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Catalyst 14.4 & Graphics Driver Installer for Windows 8 64-Bit

The AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, AMD Catalyst™ 14.4 contains the following:

  • AMD Catalyst™ Display Driver version 14.10.1006

Compatible Operating Systems: Windows® 8​ 64-bit

Included Highlights: Visit the Features section below to learn more about the following:

  • CrossFire fixes enhancements
  • Full support for OpenGL 4.4​​
  • Mantle beta driver improvements​

 

 

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 Features

 

 

NameFile SizeRevision NumberRelease DateDownload Link
Catalyst Software Suite260 MB14.404/25/2014Download
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CrossFire fixes enhancements

  • Crysis 3 – frame pacing improvements
  • Far Cry 3 – 3 and 4 GPU performance improvements at high quality settings, high resolution settings
  • Anno 2070 – Improved CrossFire scaling up to 34%
  • Titanfall – Resolved in game flickering with CrossFire enabled
  • Metro Last Light – Improved Crossfire scaling up to 10%
  • Eyefinity 3x1 (with three 4K panels) no longer cuts off portions of the application
  • Stuttering has been improved in certain applications when selecting mid-Eyefinity resolutions with V-sync Enabled

Full support for OpenGL 4.4

  • OpenGL 4.4 supports the following extensions:
    • ARB_buffer_storage
    • ARB_enhanced_layouts
    • ARB_query_buffer_object
    • ARB_clear_texture
    • ARB_texture_mirror_clamp_to_edge
    • ARB_texture_stencil8
    • ARB_vertex_type_10f_11f_11f_rev
    • ARB_multi_bind
    • ARB_bindless_texture
    • ARB_spare_texture
    • ARB_seamless_cubemap_per_texture
    • ARB_indirect_parameters
    • ARB_shader_group_vote

Mantle beta driver improvements

  • BattleField 4: Performance slowdown is no longer seen when performing a task switch/Alt-tab
  • BattleField 4: Fuzzy images when playing in rotated SLS resolution with an A10 Kaveri system​
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 Supported Products

 

 

AMD Product Compatibility

The AMD Catalyst™ 14.4 is compatible with the following AMD products.

AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility  ​
AMD Radeon™ R9 290 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6550D Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 280 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6530D Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 270 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6500 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 260 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6410D Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 250 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6370D Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 240 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6310D Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6300 Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 7800 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6200 Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 7700 SeriesATI Radeon™ HD 5900 Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 7660D SeriesATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 7560D SeriesATI Radeon™ HD 5700 Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 7300 SeriesATI Radeon™ HD 5600 Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 6900 SeriesATI Radeon™ HD 5500 Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 SeriesATI Radeon™ HD 5400 Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 6700 Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 6600 Series

AMD Mobility Radeon™ Family Compatibility

AMD Catalyst Mobility is a notebook reference graphics driver with limited support for system vendor specific features. When used with Windows Vista or Windows 7, the user experience may be limited or compromised.

The Installation Verification Software is designed to prevent driver download on certain notebook products. This is to help protect against the installing of drivers that may disable features or functionality provided by the system manufacturer. When used with Windows Vista or Windows 7, the user experience may be limited or compromised. In such a situation, it is recommended to revert back to the driver provided by your system vendor for your specific platform. Please contact your system vendor for the most recent drivers for your notebook.

​AMD Mobility Product Families  ​
AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 8000M SeriesAMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 5400 Series
AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 7000M SeriesAMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 5100 Series
AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 6900M SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6620G Series
AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 6800M SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6520G Series
AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 6300M SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6480G Series
AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 6300 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6380G Series
AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 6200 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6310G Series
AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 5800 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6250G Series
AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 5700 Series
AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 5600 Series
​AMD PowerXpress™ enabled notebooks using AMD chipsets

The following notebooks are not compatible with this release:

  • Any notebook launched after this driver release
  • Toshiba notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)
  • Sony VAIO notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)
  • Panasonic notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)​

Release Notes

 

 


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AMD has received feedback that some users are unable to install the Catalyst 14.4 driver on some motherboards with AMD chipsets. We have investigated the issue and have determined that it was caused by the AHCI driver component that was included with the driver package.

We have therefore removed the AHCI driver component from the driver package and will be providing it as a separate download.

If you were affected by this issue, we recommend you download and install this updated version of the driver.

Before installing this driver, please ensure you have uninstalled the previous driver using the Add/Remove programs option in the Control Panel and also deleted the installation folder for the previous driver. This folder can be found at the following locations:

  • C:/AMD/support/14-4-win7-win8-win8.1-64-dd-ccc-whql; or
  • C:/AMD/support/14-4-win7-win8-win8.1-32-dd-ccc-whql

Download Full Release Notes

  • When installing the AMD Catalyst Driver for Windows® operating system, the user must be logged on as Administrator, or have Administrator rights to complete the installation of the AMD Catalyst Driver.
  • The AMD Catalyst 14.4 Software Suite requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to be installed.
  • These release notes provide information on the AMD Catalyst Display Driver only. For information on the AMD Multimedia Center™, HydraVision, HydraVision Basic Edition, Remote Wonder™, or the Southbridge/IXP driver, please refer to their respective release notes found at: http://support.amd.com.
  • The AMD Catalyst 14.4 Software Suite requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 to be installed. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 is included in all Catalyst packages.
  • AMD Eyefinity technology is designed to give gamers access to high display resolutions. As pixel count grows, the graphics "horsepower" required to drive the displays at a reasonable frame rate can increase dramatically. Depending on the game and system configuration, users may notice texture corruption and reduced frame rates when running games in multi-monitor Eyefinity modes.
  • Windows Driver Model (WDM) drivers are no longer bundled in the AMD Catalyst software suite. The WDM drivers install bundle can be downloaded independently through the AMD website.

Known Issues:​

  • System will TDR or BSOD when encoding with Power Director 11
  • Driver installation might result in a black screen when installing on a Dual AMD Radeon R9 295X configuration under Windows 8.1. The issue can be overcome by rebooting the PC; upon reboot the display driver will be installed. The remaining Catalyst components can then be installed.

Installing the AMD Catalyst™ Software Driver

For detailed instructions on how to correctly uninstall or install the AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, please refer to the following instructional​ resources:

AMD Issue Reporting Form​​​

  • This d​river release incorporates suggestions received through the AMD Issue Reporting Form. To provide us with your feedback, visit the AMD Issue Reporting Form.
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Optional Downloads

 

 

NameFile SizeRevision NumberRelease DateDownload Link
AMD Chipset Drivers53 MB14.404/25/2014Download
Description:
Supports Windows 8 (32-bit & 64-bit)
 
This package is for motherboards with 700 series or newer AMD chipsets, and includes:
                          AMD Chipset Drivers
                          AMD AHCI Driver
                          AMD USB 3.0 Driver
AMD Raid Drivers52 MB14.404/25/2014Download
Description:
Supports Windows 8 (32-bit & 64-bit)
 
Package Includes:
                           AMD SB7xx RAID Drivers
                           AMD SB8xx RAID Drivers
                           AMD SB9xx RAID Drivers
                           AMD A-Series APU Chipset RAID Drivers
                           AMD E-Series APU Chipset RAID Drivers
AMD RAIDXpert Utility55.3 MB3.3.1540.1903/28/2012Download
Description:
The AMD RAIDXpert utility gives you complete control of your RAID arrays within a simple web browser based application.  This tool allows you to monitor and manage your RAID arrays in the Microsoft Windows environment or via remote login to your system.  For detailed instructions on how to use the AMD RAIDXpert utility, please refer to the associated user's guide.

 

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