AMD Releases Catalyst 13.11 Beta 6 Driver

Following the release of its new Radeon R9-290X graphics card (see our review here), AMD has posted its new Catalyst 13.11 Beta6 driver. The driver is still in the Beta phase, but using the new hardware is required. Of course, it still carries support for the older hardware as well.

The biggest highlight of the driver is the added support for the new Radeon R9 290X graphics card. It also brings support for the R9 290, though that card has yet to be released. In addition, AMD has also added automatic EyeFinity configuration as well as automatic plug and play configuration for UltraHD/4K tiled displays.

As always, the driver also comes with a roundup of performance improvements which are listed below:

  • Batman: Arkham Origins - improves performance up to 35% with MSAA 8x enabled
  • Total War: Rome 2 - improves performance up to 10%
  • Battlefield 3 - improves performance up to 10%
  • GRID 2 - improves performance up to 8.5%
  • DiRT Showdown - improves performance up to 10%
  • Formula 1 2013 - improves performance up to 8%
  • DiRT 3 - improves performance up to 7%
  • Sleeping Dogs - improves performance up to 5%

The driver is available for download here, and supports Windows 7, 8, and 8.1.

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  • Amdlova
    this drive do not support 4xxx series! is a shame!
  • chumly
    "this drive do not support 4xxx series! is a shame!"

    why don't they support my GPU from 2007?!
  • stevethejew
    batman optimization is pretty good.