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New Nvidia whql:

New in GeForce 335.23 WHQL drivers

This 335.23 Game Ready WHQL driver ensures you’ll have the best possible gaming experience for Titanfall.

  • Performance
    • Enhanced GPU clock offset options for GeForce GTX 750Ti / GTX 750
  • SLI Technology
    • Diablo III – updated DX9 profile
    • Bound by Flame – updated profile
    • DOTA 2 – updated profile
    • Need for Speed Rivals – updated DX11 profile
    • Watch Dogs – updated profile
http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/73780
 


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New AMD beta for the game Thief as well as improvements to COD and BF4:
AMD Catalyst™ 14.3 Beta V1.0 Driver for Windows® Operating System
Last Updates: 3/17/2014
Article Number: RN-WIN-B14.3V1.0
The AMD Catalyst™ 14.3 Beta V1.0 Driver can be downloaded from the following links:


NOTE! This AMD Catalyst™ Driver is provided "AS IS", and under the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement provided therewith.

Installing The AMD Catalyst™ Software Driver

Current driver MUST be uninstalled before updating to AMD Catalyst™ 14.3 Beta V1.0 driver. For detailed instructions on how to correctly uninstall or install the AMD Catalyst Software Suite, please refer to the following support resources:

Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst™ 14.3 Beta V1.0 Driver for Windows®

  • Thief:
    • AMD Mantle and AMD True Audio support
    • Improves stuttering observed in CrossFire mode
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts: QUAD CrossFire profile update – improves level load times
  • Audio issues observed when using CrossFire configurations (and V-sync enabled) have been resolved
  • BattleField 4: V-sync issues observed on CrossFire configurations (with Mantle enabled) have been resolved

Known Issues

  • Intermittent driver stability issues when installing/un-installing on Desktop Kaveri platforms that support AMD Enduro technology under Windows 8.1. Please disable Enduro support to resolve the issue
  • Secondary GPUs do not enter low power state on CrossFire configurations; this issue will be addressed in the next AMD Catalyst beta release
  • Thief (DirectX): Lighting flickers on CrossFire configurations only after CrossFire has been enabled then disabled; this issue will be addressed in the next AMD Catalyst beta release
  • Battlefield 4 (DirectX): Quad CrossFire configurations with Eyefinity Display configurations suffer slowdowns and stability issues
  • Titanfall: Flickering occurs under AMD CrossFire configurations
Ref:
http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/latest-catalyst-windows-beta.aspx
 


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Nvidia release a new beta with DirectX enhancements:

New in GeForce 337.50 Beta drivers

  • Performance - Introduces key DirectX optimizations which result in reduced game-loading times and significant performance increases across a wide variety of games.Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration. Here are some examples of measured gains versus the previous 335.23 WHQL driver:

GeForce GTX 700 Series (Single GPU):

    • Up to 64% in Total War: Rome II
    • Up to 25% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    • Up to 23% in Sleeping Dogs
    • Up to 21% in Star Swarm
    • Up to 15% in Batman: Arkham Origins
    • Up to 10% in Metro: Last Light
    • Up to 8% in Hitman Absolution
    • Up to 7% in Sniper Elite V2
    • Up to 6% in Tomb Raider
    • Up to 6% in F1 2013

GeForce GTX 700 Series (SLI):

    • Up to 71% in Total War: Rome II
    • Up to 53% in Sniper Elite V2
    • Up to 45% in Aliens vs. Predator
    • Up to 31% in Sleeping Dogs
    • Up to 20% in CoD: Black Ops 2
    • Up to 10% in Hitman Absolution
    • Up to 9% in F1 2013
    • Up to 7% in Far Cry 3
    • Up to 6% in Metro: Last Light
    • Up to 6% in Batman: Arkham Origins

  • SLI Technology
    • Total War: Rome II – added profile
    • War Thunder – added profile
    • Watch Dogs – updated profile
    • Diablo III – updated profile



  • 3D Vision
    • Supports new “3D Compatibility Mode” for 3D Vision that enables us to improve the 3D experience for many key DirectX 10 and 11 games.

    • 3D Vision Profiles
      • Path of Exile – rated “Good”
      • KickBeat – rating now “Excellent”

    • 3D Compatiblity Mode Profiles
      • Assassin’s Creed Liberation – previously “Not Recommended”, now rated as “Excellent”
      • Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army – previously “Good”, now rated as “Excellent”
      • Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 2 – previously “Good”, now rated as “Excellent
      • Strike Suit Zero – previously “Not Recommended”, now rated as “Good”
      • Watchdogs – rated as “Good”
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
 


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Nvidia has released the 337.61 Beta Hotfix graphics driver. This driver is for GeForce 8 and higher graphics cards under Windows 7 and is specifically aimed at resolving display issues on Dell UltraSharp UP3214Q/UP2414Q LCD monitors, and for systems which experience a Code 43 error message after installing driver 337.50 on a PC with Hyper-V enabled. In all other respects it is the same as the recent 337.50 GeForce drivers.

NVIDIA GeForce R337.61 BETA Hotfix Display Driver Release
Answer ID 3491 | Published 04/16/2014 09:10 AM | Updated 04/16/2014 04:47 PM
NVIDIA GeForce R337.61 BETA Hotfix Display Driver Release - April 16th 2014

The GeForce R337.61 Hotfix Display Driver is available for download. This driver is being released by NVIDIA as a hotfix driver to resolve the following issues:

• Half display or no display on Dell UltraSharp UP3214Q/UP2414Q LCD monitor - [1453685]
• Code 43 error message after installing driver 337.50 on a PC with Hyper-V enabled - [1495541]

All performance optimizations, profile updates, 3D Vision enhancements and more introduced with GeForce R337.50 BETA Performance Driver are also part of this driver release.

Download R337.61 BETA Hotfix Display Driver directly from one of the links below:

English (North America) Users:
Windows 7/Windows 8 32-bit: http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windo...book-win8-win7-winvista-32bit-english-npt.exe

Windows 7/Windows 8 64-bit: http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windo...book-win8-win7-winvista-64bit-english-npt.exe

International Users:
Windows 7/Windows 8 32-bit: http://international.download.nvidi...in8-win7-winvista-32bit-international-npt.exe

Windows 7/Windows 8 64-bit: http://international.download.nvidi...in8-win7-winvista-64bit-international-npt.exe

Note: This driver falls under the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement provided therewith.

Installing the NVIDIA display driver
1. Close any Windows programs you may have open
2. If you see a Windows Update notification from the Windows notification area on the end of the taskbar, we recommend you first reboot your computer to allow Windows to complete these installations
3. Once you are back in Windows, locate the NVIDIA 337.61 hotfix display driver which you saved to your hard drive. Right-click over the file -> select “Run as administrator” and follow the installation instructions.
4. After the NVIDIA installer has finished, reboot your computer once more to finish the process.

Supported Products
GeForce Desktop GPUs
GeForce 700 Series:
GeForce GTX TITAN Black, GeForce GTX TITAN, GeForce GTX 780 Ti, GeForce GTX 780, GeForce GTX 770, GeForce GTX 760, GeForce GTX 760 Ti (OEM), GeForce GTX 750 Ti, GeForce GTX 750, GeForce GTX 745

GeForce 600 Series:
GeForce GTX 690, GeForce GTX 680, GeForce GTX 670, GeForce GTX 660 Ti, GeForce GTX 660, GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST, GeForce GTX 650 Ti, GeForce GTX 650, GeForce GTX 645, GeForce GT 645, GeForce GT 640, GeForce GT 630, GeForce GT 620, GeForce GT 610, GeForce 605

GeForce 500 Series:
GeForce GTX 590, GeForce GTX 580, GeForce GTX 570, GeForce GTX 560 Ti, GeForce GTX 560 SE, GeForce GTX 560, GeForce GTX 555, GeForce GTX 550 Ti, GeForce GT 545, GeForce GT 530, GeForce GT 520, GeForce 510

GeForce 400 Series:
GeForce GTX 480, GeForce GTX 470, GeForce GTX 465, GeForce GTX 460 SE v2, GeForce GTX 460 SE, GeForce GTX 460, GeForce GTS 450, GeForce GT 440, GeForce GT 430, GeForce GT 420, GeForce 405

GeForce 300 Series:
GeForce GT 340, GeForce GT 330, GeForce GT 320, GeForce 315, GeForce 310

GeForce 200 Series:
GeForce GTX 295, GeForce GTX 285, GeForce GTX 280, GeForce GTX 275, GeForce GTX 260, GeForce GTS 250, GeForce GTS 240, GeForce GT 230, GeForce GT 240, GeForce GT 220, GeForce G210, GeForce 210, GeForce 205

GeForce 100 Series:
GeForce GT 140, GeForce GT 130, GeForce GT 120, GeForce G100

GeForce 9 Series:
GeForce 9800 GX2, GeForce 9800 GTX/GTX+, GeForce 9800 GT, GeForce 9600 GT, GeForce 9600 GSO, GeForce 9600 GSO 512, GeForce 9600 GS, GeForce 9500 GT, GeForce 9500 GS, GeForce 9400 GT, GeForce 9400, GeForce 9300 GS, GeForce 9300 GE, GeForce 9300 SE, GeForce 9300, GeForce 9200, GeForce 9100

GeForce 8 Series:
GeForce 8800 Ultra, GeForce 8800 GTX, GeForce 8800 GTS 512, GeForce 8800 GTS, GeForce 8800 GT, GeForce 8800 GS, GeForce 8600 GTS, GeForce 8600 GT, GeForce 8600 GS, GeForce 8500 GT, GeForce 8400 GS, GeForce 8400 SE, GeForce 8400, GeForce 8300 GS, GeForce 8300, GeForce 8200, GeForce 8200 /nForce 730a, GeForce 8100 /nForce 720a

ION (Desktops):
ION

ION LE (Desktops):
ION LE

GeForce Notebook GPUs
GeForce 800M Series (Notebooks):
GeForce GTX 880M, GeForce GTX 870M, GeForce GTX 860M, GeForce GTX 850M, GeForce 840M, GeForce 830M, GeForce 820M

GeForce 700M Series (Notebooks):
GeForce GTX 780M, GeForce GTX 770M, GeForce GTX 765M, GeForce GTX 760M, GeForce GT 755M, GeForce GT 750M, GeForce GT 745M, GeForce GT 740M, GeForce GT 735M, GeForce GT 730M, GeForce GT 720M, GeForce 710M

GeForce 600M Series (Notebooks):
GeForce GTX 680MX, GeForce GTX 680M, GeForce GTX 675MX, GeForce GTX 675M, GeForce GTX 670MX, GeForce GTX 670M, GeForce GTX 660M, GeForce GT 650M, GeForce GT 645M, GeForce GT 640M, GeForce GT 640M LE, GeForce GT 635M, GeForce GT 630M, GeForce GT 625M, GeForce GT 620M, GeForce 610M

GeForce 500M Series (Notebooks):
GeForce GTX 580M, GeForce GTX 570M, GeForce GTX 560M, GeForce GT 555M, GeForce GT 550M, GeForce GT 540M, GeForce GT 525M, GeForce GT 520M, GeForce GT 520MX

