Wednesday, April 24th 2013

AMD Catalyst 13.4 WHQL Drivers Released

AMD launched its first WHQL-signed Catalyst Software Suite in three months, with the Catalyst 13.4 WHQL, coinciding with the launch of Radeon HD 7990, earlier today. The Catalyst Software Suite installs device drivers and system software for AMD Radeon GPUs, IGPs, and integrated HDMI audio devices, in additional to AMD APP runtime environment, and certain media acceleration software.

DOWNLOAD: AMD Catalyst 13.4 WHQL for Windows 8/7/Vista 64-bit, Windows 8/7/Vista 32-bit, Windows XP 32-bit, Windows XP 64-bit

The change-log for Catalyst 13.4 WHQL follows.

  • Includes support for the for the AMD Radeon HD 7990 Series and AMD Radeon HD 7790 Series
  • Includes support for several new OpenGL 4.3 features
  • Significantly improves latency performance in Skyrim, Boderlands 2, Guild Wars 2,Tomb Raider and Hitman Absolution
  • Resolves Texture flickering seen in DirectX9.0c applications.
  • Resolves slight corruption seen in Tomb Raider with TressFX enabled for CrossFire and single GPU configurations
  • Fixes graphical corruption on objects and textures in Call of Duty - Black Ops 2
  • The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct: Fixes image quality issues when enabling Anti-Aliasing through the AMD Catalyst Control Center
  • Crysis 3: Improves CrossFire performance in 3 and 4 GPU configurations
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution: Improves CrossFire performance
  • Unigine Heaven: Improves CrossFire performance in 3 and 4 GPU configurations
  • Hitman Absolution: Resolves application issues when running application at 1680x100 with 8xAA enabled
  • AMD Enduro Technology profile updates:
  • o Alien Colonial Marines – acm.exe
    o BioShock Infinite – BioShockInfinite.exe
    o Crysis 3 – Crysis3.exe
    o GodMode – GodMode.exe
    o Grid 2 – grid2.exe
    o Hawken – HawkenLauncher.exe
    o Neverwinter – gameclient.exe
    o SimCity – SimCity.exe
    o Sniper Elite Nazi Zombie Army – NZA.exe
    o The Walking Dead Survival Instinct – WalkingDead.exe
    o Tomb Raider – TombRaider.exe
    o Kapersky Anti-virus - avt.exe
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23 Comments on AMD Catalyst 13.4 WHQL Drivers Released

#1
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
by: btarunr
In addition to official support for some of the recently launched AMD GPUs, such as the Radeon HD 7790 and HD 7990 "Malta," we're expecting (hoping, rather), that AMD will have addressed some of the CrossFire scaling and frame-latency issues.
Keep hoping, the drivers that work on the latency issues are still pre-alpha, in the prototype phase. We probably won't even see beta versions of those magical drivers until June or July.
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#2
d1nky
ive downloaded three different bunch of drivers these last two days. soooo glad I didn't install any haha

just noticed on amd site they got the beta 13.5 updated as well
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#3
jmcslob
Holy mother of FUCK!
13.5 BETA's are fanFUCKINGtastic!
I can see the lag in BlOps2 and making it completely PLAYABLE!!
No latencies issues whatsoever!
YAY!
I DIDN"T REALIZE MT DRIVERS WERE THAT BAD!
not with a unlocked 6950....FUCK YEAH WOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO.
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#4
Divide Overflow
by: Random Murderer
Keep hoping, the drivers that work on the latency issues are still pre-alpha, in the prototype phase. We probably won't even see beta versions of those magical drivers until June or July.
I don't know about that. A lot of people are reporting significant improvements in smoothness quality with the 13.5 betas. They may have addressed some of those issues in the latest beta.
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#6
SK-1
Trying betas...what the hell.
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#7
NeoXF
by: Divide Overflow
I don't know about that. A lot of people are reporting significant improvements in smoothness quality with the 13.5 betas. They may have addressed some of those issues in the latest beta.
13.5 betas = R7990 prototype drivers?

Here's hoping they have a proper WHQL driver by the start of summer, with all the latency fixes and CF profiles (especially for R7990... not that I personally care for multi-GPU setups, but nVidia needs to be lowered a few notched down with their 1000$ madness).


