AMD rilascia i driver Catalyst 13.1 con certificazione WHQL


AMD ha reso disponibili nella giornata di oggi nuovi driver Catalyst 13.1 con certicazione WHQL. I driver sono compatibili con schede video Desktop Radeon HD 5000, Radeon HD 6000 e Radeon HD 7000 e Mobile con supporto a sistemi operativi Windows 8, 7, Vista e XP nelle versioni a 32bit e a 64bit.

AMD Radeon HD 7990 - AMD rilascia i driver Catalyst 13.1 con certificazione WHQL

Tra le novità più interessanti, segnaliamo la presenza di un nuovo pannello per la gestione delle impostazioni 3D ed importanti migliorie con diversi videogiochi. I driver sono disponibili per il download dal sito AMD e a breve anche dalla nostra Area Dedicata.

Di seguito il changelog fornito a corredo con i driver:

Feature Highlights of AMD Catalyst 13.1: AMD Catalyst Control Center: New 3D settings and profile management user interface

  • AMD Catalyst 13.1 features a newly designed 3D application settings page, allow users to more easily adjust and control their 3D settings on a per application basis.

Performance Highlights of AMD Catalyst 13.1 (vs. AMD Catalyst 12.10): Includes all of the performance improvements found in AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta 11

  • Performance gains seen on the entire AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series:
    • Improves performance in Far Cry 3 (up to 25% with 8xMSAA, SSAO enabled @ 1600p, and up to 15% with 8xMSAA, HDAO enabled) (AMD Catalyst 12.11 CAP2 must also be installed)
    • Improves CrossFire scaling performance in Call of Duty Black Ops 2
    • 10%-15% more performance in Battlefield 3 in most cases
    • More than 20% in certain missions and sequences (Comrades)
    • Up to 7% more performance in Metro 2033
    • Up to 10% more performance in DiRT Showdown
    • Up to 8% more performance in Sleeping Dogs
    • Up to 12% more performance in Civilization V
    • Up to 10% more performance in StarCraft II
    • Up to 8% more performance in Sniper Elite: V2
    • Improves performance up to 5% in Max Payne 3
  • AMD Catalyst Mobility 7970M performance for AMD Enduro™ Technology supported platforms has been substantially improved for DirectX 9, DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications
    • 3DMark 06 – Up to 6%
    • 3DMark Vantage – Up to 15%
    • 3DMark 11 – Up to 12%
    • AvP – Up to 11%
    • Battlefield 3 – Up to 25%
    • Call of Duty: Black Ops – Up to 13%
    • Crysis 2: Up to 45%
    • DiRT Showdown – Up to 62%
    • ETQW – Up to 8%
    • Hard Reset – Up to 8%
    • Just Cause 2 – Up to 90%
    • Mafia 2 – Up to 40%
    • The Chronicles of Riddick – Up to 4%
    • Shogun 2 – Up to 56%
    • StarCraft 2 – Up to 25%
    • Skyrim – Up to 45%
    • Sniper Elite V2 – Up to 60%
    • Tom Clancy’s HAWX – Up to 56%
    • Unigine Heaven – Up to 33%
    • Wolfenstein – Up to 9%
  • Super Sample Anti-Aliasing has now been enabled in the AMD OpenGL driver

Resolved issue highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 13.1 (vs. AMD Catalyst 12.10) Includes all of the fixes found in AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta 11

  • Resolves a sporadic system hang encountered with a single AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series GPU seen on X58 and X79 chipsets.
  • Resolves an intermittent hang encountered with AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series GPUs in a CrossFire Eyefinity setup.
  • Resolve missing fonts issue in XBMC
  • Resolves no video issue found in Media Player Classic Home Cinema when using full or half floating point processing
  • Resolves the Skyrim lighting issue (missing a lighting pass) for the AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
  • Resolves the hang encountered playing Dishonored on the AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • Resolves the issue with engine and memory clocks running too high when the GPU is idle. Clocks will now run at the proper level when the GPU is idle.
  • Resolves performance issues (where GPU activity runs at lower values than expected) seen on the AMD Radeon HD 7870.
  • Resolves Corruption seen in Darkness 2 and Carrier Command when using CrossFire configurations