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AMD Rolls Out Catalyst 14.3 v1.0 Beta Driver

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AMD has now made available the first beta build of the Catalyst 14.3 graphics driver bringing Mantle and True Audio support for Eidos Montreal's Thief. This release also enables faster loading times in Call of Duty Ghosts (for systems with QUAD CrossFire setups), as well as some bug fixes.

The Catalyst 14.3 v1.0 Beta has support for Radeon HD 5000, HD 6000, HD 7000, HD 8000, R7 200 and R9 200 Series desktop cards (plus Mobility Radeon HD 5000, HD 6000, HD 6000M HD 7000M, HD 8000M mobile GPUs) and is available for Windows 7, 8, 8,1. More details can be found on this page.

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installing.... see if xfire is fix for thief. and also mantle

Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst™ 14.3 Beta V1.0 Driver for Windows®

    • Thief:
      • AMD Mantle and AMD True Audio support
      • Improves stuttering observed in CrossFire mode
    • Call of Duty: Ghosts: QUAD CrossFire profile update – improves level load times
    • Audio issues observed when using CrossFire configurations (and V-sync enabled) have been resolved
    • BattleField 4: V-sync issues observed on CrossFire configurations (with Mantle enabled) have been resolved

Known Issues

    • Intermittent driver stability issues when installing/un-installing on Desktop Kaveri platforms that support AMD Enduro technology under Windows 8.1. Please disable Enduro support to resolve the issue
    • Secondary GPUs do not enter low power state on CrossFire configurations; this issue will be addressed in the next AMD Catalyst beta release
    • Thief (DirectX): Lighting flickers on CrossFire configurations only after CrossFire has been enabled then disabled; this issue will be addressed in the next AMD Catalyst beta release
    • Battlefield 4 (DirectX): Quad CrossFire configurations with Eyefinity Display configurations suffer slowdowns and stability issues
    • Titanfall: Flickering occurs under AMD CrossFire configurations
quick test. Thief has crossfire support.

I guess thief has to be updated for mantle support.

Vsync on stuttering sound is fixed :clap:

Fan RPM sensor is still not fixed :( it all started since 14.1 beta. No worries. Fan % is still working anyway so it is ok.
 
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"This release also enables faster loading times in Call of Duty Ghosts (for systems with QUAD CrossFire setups), as well as some bug fixes."

How many quad crossfire users are out there? Let alone those that play COD Ghosts? Well at least those two people will be happy with their loading times:)
 

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How many quad crossfire users are out there? Let alone those that play COD Ghosts? Well at least those two people will be happy with their loading times:)
The same goes for Thief.
I know it's not a bad game (in a vacuum), and I kinda enjoyed it a little bit, but otherwise was reviewed exceedingly poorly. Who in the world cares about mantle support for Thief? The gaming world seemed to hate the game and it had a terrible reception. Mantle support for this is only going to make sure that the random guy who pirated it with a low spec processor can run it on decent graphics.
 
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The same goes for Thief.
I know it's not a bad game (in a vacuum), and I kinda enjoyed it a little bit, but otherwise was reviewed exceedingly poorly. Who in the world cares about mantle support for Thief? The gaming world seemed to hate the game and it had a terrible reception. Mantle support for this is only going to make sure that the random guy who pirated it with a low spec processor can run it on decent graphics.
AMD dont really get to pick the titles that will support mantle but rather the publishers pick AMD.
 
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"This release also enables faster loading times in Call of Duty Ghosts (for systems with QUAD CrossFire setups), as well as some bug fixes."

How many quad crossfire users are out there? Let alone those that play COD Ghosts? Well at least those two people will be happy with their loading times:)
How many crazy crypto-miners are?? A LOT! Those buggers also play games sometimes :D :D
 
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After a quick run I am having still some lag interceptions at Battlefield 4 but it's starting to work for me. I hope the next official driver has all these improvements.
 
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So... I'm still waiting for the Mantle Patch for Thief before playing the next level... what are those Taffers playing at?
 
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How many crazy crypto-miners are?? A LOT! Those buggers also play games sometimes :D :D
Most of them don't, and those that do will run into a hurdle:

Crossfire kills hashrate. Most don't even bother hooking up the cables.
 
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Most of them don't, and those that do will run into a hurdle:

Crossfire kills hashrate. Most don't even bother hooking up the cables.
So just turn off one GPU and play, a single 7970 is plenty for Thief, assuming the rig is actually running windows.
 

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Nice driver! It's a definite improvement over the last beta, but having crossfire, ULPS is broken on it.

At first my 2nd card wouldn't be running on the desktop but after a few benchmark runs she stays on even after a re-boot.

Nice one AMD your getting there! :(
 

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installing.... see if xfire is fix for thief. and also mantle

*stuff*

Fan RPM sensor is still not fixed :( it all started since 14.1 beta. No worries. Fan % is still working anyway so it is ok.
Thank you I thought I broke my card and was casually ignoring it.
 

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Im done with these beta drivers, freaking sob drivers screwed my system again!

back to good ol trust 13.12 after ANOTHER OS install!