GeForce 400M Series (Notebooks):
GeForce GTX 485M, GeForce GTX 480M, GeForce GTX 470M, GeForce GTX 460M, GeForce GT 445M, GeForce GT 435M, GeForce GT 425M, GeForce GT 420M, GeForce GT 415M, GeForce 410M

GeForce 300M Series (Notebooks):
GeForce GTS 360M, GeForce GTS 350M, GeForce GT 335M, GeForce GT 330M, GeForce GT 325M, GeForce GT 320M, GeForce 320M, GeForce 315M, GeForce 310M, GeForce 305M

GeForce 200M Series (Notebooks):
GeForce GTX 285M, GeForce GTX 280M, GeForce GTX 260M, GeForce GTS 260M, GeForce GTS 250M, GeForce GT 240M, GeForce GT 230M, GeForce GT 220M, GeForce G210M, GeForce G205M

GeForce 100M Series (Notebooks):
GeForce GTS 160M, GeForce GT 130M, GeForce GT 120M, GeForce G 110M, GeForce G 105M, GeForce G 103M, GeForce G 102M

GeForce 9M Series (Notebooks):
GeForce 9800M GTX, GeForce 9800M GTS, GeForce 9800M GT, GeForce 9800M GS, GeForce 9700M GTS, GeForce 9700M GT, GeForce 9650M GT, GeForce 9650M GS, GeForce 9600M GT, GeForce 9600M GS, GeForce 9500M GS, GeForce 9500M G, GeForce 9400M G, GeForce 9400M, GeForce 9300M GS, GeForce 9300M G, GeForce 9200M GS, GeForce 9100M G

GeForce 8M Series (Notebooks):
GeForce 8800M GTX, GeForce 8800M GTS, GeForce 8800M GS, GeForce 8700M GT, GeForce 8600M GT, GeForce 8600M GS, GeForce 8400M GT, GeForce 8400M GS, GeForce 8400M G, GeForce 8200M G, GeForce 8200M

ION (Notebooks):
ION

ION LE (Notebooks):
ION LE
Ref:
http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3491/kw/3491
 


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Support for the R9 295X is released by AMD. Those with these boards make sure you read the known issues below:
  • ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z (990FX)
  • ASUS Maximus VI Extreme (Z87
  • ASUS Rampage IV Extreme (X79)
AMD Catalyst™ 14.4 Release Candidate Driver for Windows® Operating System
Last Updates: 4/21/2014
Article Number: RN-WIN-RC14.4
The AM D Catalyst™ 14.4 Release Candidate Driver can be downloaded from the following links:


NOTE! This Catalyst Driver is provided "AS IS", and under the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement provided with it.

Installing The AMD Catalyst Software Driver

For detailed instructions on how to correctly uninstall or install the AMD Catalyst Software Suite, please refer to the following support resources:

Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst™ 14.4 Release Candidate Driver for Windows

    • Support for the AMD Radeon™ R9 295X
    • CrossFire™ fixes enhancements:
      • Crysis 3 – frame pacing improvements
      • Far Cry 3 – 3 and 4 GPU performance improvements at high quality settings, high resolution settings
      • Anno 2070 – Improved CrossFire scaling up to 34%
      • Titanfall – Resolved in game flickering with CrossFire enabled
      • Metro Last Light – Improved Crossfire scaling up to 10%
      • Eyefinity 3x1 (with three 4K panels) no longer cuts off portions of the application
      • Stuttering has been improved in certain applications when selecting mid-Eyefinity resolutions with V-sync Enabled
    • Full support for OpenGL 4.4
      • OpenGL 4.4 supports the following extensions:
        • ARB_buffer_storage
        • ARB_enhanced_layouts
        • ARB_query_buffer_object
        • ARB_clear_texture
        • ARB_texture_mirror_clamp_to_edge
        • ARB_texture_stencil8
        • ARB_vertex_type_10f_11f_11f_rev
        • ARB_multi_bind
        • ARB_bindless_texture
        • ARB_spare_texture
        • ARB_seamless_cubemap_per_texture
        • ARB_indirect_parameters
        • ARB_compute_variable_group_size
        • ARB_shader_draw_parameters
        • ARB_shader_group_vote
    • Mantle beta driver improvements:
      • BattleField 4: Performance slowdown is no longer seen when performing a task switch/Alt-tab
      • BattleField 4: Fuzzy images when playing in rotated SLS resolution with an A10 Kaveri system
Known Issues

    • System will TDR or BSOD when encoding with Power Director 11
    • Driver installation might result in a black screen when installing on a Dual AMD Radeon R9 295X configuration under Windows 8.1 on specific platforms (see below). The issue can be overcome by rebooting the PC; upon reboot the display driver will be installed. The remaining Catalyst components can then be installed.
      • ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z (990FX)
      • ASUS Maximus VI Extreme (Z87
      • ASUS Rampage IV Extreme (X79)
Ref:
http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/latest-catalyst-windows-beta.aspx
 


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The full version of 14.4 has now been released by AMD:
AMD Catalyst™ 14.4 Windows® Release Notes
Last Updates: 4/24/2014
Article Number: RN-WIN-C14.4


AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite Version 14.4

This article provides information on the latest posting of the AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, AMD Catalyst™ 14.4.

This particular software suite updates the AMD Catalyst Display Driver and the AMD Catalyst Control Center / AMD Vision Engine Control Center. This unified driver has been updated, and is designed to provide enhanced performance and reliability.

