Catalyst 14.4
AMD Catalyst 14.4 Beta RC1

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AMD Catalyst 14.4 Beta RC1


Build Info:

Catalyst Version: 14.4

Direct3D Version:

OpenGL Version:

OpenCL Version: 10.0.1445.5

Catalyst Control Center Version: 2014.0415.2225.38428





Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst 14.4 Release Candidate 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_shader_draw_parameters
    • ARB_shader_group_vote
  • 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
  • Mantle beta driver improvements: 

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 on specific platforms (see below).   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.
    • ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z (990FX)
    • ASUS Maximus VI Extreme (Z87
    • ASUS Rampage IV Extreme (X79)



AMD Product Compatibility:

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Desktop APU


Desktop Discrete


Mobility Discrete


Notebooks APU


Tablets APU


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)

Compatible Operating Systems

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






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