Tuesday, December 9th 2014

AMD Releases Catalyst 14.12 Omega Software

AMD released Catalyst 14.12 Omega, its annual feature-set upgrading driver update. This driver introduces new video image quality enhancement features, game image-quality enhancements, and a usual load of game-specific performance updates, and bug-fixes. Features that stand out include Virtual Super Resolution, which is essentially identical in function to NVIDIA's Dynamic Super Resolution, which lets you "simulate" higher game display resolutions than your display is capable of; and frame-pacing improvements that make certain games seem more fluid.

Among the video quality enhancements are Fluid Motion Video, which adds fluidity to Blu-ray playback using PowerDVD 14, Video Contour Removal, which removes artifacts from compressed video, 1080p detail enhancement, and a brand new 1080p to 4K video upscaling algorithm, which reduces upscaling artifacts. Game specific performance improvements target Batman: Arkham Origins, Bioshock Infinite, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Grid 2, Sniper Elite III, and Rome: Total War, among others. AMD is promising up to 19 percent performance improvement, compared to, and we kid you not, Catalyst 13.12. Grab the driver from the link below.
DOWNLOAD: AMD Catalyst 14.12 Omega
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75 Comments on AMD Releases Catalyst 14.12 Omega Software

#1
btarunr
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Mini review shortly.
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#2
Laurijan
I tried to find the download link - no luck.
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#5
Laurijan
flmatter
Link works fine
Ok in the download description it doesnt say omega but the file name when starting the download is omega :)
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#6
Steevo
I would like to see what Fluid Motion has to offer, 24P Blu-Ray content, even when my display output is set to 24Hz is jumpy, if they made it more globally available, like Netflix, Flash player, HTML5 I would love to use it since 60-70% of my computers time is spent on that anymore.
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#8
Steevo
Dammit guys, you are breaking the download site!!!! LOL

200KBps
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#9
Octopuss
All I care about is a fix for the damn black screens. I hope it does contain something like that.
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#10
Laurijan
How do i run my GPU at 4K with a display only 1080p? I installed Omega but i dont find the option.
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#11
flmatter
Octopuss
All I care about is a fix for the damn black screens. I hope it does contain something like that.
black screens? what is this you talk of? I have r9 280x in crossfire with no issues..... you OC your card/s?
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#12
natr0n
I should have read vsr was only for higher end gear...

oh well
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#13
takomako
so since i have r9 270x i shouldn't be so happy about those drivers right? at least not as happy as the r9 290 owners!
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#14
Octopuss
flmatter
black screens? what is this you talk of? I have r9 280x in crossfire with no issues..... you OC your card/s?
I'm tired of repeating it over and over across several forums. You'll have to google it up.
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#15
TRWOV
hummm... it doesn't detect my Athlon 5350 as compatible hardware. I suppose it's for A-series only. :( Going back to 14.11.2 beta

EDIT: Going to the drop down menu and manually selecting Athlon series gives the correct file. Running 3dmark
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#16
Steevo
Works fine on my 5870, no new options for me, also Avast in Heuristic mode with password protection is annoying as fuck. "Hey, we see you are installing this, hey you said OK about this but what about this other signed driver, hey what about this other file from the same archive you said OK to just a few milliseconds ago"

Also something reset my tray icons so that most were not shown.
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#17
zo0lykas
Octopuss
All I care about is a fix for the damn black screens. I hope it does contain something like that.
what the hell is black sreen? over 14 years using amd gpu, and never have any black sreen
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#19
Mescalamba
Small side-note..

..anyone remembers Omega drivers for ATi? They still exist btw.
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#20
Octopuss
Mescalamba
Small side-note..

..anyone remembers Omega drivers for ATi? They still exist btw.
Yeah, the site is even more horrible than 10 years ago, with "god bless you" stuck to every single post by the guy.
It's also not not updated for years.

I was using those drivers back then because I believed they were doing something. Thinking about it now, it was probably mostly placebo (but nowhere near what PAX "drivers" are :p).
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#21
Laurijan
Where to enable Virtual Super Resolution in Catalyst?
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#23
redundantslurs
i think this update fixed my freezing problem on my 7950, would go to sleep and not wake up unless i push the reset button, don't seem to do it anymore.
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#24
flmatter
Laurijan
Where to enable Virtual Super Resolution in Catalyst?
R9 280x owners do not get the VSR.... yet.... ? maybe?
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#25
RejZoR
Wasn't all that impressed by the feature sets that are either limited to R9 series (like VSR), limited to PowerDVD that no one uses anyway (MPC HC anyone?) to performance differences that hardly exist. Not sure about it really. Supposedly Bioshock Infinite gets some performance treatment and since I'm playing it now I might give it a try and see if it makes any difference at all.
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