Friday, November 8th 2013

AMD Rolls Out Catalyst 13.11 Beta9.2 Driver

AMD has made available a fresh beta build of the Catalyst 13.11 graphics driver. This latest release is the Beta 9.2 and it brings improved anti-aliasing performance in Call of Duty: Ghost (and an updated CrossFire profile for the game), a PowerTune tweak to 'reduce variance of fan speed / RPM' on Radeon R9 290 Series cards, plus fixes for crashing bugs seen in legacy DirectX 9 applications.

The Catalyst 13.11 Beta9.2 is available for Windows 8.1/8/7 and features support for the Radeon R9, R7, HD 7000, HD 6000 and HD 5000 Series cards.

Downloads: Catalyst 13.11 Beta9.2 for Windows
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29 Comments on AMD Rolls Out Catalyst 13.11 Beta9.2 Driver

#1
manofthem
WCG-TPU Team All-Star!
I'll be trying this in a next week when I get my new card in :)
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#2
zzzaac
Does anyone know how to find what AMD beta driver one is using? It only shows up as 13.11
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#3
NeoXF
So like, when did Beta9.`1` came out to begin with?
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#4
VIPER
I had Catalyst 13.11 BetaV8. I started the installation of V9 and the driver was the same version. The only changes were in Catalyst Control Center and the Transcoding.

Well, AMD?
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#5
Blín D'ñero
arterius2 said:
In another word, increase fan speed limit so it stays spinning faster and louder for a longer period of time. But hey we all knew that people who bought the 290 series card don't really care about noise right, so this shouldn't affect them. Maybe they should start shipping ear mufflers or noise cancelling headphones as part of the Never Settle bundle? BRILLIANT!
Are you sane? They're delivering improved drivers, with an updated fan profile so that every brand using the reference card is guaranteed to offer the same performance (not lower).
Btw according to your system specs button you're a GF 680GTX user, so what's it to you, why are you even commenting?

sweet said:
That statement of Tom's is the most bullshit accuse. Here in TPU we already have a retail card reviewed

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Powercolor/R9_290X_OC/images/perfrel.gif
The article is about a 290, not a 290X....

NeoXF said:
So like, when did Beta9.`1` came out to begin with?
What brings you the idea that every driver build has to be released to public....
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#6
Blín D'ñero
zzzaac said:
Does anyone know how to find what AMD beta driver one is using? It only shows up as 13.11
Just look at the seperate parts in the Software information, see below.
VIPER said:
I had Catalyst 13.11 BetaV8. I started the installation of V9 and the driver was the same version. The only changes were in Catalyst Control Center and the Transcoding.

Well, AMD?
Well:
AMD
Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta9.2 Driver for Windows


◾​​Call of Duty®: Ghost - Improves anti-aliasing performance, and updates the AMD CrossFire™ profile
◾AMD Radeon™ R9 290 Series - PowerTune update to reduce variance of fan speed / RPM
◾Resolves intermittent crashes seen in legacy DirectX®​ 9 applications

This is the software information of Catalyst 13.11 Beta V9.2:
Driver Packaging Version: 13.25.18-131107a-164684E-ATI
Catalyst Version: 13.11
Provider: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
2D Driver Version: 8.01.01.1360
2D Driver File Path: /REGISTRY/MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlSet001/Control/CLASS/{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}/0000
Direct3D Version: 9.14.10.01001
OpenGL Version: 6.14.10.12614
AMD Catalyst Control Center Version: 2013.1107.1129.20543


This was the software information of Catalyst 13.11 Beta V8:
Driver Packaging Version: 13.25.18-131029a-164333E-ATI
Catalyst Version: 13.11
Provider: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
2D Driver Version: 8.01.01.1360
2D Driver File Path: /REGISTRY/MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlSet001/Control/CLASS/{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}/0000
Direct3D Version: 9.14.10.01001
OpenGL Version: 6.14.10.12614
AMD Catalyst Control Center Version: 2013.1029.1737.29798
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#8
Mussels
Moderprator
gasp, different manufacturers having different fan settings in their BIOS?


who'd have thinked it.



will give these a miss for now... not playing cod: Dog just yet
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#10
Mussels
Moderprator
ladies, keep it nice.


its almost 1am here so i may well hand out random infractions for the fun of it it people keep being mean poopyheads.
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#11
THE_EGG
Mussels said:
ladies, keep it nice.


its almost 1am here so i may well hand out random infractions for the fun of it it people keep being mean poopyheads.
Silly daylight saving. :P

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Has anyone used this for BF4 yet? Stable?
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#12
Blín D'ñero
Driver is great! In COD Ghosts my 7970 crossfire performance more than doubled! At max settings*, i had about 37 ~ 42 fps average, now it's 80 ~ 110, (@ 2560 x 1600). Still doesn't make it a good game though. And the fullscreen intros during level loading still stutter enormously during the first half.
  • Aspect Ratio: Auto
  • Screen Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • Sync Every Frame: No
  • Image Quality: Extra
  • Depth of Field: Yes
  • Screen Space Ambient Occlusion: High
  • Terrain Detail: On
  • Anisotropic Filtering: High
  • Motion Blur: Yes
  • Anti-Aliasing: 4x MSAA
  • Shadow: Yes
  • Texture Quality: Manual[list]
  • Texture Resolution: Extra
  • Normal Map Resolution: Extra
  • Specular Map Resolution: Extra
  • Water Map Resolution: High
[/list]So from my view this driver fix works as advertised.
Btw, installing ontop didn't work for me (although i started with restore factory defaults on the current CCC).

