Catalyst 13.8
AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta

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AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta


Build Info:

Driver Packaging Version: 13.20-130723a-159703E-ATI

Catalyst Version: 13.8
Direct3D Version:

OpenGL Version:

OpenCL Version: 10.0.1272.2

Catalyst Control Center Version: 2013.0723.1944.33607


[>Reviews are available here]



Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta Driver for Windows:


Support for AMD CrossFire™ Frame Pacing

- Frame Pacing ensures that frames rendered across multiple GPUs in a CrossFire configuration will be displayed at an even and regular pace.

- Enabled through the AMD Catalyst Control Center; Globally or on a per application basis.

- Frame Pacing is enabled by default.

- Supported for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications, and resolutions up to and including 2560x1600 (single display).


OpenGL 4.3 support – full support for the OpenGL 4.3 feature set


Performance improvements found in AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta for Windows:

- Metro: Last Light – improves performance up to 7% on the AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series


OpenGL support for User Profiles and Catalyst Application Profiles:

- Users can now create per application 3D setting profiles for OpenGL applications.

- OpenGL applications are now supported through Catalyst Application Profile updates (for single GPU and AMD CrossFire configurations).


AMD Enduro Technology enhancement - Catalyst Control Center will now show which applications are active on the Performance GPU, and the Power-Saving GPU

Resolved issues:

- Resolved crash when enabling AMD CrossFireX™ on some AMD 970 platforms

- Improved stability for AMD Radeon HD 7790

- Resolved intermittent mouse cursor corruption when rapidly moving the cursor across window borders



System Requirements:

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

AMD Product Compatibility:

  • AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 8000M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 7000M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6000M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5000M Series





Edited by Skr13
[Update#2] Release notes and Reviews added!

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