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 Beta2PCI-E bus speed is no longer set to x1 on the secondary GPU when running in CrossFire configurationsRome Total War 2: Updated AMD CrossFire™ profileimproves CrossFire scaling up to 20% (at 2560x1600 with extreme settings) resolves corruption issues seen while playing the gameSaints Row 4: Updated AMD CrossFire profileimproves CrossFire scaling up to 20% (at 2560x1600 with ultra settings)Metro Last Light: Updated AMD CrossFire profileimproves CrossFire scaling up to 10% (at 2560x1600 with ultra settings)Includes a number of frame pacing improvements for the following titles:Tomb RaiderMetro Last LightSniper EliteWorld of WarcraftMax Payne 3Hitman Absolution

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

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  • Nomar90
    New benchmarks or it never happened
  • The Indomitable
    Only CrossFire improvements or single card too?
  • Calculatron

    Keep up the steady progress, AMD!
  • qlum
    Where as a single card user this is not really relevant for me I do hope They can fix crossfire
  • DBGT_87

    Its still ATI !!
  • Pherule
    By the title, I thought WOW, finally! An update from the ancient 13.4 driver. Then I open the post and see it's just a beta.

    Hurry up AMD, get to stable.
  • m32
    ^ If you wanted to update then you would've.
  • Thorfkin
    I ended up sending AMD some driver feedback over this. They keep releasing new beta drivers but never the final release. The most recent WHQL driver was 13.4. Not long after they put out 13.5 beta, then 13.6 beta, then 13.8 beta and now 13.10 beta. With each beta they keep adding new features and fixed but they have yet to roll any of the last 4 driver versions out in finished form. They need to stop dawdling and get a finished release out.
  • maxiim
    Stuck with AMD forever, until Ivy came out, went to intel and I'm not looking back. It seems like its time to leave AMD behind again and turn to nVidia.
  • sanilmahambre
    as long as they fix every issues and problems arising in the game-play I've nothing to complain against beta drivers.