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Catalyst 14.4
AMD Catalyst 14.4 WHQL

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AM​​D Catalyst 14.4 WHQL

 

This new 14.4 WHQL release driver adds support for the AMD Radeon R9 295X, adds a bunch of CF scaling improvements and you should see smoother gameplay through improved framepacing. Fixes for Mantle under Battlefield 4 adds a couple important fixes, and we see 13 new OGL 4.4 extensions.

Build Info:
Driver Packaging Version: 14.10.1006-140417A-171099c
Catalyst Version: 14.4
2D Version: 8.01.01.1390
Direct3D Version: 9.14.10.01029
OpenGL Version: 6.14.10.12847
OpenCL Version: 10.0.1445.5

Mantle: 9.1.10.0013
Catalyst Control Center Version: 2014.0417.2226.38446

AMD Audio Driver Version: 8.0.0.8815

NOTE! This Catalyst Driver is provided "AS IS", and under the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement provided therewith.​

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Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst 14.4 WHQL Driver for Windows
  • Support for the AMD Radeon R9 295X
  • CrossFire fixes enhancements:
    - Crysis 3 – frame pacing improvements

    - Far Cry 3 – 3 and 4 GPU performance improvements at high quality settings, high resolution settings
    - Anno 2070 – Improved CrossFire scaling up to 34%
    - Titanfall – Resolved in game flickering with CrossFire enabled
    - Metro Last Light – Improved Crossfire scaling up to 10%
    - Eyefinity 3x1 (with three 4K panels) no longer cuts off portions of the application
    - Stuttering has been improved in certain applications when selecting mid-Eyefinity resolutions with V-sync Enabled
     
  • Full support for OpenGL 4.4
  • OpenGL 4.4 supports the following extensions:
    - ARB_buffer_storage
    - ARB_enhanced_layouts
    - ARB_query_buffer_object
    - ARB_clear_texture
    - ARB_texture_mirror_clamp_to_edge
    - ARB_texture_stencil8
    - ARB_vertex_type_10f_11f_11f_rev
    - ARB_multi_bind
    - ARB_bindless_texture
    - ARB_spare_texture
    - ARB_seamless_cubemap_per_texture
    - ARB_indirect_parameters
    - ARB_shader_group_vote
     
  • Mantle beta driver improvements:
    - BattleField 4: Performance slowdown is no longer seen when performing a task switch/Alt-tab
    - BattleField 4: Fuzzy images when playing in rotated SLS resolution with an A10 Kaveri system

Known Issues

  • System will TDR or BSOD when encoding with Power Director 11
  • Driver installation might result in a black screen when installing on a Dual AMD Radeon R9 295X configuration under Windows 8.1.   The issue can be overcome by rebooting the PC; upon reboot the display driver will be installed.  The remaining Catalyst components can then be installed.



System Requirements:

  • Windows 8.1 (32 & 64-bit versions)
  • Windows 8 (32 & 64-bit versions)
  • Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit versions with SP1 or higher)

AMD Product Compatibility:
click spoiler for supported products

Desktop Discrete

AMD Radeon R9 290 Series


AMD Radeon R9 280 Series
AMD Radeon R9 270 Series
AMD Radeon R7 260 Series
AMD Radeon R7 250 Series
AMD Radeon R7 240 Series
AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
AMD Radeon HD 7660D Series
AMD Radeon HD 7560D Series
AMD Radeon HD 7300 Series
AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series
AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series    ​
AMD Radeon HD 6600 Series

AMD Radeon HD 6550D Series

AMD Radeon HD 6530D Series

AMD Radeon HD 6500 Series

AMD Radeon HD 6410D Series

AMD Radeon HD 6370D Series

AMD Radeon HD 6310D Series

AMD Radeon HD 6300 Series

AMD Radeon HD 6200 Series

ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series

ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series

ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series

ATI Radeon HD 5600 Series

ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series

ATI Radeon HD 5400 Series



Notebook Discrete

AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 8000M Series
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 7000M Series
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6900M Series
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6800M Series
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6300M Series
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6300 Series
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6200 Series
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5800 Series
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5700 Series    ​
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5600 Series    ​

AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Series

AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5100 Series

AMD Radeon HD 6620G Series

AMD Radeon HD 6520G Series

AMD Radeon HD 6480G Series

AMD Radeon HD 6380G Series

AMD Radeon HD 6310G Series

AMD Radeon HD 6250G Series

AMD PowerXpress enabled notebooks using AMD chipsets ​



The following notebooks are not compatible with this release:

  • Any notebook launched after this driver release
  • Toshiba notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)
  • Sony VAIO notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)
  • Panasonic notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)

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  Edited by SMiThaYe
Updated links (thanks Skr)
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Thanks for the update Smith ;)

 

btw, the logo you used in the post is for beta driver, the corret one is this:

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Thanks for the logo, used wrong one 'cos I'm a bit tipsy ;)
I could have got out of bed to post this at 4:15AM but I'd took apart my loop on Ekasinia and there was no way I was going to make a post on iPad :lol:

 

Also, forums views is tracking again for new threads :beer: . My MSI AB thread and your latest AMD driver thread didn't track :)

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At 4:15AM, damn it's too early, specially for a Saturday, even if it was the president asking me for driver's post I wouldn't quit my bed for that, haha


Yeah, threads views are "ON" again :)

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