AMD Catalyst 13.1 is now available

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AMD Catalyst 13.1 is now available

Postby XstollieX » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:38 pm

AMD has just released AMD Catalyst 13.1 video card drivers for Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Linux platforms on www.amd.com
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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 @1600p) (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

Feature Highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 13.1 Linux Driver: New OS Support

This release of AMD Catalyst™ Linux introduces support for the following new operating systems

Ubuntu 12.10 production support

AMD Catalyst™ 13.1 – New standalone uninstallation utility

· As part of the AMD Catalyst 13.1 release, we are also introducing a standalone uninstallation utility. This utility will clean your system of any existing AMD Catalyst™ drivers to prepare your PC for the clean installation of a new driver version.

· The uninstallation utility can be found on AMD GAME: http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/ ... loads.aspx
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