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