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 AMD Catalyst™ 14.11.2 Beta Driver for Windows®

Article Number: RN-WIN-CAT14.11.2B

​​AMD Catalyst™ 14.11.2 Beta Driver for Windows® - Dragon Age: Inquisition and Far Cry 4!

This release enables peak driver performance optimization for AMD Radeon™ graphics users in Dragon Age: Inquisition and Far Cry 4. Please make sure to uninstall all previous versions of AMD Catalyst drivers before installing the AMD Catalyst​ 14.11.2 Beta.

The AMD Catalyst™ 14.11.2 Beta Driver can be downloaded from the following links:

NOTE! This Catalyst Driver is provided "AS IS", and under the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement provided with it.

Package Contents
The AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, AMD Catalyst™ 14.11.2 Beta Driver contains the following:

  • AMD Catalyst™ Display Driver version 14.301.1013

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 support resources:

AMD Product Compatibility
The AMD Catalyst™ 14.11.2 Beta Driver is compatible with the following AMD products.

AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility 
AMD Radeon™ R9 290 SeriesAMD Radeon™ R5 230 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 280 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 8000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 270 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 260 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 250 SeriesATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 240 Series 

 

AMD All-In-One Desktop Product Family Compatibility 
AMD Radeon™ HD 7600A SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6600A Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 7450A SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6350A Series

 

AMD Embedded Product Family Compatibility 
AMD Radeon™ E8860AMD Radeon™ E6460
AMD Radeon™ E6760 

 

AMD APU Product Family Compatibility 
Desktop Mobile
A-Series AMD Radeon™ R7 GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 8000G Series
A-Series AMD Radeon™ R6 GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 7000G Series
A-Series AMD Radeon™ R5 GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 6000G Series
A-Series AMD Radeon™ R3 Graphics 
AMD Radeon™ HD 8000D Series 
AMD Radeon™ HD 7000D Series 
AMD Radeon™ HD 6000D Series 

 

AMD Mobility Radeon™ Family Compatibility
AMD Catalyst Mobility is a notebook reference graphics driver with limited support for system vendor specific features.

AMD Mobility Product Family Compatibility 
AMD Radeon™ R9 M200 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 7000M Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 M200 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6000M Series
AMD Radeon™ R5 M200 SeriesATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 8000M Series 

 

Compatible Operating Systems

The latest version of the AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, AMD Catalyst™ 14.11.2 Beta Driver is designed to support the following Microsoft Windows platforms:

    • Windows 8.1 (32 & 64-bit version)
    • Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit version with SP1 or higher)

Highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 14.11.2 Windows® Beta Driver Performance Improvements

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition performance optimizations
    - Up to 5% performance increase over Catalyst™ 14.11.1 beta in single GPU scenarios with Anti-Aliasing enabled.
    - Optimized AMD CrossFire™ profile
  • Far Cry 4 performance optimizations
    - Up to 50% performance increase over Catalyst™ 14.11.1 beta in single GPU scenarios with Anti-Aliasing enabled.

Important Notes

  • All previous versions of AMD Catalyst drivers must be completely uninstalled to receive full benefits of this driver.  Please make sure to completely uninstall all previous AMD Catalyst​ display drivers before installing the 14.11.2 Beta.
  • The AMD CrossFire™ profile for Far Cry 4 is currently disabled in this driver while AMD works with Ubisoft to investigate an issue where AMD CrossFire™ configurations are not performing as intended. An update is expected on this issue in the near future through an updated game patch or an AMD driver posting.

Resolved Issues

  • [409235]: Small chance of intermittent screen tearing or corruption in Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare on high settings 4K resolution in AMD CrossFire™ mode.
  • [408892]: World of Warcraft can sometimes exhibit corruption when using CMAA in AMD CrossFire™ configurations.
  • [407431]: Minecraft sometimes produces corruption when changing video settings in windowed mode.
  • [407338]: XDMA Quad CrossFire™ configurations in portrait Eyefinity modes sometimes display tearing or stuttering.

Known Issues

  • [408723]: System can sometimes hang when upgrading to Catalyst™ 14.11.2 from Catalyst™14.7 in AMD CrossFire™ configurations. As a workaround please completely uninstall previous Catalyst™ software versions before installing Catalyst™14.11.2 beta.
  • [409518]: Slight performance drops in FIFA 2015 on AMD CrossFire™ configurations.
  • [409502]: Occasional flickering sometimes observed while playing FIFA 2015 in AMD Dual Graphics configurations.
  • [409638]: Slight Battlefield 4 performance drop on AMD Radeon™ R9 290X in AMD CrossFire™ configuration.
  • [409628]: AMD Radeon™ R9 285 intermittently hangs in Hitman Absolution on new game start.
  • [408484]: AMD Radeon™ R9 285 can sometimes exhibit flickering in Assassins Creed Unity.
  • [409613]: Assassins Creed Unity can sometimes experience frame stutter on some AMD CrossFire™ configurations.
  • [408706]: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare intermittent black screen when loading game in Quad AMD Crossfire™ configurations.
  • [409600]: Civilization: Beyond Earth mantle users in AMD CrossFire™ configurations may sometimes experience an issue where they cannot change their game resolution. As a work around please use "Enable MGPU=1" in the games configuration .ini file.

AMD is currently working with BioWare to resolve the following issues:

  • Flickering is sometimes observed in Dragon Age: Inquisition on a limited number of surfaces in AMD CrossFire™ configurations.

AMD is currently working with Ubisoft to resolve the following issues:

  • Uneven hair corruption sometimes observed in Assassins Creed Unity when applying "ultra" game settings.
  • Flickering occasionally observed between windows on walls in Assassins Creed Unity.
  • Windows/Doors intermittently flash with black textures in Assassins Creed Unity.
  • Assassins Creed Unity occasionally exits to desktop when "ultra" game settings are applied.

AMD Issue Reporting Form

This driver 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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