AMD releases WHQL-certified Catalyst 13.4 drivers

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

@tracehagan
Published Wed, Apr 24 2013 7:32 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:23 PM CST

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.

AMD releases WHQL-certified Catalyst 13.4 drivers | TweakTown.com

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.

Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

Newsletter Subscription

Related Tags

Newsletter Subscription
Latest News
View More News
Latest Reviews
View More Reviews
Latest Articles
View More Articles