Friday, October 25th 2013

AMD Releases the Catalyst 13.11 Beta6 Driver

AMD has now made available a new version of the Catalyst 13.11 graphics card drive. Still bearing a beta tag, the updated Catalyst delivers performance boosts and adds support for the Radeon R9 290X and R9 290. The driver also works with the rest of the R9 Series, the R7 models, and the Radeon HD 7000, HD 6000 and HD 5000 cards.

Download: AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta6 for Windows 8.1/8/7

Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta6 Driver for Windows
  • Includes all Feature Highlights of AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta
  • Includes support for the new products:
  • AMD Radeon? R9 290X
    AMD Radeon R9 290
  • Performance improvements
  • Batman: Arkham Origins - improves performance up to 35% with MSAA 8x enabled
    Total War: Rome 2 - improves performance up to 10%
    Battlefield 3 - improves performance up to 10%
    GRID 2 - improves performance up to 8.5%
    DiRT Showdown - improves performance up to 10%
    Formula 1 2013 - improves performance up to 8%
    DiRT 3 - improves performance up to 7%
    Sleeping Dogs - improves performance up to 5%
  • Automatic AMD Eyefinity Configuration
  • Automatic "plug and play" configuration of supported Ultra HD/4K tiled displays
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28 Comments on AMD Releases the Catalyst 13.11 Beta6 Driver

#1
xvi
Any benchmarks with these drivers? ..or perhaps they're the ones sent with the cards to reviewers?
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#2
95Viper
AMD Catalyst™ 13.11 Beta Driver for Windows®
Last Updates: 10/25/2013
Article Number: RN-WIN-B13.11


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#3
zzzaac
Any Update Checker on CCC?

I'm kinda new to AMD, just wondering if they have any update checker or automatic updating on CCC.

Or do I have to update it manually
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#4
Mysteoa
by: zzzaac
I'm kinda new to AMD, just wondering if they have any update checker or automatic updating on CCC.

Or do I have to update it manually
Yes they have.
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#5
Delta6326
Does anyone know if this fixes the problem with CCC in W8.1?

Happened to my 2x 4850 and now i just installed a new 7870 Tahiti LE, still same error with a complete uninstall of CCC and reinstall...
I keep getting this
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#6
megamanxtreme
by: Delta6326
Does anyone know if this fixes the problem with CCC in W8.1?

Happened to my 2x 4850 and now i just installed a new 7870 Tahiti LE, still same error with a complete uninstall of CCC and reinstall...
I keep getting this
http://img.techpowerup.org/131025/Capture1314.jpg
I had that problem on my laptop when it was 8.0. Just installing a newer version over the old one fixed it for me, but I was updating intentionally.
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#7
Delta6326
I tried out these betas and they have fixed my problem.
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#8
kn00tcn
hex edit this beta6's atidxx32.dll & go to 0x69ae34, grand theft auto 5 (it was in the CAP last month)

by: zzzaac
I'm kinda new to AMD, just wondering if they have any update checker or automatic updating on CCC.

Or do I have to update it manually
the update check only looks for WHQL drivers, so you'll be weeks/months behind

it also isnt automatic... i dont think i've even seen an auto updating driver & i would never want to have one (would check user reports & release notes first, even if it's a quick glance for 5min)

also i feel like the update checker has been disabled due to a theoretical security exploit, or was that nvidia? (or both)
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#9
The Von Matrices
by: Delta6326
Does anyone know if this fixes the problem with CCC in W8.1?

Happened to my 2x 4850 and now i just installed a new 7870 Tahiti LE, still same error with a complete uninstall of CCC and reinstall...
I keep getting this
http://img.techpowerup.org/131025/Capture1314.jpg
I thought with AMD the 2000-4000 series was "legacy" and therefore only major updates would work with those cards. Could that be the reason this package doesn't work with the 4850s?

I'm also disliking that Raptr is installed by default. I thought that would just be a separate download.
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#10
okidna
Good driver, unlike previous versions (after 13.4) this release fix "3D clock stuck at 300 MHZ bug" for my 7790, no longer need to fix it manually.
And all my games running smoothly without problems.

