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AMD Catalyst™ 14.2 v1.3 Beta Driver for Windows®

IMPORTANT! The current driver MUST be uninstalled before updating to the AMD Catalyst 14.2 Beta driver. 

The AMD Catalyst™ 14.2 v1.3 Beta Driver can be downloaded from the following links:

AMD Catalyst™ 14.2 Beta for Windows® 

NOTE! This Catalyst Driver is provided "AS IS", and under the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement provided therewith.

Installing The AMD Catalyst™ Software Driver

Current driver MUST be uninstalled before updating to AMD Catalyst™ 14.2 v1.3 Beta driver. For detailed instructions on how to correctly uninstall or install the AMD Catalyst Software Suite, please refer to the following support resources:

How-To Uninstall AMD Catalyst™ Drivers From A Windows® Based System

How-To Install AMD Catalyst™ Drivers For A Windows® Based System

 

Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst™ 14.2 Beta V1.3 Driver for Windows®

    • Thief:  Crossfire Profile update and performance improvements for single GPU configurations
    • Mantle:  Multi-GPU configurations (up to 4 GPUs) running Battlefield 4 are now supported
    • Frame Pacing for Dual Graphics and non-XDMA configurations above 2560x1600 are now supported with Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4
    • Dual graphics DirectX 9 application issues have been resolved
    • Minecraft:  Missing textures have been resolved
    • 3D applications no longer see intermittent hangs or application crashes
    • Resolves corruption issues seen in X-plane

Known Issues  

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    • Notebooks based on AMD Enduro or PowerXpress™ technologies are currently not supported by the Mantle codepath
    • Thief does not render the right eye when CrossFire and Stereo 3D is enabled

 

AMD Radeon™ Product Family Compatibility

The AMD Catalyst 14.2 Beta Driver for Windows is compatible with the following AMD products:

AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility

  • AMD Radeon™ R9 200 Series
  • AMD Radeon™ R7 200 Series
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 8000 Series
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series
  • ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series

AMD Accelerated Processor (APU) Desktop Product Family

  • AMD A10 Series APU
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 8000D Series
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 7000D Series
  • AMD A8 Series APU
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 8000D Series
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 7000D Series
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 6000D Series
  • AMD A6 Series APU
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 8000D Series
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 7000D Serie
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 6000D Series
  • AMD A4 Series APU
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 8000D Series
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 7000D Series
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 6000D Series
  • AMD E2-3000 APU (AMD Radeon HD 8280)
  • AMD E2-2000 APU (AMD Radeon HD 7340)
  • AMD E2-1800 APU (AMD Radeon HD 7340)
  • AMD E1-2500 APU (AMD Radeon HD 8240)
  • AMD E1-1200 APU (AMD Radeon HD 7310)
  • AMD E1-300 APU (AMD Radeon HD 6310)

AMD Mobility Radeon™ Family Compatibility

AMD Catalyst Mobility is a notebook reference graphics driver with limited support for system vendor specific features. When used with Windows Vista or Windows 7, the user experience may be limited or compromised. The Installation Verification Software is designed to prevent driver download on certain notebook products. This is to help protect against the installing of drivers that may disable features or functionality provided by the system manufacturer. When used with Windows Vista or Windows 7, the user experience may be limited or compromised. In such a situation, it is recommended to revert back to the driver provided by your system vendor for your specific platform. Please contact your system vendor for the most recent drivers for your notebook.

AMD Mobility Radeon™ Discrete Product Family

  • AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 8000M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 7000M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 6000M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 6000 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
  • AMD PowerXpress™ enabled notebooks using AMD chipsets

Consumer Notebooks with AMD Accelerated Processor (APU) Product Family

  • AMD A10 Series APU
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 8000G Series
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 7000G Series
  • AMD A8 Series APU
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 8000G Series
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 7000G Series
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 6000G Series
  • AMD A6 Series APU
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 8000G Series
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 7000G Series
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 6000G Series
  • AMD A4 Series APU
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 8000G Series
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 7000G Series
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 6000G Series
  • AMD A10-5745M AMD E2-3000
  • AMD A10-4657M AMD E2-2000
  • AMD A10-4655M AMD E2-1800
  • AMD A8-4557M AMD E1-2500
  • AMD A8-4555M AMD E1-2100
  • AMD A8-5545M AMD E1-1500
  • AMD A6-5345M AMD E1-1500
  • AMD A6-4455M AMD E1-1200
  • AMD A6-5200 AMD E-300
  • AMD A4-4455M AMD C-70
  • AMD A4-5000 AMD C-60
  • AMD A4-4355M
  • AMD PowerXpress™ enabled notebooks using AMD chipsets 

Consumer Tablets with AMD Accelerated Processor (APU) Product Family

  • AMD A6-1450 utilizing AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 8250
  • AMD A4-1250 utilizing AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 8210
  • AMD A4-1200 utilizing AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 8180
  • AMD Z-60
  • AMD Z-01

The following notebooks are not compatible with this release:

  • Any notebook launched after this driver release
  • Toshiba notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)
  • Sony VAIO notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)
  • Panasonic notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)

Compatible Operating Systems

The AMD Catalyst 14.2 Beta Driver for Windows is designed to support the following Microsoft Windows platforms:

  • Windows 8.1 (32 & 64-bit version)
  • Windows 8 (32 & 64-bit version)
  • Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit version with SP1 or higher)

AMD Issue Reporting Form

This driver release incorporates suggestions received through the AMD Issue Reporting Form. To provide us with your feedback, use the appropriate form.

AMD Issue Reporting Form for Beta Drivers on Desktop Products



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AMD Customer Care


The information presented here is for informational purposes only and may contain technical inaccuracies, omissions and typographical errors. Links to third party sites are for convenience only, and no endorsement is implied.



Edited: 02/26/2014 at 03:11 PM by Ray@AMD
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