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AMD releases WHQL-certified Catalyst 13.4 drivers

AMD releases WHQL-certified 13.4 drivers that add support for HD 7790 and HD 7990

| Software News | Posted: Apr 25, 2013 12:32 am

Coinciding with the launch of the Radeon HD 7990, AMD has released updated Catalyst drivers, bringing the count up to 13.4. These are the first WHQL-certified drivers released by the CPU and GPU manufacturer in three months. Our resident GPU Editor and author of the driver analyses pieces will hopefully have a piece up on them soon.

 

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The drivers bring official support for the newly released HD 7790 and HD 7990. They fix or bring support for the following:

 

  • Full stack of performance optimizations for Crysis 3, bringing the many enhancements we've developed for our beta drivers into the certified driver tree.
  • Full stack of performance optimizations for BioShock Infinite, bringing the many enhancements we've developed for our beta drivers into the certified driver tree.
  • Full stack of performance optimizations for Tomb Raider™, bringing the many enhancements we've developed for our beta drivers into the certified driver tree.
  • Windows Hardware Certification for AMD Radeon™ HD 7990 and HD 7790 GPUs
  • Up to 5% improved performance in Batman: Arkham City
  • Up to 10% improved performance in Borderlands 2
  • Up to 14% improved performance in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars with MSAA
  • Up to 11% improved performance for Hitman Absolution™
  • Up to 11% improved performance in Return to Castle Wolfenstein MP
  • Up to 5% improved performance in Sid Meier's Civilization V
  • Performance optimizations for the 2013 release of SimCity
  • Resolves rare image corruption seen in Tomb Raider™ with TressFX Hair enabled
  • Implements the frame latency fixes for Tomb Raider™ and Hitman Absolution™ that were tested in our beta drivers
  • Implements the DirectX 9.0c texture flickering fixes developed and tested in our beta drivers
  • Adds support for the following OpenGL 4.3 extensions:
  • GL_ARB_compute_shader
  • GL_ARB_multi_draw_indirect
  • GL_ARB_shader_storage_buffer_object
  • GL_ARB_arrays_of_arrays
  • GL_ARB_clear_buffer_object
  • GL_ARB_ES3_compatibility
  • GL_ARB_explicit_uniform_location
  • GL_ARB_fragment_layer_viewport
  • GL_ARB_invalidate_subdata
  • GL_ARB_program_interface_query
  • GL_ARB_shader_image_size
  • GL_ARB_stencil_texturing
  • GL_ARB_texture_buffer_range
  • GL_ARB_texture_query_levels
  • GL_ARB_texture_storage_multisample

 

To download the newest drivers, you can head over to AMD's driver support site.

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