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AMD Releases Catalyst 13.11 Beta 8 For BF4 Windows 8 Issue

AMD has released a Catalyst 13.11 beta 8 update that addresses an  issue with Battelfield 4 and Windows 8.  I have tested it, and it looks good to go.  It adds all of the previous updates including 20% better performance with BF4 in CrossFire, and 5% increase in general Battlefield 4 performance.  

 

Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta8 Driver for Windows
​​Includes all Feature Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta7
Resolves intermittent crashes experienced with Battlefield 4 on Windows 8 based systems

Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta7 Driver for Windows
​Includes all Feature Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta6
Increases AMD CrossFire​™​ scaling up to an additional 20% for Battlefield 4

Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta​​6 Driver for Windows
Includes all Feature Highlights of AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta
Includes support for the new prod​ucts:
AMD Radeon​™ R9 290X
AMD Radeon R9 290
​Performance improvements
​Batman: Arkham Origins - improves performance up to 35% with MSAA 8x enabled
Total War™: Rome 2 - improves performance up to 10%
Battlefield 3 - improves performance up to 10%
GRID 2 - improves performance up to 8.5%
DiRT Showdown - improves performance up to 10%
Formula 1™ 2013 - improves performance up to 8%
DiRT 3 - improves performance up to 7%
Sleeping Dogs - improves performance up to 5%​
​Performance improvements for the AMD APU Series (comparing AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta6 to AMD Catalyst 13.9)
Luxmark (openCL) - improves performance up to 10%
Winzip 17.5 (openCL) - improves performance up to 20%
GRID 2 - improves performance up to 4%
Battlefield 4 - improves performance up to 5%
Lef4Dead - improves performance up to 10%
​​​​Automatic AMD Eyefinity Configuration​
Automatic "plug and play" configuration of supported Ultra HD/4K tiled displays

Battlefield 4 Beta Performance: Catalyst 13.10V2 Issues

We have been testing out Battlefield 4 beta performance here at Game Republik.  Using our 2GB Radeon 7850s and 6 core Vishera class FX-6300s at stock 3.5GHz performance with the auto settings at 1080P struggles to reach 20 frames per second with the 13.10V2 drivers released yesterday.  Dropping quality or resolution sometimes even makes performance worse.  With 13.8 or 13.10V1 on much older Athlon II X4 650s at just 3.2GHz performance is at about 25 frames per second, but smoothness makes it feel like a much larger frame rate difference.  It appears we have microstuttering issues introduced at least with the 7850.  We are trying 6850s next.  CPU cores are maxed with either the 6 core or 4 core no matter which driver is used.  Mantle can't come soon enough it appears.

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Our own Vitalik is playing on the Athlon II X4 at 3.2GHz with a Radeon HD 7850 2GB model, 8GB DDR1600, and Catalyst version 13.8.  At time of the picture he was 6 kills 1 death so I would call that playable.  This is in Windows 7 64 bit.  From reports we are seeing online Windows 8 is working better which is not so great outside of E3 since the bulk of gamers are running Windows 7.  

And tonight performance continues to frustrate, but I did find this post in the BF4 forums.  A user with the same CPU as us, the 6300, and a 7950 set BF4.exe to low priority and this boosted him to 40 to 80 frames per second in ultra with Vsync on.  Could this be a CPU related issue?

AMD Catalyst 13.10 Beta V2 Released For Windows And Linux

AMD has released new Catalyst 13.10 Beta V2 for Windows and Linux.  Unsurprisingly Battlefield 4 gets a profile.

 

Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst 13.10 Beta2 Driver for Windows

AMD Catalyst 13.10 Beta2 includes all of the features/fixes found in AMD Catalyst 13.10 Beta
Includes a 32-bit single GPU, and a AMD Crossfire™ game profile for Battlefield 4™
Total War™: Rome 2 AMD CrossFire profile update
AMD CrossFire frame pacing improvements for CPU-bound applications
Resolves image corruption seen in Autodesk® Inventor® 2014
Resolves intermittent black screen when resuming from a S3/S4 sleep-state if the display is unplugged during the sleep-state on systems supporting AMD Enduro™ technology
Updated AMD Enduro technology application profiles for AMD Radeon HD notebook users
Profile Highlights:
Total War: Rome 2
Battlefield 4
Saints Row 4
Splinter Cell® Blacklist™
FIFA 14

 

Mantle: New Low Level Programming Interface For PCs Announced

AMD and DICE have announced they have been working on Mantle.  Mantle is a new low level programing interface for PCs.  It has a lightweight driver with direct access to the GPU hardware.  If you are thinking Glide, that could be a decent example.  Battlefield 4 will get a December patch to add support for Mantle for certain Radeon GPUs.  AMD will talk more about Mantle at their developer conference in November.  This could be huge. 

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AMD Catalyst™ 13.10 Beta Driver Released

AMD has released new beta Catalyst 13.10 drivers.  They do the following.

 

 

AMD Catalyst 13.10 Beta includes all of the features/fixes found in AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta2
PCI-E bus speed is no longer set to x1 on the secondary GPU when running in CrossFire configurations
Rome Total War 2: Updated AMD CrossFire™ profile
improves CrossFire scaling up to 20% (at 2560x1600 with extreme settings)
resolves corruption issues seen while playing the game
Saints Row 4: Updated AMD CrossFire profile
improves CrossFire scaling up to 20% (at 2560x1600 with ultra settings)
Metro Last Light: Updated AMD CrossFire profile
improves CrossFire scaling up to 10% (at 2560x1600 with ultra settings)
Includes a number of frame pacing improvements for the following titles:
Tomb Raider
Metro Last Light
Sniper Elite
World of Warcraft
Max Payne 3
Hitman Absolution

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