AMD Catalyst Changelog

New in version 15.7

July 9th, 2015
  • [421317] Segmentation fault observed while launching some OpenGL games in RHEL7.1
  • [419365] Error message observed during installation through rpm package in RHEL 6.5, 7.0
  • [419162] System hangs while running Dying Light
  • [421858] clinfo could not recognize up to four GPU devices
  • Known Issues:
  • [419960]: Vari-Bright on some configurations is not decreasing brightness as expected

New in version 14.12 (December 9th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • OpenCL 2.0 support (requires 64-bit OS and compatible AMD Radeon™ R Series GPU)
  • VAAPI decoding support (H264, VC1, MPEG2, MPEG4)
  • Distribution specific package support for Ubuntu and Red Hat
  • Resolved Issues:
  • [402835]: Unexpected pixmap's time stamp change on Ubuntu with composite enabled causes Linux Khronos CTS to randomly fail
  • [403420]: Driver install can sometimes have an error in Ubuntu 14.10 using GPL symbol before Kernel 3.16
  • [405011]: Driver installation may intermittently fail on Kernel 3.9.0
  • [409856]: Generate Distribution Specific Package' mode of Catalyst install does not create symbolic links for libGL
  • [407550]: Driver upgrade failed in Ubuntu with specific drivers

New in version 14.9 (September 30th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • AMD Radeon R9 285
  • Ubuntu 14.04 support
  • RHEL 7.0 support
  • Install improvements
  • Package and distribution generation options; recommend options set by default
  • Help user install generated distribution package once created
  • Pop-up messages to help guide users through the install process
  • Identifying and installation of pre-requisites
  • Resolved Issues:
  • Witcher 2 random lock-up seen when launching the application
  • Screen corruption when connecting an external monitor to some PowerXpress AMD GPU + Intel CPU platforms
  • Intermittent X crash when the user does a rotation with Tear Free Desktop enabled
  • Failure on exit of OpenGL programs
  • Error message being displayed when a user does run clinfo in console mode
  • Blank screen when hot plugging an HDMI monitor from a MST hub
  • System hang after resume from S3/S4 in High Performance mode on PowerXpress AMD GPU + Intel CPU platforms
  • Corruption or artifacting on the bottom right corner of the screen before booting into login UI during restart
  • Occasional segmentation fault when running ETQW
  • xscreensavers test failing with multi-GPU Crossfire™ configurations
  • Motion Builder severe flickering while toggling full screen
  • Intermittent crashing and corruption observed while running X-Plane
  • Some piglit and Khronos OpenGL conformance test failures
  • Displays occasionally going black when startx is run on Ubuntu 14.04 after switching to integrated GPU on PowerXpress AMD GPU + Intel Haswell CPU system platforms
  • A connected external display getting disabled when unplugging AC power from laptop platforms
  • An auto log out when double clicking the picture under desktop server times on PowerXpress AMD GPU + Intel CPU platforms

New in version 14.30 (September 3rd, 2014)

  • Supported Linux distributions:
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Suite 6.4 and 6.5
  • SUSE® Linux Enterprise 11 SP3
  • openSUSE 13.1
  • Ubuntu 12.04.3, 12.04.4 and 13.10

New in version 14.6 Beta (May 27th, 2014)

  • Features:
  • Ubuntu 14.04 support
  • Install improvements
  • Package and distribution generation options; recommend options set by default
  • Help user install generated distribution package once created
  • Pop-up messages to help guide users through the install process
  • Identifying and installation of pre-requisites
  • Resolved Issues:
  • [399454] : Witcher 2 - Resolves random lock-up seen when launching the application
  • [398826] : Screen corruption when connect external monitor to some PowerXpress A+I platform
  • [396719] : X crash when do rotation with Tear Free Desktop enabled
  • [397810] : Failure on exit of OpenGL programs
  • [398424] : Error message when run clinfo in console mode
  • [396098] : Blank screen when hotplug HDMI monitor from MST hub
  • [396795] : System hang after resume from S3/S4 in High Performance mode on PowerXpress A+I platform
  • [396870] : Garbage on the bottom right corner of screen before boot into login UI during restart
  • [394504] : Segmentation fault when run ETQW

New in version 14.4 (April 26th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Support for the AMD Radeon R9 295X
  • Ubuntu 12.04.4 support
  • Full support for OpenGL 4.4
  • OpenGL 4.4 supports the following extensions:
  • ARB_buffer_storage
  • ARB_enhanced_layouts
  • ARB_query_buffer_object
  • ARB_clear_texture
  • ARB_texture_mirror_clamp_to_edge
  • ARB_texture_stencil8
  • ARB_vertex_type_10f_11f_11f_rev
  • ARB_multi_bind
  • ARB_bindless_texture
  • ARB_spare_texture
  • ARB_seamless_cubemap_per_texture
  • ARB_indirect_parameters
  • ARB_shader_group_vote
  • Resolved Issues:
  • Corruption and system hang observed while running Sanctuary BM with Tear Free Desktop enabled
  • Memory leak about hardware context
  • EGL create context error for glesx
  • GPU hand in CrossFire Mode
  • [Piglit] Test "spec/arb_vertex_array_object" failed
  • [Piglit] Test "glx/GLX_EXT_import_context/free context" failed
  • [Piglit] Test "spec/ARB_seamless_cube_map" failed
  • Piglit] Test "texture swizzle with border color" failed
  • Glxtest failures observed in log file
  • Blank screen observed while running steam games with Big picture
  • 4ms delay observed in the glxSwapBuffers when vsync is enabled
  • RBDoom3BFG the game auto quit when use the security camera terminal
  • ETQW segmentation fault

