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AMD Catalyst 13.8 beta 2 driver brings 25% boost to Saints Row IV, more

By Matthew
Aug 19, 2013
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  1. Following up on the Catalyst 13.8 beta driver released earlier this month, AMD has released a second revision with scattered tweaks, including new frame pacing support for World of Warcraft, Sniper Elite, Watch Dogs and Tomb Raider when playing on...

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  2. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,223   +528

    Well that was fast, was not expecting another one yet. Now ill have to test this one out!
     
  3. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,551   +97

    They obviously want me to keep my 2 x 5850s and not change to a Nvidia setup. Will be testing this out this evening. With any luck they've refined the FP even further.
     
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,080   +747

    I tried this driver with my GTX 770, it doesn't work. X-D.
     
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  5. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,368   +467 Staff Member

    must be broked
     
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  6. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,975   +908

    Good to see that AMD is finally putting out decent driver. All we need now is modern installer and an easier way to clean install.
     
  7. Fbarnett

    Fbarnett TS Enthusiast Posts: 183   +24

    Who said it was a decent driver? AMD?
     
  8. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,223   +528

    Its a great driver dude, don't know what your problem is, something tells me you own an NVidia card (checked your profile yes you do).

    Well now if you just install the latest driver, it just overwrites the previous one. Its been working that way for me.
     
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  9. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,975   +908

    I get better game performance and stability if I clean install.

    The drivers may not be as fancy and stable as nVidias, but they get the job done...
     
  10. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,316   +268

    Just got this installed on my daughter's computer - she's gonna need this for FFXIV ARR next week. Now I just need an upgrade for my other daughter's machine. X58 mobo is dead for her i7 930 upgrade and those mobos have now skyrocketed in price since they stopped production. I was really hoping Haswell was going to blow me away so I could hand down my current rig, but it wasn't enough for me to do it.
     
  11. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,080   +747

    Yeah. It muttered something something about incompatible hardware but I think you're right.
     
     
  12. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,080   +747

    I usually install over the older one although some people recommend the use of Driver Sweeper. I found it made no difference.
     
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  13. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,002   +1,503

    Maybe my GTX 660 will be compatible. It is a generation older. lol
    I usually install over the older driver to.
     
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  14. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,975   +908

    Wait for IB-E or Haswell E.
     
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  15. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,975   +908

    I used to do that. I think I should just do that again since the uninstaller doesnt work sometimes.
     
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  16. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,223   +528

    I went ahead and did what you did just to try it since I had been just overwriting the old ones. Haven't noticed any differences yet personall, but I have not really tested some extreme gaming yet.
     
  17. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,080   +747

    You could also wait for Broadwell-E but why don't you rather wait for her to get married then it'll become her husbands problem, not to mention cheaper as well. :)
     
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  18. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,975   +908

    I just saw better performance in BF3. Like 4-5 FPS better. Nothing major.
     
  19. Fbarnett

    Fbarnett TS Enthusiast Posts: 183   +24

    for your information I have 2 5870's and a 6950 . I was not knocking it I just asked who said it was a good driver? I also don't look at another mans profile
     
  20. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,316   +268


    Haha - my daughters are 6 and 8... it's going to be a really long time before she gets married. This is already my 8 year old's third computer so I'm betting she'll be asking for an upgrade within the next year or two.
     
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  21. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,975   +908

    That is what profiles are for xD. It is a good driver if it does what it says.
     
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  22. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,223   +528

    Was about to say the same thing lol, like I make my profile specifically for others, not myself. What am I gonna do, stare at it when I can't remember who I am.

    Second, yea it's an excellent driver, works flawlessly in my useable so far and has only been an improvement across the board.

    Third, then comment in a different way, if you did not mean that in a bad way, why would you write it that way. It sounds sarcastic especially seeing this is beta 2 of 13.8 which has been out a month and the second part came today. When you write it like that, it reads like sarcasm in that sense. However since you did not say it that way intentionally, sorry for jumping the gun.
     
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  23. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,975   +908

    I am still running on 13.1. I am waiting for a new release since I skipped 13.4. I have a feeling it will be 13.9 at this rate xD.
     
  24. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,223   +528

    I thought you said you were on the 13.8 beta? I don't even think I tried 13.1, I think I unintentionally skipped it somehow. Why not grab the new betas and blast away on those, I've been rocking them (btw I tried your idea and uninstalled then clean installed beta 2 13.8 to make sure)
     
  25. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,975   +908

    I rolled back to stable.
     


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