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Old 04-21-2014, 04:20 PM   #1
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Default amd CCC 14.4 beta's gone live

14.4
http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-arti...dows-beta.aspx#

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_indirect_parameters
        • ARB_compute_variable_group_size
        • ARB_shader_draw_parameters
        • ARB_shader_group_vote
    • Mantle beta driver improvements:
      • 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
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:58 PM   #2
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Huzzah, I'll be checking these out when I get home.
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:05 PM   #3
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Still no 7000 series optimization?
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:10 PM   #4
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Know what would be nice whql drivers. If you think 4+ months between stable driver releases are a good thing Amd please just be upfront with customers so we know not to purchase your graphics cards next time.
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:11 PM   #5
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Another beta? Are you serious? Are they going to release any WHQL drivers this year at all?
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:13 PM   #6
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Seems like the word "beta" has rendered some unable to read.

This is the release candidate for the WHQL. This means that they're not adding features between now and WHQL, and the WHQL is imminent.
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:21 PM   #7
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Seems like the word "beta" has rendered some unable to read.

This is the release candidate for the WHQL. This means that they're not adding features between now and WHQL, and the WHQL is imminent.
I'm new to this stuff. Give me a break.

I guess that, for this one, installing over the 13.12 driver won't end well. Looks like I'll have to deal with the convoluted mess that is getting into safemode in Windows 8.1
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:54 PM   #8
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I'm new to this stuff. Give me a break.

I guess that, for this one, installing over the 13.12 driver won't end well. Looks like I'll have to deal with the convoluted mess that is getting into safemode in Windows 8.1
You can easily reboot straight into safemode using DDU

https://forums.geforce.com/default/t...sed-04-11-14-/
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:02 PM   #9
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The installer uninstalled my previous drivers automatically.

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Old 04-21-2014, 07:06 PM   #10
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I installed right over on top of the other ones. Everything went fine. In fact, I can confirm that the alt-tabbing in bf4 mantle is fixed. I always alt-tab out of the game to check various things and prior to this driver it was sluggish upon returning to the game
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:43 PM   #11
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Yeah alt-tabbing is now working and I swear my 7970 is pulling a few more frames in Mantle in BF4.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:47 PM   #12
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When we getting hd7000 mantle optimizations!
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:56 PM   #13
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I'm new to this stuff. Give me a break.

I guess that, for this one, installing over the 13.12 driver won't end well. Looks like I'll have to deal with the convoluted mess that is getting into safemode in Windows 8.1
Windows 8 definitely requires a few more clicks to go into safe mode, but I wouldn't call it a "convoluted mess".
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:36 PM   #14
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As someone who has not followed each of the beta releases, is there an easy list of the changes since the last WHQL?
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:48 PM   #15
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Do people have issue with driver uninstalls? I always install right over the top, no issues.
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:51 PM   #16
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When we getting hd7000 mantle optimizations!
Never.............I am sure of that.
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:05 PM   #17
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Do people have issue with driver uninstalls? I always install right over the top, no issues.
Not sure, but I've done the exact same driver uninstall procedure for the last 3 years without a hitch.

1) Express uninstall all AMD software through Control Panel
2) Driver Sweeper/Driver Fusion to remove any residuals
3) ATIMan Uninstaller to remove any residuals
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Do people have issue with driver uninstalls? I always install right over the top, no issues.
Not really, but I always do a full uninstall + Driver Fusion in safe mode + CCleaner operation anyway just because I'm weird like that.
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:24 PM   #19
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Not really, but I always do a full uninstall + Driver Fusion in safe mode + CCleaner operation anyway just because I'm weird like that.
might as well toss in an fresh OS install too while your at it, lol. Some of you guys go overboard.
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Well these are definitely an improvement in BF4 on my 7970 CF. Runs like a dream on Ultra 4xMSAA until the VRAM memory leak creeps up in the 2.9GB range then its back to stutterfest. It took about an hour and half to get up to that point though and it was perfect up until that point. Definitely progress. But like desperado said, I am starting to doubt we will ever see the promised HD7000 optimizations......
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its Stable (very) comp. to CAT 14.3 ;-) and Goood Performance.

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Old 04-21-2014, 11:29 PM   #22
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Still no 7000 series optimization?
What's it's optimization you speak of
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What's it's optimization you speak of
Mantle optimization.
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:37 AM   #24
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I assume this fixes the bugs of the earlier 14.x betas related to OC and powertune? They say nothing about it, but I remember the leaked version referencing that.

Anyways, looks awesome, will DL and install now!
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I assume this fixes the bugs of the earlier 14.x betas related to OC and powertune? They say nothing about it, but I remember the leaked version referencing that.

Anyways, looks awesome, will DL and install now!
Can confirm that the powertune issues are fixed on this release as they were with the leak.
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