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AMD has released the official Catalyst 14.9 WHQL certified graphics driver for the HD 5000 series and above under Windows 7 and 8:
AMD Catalyst™ 14.9 Windows® Release Notes
Last Updates: 9/26/2014
Article Number: RN-WIN-CAT14.9

AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite Version 14.9

This article provides information on the latest posting of the AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, AMD Catalyst™ 14.9.

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™ 14.9 contains the following:

  • AMD Catalyst™ Display Driver version 14.301.1001
  • AMD Catalyst™ Control Center (version 14.301.1001)
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 14.9 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 14.9 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.
 


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New AMD Beta due to issues with the last driver release:
AMD Catalyst™ 14.9.1 Beta Windows® Driver
Last Updates: 10/6/2014
Article Number: RN-WIN-CAT14.9.1B

AMD Catalyst™ 14.9.1 Beta Driver for Windows®

Due to a small number of isolated usability issues in last week's AMD Catalyst™ 14.9 driver that were reported by end users, we are providing an updated driver that addresses those usability issues. If you are not facing any problems we recommend you continue to use the latest AMD Catalyst™ 14.9 driver which is available at www.amd.com

The AM D Catalyst™ 14.9.1 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.

Package Contents

The AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, AMD Catalyst™ 14.9.1 Beta Driver contains the following:

  • AMD Catalyst™ Display Driver version 14.301.1004
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:
 


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Nvidia release new Whql drivers 344.48:
New in GeForce Game Ready Drivers

The new GeForce Game Ready driver, release 344.48 WHQL, allows GeForce owners to continue to have the ultimate gaming experience. This driver brings support for Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR) to Kepler and Fermi desktop GPUs. In addition, this Game Ready WHQL driver ensures you'll have the best possible gaming experience for the latest new blockbuster titles including Lords of the Fallen, Civilization: Beyond Earth, and Elite: Dangerous.

Game Ready
Best gaming experience forLords of the Fallen, Civilization: Beyond Earth, and Elite: Dangerous

Gaming Technology
Supports Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR) on Kepler and Fermi-based desktop GPUs
Release notes:
http://uk.download.nvidia.com/Windows/344.48/344.48-win8-win7-winvista-desktop-release-notes.pdf

Nvidia Drivers:
http://www.nvidia.co.uk/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-uk

Just as a personal note I'm currently running the latest Windows 10 build and playing Alien Isolation has meant I've had to uninstall these drivers due to the slow loading times it was causing in the game. I initially thought it was the new build of Win 10 but have since discovered it's the Nvidia driver. Rolling back cures the issue.
 


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AMD has released the Catalyst 14.9.2 Beta graphics driver for the HD 7000 series and above on Windows 7 and 8.1.
AMD Catalyst™ 14.9.2 Beta Windows® Driver
Article Number: RN-WIN-CAT14.9.2B

AMD Catalyst™ 14.9.2 Beta Driver for Windows® - Sid Meier's Civilization®: Beyond Earth™ Performance Driver

This driver enables AMD Radeon™ GPUs with the Graphics Core Next architecture to take advantage of the ultra-efficient Mantle API support featured in Sid Meier's Civilization®: Beyond Earth™!

The AMD Catalyst™14.9.2 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.

Package Contents

The AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, AMD Catalyst™ 14.9.2 Beta Driver contains the following:

  • AMD Catalyst™ Display Driver version 14.301.1006
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:

Ref:
http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMDCatalyst14-9-2BetaWINReleaseNotes.aspx
 


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Nvidia release new Whql drivers v344.60
What’s New in Version 344.60
The new GeForce Game Ready driver, release 344.60 WHQL, includes improvements that
allow GeForce owners to continue to have the ultimate gaming platform. In addition, this
Game Ready WHQL driver ensures you'll have the best possible gaming experience for
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
See also “What’s New in Release 343” on page 5.
Game Ready
Best gaming experience for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
Release notes:
http://uk.download.nvidia.com/Windows/344.60/344.60-win8-win7-winvista-desktop-release-notes.pdf

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AMD has released the Catalyst 14.11.1 Beta graphics driver for the HD 7000 series and above on Windows 7 and 8.1.
AMD Catalyst™ 14.11.1 Beta Driver for Windows®
Article Number: RN-WIN-CAT14.11.1B

AMD Catalyst™ 14.11.1 Beta Driver for Windows® - Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare and Assassin's Creed® Unity Performance Driver!

