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AMD Releases Catalyst 13.3 Beta 2 Driver

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AMD has released the Catalyst 13.3 Beta 2 driver.

AMD has released a beta version of the Catalyst 13.3 driver for the company's mobile and desktop GPUs that provides some relatively minor changes in performance such as:

  • Improves performance in Far Cry 3 up to 5 percent
  • Improve performance in Sim City 4 up to 16 percent
  • Improves latency performance issues seen in Tomb Raider and Hitman Absolution
  • Resolves slight corruption seen in Tomb Raider with TressFX enabled for CrossFire and single GPU configurations

The Catalyst 13.3 Beta drivers can be downloaded from the following link for 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista, 7 and 8.

 

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    prince_david , March 18, 2013 10:31 AM
    alvineuh oh improved sim city performance because its so graphically intense

    Do they mean Sim City 5? I remember Sim City 4 was graphically intense when it first came out but that was years ago. I am assuming they mean the new sim city game.
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    annymmo , March 18, 2013 10:11 AM
    http://www.geeks3d.com/20130316/amd-catalyst-13-3-beta2-released-opengl-extensions-list-updated/
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    alvine , March 18, 2013 10:12 AM
    uh oh improved sim city performance because its so graphically intense
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    internetlad , March 18, 2013 10:18 AM
    hmm, might have to put this on, just to help my 7950 keep up the FPS in FC3. . .
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    prince_david , March 18, 2013 10:31 AM
    alvineuh oh improved sim city performance because its so graphically intense

    Do they mean Sim City 5? I remember Sim City 4 was graphically intense when it first came out but that was years ago. I am assuming they mean the new sim city game.
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    Stimpack , March 18, 2013 10:38 AM
    Yeah, I would assume they're referring to SimCity 5.
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    vmem , March 18, 2013 11:15 AM
    hmm, might need this for tomb raider. my 7970 runs tressFX fine, but the occasional corruption where Lara becomes bald is annoying lol
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    scrumworks , March 18, 2013 11:42 AM
    Now the Crysis 3 benchmarks should be done all over again.
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    hotsacoman , March 18, 2013 12:34 PM
    internetladhmm, might have to put this on, just to help my 7950 keep up the FPS in FC3. . .


    I don't know about that game. After killing some deer and a pig, I can't really take it anymore.
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    brickman , March 18, 2013 2:03 PM
    Yes! Now I get over 9000 FPS in SC4. Thank you for the long awaited update. :p 
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    NuclearShadow , March 18, 2013 7:26 PM
    Wonder if that wrong listing of SimCity 4 is a intentional jab.

    vmemhmm, might need this for tomb raider. my 7970 runs tressFX fine, but the occasional corruption where Lara becomes bald is annoying lol


    With the camera positions in that game focused so much on other parts of her it's amazing you even noticed.
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    kinggremlin , March 18, 2013 9:51 PM
    prince_davidDo they mean Sim City 5? I remember Sim City 4 was graphically intense when it first came out but that was years ago. I am assuming they mean the new sim city game.


    I hope they mean SimCity 4. 5 plays fine on my computer. Anyone with an ATi card starting with the first HD line knows that SimCity 4 never worked right when trying to play fullscreen 32bit color. Maxis pointed fingers at ATi, and Ati pointed fingers at Maxis and the problem was never fixed.
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    ttcboy , March 18, 2013 10:45 PM
    vmemhmm, might need this for tomb raider. my 7970 runs tressFX fine, but the occasional corruption where Lara becomes bald is annoying lol


    It is because she does too much " Render, Rinse, Repeat" :D 
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    madjimms , March 19, 2013 12:06 PM
    Planetside 2 performance boosts PLEASE...
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    abbadon_34 , March 20, 2013 3:20 PM
    I'm still wondering where's 13.2 WHQL. They still list 13.1 WHQL then skip to these betas, not to mention the CAPs are still 12.11 v2
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    azraa , March 23, 2013 6:22 PM
    madjimmsPlanetside 2 performance boosts PLEASE...

    That's absolutely on Sony's side, dude.
    I mean, 7970 dropping bellow 30 fps? on a regular-class-graphics title? that's bullshit.
    They need to improve the coding from their end, im sure it has little to do with what AMD can do. Besides, PS2 is holding hands with nvidia now, so fat chance