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31 May 2012   #1751

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)

AMD Catalyst™ 12.6 Beta Driver >>> AMD Catalyst

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With the release of the AMD Catalyst™ 12.6 Beta driver (“Catalyst”), AMD would also like to announce that we are moving away from our Monthly Catalyst release plan. Our goal is to ensure that every Catalyst release delivers a substantial benefit to our end users; as we have today with the release of the Catalyst 12.6a Beta. We will still continue with the Catalyst naming convention; Catalyst: Year.Month. You just won’t see a new driver every single month. We are confident that this will only benefit the end user; you’ll only need to upgrade to a new Catalyst driver, when it makes sense.

We would also like to announce the introduction of our new AMD Issue Reporting Form. We made a number of improvements to the older Catalyst Crew Feedback form, making it more comprehensive, ensuring high quality feedback. Feedback is very important in every product company’s life, especially in our fast paced environment. This is not just a check-box for us – we take these reports very seriously. We will review every report posted here and investigate every issue encountered. Please use this form whenever you encounter something worth mentioning.

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31 May 2012   #1752

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)

mmmm going back to 12.4 had a blue screen installing 12.6 beta
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31 May 2012   #1753

Windows 10 64bit

Well they might release one next week because max payne 3 is coming out in 8 hours according to steam and I bet it's going to need some update to ccc to run it properly,this is my prediction.
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31 May 2012   #1754

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)

i have gone back to 12.4 all is running ok now the beta 12.6 may be ok for other machines i have left feedback on the amd site with my problems of trying to install it i still go by the old saying "if it aint broke dont try to fix it" sometimes
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01 Jun 2012   #1755

Windows 10 64bit

Tried the beta drivers,runs fine on my rig and played a couple games with no problems.Although performance is exactly the same as the previous driver for my rig,all I noticed is that some of the flickering i had in the witcher 2 went away so that's a plus. Gta iv on the other hand has problems now,getting the dreaded out of video ram problem when loading my save now.Guess il'l either rollback or wait until the official driver is out and try it again and see if the problem continues. All was fine with the previous driver and now gta iv has memory leaks,could be something with the game its self or the driver did something.As of now I will investigate some more and find out the source and see if rolling back drivers fixes it or not and try the game again today since that happened to me yesterday and see if the problem persist or not.

The problem was with the game its self, a simple command line code in the main directory fixed the memory leak. Just had to type this in -memrestrict 681574400 and save it as commandline.txt in the main directory of the game.So the drivers are fine and having no problems with them so far.Using amd drivers 12.6beta with a 6870 gpu
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02 Jun 2012   #1756

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547

and the May 22nd 12.6 BETA runs lovely in crossfire..
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07 Jun 2012   #1757

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547

yikes, there's an even newer one (HD5000 series and above only..)

AMD Catalyst 12.x (8.980.0 June 4) Unofficial BETA download from

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14 Jun 2012   #1758
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

And now one even newer than that one,

AMD Catalyst 12.x (9.00 June 12) Unofficial BETA - Forums

P.S. It also has updated AHCI/RAID drivers in it for those with AMD based motherboards,

  AMD AHCI controller driver distribution list
  Version, 04/11/2012 
  LHx64             - Vista, x64
  LHx86             - Vista, x86
  Win7x64         - Windows 7, x64
  Win7x86         - Windows 7, x86
  Supported chipsets
  SB7xx family
  SB8xx family
  Hudson-1/2/3 family
  SB9xx family
  Installation Notes
  The driver can be installed either during OS setup or as an update 
  To install the driver during OS setup use a setup dialog window on Vista and higher (use the advanced settings to configure the Windows Setup program to use the specific driver; click “Load Driver” to load the specific driver from the media that includes the driver).
  To install the driver as an update use the Windows Device Manager.
  Revision History
  -          Fix: System hang-up on some BIOS implementations
  -          Win7 to Win8 update failure fix (BSOD 0x BE)
  -          READ NATIVE MAX ADDRESS EXT failure
  -          ZPODD hot swap support added (optional, available only w/ appropriate BIOS support); 10 sec delay should be observed between device un-plug and hot-plug; “Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media” applet recommended to be used to eject a CDROM before physical removal.
  -          Port Multiplier support is enabled by default on eSATA ports.
  -          Roxio SW prevents ZPODD to enter the ZP mode
  -          Roxio media erase failure
  -          DVD region tab might be absent, when the “Properties” menu item is clicked in the Device Manager
  -          The sequence of operations - the PREVENT ALLOW MEDIUM REMOVAL (Prevent = 1) command, a pause longer than 1 min, the PREVENT ALLOW MEDIUM REMOVAL (Prevent = 0) command or  PREVENT ALLOW MEDIUM REMOVAL (Prevent = 1), Sleep, Resume prevents a ZPODD to enter the ZP state
  -          _SDD/_GTF methods evaluation added
  -          Power DVD disk eject failure fix
  -          Possible failure to enter power saving states having ongoing ZPODD activity
  -          Memory usage optimization 
  -          ZPODD power on incurred 10 sec delay workaround
  -          Potential DMA overrun bug fix
  -          Performance optimization
  -          Boot Optimization
  -          TRIM implementation
  -          Zero Power ODD support (if enabled in BIOS; Windows 7 only); the ZPODD is powered off after 60 Sec w/o media inside and tray closed (for tray type ZPODDs)
  -          DAPS support
  -          DIPM Setting Index 3 added to AHCI Link Power Management Settings (in addition to existing Active(0), HIPM(1) and HIPM+DIPM(2) ) and can be chosen to any Power Scheme using the inbox utility powercfg.exe  
  -          amdsata.inf -> amd_sata.inf
  - ->
  -          amdsata.sys -> amd_sata.sys
  -          amdxata.sys -> amd_xata.sys
  -          Fix a bug where FUA was re-enabled after hibernation / de-hibernation operation and it is now disabled under all conditions. 
  -          Minor bug fix 
  -          Slight performance improvement
  -          FUA is changed to be disabled by default 
  -          Slight performance improvement
  -          Port Multiplier enumeration optimization
  -          Velocity test numbers improved – first release
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14 Jun 2012   #1759

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Thank you Richard. I shall give them a try now.


So far, so good.
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15 Jun 2012   #1760

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547

yep - these run beautifully..!!
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