AMD Catalyst 14.4 RC

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File size: 301.2 MB
Publisher: AMD
Downloads: 4,570 (1.3 TB)
Posted: Apr 21, 2014
Updated: Apr 22, 2014
Operating System: Vista/7/8 32 & 64-bit
Newer version available: AMD Catalyst 15.4 Beta Windows 7 64-bit

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

Known Issues  

  • System will TDR or BSOD when encoding with Power Director 11
  • Driver installation might result in a black screen when installing on a Dual AMD Radeon R9 295X configuration under Windows 8.1 on specific platforms (see below).   The issue can be overcome by rebooting the PC; upon reboot the display driver will be installed.  The remaining Catalyst components can then be installed.
    • ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z (990FX)
    • ASUS Maximus VI Extreme (Z87
    • ASUS Rampage IV Extreme (X79)