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 AMD Catalyst™ 14.4 Release Candidate Driver for Windows® Operating System

Last Updates: 4/21/2014
Article Number: RN-WIN-RC14.4

​​The AM D Catalyst™ 14.4 Release Candidate 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.


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:


Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst
14.4 Release Candidate Driver for Windows

    • Support for the AMD Radeon™ R9 295X
    • 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_shader_draw_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

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.

AMD Radeon™ Product Family Compatibility

The AMD Catalyst 14.4 Release Candidate Driver for Windows is compatible with the following AMD products:

AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility
AMD Radeon™ R9 200 Series​AMD Radeon™ HD 8000 Series​​
AMD Radeon™ R7 200 Series​​​AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R5 200 Series​​​AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series
​​ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series

 

AMD Accelerated Processor (APU) Desktop Product Family

AMD A10 Series APU ​AMD Radeon™ HD 8000D Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 7000D Series
AMD A8 Series APU ​ ​AMD Radeon™  HD 8000D Series
AMD Radeon™  HD 7000D Series
AMD Radeon™  HD 6000D Series
AMD A6 Series APU ​ ​AMD Radeon™  HD 8000D Series
AMD Radeon™  HD 7000D Series
AMD Radeon™  HD 6000D Series
AMD A4 Series APU ​ ​AMD Radeon™  HD 8000D Series
AMD Radeon™  HD 7000D Series
AMD Radeon™  HD 6000D Series
AMD E2-3000 APU (AMD Radeon HD 8280)AMD E1-2500 APU (AMD Radeon HD 8240)
AMD E2-2000 APU (AMD Radeon HD 7340)AMD E1-1200 APU (AMD Radeon HD 7310)
AMD E2-1800 APU (AMD Radeon HD 7340)AMD E1-300 APU (AMD Radeon HD 6310)

 

 AMD Mobility Radeon™ Graphics Technology 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. 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 Radeon™ Discrete Product Family
AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 8000M SeriesAMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 6000 Series
AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 7000M SeriesAMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 6000M Series 
AMD PowerXpress™ enabled notebooks using AMD chipsets ​

 

Consumer Notebooks with AMD Accelerated Processor (APU) Product Family
AMD A10 Series APU ​AMD Radeon™ HD 8000G Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 7000G Series
AMD A8 Series APU ​ ​AMD Radeon™  HD 8000G Series
AMD Radeon™  HD 7000G Series
AMD Radeon™  HD 6000G Series
AMD A6 Series APU ​ ​AMD Radeon™  HD 8000G Series
AMD Radeon™  HD 7000G Series
AMD Radeon™  HD 6000G Series
AMD A4 Series APU ​ ​AMD Radeon™  HD 8000G Series
AMD Radeon™  HD 7000G Series
AMD Radeon™  HD 6000G Series
AMD A10-5745MAMD E2-3000
AMD A10-4657MAMD E2-2000
AMD A10-4655MAMD E2-1800
AMD A8-4557MAMD E1-2500
AMD A8-4555MAMD E1-2100
AMD A8-5545MAMD E1-1500
AMD A6-5345MAMD E1-1500
AMD A6-4455MAMD E1-1200
AMD A6-5200AMD E-300
AMD A4-4455MAMD C-70
AMD A4-5000AMD C-60
AMD A4-4355M 
AMD PowerXpress™ enabled notebooks using AMD chipsets ​

 

Consumer Tablets with AMD Accelerated Processor (APU) Product Family
AMD A6-1450 utilizing AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 8250
AMD A4-1250 utilizing AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 8210
AMD A4-1200 utilizing AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 8180
AMD Z-60
AMD Z-01

 

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)


Compatible Operating Systems

The AMD Catalyst 14.4 Release Candidate Driver for Windows is designed to support the following Microsoft Windows platforms:

    • Windows 8.1 (32 & 64-bit version)
    • Windows 8 (32 & 64-bit version)
    • Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit version with SP1 or higher)

AMD Issue Reporting Form

This driver release incorporates suggestions received through the AMD Issue Reporting Form. To provide us with your feedback, use the appropriate form.

  

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