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AMD Catalyst 13.8 BETA 2

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Just released: http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/2260/amd-catalyst-13-8-beta-2/

Release Notes: http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/AMDCatalyst13-8WINBetaDriver.aspx

Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta2 Driver for Windows:
◾Saints Row 4: Performance improves up to 25% at 1920x1280 with Ultra settings enabled
◾Splinter Cell Blacklist: Performance improves up to 9% at 2560x1600 with Ultra settings enabled
◾Final Fantasy XIV: Improves single GPU and CrossFire performance
◾Van Helsing: Fixes image quality issues when enabling Anti-Aliasing through the AMD Catalyst Control Center
◾Far Cry 3 / Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon: Resolve corruption when enabling Anti-Aliasing through the Catalyst Control Center
◾RIPD: Improves single GPU performance
◾Minimum: Improves CrossFire performance
◾Castlevania Lords of Shadow: Improves CrossFire performance
◾CrossFire: Frame Pacing feature – includes improved performance in World of Warcraft, Sniper Elite, Watch Dogs, and Tomb Raider
◾Doom 3 BFG: Corruption issues have been resolved

Known Issues of The AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta2 Driver for Windows:
◾CrossFire configurations (when used in combination with Overdrive) can result in the secondary GPU usage running at 99%
◾Enabling CrossFire can result in the PCI-e bus speed for the secondary GPU being reported as x1
◾Bioshock Infinite: New DLC can cause system hangs with Frame Pacing enabled – disable frame pacing for this title to resolve
 
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Exciting, I'll be installing the this today
 

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Updated with release notes. :)
 
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I suppose that Eyefinity and DX9 are to be fixed in the next version of 13.8 beta...
 
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updated my drivers from 13.1 to 13.8 Beta (not the latest!) last Friday.

Seeing better FPS in BF3 and Tomb Raider even on my old 6970 at the same settings. Also trying out Asus DCII 7870 and MSI TFIII 7950. Overclocking the 7870 got good gains in BF3 surpasing the 7950 OCed by 10%. For some reason the 7950 when OCed AVG FPS went up by about 5% but the min FPS went up 20%.

Will try out this driver and post some scores.
 
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Installing now. Going from 13.6 betas.
 
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someone please post a bench before and after.

im sticking with my whqls for overclocking after 13.8beta1 was losing points in 3d11
 
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i found my overlcock more stable with 13.8 over the whqls
 
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someone please post a bench before and after.

im sticking with my whqls for overclocking after 13.8beta1 was losing points in 3d11
I always test with 3dmark, 3dmark11 and vantage.
The 13.5B2 was better than any previous and whql driver for me in scores.
13.8B scores even better in all three benches. 13.8B2 scores the same, no doubt because it's the 13.8B with some added fixes.

So if the 13.8B didn't work out for you, then this one wont either.
 

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Sub'd so not to miss out... I know what wed night has planed for me.
 
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Why the hell is stupid .NET 4.5 forced to install (Current version not installed it says even though it is) even if you already have it and you don't need it. It only ruins the existing install so Windows will redownload the .NET 4.5 updates all over again. Someone at AMD doen't have a clue how to make one bloody installer right...

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Great, now i have to let the installer unpack the files, cancel the installation, go to the extraction folder, delete "DotNet45" folder by hand and re-run setup.exe. Now the installer doesn't have .NET 4.5 to install anymore. Fail AMD, fail...
 
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For some reason the Amd drag n drop decoder failed to install.
 

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