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AMD Radeon Video Card Drivers v13.12 Now Available

By January 10, 2014

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AMD Radeon Graphics LogoVersion 13.12 of the AMD/ATI video card driver suite is now available. Version 13.12 adds support for a number of new AMD GPUs, updates CrossFire and Enduro profiles for several games, and fixes a number of bugs found in the previous driver version.

Here are more details on some of the fixes and improvements in version 13.12:

  • Adds support for AMD Radeon R9 290, 280, & 270 series GPUs.
  • Adds support for AMD Radeon R7 260, 250, & 240 series GPUs.
  • Adds AMD CrossFire scaling for Call of Duty: Ghosts, Splinter Cell Blacklist, Saints Row 4, and Metro Last Light.
  • Adds AMD Enduro Technology profiles for several games, including FIFA 14, Need for Speed Rivals, and more.
  • Fixes dozens of issues across multiple operating systems.
  • Updates the AMD Catalyst Display Driver & Control Center to version 13.251.

You can see all the details on this new release, including the full list of fixes, plus a full list of compatible AMD/ATI GPUs, in the Catalyst 13.12 Release Notes.

AMD Drivers for Radeon HD Desktop Video Cards

Windows 8 (as well as Windows 8.1), Windows 7, and Windows Vista are all supported operating systems for the v13.12 drivers. Here are direct download links:

32-bit Download [Windows 8.1,8, 7]
64-bit Download [Windows 8.1,8, 7]

32-bit Download [Windows Vista]
64-bit Download [Windows Vista]

Supported AMD GPUs for v13.12 include Radeon R9 (290, 280, 270, 260, 250, 240) and Radeon HD (7900, 7800, 7700, 7660D, 7560D, 7300, 6900, 6800, 6700, 6600, 6550D, 6530D, 6500, 6410D, 6370D, 6310D, 6300, 6200, 5900, 5800, 5700, 5600, 5500, 5400) series GPUs.

Find the latest Windows XP driver using the AMD Graphics Drivers and Software Download page.

Tip: Not sure if you should download the 32-bit or 64-bit driver? See Am I Running a 32-bit or 64-bit Version of Windows? for help. If you're not even sure what GPU you have, you can choose to download and install AMD Driver Autodetect which will identify your operating system and video card, and then provide you with the correct driver.

If you encounter problems after installing v13.12 and you're confident that it's a bug with the new driver, let AMD know by filling out their AMD Issue Reporting Form which you can find under the Helpful Links section on the download page for your driver.

AMD Drivers for Mobile PCs

AMD also provides drivers for some laptops, notebooks, netbooks, and tablets with AMD-based graphics. These computers will often say they include an "AMD Mobility Radeon HD" chip of some series or another.

Important: These AMD drivers aren't supported by all computer makers that include AMD GPUs so I recommend downloading and installing the AMD Mobility Radeon Driver Verification Tool which will determine compatibility with your device. I do know that Toshiba, Sony VAIO, and Panasonic notebooks with integrated AMD/ATI graphics are not supported by any driver from AMD. Please use the video drivers provided by your computer manufacturer in place of these drivers provided by AMD.

Drivers for Older AMD/ATI Chipsets

Desktop and Mobility Radeon HD 4000, HD 3000, HD 2000 drivers, as well as Radeon HD AGP series drivers, tend to be released less often, and are usually focused on problem fixing instead of feature adding. Find the latest driver available for these GPUs from the AMD Graphics Drivers and Software Download page. Beta drivers and drivers for other AMD products can also be found there.

See my Windows 7 Drivers and Windows 8 Drivers pages for information about popular new drivers in those versions of Windows. I keep those resources regularly updated with releases not only from AMD, but also from other major hardware makers.

Having Trouble With These New AMD Video Drivers?

See Get More Help for information about contacting me on social networks or via email, posting on tech support forums, and more. Be sure to let me know what version of AMD Radeon drivers you installed (or are trying to install), your version of Windows, any errors you're receiving, what steps you've already taken to try to fix the problem, etc.

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