AMD Releases Catalyst 12.9 Beta With Enduro Support

The driver now includes support for the company's Enduro switchable graphics technology and includes a redesigned control center interface, support for profile applications, as well as customization options for a performance or battery centric modes.

AMD also promises a performance gain of 10 percent for single GPU configurations in Lost Planet 2 and several fixed issues, including resolved Firefox corruptions in Crossfire mode.

The 12.9 Beta release is available for Windows XP 32-bit, as well as 32-bit and 64-bit versions for later Windows versions (Vista/7/8), as well as Ubuntu 12.10 and RHEL 6.3.


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  • luciferano
    PennanenAmd in charge of driver support !Thumbs down storm incoming since angry amd owners but lets face it, amd has horrible driver support


    You must be one of those Nvidia fanboys. Don't forget to install the WHQL 196.75 drivers next time you want a blazing-fast GPU.

    More recently, let's not forget how Nvidia had a lot of people who had stuttering problems caused by their 300 series drivers, severe underclocking caused by their 300 series drivers, and V-Sync not working because of them. Even more recently since those were fixed about two or three months after they showed up (so much for Nvidia always fixing things quickly) is how the 306.23 drivers seem to have slightly inferior overclocking stability to older driver versions as shown here:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/371144-33-driver-problem

    Unfortunately, driver issues are a problem for pretty much all companies that make drivers.
  • spp85
    I had been using Ati Radeon HD 5770 for more than Two and a half years and do a lot of gaming still don't faced any major driver problems. So those who blame AMD for driver problems are hardcore nVidia fanboys or nVidia sponsored people. Actual public will continue buying AMD's Radeons no matter what these people says.
  • vrumor
    luciferanoYou must be one of those Nvidia fanboys. Don't forget to install the WHQL 196.75 drivers next time you want a blazing-fast GPU.More recently, let's not forget how Nvidia had a lot of people who had stuttering problems caused by their 300 series drivers, severe underclocking caused by their 300 series drivers, and V-Sync not working because of them. Even more recently since those were fixed about two or three months after they showed up (so much for Nvidia always fixing things quickly) is how the 306.23 drivers seem to have slightly inferior overclocking stability to older driver versions as shown here:http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] er-problemUnfortunately, driver issues are a problem for pretty much all companies that make drivers.


    Eh, been an AMD/ATI guy for years. No one around here likes to hear that the driver issues that plagued them back in the early and mid 2000s just isnt there anymore. Even mods here are very sensitive about what you say about it. Its quite humorous :) Anyhow, performance gains are always good. Gonna grab em and try em out.
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  • bryonhowley
    Have been running them for most of the day. So far so good they seem to be doing fine on both of my AMD/ATI rigs.
  • luciferano
    Improvements are pretty much always welcome.
  • Pennanen
    Amd in charge of driver support :D!

    Thumbs down storm incoming since angry amd owners but lets face it, amd has horrible driver support :D