AMD has rolled out two new Catalyst drivers for their graphic cards, therefore, PC gamers can choose between the 12.1 WHQL and the 12.2 Preview drivers. According to the release, AMD’s Catalyst 12.1 WHQL fixes the random graphics corruption or game instability that were present in the Crossfire mode of Crysis 2, the random corruption and screen flicker that was present in Dragon Age 2 with Tri-Crossfire enabled and the corrupted water textures in World of Warcraft’s DX9 mode. Oh, and RAGE no longer experiences intermittent hangs when Crossfire is enabled.
Naturally, Catalyst 12.2 Preview include all the aforementioned fixes, as well as fixes that are not included in the AMD Catalyst 12.1 release. According to the release notes, Civilization V no longer experiences random crashes when run in DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 modes, while Battlefield 3 no longer hangs when MSAA is enabled. Moreover, AMD fixed the random hangs that were present in Saints Row III.
Those interested can download the new Catalyst drivers from the following links:
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