Skip to main content

AMD Catalyst 12.3 Update: Bug Fixes, Supports 7000 Series

AMD has released the updated Catalyst graphics drivers suite, now up to version 12.3. Find the download for your system here.

Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.3 Windows release includes: 

NEW FEATURES

Full Support for AMD Radeon HD 7000 series of products 

  • Catalyst 12.3 now fully supports the AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800 and AMD Radeon HD 7700 series of products 

RESOLVED ISSUES

Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System

This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 12.3 software suite for Windows 7. These include:

  • AMD Catalyst Control Center startup issues/ delays have been resolved
  • Tom Clancy HAWX: No longer crashes after task switching with MLAA (Morphological Anti-Aliasing) and Anti-Aliasing enabled
  • Furmark Benchmark: No longer crashes when launched in High Performance mode.
  • Quake 4: No longer display corruption after task switching when run in High Performance mode
  • XPlane: Textures no longer exhibit flicker and corruption
  • Skyrim: No longer displays flickering and texture corruption.
  • Alan Wake: A system crash is no longer experienced when running the game in DirectX 9 mode with Crossfire enabled
  • Far Cry 2: A random system hang is no longer experienced when running the game at high in game setting

Resolved Issues for the Windows Vista  Operating System

This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst™ 12.3 software suite for Windows Vista. These include:

  • AMD Catalyst Control Center startup issues/ delays have been resolved
  • Enemy Territory Quake Wars : no longer exhibits random corruption

Check out the full release notes here, which include known issues.

Read more from @MarcusYam on Twitter.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • frombehind
    Sweet! Thanks AMD for making my shiny new 7970 a bit more stable ^^
    Reply
  • A Bad Day
    When can we get another benchmark comparing all of AMD's and Nivida's drivers' stability and performance?
    Reply
  • Pinhedd
    A Bad DayWhen can we get another benchmark comparing all of AMD's and Nivida's drivers' stability and performance?
    I have dual 7970s in Crossfire and can verify that while these drivers don't increase max FPS very much, they do make gameplay much smoother
    Reply
  • memadmax
    About damn time.
    Reply
  • blazorthon
    By fully supporting the GCN Radeons, I assume that it includes proper CF support too. If so, then I can finally recommend these cards more often and even in CF situations once we see some reviews of the GCN cards in CF on all of the modern games with these drivers. Still gotta wait for the GTX 680 to become more available so the 7970/7950 will drop in price, but one out of two necessities for this to be done isn't a bad start.

    However, it's a shame that it took AMD so long to get these drivers when they should have been out back in January.
    Reply
  • soccerdocks
    Yea, but when are they gonna release a driver that supports the 7000 mobile series and for laptops equipped with switchable graphics?
    Reply
  • hell yea quake 4...i just played through that about a week ago. seemed shorter than i remember :(
    Reply
  • spp85
    After some buggy BETA drivers. This WHQL 12.3 made much smoother and stable gaming. Quality one....
    Reply
  • de5_Roy
    hey amd, vce called, it's threatening to quit after being turned off for 4 months and counting... and for not being mentioned in the 'known issues' section.
    ps: if anyone can confirm that amd has enabled vce (video codec engine) support, i'll admit that i am wrong. :D
    Reply
  • deadlockedworld
    My computer says I upgrade to 12.3 on March 12th...
    Reply