New AMD Windows 8 drivers

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These are only beta and are equivalent to 12.6 Cats

Supported cards: HD5000 and onwards.

Build Info:
DriverVer=06/12/2012, 9.000.0.0000
9.00-120612a-140545E-ATI
CCC: 2012.0612.1938.33422
2D: 8.01.01.1262
D3D: 9.14.10.0922
OGL: 6.14.10.11806
CAP: 9.00_20120612_2014_
OpenCL: 10.0.993.1

Application profiles changes vs 12.6 cap1:
Alan Wake Modified
Witcher 2 Modified
Test Drive Ferrari Legends Modified
TJ3: Myths and Heroes Added CFX Profile
Download:

AMD Catalyst 12.x (9.00 June 12) Unofficial BETA download from Guru3D.com


I currently have these running and they seem fine.. I've yet to bench but basically they are included in case anyone has problems with the official release or just want to try something new..
 


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This beta will also run very nicely on windows 8 Preview:

This release of AMD Catalyst™ 12.7 Beta includes a number of performance optimizations for the AMD Radeon ™ HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series.

Performance highlights of AMD Catalyst 12.7 Beta
•Up to 25% Skyrim
•Up to 6% in Crysis 2
•Up to 20% in Total War: Shogun 2
•Up to 3.3% in Battlefield 3
•Up to 6.9% In 3DMark™ 11
•Up to 4.8% in Aliens vs. Predator
•Up to 6.5% in Batman: Arkham City
•Up to 8% in Crysis Warhead
•Up to 7.2% in F1 2010
•Up to 8% in Just Cause 2
•Up to 12% in Wolfenstein MP

Feature highlights of AMD Catalyst 12.7 Beta

Diablo 3: Anti-Aliasing support:
•Users can now enable Multi-Sample Anti-Aliasing and Super Sample Anti-Aliasing for Diablo 3 through the AMD Catalyst Control Center.

Resolved Issues for the Windows® 7, Windows Vista® and Windows XP Operating System
•Elder Scrolls: Skyrim- screen flickering when in AMD CrossFire™ mode
Note: This issue was first observed with version 1.6 of Skyrim.


Applicable Products:

This article applies to the following configuration(s):

Hardware:

•AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
•AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
•AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
•AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
•AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series
•AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
•AMD Mobility Radeon HD 7000M Series
•AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6000M Series
•AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series
Download:

AMD Catalyst
 


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New AMD drivers for the RTM. Catalyst version 12.8 contains some goodies only for you Windows 8 users:

Compatible Operating Systems

The latest version of the AMD Catalyst software suite is designed to support the following Microsoft Windows platforms:


•Windows 8 32-bit version
•Windows 8 64-bit version

•Windows 7 32-bit version
•Windows 7 64-bit version
•Windows Vista 32-bit version
•Windows Vista 64-bit version
•Windows XP Professional
•Windows XP Home Edition
•Windows XP Media Center Edition
•Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

Feature Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.8: Windows 8 support



AMD’s first logo certified driver for Windows 8 production featuring support for the DirectX® 11.1 and the new WDDM 1.2 driver model:


•Target-Independent Rasterization (TIR): TIR is a new rendering path that enables superior anti-aliasing in Direct3D driver applications.
•Native Stereo 3D Support: Windows 8 natively supports stereoscopic 3D gaming and videos via compatible applications.
•Unified Video API: Video playback has been integrated into the DirectX 11 API, enabling simultaneous video and gaming content. Transcoding performance may also be improved for supporting applications.
•Optimized screen rotation for rotation aware devices.
•Improved sleep/resume performance.
•Optimized GPU power consumption.
•Support for AMD features
◦AMD Eyefinity
◦OpenCL™
◦OpenGL
◦UVD
◦AMD Dual Graphics / AMD CrossFire™ Technology
◦AMD Overdrive
◦AMD Catalyst Control Center / Vision Engine Control Center

RESOLVED ISSUES

This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 12.8 software suite.


