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
- 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