AMD Catalyst™ Preview Driver Features:
- Full support for the new OpenGL 4.2 specification. High-lights include:
- City of Heroes: Resolves image corruption and random hangs found when playing City of Heroes
- Enhanced support for generic read-write memory and high performance atomics in shaders (EXT_shader_image_load_store and ARB_shader_atomic_counters extensions), allowing advanced graphics algorithms to be implemented.
- Increased flexibility in how texture memory is allocated and managed (ARB_compressed_texture_pixel_storage and EXT_texture_storage extensions).
- Improved control and access to geometry instancing for improved performance (ARB_transform_feedback_instanced and ARB_base_instance).
- Improvements to the OpenGL Shading Language (GLSL).
- Added control over GPU optimizations related to depth testing (AMD_conservative_depth).
- Improved guarantees about the alignment of mapped GPU memory (ARB_map_buffer_alignment).
Download and install the Driver Preview from the following location:
Refer to Article GPU-33 for detailed instructions on how to properly install the Driver Preview.
Note! This Driver Preview is provided “AS IS” in accordance with the End User License Agreement.