New in version 14.4 RC (April 22nd, 2014)

  • Products:
  • Support for the AMD Radeon R9 295X
  • Features:
  • Ubuntu 12.04.4 support
  • Full support for OpenGL 4.4
  • OpenGL 4.4 supports the following extensions:
  • ARB_buffer_storage
  • ARB_enhanced_layouts
  • ARB_query_buffer_object
  • ARB_clear_texture
  • ARB_texture_mirror_clamp_to_edge
  • ARB_texture_stencil8
  • ARB_vertex_type_10f_11f_11f_rev
  • ARB_multi_bind
  • ARB_bindless_texture
  • ARB_spare_texture
  • ARB_seamless_cubemap_per_texture
  • ARB_indirect_parameters
  • ARB_compute_variable_group_size
  • ARB_shader_draw_parameters
  • ARB_shader_group_vote
  • Resolved Issues:
  • [388835] : Corruption and system hang observed while running Sanctuary BM with Tear Free Desktop enabled
  • [391994] : Memory leak about hardware context
  • [392921] : EGL create context error for glesx
  • [393622] : GPU hand in CrossFire Mode
  • [392271] : [Piglit] Test "spec/arb_vertex_array_object" failed
  • [393283]: Glxtest failures observed in log file
  • [392666] : [Piglit] Test "glx/GLX_EXT_import_context/free context" failed
  • [389496] : [Piglit] Test "spec/ARB_seamless_cube_map" failed
  • [388194] : [Piglit] Test "texture swizzle with border color" failed
  • [391231] : Blank screen observed while running steam games with Big picture
  • [394935] : 4ms delay observed in the glxSwapBuffers when vsync is enabled
  • [375710] : RBDoom3BFG the game auto quit when use the security camera terminal
  • [394504] : ETQW segmentation fault

New in version 14.3 Beta (March 18th, 2014)

  • [394848] - Xorg crashed playing AVI video file in VLC player or Parole player
  • [394705] - "Nexuiz - Demo3" Ubuntu performance lower than Redhat
  • [394704] - "Nexuiz - Demo3" Linux performance lower than Windows

New in version 14.2 Beta (February 26th, 2014)

  • Minecraft: missing textures have been resolved
  • Resolves corruption issues seen in X-plane

New in version 14.1 Beta (February 2nd, 2014)

  • Products:
  • AMD A10-7850K
  • AMD A10-7700K
  • Features:
  • RHEL 6.5 production support
  • openSUSE 13.1 production support
  • Ubuntu 13.10 production support
  • Xserver 1.15 support
  • Kernel 3.13 support
  • Resolved Issues:
  • [386897] : System hang on resume from S4 with OpenGL screen saver running
  • [387678] : Backtrace occurs when kill X
  • [387664] : Failed to start X without kernel module loaded
  • [378620] : OpenCL test failure in CrossFire Mode
  • [386945] : piglit test "spec/ARB_copy_buffer/overlap" failed
  • [386710] : piglit test "spec/ARB_draw_buffers_blend" failed
  • [386818] : piglit test "spec/OpenGL 2.0/depth-tex-modes-glsl" failed
  • [386941] : piglit test "spec/ARB_blend_func_extended" failed
  • [386903] : piglit test "spec/OpenGL 3.0/gl-3.0-required-sized-texture-formats" failed
  • [386840] : Viewport goes blank when mouse cursor leaves when run Houdini on Ubuntu
  • [387596] : piglit test "spec/ARB_framebuffer_object (fbo-scissor-blit)" failed
  • [389174] : Failed to get fan speed on Bonaire card
  • [388110] : Intermittent flashing problem when running at 2560x1600
  • [372656] : Crash when resizing Konsole
  • [388325] : Brightness cannot be adjusted on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • [388330] : piglit test "spec/ARB_framebuffer_object (fbo-blit-stretch)" failed
  • [385457] : Blue/white screen after using Google-chrome to run fishietank
  • [388500] : piglit test "spec/EXT_texture_integer" failed
  • [388802] : piglit test "spec/ARB_map_buffer_alignment" failed
  • [386396] : piglit test "spec/ARB_depth_buffer_float/fbo-depthstencil-drawpixels" failed
  • [389431] : Screens are distorted when connecting an external monitor on some Haswell platforms
  • [389530] : Blank screen/crash observed while running unigine heaven benchmark in windowed mode
  • [387124] : OpenCL performance drop observed on Hawaii compared to Tahiti XT
  • [386940] : piglit test "spec/EXT_texture_sRGB" failed
  • [392137] : [SteamOS] Failed to return to desktop from steam.
  • [392015] : [SteamOS] Screen is locked when changing user.
  • [392014] : [SteamOS] Failed to login Steam sometimes
  • [391231] : Blank screen observed while running steam games with Big picture

