • nakomaru - Saturday, June 30, 2012 - link

    Have they made a statement on their driver support for DX10 cards? Will 12.4 be the last version forever, or for a few months, or what? Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Saturday, June 30, 2012 - link

    I previously poked around when the 12.6 betas were released and never received a suitable answer. With the cancellation of 12.5, it's safe to assume that AMD's legacy plan continues on schedule, which means DX10 cards won't receive another driver update until AMD deems one necessary. Reply
  • dimmz - Sunday, July 01, 2012 - link

    https://twitter.com/CatalystCreator/statuses/21871...

    Andrew D ‏@CatalystCreator

    The 2000, 3000 and 4000 Series will see an updated driver mid July - Catalyst 12.6 and 12.7 do not support 2000,3000, 4000 Series
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  • heffeque - Saturday, June 30, 2012 - link

    I don't know about the 12.6 but the 12.7 don't show the correct version number. Even if the driver has been installed correctly, it shows the last version installed (12.3 in my case). The driver is installed correctly, it's just that you have to go to regedit to change the 12.3 to 12.7 because the installer doesn't.

    It's just a aesthetics thing, but it got me thinking that in fact I still had the 12.3 instead of the 12.7.

    Driver Sweeper doesn't clean that part of the registry, so if you don't want to edit the registry by hand, when you clean the AMD drivers, do it with Atiman Uninstaler.
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  • ApfDaMan - Sunday, July 01, 2012 - link

    I had the same issue for a while, my version number was stuck on 11.12 for a while. it seems that installing 12.6 fixed the issue, but i had updated twice since installing 11.12. this issue also seems to affect the auto updater for tAMD catalyst - if it says the version is on 11.12 even though you were on the latest, it will continue to say you were out of date.

    PS. if you play skyrim, DO NOT install the 12.7 beta. it fixed the yellow flickering issue but it screwed up the HUD. ill give AMD the benefit of the doubt because its a beta.
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  • CeriseCogburn - Sunday, July 01, 2012 - link

    My God, they suck.

    Amd cannot find their own registry entries.
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  • _vor_ - Monday, July 02, 2012 - link

    Troll sweet troll, we've missed you. Reply
  • CeriseCogburn - Friday, July 06, 2012 - link

    Stop excusing amd by calling me names.

    They can't find their own driver numbers in the registry. They SUCK.

    This is an ongoing problem, as in has been occurring for years. They are so incapable they cannot fix it, or so negligent they care not to.
    Reply
  • schizo - Sunday, July 01, 2012 - link

    I'm using XFX HD5770 to drive two dvi port monitor and onboard HD4200 to drive my third monitor. When I updated to 12.6, the third monitor is not functioning, so I'm back to 12.4 Reply
  • softdrinkviking - Monday, July 02, 2012 - link

    I just want to say that I have always found, and still find, the AMD website to be a sh*t storm of awfulness.
    The search engine is totally ineffectual and they have too much arbitrary differentiation in their drop-down menus.

    Anyway, what I was looking for was the release notes for 12.6, and I can't find them. Yes, I know, they did a "blog post" http://blogs.amd.com/play/2012/06/28/the-new-catal...
    like they always do, but I was looking for http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/AMDCata...

    I wonder has this disappeared?
    Reply
  • Spoelie - Monday, July 02, 2012 - link

    Change the 3 to a 6 in your own link. Reply
  • dczyz - Sunday, July 08, 2012 - link

    Tried the beta and still no go for Windows 8 Reply
  • mmatis - Friday, July 13, 2012 - link

    get a rootkit warning from their malware software when installing 12.6? I tried to get an answer from AMD, but have not heard anything back from them. Reply

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