AMD Catalyst Driver 14.7 RC 3

August 18, 2014
amd-catalyst-14.7-rc3-windows-aug12.exe
313 MB
Windows 7 / 8
740

What's New:

  • Includes all improvements found in the AMD Catalyst 14.7 RC driver
  • Display interface enhancements to improve 4k monitor performance and reduce flickering.
    • Improvements apply to the following products:
      • ​AMD Radeon R9 290 Series
      • AMD Radeon R9 270 Series
      • AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series​
    • ​​Even with these improvements, cable quality and other system variables can affect 4k performance.  AMD recommends using DisplayPort 1.2 HBR2 certified cables with a length of 2m (~6 ft) or less when driving 4K monitors.​
  • Wildstar:  AMD Crossfire profile support
  • Lichdom:  Single GPU and Multi-GPU performance enhancements
  • Watch Dogs:   Smoother gameplay on single GPU and Multi-GPU configurations​

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.​​​

Feature Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 14.6 RC Driver for Windows

  • Plants vs. Zombies (Direct3D performance improvements):
    • AMD Radeon R9 290X - 1920x1080 Ultra – improves up to 11%
    • AMD Radeon R9 290X - 2560x1600 Ultra – improves up to  15%
    • AMD Radeon R9 290X CrossFire configuration (3840x2160 Ultra)  - 92% scaling
  • 3DMark Sky Diver improvements:
    • AMD A4-6300 – improves up to 4%
    • Enables AMD Dual Graphics/AMD CrossFire support
  • Grid Auto Sport:
    • AMD CrossFire profile
  • Wildstar:
    • Power Xpress profile
    • Performance improvements to improve smoothness of application
    • Performance improves up to 24% at 2560x1600 on the AMD Radeon R9 and R7 Series of products for both single GPU and multi-GPU configurations.
  • Watch Dogs:
    • AMD CrossFire – Frame pacing improvements
  • Battlefield Hardline Beta:
    • AMD CrossFire profile

Known Issues

  • Running Watch Dogs with a R9 280X CrossFire configuration may result in the application running in CrossFire software compositing mode
  • Enabling Temporal SMAA in a CrossFire configuration when playing Watch Dogs will result in flickering
  • AMD CrossFire configurations with AMD Eyefinity enabled will see instability with BattleField 4 or Thief when running Mantle
  • Catalyst Install Manager text is covered by Express/Custom radio button text
  • Express Uninstall does not remove C:\Program Files\(AMD or ATI) folder

Notes:

  1. Starting with AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta, AMD will no longer support Windows 8.0 (and the WDDM 1.2 driver)
  2. Windows 8.0 users should upgrade (for Free) to Windows 8.1 to take advantage of the new features found in the AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta
  3. AMD Catalyst 14.4 will remain available for users who wish to remain on Windows 8
  4. A future AMD Catalyst release will allow for the WDDM 1.1 (Windows 7 driver) to be installed under Windows 8.0 for those users unable to upgrade to Windows 8.1

Supported Products:

AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility ​

  • AMD Radeon R9 200 Series​
  • AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series​​
  • AMD Radeon R7 200 Series​​​
  • AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series
  • AMD Radeon R5 200 Series​​​
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series
  • ​​ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series

AMD Accelerated Processor (APU) Desktop Product Family

  • AMD A10 Series APU ​
  • AMD Radeon HD 8000D Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7000D Series
  • AMD A8 Series APU ​ ​
  • AMD Radeon HD 8000D Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7000D Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000D Series
  • AMD A6 Series APU ​ ​
  • AMD Radeon HD 8000D Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7000D Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000D Series
  • AMD A4 Series APU ​
  • AMD Radeon HD 8000D Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7000D Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000D Series
  • AMD E2-3000 APU (AMD Radeon HD 8280)
  • AMD E1-2500 APU (AMD Radeon HD 8240)
  • AMD E2-2000 APU (AMD Radeon HD 7340)
  • AMD E1-1200 APU (AMD Radeon HD 7310)
  • AMD E2-1800 APU (AMD Radeon HD 7340)
  • AMD E1-300 APU (AMD Radeon HD 6310)

AMD Mobility Radeon Graphics Technology Family Compatibility

AMD Catalyst Mobility is a notebook reference graphics driver with limited support for system vendor specific features. When used with Windows Vista or Windows 7, the user experience may be limited or compromised. The Installation Verification Software is designed to prevent driver download on certain notebook products. This is to help protect against the installing of drivers that may disable features or functionality provided by the system manufacturer. In such a situation, it is recommended to revert back to the driver provided by your system vendor for your specific platform. Please contact your system vendor for the most recent drivers for your notebook.

  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 8000M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6000 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 7000M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6000M Series
  • AMD PowerXpress enabled notebooks using AMD chipsets ​

Consumer Notebooks with AMD Accelerated Processor (APU) Product Family ​

  • AMD A10 Series APU
  • AMD Radeon HD 8000G Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7000G Series
  • AMD A8 Series APU
  • AMD Radeon HD 8000G Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7000G Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000G Series
  • AMD A6 Series APU
  • AMD Radeon HD 8000G Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7000G Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000G Series
  • AMD A4 Series APU
  • AMD Radeon HD 8000G Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7000G Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000G Series
  • AMD A10-5745M
  • AMD E2-3000
  • AMD A10-4657M
  • AMD E2-2000
  • AMD A10-4655M
  • AMD E2-1800
  • AMD A8-4557M
  • AMD E1-2500
  • AMD A8-4555M
  • AMD E1-2100
  • AMD A8-5545M
  • AMD E1-1500
  • AMD A6-5345M
  • AMD E1-1500
  • AMD A6-4455M
  • AMD E1-1200
  • AMD A6-5200
  • AMD E-300
  • AMD A4-4455M
  • AMD C-70
  • AMD A4-5000
  • AMD C-60
  • AMD A4-4355M
  • AMD PowerXpress enabled notebooks using AMD chipsets ​

Consumer Tablets with AMD Accelerated Processor (APU) Product Family

  • AMD A6-1450 utilizing AMD Mobility Radeon HD 8250
  • AMD A4-1250 utilizing AMD Mobility Radeon HD 8210
  • AMD A4-1200 utilizing AMD Mobility Radeon HD 8180
  • AMD Z-60
  • AMD Z-01

The following notebooks are not compatible with this release:

  1. Any notebook launched after this driver release
  2. Toshiba notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)
  3. Sony VAIO notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)
  4. Panasonic notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows 8.1 (32 & 64-bit version)
  • Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit version with SP1 or higher)
Alternative drivers to AMD Catalyst Driver 14.7 RC 3: