AMD Catalyst 13.12 Video Card Driver is Now Available

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AMD Catalyst 13.12 Video Card Driver is Now Available

Post by Apoptosis » Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:45 pm

AMD Catalyst 13.12 for Windows (WHQL) and Linux are now available at

The latest available AMD Catalyst Windows Beta and Linux driver are also available here:

AMD Catalyst Beta for Windows: ... -beta.aspx

AMD Catalyst Beta for Linux: ... river.aspx

Typically the beta releases includes additional performance improvements and fixes not found in the latest certified AMD Catalyst releases. AMD Catalyst 13.12 it includes all of updates found within AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta V9.5.

Coming soon next year: AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta!!
Feature Highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 13.12 Microsoft certified driver (vs. AMD Catalyst 13.9)

· Support for the following new products:

o AMD Radeon™ R9 290, 280, and 270 Series

o AMD Radeon™ R7 260, 250, and 240 Series

· Improved AMD CrossFire™ scaling for the following game titles:

o Call of Duty®: Ghosts (multiplayer component)

o Splinter Cell Blacklist

o Saints Row 4

o Metro Last Light

· New AMD Enduro™ Technology profiles for the following game titles:

o XCOM: Enemy Unknown

o Need for Speed Rivals

o Total War™: Rome 2

o Battlefield 4

o Saints Row 4

o Splinter Cell Blacklist

o FIFA 14

· Support For AMD CrossFire frame pacing

o Frame pacing ensures that frames rendered across multiple GPUs in an AMD CrossFire configuration will be displayed at an even and regular pace

o Frame pacing is enabled through the AMD Catalyst Control Center, or on a per application basis

o Frame pacing is supported on DirectX® 10 and DirectX 11 applications using resolutions up to (and including) 2560x1600 on a single display

Resolved issue highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 13.12 (vs. AMD Catalyst 13.9)

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 CrossFire configurations

· Resolves intermittent flickering seen on some AMD Radeon R9 270X graphics cards

· Resolves Corruption issues found in Starcraft

· Resolves image corruption seen in Autodesk Investor 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

· Resolves intermittent crashes experienced with Battlefield 4 on Windows 8 based systems

Resolved issue highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 13.12 Linux Driver:

The Following issues have been resolved in the AMD Catalyst 13.12 Linux driver
Ultra slow dota2 fps
System hang when startx after enable Eyefinity
System hang when run Unigine Heaven 4.0
Fix the procfs permission issue on kernel 3.10 and later
System hang when run some OpenGL stress test
Glxtest failed with force AA
Fail to launch cairo-dock
AC/DC switching is broken
Tear-Free Desktop sets V-Sync to 30Hz instead of 60Hz
Steam crashes and games hang on a black screen when Force AA is on
Glxtest failed on SLED11 SP3
Display corruption when using rotation
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