New in version 13.30 RC3 (January 14th, 2014)

  • Supported Products:
  • AMD A10-7850K Desktop APU with AMD Radeon R7 Series graphics
  • AMD A10-7700K Desktop APU with AMD Radeon R5 Series graphics

New in version 13.11 Beta (January 10th, 2014)

  • Adds support for Steam OS
  • Resolved Issues:
  • [372656] : Resolves crash when resizing Konsole
  • [388325] : Resolves brightness adjustment issues
  • [388818] : Resolves kernel module compile failure when CONFIG_UIDGID_STRICT_TYPE_CHECKS is enabled
  • [388335] : Avoids the new GPL symbol acpi_bus_get_device for new kernel support
  • [386897] : Resolves system hang on resume from S4 with OpenGL screen saver running

New in version 13.12 (December 19th, 2013)

  • [384861]: Ultra slow dota2 fps
  • [383176]: System hang when startx after enable Eyefinity
  • [383109]: System hang when run Unigine Heaven 4.0
  • [382494]: Screen corruption when run C4Engine with GL_ARB_texture_array enabled
  • [384193]: Fix the procfs permission issue on kernel 3.10 and later
  • [373812]: System hang when run some OpenGL stress test
  • [383430]: Glxtest failed with force AA
  • [383372]: Fail to launch cairo-dock
  • [384509]: glClientWaitSync is waiting even when timeout is 0
  • [383573]: AC/DC switching is broken
  • [384194]: Tear-Free Desktop sets V-Sync to 30Hz instead of 60Hz
  • [385123]: CrossFire aspect observed in CCCLE where it should not
  • [385414]: Steam crashes and games hang on a black screen when Force AA is on
  • [387027]: Glxtest failed on SLED11 SP3
  • [382079]: MARI crash with weird stack
  • [387797]: X crash when kill X with Xserver 1.13 and 1.14
  • [389431]: Screens are distorted when connecting an external monitor on some PowerXpress platform with Intel Haswell
  • [389728]: Segfault after disabling display on re-launch of CCCLE
  • [387573]: Soft hang and error observed on BasicDebug sample for OpenCL when run on x86
  • [385704]: Black window when run glxgears with TWM
  • [376115]: Display corruption when using rotation

New in version 13.11 Beta 9.4 (November 23rd, 2013)

  • [372656] : Resolves crash when resizing Konsole
  • [388325] : Resolves brightness adjustment issues
  • [388818] : Resolves kernel module compile failure when CONFIG_UIDGID_STRICT_TYPE_CHECKS is enabled
  • [388335] : Avoids the new GPL symbol acpi_bus_get_device for new kernel support
  • [386897] : Resolves system hang on resume from S4 with OpenGL screen saver running

New in version 13.11 Beta 6 (October 28th, 2013)

  • Supports the Radeon R9 290/290X.

New in version 13.11 Beta 1 (October 9th, 2013)

  • New features:
  • Products:
  • AMD Radeon R9 280X
  • AMD Radeon R9 270X
  • AMD Radeon R7 260X
  • AMD Radeon R7 250
  • AMD Radeon R7 240
  • Resolved Issues:
  • [383176] System hang up when startx after setting up an Eyefinity desktop
  • [384193] Permission issue with procfs on kernel 3.10
  • [373812] System hang observed while running disaster stress test on Ubuntu 12.10
  • [383109] Hang is observed when running Unigine on Linux
  • [383573] AC/DC switching is not automatically detected
  • [383075] Laptop backlight adjustment is broken
  • [383430] Glxtest failures observed in log file with forcing on Anti-Aliasing
  • [383372] Cairo-dock is broken
  • [378333] Severe desktop corruption is observed when enabled compiz in certain cases
  • [384509] glClientWaitSync is waiting even when timeout is 0
  • [382494] C4Engine get corruption with GL_ARB_texture_array enabled

New in version 13.10 Beta (October 1st, 2013)

  • [383176] System hang up when startx after setting up an Eyefinity desktop
  • [384193] Permission issue with procfs on kernel 3.10
  • [373812] System hang observed while running disaster stress test on Ubuntu 12.10
  • [383109] Hang is observed when running Unigine on Linux
  • [383573] AC/DC switching is not automatically detected
  • [383075] Laptop backlight adjustment is broken
  • [383430] Glxtest failures observed in log file with forcing on Anti-Aliasing
  • [383372] Cairo-dock is broken
  • [378333] Severe desktop corruption is observed when enabled compiz in certain cases
  • [384509] glClientWaitSync is waiting even when timeout is 0
  • [382494] C4Engine get corruption with GL_ARB_texture_array enabled

New in version 13.9 (September 18th, 2013)

  • Xserver 1.14 support, GLX_EXT_buffer_age extension support, UVD/OpenGL/Vsync fixes against the last final driver, Catalyst 13.4.

