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AMD Posts its Catalyst 14.7 RC Driver

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AMD has posted a new Catalyst driver.

AMD has listed a new driver: the Catalyst 14.7 RC. This driver is a release candidate, so while it does bring a number of new changes, it may not be 100 percent stable. The changes that the driver brings along include both bug fixes as well as performance improvements.

Feature Highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 14.7​ RC Driver for Windows

  • Includes all improvements found in the AMD Catalyst™ 14.6 RC driver
  • AMD ​CrossFire™ and AMD Radeon™ Dual Graphics profile update for Plants vs. Zombies​​​
  • Assassin's Creed IV - improved CrossFire scaling (3840x2160 High Settings) up to 93%
  • Collaboration with AOC has identified non-standard display timings as the root cause of 60Hz SST flickering exhibited by the AOC U2868PQU panel on certain AMD Radeon™ graphics cards. A software workaround has been implemented in AMD Catalyst 14.7 RC driver to resolve the display timing issues with this display.  
  • Users are further encouraged to obtain newer display firmware from AOC that will resolve flickering at its origin. 
  • Users are additionally advised to utilize DisplayPort-certified cables to ensure the integrity of the DisplayPort data connection.​​​

The driver is compatible with all of the AMD Radeon HD 5000 series graphics cards and above for desktop platforms, which covers most AMD graphics cards that are in circulation. It also works on all the AMD APUs with 6000D series graphics parts and above.

It can be downloaded directly from AMD here.

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    falchard , July 11, 2014 6:15 PM
    Finally, can use 2 - R290X in crossfire on Plants Vs. Zombies.
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    gigantor21 , July 11, 2014 6:29 PM
    The link doesn't work.
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    brandonjclark , July 11, 2014 10:10 PM
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    Finally, can use 2 - R290X in crossfire on Plants Vs. Zombies.
    I was waiting for that game to become playable.
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    somebodyspecial , July 12, 2014 12:07 AM
    Appears a cure for Assassin's Creed 4 also...93% is about what you get turning a 2nd card on at all right?...So basically ONE was working before this driver if you had two, now you get both. Well, at least they're fixing things for this gen so far (unlike the dx9/dx10 from last gen getting left in the lurch).
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    blppt , July 12, 2014 8:04 AM
    Still cant use Crossfire on my 290s for watch dogs, the uneven framerates have yet to be fixed. Now, I know Watch Dogs is pretty much a mess no matter how you look at it, but Nvidia solved SLI scaling with it a while ago.....maybe GameWorks is more crippling to AMD than most have thought....
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    jimmysmitty , July 12, 2014 9:45 AM
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    Still cant use Crossfire on my 290s for watch dogs, the uneven framerates have yet to be fixed. Now, I know Watch Dogs is pretty much a mess no matter how you look at it, but Nvidia solved SLI scaling with it a while ago.....maybe GameWorks is more crippling to AMD than most have thought....


    It is not Gameworks. SLI and CFX are at the driver level, even NVidia had to disable SLI for a short time to fix the scaling issues.

    AMD is just using it as a way to dig up some flame wars and hopefully get people to switch to them and do the "NVidia is bad" thing. Truth is, AMD has the ability to work with the devs. Sure they have to get in early so as to get in when the source code is new and fresh but they have the ability to, no one is stopping them.

    I really wish they would just shut up and work harder on making better drivers like they had when ATI released the 9700Pro.
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    eklipz330 , July 12, 2014 10:17 AM
    amd drivers are pretty damn solid if you don't do multiple gpu setups. i tried multiple gpu setup 3 times, and it's very inconsistent. too much of a headache.
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    jblosun , July 12, 2014 11:43 PM
    I've downloaded this a few times since it was released, and while the installer says it's 14.7 RC, the installed "Catalyst Version" is still showing as 14.6 RC in Catalyst Control Center. And my AOC monitor still flickers.
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    Mousemonkey , July 13, 2014 4:16 AM
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    amd drivers are pretty damn solid if you don't do multiple gpu setups. i tried multiple gpu setup 3 times, and it's very inconsistent. too much of a headache.

    I still get random BSOD's with a single card.
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    I've downloaded this a few times since it was released, and while the installer says it's 14.7 RC, the installed "Catalyst Version" is still showing as 14.6 RC in Catalyst Control Center. And my AOC monitor still flickers.


    It shows the same in both GPUz and Afterburner for me as well.
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    Jim90 , July 13, 2014 9:49 AM
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    Finally, can use 2 - R290X in crossfire on Plants Vs. Zombies.
    I was waiting for that game to become playable.


    Still waiting on the green camp - I can't get above 23fps using dual 780ti's at medium settings.
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    ohim , July 13, 2014 10:02 AM
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    amd drivers are pretty damn solid if you don't do multiple gpu setups. i tried multiple gpu setup 3 times, and it's very inconsistent. too much of a headache.

    I still get random BSOD's with a single card.
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    I've downloaded this a few times since it was released, and while the installer says it's 14.7 RC, the installed "Catalyst Version" is still showing as 14.6 RC in Catalyst Control Center. And my AOC monitor still flickers.


    It shows the same in both GPUz and Afterburner for me as well.

    It might not be the driver but something else in your system. I have no BSOD on my system with my 290.
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    Mousemonkey , July 13, 2014 10:35 AM
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    amd drivers are pretty damn solid if you don't do multiple gpu setups. i tried multiple gpu setup 3 times, and it's very inconsistent. too much of a headache.

