Download: AMD Catalyst 13.1 WHQL driver

By Rick
Jan 18, 2013
Post New Reply
  1. Good news for Radeon owners: AMD's latest WHQL-certified Catalyst driver (13.1) has finally materialized. After an unusually long wait -- no doubt thanks in part to AMD's recent "dynamic release" policy -- 13.1 contains all the improvements 12.11 beta made...

    Read more
  2. TechGamer

    TechGamer TechSpot Booster Posts: 407   +34

    This driver practically makes the 7770-7850 more perfect for mid range budget people which want to play good games at 1080p on exp battlefield 3 which can already be maxed on some maps
  3. Cueto_99

    Cueto_99 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 241   +11

    Does this update solves the microstuttering issue detected on some games like Skyrim?
  4. TechGamer

    TechGamer TechSpot Booster Posts: 407   +34

    Skyrim lighting (missing a lighting pass) for the AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
    Skyrim cloud corruption experience in various in game locations

    these were the skyrim patches though download the driver still u may never know
  5. psycros

    psycros TechSpot Booster Posts: 688   +207

    I hope Catalyst actually appears on the start menu now.
  6. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,793   +882

    The awkward moment when you go through the whole clean uninstall procedure (very long) and you notice they made a uninstall tool after you are done. lol
    hammer2085 likes this.
  7. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 884   +171

    Finally! A driver that successfully fixed my Metro2033 problems. This has to be the first time I've actually had anything good happen for me after installing a new graphics driver lmao.
  8. Great uninstall tool! Everything goes smooth and quickly on Win7 64bits.
    Also a good thing is that the drivers releases are coming just when new things are added, not every month.
  9. Reiz3rx

    Reiz3rx Newcomer, in training

    This update is working fine,to solve stutter I lock my games to 50fps with MSI on-screen display server
  10. Puiu

    Puiu TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,035   +91

    " AvP (11%), Battlefield 3 (25%), Call of Duty (13%), DiRT Showdown (62%), Just Cause 2 (90%), StarCraft 2 (25%) and Skyrim (45%)."

    ... what in the hell did they do to get those numbers? it's like they released a new generation of video cards. were the drivers before this that bad? ^_^
  11. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,145   +172

    Puiu hmm yes agreed... doesn't sound like they were too performance oriented before.

    Good news that the driver update finally out tho for desktop
     
  12. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,793   +882

    I went from 45 fps in blop2 to 35 fps.... amd fail
  13. dcnc123

    dcnc123 TechSpot Member Posts: 52

    Yeah... time to upgrade :D
  14. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TechSpot Booster Posts: 956   +96

    I'm curious how the AMD uninstaller compares to Driver Fusion (Formerly Driver Sweeper) when updating Radeon drivers and clearing enough of the Radeon leftovers out for a clean GeForce driver install...
  15. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TechSpot Booster Posts: 571   +98

    Already installed. I got a new graphics card as well, worth the upgrade.
  16. Puiu

    Puiu TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,035   +91

    try making a new thread in the forum. maybe you can figure out why the sudden drop in frame rate. maybe it's a settings problem in the game or in the catalyst.
  17. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,455   +288

    I'm running dual monitors on a 5830. I often get screen tearing when scrolling a webpage and also anytime a Flash video begins to play (and also when I leave the page with the video or close the tab) both screens have a 'glitch' real breifly. Hopefully this fixes it, but I really doubt it. This is my first AMD/ATi video card since a Radeon 9600XT and I am not impressed with it, never had tearing or flash issues with my 8800GTS.
  18. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,793   +882

    I restored factory defaults and something changed. I uninstalled the 12.8 driver and installed 13.1... I got bad frame drops in BF3. I tried the uninstall tool--worked great. I installed 13.1 again, frame drops in BO2. I guess I am gonna stick with BF3 for now.
  19. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,455   +288

    So far so good (hope I don't jinx myself by saying this), screen tearing and screen glitches starting and closing flash video seem to be gone with this update! I did run the uninstall utility, reboot, then install the new driver.
  20. Puiu

    Puiu TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,035   +91

    I guess you're out of luck then. Wait for 13.2 which has some nice changes in it.
  21. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,793   +882

    Anything for cards other than the 7000 series. This is what I hate about AMD, they abandon us while nVidia is still optimizing old cards.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...
Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.