Package Contents

The AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, AMD Catalyst™ 14.4 contains the following:

  • AMD Catalyst™ Display Driver version 14.10.1006
  • Southbridge/IXP Driver
  • AMD Catalyst™ Control Center (version 14.10.1006)
Installing The AMD Catalyst Software Driver

For detailed instructions on how to correctly uninstall or install the AMD Catalyst Software Suite, please refer to the following support resources:

NOTES

    • When installing the AMD Catalyst Driver for Windows® operating system, the user must be logged on as Administrator, or have Administrator rights to complete the installation of the AMD Catalyst Driver.
    • The AMD Catalyst 14.4 Software Suite requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to be installed.
    • These release notes provide information on the AMD Catalyst Display Driver only. For information on the AMD Multimedia Center™, HydraVision, HydraVision Basic Edition, Remote Wonder™, or the Southbridge/IXP driver, please refer to their respective release notes found at: http://support.amd.com/.
    • The AMD Catalyst 14.4 Software Suite requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 to be installed. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 is included in all Catalyst packages.
    • AMD Eyefinity technology is designed to give gamers access to high display resolutions. As pixel count grows, the graphics "horsepower" required to drive the displays at a reasonable frame rate can increase dramatically. Depending on the game and system configuration, users may notice texture corruption and reduced frame rates when running games in multi-monitor Eyefinity modes.
    • Windows Driver Model (WDM) drivers are no longer bundled in the AMD Catalyst software suite. The WDM drivers install bundle can be downloaded independently through the AMD website.
Download:
http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop?os=Windows 8 - 64
 


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Nvidia driver buffs may be interested in this release originally meant for China:
This driver is for GeForce 8 and higher graphics cards under Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. Note that Nvidia says that this driver is not intended for wide release, it is a game-ready driver for China for Guild Wars 2. The driver package incorporates the 9.13.1220 PhysX drivers and GeForce Experience 2.0.
https://forums.geforce.com/default/...feedback-thread-4-7-14-/post/4218780/#4218780
 


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GeForce 337.88 Driver
New driver out for Nvidia users...



New in GeForce 337.88 Game Ready WHQL drivers

  • Game Ready - This 337.88 Game Ready WHQL driver ensures you'll have the best possible gaming experience for Watch Dogs.
  • Performance – Introduces key DirectX optimizations which result in reduced game-loading times and significant performance increases across a wide variety of games compared with the previous 335.23 WHQL. Significant CPU overhead reductions in the driver result in performance gains that will often favor CPU-bottlenecked situations. Per usual, results will vary depending on your GPU, system configuration, and game settings.

    • Sample titles with performance gains of 10% or more since 335.23 WHQL*


    • 3840x2160 (4K)
      • Call of Duty: Ghosts
      • F1 2013
      • Hitman Absolution
      • Sniper v2
      • DiRT 3
      • Just Cause 2
      • Team Fortress 2

      2560x1400
      • Call of Duty: Ghosts
      • Sleeping Dogs
      • Hitman Absolution
      • Thief
      • World of Tanks
      • Just Cause 2
      • Team Fortress 2
      • StarSwarm

      System Configuration Used:
      GeForce GTX 780Ti SLI, 335.23 WHQL, 337.88 WHQL, Intel Core i7 4770K, 16GB, Win8.1 x64
  • 4K Displays – 337.88 WHQL offers full support for both MST and SST 4K displays
  • SLI Technology
    • Watch Dogs – updated profile
    • Wildstar – added profile
    • Windborne – added profile
    • Sniper Elite 3 – added profile
    • Smite – added profile
    • Icarus – added profile
    • Daylight – added profile
    • Dark Souls II – added profile
    • Call of Duty: Online – added profile
    • Bound by Flame – updated profile
    • World of Tanks – updated profile
    • Everquest: Landmark – updated profile
    • Planetside 2 – updated profile
  • 3D Vision
    • Supports new “3D Compatibility Mode” for 3D Vision that enables us to improve the 3D experience for many key DirectX 10 and 11 games.
    • 3D Vision Profiles
      • Goat Simulator – rated “Excellent”
      • MXGP – rated “Good”
      • Call of Duty:Online – rated “Good”
      • Dark Souls II – rated “Good”
      • DayZ – rated “Good”
      • Halo: Spartan Assault – rated “Good”
      • Loadout – rated “Fair”
http://www.geforce.com/drivers
 


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New Beta for AMD graphics:

AMD Catalyst™ 14.6 Beta Driver for Windows® Operating System
Last Updates: 5/27/2014
Article Number: RN-WIN-B14.6

  • Starting with AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta, AMD will no longer support Windows 8.0 (and the WDDM 1.2 driver)
  • Users should upgrade (for Free) to Windows 8.1 to take advantage of the new features found in the AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta
  • AMD Catalyst 14.4 will remain available for users who wish to remain on Windows 8
    • A future AMD Catalyst release will allow for the WDDM 1.1 (Windows 7 driver) to be installed under Windows 8.0 for those users unable to upgrade to Windows 8.1
The AM D Catalyst™ 14.6 Beta Driver can be downloaded from the following links:


NOTE! This Catalyst Driver is provided "AS IS", and under the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement provided with it.