    I still get random BSOD's with a single card.
    Quote:
    I've downloaded this a few times since it was released, and while the installer says it's 14.7 RC, the installed "Catalyst Version" is still showing as 14.6 RC in Catalyst Control Center. And my AOC monitor still flickers.


    It shows the same in both GPUz and Afterburner for me as well.

    It might not be the driver but something else in your system. I have no BSOD on my system with my 290.

    With different GPU's this rig is as stable as a rock, add an AMD GPU and it is no longer stable. Not rocket science.
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    childofthekorn , July 13, 2014 10:47 AM
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    amd drivers are pretty damn solid if you don't do multiple gpu setups. i tried multiple gpu setup 3 times, and it's very inconsistent. too much of a headache.

    I still get random BSOD's with a single card.
    Quote:
    I've downloaded this a few times since it was released, and while the installer says it's 14.7 RC, the installed "Catalyst Version" is still showing as 14.6 RC in Catalyst Control Center. And my AOC monitor still flickers.


    It shows the same in both GPUz and Afterburner for me as well.

    It might not be the driver but something else in your system. I have no BSOD on my system with my 290.

    With different GPU's this rig is as stable as a rock, add an AMD GPU and it is no longer stable. Not rocket science.


    Never heard of a faulty card from Nvidia needing to be replaced due to BSOD, right?
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    Mousemonkey , July 13, 2014 12:56 PM
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    amd drivers are pretty damn solid if you don't do multiple gpu setups. i tried multiple gpu setup 3 times, and it's very inconsistent. too much of a headache.

    I still get random BSOD's with a single card.
    Quote:
    I've downloaded this a few times since it was released, and while the installer says it's 14.7 RC, the installed "Catalyst Version" is still showing as 14.6 RC in Catalyst Control Center. And my AOC monitor still flickers.


    It shows the same in both GPUz and Afterburner for me as well.

    It might not be the driver but something else in your system. I have no BSOD on my system with my 290.

    With different GPU's this rig is as stable as a rock, add an AMD GPU and it is no longer stable. Not rocket science.


    Never heard of a faulty card from Nvidia needing to be replaced due to BSOD, right?

    I've not had one but I get the felling you are going to say that you have?
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    seinfeld , July 13, 2014 8:20 PM
    Jeezus H Christ this was news LAST WEEK!! why do I bother
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    ohim , July 14, 2014 5:51 AM
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    amd drivers are pretty damn solid if you don't do multiple gpu setups. i tried multiple gpu setup 3 times, and it's very inconsistent. too much of a headache.

    I still get random BSOD's with a single card.
    Quote:
    I've downloaded this a few times since it was released, and while the installer says it's 14.7 RC, the installed "Catalyst Version" is still showing as 14.6 RC in Catalyst Control Center. And my AOC monitor still flickers.


    It shows the same in both GPUz and Afterburner for me as well.

    It might not be the driver but something else in your system. I have no BSOD on my system with my 290.

    With different GPU's this rig is as stable as a rock, add an AMD GPU and it is no longer stable. Not rocket science.


    https://forums.geforce.com/default/board/33/geforce-drivers/

    Take time and look how many problems are in the green side also, don`t generalize just because your system has a faulty GPU or your PSU is not powerfull enough to drive your AMD card without problems. There are issues in both sides but just don`t generalize.
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    anthony8989 , July 14, 2014 7:21 AM
    Take the time to note how many Hawaii cards are DOA for no other reason than non-existent quality control. Compare that to the virtually non existent DOA ratio of the GK110 cards.

    Hawaii lacks quality control, has nothing to do with PSU.
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    redgarl , July 14, 2014 7:53 AM
    Anthony, put down the fanboy googles, my 8800GTX from EVGA died in 6 months.

    I have been doing CF for the last 5 years and that whole witch hunt about bad drivers and stutering is getting old. In fact, I never knew it exist before reading about it 3 years ago.

    If you are using a TV as a monitor, that whole stutering thing is non-existant due to the TV smoothing processing.

    As for Watch Dogs, it is a poorly technically designed game. Ubisoft needs to dwell into Mantle since all consoles are strongly benefiting from it... EA understand it at least.

    CF and SLI is available only if AMD and Nvidia can provide the support before the release of the game. After that, it becomes a patching job, but it is a small price to pay for playing in 4k.
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    anthony8989 , July 14, 2014 7:57 AM
    I only needed to read as far as "my 8800GTX" to know that you're argument is invalid and has practically nothing to do with what I just posted.
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    blppt , July 14, 2014 10:32 AM
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    Anthony, put down the fanboy googles, my 8800GTX from EVGA died in 6 months.

    I have been doing CF for the last 5 years and that whole witch hunt about bad drivers and stutering is getting old. In fact, I never knew it exist before reading about it 3 years ago.


    You must be the luckiest guy on earth ---or--- only play Gaming Evolved titles, or only playing games like 6-8 months after they're released--- because I've been doing CFX for a while now----from a 5970 (crossfire on one card) to (2) 7970s to now (2) 290s and the same lag in getting solid drivers for AAA titles remains. Whether thats due to Nvidia's meddling with developers or that AMD doesnt have anywheres near the size of a driver team as Nvidia, it gets rather frustrating after a while.
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