This release enables peak driver performance optimization for AMD Radeon™ graphics users in Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare and Assassin's Creed® Unity.

The AMD Catalyst™ 14.11.1 Beta Driver can be downloaded from the following links:

 


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Nvidia has released the 344.65 WHQL certified graphics driver. This driver is for GeForce 400 and higher graphics cards under Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8.
New in GeForce Game Ready Drivers

The new GeForce Game Ready driver, release 344.65 WHQL, includes improvements which allows GeForce owners to continue to have the ultimate gaming platform. In addition, this Game Ready WHQL driver ensures you'll have the best possible gaming experience for Assassin’s Creed: Unity

Game Ready
Best gaming experience for Assassin’s Creed: Unity
Release notes:
http://uk.download.nvidia.com/Windows/344.65/344.65-win8-win7-winvista-desktop-release-notes.pdf
 


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New Beta from AMD:
AMD Catalyst™ 14.11.2 Beta Driver for Windows®
Article Number: RN-WIN-CAT14.11.2B
AMD Catalyst™ 14.11.2 Beta Driver for Windows® - Dragon Age: Inquisition and Far Cry 4!

This release enables peak driver performance optimization for AMD Radeon™ graphics users in Dragon Age: Inquisition and Far Cry 4.

The AMD Catalyst™ 14.11.1 Beta Driver can be downloaded from the following links:

 


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Nice. Shall jive this a rip on my new r9 280
 


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Nvidia has released the 344.75 WHQL certified graphics driver.
Release Highlights

New in GeForce Game Ready Drivers
The latest GeForce Game Ready driver, release 344.75 WHQL, provides support for Maxwell’s new Multi-Frame Sampled Anti-Aliasing (MFAA) mode. In addition, this Game Ready WHQL driver ensures you'll have the best possible gaming experience for Far Cry 4, Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Crew, and World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

Game Ready
Best gaming experience for Far Cry 4, Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Crew, and World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

Gaming Technology
Supports Multi-Frame Sampled Anti-Aliasing (MFAA) mode
 


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Nvidia has released a Hotfix driver for those using the latest 9 series cards:
GeForce Hotfix driver 344.80
Answer ID 3607 | Published 11/21/2014 12:08 PM | Updated 11/21/2014 12:48 PM
GeForce Hotfix driver 344.80
This is a beta driver that addresses the following issues:



  • GeForce GTX 980 displays texture shimmering when Texture Filtering Quality set to High Quality.
  • GPU outputs fuzzy lines over DisplayPort after a period of time following driver updates.
  • System hang up and black screen after power on with some monitors (DP1.2 & 4K/60Hz) + GTX980


Click the appropriate link to download.



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New AMD drivers available. AMD has released the official Catalyst 14.12 WHQL certified graphics driver, also known as Omega, for the HD 5000 series and above under Windows 7 and 8
AMD Catalyst™ Omega Windows® Release Notes
Article Number: RN-WIN-CATOMEGA
AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite Version Omega

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

This particular software suite updates the AMD Catalyst Display Driver and the AMD Catalyst 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™ Omega contains the following:

  • AMD Catalyst™ Display Driver version 14.501
  • AMD Catalyst™ Control Center version 2014.1112.1033.18936
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

  • This driver is not intended for use on AMD products running in Apple Boot Camp platforms. Users of these platforms should contact their manufacturer for driver support.
  • 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 Omega 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 Omega 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.
AMD Product Compatibility

The AMD Catalyst™ Omega is compatible with the following AMD products.

AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility
AMD Radeon™ R9 290 Series AMD Radeon™ R5 230 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 280 Series AMD Radeon™ HD 8000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 270 Series AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 260 Series AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 250 Series ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 240 Series

AMD All-In-One Desktop Product Family Compatibility
AMD Radeon™ HD 7600A Series AMD Radeon™ HD 6600A Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 7450A Series AMD Radeon™ HD 6350A Series


AMD APU Product Family Compatibility

AMD Catalyst™ Omega driver is not supported on Windows 7/8.1 32-bit platforms for APU products.

AMD APU Product Family Compatibility
Desktop Mobile
A-Series AMD Radeon™ R7 Graphics AMD Radeon™ HD 8000G Series
A-Series AMD Radeon™ R6 Graphics AMD Radeon™ HD 7000G Series
A-Series AMD Radeon™ R5 Graphics AMD Radeon™ HD 6000G Series
A-Series AMD Radeon™ R3 Graphics
AMD Radeon™ HD 8000D Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 7000D Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 6000D Series


AMD Mobility Radeon™ Family Compatibility

AMD Catalyst Mobility is a notebook reference graphics driver with limited support for system vendor specific features.

AMD Mobility Product Family Compatibility
AMD Radeon™ R9 M200 Series AMD Radeon™ HD 7000M Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 M200 Series AMD Radeon™ HD 6000M Series
AMD Radeon™ R5 M200 Series ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 8000M Series


Compatible Operating Systems

The latest version of the AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, AMD Catalyst™ Omega is designed to support the following Microsoft Windows platforms:

  • Windows 8.1 (32 & 64-bit version)
  • Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit version with SP1 or higher)
Highlights of AMD Catalyst™ Omega Windows Driver

Introducing the AMD Catalyst™ Omega driver for Windows, a "Special Edition" driver delivered to enhance the AMD GPU and APU experience. The AMD Catalyst™ Omega driver contains over 20 new features, performance improvements, and significant number of bug fixes and improvements. All improvements will be carried forward in subsequent driver releases.



Virtual Super Resolution (VSR):

Render games at higher resolution and display them at lower resolution. Up to 4k quality gaming on 1080p HD displays

  • Smoother textures and edges
  • Game and Engine agnostic solution
  • Simulates Super Sampling Anti-Aliasing (SSAA) for games that don't support it
  • Enabled through AMD Catalyst™ Control Center
  • Select higher resolution in-game settings
  • Available on AMD Radeon™ R9 290 series, and AMD Radeon R9 285 GPUs
5K Monitor Support:

Unparalleled display performance for professionals and gamers who require the highest resolution available and silky-smooth, fatigue-free graphics

  • 5120x2880 at 60Hz
  • 14.7 million pixels, 218 pixels-per-inch
  • Dual DisplayPort 1.2 input
  • Available on AMD FirePro™ and AMD Radeon™ R series GPUs
Alienware Graphics Amplifier:

Support for AMD Radeon™ Graphics in Alienware Graphics Amplifier

  • Expand the capability of the Alienware 13 notebook with a high-performance AMD Radeon graphics card
  • Drive resolutions up to 4K
  • Performance that far exceeds the built-in graphics.
  • Supported on select AMD Radeon™ HD 5000 series GPUs and newer
Perfect Picture Enhancements:

  • AMD Fluid Motion Video – Smooth Blu-ray playback with lower power APUs
    • High quality frame rate conversion
    • Interpolates frames using GPU compute
    • Removes video judder
    • Available on AMD 7000 Series APUs and AMD Radeon™ R7 & R9 series GPUs
  • Contour Removal – Improved algorithm for compressed videos
    • Removes compression artifacts without disturbing video details
    • Available on AMD Athlon™ APUs, AMD 7000 series APUs, and AMD Radeon™ R series GPUs
Perfect Picture Additions:

  • 1080p Detail Enhancement now for APUs
    • Provides look-and-feel of 1080p video to lower-resolution content
    • Improves frequency response and controllability of overshoot and noise immunity
    • Available on AMD 7000 series APUs and AMD Radeon™ R series GPUs
  • Ultra HD-Like Experience - Makes 1080P videos 4K-like
    • Combination of:
      • Fluid Motion Video
      • Detail Enhancement
      • Adaptive upscaling
  • Available on AMD Radeon™ R7 260 and higher
Frame Pacing Enhancements for AMD Dual Graphics:

  • Includes enhancements for
    • Metro 2033
    • World of Warcraft
    • 3DMark 11
    • Sniper Elite V2
    • Tomb Raider
    • Hitman: Absolution
    • GRID 2
    • Alien: Isolation
    • Batman: Arkham Origins
    • BioShock: Infinite
    • Unigine Valley Benchmark
    • Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare
    • Dragon Age: Inquisition
    • Metro 2033 Redux
    • Sniper Elite 3
    • Assassin's Creed Unity
    • Metro: Last Light
AMD CrossFire™ Frame Pacing improvements:

  • Designed to reduce stuttering from graphics memory intensive applications: Tomb Raider, Hitman Absolution, Watch Dogs, Far Cry 3
OpenCL™ 2.0 Support:

New features give GPUs more freedom to do the work they are designed to do

  • Shared virtual memory
    • Enables host and device kernels to directly share complex pointer based data structures, eliminating explicit transfers between the host and devices while increasing programming flexibility.
  • Device-side Enqueue
    • Updated for improved programmability and increased application efficiency
  • Generic address space
    • Enables functions to be written without named address spaces which increases flexibility and saves time by eliminating the need for multiple functions to be written.
Performance Optimizations versus AMD Catalyst™ 14.9 WHQL

  • Sid Meier's Civilization®: Beyond Earth™ performance optimizations
    • Mantle API activated for ultimate performance in Sid Meier's Civilization®: Beyond Earth™
  • Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare performance optimizations
    • Up to 30% performance increases with FXAA and lower game resolutions
    • Optimized AMD CrossFire™ Profile update for improved performance
  • Assassin's Creed® Unity performance optimizations
    • Single GPU performance improvements
    • Optimized AMD CrossFire™ Profile update for improved performance
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition performance optimizations
    • Up to 15% performance increase in single GPU scenarios with Anti-Aliasing enabled.
    • Optimized AMD CrossFire™ Profile update for improved performance
  • Far Cry 4 performance optimizations
    • Up to 50% performance increase in single GPU scenarios with Anti-Aliasing enabled.
Year over Year Performance Optimizations versus AMD Catalyst™ 13.12 WHQL*

  • Up to 19% more performance since launch in some games on AMD Radeon R Series GPUs
  • Up to 29% more performance since launch in some games on various AMD APUs
*Measured across various AMD Radeon R Series GPU and AMD APU configurations in over 30 game titles

Driver Efficiency Improvement:

  • Driver optimization for multi core CPUs allows up to 15% more performance for some AMD platforms
Resolved Issues:

  • 14.9 Install issues for intermittent crash or black screen after install
  • 14.9 Catalyst™ Control Center issues have occasional AMDMantle64.dll error popups during install
  • [406244] Online video can sometimes crash when watching YouTube videos with hardware acceleration enabled
  • [406590] Watching online flash videos in Google Chrome sometimes causes the browser to hang when hardware acceleration is enabled
  • [406493] Displays that go in to sleep mode intermittently causes the display to not wake up
  • [404081] AHCI Chipset Drivers can sometimes cause the system to crash on boot-up
  • [405807] 144Hz displays in AMD CrossFire™ configurations can cause intermittent crashing when launching D3D Applications
  • [403996] Game stuttering or screen tearing in Quad CrossFire™
  • [402133] State of Decay textures can intermittently extrude beyond their boundaries or be corrupted
  • [405738] HDMI audio stays disabled when a connected TV is disabled and then re-enabled
Known Issues:

  • [410367] System black hangs/BSOD upon resuming from S3/S4 sleep on AMD Radeon™ R9 285 configured in AMD CrossFire™ mode
  • [410293] With AMD CrossFire™ enabled, Timeout Detection Recovery (TDR) occurs during actual gameplay when YouTube Mix moves to the next song in Firefox®
  • [408368] Some artifacting will be seen in certain scenarios with AMD Fluid Motion Enabled
  • [407622] Screen tearing on enabling VSync with Alien: Isolation game
  • [407934] Frame drops may occasionally be observed playing back progressive Blu Ray content on some AMD Kaveri APU configurations
  • [407095] 3D movies cannot be viewed using Power DVD on some AMD Kaveri APU configurations with only 2GB of single channel memory
  • [407175] Catalyst Control Center Video Quality settings may not be available or retained if the "Enforce Smooth Video Playback" option is not selected on some AMD HD series GPU's.
  • [406495] Pull down detection fails to lock in Metro Video playback applications
  • [410255] A system restart or hang may be observed on sleep/resume while transcoding video with Media Espresso
  • [410398] A black screen may be experienced when attempting to enable Eyefinity after changing the display mode (Portrait, Landscape)
  • [410391] Primary display may not be retained after disabling Crossfire while in Eyefinity mode
  • [409705] Enabling or disabling Crossfire may lead to one side of the 4K MST display being shown as black
  • [410393] Minor stuttering may be seen in Dragon Age Inquisition on Single and Multi GPU configurations
AMD Issue Reporting Form

This driver release incorporates suggestions received through the AMD Issue Reporting Form. To provide us with your feedback, visit the AMD Issue Reporting Form.
ref:
http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMDCatalystOmegaWINReleaseNotes.aspx
 


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A new Nvidia beta is available:

Nvidia has released the 347.09 Beta graphics driver.
Release Highlights

New in GeForce Game Ready Drivers
The latest GeForce Game Ready driver, release 347.09 Beta, ensures you'll have the best possible gaming experience for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Elite: Dangerous

Game Ready
Best gaming experience for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Elite: Dangerous
release notes:
http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/347.09/347.09-win8-win7-winvista-desktop-release-notes.pdf
Download:
http://www.geforce.com/drivers
 


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New Whql driver for Nvidia:

New in GeForce Game Ready Drivers
The latest GeForce Game Ready driver, release 347.09 WHQL, ensures you'll have the best possible gaming experience for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Elite: Dangerous
Download:
http://www.geforce.com/drivers
Release notes:
http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/347.09/347.09-win8-win7-winvista-desktop-release-notes.pdf
 


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Intel Iris and HD graphics Driver v15.36.14 Download
Download v15.36.14 Intel HD Graphics 5500/6000 and Iris Graphics 6100 integrated graphics in the 4th and 5th generation Core processors.

This The new release solves a long list of bugs and features improved VP9 video format playback through partial hardware acceleration, support for GPU accelerated HEVC (4K) video decoding, and additional OpenCL extension support.

New driver now available with support for 5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 5500, Intel® HD Graphics 6000, and Intel® Iris™ Graphics 6100 and key enhancements for 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors. Benefits of updating to this driver include addition of video playback of VP9 video format (for Chrome video playback, Google Hangouts), HEVC video format (for 4K Ultra HD video playback) and expanded Open CL and Open GL extension support. This new driver release is timed with the newly released 5th Generation Intel Core Processor which has faster 3D graphics, faster CPU performance, faster video conversion, and more than 1.5 hours longer battery life.

This download is valid for the product(s) listed below.