New in version 13.8 Beta 2 (August 19th, 2013)

  • Resolved Issues:
  • [380355] Source Engine games hang when running on the High Performance ASIC
  • [330287] Maya 2012 Paint brush fails to leave trails in real time while painting at some areas when desktop effects enabled
  • [345211] Incorrect object picking in Autodesk Maya using UAV selection solver
  • [376838] Autodesk Maya fluids display visually very pixelated even at higher resolutions of the fluid voxels
  • [376823] Mesh/polygons selection take too long to select and deselect compared to Nvidia in Maya 2011-2013
  • [372767] Unigine Heaven 4.0 crash in high performance GPU
  • [376891] Enable Optimization on SGPU for 11% Performance gain (unigine heaven)
  • [377640] Unigine Heaven OGL stops responding at high resolutions with VSync enabled
  • [376842] Left4Dead2 Corruption is observed
  • [378135] Left4Dead2 Yellow Screen Bug
  • [379940] Left4Dead2 Gamma Correction Corruption
  • [381765] Visual artifacts for XvBA playback with CABAC=No
  • [380590] The menus are unbelievably slow with vsync disabled for XBMC
  • [381120] Kernel 3.10 support
  • [379176] “Testing use only” watermark removed
  • [356014] AA does not function with desktop effects enabled
  • Open Issues:
  • [370421] Quake4 fails to render in game sky properly at certain points with High Performance GPU
  • [377432] Unigine Heaven at high resolution and settings will show intermittent corruptions in crossfire
  • [380998] System hang when running Counter Strike: Source at low settings on Linux
  • [382494] C4Engine show corruptions with GL_ARB_texture_array enabled

New in version 13.8 Beta (August 2nd, 2013)

  • Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta Driver for Linux:
  • OpenGL 4.3 support
  • Dynamic primary surface resizing
  • Kernel 3.10 support
  • SLED 11 SP3 support
  • Resolved Issues:
  • [380355] Source Engine games hang when running on the High Performance ASIC
  • [330287] Maya 2012 Paint brush fails to leave trails in real time while painting at some areas when desktop effects enabled
  • [345211] Incorrect object picking in Autodesk Maya using UAV selection solver
  • [376838] Autodesk Maya fluids display visually very pixelated even at higher resolutions of the fluid voxels
  • [376823] Mesh/polygons selection take too long to select and deselect compared to Nvidia in Maya 2011-2013
  • [372767] Unigine Heaven 4.0 crash in high performance GPU
  • [376891] Enable Optimization on SGPU for 11% Performance gain (unigine heaven)
  • [377640] Unigine Heaven OGL stops responding at high resolutions with VSync enabled
  • [376842] Left4Dead2 Corruption is observed
  • [378135] Left4Dead2 Yellow Screen Bug
  • [379940] Left4Dead2 Gamma Correction Corruption
  • [381765] Visual artifacts for XvBA playback with CABAC=No
  • [380590] The menus are unbelievably slow with vsync disabled for XBMC
  • [381120] Kernel 3.10 support
  • [379176] “Testing use only” watermark removed
  • [356014] AA does not function with desktop effects enabled

New in version 13.15.1000 Beta (July 24th, 2013)

  • Enduro Technology on AMD + AMD Ubuntu platforms - Source Engine games hang when running on the High Performance ASIC
  • Maya 2011-2013 – Various visual corruptions issues have been resolved
  • Maya 2011-2013 – Mesh/Polygons selection performance has been improved
  • Unigine Heaven – Intermittent Crashes have been resolved
  • Unigine Heaven – Performance has been improved up to 11% on single GPU configurations
  • Left 4 Dead 2 – Visual corruption issues have been resolved

New in version 13.6 Beta (May 29th, 2013)

  • Highlights:
  • Ubuntu 13.04 Production Support
  • Xserver 1.14 Support
  • GLX_EXT_buffer_age extension support
  • Resolved Issues:
  • [371937] Fix black screen while entering Team Fortress 2 under cinnamon desktop environment
  • [366812] Fix tearing for some OpenGL applications with VSYNC on or off
  • [373575] Fix taskbar missing after UVD playback on Ubuntu 12.04
  • [370955] Fix corruption in Team Fortress 2 when running Dustbowl map
  • [377199] Fix the error for APL initialization failure
  • [378086] Fix screen corruption when kill X on Ubuntu 13.04
  • [374657] Fix some WebGL conformance test failures
  • [377379] Fix the regression of performance drop with XBMC for UVD playback

New in version 13.4 (April 25th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • RHEL 6.4 Production Support
  • OpenCL Console Mode Support
  • Kernel 3.7 and 3.8 Support
  • Resolved Issues:
  • [370253]: Serious Sam 3 - Color of Objects turning into be red when enabling separate shader object
  • [371937]: Team Fortress 2 - Screen black issue while entering the game screen under cinnamon desktop environment
  • [371374]: Team Fortress 2 - Screen random flickering and corruptions in Lakeside Map
  • [354777]: Maya 2012 Benchmark - Benchmark falling out of TIMMO
  • [372137]: NX8.0 - Severe flickering is observed while playing animation in manufacturing mode
  • [373561]: Mari crashes at startup on Ubuntu only
  • [374371]: Severe corruption occurs in Unigine Heaven 4.0 on Saturn XT when running at extremely high settings
  • [373787]: Softimage fails to refresh properly
  • [372918]: Maxon - Wrong shading when UBOs are used to store light parameters

