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Old Sep 5, 2013, 07:44 PM   #1
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Default AMD Catalyst 13.10 Beta for Windows 7 / 8 released [now Beta 2]

Catalyst 13.10 Beta 2 released.
For Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 only
Source and download: AMD Support page...
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Last Updated 9/30/2013

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

Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst 13.10 Beta2 Driver for Windows
  • AMD Catalyst 13.10 Beta2 includes all of the features/fixes found in AMD Catalyst 13.10 Beta
  • Includes a 32-bit single GPU, and a AMD Crossfire™ game profile for Battlefield 4™
  • Total War™: Rome 2 AMD CrossFire profile update
  • AMD CrossFire frame pacing improvements for CPU-bound applications
  • Resolves image corruption seen in Autodesk® Inventor® 2014
  • Resolves intermittent black screen when resuming from a S3/S4 sleep-state if the display is unplugged during the sleep-state on systems supporting AMD Enduro™ technology
  • Updated AMD Enduro technology application profiles for AMD Radeon HD notebook users
    • Profile Highlights:
      • Total War: Rome 2
      • Battlefield 4
      • Saints Row 4
      • Splinter Cell® Blacklist™
      • FIFA 14
Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst 13.10 Beta Driver for Windows:
  • AMD Catalyst 13.10 Beta includes all of the features/fixes found in AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta2
  • PCI-E bus speed is no longer set to x1 on the secondary GPU when running in CrossFire configurations
  • Total War: Rome 2: Updated AMD CrossFire™ profile
    • improves CrossFire scaling up to 20% (at 2560x1600 with extreme settings)
    • resolves corruption issues seen while playing the game
  • Saints Row 4: Updated AMD CrossFire profile
    • improves CrossFire scaling up to 20% (at 2560x1600 with ultra settings)
  • Metro Last Light: Updated AMD CrossFire profile
    • improves CrossFire scaling up to 10% (at 2560x1600 with ultra settings)
  • Includes a number of frame pacing improvements for the following titles:
    • Tomb Raider
    • Metro Last Light
    • Sniper Elite
    • World of Warcraft
    • Max Payne 3
    • Hitman Absolution

System Requirements:
  • Windows® 8.1 (32 & 64-bit versions)
  • Windows 8 (32 & 64-bit versions)
  • Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit versions with SP1 or higher)
AMD Product Compatibility:
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 8000M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 7000M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6000M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5000M Series


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
AMD Issue Reporting Form for Mobility Products

This is the software information of Catalyst 13.10 Beta2:
Driver Packaging Version: 13.20.11-130920a-162870E-ATI
Catalyst Version: 13.10
Provider: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
2D Driver Version: 8.01.01.1345
2D Driver File Path: /REGISTRY/MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlSet001/Control/CLASS/{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}/0000
Direct3D Version: 9.14.10.0991
OpenGL Version: 6.14.10.12443
AMD Catalyst Control Center Version: 2013.0921.356.5161

This is the software information of Catalyst 13.10 Beta1:
Driver Packaging Version: 13.20.11-130904a-161995E-ATI
Catalyst Version: 13.10
Provider: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
2D Driver Version: 8.01.01.1345
2D Driver File Path: /REGISTRY/MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlSet001/Control/CLASS/{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}/0001
Direct3D Version: 9.14.10.0991
OpenGL Version: 6.14.10.12441
AMD Catalyst Control Center Version 2013.0905.312.3832
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Old Sep 5, 2013, 08:54 PM   #2
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Old Sep 5, 2013, 09:46 PM   #3
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Got 'em!

Installed without a hitch. So far, so good.
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Old Sep 6, 2013, 03:47 AM   #4
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eyefinity driver coming this year or?
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eyefinity driver coming this year or?
Eyefinity works with these. Unless you're looking for something specific. I just did get my 3x1 configuration setup to confirm that it works.
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Eyefinity works with these. Unless you're looking for something specific. I just did get my 3x1 configuration setup to confirm that it works.

well lost my 120hz resolution, can only do 60hz now for some reason.
not so impressed.
Back to 13.4 since that driver works.
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AMD Catalyst Control Center Version: 2013.0815.818.13017
It's actually 2013.0905.312.3832.
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Old Sep 6, 2013, 07:44 AM   #8
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Nice. These fix the poor performance after sleep problem the 13.8 betas had - at least in WoW. Tested it and FPS is very similar after resuming from sleep to what it was before.
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No custom resolution tool for unlocked pixel clock
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The driver version seems the same as 13.8 beta 2 only the CCC is different...Where those performance modifications resides?
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Old Sep 6, 2013, 03:13 PM   #11
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It's actually 2013.0905.312.3832.
Oh?! Then mine hasn't updated. I installed ontop of 13.8 Beta 2; maybe my CCC hasn't been updated that way.

