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AMD Releases 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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  • annymmo
    http://www.geeks3d.com/20130316/amd-catalyst-13-3-beta2-released-opengl-extensions-list-updated/
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  • alvine
    uh oh improved sim city performance because its so graphically intense
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  • internetlad
    hmm, might have to put this on, just to help my 7950 keep up the FPS in FC3. . .
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  • prince_david
    alvineuh oh improved sim city performance because its so graphically intenseDo 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
    Yeah, I would assume they're referring to SimCity 5.
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  • vmem
    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
    Now the Crysis 3 benchmarks should be done all over again.
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  • 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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  • Yes! Now I get over 9000 FPS in SC4. Thank you for the long awaited update. :p
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  • NuclearShadow
    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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