AMD Releases Catalyst 13.2 Beta Drivers

The new Catalyst 13.2 Beta drivers improve performance in various games including Crysis 2, Crysis 3 (Beta Release), Skyrim, Borderlands 2, Guild Wars 2 and Devil May Cry.

The driver changes apply to the HD5000, HD6000, HD7700 series and above.

  • Improves performance up to 15% in high MSAA cases for the Crysis 3 beta release
    - Future updates will be made to AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta to further improve performance in Crysis 3 for both single GPU and CrossFire configurations
  • Significantly improves latency performance in Skyrim, Boderlands 2, and Guild Wars 2
  • Improves single GPU performance up to 50% for DmC Devil May Cry
  • Improves CrossFire performance up to 10% for Crysis 2
  • Resolves Texture flickering seen in DirectX9.0c applications.

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  • johnnyevil
    Got it yesterday when they hit and YES they did make a difference for my gigabyte 7970gh edition card. I noticed slight improvements in the Crysis3 beta vs 13.1
  • sliem
    Skyrim, GW2, Borderlands 2... awesome.
    How about Farcry3?
  • N.Broekhuijsen
    sliemSkyrim, GW2, Borderlands 2... awesome.How about Farcry3?Unfortunately nothing was mentioned in the release notes about Far Cry 3. This seems like a smaller update, although it might contain a few fixes or performance improvements that haven't been mentioned in the release notes. I wouldn't be able to say anything about that though. 12.11beta/13.1 did have some nice FC3 performance improvements though. Do consider, this is still a beta release.
  • Tanquen
    Toms, please do a write-up on the "Resolves Texture flickering seen in DirectX9.0c applications." and the X58 / X79 crashing.
  • tomfreak
    Lets be honest here, I never have AMD/ATI graphic card, but I think their driver is better than Nvidia now.

    Nvidia driver lately is full of crap.
  • sirencall
    I just want to know, does the 6950 stand anything to gain? They say 6000 series but often times the improvements are 7000 series only.
  • Onihikage
    I am really glad to hear about big latency improvements in Skyrim. I have a 7850, and the stutter (which shows despite a solid 60FPS) is incredibly disorienting. The download rate for this patch is slow as molasses, but when I get it installed, I'll have to see if there's any improvement.
  • sincreator
    sliemSkyrim, GW2, Borderlands 2... awesome.How about Farcry3?
    Worse for Far Cry 3, IMO. The first beta was better. With beta 3 I was having some really weird issues. Alot of flashing boxes, and some really weird issues with certain road surfaces. The road groves looked almost like looking at it through water. Very weird texture glitch.
  • iam2thecrowe
    TomfreakLets be honest here, I never have AMD/ATI graphic card, but I think their driver is better than Nvidia now. Nvidia driver lately is full of crap.what are you taliking about? you dont have an AMD card, but you think their driver is better? On what are you basing that information? and on what basis is nvidia driver full of crap?
    Anyway, hopefully thefind a fix for the latency and farcry 3 bugs when the proper non-beta driver is released.
  • lradunovic77
    They suck like every other AMD drivers.