I'll uninstall/ reinstalll tonight to be sure.
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Do these have dx9 frame pacing?
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Old Sep 6, 2013, 04:45 PM   #13
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The 13.10s are good performance wise, and AMD fixed color page under video settings, big thanks for that!
http://postimg.org/image/9u72yq143

But for GTA IV & Episodes From Liberty City it's not good news, old problem with "very high" water still persists. On all highest settings in both games water looks like this:
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And this is what it should look like:
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This is on Asus Radeon 7870 V2, AMD FX 6300, Win7 x86.
So please AMD can you fix this too?!
Thanks in advance!

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It's actually 2013.0905.312.3832.
Oh?! Then mine hasn't updated. I installed ontop of 13.8 Beta 2; maybe my CCC hasn't been updated that way.

I'll uninstall/ reinstalll tonight to be sure.
And you were right!

Thanks smp26 for paying attention!

This time i first uninstalled (normal way + using AMD uninstall tool), then reinstalled Cat 13.10beta.
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So far so good. They knocked a couple seconds off my tpf on FAH's 8900 & 7811. Watching some season episodes with Amazon prime the video playback was noticeably smoother. Will try some games later.

I still hope to see those drivers with the memory improvements soonish
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And just to add this since no one has said it yet....

These drivers still do not fix the 'alt-tab crash' issue with every game if you are running win 8.1 build 9431. Gimmie the final build already MS! Cmon.
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Well this works well. Except now crysis 2 on ultra with directx11 enabled has rendering issues with outside scenes. The textures are a gulp of yellow. Was working fine WTF. This is on 7970hs in XF.
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It's a tesselation issue: AMD Optimzed does not work anymore in Crysis 2 DX11 Ultra.
You get yellow? I got flat white (outdoors) and black (indoors), at all spots (piles of rubble, brick walls) where tesselated textures were now totally absent.
If you use the AMD uninstall tool (like i did) before installing Catalyst, your previous settings are erased too. Hence in CCC, Tesselation will be set at factory default, which is "AMD optimized". Just set it to "Application controlled". Problem solved!
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Anyone else had problem on watching videos using HDMI?? The sound works for a while then starts muting , crackling.
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Thanks. Made a profile for that an now it works fine. I am now getting problems with Crysis and Sleeping Dogs giving a black screen on the extended monitor. I have to disable fullscreen and the reenable it in Sleeping dogs for it to properly display on the main screen and have the extended screen show normal. So here goes another new bug.
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Well this works well. Except now crysis 2 on ultra with directx11 enabled has rendering issues with outside scenes. The textures are a gulp of yellow. Was working fine WTF. This is on 7970hs in XF.
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It's a tesselation issue: AMD Optimzed does not work anymore in Crysis 2 DX11 Ultra.
You get yellow? I got flat white (outdoors) and black (indoors), at all spots (piles of rubble, brick walls) where tesselated textures were now totally absent.
If you use the AMD uninstall tool (like i did) before installing Catalyst, your previous settings are erased too. Hence in CCC, Tesselation will be set at factory default, which is "AMD optimized". Just set it to "Application controlled". Problem solved!
I'm so glad you brought this up because the only way I could fix it was to set the game to dx9. I've now made a profile in RadeonPro to set tesselation to Application controlled for Crysis 2. Thanks

...btw my textures were light blue lol
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Anyone else had problem on watching videos using HDMI?? The sound works for a while then starts muting , crackling.
Am I the only one in the world with this problem? Can't watch videos, with the radeon 7790 connected to a Denon receiver and using this driver , using the latest official WHQL works perfectly fine.

Did a fresh windows 8.1 install to try and only works if I downgrade the drivers, had to go back to windows 8 and use the old drivers.

If I install the this drivers on windows 8 the problem occurs too.
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Am I the only one in the world with this problem? Can't watch videos, with the radeon 7790 connected to a Denon receiver and using this driver , using the latest official WHQL works perfectly fine.

Did a fresh windows 8.1 install to try and only works if I downgrade the drivers, had to go back to windows 8 and use the old drivers.

