AMD Catalyst 11.7 WHQL Released

AMD has rolled out another Catalyst Driver update today. The new driver will fix a few major bugs’ that plagued the previous version of the software along with some graphical glitches seen in a few games. The update provides WHQL-support for AMD’s a series APU apart from the Radeon GPU’s and the AMD 8 series and 7-series. AMD is claiming they’ve fixed all the issues that were present in the previous Catalyst Suite update, such issues like (Cursor lag, System Hang when using HDMI or Display Ports, Video Playback, application specific issues, Checkerboard pattern during Eyefinity on DX10 games, and flickering issues in Portal 2.)

 

A list of changes follows

  • All issues experienced with mouse cursor lag have been resolved
  • Resolves system hangs seen in the AMD Catalyst 11.6 driver on specific HDMI and DP displays
  • Log event (Event ID 62464) issues when playing video content have been resolved
  • Bluray playback using PowerDVD 10 under High Performance mode no longer randomly displays a blank screen.
  • Bluray playback using PowerDVD 10 under High Performance mode no longer randomly hangs.
  • Some Divx format files no longer display video corruption using WinDVD.
  • AVIVO Video Quality settings are now correctly applied to Flash Video Content.
  • AMD SteadyVideo is now applied to Home Video clips when using WinDVD 10.
  • Random screen corruption is no longer displayed when changing desktop themes.
  • Chequerboard corruption is no longer displayed intermittently when playing DirectX 10 titles in a Crossfire configuration with Eyefinity enabled.
  • Shogun II now renders the cinematics correctly when run in various Eyefinity configurations.
  • Video playback now works correctly when Hardware acceleration is enabled with VLC Player version 1.1.9.
  • 720p Divx video clips no longer display stuttering when played using Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player.
  • Crossfire now functions correctly when playing Hamilton’s Great Adventure.
  • Video corruption is no longer observed when when using the Forward slider on 720P Divx format video clips using Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center.
  • PowerDVD now correctly handles 3D Bluray content.
  • Portal 2 no longer displays flickering on water surface textures with Medium and Low Shader detail settings.
  • Image stabilization now functions correctly when playing Divx content using Windows Media Player.
  • Wraparound corruption is no longer displayed intermittently after exiting a 3D application.
You can download the new Catalyst Drivers here.

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