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Battlefield 4 Crashing Fixed with Catalyst 13.11 Beta8 Driver

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 28 comments

AMD has kept its word and delivered a driver which should fix game crashing in Battlefield 4.

A number of users have been complaining about crashes with Battlefield 4, particularly on systems with AMD graphics cards and Windows 8. AMD had promised that it would fix the crashing, and as said, it has delivered.

The new Catalyst 13.11 Beta8 driver should have fixed the crashes that users are experiencing. As with most drivers, it contains all the extra goodies of the previous driver release.

The driver has support for Windows 7 and above machines, paired with HD 5000 series and above graphics cards, of course including the new R9-290X graphics card. It is available for download here.

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    rolli59 , November 1, 2013 8:34 AM
    Good news.
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    gggplaya , November 1, 2013 9:01 AM
    I blame windows 8.
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    GoliathPtXs , November 1, 2013 9:22 AM
    BF4 plays smooth on my pc, fully maxed with 60 fps and i must tell you, campaign is mind blowing

    3570k @ 4.5 + 7950 xfire
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    wikiwikiwhat , November 1, 2013 9:25 AM
    No, it didn't fix it. I have the R9 290X and win 7 and it still crashes. Not every single match granted.
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    childofthekorn , November 1, 2013 10:04 AM
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    Who bothers buying BF4? Have you people even tried the beat? Just terrible frame rates even on a 3770K + 670 SLI setup. Yeah yeah, I know it's beta but still, it was virtually unplayable, and I'm sorry DICE you just lost a potential customer.. =(


    I love how you complain about the frames and not about the fact that its BF3 with some modifications and new maps. Dice is following the lead of the COD guys. They went from being able to man carriers and battleships to making them pretty scripted BS easter eggs of gaming years past.
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    edogawa , November 1, 2013 10:15 AM
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    Who bothers buying BF4? Have you people even tried the beat? Just terrible frame rates even on a 3770K + 670 SLI setup. Yeah yeah, I know it's beta but still, it was virtually unplayable, and I'm sorry DICE you just lost a potential customer.. =(


    Yes, I've played it, now stop spouting nonsense. I get 90+ FPS on ultra with no MSAA with a similar build. Besides some crashing, the game is very solid.
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    mobrocket , November 1, 2013 10:20 AM
    @quarkzquarkz

    comments like yours are the exact reason some companies do closed / private beta tests... u judge a beta as a finished product even thou there are 100s of disclaimers about what beta means
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    oxiide , November 1, 2013 10:27 AM
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    Who bothers buying BF4? Have you people even tried the beat? Just terrible frame rates even on a 3770K + 670 SLI setup. Yeah yeah, I know it's beta but still, it was virtually unplayable, and I'm sorry DICE you just lost a potential customer.. =(


    Working okay, beta and release, on my Core i5 750 + GTX 460 system. Medium/high details, 1080p, usually 40-60 FPS but with some dips occasionally. I have some trouble believing you had "terrible" frame rates unless something is dreadfully wrong with your machine.
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    ern88 , November 1, 2013 10:55 AM
    The single player works fine. Its the MP that crashes all the time with AMD and nvidia players alike, It's a bug in the game!!!
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    ern88 , November 1, 2013 11:04 AM
    The single player works fine. Its the MP that crashes all the time with AMD and nvidia players alike, It's a bug in the game!!!
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    ohim , November 1, 2013 11:20 AM
    It doesn`t crashes because of AMD drivers... i have a GTX 760 and still get a lot of critical errors.

    @Quarkzquarkz , i have FX 8350 8 GB RAM GTX 760 and i play 1080p maxed out with no problem 50-100 fps on 64 player maps, so stop talking bullshit.
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    Durandul , November 1, 2013 12:21 PM
    While the story is a bit lacking, the campaign is drop dead gorgeous. Easily on par with Crysis 3. And the gameplay is pretty decent compared to the other battlefield campaigns. The multiplayer is still the best though.
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    shortbus25 , November 1, 2013 2:23 PM
    Single player is awesome!! I have had a few locks and crashes but other than that I'm kicking high with a 3.0 GHz Q6600 and 2 XFX 5770's and only 4gb of DDR 2! Stays above 50fps and often goes up around 90fps! If you get horrible frame rates your build sucks!!! Even on ultra I still hover around 40fps!
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    shortbus25 , November 1, 2013 2:24 PM
    Single player is awesome!! I have had a few locks and crashes but other than that I'm kicking high with a 3.0 GHz Q6600 and 2 XFX 5770's and only 4gb of DDR 2! Stays above 50fps and often goes up around 90fps! If you get horrible frame rates your build sucks!!! Even on ultra I still hover around 40fps!
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    m32 , November 1, 2013 3:14 PM
    I'm having no problems with it. For the people who are, update your drivers.
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    SirTrollsALot , November 1, 2013 7:37 PM
    Crashing on multiplayer may be do to network issues on Origin side.. and maybe your router settings... Try disabling UDP on your Nic's and Router and see what happens... Seems to help me...
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    iam2thecrowe , November 2, 2013 3:38 AM
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    It doesn`t crashes because of AMD drivers... i have a GTX 760 and still get a lot of critical errors.

    @Quarkzquarkz , i have FX 8350 8 GB RAM GTX 760 and i play 1080p maxed out with no problem 50-100 fps on 64 player maps, so stop talking bullshit.


    its not BS, on some systems/or could just be certain servers for multiplayer, this game is complete dogsh!t. Very poor, many are having issues even on high end systems. I managed to fix it by installing some c++ libraries and updating direct x manually from the game folder, fact is, this should be installed with the game, you shouldn't have to dig through fixes for the stuttering/lag this game has with certain systems. BF3 had no such issues.
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    jerreece , November 2, 2013 3:46 PM
    BF4 Retail and BF4 Beta are two different animals entirely.

    BF4 Beta was HORRIBLE performance wise on my GTX 770 + i5-750 @ 4GHz. Very choppy. Horrid. However, it was stable as I never crashed or froze and I did not have audio problems. Just severe (sometimes unplayable) FPS drops.

    BF4 Retail runs pretty smooth on my i5-4670K 4.6GHz + GTX 770. However, numerous servers are having rubberbanding issues pretty badly. And the audio cuts in and out a LOT. Where as I never crashed in BF4 Beta I have frozen a handful of times in BF4 Retail. When the audio works, and it isn't crashing, the game is a fluid 60FPS @ Ultra 1080p for me.
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    Retaliator , November 2, 2013 8:30 PM
    Performance/smoothness seem fine to me , BF4 @ Ultra Settings doesnt drop below 80fps, With my 4820K & 780SC So im happy. Its a shame a game partnered with AMD seems to have more problems than on good old Nvidia cards hehe :D 
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