New in version 13.3 Beta 3 (March 25th, 2013)

  • [370253]: Serious Sam 3 - Color of Objects turning into be red when enabling separate shader object
  • [371937]: Team Fortress 2 - Screen black issue while entering the game screen under cinnamon desktop environment
  • [371733]: Team Fortress 2 - Change settings without restarting would reduce FPS down to the 20s/30s
  • [371374]: Team Fortress 2 - Screen random flickering and corruptions in Lakeside Map
  • [369893]: Xserver starting failure after switching to Power-Saving mode on PowerXpress A+I platform with Ubuntu 12.10
  • [368970]: System cannot switch to Power-Saving mode on some HP PowerXpress A+I platforms
  • [370067]: System hang up when logging out in Power-Saving mode on PowerXpress A+A platform
  • [371116]: Startx failure in Power-Saving mode on PowerXpress A+I platform
  • [370316]: Xserver crash in High-Performance mode on PowerXpress A+I platform with Intel Haswell
  • [373156]: Login screen garbage on PowerXpress A+I system with latest Intel graphics driver
  • [372650]: Black window issue for OpenGL applications when using XRender backend of kwin
  • [369981]: Adding Kernel 3.7 support
  • [369982]: Adding Kernel 3.8 support

New in version 13.3 Beta 2 (March 16th, 2013)

  • Improve performance in Sim City 5 up to 16 percent
  • Improves performance in Far Cry 3 up to 5 percent
  • Improves latency performance issues seen in Tomb Raider and Hitman Absolution
  • Resolves slight corruption seen in Tomb Raider with TressFX enabled for CrossFire and single GPU configurations

New in version 13.2 Beta 3 (January 30th, 2013)

  • [370476 ]: Resolves a Team Fortress 2 performance issue with Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 and AMD Radeon™ HD 7000, 6000 Series GPU. Up to 300% performance improvement
  • [369298 ]: Resolves a Serious Sam 3 launching and corruption issue with Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 and AMD Radeon™ HD 7000, 6000 Series GPU

New in version 13.1 (January 18th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • The following section provides a summary of new features in this driver version.
  • XServer 1.13 support
  • Ubuntu 12.10 Production Support
  • Resolved Issues:
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst Linux software suite.
  • [368958]: Driver release version is added to GL_VERSION
  • [367282]: Bblank VGA display after resume from suspend
  • [367245]: X crash for AMD PowerXpress™ A+I High-Performance mode on Ubuntu 12.10
  • [366820] Performance of Valve Linux games
  • [366805]: Segmentation fault when exit QtOpenGL applications such as AMD CodeXL
  • [366425]: Xserver getting exit upon resume from suspend on RHEL 5.8
  • [364107]: VariBright not working when change AMD PowerPlay™ settings in AMD Catalust Control Center:LE
  • [363638]: VariBright doesn’t work after resume from suspend on "Trinity" platform
  • [350759]: Flickering cursor when run some full-screen OpenGL games with CrossFire enabled
  • [347895]: OpenGL performance on "Southern Islands" ASICs
  • [344996]: 16 re-frames doesn’t work for H.264 @Level 5.1
  • [337240]: Corruption when resize the Konsole window
  • [304016]: One display goes black after changing from multi-display desktop from single independent

New in version 12.11 Beta 11 (December 4th, 2012)

  • Improves performance in Far Cry 3 (up to 25% with 8xMSAA, SSAO enabled @ 1600p, and up to 15% with 8xMSAA, HDAO enabled @1600p) (AMD Catalyst 12.11 CAP2 must also be installed)
  • Resolves a sporadic system hang encountered with a single AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series GPU seen on X58 and X79 chipsets.
  • Resolves an intermittent hang encountered with AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series GPUs in a CrossFire Eyefinity setup.
  • Resolves image corruption found in certain DirectX 9.0c titles
  • Resolve missing fonts issue in XBMC
  • Resolves no video issue found in Media Player Classic Home Cinema when using full or half floating point processing
  • Resolves stability issues found in the previous AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta8 driver for Linux
  • For users experiencing issues with HDMI Audio under Ubuntu 12.04, users should try installing the “dkms-hda - 0.201211291615~precise1” package from https://code.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-audio-dev/+archive/alsa-daily/+packages and reboot; this will resolve the HDMI Audio issue found in Ubuntu 12.04
  • AMD Catalyst 12.11 CAP2 has just been released, and should be used in conjunction with AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta11
  • Improves Far Cry 3 performance for single GPU configurations with AA enabled

New in version 12.11 Beta 8 (November 19th, 2012)

