AMD Catalyst 14.7 RC3 Driver Out, Improves Watch_Dogs Performance On Single GPU & Multi-GPU Configs

AMD has released a new set of drivers that come with improved performance on Watch_Dogs, an AMD Crossfire profile for Wildstar, and single GPU and multi-GPU performance enhancements on Lichdom.

In addition, this driver includes all the changes made to previous RC, meaning that AMD users can expect improved CrossFire scaling on Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, improvements with AOC monitors, and a Crossfire profile for Plants vs Zombies.

Those interested can download this new driver from here.

And here is the full changelog:

Feature Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 14.7 RC3 Driver for Windows

  • Includes all improvements found in the AMD Catalyst 14.7 RC driver
  • Display interface enhancements to improve 4k monitor performance and reduce flickering.
    • Improvements apply to the following products:
      • AMD Radeon R9 290 Series
      • AMD Radeon R9 270 Series
      • AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
    • Even with these improvements, cable quality and other system variables can affect 4k performance.  AMD recommends using DisplayPort 1.2 HBR2 certified cables with a length of 2m (~6 ft) or less when driving 4K monitors.
  • Wildstar:  AMD Crossfire profile support
  • Lichdom:  Single GPU and Multi-GPU performance enhancements
  • Watch Dogs:   Smoother gameplay on single GPU and Multi-GPU configurations

Feature Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 14.7 RC Driver for Windows

  • Includes all improvements found in the AMD Catalyst™ 14.6 RC driver
  • AMD CrossFire™ and AMD Radeon™ Dual Graphics profile update for Plants vs. Zombies
  • Assassin’s Creed IV – improved CrossFire scaling (3840×2160 High Settings) up to 93%
  • Collaboration with AOC has identified non-standard display timings as the root cause of 60Hz SST flickering exhibited by the AOC  U2868PQU panel on certain AMD Radeon™ graphics cards. A software workaround has been implemented in AMD Catalyst 14.7 RC driver to resolve the display timing issues with this display.
    • Users are further encouraged to obtain newer display firmware from AOC that will resolve flickering at its origin.
    • Users are additionally advised to utilize DisplayPort-certified cables to ensure the integrity of the DisplayPort data connection.

Feature Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 14.6 RC Driver for Windows

  • Plants vs. Zombies (Direct3D performance improvements):
    • AMD Radeon R9 290X – 1920×1080 Ultra – improves up to 11%
    • AMD Radeon R9 290X – 2560×1600 Ultra – improves up to  15%
    • AMD Radeon R9 290X CrossFire configuration (3840×2160 Ultra)  – 92% scaling
  • 3DMark Sky Diver improvements:
    • AMD A4-6300 – improves up to 4%
    • Enables AMD Dual Graphics/AMD CrossFire support
  • Grid Auto Sport:
    • AMD CrossFire profile
  • Wildstar:
    • Power Xpress profile
    • Performance improvements to improve smoothness of application
    • Performance improves up to 24% at 2560×1600 on the AMD Radeon R9 and R7 Series of products for both single GPU and multi-GPU configurations.
  • Watch Dogs:
    • AMD CrossFire – Frame pacing improvements
  • Battlefield Hardline Beta:
    • AMD CrossFire profile

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