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AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta for Windows

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Publisher:AMD
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Posted:February 2, 2014, 5:31 pm
Updated:February 2, 2014, 5:31 pm
Operating System:Windows




Support for the following new AMD Desktop APU (Accelerated Processors) products:

AMD A10-7850K
AMD A10-7700K

Mantle Beta driver support
AMD’s Mantle is a groundbreaking graphics API that promises to transform the world of game development to help bring better, faster games to the PC
Performance gains of up to 45%(versus the DirectX version) for Battlefield 4 on the R9 290 Series
Performance gains of up to 200% (versus the DirectX version) for Star Swarm on the R9 290 Series

AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta must be used in conjunction with versions of these applications that support Mantle
It is expected that these applications will have future updates to support additional AMD Mantle features

AMD Mantle Beta driver is currently supported on:
AMD Radeon™ R9 Series GPUs
AMD Radeon™ R7 Series GPUs
AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series GPUs
AMD Radeon™ HD 8000 Series GPUs
AMD A10-7000 Series and AMD A8-7000 Series APUs
For additional details please see the AMD Mantle Technology FAQ on amd.com
Frame pacing ensures that frames rendered across multiple GPUs in an AMD CrossFire configuration will be displayed at an even and regular pace
Supported on 4K panels and Eyefinity configurations
Supported on AMD Dual Graphics configurations
Supported on DirectX® 10 and DirectX 11 applications
Resolves ground texture flickering seen in Total War: Rome 2 with high settings (and below) set in game
Resolves flickering texture corruption when playing Call of Duty: Ghosts (multi-player) in the space station level
For full details on resolved issues please see the AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta release notes
Mantle performance for the AMD Radeon™ HD 7000/HD 8000 Series GPUs and AMD Radeon™ R9 280X and R9 270X GPUs will be optimized for BattleField 4™ in future AMD Catalyst™ releases. These products will see limited gains in BattleField 4™ and AMD is currently investigating optimizations for them.
Multi-GPU support under DirectX® and Mantle will be added to StarSwarm in a future application patch
Enhanced AMD CrossFire frame pacing – Support for 4K panel and Eyefinity non-XDMA CrossFire solutions (including the AMD Radeon R9 280, 270 Series, 7900 Series, 7800 Series) and Dual Graphics configurations
Resolved issue highlights of AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta
Known issue of AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta

Intermittent stuttering or stability issues may occur when utilizing Mantle with AMD CrossFire™ technology in BattleField 4™.   A future AMD Catalyst release will resolve these issues
Notebooks based on AMD Enduro or PowerXpress™ technologies are currently not supported by the Mantle code path in Battlefield 4™
AMD Eyefinity configurations utilizing portrait display orientations are currently not supported by the Mantle code path in Battlefield 4™
AMD Eyefinity technology is not currently supported in the StarSwarm application
AMD testing for the AMD Catalyst™ 14.1 Beta Mantle driver has been concentrated on the following products: AMD Radeon™ R9 290X, R9 290, R9 280, R9 270, R7 260X, R7 260, HD 7000 Series, HD 8000 Series, A10-7850K and A10-7700K. Future AMD Catalyst™ releases will include full test coverage for all AMD products supported by Mantle.
Graphics hardware in the AMD A10-7850K and A10-7700K may override the presence of a discrete GPU under the Mantle code path in Battlefield 4™
Frame Pacing for Dual Graphics and non-XDMA configurations at resolutions above 2560x1600 do not currently work with Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4.   An upcoming AMD Catalyst beta release will enable support

Dual graphics for DirectX 9 applications is not supported in AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta.   An upcoming AMD Catalyst release will enable support

Version 14.1 Beta Features

Version 13.11 Features

Call of Duty®: Ghost - Improves anti-aliasing performance, and updates the AMD CrossFire™ profile AMD Radeon™ R9 290 Series - PowerTune update to reduce variance of fan speed / RPM Resolves intermittent crashes seen in legacy DirectX®? 9 applications

Version 13.11 Features

Compatible Operating Systems: •Windows 8.1 (32