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 04/24/2013 11:31 PM
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Where did you find 13.5 beta2?



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 04/25/2013 12:39 AM
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http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/amd_catalyst_13_5_beta_2_download.html

 



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Found on the AMD Radeon Video Drivers page:

 

sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/radeon_win7-64.aspx

Driver version:   12.102.3.0 (13.5 beta 2)

13.4 WHQL shows Driver Version 12.104 in Release Notes)

 

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Much discussion on which version is *newer*...am going with the 13.5 beta 2 for now.



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Edited: 04/25/2013 at 02:56 AM by UcouldBrong
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Confusing as nowhere except Guru is there a mention of #2..as in 13.5 beta2. AMD calls it 13.5 beta.



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Originally posted by: stumped Confusing as nowhere except Guru is there a mention of #2..as in 13.5 beta2. AMD calls it 13.5 beta.

 

Check the filename of the official download.



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Originally posted by: Eydee
Originally posted by: stumped Confusing as nowhere except Guru is there a mention of #2..as in 13.5 beta2. AMD calls it 13.5 beta.

 

Check the filename of the official download.

This?

AMD Catalyst™ 13.5 Windows® Beta Driver 



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Originally posted by: stumped
Originally posted by: Eydee
Originally posted by: stumped Confusing as nowhere except Guru is there a mention of #2..as in 13.5 beta2. AMD calls it 13.5 beta.

 

Check the filename of the official download.

 

 



Edited: 04/25/2013 at 01:55 PM by AMD Support and Game Moderator
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So anyone have make a comparison in performance between this and 13.4 ?



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I posted the 13.5 Beta Driver article:
http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/AMDCatalyst13-5WINBetaDriver.aspx

I will agree it can get confusing - even for me, as I am not a part of Catalyst development.  The Catalyst 13.5 Beta driver posted was introduced to me in reference as Beta2.  However, I prefer to initially post a new Beta driver without a version (1/2/3, etc), and as of now I haven't been instructed otherwise.

Note the article's title won't change as 'updates' to the Beta driver are released.

Regardless, it would evoke discussion (evidenced by this thread).  If I posted it saying Beta2, some would want to know where Beta1 was.  In this case there is confusion of how Beta2 exists.

I can't comment on the actual difference in driver version numbers, unfortunately.  Indeed, Catalyst 13.4 is a newer driver version number (12.104) than Catalyst 13.5 Beta.  I would suggest that if you want a WHQL (certified) driver stick with Catalyst 13.4

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darkhunt333, I deleted the monster image in your post to help make the thread more readable.



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Originally posted by: stumped
Originally posted by: Eydee
Originally posted by: stumped Confusing as nowhere except Guru is there a mention of #2..as in 13.5 beta2. AMD calls it 13.5 beta.

 

 

 

 

Check the filename of the official download.

 

 

This?

 

AMD Catalyst™ 13.5 Windows® Beta Driver 

 

File name...

 



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Originally posted by: Eydee
Originally posted by: stumped
Originally posted by: Eydee
Originally posted by: stumped Confusing as nowhere except Guru is there a mention of #2..as in 13.5 beta2. AMD calls it 13.5 beta.

 

   

 

 

Check the filename of the official download.

 

 

This?

 

AMD Catalyst™ 13.5 Windows® Beta Driver 

 

File name...

 

Ahh..ok thanks.



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Yeah, thanks Eydee...didn't have a chance to post it.

 

The differences and/or improvements of the "newer" driver over the **newer** driver are............what?  The first paragraph of the 13.5 Release notes or are the 13.4 drivers better in some way or are they really just the same except when using a 7990?

Is the 13.4 CAP needed for only more than 2 gpus?



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Edited: 04/25/2013 at 11:11 PM by UcouldBrong
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The CAPS are for single, dual, tri, or quad set-ups. Everyone needs them...but only the latest version. They are cumlulative,



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Noticed no increase in quality or frame rate *so far* with CAP in Crysis 3 but will do more testing with other games as time allows.

 

blogs.amd.com/play/2013/04/24/new-134-135-catalyst-drivers/



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Edited: 04/28/2013 at 11:32 AM by UcouldBrong
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