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AMD Catalyst 13.4 WHQL driver is out

Posted on Thursday, April 25 2013 @ 13:51:12 CEST by

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AMD has published the Catalyst 13.4 WHQL driver, you can download it over here. This release delivers performance enhancements for a couple of games while also promising significant improvement in latency performance. Additionally, 13.4 also delivers support for more OpenGL 4.3 features.
Feature Highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 13.4
  • Support added for AMD Radeon HD7790 and AMD Radeon HD 7990
  • Catalyst Driver optimizations to improve performance in Far Cry 3, Crysis 3, and 3DMark
  • Significantly improves latency performance in Skyrim, Boderlands 2, Guild Wars 2, Tomb Raider and Hitman Absolution
  • Performance gains seen with the entire AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series for the following:
  • Batman Arkham City (1920x1200): Performance improvements up to 5%
  • Borderlands 2 (2560x1600): Performance improvements up to 10%
  • Quake Wars (1920x1200): Performance improvements up to 13%
  • Hitman Absolution (2560x1600): Performance improvements up to 11%
  • Wolfenstein MP (1920x1080): Performance improvements up to 11%
  • Civilization V (2560x1600): Performance improvements up to 5%
  • Delivers support for the following OpenGL 4.3 features:
  • GL_ARB_compute_shader
  • GL_ARB_multi_draw_indirect
  • GL_ARB_shader_storage_buffer_object
  • GL_ARB_arrays_of_arrays
  • GL_ARB_clear_buffer_object
  • GL_ARB_ES3_compatibility
  • GL_ARB_explicit_uniform_location
  • GL_ARB_fragment_layer_viewport
  • GL_ARB_invalidate_subdata
  • GL_ARB_program_interface_query
  • GL_ARB_shader_image_size
  • GL_ARB_stencil_texturing
  • GL_ARB_texture_buffer_range
  • GL_ARB_texture_query_levels
  • GL_ARB_texture_storage_multisample

    Resolved Issues
    This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD’s Catalyst™ Software Suite, AMD Catalyst™ 13.4

  • With the Radeon HD7790 graphics card, corruption may be seen in the game Tomb Raider with TressFX enabled
  • Texture flickering may be observed in DirectX 9.0c enabled applications
  • Corruption observed in Tomb Raider with TressFX enabled for AMD Crossfire and single GPU system configurations
  • Corruption observed on objects and textures in the game, Call of Duty – Black Ops 2
  • Corruption observed in the game, Alan Wake (DirectX 9 Mode) when attempting to change in-game settings with Stereoscopic 3D using Tridef
  • Corruption observed on textures in the game, Battle Field: Bad Company 2 with forced anti-aliasing enabled
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6 experiences screen flicker under Windows 8 based system
  • Horizontal line corruption may be observed with forced anti-aliasing enabled in the game, Dishonored
  • System hang may occur when scrolling through the game selection menu in the game, DiRT 3
  • F1 2012 may crash to desktop on systems supporting AMD PowerXpress (Enduro) Technology



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