Resolved Issues for the Windows 8 Operating System (These issues were found in the Catalyst driver for the Windows 8 Preview)
•Video playback using the Metro video player no longer shows green corruption
•Deus Ex - Human Revolution: Graphics corruption is no longer experienced during in game cinematics with AMD Crossfire functionality enabled
•Battlefield 3: game no longer crashes when AMD Crossfire functionality is enabled
•Need for Speed – The Run: game no longer crashes to the desktop
•Blocky video corruption no longer seen when using VLC
•System no longer hangs when using PowerDVD
•Green video corruption is no longer seen when using various video players
Download:

AMD Graphics Drivers & Software
 


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Been having slight issues with this Windows 8 AMD Driver Suite
Jittery scroll, display flickers, disappearing cursor, flash freezes.

Solution;
1. Uninstall Windows 8 AMD Driver Suite, delete AMD folder in C:/, delete ATI folder in programs and reboot.
2. Install AMD Catalyst Display Driver for Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 64-bit or 32-bit.

AMD Support & Drivers

Don

 


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Been having slight issues with this Windows 8 AMD Driver Suite
Jittery scroll, display flickers, disappearing cursor, flash freezes.

Solution;
1. Uninstall Windows 8 AMD Driver Suite, delete AMD folder in C:/, delete ATI folder in programs and reboot.
2. Install AMD Catalyst Display Driver for Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 64-bit or 32-bit.

AMD Support & Drivers

Don

Which driver you having issues with Don?
 


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After some investigation it would seem that some users are seeing issues with the 12.8 driver. You can read them for yourself here:
AMD Catalyst 12.8 (8.982.0 July 27) AMD Official WHQL - Guru3D.com Forums

It's not all bad, some like myself find no problems..
 


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A more recent AMD driver has been leaked:

Build Info:
DriverVer=08/08/2012, 8.982.7.0000
8.982.7-120808a-144870C
2D: 8.01.01.1253
D3D: 9.14.10.0924
OGL: 6.14.10.11764
OCL: 10.0.938.2
CCC: 2012.0808.1024.16666

I've been running the driver myself and all seems good although to install under win 8 one needs to disable driver signing.
Checkout the thread and download here:

AMD Catalyst 12.x (8.982.7.0 August 8) Unofficial - Guru3D.com Forums


Just for info:

12.8 Catalyst

Build info:
DriverVer=07/27/2012, 8.982.0.0000
8.982-120727a-144945C-ATI
Catalyst: 12.8
CCC: 2012.0806.1213.19931
D3D: 9.14.10.0924
OGL: 6.14.10.11762
OCL: 10.0.938.2
 


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Another leaked unofficial beta these drivers are only posted to give users options if trouble shooting. Remember these are beta drivers and not an official release.

AMD Catalyst 12.x (9.001 September 4)

Build Info:
DriverVer=09/04/2012, 9.001.0.0000
9.001-120904a-146497E-ATI
2D: 8.01.01.1266
D3D: 9.14.10.0926
OGL: 6.14.10.11920
OCL: 10.0.1016.4
CCC: 2012.0904.2153.37467

Check out the download and supporting thread here:

AMD Catalyst 12.x (9.001 September 4) Unofficial - Guru3D.com Forums
 


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AMD has released the Catalyst 12.6 Legacy graphics driver for the HD 2000 - 4000 series on Windows 8. However this driver is not WHQL certified and only supports WDDM 1.1, not WDDM 1.2.

AMD Catalyst™ Driver for the Radeon™ HD 4000, HD 3000 and HD 2000 Series on Windows® 8

Last Updated
9/25/2012
Article Number
GPU-172
This AMD Catalyst™ driver version features Windows® 8 support for the AMD Radeon™ HD 4000, HD 3000 and HD 2000 series. Please note that the driver is not Microsoft® logo certified and only supports WDDM 1.1 driver level features.
Package contains the following graphics drivers:

Display Driver (WDDM 1.1)
OpenCL™ Driver
AMD Integrated Driver
AMD Catalyst Control Center
Note! This Driver is provided “AS IS” and under the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement provided therewith.

