AMD Catalyst 13.8 beta 2 hits the web

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 20 2013 @ 10:17 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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AMD has uploaded the Catalyst 13.8 beta 2 driver, you can download it over here.
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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    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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