AMD has released the December 2011 edition of its WHQL-certified graphics drivers for Radeon based graphics cards. Good news for OpenGL developers: Catalyst 11.12 comes with an official support of OpenGL 4.2.
Catalyst 11.12 Desktop Downloads:
Catalyst 11.12 Mobility Downloads:
Catalyst 11.12 Linux Downloads:
The main new features of Catalyst 11.12 are:
- AMD OpenGL 4.2 production support: AMD Catalyst 11.12 delivers official support for the OpenGL 4.2 specification.
- AMD Eyefinity technology enhancements: Enables support for AMD HD3D technology when using a 3×1 Landscape Eyefinity display group, on supported DisplayPort 3D monitors.
- AMD Vision Engine Control Center enhancements for Dual Graphics: Improvements have been implemented to better facilitate the enabling and control of the Dual Graphics within the Vision Engine Control Center
Catalyst 11.12 exposes 232 OpenGL extensions (GL=211 and WGL=21) and the OpenGL version is: 4.2.11318. Compared to Cat 11.11 WHQL, Cat 11.12 introduces these new OpenGL extensions:
But compared to Cat 11.10 Preview 3, Cat 11.12 does not expose new extension, Cat 11.10 Preview 3 being already an OpenGL 4.2 driver but in a beta version.