AMD Catalyst 12.2 Pre-Certified Driver is now available for Win 7/Vista/XP

AMD has released the 12.2 pre-certified Catalyst driver for their GPUs. This new version of Catalyst comes with DX11 fixes for both Batman: Arkham City and Dirt III. Moreover, Catalyst 12.2 features improvements in fixes for a lot of CrossFire titles. What’s really interesting too is that Catalyst 12.2 comes with Super Sampling Anti-Aliasing support for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications. Nvidia users can still force SSAA in DX9 titles and we hope that AMD will also give us this option in a future version of the Catalyst drivers. You can view the release notes, as well as the download links, below. Enjoy!
AMD Catalyst 12.2 Release Notes:
Super Sampling Anti-Aliasing is now available for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications
•Supported on the AMD Radeon HD 7900 and 7700 Series
• Users can now enable Super Sample Anti-Aliasing and Adaptive Anti-Aliasing through the AMD Catalyst Control Center for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications
• Applications must support in game Anti-Aliasing for the feature to work (Forced on Anti-Aliasing through the Catalyst Control Center is not supported for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications)
AMD Eyefinity 2.1 technology enhancements
•Custom resolutions – users can now choose from a much larger set of display resolutions for their AMD Eyefinity configurations
• Dynamic Configuration Changes: Switching between different display configurations (when physically plugging/un-plugging displays) will occur automatically by loading the appropriate profile
• HydraVision enhancements: The Windows Task bar can now be moved and resized based on users preference
• Profile Manager improvements: Users can now create multiple Display profiles, enabling users to seamlessly switch between various AMD Eyefinity and Display Configurations
Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 12.2 Pre-Certified software suite for Windows 7. These include:
•Random texture flickering is no longer experienced when playing Tom Clancy HAWX with Crossfire and Eyefinity enabled.
•Random texture flickering is no longer experienced when playing Call of Duty – Modern Warfare 3 in a Tri-Crossfire setup.
•Random texture flickering is no longer experienced when playing Dragon Age 2 with Crossfire and Vsync enabled.
•Skipping the in-game cinematics when running Dragon Age 2 in DirectX 11 mode no longer causes random stuttering.
•The Battleforge DirectX 10.0 benchmark no longer experiences intermittent crashes when run in Tri-Crossfire mode.
•Random flickering is no longer observed when playing Battlefield – Bad Company 2 in DirectX 11 mode.
•Playing back h.264 interlaced BluRay content no longer displays intermittent green flashing.
•The system no longer experiences random hangs when playing back BluRay 3D content in Duplicate mode.
•Starcraft II no longer experiences random system crashes when exiting a campaign in certain Crossfire configurations.
•Batman – Arkam City no longer experiences intermittent system crashes when run in DirectX 11 mode.
•Changing Crossfire settings no longer causes a random system crash.
•A system crash is no longer experienced when playing Rage with Crossfire enabled.
•Crysis Warhead and Battlefield – Bad Company II no longer experience random crashes in certain Crossfire configurations.
•Playback of BluRay 3D content now correctly uses hardware acceleration.
•Random texture corruption is no longer displayed when playing Dirt III in DirectX 11 mode and with anisotropic filtering applied.
Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 12.2 Pre-Certified software suite for Windows 7. These include:
•Windows Aero options are available after installing the driver.
•Background textures in World of Warcraft Cataclysm no longer experience random flickering in some Crossfire and Eyefinity configurations.
AMD Catalyst 12.2 Pre-Certified driver for Windows Vista & Windows 7 32-bit
AMD Catalyst 12.2 Pre-Certified driver for Windows Vista & Windows 7 64-bit
AMD Catalyst 12.2 Pre-Certified driver for Windows XP 32-bit/64-bit

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