Installing The AMD Catalyst Software Driver


For detailed instructions on how to correctly uninstall or install the AMD Catalyst Software Suite, please refer to the following support resources:


Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst™ 14.6 Beta Driver for Windows


  • Performance improvements
    • Watch Dogs performance improvements
      • AMD Radeon R9 290X - 1920x1080 4x MSAA – improves up to 25%
      • AMD Radeon R9290X - 2560x1600 4x MSAA – improves up to 28%
      • AMD Radeon R9290X CrossFire configuration (3840x2160 Ultra settings, MSAA = 4X) - 92% scaling
    • Murdered Soul Suspect performance improvements
      • AMD Radeon R9 290X – 2560x1600 4x MSAA – improves up to 16%
      • AMD Radeon R9290X CrossFire configuration (3840x2160 Ultra settings, MSAA = 4X) - 93% scaling
  • AMD Eyefinity enhancements:
    • Mixed Resolution Support
      • A new architecture providing brand new capabilities
      • Display groups can be created with monitors of different resolution (including difference sizes and shapes)
      • Users have a choice of how surface is created over the display group
        1. Fill – legacy mode, best for identical monitors
        2. Fit – create the Eyefinity surface using best available rectangular area with attached displays.
        3. Expand – create a virtual Eyefinity surface using desktops as viewports onto the surface.
    • Eyefinity Display Alignment
      • Enables control over alignment between adjacent monitors
    • One-Click Setup
      • Driver detects layout of extended desktops
        1. Can create Eyefinity display group using this layout in one click!
  • New user controls for video color and display settings
    • Greater control over Video Color Management:
      • Controls have been expanded from a single slider for controlling Boost and Hue to per color axis
    • Color depth control for Digital Flat Panels (available on supported HDMI and DP displays)
      • Allows users to select different color depths per resolution and display
  • AMD Mantle enhancements
    • Mantle now supports AMD Mobile products with Enduro technology
      • Battlefield 4: AMD Radeon HD 8970M (1366x768; high settings) – 21% gain
      • Thief: AMD Radeon HD 8970M (1920x1080; high settings) – 14% gain
      • Star Swarm: AMD Radeon HD 8970M (1920x1080; medium settings) – 274% gain
    • Enables support for Multi-GPU configurations with Thief (requires the latest Thief update)
  • AMD AM1 JPEG decoding acceleration
    • JPEG decoding acceleration was first enabled on the A10 APU Series in AMD Catalyst 14.1 beta, and has now been extended to the AMD AM1 Platform
    • Provides fast JPEG decompression
    • Provides Power Efficiency for JPEG decompression
Known Issues

  • Running Watch Dogs with a R9 280X CrossFire configuration may result in the application running in CrossFire software compositing mode
  • Enabling Temporal SMAA in the AMD Catalyst Control center under a CrossFire configuration when playing Watch Dogs will result in Flickering
  • AMD CrossFire configurations with Eyefinity enabled will see application stability with BattleField 4 or Thief when running Mantle
  • Catalyst Install Manager text is covered by Express/Custom radio button text
  • Express Uninstall does not remove C:\Program Files\(AMD or ATI) folder
 


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Guru3D are carrying the latest Intel GPU drivers:

Intel Iris and HD graphics Driver v15.33.22 Download

Download Intel Iris and HD graphics Driver Version 15.33.22.3621 for Windows 7/8/8.1

These software drivers are generic versions and can be used for general purposes. However, computer original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) may have altered the features, incorporated customizations, or made other changes to the software or software packaging they provide. To avoid any potential installation incompatibilities on your OEM system, Intel recommends that you check with your OEM and use the software provided by your system manufacturer. Intel and the computer original equipment manufacturer (OEM) may not provide technical support for some or all issues that could arise from the usage of this generic version of software drivers.

Operating Systems:
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1

This software driver package will install the Intel Iris and HD graphics driver for:

Supports Intel Iris graphics, Intel Iris Pro graphics, and Intel HD graphics on:

  • 4th Generation Intel Core Processor Platform
  • 4th Generation Intel Core Processor U Series-based Platform
  • 4th Generation Intel Core Processor Y Series-based Platform
  • 3rd Generation Intel Core Processor Platform
  • 3rd Generation Intel Core Processor U Series-based Platform
  • 3rd Generation Intel Core Processor Y Series-based Platform
Supports Intel HD graphics on:

  • 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors with Intel HD Graphics 2500
  • 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors with Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 4th Generation Intel Core Processors with Intel HD Graphics 4200
  • 4th Generation Intel Core Processors with Intel HD Graphics 4400
  • 4th Generation Intel Core Processors with Intel HD Graphics 4600
  • 4th Generation Intel Core Processors with Intel HD Graphics 5000
  • 4th Generation Intel Core Processors with Intel Iris Graphics 5100
  • 4th Generation Intel Core Processors with Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
Ref and download:
http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/intel_iris_and_hd_graphics_driver_v15_33_22_download.html
 


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Nvidia has released the 340.43 Beta graphics driver.
New in GeForce 340.43 Beta drivers

  • Game Ready - This 340.43 Game Ready Beta driver ensures you'll have the best possible gaming experience for GRID: Autosport and the Battlefield: Hardline Beta.
  • SLI Technology
    • 3DMark Skydiver subtest – added profile
    • Battlefield: Hardline – added profile
    • Elder Scrolls: Online – added profile
    • LuDaShi Benchmark – added profile
    • Wildstar x32 version – added profile
    • Dark Souls II – updated profile
  • 3D Vision
    • Supports new “3D Compatibility Mode” for 3D Vision that enables us to improve the 3D experience for many key DirectX 10 and 11 games.
    • 3D Compatiblity Mode Profiles
      • Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea (DLC) – rated as “Excellent”
      • Banished – rated as “Good”
      • Krater – rated as “Good”
http://www.geforce.com/drivers
 


