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    Default AMD Catalyst 12.6 Beta improvements?

    Hi,

    I tried searching for a changelog for this catalyst release , (since it is a a bump from 8.961 to 8.98) and couldnt find any... apart from the new watermark is there anything new?

    Gnome 3 finally looks really stable right now in Catalyst 12.6.... is there any work going into xvba too?

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    Just began testing that driver, some facts

    kernel support up to 3.3 (32 bit tested), 3.4 fails

    134 legacy pci ids dropped compared to 12-4
    20 new pci ids compared to 12-4
    186 identical pci ids compared to 12-4
    Last edited by Kano; 06-01-2012 at 08:53 AM.

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    Some things, i have found out during normal xbmc usage:

    ASIC hang has been fixed within a GL context.
    HDMI Audio continues to work in the following scenario: PC -> receiver -> TV: You can switch off TV now and sound continues. You can also switch off receiver and sound continues through TV speakers.
    In the scenario: PC -> TV. Sound comes back when you turn on TV after you turned it off.
    VC-1 withing xvba was fixed. Artefacts were visible with 12.4
    UWD_H264Level51 is still not possible.

    Perhaps they change their way of publishing Changelogs now, too.

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    Includes new 2D acceleration architecture. Enable with (maybe it is enabled by default... I haven't checked, but it works when setting this):

    amdconfig --set-pcs-u32=DDX,ShadowPrimary,1

    Supports KWin direct rendering. Force with:

    KWIN_DIRECT_GL=1

    Thank you RussianNeuroMancer

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    Quote Originally Posted by fritsch View Post
    Some things, i have found out during normal xbmc usage:

    ASIC hang has been fixed within a GL context.
    HDMI Audio continues to work in the following scenario: PC -> receiver -> TV: You can switch off TV now and sound continues. You can also switch off receiver and sound continues through TV speakers.
    In the scenario: PC -> TV. Sound comes back when you turn on TV after you turned it off.
    VC-1 withing xvba was fixed. Artefacts were visible with 12.4
    UWD_H264Level51 is still not possible.

    Perhaps they change their way of publishing Changelogs now, too.
    XBMC seems to work a lot better now.. as I am a laptop user, with 6370M, i barely game on either my Arch or Precise installs, but video acceleration is something which I was never satisfied with AMD.. now things definitely look better...
    on other news, AMD released a Catalyst Driver specifically for Windows 8 RP on the release day with full implementation of WDDM 1.2... beat that

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    Default Removing watermark

    Anyone knows how to remove the watermark in the bottom right corner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikejuni View Post
    Anyone knows how to remove the watermark in the bottom right corner?
    Replace control file: http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubu...ware_Watermark
    And put valid signature to signature file: http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Amd_watermark
    Last edited by RussianNeuroMancer; 06-01-2012 at 12:52 PM.

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