Monday, April 21st 2014

AMD Catalyst 14.4 RC Available For Download

AMD has now released a new Catalyst driver build, more specifically, an RC (Release Candidate) of the Catalyst 14.4 which is expected to arrive in its final, WHQL-certified form in the next couple of weeks. The 14.4 brings full support for OpenGL 4.4 as well as some CrossFire and Mantle tweaks. The driver has support for the recently-introduced Radeon R9 295X dual-GPU card as well as for the rest of the Radeon R9 200 Series, the R7 200s, R5 200s, HD 8000s, HD 7000s, HD 6000s and HD 5000s.

The Catalyst 14.4 RC can be downloaded from this page.

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
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13 Comments on AMD Catalyst 14.4 RC Available For Download

#1
The Haunted
This driver finally resolve the throttling problem i had with my 290x! The power limiter now work properly.
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#2
THE_EGG
Thanks be to the baby cheeses, they resolved the flickering issue in Titanfall with crossfire. That was driving me insane playing the game.
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#3
RejZoR
I've been using Cat 14.4 leaked beta for ages. Strangely no one posted them here. Will check them out if these RC's are any better.
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#4
john_
Anno 2070 - Improved CrossFire scaling up to 34%
WoW... 34%? Is this a "Wonder driver" like with 337.5 from Nvidia? :p
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#5
Mathragh
by: john_
WoW... 34%? Is this a "Wonder driver" like with 337.5 from Nvidia? :p
Working fine for my single 7950 here, no issues yet.
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#6
MaKCuMyC
one file driver for all isn't good.
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#7
Eagleye
Known Issues
  • System will TDR or BSOD when encoding with Power Director 11
I cant believe they haven't fixed this issue yet, or do I have to upgrade to version 12? and even then am not sure it will work!
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#8
Bow
I wonder if my stuttering in BF4 will stop
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#9
avatar_raq
Anyone tested this driver with good old HD 5xxx cards?
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#10
chevy350
Updated the other day and BF4 stuttering has finally stopped :peace:....with mantle, haven't checked it with DX11 yet but haven't felt the need since it runs great now lol
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#11
Prima.Vera
by: avatar_raq
Anyone tested this driver with good old HD 5xxx cards?
Works good. no issues. no bugs. no performance increase.
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#12
Bow
by: chevy350
Updated the other day and BF4 stuttering has finally stopped
:clap:I will try them tonight
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#13
Aceman.au
Fantastic. Nothing but a black screen on restart with the new drivers. Had to boot to safe mode and roll back to the 13.2 driver.

Well done AMD. Well done.
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