  • Improves performance up to 5% in Max Payne 3
  • Includes single GPU performance updates for Far Cry 3
  • Improves CrossFire scaling for Planetside 2 (Crossfire scaling is still limited to ~30% at 2560x1600)
  • Resolves the Skyrim lighting issue (missing a lighting pass) for the AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
  • Resolves the hang encountered playing Dishonored on the AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta 8 for Linux includes significant performance improvements for Left for Dead 2

New in version 11.6 (June 17th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • AMD Steady Video
  • Steady Video is currently an AMD exclusive feature based on AMD APP Technology
  • By applying advanced algorithms behind the scenes, users do not have to deal with shaky or unstable video ever again!
  • Capabilities scale with hardware and are end user controlled
  • Image Stabilization brought to YouTube!
  • Decode Acceleration of MPEG-4 part 2 content
  • AMD has enabled decode acceleration of MPEG-4 part 2 content in Microsoft video player applications (through MFT support) for all AMD Radeon 6000 Series
  • Performance Enhancements:
  • Performance gains in Crysis of up to 7% on AMD Radeon HD 6000 series single card configurations.
  • Performance gains in F1 2010 of up to 8% in DirectX 11 mode on AMD Radeon HD 6000 series products in single and Crossfire configurations.
  • Performance gains in Far Cry 2 of up to 5% on AMD Radeon HD 6000 series products in single and Crossfire configurations.
  • Performance gains in HAWX of up to 8% on AMD Radeon HD 6000 series products in single and Crossfire configurations.
  • Performance gains in the Unigine OpenGL tests of up to 10% on AMD Radeon HD 6000 series single card configurations.

New in version 10.9 (September 16th, 2010)

  • RHEL 6 early look support
  • System no longer fails while launching fgl_glxgears window when Anti-Aliasing and
  • Desktop Effects are enabled
  • [SUSE 11.1] Hardware playback now functions properly
  • [OpenSuSE 11.3] Corruption no longer visible on Firefox while scrolling the window
  • by dragging the scrollbar
  • [SUSE 11.2] With a DP display connected to the adapter, a hot-plugged DFP display
  • will now light up properly in clone mode

New in version 10.8 (August 26th, 2010)

  • Support for New Linux Operating Systems
  • OpenGL ES 2.0 support
  • SLED/SLES 11 SP1 production support
  • ATI CatalystTM 10.8 delivers full support for OpenGL ES 2.0 specification
  • Enables 3D accelerated graphics within a web browser that supports OpenGL ES 2.0
  • Supported on Linux distributions
  • Resolved Issues:
  • The following section provides a brief description of resolved issues with the latest
  • version of the ATI CatalystTM Linux software suite. These include:
  • Disabling the primary display in clone/dual-head mode no longer causes Catalyst
  • Control CenterTM not to launch properly after X restart
  • Desktop arrangement area no longer appears empty when Catalyst Control CenterTM
  • is relaunched after disabling or hot-unplugging the secondary display
  • X-server no longer fails when launching fullscreen OpenGL application with
  • CrossFireTM enabled and secondary display selected for accelerated display
  • Catalyst Control CenterTM will now launch properly under a 2 Gemini ATI RadeonTM
  • HD 5900 Series multi-adapter configuration
  • "Glxgears/fgl_glxgears" full screen application no longer remain on the desktop after
  • they are closed using X button
  • 6% performance drop is no longer observed while running fgl_glxgears and glxgears
  • on specific cards

New in version 10.7 (July 26th, 2010)

  • Ubuntu 10.04 production support
  • openSUSE 11.3 early look support
  • ATI CatalystTM 10.7 delivers support for ATI Eyefinity technology under all
  • supported Linux distributions
  • Applying display rotation using CatalystTM Control Center or XRandR no longer
  • causes display to turn blank with mouse cursor
  • Disabling the primary display in clone/dual-head mode no longer causes CatalystTM
  • Control Center not to launch after X restart
  • CrossFireTM can now be enabled properly on the first Gemimi card under a 2 Gemini
  • multi-adapter configuration
  • Xserver no longer fails when applying "Maintain Aspect Ratio" option from GPU
  • scaling at maximum resolution
  • [SUSE] Desktop corruption no longer visible after applying rotation using CatalystTM
  • Control Center and restarting X
  • Enabling a second ASIC without a monitor connected no longer causes black screen
  • and X window not launching when startx is executed
  • [Ubuntu 10.04] X segmentation fault no longer occur at startup on multi-ASIC
  • systems
  • CatalystTM Control Center: Gamma control changes no longer affect the wrong
  • display in clone mode
  • Switching to clone mode by pressing Fn+F4 now functions properly after connecting
  • an external VGA monitor
  • X-window no longer fails with some ATI card plugged in NV's C51 IGP board

New in version 10.6 (June 17th, 2010)

  • RHEL 5.5 production support
  • ATI CatalystTM 10.6 delivers official support for OpenGL 4.0 on the ATI RadeonTM
  • HD 5000 Series
  • ATI CatalystTM 10.6 delivers official support for OpenGL 3.3 on the ATI RadeonTM
  • HD Series
  • ATI CatalystTM 10.6 delivers a new architecture for 2D acceleration. The new 2D
  • architecture delivers fast windows resizing with Compiz/Visual-Effects and general 2D
  • performance improvements in all AMD supported Linux distributions.
  • "Xorg -probeonly" no longer causes screen corruption or the system to fail to respond

