AMD Catalyst 13.1 WHQL available

Discussion in '3D Hardware, Software & Output Devices' started by Bouncing Zabaglione Bros., Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Bouncing Zabaglione Bros.

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    Just installed it, went well. No errors. Haven't had time to run any games yet, though. Wondering why exactly it is that CCC requires 150-fricken-megs of disk space though. That's utterly ludicrous.

    Is the installer overstating the install size for some strange, nebulous reason maybe, or is it actually true that it needs that much space? Is some functionality of the display driver included in that, like the application optimization/bug circumvention database perhaps...? I don't get it, there's absolutely no credible reason whatsoever that only such a simple program like the CCC should need that much disk space. It doesn't even matter that I shouldn't miss those 150 megs because disk storage is so plentiful/cheap nowdays; it's the principle of the whole thing.

    Nobody should make stuff as crappy as this, it's that simple.
     
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    Its the dot net support imho
    look at the difference in size between the dotnet 3.0 and 4.0 drivers
     
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    My HDMI audio driver failed to install when I got this. Has anyone had this happen and do I need to look up a solution? The system works fine on my HTPC but it has had problems with switching inputs and losing sound when I switch back.
     
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    Install it manually from the AMD setup directory, or download the updated 13.1 installer.
     
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    The updated the installer? Thanks.
     
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    Ugh, the latter include the .NET 4.0 framework installer, which would otherwise have been a separate download...
     
  10. Davros

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    Well then that explains it ;)
     
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    There's also a 13.1 legacy driver now, though no release notes
     
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    Driver version went from 8.97.100.3 to 8.97.100.7 (Catalyst 12.6 to 13.1). It also doesn't use Dot Net 4. I wouldn't be surprised if this is the last driver they release, considering how the previous Legacy driver went.

    I've been experimenting with my old 3870 and recent games, as usual. With 12.6, Far Cry 3 has visual problems even though you can play the game adequately with lower settings. I now have a 4850 which on the same driver does not have issues. RV670 has bugs with other games too, like Deus Ex HR and Skyrim.
     
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