AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta v1.6

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

Resolved Issues

  • Ground texture flickering seen in Total War: Rome 2 with high settings (and below) set in game
  • Flickering texture corruption when playing Call of Duty: Ghosts (multi-player) in the space station level
  • Blu-ray playback using PowerDVD black screen on extended mode
  • Streaming VUDU HD/HDX content on Sharp PN-K321 (DP) causes the right-side half to flicker in and out
  • Black screen happened after wake up the monitor
  • Full screen issue at rotation in DX9 mode
  • Video window black screen when using Samsung Kies to play video
  • Crysis2 negative scaling in outdoor scene
  • Crysis2 has insufficient CrossFire scaling in some scene
  • Red Faction: The game has no or negative crossfire scaling with DX9 and DX11
  • Age of Conan has corruption and performance issues with crossfire enabled
  • Company of Heroes shadows are corrupted when using crossfire
  • Resident Evil5 's performance is unstable when display mode set to Window mode
  • Total War: Shogun 2 flickering menu/text
  • Frame rate drop when disabling post-processing in 3DMark06
  • Negative Crossfire scaling with game "The Secret World" in DX11 mode
  • F1 2012 Crashes to desktop
  • Tomb Raider Hair Simulation Stutters on CFX
  • Negative CrossFire scaling experienced in Call of Duty
  • Battlefield 3 performance drop on Haswell systems
  • Choppy video playback on 4k Video
  • VSync ON Tearing with 2x1 Eyefinity SLS CrossFire
  • Far Cry 3 - Game flickering while changing resolutions
  • Display corruption and BSOD occurs when extending a display after disabling Multiple GPU SLS array
  • Flickering seen when enable three 4kx2k panels at the same time
  • No Video, just a black screen when setting Chrome to run in "High Performance" when playing certain video clips
  • Image crashed on Starcraft game

Known Issues

  • Mantle
    performance for the AMD Radeon™ HD 7000/HD 8000 Series GPUs and AMD
    Radeon™ R9 280X and R9 270X GPUs will be optimized for BattleField 4™ in
    future AMD Catalyst™ releases. These products will see limited gains in
    BattleField 4™ and AMD is currently investigating optimizations for
  • Multi-GPU support under DirectX® and Mantle will be added to StarSwarm in a future application patch
  • Intermittent
    stuttering or stability issues may occur when utilizing Mantle with AMD
    CrossFire™ technology in BattleField 4™ - AMD recommends using the
    DirectX code path when playing Battlefield 4 with multiple GPUs. A
    future AMD Catalyst release will resolve these issues
  • Notebooks based on AMD Enduro or PowerXpress™ technologies are currently not supported by the Mantle codepath in Battlefield 4™
  • AMD
    Eyefinity configurations utilizing portrait display orientations are
    currently not supported by the Mantle codepath in Battlefield 4™
  • AMD Eyefinity technology is not currently supported in the Star Swarm application
  • AMD
    testing for the AMD Catalyst™ 14.1 Beta Mantle driver has been
    concentrated on the following products: AMD Radeon™ R9 290X, R9 290, R9
    280, R9 270, R7 260X, R7 260, HD 7000 Series, HD 8000 Series, A10-7850K
    and A10-7700K. Future AMD Catalyst™ releases will include full test
    coverage for all AMD products supported by Mantle.
  • Graphics
    hardware in the AMD A10-7850K and A10-7700K may override the presence of
    a discrete GPU under the Mantle code path in Battlefield 4™
  • Frame
    Pacing for Dual Graphics and non-XDMA configurations above 2560x1600 do
    not currently work with Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4. An upcoming
    release will enable support
  • DX9 Dual graphics is not supported in AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta. An upcoming release will enable support

AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta v1.6

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