New in version 10.5 (May 27th, 2010)

  • New features:
  • SLED/SLES 11 SP1 early look support
  • Resolved Issues:
  • Enabling Hybrid CrossfireTM no longer causes dmesg to report an error after starting X
  • Screen no longer turns blank if the other monitor is unplugged in dual-head mode
  • [RHEL 5.4 x86_64] Kernel panic no longer occurs during system hibernation with PCI cards
  • [PowerXpress] Turning off the discrete card no longer causes the system to report a failure 1080i30 and 1080i25 HDTV modes can now be applied for HDMI/DVI/DP displays
  • The primary display will now have the correct default resolution when multiple monitors, with different size and resolutions, are connected dmseg will no longer report an error during hibernation
  • Resuming from sleep no longer causes the display number overlay to become corrupted

New in version 10.3 (March 29th, 2010)

  • New features:
  • RHEL 5.5 early look support
  • Resolved Issues:
  • [RHEL] System now resumes into X window properly and no longer hangs during exit on BigDesktop configuration
  • [Catalyst Control Center] Customized modes under the HDTV page will now apply properly
  • [Redhat 64-bit] X-server now launches properly on systems configured with more than 4 GPUs
  • [RHEL] Restarting X-server after applying "HDTV" modes no longer causes the screen to go blank
  • Corruption no longer visible on second screen after launching fullscreen 3D game in Dual-Head mode
  • TV horizontal size change will now be applied when utilizing XRandR to change TV geometry
  • Catalyst Control Center will now recognize hotplugged external display without restarting X
  • Running fullscreen OGL applications no longer causes X to switch from Dual-Head mode to Clone mode with game launching on both primary and secondary displays

New in version 10.1 (January 28th, 2010)

  • Ubuntu 9.10 production support
  • [ATI CatalystTM Control Center] Display Manager Properties tab now properly shows
  • a single mode instead of multiple modes when big desktop mode is enabled
  • The operating system will no longer fail when switching between virtual desktops
  • [RHEL 5.4 32-bit] [ATI CatalystTM Control Center] System now functions properly
  • after selecting "Detect Displays" button and hot-plugging a HDMI display
  • [Ubunut 9.10] X no longer fails after executing multiple Xserver generations with
  • Xinerama enabled
  • Hotplugging a HDMI monitor or toggling between LCD and HDMI no longer causes
  • the system to stop responding

New in version 9.12 (December 17th, 2009)

  • Support for New Linux Operating Systems:
  • RedFlag DT6.0 SP3
  • SLED and SLES 10SP3
  • ATI Catalyst Control Center Linux Edition:
  • CRT/VGA settings
  • New Size and Position page
  • New HDTV page
  • TV settings
  • New option for “Automatic setting for Size and Position adjustment”
  • New image quality settings: “flicker removal” and “S-Video/Composite sharpness”
  • Component Video settings
  • New Scaling Options page – new Overscan / Underscan controls
  • New custom mode support for 576 modes
  • Support for display projectors
  • Enables quick display configuration of display projectors
  • Resolved Issues:
  • Desktop resolution changes through Catalyst Control Center are now applied on restart of X
  • Catalyst Control Center: Display is now mapped to the correct desktop/screen after X restarts
  • In dual‐head mode, performing a XRandR command (rotation or screen resolution change) on screen 1 no longer cause both screens to display corruption

New in version 9.11 (November 18th, 2009)

  • RHEL 5.4 support
  • openSUSE 11.2 early look support

New in version 9.7 (July 24th, 2009)

  • New Features:
  • RedFlag DT 7.0 production support
  • Resolved Issues:
  • X segmentation fault no longer occurs after applying reflections or rotations on some systems that support Xrandr 1.2 or higher
  • Catalyst Control Center hot plugging a secondary display no longer causes screen corruption in clone mode
  • Monitor are now disabled after removing the secondary display when system is in standby
  • Some systems now report CrossFire adapters available during driver re-install
  • On some multi-monitor configurations disabling one display no longer causes both displays to become disabled
  • X Server does not intermittently fail to start on some multi adapter configurations
  • Executing xrandr --prop no longer causes Ubuntu 9.04 X Server to stop responding
  • [Ubuntu 9.04] Segmentation fault no longer occurs with X server Xinerama is enabled

New in version 9.5 (May 20th, 2009)

  • Resolved Issues:
  • The following section provides a brief description of resolved issues with the latest version of the ATI Catalyst Linux software suite. These include:
  • Catalyst Control Center, the primary display is not identified when using the Identify Displays button
  • Error may occur while setting the TV geometry
  • Game corruption might be observed in full screen when 2 monitors are connected and
  • RandR 1.2 is enabled
  • TV screen corruption may be visible while starting the X-server on some ASICs
  • Detecting second display using amdccle "Detect Display" button may result in error and will require a relaunch to detect both displays properly
  • [SUSE 11.X x86] System may fail to respond when executing multiple server generations
  • Known Issues:
  • The following section provides a brief description of known issues associated with the latest version of ATI CatalystTM Linux software suite. These issues include:
  • System may become unresponsive when toggling between virtual terminals in multi-head configuration with application running
  • Starting X with a second hotplugged display may cause segmentation fault
  • Video playback may exhibit corruption when desktop effects are enabled and
  • Composite is not explicitly disabled
  • [SUSE11] The display might not turn off while disabling the output
  • [Ubuntu 8.10] System may become inoperative when starting X on surround view system
  • The engine clock and memory clock values may be incorrectly reported by ATI CAL as 0MHz

