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AMD Catalyst 14.9 WHQL

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AMD Catalyst 14.9 WHQL

 

Build Info:

Driver Packaging Version: 14.301.1001.0000

Catalyst Control Center Version: 2014.0915.1813.30937

Catalyst Version: 14.9

2D Driver Version: 8.01.01.1407
Direct3D Version: 9.14.10.01061

OpenCL Version: 10.0.1573.4 (OpenCL 1.2)

OpenGL Version: 6.14.10.13084

Mantle Version: 9.1.10.0034

AMD Audio Driver: 7.12.0.7719

 

 

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Highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 14.9 Windows Driver

 

» Support for the AMD Radeon R9 28

 

»Performance improvements (comparing AMD Catalyst 14.9 vs. AMD Catalyst 14.4)

  • 3DMark Sky Diver improvements
    • AMD A4 6300 – improves up to 4%
    • Enables AMD Dual Graphics / AMD CrossFire support
  • 3DMark Fire Strike
  • AMD Radeon R9 290 Series - improves up to 5% in Performance Preset
  • AMD Radeon R9 290 Series / R9 270 Series - improves up to 4% in Entry and Performance Preset
  • AMD Radeon R9 290 Series – 1920x1080 - improves up to 5%
  • AMD Radeon R9 290 Series - improves up to 8%
  • AMD Radeon R9 290 Series / R9 270 Series – improves up to 10%
  • AMD CrossFire profile
  • AMD Radeon R9 290X (2560x1440, 4x MSAA, 16x AF) – improves up to 50%
  • AMD Radeon R9 290 Series / R9 270 Series – improves up to 6%
  • CrossFire configurations improve scaling up to 75%
  • AMD Radeon R9 290X - 1920x1080 Ultra – improves up to 11%
  • AMD Radeon R9290X - 2560x1600 Ultra – improves up to  15%
  • AMD Radeon R9290X CrossFire configuration (3840x2160 Ultra)  - 92% scaling
  • AMD Radeon R9 290X (4x MSAA) – improves up to 20%
  • CrossFire configurations see up to a 70% gain in scaling
  • Power Xpress profile
  • Performance improvements to improve smoothness of application
  • Performance improves up to 30% on the AMD Radeon R9 and R7 Series of products for both single GPU and Multi-GPU configurations
  • AMD Radeon R9 290 Series – improves up to 5%
  • AMD Radeon R9 290 Series / R9 270 Series – improves up to 9%
  • AMD CrossFire – Frame pacing improvement
  • Improved CrossFire performance – up to 20%
  • Improves CrossFire scaling (3840x2160 High Settings) up to 93%  (CrossFire scaling improvement of 25% compared to AMD Catalyst 14.4)
  • Improves performance for single GPU and Multi-GPU configurations
  • AMD Radeon R9 290X (2560x1440, AA, 16x AF) – improves up to 20%
  • 3DMark11
  • BioShock Infinite
  • Company of Heroes 2
  • Crysis 3
  • Grid Auto Sport
  • Murdered Soul Suspect
  • Plants vs. Zombies (Direct3D performance improvements)
  • Batman Arkham Origins:
  • Wildstar
  • Tomb Raider
  • Watch Dogs
  • Assassin's Creed IV
  • Lichdom
  • Star Craft II

» AMD Eyefinity enhancements

  • Mixed Resolution Support
    • A new architecture providing brand new capabilities
    • Display groups can be created with monitors of different resolution  (including difference sizes and shapes)
    • Users have a choice of how surface is created over the display group
      1. Fill – legacy mode, best for identical monitors
      2. Fit – create the Eyefinity surface using best available rectangular area with attached displays
      3. Expand – create a virtual Eyefinity surface using desktops as viewports onto the surface
  • Eyefinity Display Alignment
  • Enables control over alignment between adjacent monitors
  • Driver detects layout of extended desktop
    • Can create Eyefinity display group using this layout in one click!
  • One-Click Setup

» New user controls for video color and display settings

  • Greater control over Video Color Management:
    • Controls have been expanded from a single slider for controlling Boost and Hue to per color axis
  • Color depth control for Digital Flat Panels (available on supported HDMI and DP displays)
  • Allows users to select different color depths per resolution and display

