ATI's 9.12 driver set was released recently if you haven't caught it, bringing us DirectCompute 10.1 and OpenGL 3.2, on top of a list of bug fixes and additional support. Linux users should be pleased, too, as there's lots of love there in the form of new OS support and big enhancements to the Catalyst Control Center.
Grab the the drivers at the source, but not before uninstalling the old set and cleaning them out with Driver Sweeper. A hotfix can be downloaded here, for which the release note highlights are below.
Support for the OpenCL™ GPU component of the ATI Stream SDK v2.0
- The ATI Catalyst 9.12 hotfix release provides full support for GPU acceleration of OpenCL when used in conjunction with the ATI Stream SDK v2.0. This feature is supported on the ATI Radeon HD 5970 Series, ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series, ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series, ATI Radeon HD 4000 Series and the AMD FireStream™ 9200 Series of products.
Support for ATI CrossFireX™ technology on configurations employing ATI Eyefinity technology configurations The ATI Catalyst 9.12 hotfix release provides support for ATI CrossFireX™ technology on configurations employing ATI Eyefinity technology, allowing users to take advantage of their additional GPUs for increased gaming performance when driving high resolution displays
- Supported on the ATI Radeon HD 5970 Series, ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series, and ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
Support for DisplayPort audio
- The ATI Catalyst 9.12 hotfix release adds support for DisplayPort audio for DisplayPort panels
Fixes the following issues:
- Resident Evil 5 – Performance drop during the opening cinematic
- Call of Duty Modern Warfare – Negative performance observed with a configuration supporting ATI CrossFireX™ technology when using the thermal scope
- Wheelman – Game freezes while loading the game menu
- Flashing in various OpenGL titles – City of Heroes, Enemy Territories: Quake Wars, and Chronicles of Riddick
- Heaven benchmark (DirectX 9 mode) – Grass flicker and white boarders observed around the edges