So then i uninstalled (AIManager) and then wiped with the AMD uninstall tool to be extra sure. It went flawless.

Oh. And of course, as crossfire user i keep disabling ULPS. I don't check if the issue might be solved by now (waste of time), i just disable it rightaway.
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#13
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
Do these help on battlefield 4?
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#14
Roph
Just more reason to not buy a stock cooled 290/290X.

AMD has the better chip, but it's crippled by that ridiculous stock cooler.
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#15
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
Roph said:
Just more reason to not buy a stock cooled 290/290X.

AMD has the better chip, but it's crippled by that ridiculous stock cooler.
even reference 7970's had cooling issues. I have a gigabyte 7970 and the stock cooler would get so hot it would throttle during games. I have to buy a icy vision cooler to get good temps.
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#16
Mussels
Moderprator
brandonwh64 said:
even reference 7970's had cooling issues. I have a gigabyte 7970 and the stock cooler would get so hot it would throttle during games. I have to buy a icy vision cooler to get good temps.
my non-reference sapphire 7970 doesnt even hit 65c, and its on the turbo bios clocked at 1.1GHz.


non reference will solve all these problems.
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#17
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
Mussels said:
my non-reference sapphire 7970 doesnt even hit 65c, and its on the turbo bios clocked at 1.1GHz.


non reference will solve all these problems.
True, hope to see some decent priced non reference 290 models or some decent priced coolers for reference. I wished my 7970 cooler would work on the 290 non x but from the board layout it looks different.
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#18
Blín D'ñero
brandonwh64 said:
even reference 7970's had cooling issues. I have a gigabyte 7970 and the stock cooler would get so hot it would throttle during games. I have to buy a icy vision cooler to get good temps.
I discovered that the reference fan profile is designed to stay quiet just before it really gets hot, then it starts with 55% (at 80 °C!)and goes steeply up to 70% or so just before 90 °C.
So i changed that in bios (using the vbe editor), to go 55% from 60 °C going gradually up, now gpu1 hardly ever reaches 82, gpu2 (always 10 degrees cooler than gpu1), 72 max. Overheat is not possible this way.

brandonwh64 said:
Do these help on battlefield 4?
What was with BF4 performance? :confused:
From what i remember it was already fine (on 7970 crossfire), but maybe it's improved (i dunno): in level replay i now get about the same figures as in COD~Ghosts.
At max settings (All = Ultra; 4 x MSAA; Antialising Post = High; Ambient Occlusion = HBAO), 2560 x 1600 about 60 ~ 110. At level start looking at the open terrain with vehicles, mercs, burning choppers i see it dip to 52, then up to 85 depending on the viewing angle.

HD7970 crossfire / Windows 7 x64
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#19
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
[quote="Blín D'ñero, post: 3013170"]I discovered that the reference fan profile is designed to stay quiet just before it really gets hot, then it starts with 55% (at 80 °C!)and goes steeply up to 70% or so just before 90 °C.
So i changed that in bios (using the vbe editor), to go 55% from 60 °C going gradually up, now gpu1 hardly ever reaches 82, gpu2 (always 10 degrees cooler than gpu1), 72 max. Overheat is not possible this way.[/quote]Even setting the fan profile above 80% would still throttle (just not as much) Temps would hit 90's. I had to sit a 120mm fan on the back side of it to game while my cooler was being shipped. New cooler at 100% load and OC'ed doesn't go over 57 deg.

[quote="Blín D'ñero, post: 3013170"]What was with BF4 performance? :confused:
From what i remember it was already fine (on 7970 crossfire)[/quote]Performance in terms of graphical glitches, random spikes, and GFX crashes.
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#20
erocker
After much thread cleaning... If you want to talk about the physical aspects of this video card, there are many other 290x threads to crap in. We do not need the same arguments being vomited over and over again in every AMD thread that pops up.

Thank you.
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#21
theoneandonlymrk
Well ill state again , all working fine here with these drivers.
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#22
PopcornMachine
Been trying the new driver since installing my new R9 290 last night.

Experiencing system hang when viewing any streaming video. Very odd.
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#23
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
another turd. this time all the working bits install correctly, but the catalyst cc crashes.
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#24
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
de.das.dude said:
another turd. this time all the working bits install correctly, but the catalyst cc crashes.
I hear your pain, I gave up with the last driver due to a total ssystem bug out. Had to do a clean os install and used the 13.11 b6 I believe and things couldn't be smoother and my issue with the 2nd gpu ramping up to full clocks when I open a browser is gone.. it just sits at 300/150mhz when open and shuts down when the browser is closed so win win for me.
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#25
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
this one is the same. my catalyst was crashing, so i uninstalled, reboot, ran driver sweeper, then reboot and installed the last stable ones and still the catalyst cc crashes,

catalyst command line control
and catalyst monitoring center, both crash.

i have no idea how to unfuck the system now.
windows explorer seems to be slow and stuttering sometimes and crashing.
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