AMD Catalyst 14.1 beta Mantle driver is out

Posted on Sunday, February 02 2014 @ 23:13 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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AMD published the Catalyst 14.1 beta driver, this release adds support for the new Mantle API. You can download the driver over here.
Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst™ 14.1 Beta Driver for Windows

Support for the following new AMD Desktop APU (Accelerated Processors) products:
  • AMD A10-7850K
  • AMD A10-7700K

    Mantle Beta driver
  • AMD's Mantle is a groundbreaking graphics API that promises to transform the world of game development to help bring better, faster games to the PC
  • Performance gain of up to 45%(versus the DirectX version) for Battlefield 4 on the R9 290 Series
  • Performance gain of up to 200% (versus the DirectX version) for Star Swarm on the R9 290 Series

  • AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta must be used in conjunction with versions of these applications that support Mantle
  • It is expected that these applications will have future updates to support additional AMD Mantle features

    AMD Mantle Beta driver is currently supported on:
  • AMD Radeon™ R9 Series GPUs
  • AMD Radeon™ R7 Series GPUs
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series GPUs
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 8000 Series GPUs
  • AMD A10-7000 Series and AMD A8-7000 Series APUs
  • ?????For additional details please see the AMD Mantle Technology FAQ on

  • Enhanced AMD CrossFire frame pacing – Support for 4K panel and Eyefinity non-XDMA CrossFire solutions (including the AMD Radeon R9 280, 270 Series, 7900 Series, 7800 Series) and Dual Graphics configurations?
  • ???Frame pacing ensures that frames rendered across multiple GPUs in an AMD CrossFire configuration will be displayed at an even and regular pace
  • Supported on 4K panels and Eyefinity configurations
  • Supported on AMD Dual Graphics configurations
  • Supported on DirectX® 10 and DirectX 11 applications???

    Resolved issue highlights of AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta??
  • Resolves ground texture flickering seen in Total War: Rome 2 with high settings (and below) set in game
  • Resolves flickering texture corruption when playing Call of Duty: Ghosts (multi-player) in the space station level

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    Thomas De Maesschalck

    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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