AMD Catalyst 11.12 WHQL with Official OpenGL 4.2 Support


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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

AMD Catalyst 11.12 CCC information

AMD Catalyst 11.12 GPU Caps Viewer
GPU Caps Viewer 1.14.5



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:

  • GL_ARB_base_instance
  • GL_ARB_conservative_depth
  • GL_ARB_internalformat_query
  • GL_ARB_map_buffer_alignment
  • GL_ARB_shader_atomic_counters
  • GL_ARB_shader_image_load_store
  • GL_ARB_shading_language_420pack
  • GL_ARB_shading_language_packing
  • GL_ARB_texture_storage
  • GL_ARB_transform_feedback_instanced
  • GL_EXT_texture_storage
  • WGL_EXT_swap_control_tear

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.


5 thoughts on “AMD Catalyst 11.12 WHQL with Official OpenGL 4.2 Support”

  1. YUKA

    Catalyst: 11.11 WHQL
    2D Driver: 8.01.01.1207
    Direct3D : 7.14.10.0873
    OpenGL: 6.14.10.11251
    Versión: 8.911-111025a-128243C-ATI

    Catalyst: 11.12 WHQL
    2D Driver: 8.01.01.1215
    Direct3D: 7.14.10.0879
    OpenGL: 6.14.10.11318
    Version: 8.92-111109a-129966C-ATI

    Catalyst: 11.12 Beta 18 Noviembre
    2D Driver: 8.01.01.1223
    Direct3D: 7.14.10.0885
    OpenGL: 6.14.10.11385
    Version: 8.93-111122a-129042E-ATI

    Catalyst 11.12 Beta 18 Nov, Version: 8.93-111118a-128864E-ATI

    Catalyst 11.12 Beta 22 Nov, Version: 8.93-111122a-129042E-ATI

    Catalyst 11.12 Beta 29 Nov, Version: 8.93-111129a-129378E-ATI

    Catalyst 11.12 Beta 03 Dec, Version: 8.922-111203a-129679E-ATI

    The best is the Catalyst 11.12 Beta 18 November

    Here 2 Link with the review:

    Drivers Test: Catalyst 11.11 WHQL, 11.12 Beta 18 Nov, 12.1 Preview

    http://benchmark3d.com/amd-catalyst-12-1-preview-driver-benchmark

    Drivers Test: Catalyst 11.11 WHQL, 11.11a, 11.11b, 11.11c, 11.12 Beta 18 Nov, 11.12 Beta 22 Nov, 11.12 Beta 29 Nov, 11.12 Beta 03 Dec

    http://benchmark3d.com/amd-catalyst-november-drivers-11-11-and-11-12-beta-benchmark

    Salute!

  2. morphling

    too bad, it causes some tearing in asus equiped in 5870 mobility

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