AMD Releases Catalyst 13.12 WHQL Video Card Drivers

AMD today released Catalyst 13.12 WHQL video card drivers.  We aren’t exactly sure what is new as the release notes compare the new Catalyst 13.2 WHQL drivers against AMD Catalyst 13.9 drivers.  We have no idea why AMD doing this comparison and have asked for the list of changes since the latest Catalyst 13.11 beta drivers. AMD said that Catalyst 13.12 it includes all of updates found within AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta V9.5, but we aren’t sure if anything else was added. AMD also stated that Catalyst 14.1 Beta drivers would be out early in 2014. Go ahead and grab  Catalyst 13.12 WHQL 32-bit or Catalyst 13.12 WHQL 64-bit drivers if you want to run the latest and greatest.

UPDATE: AMD informed us that Catalyst 13.12 WHQL is basically the WHQL version of the latest 13.11 Beta driver.

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  • ​Support for the following new products:
    • AMD Radeon R9 290, 280, and 270 Series
    • AMD Radeon R7 260, 250, and 240 Series
  • ​Improved AMD CrossFire​ scaling for the following game titles:
    • Call of Duty: Ghosts (multiplayer component)
    • Splinter Cell Blacklist
    • Saints Row 4
    • Metro Last Light
  • ​New AMD Enduro Technology profiles for the following game titles:
    • ​XCOM: Enemy Unknown
    • Need for Speed Rivals
    • Total War​: Rome 2
    • Battlefield 4
    • Saints Row 4
    • Splinter Cell Blacklist
    • FIFA 14
  • ​Support For AMD CrossFire frame pacing
    • Frame pacing ensures that frames rendered across multiple GPUs in an AMD CrossFire configuration will be displayed at an even and regular pace
    • Frame pacing is enabled through the AMD Catalyst Control Center, or on a per application basis
    • Frame pacing is supported on DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications using resolutions up to (and including) 2560×1600 on a single display 


  • ​​​ May resolve intermittent black screens or display loss observed on some AMD Radeon R9 290X and AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics cards
  • Resolves intermittent crashes seen in legacy DirectX 9 applications
  • AMD Radeon R9 290 Series – Power Tune update to reduce variance of fan speed / RPM
  • PCI-E bus speed is no longer set to x1 on the secondary GPU when running in an AMD CrossFire configuration
  • Resolves incorrect HDMI Audio Driver information being listed in the AMD Catalyst Control Center
  • Resolves AMD Steady Video option being grayed out in the AMD Catalyst Control Center
  • Resolves intermittent flickering seen on some AMD Radeon R9 270X graphics cards
  • Resolves graphics corruption issues found in Starcraft​
  • Resolves image corruption seen in Autodesk Investor 2014
  • Resolves flickering water corruption found in World of Warcraft​
  • Resolves intermittent black screen when resuming from a S3/S4 sleep-state if the display is unplugged during the sleep-state on systems supporting AMD Enduro Technology
  • Resolves intermittent crashes experienced with Battlefield 4 on Windows 8 based systems
  • Resolves the display turning green when using Windows Media Player to view HD .avi format video in an extended desktop configuration
  • Resolves Metro applications experiencing frame drops during playback of interlaced video content
  • Resolves video playback corruption of .wmv format files in Windows Media Player