If I install the this drivers on windows 8 the problem occurs too.
use whatever driver your want, and just downgrade the hdmi audio drivers.
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OK now i've put more time in testing.
  • I uninstalled Catalyst 13.10 Beta + wiped all AMD using AMD uninstall tool.
  • Uninstalled GPU-Z (solely used for for monitoring). Uninstalled Asus GPU-Tweak (solely used for for monitoring). Left over: MSI Afterburner 2.3.1. for monitoring.
  • After reboot did a fresh install of Cat 13.10 Beta. Did not disable ULPS.
    Cards overclocked at 1100/1500 (+20 power) in CCC Overdrive as usual.
    • With MSI Afterburner monitoring the cards, i launched FEAR3 (DX11, max settings, vsync).
      Played 5 minutes. Quit game.
      Card 1: about 25% GPU usage (wobbly line). Card 2: 99% usage straight line, after quitting back to 0%.
    • I launched Crysis 3 (DX11, max settings, vsync).
      Played 5 minutes. Quit game.
      Card 1: about 92~98% GPU usage (wobbly line). Card 2: 99% usage straight line, after quitting back to 0%.
    • I launched Dishonored. (max settings, vsync)
      Played 5 minutes. Quit game.
      Card 1: about 37~55% GPU usage (wobbly line). Card 2: 99% usage straight line, after quitting back to 0%.
  • Redid all tests but this time with overclock undone: cards running at default at 925/1375 (0 power) in CCC Overdrive. Same results.

    Hmm... Not right, it's disbalanced: in games, GPU2 usage is always 99% while AMD's ULPS is enabled. Although ingame i don't really see or feel that.
  • Back on Desktop, MSI Afterburner monitoring still running, i install GPU-Z (0.7.3), and open it. And wow: GPU2 usage immediately rockets to 99% and stays there! Mind you: all by itself, not even running a 3D application.
    With AMD's ULPS enabled, GPU-Z when opened on desktop, immediately causes GPU 2 to rocket to 99% usage and stay there.
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  • So, i rebooted. GPU-Z is set to not startup with Windows.
  • With CCC Overdrive open, (cards still at default clocks) ULPS is working normally:
    GPU1 has default 300/150 clocks
    GPU2 has default 0/0 clocks
  • I launch GPU-Z...
    GPU2 immediately rockets to Activity 99% with 925/1375 clocks.
  • Now with GPU-Z open on the background, let's start a game.
    FEAR 3 (DX11, max settings, vsync). Plays/feels like normal.
    (And unlike previously, no 'massive artifacts that could be caused by the 99% activity bug' as i thought it was.)
    Nevertheless, with GPU-Z open on the background, after quitting game, GPU2 activity stays at 99% with 925/1375 clocks.
  • With CCC -> AMD Overdrive page still open, i exit GPU-Z. After about 6 seconds, GPU2 activity goes to 0% with 0/0 clocks.
  • To recheck i launch GPU-Z again, and GPU2 immediately rockets to Activity 99% with 925/1375 clocks.
    I exit GPU-Z, and after about 6 seconds, GPU2 activity goes to 0% with 0/0 clocks.
  • I launch MSI Afterburner. Cards' behaviour stays normal.
  • I start a game, play and quit.
    MSI Afterburner monitoring shows GPU2 rockets to 99% usage when game starts, after quitting it goes back to 0%.
  • I re-apply the overclock in AMD Overdrive: both cards now at 1100/1500 (+20 power).
    I launch FEAR 3, play, quit.
    MSI Afterburner monitoring shows GPU2 rockets to 99% usage when game starts, after quitting it goes back to 0%.
  • I manually disable ULPS in Registry, and reboot the PC.
    • MSI AFterburner is open for monitoring.
    • I launch and play FEAR 3 (DX11, max settings, vsync).
    • Result: absolutely fine and balanced behaviour:
      GPU 1: about 23% GPU usage
      GPU 2: about 23% GPU usage
    • After quitting, GPU 2 goes to 0% (like GPU 1) as it should, and
      CCC shows
      GPU 1: 300/150 clocks
      GPU 2: 300/150 clocks
    • With Afterburner and CCC open, i launch GPU-Z (0.7.3.), and nothing extraordinary happens; GPU 2 stays normal (0% usage, 300/150 clocks).
      With AMD's ULPS disabled, GPU-Z has no effect on GPU 2, its behaviour stays normal.


Conclusion: disable ULPS, as it's the only way to get normal crossfire behaviour (balanced GPU usage across both cards) during gaming.
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