Instructions:

Download and install the driver from the following location:

http://www2.ati.com/drivers/legacy/amd_catalyst_12.6_legacy_win8.exe


Applicable Products:

This article applies to the following configuration(s):

Hardware:

AMD Radeon HD 4000 Series
AMD Radeon HD 3000 Series
AMD Radeon HD 2000 Series
Operating Systems:

Windows 8 64-bit Edition
Windows 8 32-bit Edition

Reference:

AMD Catalyst
 


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AMD have released the 12.10 Catalysts. As well as being a Whql driver these are intended for the Windows 8 release:

FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 12.10 DRIVER:


AMD Catalyst 12.10 – Ready for Windows 8


For AMD Radeon™ HD 5000, HD 6000 and HD 7000 Series users, Microsoft® has certified today’s AMD Catalyst™ 12.10 release as “compatible with Windows 8.” With this driver, these products offer full support for WDDM 1.2, which is an updated model for graphics drivers that Microsoft has developed to ensure smooth performance and wide compatibility in their new operating system.

Target-Independent Rasterization (TIR): TIR is a new rendering path that enables superior anti-aliasing in Direct3D driver applications
Native Stereo 3D Support: Windows 8 natively supports stereoscopic 3D gaming and videos via compatible applications
Unified Video API: Video playback has been integrated into the DirectX® 11 API, enabling simultaneous video and gaming content. Transcoding performance may also be improved for supported applications.
Optimized screen rotation for rotation aware devices
Improved sleep/resume performance
Optimized GPU power consumption
Major technologies / features also supported under Windows 8:
AMD Eyefinity technology
OpenCL™
OpenGL
Unified Video Decoder (UVD)
AMD Dual Graphics
AMD CrossFire technology
AMD Overdrive
AMD Catalyst Control Center/ AMD Vision Engine Control Center
AMD Catalyst Mobility support for AMD Enduro™ Technology

AMD Catalyst Mobility now includes support for AMD Enduro™ Technology. AMD Enduro Technology is currently supported on all notebook Intel® IvyBridge platforms and AMD Comal platforms that support the AMD Radeon HD 7900M, 7800M, 7700M – additional products will be supported in future Catalyst releases.”

AMD Enduro™ Technology for Notebooks delivers:

Unbeatable battery life
GPU accelerated performance for gaming, video, and compute apps
A Seamless and automatic experience
New Enduro™ Technology features found in Catalyst 12.10:

Re-designed Catalyst Control Center user interface
View all profiled applications
View recently run applications
Profile applications based on power source
Expert mode control and customization
Performance centric AC
Battery centric DC
RESOLVED ISSUES

This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst12.10 software suite.

Resolved Issues for the Windows 8 Operating System

Enemy Territory Quake Wars performance affected when run at high resolutions
Wolfenstien performance affected when run at high resolutions
System hangs when disabling Eyefinity
World of Warcraft – Mists of Pandaria experiences graphical corruption when anti-aliasing is forced to 2X or higher
Download:

AMD Support & Drivers
 


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FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA8 DRIVER

AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta8 is now available, and includes the following updates:
(Please note that AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta8 includes all of the fixes found in previous versions of AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta)

  • Improves performance up to 5% in Max Payne 3
  • Includes single GPU performance updates for Far Cry 3
  • Improves CrossFire scaling for Planetside 2 (Crossfire scaling is still limited to ~30% at 2560x1600)
  • Resolves the Skyrim lighting issue (missing a lighting pass) for the AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
  • Resolves the hang encountered playing Dishonored on the AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta 8 for Linux includes significant performance improvements for Left for Dead 2
The AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta8 driver can be downloaded from the following links:

Note! This Driver is provided “AS IS” and under the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement provided therewith
FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA7 DRIVER

  • Call of Duty Black Ops 2: AMD CrossFire performance has been improved in the AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta7 release (especially at higher resolutions – such as 2560x1600)
FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA6 DRIVER

  • AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta6 resolves the issue with engine and memory clocks running too high when the GPU is idle. Clocks will now run at the proper level when the GPU is idle. This issue was only observed with specific displays and was observed in the AMD Catalyst 12.11Beta 4 and AMD Catalyst 12.10 drivers.
FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA DRIVER:
This driver introduces significant performance improvements for many games across ALL 28nm AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series products: HD 7700, HD7800 and HD7900.
Performance Highlights of the AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA Driver

  • 10%-15% more performance in Battlefield 3 in most cases​
    • More than 20% in certain missions and sequences (Comrades)​
  • Up to 7% more performance in Metro 2033​
  • Up to 10% more performance in DIRT Showdown​
  • Up to 8% more performance in Sleeping Dogs​
  • Up to 12% more performance in Civilization V​
  • Up to 10% more performance in StarCraft II​
  • Up to 8% more performance in Sniper Elite: V2​
Resolved issue highlights of AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta Driver

  • Medal of Honor: Warfighter; AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta4 resolves an application crash found when running in AMD CrossFire mode with Anti-Aliasing enabled (This issue was observed in the AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta3; The AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta4 has replaced the AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta3 driver that was posted Oct 22 2012).
  • Resolves performance issues (where GPU activity runs at lower values than expected) seen on the AMD Radeon HD 7870.
  • AMD Catalyst Mobility 7970M performance for AMD Enduro™ Technology supported platforms has been substantially improved for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications. An updated driver for 7970M users featuring AMD Enduro™ Technology with additional DirectX 9 performance improvements will be released soon.
    • 3DMark Vantage – Up to 15%
    • 3DMark 11 – Up to 12%
    • AvP – Up to 11%
    • Battlefield 3 – Up to 25%
    • Crysis 2: Up to 45%
    • DiRT Showdown – Up to 62%
    • ETQW – Up to 8%
    • Hard Reset – Up to 8%
    • Just Cause 2 – Up to 90%
    • The Chronicles of Riddick – Up to 4%
    • Shogun 2 – Up to 56%
    • Sniper Elite V2 – Up to 60%
    • Tom Clancy’s HAWX – Up to 56%
    • Unigine Heaven – Up to 33%
    • Wolfenstein – Up to 9%
Applicable Products:

This article applies to the following configuration(s):
Hardware:

  • AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 7000M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6000M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series

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I have a LG monitor with a resolution of 1600x900, my video card is a HD 4670 and there is no option for this resolution in win 8 and a I can't or don't know how o access the catalyst control center. Please help me.
 


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The correct drivers for your card (which is actually unsupported under Windows 8 as it isn't WDDM 1.2 capable but 1.1) can be found here:

AMD Catalyst

These are legacy drivers for the 4 series and below.. You'll see the catalyst control panel if you click on the Task bar icon or The Metro tile.
 


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[TD="colspan: 3"]Last Updated
12/3/2012
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GPU-177[/TD]
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[TD="class: body, colspan: 3"]AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta Release Notes
FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA11 DRIVER
AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta11 is now available, and includes the following updates:
(Please note that AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta11 includes all of the fixes found in previous versions of AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta)

  • Improves performance in Far Cry 3 (up to 25% with 8xMSAA, SSAO enabled @ 1600p, and up to 15% with 8xMSAA, HDAO enabled @1600p) (AMD Catalyst 12.11 CAP2 must also be installed)
  • Resolves a sporadic system hang encountered with a single AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series GPU seen on X58 and X79 chipsets.
  • Resolves an intermittent hang encountered with AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series GPUs in a CrossFire Eyefinity setup.
  • Resolves image corruption found in certain DirectX 9.0c titles
  • Resolve missing fonts issue in XBMC
  • Resolves no video issue found in Media Player Classic Home Cinema when using full or half floating point processing
  • Resolves stability issues found in the previous AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta8 driver for Linux
  • For users experiencing issues with HDMI Audio under Ubuntu 12.04, users should try installing the “dkms-hda - 0.201211291615~precise1” package from https://code.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-audio-dev/+archive/alsa-daily/+packages and reboot; this will resolve the HDMI Audio issue found in Ubuntu 12.04
  • AMD Catalyst 12.11 CAP2 has just been released, and should be used in conjunction with AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta11
    • Improves Far Cry 3 performance for single GPU configurations with AA enabled
The AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta11 driver can be downloaded from the following links:

Note! This Driver is provided “AS IS” and under the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement provided therewith
FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA8 DRIVER

AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta8 is now available, and includes the following updates:
(Please note that AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta8 includes all of the fixes found in previous versions of AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta)

  • Improves performance up to 5% in Max Payne 3
  • Includes single GPU performance updates for Far Cry 3
  • Improves CrossFire scaling for Planetside 2 (Crossfire scaling is still limited to ~30% at 2560x1600)
  • Resolves the Skyrim lighting issue (missing a lighting pass) for the AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
  • Resolves the hang encountered playing Dishonored on the AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta 8 for Linux includes significant performance improvements for Left for Dead 2
  • AMD Catalyst 12.11 CAP1 has just been released, and should be used in conjunction with AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta8:
    • Hitman Absolution: Improves Anti-Aliasing performance for single GPU configurations
FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA7 DRIVER

  • Call of Duty Black Ops 2: AMD CrossFire performance has been improved in the AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta7 release (especially at higher resolutions – such as 2560x1600)
FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA6 DRIVER

  • AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta6 resolves the issue with engine and memory clocks running too high when the GPU is idle. Clocks will now run at the proper level when the GPU is idle. This issue was only observed with specific displays and was observed in the AMD Catalyst 12.11Beta 4 and AMD Catalyst 12.10 drivers.
FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA DRIVER:
This driver introduces significant performance improvements for many games across ALL 28nm AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series products: HD 7700, HD7800 and HD7900.
Performance Highlights of the AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA Driver

  • 10%-15% more performance in Battlefield 3 in most cases​
    • More than 20% in certain missions and sequences (Comrades)​
  • Up to 7% more performance in Metro 2033​
  • Up to 10% more performance in DIRT Showdown​
  • Up to 8% more performance in Sleeping Dogs​
  • Up to 12% more performance in Civilization V​
  • Up to 10% more performance in StarCraft II​
  • Up to 8% more performance in Sniper Elite: V2​
Resolved issue highlights of AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta Driver

  • Medal of Honor: Warfighter; AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta4 resolves an application crash found when running in AMD CrossFire mode with Anti-Aliasing enabled (This issue was observed in the AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta3; The AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta4 has replaced the AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta3 driver that was posted Oct 22 2012).
  • Resolves performance issues (where GPU activity runs at lower values than expected) seen on the AMD Radeon HD 7870.
  • AMD Catalyst Mobility 7970M performance for AMD Enduro™ Technology supported platforms has been substantially improved for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications. An updated driver for 7970M users featuring AMD Enduro™ Technology with additional DirectX 9 performance improvements will be released soon.
    • 3DMark Vantage – Up to 15%
    • 3DMark 11 – Up to 12%
    • AvP – Up to 11%
    • Battlefield 3 – Up to 25%
    • Crysis 2: Up to 45%
    • DiRT Showdown – Up to 62%
    • ETQW – Up to 8%
    • Hard Reset – Up to 8%
    • Just Cause 2 – Up to 90%
    • The Chronicles of Riddick – Up to 4%
    • Shogun 2 – Up to 56%
    • Sniper Elite V2 – Up to 60%
    • Tom Clancy’s HAWX – Up to 56%
    • Unigine Heaven – Up to 33%
    • Wolfenstein – Up to 9%
Applicable Products:

This article applies to the following configuration(s):
Hardware:

  • AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 7000M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6000M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series
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AMD has released the official Catalyst 13.1 graphics driver for the HD 5000 series and above under Windows Vista, 7 and 8. It provides a newly designed 3D application settings page, performance improvements in a range of games, as well as bug fixes.
 