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A new AMD GPU beta. Please note:
  • Starting with AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta, AMD will no longer support Windows 8.0 (and the WDDM 1.2 driver)
  • Windows 8.0 users should upgrade (for Free) to Windows 8.1 to take advantage of the new features found in the AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta
  • AMD Catalyst 14.4 will remain available for users who wish to remain on Windows 8
    • A future AMD Catalyst release will allow for the WDDM 1.1 (Windows 7 driver) to be installed under Windows 8.0 for those users unable to upgrade to Windows 8.1
AMD Catalyst™ 14.6 RC Driver for Windows® Operating System
Last Updates: 6/23/2014
Article Number: RN-WIN-RC14.6

  • Starting with AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta, AMD will no longer support Windows 8.0 (and the WDDM 1.2 driver)
  • Windows 8.0 users should upgrade (for Free) to Windows 8.1 to take advantage of the new features found in the AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta
  • AMD Catalyst 14.4 will remain available for users who wish to remain on Windows 8
    • A future AMD Catalyst release will allow for the WDDM 1.1 (Windows 7 driver) to be installed under Windows 8.0 for those users unable to upgrade to Windows 8.1
The AM D Catalyst™ 14.6 RC Driver can be downloaded from the following links:

NOTE! This Catalyst Driver is provided "AS IS", and under the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement provided with it.

Installing The AMD Catalyst Software Driver
For detailed instructions on how to correctly uninstall or install the AMD Catalyst Software Suite, please refer to the following support resources:


Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst™ 14.6 RC Driver for Windows



    • Plants vs. Zombies (Direct3D performance improvements):
      • AMD Radeon R9 290X - 1920x1080 Ultra – improves up to 11%
      • AMD Radeon R9290X - 2560x1600 Ultra – improves up to 15%
      • AMD Radeon R9290X CrossFire configuration (3840x2160 Ultra) - 92% scaling
    • 3DMark Sky Diver improvements:
      • AMD A4 6300 – improves up to 4%
      • Enables AMD Dual Graphics / AMD CrossFire support
    • Grid Auto Sport:
      • AMD CrossFire profile
    • Wildstar:
      • Power Xpress profile
      • Performance improvements to improve smoothness of application
    • Watch Dogs:
      • AMD CrossFire – Frame pacing improvements
    • Battlefield Hardline Beta:
      • AMD CrossFire profile
Known Issues



    • Running Watch Dogs with a R9 280X CrossFire configuration may result in the application running in CrossFire software compositing mode
    • Enabling Temporal SMAA in a CrossFire configuration when playing Watch Dogs will result in Flickering
    • AMD CrossFire configurations with Eyefinity enabled will see application stability with BattleField 4 or Thief when running Mantle
    • Catalyst Install Manager text is covered by Express/Custom radio button text
    • Express Uninstall does not remove C:\Program Files\(AMD or ATI) folder

 


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New drivers from AMD:

AMD Catalyst™ 14.7 RC Driver for Windows® Operating System
Last Updates: 7/10/2014
Article Number: RN-WIN-RC14.7

  • Starting with AMD Catalyst™ 14.6 Beta, AMD will no longer support Windows 8.0 (and the WDDM 1.2 driver)
  • Windows 8.0 users should upgrade (for free) to Windows 8.1 to take advantage of the new features found in the AMD Catalyst 14.7 RC driver
  • AMD Catalyst 14.4 will remain available for users who wish to remain on Windows 8
    • A future AMD Catalyst release will allow for the WDDM 1.1 (Windows 7 driver) to be installed under Windows 8.0 for those users unable to upgrade to Windows 8.1
The AMD Catalyst™ 14.7 RC driver can be downloaded from the following link:

NOTE! This Catalyst Driver is provided "AS IS", and under the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement provided with it.

Installing the AMD Catalyst™ Software Driver
For detailed instructions on how to correctly uninstall or install the AMD Catalyst Software Suite, please refer to the following support resources:

Feature Highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 14.7 RC Driver for Windows
  • Includes all improvements found in the AMD Catalyst™ 14.6 RC driver
  • AMD CrossFire™ and AMD Radeon™ Dual Graphics profile update for Plants vs. Zombies
  • Assassin's Creed IV - improved CrossFire scaling (3840x2160 High Settings) up to 93%
  • Collaboration with AOC has identified non-standard display timings as the root cause of 60Hz SST flickering exhibited by the AOC U2868PQU panel on certain AMD Radeon™ graphics cards. A software workaround has been implemented in AMD Catalyst 14.7 RC driver to resolve the display timing issues with this display.
    • Users are further encouraged to obtain newer display firmware from AOC that will resolve flickering at its origin.
    • Users are additionally advised to utilize DisplayPort-certified cables to ensure the integrity of the DisplayPort data connection.
Feature Highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 14.6 RC Driver for Windows
  • Plants vs. Zombies (Direct3D performance improvements):
    • AMD Radeon R9 290X - 1920x1080 Ultra – improves up to 11%
    • AMD Radeon R9 290X - 2560x1600 Ultra – improves up to 15%
    • AMD Radeon R9 290X CrossFire configuration (3840x2160 Ultra) - 92% scaling
  • 3DMark Sky Diver improvements:
    • AMD A4-6300 – improves up to 4%
    • Enables AMD Dual Graphics/AMD CrossFire support
  • Grid Auto Sport:
    • AMD CrossFire profile
  • Wildstar:
    • Power Xpress profile
    • Performance improvements to improve smoothness of application
    • Performance improves up to 24% at 2560x1600 on the AMD Radeon R9 and R7 Series of products for both single GPU and multi-GPU configurations.
  • Watch Dogs:
    • AMD CrossFire – Frame pacing improvements
  • Battlefield Hardline Beta:
    • AMD CrossFire profile
Known Issues
  • Running Watch Dogs with a R9 280X CrossFire configuration may result in the application running in CrossFire software compositing mode
  • Enabling Temporal SMAA in a CrossFire configuration when playing Watch Dogs will result in flickering
  • AMD CrossFire™ configurations with AMD Eyefinity enabled will see instability with BattleField 4 or Thief when running Mantle
  • Catalyst™ Install Manager text is covered by Express/Custom radio button text
  • Express Uninstall does not remove C:\Program Files\(AMD or ATI) folder
 


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Nvidia has released the 340.52 WHQL certified graphics driver.