New in version 9.4 (April 18th, 2009)

  • This release of ATI CatalystTM Linux introduces support for the following new operating
  • system:
  • RHEL 5.3 production support
  • Ubuntu 9.04 support (early look)
  • Resolved Issues:
  • The following section provides a brief description of resolved issues with the latest version of the ATI CatalystTM Linux software suite. These include:
  • Stopping X in dual-head mode no longer causes segmentation fault
  • [SUSE 10.1] Indirect rendering no longer causes failures
  • Catalyst Control Center: Default button now works properly for Warning Dialogue in preferrence page
  • Catalyst Control Center: Gamma values now maintained for color channels
  • Catalyst Control Center: Formats are now listed properly in HDTV Support page
  • Playing video after resuming from S3/S4 no longer causes the system to stop functioning
  • Errors are no longer reported in dmesg when running 3D applications

New in version 9.3 (March 31st, 2009)

  • Support for New Linux Operating Systems:
  • RedFlag DT 6.0 sp2 production support
  • RedFlag DT 7.0 support (early look)
  • SLED and SLES 11 support (early look)
  • New AMD Display Library (ADL) SDK
  • AMD Display Library (ADL) SDK is designed to access display driver functionality
  • for all ATI Radeon graphics accelerators and FirePro graphics accelerators
  • The SDK supports Windows XP, Windows Vista and Linux - 32 and 64 bit variants
  • The SDK can be used from both unmanaged (C/C++) and managed (C#) applications
  • - samples are provided within the SDK
  • The ADL SDK is available to the public via the Developer relations site
  • ATI Catalyst Control Center Linux Edition – Display Device property page enhancement:
  • This release of ATI CatalystTM Linux enables users to configure new display settings within the ATI Catalyst Control Center Linux Edition.
  • HDTV mode support (720p, 1080i, 1080p, and custom) for digital displays
  • Color temperature controls for digital displays
  • Hue, Saturation, Brightness, and Contrast color controls for digital displays
  • Digital display controls (Overscan support, HDMI settings, DVI settings)
  • OpenGL support for Compositing managers:
  • Added support for the use of OpenGL clients under compositing environments such as compiz and kwin as found in Ubuntu and SuSE
  • Resolved Issues:
  • The following section provides a brief description of resolved issues with the latest
  • version of the ATI CatalystTM Linux software suite. These include:
  • When X is killed, the desktop background no longer displays :0.1 remains
  • Catalyst Control Center: Primary display manager no longer missing on systems with dual head enabled
  • TV screen corruption no longer visible when TV standards aspect is set
  • Display ports now detects properly with XRANDR for specific ASICs
  • Catalyst Control Center: X no longer fails when the resolution is set to less than 1680x1050 through displays manager
  • [SUSE11-64] X-Server will start properly when the driver is installed using RPM method
  • The external LCD no longer displays garbage when pressing Fn+F4
  • The internal LCD will no longer move with touchpad after pressing Fn+F4
  • Video playback now functions properly after resuming from S3/S4 hibernation

New in version 9.2 (February 20th, 2009)

  • Resolved visible corruption when starting MythTV frontend in full screen
  • Catalyst Control Center, disabling primary display and re-launching CCC caused a Floating Point Exception
  • Google Earth failed to start
  • With some ATI adapters the display port monitor was not detected after being hotplugged
  • Able to reboot or shutdown when ATI Catalyst Control Center is opened
  • Catalyst Control Center, displayed the wrong version using the Informa- tion/Driver Version
  • No audio output was available through HDMI
  • Connecting both a CRT and DFP display device no longer results in the CRT failing to display an image if the DFP is disconnected and then reconnected to the system
  • Corruption is no longer seen on secondary display after enabling secondary display Big Desktop
  • Sections of the task bar no longer turn black when using the application 'Blender'
  • Enemy Territory Quake Wars v1.4, system no longer becomes intermittently unresponsive when game is run.
  • Some Open GL application no longer cause segmentation fault with Crossfire and dual head enabled
  • Maya crash fixed when using the following settings subinvisions Axis and subinvisions Height are set to 2000
  • Tearing no longer occurs during picture-in-picture playback of H.264,VC-1,MPEG2 files on SUSE
  • Playing AVI files with Mplayer in full screen no longer causes Mplayer to stop responding
  • Resolved, Video does not resize or may appear filled with pink/black when changing from a low to high resolution

New in version 8.11 (November 14th, 2008)

  • Support for New Linux Operating Systems
  • New Display Enhancement
  • ATI CrossFireXTM Enhancement