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Guru3D are hosting a 13.2 beta. If your interested check it out here:

AMD Catalyst 13.2 BETA download
 


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Another beta released by AMD:

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1/29/2013
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FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 13.2 BETA 3 DRIVER
AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta 3 for Windows

  • Improves performance up to 15% in high MSAA cases for the Crysis 3 beta release
    • Future updates will be made to AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta to further improve performance in Crysis 3 for both single GPU and CrossFire configurations
  • Significantly improves latency performance in Skyrim, Boderlands 2, and Guild Wars 2
  • Improves single GPU performance up to 50% for DmC Devil May Cry
  • Improves CrossFire performance up to 10% for Crysis 2
  • Resolves Texture flickering seen in DirectX9.0c applications.

The AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta 3 driver can be downloaded from the following links:

Note! This Driver is provided “AS IS” and under the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement provided therewith
Applicable Products:
This article applies to the following configuration(s):
Hardware:

  • AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 7000M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6000M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series

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AMD has released the Catalyst 13.2 Beta 4 graphics driver for the HD 5000 series and above on Windows Vista, 7 and 8. This driver improves performance in the Crysis 3 MP Beta when 4x and 8x MSAA are enabled, as well as containing all of the changes in the previous Catalyst 13.2 Beta 3.
 


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yet another beta:

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(Please note that AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta 5 includes all of the fixes found in previous versions of AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta)
FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 13.2 BETA 5 DRIVER

  • Crysis 3 multi-player Beta: Improves CrossFire scaling by up to 40%
  • Far Cry 3: Improves performance up to 10% at 2560x1600 with 8xAA
  • New 3D Mark release: Adds CrossFire profile support for the new 3D Mark release under Windows 8
The AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta 5 driver can be downloaded from the following link:

Note! This Driver is provided “AS IS” and under the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement provided therewith
FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 13.2 BETA 4 DRIVER

  • Improves performance in the Crysis 3 Multi-Player Beta by up to 50% when 4x and 8x MSAA are enabled.
FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 13.2 BETA 3 DRIVER
AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta 3 for Windows

  • Improves performance up to 15% in high MSAA cases for the Crysis 3 beta release
    • Future updates will be made to AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta to further improve performance in Crysis 3 for both single GPU and CrossFire configurations
  • Significantly improves latency performance in Skyrim, Boderlands 2, and Guild Wars 2
  • Improves single GPU performance up to 50% for DmC Devil May Cry
  • Improves CrossFire performance up to 10% for Crysis 2
  • Resolves Texture flickering seen in DirectX9.0c applications.
Applicable Products:
This article applies to the following configuration(s):
Hardware:

  • AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 7000M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6000M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series

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kemical

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AMD have released a new legacy driver for:

[h=3]Hardware:[/h]AMD Radeon HD 4000 Series
AMD Radeon HD 3000 Series
AMD Radeon HD 2000 Series
AMD Radeon HD Series AGP



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[TD]13.1 [/TD]
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[TD]Windows Vista - 64-Bit Edition; Windows 7 - 64-Bit Edition; Windows 8 - 64-Bit Edition [/TD]
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[h=2]AMD Catalyst™ Driver for AMD Radeon™ HD 4000, HD 3000 and HD 2000 Series[/h]AMD has moved to the AMD Radeon™ HD 4000, AMD Radeon HD 3000, and AMD Radeon HD 2000 Series new driver support model. These updates will focus on resolving application specific issues and critical updates. The reason for the shift in support policy is largely due to the fact that the AMD Radeon HD 4000, AMD Radeon HD 3000, and AMD Radeon HD 2000 Series have been optimized to their maximum potential from a performance and feature perspective




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Download:

AMD Catalyst? Driver for AMD Radeon? HD 4000, HD 3000 and HD 2000 Series
 


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