AMD 14.9.2
AMD Catalyst 14.9.2 Beta

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AMD Catalyst 14.9.2 Beta


Build Info:

Driver Packaging Version: 14.301.1006.0000

Catalyst Control Center Version: 2014.1009.1225.20420

Catalyst Version: 14.9.2

Direct3D Version:

OpenCL Version: 10.0.1573.4 (OpenCL 1.2)

OpenGL Version:

Mantle Version:

Mantle API Version: 98304




AMD Catalyst™ 14.9.2 Beta Driver for Windows® - Sid Meier's Civilization®: Beyond Earth™ Performance Driver

This driver enables AMD Radeon™ GPUs with the Graphics Core Next architecture to take advantage of the ultra-efficient Mantle API support featured in Sid Meier's Civilization®: Beyond Earth™!


Highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 14.9.2 Windows® Beta Driver Performance Improvements

  • Mantle API activated for ultimate performance in Sid Meier's Civilization®: Beyond Earth™
  • Dual Graphics optimizations for KritiKa and SheDiaoZero
  • Project Cars profile update


Resolved Issues

  • Alien: Isolation: AMD CrossFire™ profile updated to detect new .exe of recent application patch
  • [404762]: Total War: Rome 2 sometimes displaying texture corruption when on the campaign map in CrossFire™ configurations
  • [400500]: Total War: Rome 2 occasionally stutters when task switching between applications
  • [406501]: Watch Dogs occasionally has negative performance in CrossFire™ configurations on medium game settings
  • [402840]: Max Payne 3 cinematic cut scenes intermittently show flickering
  • [403798]: FIFA 2015 CrossFire™ scaling sometimes underperforming expectations
  • [401984]: Metro Redux CrossFire™ scaling sometimes underperforming expectations
  • [397343]: Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor occasionally shows flashing when running CrossFire™ configurations
  • [406978]: White patches occasionally observed in CCC when dragging display icons
  • [406997]: Upgrading from previous 14.4 Catalyst™ drivers with dual AMD Radeon™ R9 295 in CrossFire™ may cause a black screen or system hang


Known Issues

  • [407993]: F1 2014 exhibits minimal scaling in some CrossFire™ configurations
  • [407864]: Hitman Absolution intermittently crashes when starting a new game on AMD Radeon R9 285
  • [407834]: FIFA 2015 occasionally displays flickering in Asymmetric  CrossFire™ configurations
  • [407622]: Alien Isolation will sometimes exhibit screen tearing with V-Sync enabled
  • [407431]: Minecraft sometimes produces corruption when changing video settings in windowed mode. As a work around please select Use VBOs to On in the Video Settings in game.
  • [407338]: XDMA Quad CrossFire™ configurations in portrait Eyefinity modes sometimes display tearing or stuttering
  • [407756]: Launching Battlefield 4 in offline mode can occasionally lead to a crash
  • [408033]: Launching Civilization®: Beyond Earth™ with a 144 Hz display can sometimes cause the app to hang. As a work around lower the refresh rate of the monitor.
  • [408007]: Civilization®: Beyond Earth™ can sometimes hang on a small limited set of Kaveri mobile APU products when paired with discrete graphics products in Windows 7


Important Notes

  • AMD is currently working with Firaxis to resolve an issue where the interactive and visual elements of the mouse cursor can become offset. If you encounter this issue, the following workaround is available:

Go to Windows Settings and adjust Text Scaling

  1. Right-Click the Desktop
  2. Select Screen Resolution
  3. Make Test and Other Items Larger or Smaller
  4. Set 100% Default
  • AMD is working with Firaxis to resolve an issue where graphics stuttering may be observed under high map zoom and high image quality settings.

Multi-monitor gaming in Sid Meier's Civilization®: Beyond Earth™

Sid Meier's Civilization®: Beyond Earth™ does not support multi-monitor configurations. Launching the game in such configurations may cause the game to hang.


Multi-GPU in Sid Meier's Civilization®: Beyond Earth™

Sid Meier's Civilization®: Beyond Earth™ presently supports a maximum of two graphics cards in Mantle. If you are using more than two graphics products with Mantle for this game, it is required that disable the extra linked adapters through Windows device manager.




AMD Product Compatibility:

The AMD Catalyst™ 14.9.2 Beta Driver is compatible with the following AMD family products that are based off of GCN Architecture.



AMD Radeon™ R9 200 Series    AMD Radeon™ R7 240 Series

AMD Radeon™ R9 280 Series    AMD Radeon™ R5 230 Series

AMD Radeon™ R9 270 Series    AMD Radeon™ HD 8000 Series

AMD Radeon™ R7 260 Series    AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series

AMD Radeon™ R7 250 Series    ​


AMD Radeon™ E8860


AMD APU Product Family Compatibility

Note! AMD Catalyst™ 14.9.2 Beta Driver for Windows 8.1 32-bit is not supported for the following AMD APU products.

AMD FX-7600P      AMD A10-7300

AMD FX-7500        AMD A8-7600

AMD A10-7850K    AMD A8-7200P

AMD A10-7700K    AMD A8-7100

AMD A10-7400P    AMD A6-7400K



AMD Catalyst Mobility is a notebook reference graphics driver with limited support for system vendor specific features.

AMD Radeon™ R9 M200 Series    AMD Radeon™ HD 8000M Series

AMD Radeon™ R7 M200 Series    AMD Radeon™ HD 7000M Series

AMD Radeon™ R5 M200 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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