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AMD released 13.12 Catalyst WHQL Drivers

AMD’s 13.12 Catalyst drivers with WHQL certification is now released and just like any gpu driver updates, it comes with multiple fix, scalability improvement and list of resolved issues.

The new drivers now support the new R7 and R9 series GPU, followed by improved Crossfire scaling for games such as  Call Of Duty: Ghosts, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Saints Row 4 and Metro Last Light. There are also implementations for frame pacing on Crossfire Mode.

The newer drivers resolved certain issues, including the Pune Tune problem with R9 290 Series with the rpm of the fans. There were also problems of S3/S4 Sleep state with AMD Enduro, but 13.12 resolves that issues. Battlefield 4’s intermittent crashes on Windows 8 also gets a fix, but considering the game has more than one issues that it faces a legal issue we’ll have to see how this works out.

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The following are the Feature highlights and resolved issue lists:

FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF AMD CATALYST™ 13.12
  • ​Support for the following new products:
    • AMD Radeon™ R9 290, 280, and 270 Series
    • AMD Radeon™ R7 260, 250, and 240 Series
  • ​Improved AMD CrossFire™​ scaling for the following game titles:
    • Call of Duty®: Ghosts (multiplayer component)
    • Splinter Cell Blacklist
    • Saints Row 4
    • Metro Last Light
  • ​New AMD Enduro™ Technology profiles for the following game titles:
    • ​XCOM: Enemy Unknown
    • Need for Speed Rivals
    • Total War™​: Rome 2
    • Battlefield 4
    • Saints Row 4
    • Splinter Cell Blacklist
    • FIFA 14
  • ​Support For AMD CrossFire frame pacing
    • Frame pacing ensures that frames rendered across multiple GPUs in an AMD CrossFire configuration will be displayed at an even and regular pace
    • Frame pacing is enabled through the AMD Catalyst Control Center, or on a per application basis
    • Frame pacing is supported on DirectX® 10 and DirectX 11 applications using resolutions up to (and including) 2560×1600 on a single display
RESOLVED ISSUES
  • ​​​ May resolve intermittent black screens or display loss observed on some AMD Radeon™ R9 290X and AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics cards
  • Resolves intermittent crashes seen in legacy DirectX® 9 applications
  • AMD Radeon™ R9 290 Series – Power Tune update to reduce variance of fan speed / RPM
  • PCI-E bus speed is no longer set to x1 on the secondary GPU when running in an AMD CrossFire configuration
  • Resolves incorrect HDMI Audio Driver information being listed in the AMD Catalyst Control Center
  • Resolves AMD Steady Video option being grayed out in the AMD Catalyst Control Center
  • Resolves intermittent flickering seen on some AMD Radeon R9 270X graphics cards
  • Resolves graphics corruption issues found in Starcraft®​
  • Resolves image corruption seen in Autodesk Investor 2014
  • Resolves flickering water corruption found in World of Warcraft®​
  • 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
  • Resolves intermittent crashes experienced with Battlefield 4 on Windows 8 based systems
  • Resolves the display turning green when using Windows Media Player to view HD .avi format video in an extended desktop configuration
  • Resolves Metro applications experiencing frame drops during playback of interlaced video content
  • Resolves video playback corruption of .wmv format files in Windows Media Player

The drivers can be downloaded from here after you select your OS and your graphic card.

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