So about the OGL 4.3 thing, is that only for R7790, cause I remember it being the first (and only, so far) AMD card to fully support the latest OpenGL...
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#8
SK-1
Should I just use newest caps with the beta?
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#9
RCoon
Forum Gypsy
by: SK-1
Should I just use newest caps with the beta?
I am also confused as to whether to install CAPS with 13.4WHQL and 13.5 b2. I usually refrain from beta drivers, but since i got hold of 13.4 before they were released i guess i took a chance there anyway.
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#11
Mussels
Moderprator
so these look tasty, anyone with 5K crossfire got thoughts on these/the newer betas?
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#12
SK-1
by: Mussels
so these look tasty, anyone with 5K crossfire got thoughts on these/the newer betas?
like butta...Smooth and cool so far. BF3 Metro2033 and skyrim so far.
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#13
Mussels
Moderprator
installed and tried them now, worked well in starcraft II.


installed fine on my laptop as well (APU crossfire) which is actually rather uncommon, most drivers cause trouble on it.
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#14
RejZoR
You got to love the graphs that don't start from zero percent... it looks like it doubled the performance just to find out it's only around 10%...
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#15
NeoXF
Quake Wars... Wolfenstein MP... hmmm, old games, but still... makes me think... has AMD finally been ironing out it's (Windows) OpenGL issues?
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#16
progste
tryed skyrim with 13.5 beta and micro-stuttering is completely gone! :)
i'm not talking of a slight improvemen, it is actually completely smooth!
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#17
Prima.Vera
"AMD Enduro Technology profile"

Wtf is this?!?? Is the first time I am seeing this!
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#18
progste
by: Prima.Vera
"AMD Enduro Technology profile"

Wtf is this?!?? Is the first time I am seeing this!
it should be a power saving technology fom mobile cards
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#19
Cataclysm_ZA
by: Prima.Vera
"AMD Enduro Technology profile"

Wtf is this?!?? Is the first time I am seeing this!
by: progste
it should be a power saving technology fom mobile cards
Its AMD's version of Nvidia Optimus. Enduro is supposed to dynamically switch between the onboard Intel GPU and the discrete Radeon graphics card.

Its never worked properly. Only certain laptop manufacturers have figured out a solution and it doesn't work on AMD's own platform either. Its both a hardware and software issue, but the latest drivers to help to make the switching work a little better.
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#20
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Cataclysm_ZA
Its AMD's version of Nvidia Optimus. Enduro is supposed to dynamically switch between the onboard Intel GPU and the discrete Radeon graphics card.

Its never worked properly. Only certain laptop manufacturers have figured out a solution and it doesn't work on AMD's own platform either. Its both a hardware and software issue, but the latest drivers to help to make the switching work a little better.
my laptop has it, but it doesnt work because the IGP is both the low power, and high performance unit so it just sits still :/
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#21
jmcslob
OK WTF!!!!
Anyone else get that Stupid STEAM UPDATE that takes like 40 times to install and then seems to take away every bit of progress these drivers made?

I'm seriously pissed!!!
On Call of Duty Black Ops 2 these drivers took out the lag issue I've had with the game since it came out and I've been very happy with em...Then I get this Fuckin STEAM Update that Takes like 40 times to install and now I'm back to playing like before these drivers which is SHIT!

Now I'm once again getting shot around corners..bullets aren't counting etc...etc... and I know its from that dammed STEAM update!
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#22
Mussels
Moderprator
by: jmcslob

Now I'm once again getting shot around corners..bullets aren't counting etc...etc... and I know its from that dammed STEAM update!
thats internet lag. not drivers related at all.
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#23
progste
by: jmcslob
OK WTF!!!!
Anyone else get that Stupid STEAM UPDATE that takes like 40 times to install and then seems to take away every bit of progress these drivers made?

I'm seriously pissed!!!
On Call of Duty Black Ops 2 these drivers took out the lag issue I've had with the game since it came out and I've been very happy with em...Then I get this Fuckin STEAM Update that Takes like 40 times to install and now I'm back to playing like before these drivers which is SHIT!

Now I'm once again getting shot around corners..bullets aren't counting etc...etc... and I know its from that dammed STEAM update!
i don't have any problems with steam, also, as mussels said, the lag is an internet problem either on your part or on theirs (probably the second since cod servers are notorious to be terrible)
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