» AMD Mantle enhancements

  • Mantle now supports AMD Mobile products with Enduro technology
    • Battlefield 4:  AMD Radeon HD 8970M (1366x768; high settings) – 21% gain
    • Thief: AMD Radeon HD 8970M (1920x1080; high settings) – 14% gain
    • Star Swarm:  AMD Radeon HD 8970M (1920x1080; medium settings) – 274% gain
  • Enables support for Multi-GPU configurations with Thief (requires the latest Thief update)
  • JPEG decoding acceleration was first enabled on the A10 APU Series in AMD Catalyst 14.1 beta, and has now been extended to the AMD AM1 Platform
  • Provides fast JPEG decompression
  • Provides Power Efficiency for JPEG decompression

 

» AMD AM1 JPEG decoding acceleration

  • JPEG decoding acceleration was first enabled on the A10 APU Series in AMD Catalyst 14.1 beta, and has now been extended to the AMD AM1 Platform
  • Provides fast JPEG decompression
  • Provides Power Efficiency for JPEG decompression

 

Resolved Issues

  • 60Hz SST flickering has been identified as an issue with non-standard display timings exhibited by the AOC  U2868PQU panel on certain AMD Radeon™ graphics cards. A software workaround has been implemented in the AMD Catalyst 14.9 driver to resolve the display timing issues with this display
    • Users seeing flickering issues in 60Hz SST mode are further encouraged to obtain newer display firmware from their monitor vendor 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.
  • 4K panel flickering issues found on the AMD Radeon R9 290 Series and AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
  • Screen tearing observed on AMD CrossFire systems with Eyefinity portrait display configurations
  • Instability issues for Grid Autosport when running in 2x1 or 1x2 Eyefinity configurations
  • Geometry corruption in State of Decay

 

Known Issues

  • [404829]: Horizontal flashing lines on second screen in a clone mode with V-Sync on using AMD Mobility Graphics with Switchable Intel Graphics
  • [404508]: Display takes a long time to redraw the screen after an S4 cycle
  • [405432]: Mantle driver will TDR when running Star Swarm on the loading screen
  • [404660]: GPU gets stuck in a low power state after it was previously stressed to max power
  • [403032]: Severe flickering observed on default launch of SimCity 4
  • [403449]: Playing any media sample in full screen in the 2x1/1x2 Fill SLS configuration leads to TDR
  • [400573]: Intermittent application hang observed while launching Aliens vs. Predator
  • [400693]: While running performance test, crash is observed with fault module atidxx32.dll
  • [401386]: Severe corruption and flashing light observed with specific game settings in Grid 2
  • [401289]: Flashing lights in Batman Arkham Origins game main menu

 

 

AMD Product Compatibility:

Desktop:

AMD Radeon™ R9 290 Series    AMD Radeon™ R5 230 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 280 Series    AMD Radeon™ HD 8000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 270 Series    AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 260 Series    AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 250 Series    ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 240 Series   

 

All-In-One Desktop

AMD Radeon™ HD 7600A Series    AMD Radeon™ HD 6600A Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 7450A Series    AMD Radeon™ HD 6350A Series

 

Embedded

AMD Radeon™ E8860    AMD Radeon™ E6460
AMD Radeon™ E6760

 

APU

A-Series AMD Radeon™ R7 Graphics    AMD Radeon™ HD 8000G Series
A-Series AMD Radeon™ R6 Graphics    AMD Radeon™ HD 7000G Series
A-Series AMD Radeon™ R5 Graphics    AMD Radeon™ HD 6000G Series
A-Series AMD Radeon™ R3 Graphics    
AMD Radeon™ HD 8000D Series    
AMD Radeon™ HD 7000D Series    
AMD Radeon™ HD 6000D Series

 

Mobility

AMD Radeon™ R9 M200 Series    AMD Radeon™ HD 7000M Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 M200 Series    AMD Radeon™ HD 6000M Series
AMD Radeon™ R5 M200 Series    ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 8000M Series

 

 

Compatible Operating Systems

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

 

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