AMD has released the latest version of its Catalyst graphics driver package for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Vista, and 7. This version of the drivers introduces support for the Radeon HD 7800 series under Windows Vista and 7 - the 7700 and 7900 series cards were added in the last release, meaning that the Catalyst drivers now support the complete lineup of 7000-series cards. Windows XP support for these cards is slated to be introduced next month in Catalyst 12.4.

The new drivers also fix issues in a number of games, including a texture corruption bug in Skyrim that some of you mentioned was a problem with the 12.2 drivers. Other resolved issues include bugfixes in games like HAWX, Quake 4, XPlane, Alan Wake, and Far Cry 2, a crashing bug in the Furmark benchmark, and startup issues with the Catalyst Control Center.

The drivers support all Radeon HD 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000, and 7000 series graphics cards, IGPs, and APUs except where otherwise noted in the release notes, which are linked below. Support for the mobile versions of these cards is provided only to Windows Vista and 7 users.

Source: AMD

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  • havoti97 - Thursday, March 29, 2012 - link

    I've had this update since March 10th. Does the drive update function inside Catalyst allow you to update to new drivers before the public release on their servers? Or is this just old news?
  • sabot00 - Thursday, March 29, 2012 - link

    Well, if you click the source you will see that AMD last updated the news on 3/28.
  • skrewler2 - Friday, March 30, 2012 - link

    Yep same with me. I thought I was losing my mind, everywhere I Google'd said that these drivers had just came out.

    I reinstalled them anyways.
  • B3an - Friday, March 30, 2012 - link

    Same with me. Maybe CCC updates to BETA drivers, which would be retarded if true, but this is AMD.
  • PeterT - Friday, March 30, 2012 - link

    I did see some versions # differences between the original 12.3 and this new one.
  • Metaluna - Friday, March 30, 2012 - link

    Not sure why everyone keeps saying 7700 support was added in 12.2. The 12.2 drivers from AMD's website were completely busted on the Sapphire 7750 in my HTPC (they wouldn't even install). I ended up having to install the 12.3 pre-release drivers from Sapphire's website to get support. I'll have to give these official drivers a try.
  • CeriseCogburn - Friday, March 30, 2012 - link

    I am under the impression amd creates all this confusion on purpose because they want everyone going every which way to cover up the problems. I'd claim it's just pure incompetence and not ready for prime time if it wasn't for their other evil PR misdeeds like overcharging me near $100 for a 7970.
  • MonkeyPaw - Friday, March 30, 2012 - link

    If you thought you were being overcharged for your 7970, why did you still buy it?
  • Crazyeyeskillah - Friday, March 30, 2012 - link

    i wasn't going to sit still and let them overcharge me 100$ for one card, so i bought 2. got you good you stupid fkers amd
  • crimson117 - Friday, March 30, 2012 - link

    Awesome, then they cancel each other out!

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