Good job, AMD! :toast:

by: xvi
Any benchmarks with these drivers? ..or perhaps they're the ones sent with the cards to reviewers?
Yes, this is the one they sent with the cards to all 290X reviewer, 13.250.18.0 :

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#11
1d10t
by: Cristian_25H
Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta??6 Driver for Windows
  • Automatic AMD Eyefinity Configuration

C'mon...tell me now you supporting PLP Eyefinity :ohwell:
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#12
Big_Vulture
code:
hex edit this beta6's atidxx32.dll & go to 0x69ae34, grand theft auto 5 (it was in the CAP last month)


What is that mean?
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#13
Mathragh
Just for your guys' info: This driver includes Raptr, and will automatically install it if you use express install.

I already had it installed before this, and I always use custom install anyway, but some of you might not like Raptr so,...
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#14
Loosenut
by: Mathragh
Snip...but some of you might not like Raptr so,...
Please explain what is Raptr?
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#16
Jstn7477
These seem to be alright, still have to disable Crossfire on my 7950 + 7970 setup (terrible lag in DX9 games) and ULPS still has to be disabled (99% GPU2 load bug). I've only played Guild Wars 2 so far with them along with Folding@Home (not at the same time, I bet games still crash the driver and turn into an artifacting mess when F@H is running).
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#17
TheGuruStud
by: Jstn7477
These seem to be alright, still have to disable Crossfire on my 7950 + 7970 setup (terrible lag in DX9 games) and ULPS still has to be disabled (99% GPU2 load bug). I've only played Guild Wars 2 so far with them along with Folding@Home (not at the same time, I bet games still crash the driver and turn into an artifacting mess when F@H is running).
There's a severe problem if xfire isn't working on DX9. I finished far cry 3 in DX9 mode with almost nary a hitch.
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#18
Jurassic1024
by: The Von Matrices
I'm also disliking that Raptr is installed by default. I thought that would just be a separate download.
During install select Custom Installation and uncheck Raptr.
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#19
Prima.Vera
Another useless crappy application. No worries. You can uninstall it.
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#20
The Mac
raptr is actually ok if you give it a chance.

does some pretty cool stat tracking....
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#21
Blín D'ñero
by: Jstn7477
These seem to be alright, still have to disable Crossfire on my 7950 + 7970 setup (terrible lag in DX9 games) and [...]
Which DX9 games???
by: TheGuruStud
There's a severe problem if xfire isn't working on DX9. [...]
There is no crossfire problem in DX9 that i know of.
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#22
Blín D'ñero
by: 1d10t
C'mon...tell me now you supporting PLP Eyefinity :ohwell:
I would love to see that too. As it stands you'd have to buy an MST-capable hub (€150) for configurations like that.


Source (amd.com)
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#23
Buff Hamster
by: Delta6326
Does anyone know if this fixes the problem with CCC in W8.1?

Happened to my 2x 4850 and now i just installed a new 7870 Tahiti LE, still same error with a complete uninstall of CCC and reinstall...
I keep getting this
http://img.techpowerup.org/131025/Capture1314.jpg
I'm getting the same problem as you.

I have tried installing on top of the old driver, complete uninstall of the old driver but nothing as worked.:cry:
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#24
Jstn7477
[quote="Blín D'ñero, post: 3004989"]Which DX9 games???


There is no crossfire problem in DX9 that i know of.[/quote]Like, nearly all of them? Team Fortress 2, Guild Wars 2, etc. are unbearably choppy and littered with high latency frames until I turn CFX off and restart the computer. I have a 7970 and 7950 crossfired with two bridges.
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#25
Athlonite
by: Delta6326
Does anyone know if this fixes the problem with CCC in W8.1?

Happened to my 2x 4850 and now i just installed a new 7870 Tahiti LE, still same error with a complete uninstall of CCC and reinstall...
I keep getting this
http://img.techpowerup.org/131025/Capture1314.jpg
these are classed as legacy cards you need the legacy drivers
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