AMD had announced last moth that they would be moving away from a monthly release schedule for updating graphic drivers. They decided to be focus on quality, performance and new features when it came time to release new drivers. What is currently available is both the AMD Catalyst 12.6 (WHQL) and AMD Catalyst 12.7 (Beta) drivers. The new release are sure to provide noticeable updates within a single driver containing a number of fixes and enhancements that would have been deployed over several releases with the old schedule, as well as in house AMD Issue Reporting Form, which you can use to contribute bug reports.
For those enthusiast looking for most up-to -date performance there is the AMD Catalyst™ 12.7 Beta that is available today.AMD boast it as it best performing driver ever released. Excerpts from Robert Hallock's AMD blog post follow...
Batman: Arkham City (Up to 65% faster on the AMD Radeon™ HD 7970)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Up to 55% faster on the AMD Radeon™ HD 7700 Series)
Total War: Shogun 2 (Up to 17% faster with the AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 Series)
DiRT® 3 (Up to 7% faster with the AMD Radeon™ HD 7800 Series)
Using AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 and AMD Radeon™ HD 7800 Series in TriFire or QuadFire configurations with AMD Eyefinity will no longer result in a BSOD when launching a DirectX® application.
Multi-display configurations will no longer BSOD at the desktop on AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series GPUs.
Additional fixes for AMD Radeon™ HD 7900, AMD Radeon™ HD 7800, and AMD Radeon™ HD 7700 Series GPUs hanging the system upon entering sleep. Some occurrences of this issue may be related to an outdated motherboard BIOS, however. Please ensure that your motherboard BIOS is up to date.
Resolves AMD CrossFire™ technology scaling issues seen in AMD Catalyst™ 12.4 with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
AMD Catalyst™ Control Center: Overdrive page is no longer intermittently missing
AMD Catalyst™ Control Center: GPU Activity gauge is no longer intermittently missing
Using AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 Series GPUs in an AMD CrossFire™ technology config no longer results in system hangs after cinematics in Call of Duty: Black Ops
Heroes and Generals: Blocky corruptions in scenes with smoke effects under the DirectX® 11
More details and improvements can be found in the referenced AMD blog post, such as the Video Codec Engine and other comparisons with the new Beta 12.7 drivers. For either of these Catalyst drivers you can find version 12.6 here or the 12.7 beta here.
Source and Image Credit: AMD Blog