AMD Catalyst 13.4 Released, Performance Improvements In Several Games Noted

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AMD has officially released a new set of drivers for its GPUs. AMD’s Catalyst 13.4 come with support for AMD Radeon HD7790 and AMD Radeon HD 7990, and feature optimizations to improve performance in Far Cry 3, Crysis 3, and 3DMark. In addition, there are significant latency performance improvements in Skyrim, Boderlands 2, Guild Wars 2, Tomb Raider and Hitman Absolution.
Those interested can download them from here. For CrossFire users, AMD has also released the 13.4 Cap 1 that can be downloaded from here. Furthermore, AMD has released a new beta driver for Catalyst 13.5 that can be downloaded from here.
And here are the release notes for Catalyst 13.4 WHQL and Catalyst 13.5 Beta:
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 (1920×1200): Performance improvements up to 5%
*Borderlands 2 (2560×1600): Performance improvements up to 10%
*Quake Wars (1920×1200): Performance improvements up to 13%
*Hitman Absolution (2560×1600): Performance improvements up to 11%
*Wolfenstein MP (1920×1080): Performance improvements up to 11%
*Civilization V (2560×1600): 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
Known Issues
The section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced with the AMD’s Catalyst Software Suite, AMD Catalyst 13.4
-Jumping artifacts, and unsmooth playback of interlaced clips may be experienced using Cyberlink’s Metro UI players
-A black screen may be observed when resuming from a S3/S4 sleep state if the display is unplugged during the sleep state on systems supported AMD PowerXpress (Enduro) Technology

 

Feature Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 13.5 Beta Driver for Windows

-Performance gains seen on the entire AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series for the following:
*Far Cry 3: Improves performance up to 4% with Anti-Aliasing enabled
*Shogun II: Improves performance up to 20% with 8x Anti-Aliasing enabled
*Tomb Raider: Improves performance up to 6%
*Bioshock: Improves performance up to 6%
*Borderlands 2: Improves performance up to 17%
-Corruption is no longer seen on the AMD Radeon HD 7790 when TressFX is enabled in Tomb Raider

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