Release Highlights

GeForce Game Ready Driver

The new GeForce Game Ready driver, release 340.52 WHQL, allows GeForce owners to continue to have the ultimate gaming experience. With this release, GeForce gamers can take advantage of GameStream technology to stream their favorite PC games to the new SHIELD tablet or SHIELD portable. In addition, this Game Ready WHQL driver ensures you'll have the best possible gaming experience for Metro: Redux and Final Fantasy XIV (China).

Game Ready
Best gaming experience forMetro: Redux and Final Fantasy XIV (China)

SHIELD
Supports NVIDIA GameStream™ technology for the new SHIELD tablet and SHIELD portable

Gaming Technology
Supports GeForce ShadowPlay™ technology and GeForce ShadowPlay™ Twitch Streaming
a full changelog can be found here:
http://uk.download.nvidia.com/Windows/340.52/340.52-win8-win7-winvista-desktop-release-notes.pdf
 


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New AMD Beta:

AMD Catalyst™ 14.7 RC3 Driver for Windows® Operating System
Last Updates: 8/14/2014
Article Number: RN-WIN-RC14.7

  • Starting with AMD Catalyst™ 14.6 Beta, AMD will no longer support Windows 8.0 (and the WDDM 1.2 driver)
  • Windows 8.0 users should upgrade (for free) to Windows 8.1 to take advantage of the new features found in the AMD Catalyst 14.7 RC3 driver
  • AMD Catalyst 14.4 will remain available for users who wish to remain on Windows 8
    • A future AMD Catalyst release will allow for the WDDM 1.1 (Windows 7 driver) to be installed under Windows 8.0 for those users unable to upgrade to Windows 8.1
The AMD Catalyst™ 14.7 RC3 driver can be downloaded from the following link:

NOTE! This Catalyst Driver is provided "AS IS", and under the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement provided with it.

Installing the AMD Catalyst™ Software Driver
For detailed instructions on how to correctly uninstall or install the AMD Catalyst Software Suite, please refer to the following support resources:

Feature Highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 14.7 RC3 Driver for Windows
  • Includes all improvements found in the AMD Catalyst™ 14.7 RC driver
  • Display interface enhancements to improve 4k monitor performance and reduce flickering.
    • Improvements apply to the following products:
      • AMD Radeon R9 290 Series
      • AMD Radeon R9 270 Series
      • AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
    • Even with these improvements, cable quality and other system variables can affect 4k performance. AMD recommends using DisplayPort 1.2 HBR2 certified cables with a length of 2m (~6 ft) or less when driving 4K monitors.
  • Wildstar: AMD Crossfire profile support
  • Lichdom: Single GPU and Multi-GPU performance enhancements
  • Watch Dogs: Smoother gameplay on single GPU and Multi-GPU configurations
Feature Highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 14.7 RC Driver for Windows
  • Includes all improvements found in the AMD Catalyst™ 14.6 RC driver
  • AMD CrossFire™ and AMD Radeon™ Dual Graphics profile update for Plants vs. Zombies
  • Assassin's Creed IV - improved CrossFire scaling (3840x2160 High Settings) up to 93%
  • Collaboration with AOC has identified non-standard display timings as the root cause of 60Hz SST flickering exhibited by the AOC U2868PQU panel on certain AMD Radeon™ graphics cards. A software workaround has been implemented in AMD Catalyst 14.7 RC driver to resolve the display timing issues with this display.
    • Users are further encouraged to obtain newer display firmware from AOC that will resolve flickering at its origin.
    • Users are additionally advised to utilize DisplayPort-certified cables to ensure the integrity of the DisplayPort data connection.
Feature Highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 14.6 RC Driver for Windows
  • Plants vs. Zombies (Direct3D performance improvements):
    • AMD Radeon R9 290X - 1920x1080 Ultra – improves up to 11%
    • AMD Radeon R9 290X - 2560x1600 Ultra – improves up to 15%
    • AMD Radeon R9 290X CrossFire configuration (3840x2160 Ultra) - 92% scaling
  • 3DMark Sky Diver improvements:
    • AMD A4-6300 – improves up to 4%
    • Enables AMD Dual Graphics/AMD CrossFire support
  • Grid Auto Sport:
    • AMD CrossFire profile
  • Wildstar:
    • Power Xpress profile
    • Performance improvements to improve smoothness of application
    • Performance improves up to 24% at 2560x1600 on the AMD Radeon R9 and R7 Series of products for both single GPU and multi-GPU configurations.
  • Watch Dogs:
    • AMD CrossFire – Frame pacing improvements
  • Battlefield Hardline Beta:
    • AMD CrossFire profile
Known Issues
  • Running Watch Dogs with a R9 280X CrossFire configuration may result in the application running in CrossFire software compositing mode
  • Enabling Temporal SMAA in a CrossFire configuration when playing Watch Dogs will result in flickering
  • AMD CrossFire™ configurations with AMD Eyefinity enabled will see instability with BattleField 4 or Thief when running Mantle
  • Catalyst™ Install Manager text is covered by Express/Custom radio button text
  • Express Uninstall does not remove C:\Program Files\(AMD or ATI) folder
http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/latest-catalyst-windows-beta.aspx
 


kemical

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Early access for a new AMD driver:
AMD Catalyst 14.8 WHQL (14.201.1008 August 12) driver. This driver is WHQL signed and works with Windows 7 and 8.1.

