AMD Catalyst 13.9 and Nvidia GeForce 327.23 WHQL drivers released

By on September 20, 2013, 9:30 AM
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For those of you out there with an AMD Radeon graphics card, AMD has released the Catalyst 13.9 drivers, which are both WHQL and Windows 8.1-certified. The drivers address a number of issues with performance in games, applications and the Control Center itself, although no specific game performance improvements were listed.

The Catalyst 13.9 drivers also removes frame pacing, a feature that smoothens frame delivery for multi-GPU set-ups. While frame pacing can be an advantage in some situations, the feature was broken on numerous set-ups, including on 4K monitors and EyeFinity systems, so AMD decided to keep it only in the beta drivers.

Nvidia has also released a new WHQL certified driver, coming out with version 327.23 for GPU owners to download. The drivers feature the usual array of game performance improvements, as well as official Windows 8.1 support, a few new SLI profiles, TXAA support for OpenGL, and improved support for 4K displays.

The 327.23 drivers appear identical to the 326.80 beta drivers released last month, but it's still a good idea to update regardless of whether you're currently running on the WHQL or beta releases.

Both AMD's Catalyst 13.9 drivers and Nvidia's GeForce 327.23 drivers can be downloaded from our driver download section.




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psycros psycros said:

13.8 b2 murdered my Skyrim performance on a 6870HD. Here's hoping the latest build fixes that.

spydercanopus spydercanopus said:

Be sure to delete all the junk these NVIDIA drivers leave behind. They're in c:\NVIDIA

fimbles fimbles said:

Thank you for the heads up!

1 person liked this | Guest said:

I run on a AMD Crossfire setup and downloaded/installed the latest drivers, but can't find any folder like c:\NVIDIA ???

mailpup mailpup said:

Guest, that doesn't apply to AMD graphics card users unless you had an Nvidia card installed previously. Installing an Nvidia graphics card driver will create a c:/nvidia folder. If you look, you should have a c:/AMD folder.

hahahanoobs hahahanoobs said:

FYI. The junk goes beyond C:\nVIDIA and C:\AMD, so deleting those don't make all your problems go away. Otherwise we wouldn't have programs like, Driver Fusion (formerly Driver Sweeper), or the AMD uninstaller developed by AMD themselves.

lalaman lalaman said:

The catalyst 13.9 update lowered the fps on all my games =(

JC713 JC713 said:

I run on a AMD Crossfire setup and downloaded/installed the latest drivers, but can't find any folder like c:\NVIDIA ???

Because you have an AMD card.

FYI. The junk goes beyond C:\nVIDIA and C:\AMD, so deleting those don't make all your problems go away. Otherwise we wouldn't have programs like, Driver Fusion (formerly Driver Sweeper), or the AMD uninstaller developed by AMD themselves.

Or you can just use the clean install tool on the nVidia installer. Use the AMD uninstaller for AMD drivers.

The catalyst 13.9 update lowered the fps on all my games =(

And that is why I havent upgraded since 13.1.

I cant believe AMD is still waiting on the new performance and frame pacing driver. It better be good since it has been taking them well over 5 months to develop it. This driver was just a bug fix release before the big driver I guess.

lalaman lalaman said:

Because you have an AMD card.

Or you can just use the clean install tool on the nVidia installer. Use the AMD uninstaller for AMD drivers.

And that is why I havent upgraded since 13.1.

I cant believe AMD is still waiting on the new performance and frame pacing driver. It better be good since it has been taking them well over 5 months to develop it. This driver was just a bug fix release before the big driver I guess.

yahh.... I had to revert back to 13.4 ><

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