AMD Catalyst 14.7 RC Drivers Available for Download

By Published July 13, 2014 at 1:00 am

AMD updated its Catalyst Control Center and GPU drivers fresh on the release of Watch_Dogs (which we benchmarked), but quickly pulled the 14.6 download due to instability and other unpublicized reasons. The company has now posted its 14.7 beta drivers publicly for download on Windows 7 and 8.1. Windows 8 is not supported.

The company’s biggest focus for this lease candidate has been 4K performance scaling with CrossFire, particularly in Assassin’s Creed IV.

AMD lists its release notes for the 14.7 RC as:

  • Feature Highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 14.7​ RC Driver for Windows
  • Includes all improvements found in the AMD Catalyst™ 14.6 RC driver
  • AMD ​CrossFire™ and AMD Radeon™ Dual Graphics profile update for Plants vs. Zombies​​​
  • Assassin's Creed IV - improved CrossFire scaling (3840x2160 High Settings) up to 93%
  • Collaboration with AOC has identified non-standard display timings as the root cause of 60Hz SST flickering exhibited by the AOC  U2868PQU panel on certain AMD Radeon™ graphics cards. A software workaround has been implemented in AMD Catalyst 14.7 RC driver to resolve the display timing issues with this display. 
  • Users are further encouraged to obtain newer display firmware from AOC that will resolve flickering at its origin.
  • Users are additionally advised to utilize DisplayPort-certified cables to ensure the integrity of the DisplayPort data connection.​​​

AMD's driver can be found here: http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/latest-catalyst-windows-beta.aspx#

- Stewart "stewpot" Brooks.

Last modified on July 13, 2014 at 1:00 am

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