  • 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
  • Intel HD Graphics 5300 for Intel Core M Processors
  • Intel HD Graphics 5500 for 5th Generation Intel Core Processors
  • Intel HD Graphics 6000 for 5th Generation Intel Core Processors
  • Intel Iris Graphics 6100 for 5th Generation Intel Core Processors
http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/download-intel-iris-hd-graphics-driver-v153614.html
 


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Nvidia has released the 347.25 WHQL certified graphics driver. This driver is for GeForce 400 and higher graphics cards under Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. This is the recommended driver for Dying Light. It also adds support for the new GTX 960 GPU.
Release Highlights

GeForce Game Ready Driver
The new GeForce Game Ready driver, release 347.25 WHQL, is aligned with today’s launch of the new GeForce GTX 960. This new GPU brings the features, power, and efficiency of the second-generation Maxwell architecture to a more mainstream gaming audience. One of the most popular features of the Maxwell architecture is Multi-Frame Sampled Anti-Aliasing (MFAA) support. With this latest release, MFAA support is extended to nearly every DX10 and DX11 title. In addition, this Game Ready WHQL driver ensures you'll have the best possible gaming experience for the latest new blockbuster titles including Dying Light.

Game Ready
Best gaming experience for Dying Light

New GeForce GPU
Supports the new GeForce GTX 960 GPU, based upon the second-generation Maxwell architecture

Gaming Technology
Expanded Multi-Frame Sampled Anti-Aliasing (MFAA) support for DX10/DX11 games
 


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Nvidia release a new driver: WHQL 347.52
GeForce Game Ready Driver for Evolve

Just in time for the highly anticipated title Evolve, this new GeForce Game Ready driver ensures you'll have the best possible gaming experience With support for GeForce SLI technology and one-click game setting optimizations within GeForce Experience, you'll have the best possible performance and image quality during gameplay. In addition, we are delivering performance improvements across GeForce GPUs that will immediately benefit a wide variety of titles at various resolutions.

Game Ready
Best gaming experience for Evolve, including support for SLI Technology and GeForce Experience 1-click optimizations

Gaming Technology
Performance improvements across various GeForce GPUs. Some examples are:
http://www.nvidia.co.uk/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-uk
 


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Nvidia has released the 347.71 Beta Hotfix graphics driver. Read the changelog to decide whether you need this driver or not:
GeForce Hotfix driver 347.71
Answer ID 3636 | Published 02/27/2015 07:40 AM | Updated 02/27/2015 09:01 AM
GeForce Hotfix driver 347.71
This is a GeForce Hot Fix driver, version 347.71 that addresses the following issue:

  • Unable to apply optimal settings in GFE w/MFAA support


Click the appropriate link to download.

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Nvidia has released the 347.88 WHQL certified graphics driver.
Just in time for the highly anticipated title Battlefield Hardline, this new GeForce Game Ready driver ensures you'll have the best possible gaming experience. With support for GeForce SLI technology and one-click game setting optimizations within GeForce Experience, you'll have the best possible performance and image quality during gameplay. In addition, this driver is aligned with today's launch of the world's fastest gaming GPU; the GeForce GTX Titan X.

Game Ready
Best gaming experience for Battlefield Hardline, including support for SLI Technology and GeForce Experience 1-click optimizations

New GeForce GPUs
Supports the new GeForce GTX Titan X; based upon the second-generation Maxwell architecture
http://www.geforce.com/drivers
 


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AMD has released the Catalyst 15.3 Beta graphics driver for the HD 5000 series and above on Windows 7 and 8.1.
AMD Catalyst™ 15.3 Beta Driver for Windows® Release Notes
Article Number: RN-WIN-15.3 BETA

This article provides information on the latest posting of the AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, AMD Catalyst™ 15.3 Beta.

This particular software suite updates the AMD Catalyst Display Driver and the AMD Catalyst 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™ 15.3 Beta contains the following:

  • AMD Catalyst™ Display Driver version 14.502.1014
The AMD Catalyst™ 15.3 Beta Driver can be downloaded from the following links:

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

  • This driver is not intended for use on AMD products running in Apple Boot Camp platforms. Users of these platforms should contact their manufacturer for driver support.
  • 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 15.3 Beta Software Suite requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to be installed.
  • The AMD Catalyst 15.3 Beta 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.
 


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