AMD has released two new sets of drivers for Radeon graphics card owners, namely Catalyst 13.4 and 13.5b2. The former driver bundle is WHQL-certified while the latter remains in beta; however, both offer the usual crop of bug fixes and performance improvements.
Download AMD Catalyst 13.4 (WHQL)
Note: All packages work with both desktop and mobile GPUs
- Windows XP 32-bit | 64-bit
- Windows Vista/7/8 32-bit | 64-bit
- Linux 32/64-bit
- Catalyst 13.4 release notes
Catalyst 13.4 promises all the enhancements made in the 13.3 beta, but adds a number of noteworthy profiles and bug fixes:
- The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct: Fixes image quality issues when enabling Anti-Aliasing through the AMD Catalyst Control Center
- Crysis 3: Improves CrossFire performance in 3 and 4 GPU configurations
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution: Improves CrossFire performance
- Unigine Heaven: Improves CrossFire performance in 3 and 4 GPU configurations
- Hitman Absolution: Resolves application issues on the AMD Radeon HD 7790 when running at 1680x100 with 8xAA enabled
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 2: Fixes object and texture corruption
- Adobe Photoshop CS6: Resolves screen flicker under Windows 8
AMD promises 13.4 will "significantly improve" latency for Skyrim, Borderlands 2, Guild Wars 2, Tomb Raider and Hitman Absolution. The entire Radeon HD 7700 series should see performance gains in Batman Arkaham City (~5%), Borderlands 2 (~10%), Quake Wars (~13%), Hitman Absolution (~11%), Wolfenstein MP (~11%) and Civilization V (~5%).
Support for the AMD Radeon HD 7790 and Radeon HD 7990 have also been added.
Download AMD Catalyst 13.5 (BETA 2)
Note: All beta packages include 32-bit + 64-bit support
Meanwhile, AMD's latest beta driver, Catalyst 13.5, packs all of that plus even more boosts in performance for Radeon HD 7000-series owners. Bumps include Far Cry 3 with AA (~4%), Shogun II with AA (~20%), Tomb Raider (~6%), Bioshock (~6%) and Borderlands 2 (~17%).
The AMD ATI Radeon HD 7970 measures 27 cm long (10.6 in), the GPU core is clocked at 925MHz, and the GDDR5 memory operates at the same frequency of 1375MHz (5.5GHz DDR). Still, pairing that frequency with a 384-bit memory bus gives the HD 7970 264GB/s of theoretical bandwidth. The HD 7970 carries 2048 SPUs, 128 TAUs and 32 ROPs, up 33% from 1536 SPUs and 96 TAUs, it's also the first PCI Express 3.0-compatible card.
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