AMD has released a new beta driver for its graphics cards. The AMD Catalyst 13.8 BETA2 comes with performance improvements in Saints Row 4, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and Final Fantasy XIV. In addition, frame pacing has been enabled now even on CrossFire systems and comes with improved performance in World of Warcraft, Sniper Elite, Watch Dogs, and Tomb Raider. In short, this is a must-have driver if you own a card from the red team.
Those interested can download the new driver from here.
Kudos to ‘[Chaotic]’ for informing us.
And here is the changelog for this new driver:
Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta2 Driver for Windows:
-Saints Row 4: Performance improves up to 25% at 1920×1280 with Ultra settings enabled
-Splinter Cell Blacklist: Performance improves up to 9% at 2560×1600 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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