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AMD Catalyst™ 15.3 Beta Driver for Windows®

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'Cuda340

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Release Date: 3/20/2015


Package Contents

The AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, AMD Catalyst™ 15.3 Beta contains the following:

AMD Catalyst™ Display Driver version 14.502.1014



NOTES

This driver is not intended for use on AMD products running in Apple Boot Camp platforms. Users of these platforms should contact their manufacturer for driver support.
When installing the AMD Catalyst™ Driver for Windows® operating system, the user must be logged on as Administrator, or have Administrator rights to complete the installation of the AMD Catalyst Driver.
The AMD Catalyst 15.3 Beta Software Suite requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to be installed.
The AMD Catalyst 15.3 Beta Software Suite requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 to be installed. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 is included in all Catalyst packages.
AMD Eyefinity technology is designed to give gamers access to high display resolutions. As pixel count grows, the graphics "horsepower" required to drive the displays at a reasonable frame rate can increase dramatically. Depending on the game and system configuration, users may notice texture corruption and reduced frame rates when running games in multi-monitor Eyefinity modes.



Compatible Operating Systems

The latest version of the AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, AMD Catalyst™ 15.3 Beta is designed to support the following Microsoft Windows platforms:

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



Highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 15.3 Beta Windows Driver

AMD Freesync™ Support for single GPU product configurations

AMD Freesync technology support is now available for single GPU configurations. For more information on how Freesync works, FAQ's and what products are currently supported, please visit the Freesync Technology Page

Mixed Rotation Eyefinity now available on Radeon™ R9 285 series

AMD Radeon™ R9 285 now supports Mixed Rotation Eyefinity for "0" and "90" degrees rotations



New Crossfire Profiles for:

Battlefield Hardline
Evolve
Far Cry 4
Lords of the Fallen
Project Cars
Total War: Attila


Crossfire Profile Updates for :

Alien Isolation
Assassin's Creed Unity
Civilization - Beyond Earth
FIFA 2015
Grid Autosport
Ryse: Son of Rome
Talos Principle

The Crew

Important Note:

The AMD CrossFire™ profile for Dying Light is currently disabled in this driver while AMD works with Techland to investigate an issue where AMD CrossFire configurations are not performing as intended. An update is expected on this issue in the near future through an updated game patch or an AMD driver posting.


Resolved Issues:

[412702] Screens may blank out when enabling a 3x1 SLS with 3 HDMI monitors
[411847] Leadwerks : Project Manager crashes with a "Pure Virtual Function Call" error
[413076] Second Life : Rigged mesh objects are not rendered correctly when hardware skinning is enabled in the in game settings
[413392] Star Trek Online : Block corruption is experienced when MSAA is enabled in the in game settings
[410367] System hangs/BSOD upon resuming from S3/S4 sleep on AMD Radeon™ R9 285 configured in AMD CrossFire™ mode
[410293] With AMD CrossFire™ enabled, Timeout Detection Recovery (TDR) occurs during actual gameplay when YouTube Mix moves to the next song in Firefox
[407622] Screen tearing on enabling VSync with Alien: Isolation game
[407175] Catalyst Control Center Video Quality settings may not be available or retained if the "Enforce Smooth Video Playback" option is not selected on some AMD HD series GPU's.
[410391] Primary display may not be retained after disabling Crossfire while in Eyefinity mode
[409705] Enabling or disabling Crossfire may lead to one side of the 4K MST display being shown as black
[410393] Minor stuttering may be seen in Dragon Age Inquisition on Single and Multi GPU configurations​
[414660] Total War : Attilla - The game may hang during in game cinematics on certain Kaveri platforms with a separate discrete GPU
[414120] The Elder Scrolls V - Skyrim : Fog / Clouds may flicker on Radeon HD 5800 series products


Known Issues:

[414653] Lord of Fallen : Flickering may be observed during gameplay on some 3D monitors
[414771] FIFA 2015 : On a limited number of AMD APU + AMD GPU configurations a crash may be experienced if the "No Limit on FPS" game option is enabled
[414752] Dragon Age inquisition : Random game crashes may be experienced in Mantle mode
[414583] The Catalyst Control Center may hang when using the 'Check for Updates" option
[414468] Battlefield 4 : Screen tearing / Stutter may be experienced in Three way Crossfire setup in Eyefinity mode
[410398] A black screen may be experienced when attempting to enable Eyefinity after changing the display mode (Portrait, Landscape)
[406495] Pull down detection fails to lock in Metro Video playback applications
[410255] A system restart or hang may be observed on sleep/resume while transcoding video with Media Espresso
[416109] Battlefield Hardline : Changing resolution from low to high and enabling Vsync may result in intermittent corruption and stutter. Restarting the game is a temporary solution to the problem
[414713] Some 5K displays may experience flickering on some AMD E-Series APU's
[414620] Frame drops may be experienced with Blu-Ray playback on certain AMD Kaveri APU's when connected to 5K displays
[415920] Total War: Attila - The game may randomly restart when first launched
[410336] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Intermittent flickering may be observed when accessing the in game menu
[416363] Battlefield Hardline: The game may crash when launched on R9 285 series products with Crossfire and Mantle enabled
[416302] Battlefield Hardline: The game may crash on first launch when in High Performance mode
[416442] Freesync does not work after hotplugging the display with Windows Aero (DWM) off
A temporary workaround is to toggle Windows Aero on/off or by restarting Windows
[416441] Freesync is not enabled in Diablo III unless Vsync is enabled in the game
A temporary workaround is to enable Vsync in the game





AMD Catalyst™ 15.3 Beta Driver for Windows® Release Notes & Download Links



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Janus67

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May 29, 2005
Thanks for the update post. I'll give it a shot when I get some time today. Looks like there are several issues involved with the driver, but I don't think I will be affected by them from the games that I play (I haven't started/got Battlefield Hardline yet)
 

Bishoff

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It seemed to work fine for me when I turned off Xfire. With Xfire on, and trying to play Far Cry 4, the game kept crashing and was unplayable. Performance when it did run was horrid. This pretty much made me switch to Nvidia. I've always been an AMD supporter but I'm simply tired of the excuses, lack of xfire profiles that work, etc.
 

DaveB

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Dec 18, 2000
It seemed to work fine for me when I turned off Xfire. With Xfire on, and trying to play Far Cry 4, the game kept crashing and was unplayable. Performance when it did run was horrid. This pretty much made me switch to Nvidia. I've always been an AMD supporter but I'm simply tired of the excuses, lack of xfire profiles that work, etc.

So you tried these drivers, bought a pair of GTX 980s and switched to nvidia in the last 6 days? What AMD cards did you try these drivers on?
 

DaveB

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Since they claim to have a profile for Far Cry 4, did you report your issue to AMD?
 

EarthDog

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So far so good for me. I played BF4 with them... not Hardline yet (with the updated CFx profile). That will be tonight.