Last week AMD updated their Catalyst drivers to 12.3, bringing in new optimisations for various games and some bug fixes which affected some titles, notably Skyrim with some texture and compression corruption when you set things to Very High on AMD cards in Xfire. Read below to see the full list of changes and fixes. XP fans must take note, official Radeon HD7000 support for your platform starts only in 12.4, so you can ignore this release. You can install it, however, and give it a bash. Windows 8 nutters, there’s nothing of interest for you here either – sorry.

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:

  • 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

Resolved issued for the Windows Vista Operating System:

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

KNOWN ISSUES

Known issues under the Windows 7 Operating System:

  • Vsync may be disabled after task switching when playing Rage
  • Enemy Territory Quake Wars may crash when launched in High Performance mode
  • Crysis 2 may hang randomly when run in DirectX 11 mode.
  • Known issues under the Windows Vista operating system

Known issues under the Windows Vista Operating System:

  • The Catalyst Control Center may not display if launched while using WinDVD to play a BluRay disc.
  • Known issues under the Windows XP operating system 

Known issues under the Windows XP Operating System:

  • The system may hang when playing Dirt 3 at maximum in-game settings
  • The system may hang when launching Crysis – Warhead at maximum in game settings
  • Dragon Age 2 may display random graphics corruption

Yeah, unfortunately Mac fans are left out for this release. Although AMD has said nothing about when Radeon HD7000 support will be added for those platforms, its likely to hit with 12.4, once Apple has had a gander at everything and made sure GCN won’t stuff up things for them.

Windows 7/Vista Drivers: x86 32-bit, x86-64 64-bit

Linux: x86 32-bit, x86-64 64-bit