Unfortunately no release notes are provided. Compatible Operating Systems The AMD Catalyst™ Software for AMD Desktop APUs is designed to support the following platforms: Microsoft Windows: Windows 8.1 (32 & 64-bit version) Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit version with SP1 or higher)
Ref and download:
http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/amd-catalyst-14-8-whql-(14-201-1008-august-12)-download.html
 


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Intel Iris and HD graphics Driver v15.36.3.64 Download

A major graphics driver update for 4th generation Intel Core™ processors with Intel HD graphics, Iris, and Iris Pro graphics has been released. It provides significant gaming performance improvements with Intel’s anti-aliasing feature CMAA (Conservative Morphological Anti-Aliasing, which helps smooth jagged edges in games) while enhancing battery life through newer power conservation techniques such as Adaptive Rendering Control.

New! Support for the new Intel® Core M Processor with Intel HD Graphics 5300 has been added with this driver. Note that this driver was previously posted for 4th Generation Intel Core™ Processors only; the new features and performance enhancements described in the previous posting still apply. An additional game was added to the performance enhancement table for 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor.

This driver provides significant gaming performance for 4th generation Intel® Core processors with Intel HD, Iris™ and Iris Pro graphics provides improvements while enhancing battery life through newer power conservation techniques such as CMAA* and Adaptive Rendering Control. Experience up to 30% improvement in performance in certain OpenCL workloads and up to 10% improvement certain games. The new and enhanced control panel offers additional media and display customization capabilities.
http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/intel-iris-and-hd-graphics-driver-v15-36-3-64-download.html
 


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Nvidia has released the 344.11 WHQL certified graphics driver.

Version344.11 - WHQL
Release DateThu Sep 18, 2014
Operating SystemWindows 7 64-bit
Windows 8.1 64-bit
Windows 8 64-bit
Windows Vista 64-bit
LanguageEnglish (UK)
File SizeN/A

Release Highlights

New in GeForce Game Ready Drivers

The new GeForce Game Ready driver, release 344.11 WHQL, allows GeForce owners to continue to have the ultimate gaming experience. This driver is aligned with today’s launch of the world’s most advanced GPUs—the GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970. With support for NVIDIA G-SYNC Surround displays, gaming has never been more realistic and immersive. In addition, this Game Ready WHQL driver ensures you'll have the best possible gaming experience for the latest new blockbuster titles including Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, The Evil Within, F1 2014, and Alien: Isolation.

Game Ready
Best gaming experience forBorderlands: The Pre-Sequel, The Evil Within, F1 2014, and Alien: Isolation

New GeForce GPUs
Supports the new GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 GPUs, based upon the second-generation Maxwell architecture

Gaming Technology
Supports G-SYNC technology and NVIDIA G-SYNC Surround configurations

Supported Products

GeForce 900 Series
GeForce GTX 980, GeForce GTX 970
GeForce 700 Series
GeForce GTX TITAN Z, GeForce GTX TITAN Black, GeForce GTX TITAN, GeForce GTX 780 Ti, GeForce GTX 780, GeForce GTX 770, GeForce GTX 760, GeForce GTX 760 Ti (OEM), GeForce GTX 750 Ti, GeForce GTX 750, GeForce GTX 745, GeForce GT 740, GeForce GT 730, GeForce GT 720
GeForce 600 Series
GeForce GTX 690, GeForce GTX 680, GeForce GTX 670, GeForce GTX 660 Ti, GeForce GTX 660, GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST, GeForce GTX 650 Ti, GeForce GTX 650, GeForce GTX 645, GeForce GT 645, GeForce GT 640, GeForce GT 630, GeForce GT 620, GeForce GT 610, GeForce 605
GeForce 500 Series
GeForce GTX 590, GeForce GTX 580, GeForce GTX 570, GeForce GTX 560 Ti, GeForce GTX 560 SE, GeForce GTX 560, GeForce GTX 555, GeForce GTX 550 Ti, GeForce GT 545, GeForce GT 530, GeForce GT 520, GeForce 510
GeForce 400 Series
GeForce GTX 480, GeForce GTX 470, GeForce GTX 465, GeForce GTX 460 SE v2, GeForce GTX 460 SE, GeForce GTX 460, GeForce GTS 450, GeForce GT 440, GeForce GT 430, GeForce GT 420
ION (Desktops)
ION
ION LE (Desktops)
ION LE

Additional Information

 


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Nvidia has released the 344.16 Beta graphics driver. This driver is only for the new GTX 900 series under Windows Vista, 7 and 8.
Release Highlights

New in GeForce Game Ready Drivers

The new GeForce Game Ready driver, release 344.16 BETA, allows GeForce owners to continue to have the ultimate gaming experience. This driver is aligned with today’s launch of the world’s most advanced GPUs—the GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970. With support for NVIDIA G-SYNC Surround displays, gaming has never been more realistic and immersive. In addition, this Game Ready BETA driver ensures you'll have the best possible gaming experience for the latest new blockbuster titles including Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, The Evil Within, F1 2014, and Alien: Isolation.

Game Ready
Best gaming experience forBorderlands: The Pre-Sequel, The Evil Within, F1 2014, and Alien: Isolation

New GeForce GPUs
Supports the new GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 GPUs, based upon the second-generation Maxwell architecture

Gaming Technology
Supports G-SYNC technology and NVIDIA G-SYNC Surround configurations

Supported Products

GeForce 900 Series
GeForce GTX 980, GeForce GTX 970
 


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