AMD Posts Catalyst 13.10 Beta Drivers

AMD has posted its new Catalyst drivers, the 13.10 beta. The driver comes in a single file for all platforms, so it works on Windows 7 and 8, on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Due to this though, the driver is also a 235 MB download. The driver carries multiple fixes as well as performance improvements, particularly on CrossFire systems. Below is a snippet from the release notes with the most relevant information:

  • AMD Catalyst 13.10 Beta includes all of the features/fixes found in AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta2
  • PCI-E bus speed is no longer set to x1 on the secondary GPU when running in CrossFire configurations
  • Rome Total War 2:  Updated AMD CrossFire™ profile
    • improves CrossFire scaling up to 20% (at 2560x1600 with extreme settings)
    • resolves corruption issues seen while playing the game
  • Saints Row 4:  Updated AMD CrossFire profile
    • improves CrossFire scaling up to 20% (at 2560x1600 with ultra settings)
  • Metro Last Light:  Updated AMD CrossFire profile
    • improves CrossFire scaling up to 10% (at 2560x1600 with ultra settings)
  • Includes a number of frame pacing improvements for the following titles:
    • Tomb Raider
    • Metro Last Light
    • Sniper Elite
    • World of Warcraft
    • Max Payne 3
    • Hitman Absolution

The drivers are available for download here, and here for mobile systems.

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  • Calculatron
    Whew!

    Keep up the steady progress, AMD!
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  • Nomar90
    New benchmarks or it never happened
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  • The Indomitable
    Only CrossFire improvements or single card too?
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  • Calculatron
    Whew!

    Keep up the steady progress, AMD!
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