5 Replies Latest reply on Jul 12, 2014 11:29 AM by black_zion

    AMD 14.7 RC

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      AMD Catalyst™ 14.7 RC Driver for Windows® Operating System

      Last Updates: 7/10/2014
      Article Number: RN-WIN-RC14.7
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      • Starting with AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta, AMD will no longer support Windows 8.0 (and the WDDM 1.2 driver)
      • Windows 8.0 users should upgrade (for free) to Windows 8.1 to take advantage of the new features found in the AMD Catalyst 14.7 RC driver
      • AMD Catalyst 14.4 will remain available for users who wish to remain on Windows 8   
        • 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

      The AMD Catalyst™ 14.7 RC driver can be downloaded from the following link:??

      NOTE! This Catalyst Driver is provided "AS IS", and under the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement provided with it.

      Installing the AMD Catalyst? Software Driver
      For detailed instructions on how to correctly uninstall or install the AMD Catalyst Software Suite, please refer to the following support resources:


         
      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

      http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/latest-catalyst-windows-beta.aspx

       

       

       

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      To install new AMD graphics drivers:

      Normal install:

      1. IMPORTANT: All Windows Updates should be current, including the 'optional/suggested' updates
      2. IMPORTANT: Disable all anti-virus/ad blockers/anti-malware/ anti-anything before trying to install
      3. IMPORTANT: Netframework is required and must be the latest version. (from Windows Update)

       
      Create a system restore point before, just in case.

      Download the drivers for your computer to the desktop. Follow steps 1-5 ( http://support.amd.com/en-us/download ).
       Do not use 'auto-detect and install.

      Delete existing drivers from your computer:

      In computer control panel select 'uninstall a program'

      For computers with Intel processors:
      Select AMD install manager and choose 'express uninstall all AMD software'
      Including the install manager.

      For computers with AMD processors:
      Select AMD install manager and 'custom uninstall' the graphics drivers and CCC only.

      Reboot

      Install the new driver suite.

      Reboot


      If you have issues after attempting to install the drivers, then use the 'clean install' method:


       To perform a 'clean install' of AMD graphics drivers:

      1. IMPORTANT: All Windows Updates should be current, including the 'optional/suggested' updates
      2. IMPORTANT: Disable all anti-virus/ad blockers/anti-malware/ anti-anything before trying to install
      3. IMPORTANT: Netframework is required and must be the latest version. (from Windows Update)


      Create a system restore point before, just in case.

      Download the drivers for your computer to the desktop. Follow steps 1-5 ( http://support.amd.com/en-us/download ).
       Do not use 'auto-detect and install.

      Delete existing drivers from your computer:

      In computer control panel select 'uninstall a program'

      For computers with Intel processors:
      Select AMD install manager and choose 'express uninstall all AMD software'
      Including the install manager.

      For computers with AMD processors:
      Select AMD install manager and 'custom uninstall' the graphics drivers and CCC only.

      Reboot into 'safe mode'
      In safe mode run DDU (uninstaller)  http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/display_driver_uninstaller_download.html
      Select AMD graphics

      Reboot

      Install the new driver suite.

       Reboot

       

      NOTE! Certain laptop configurations are not compatible with AMD's Mobility Catalyst™ Driver.
            AMD provides graphics drivers for most laptop brands and models for the Mobility Radeon™ HD series of graphics cards.
             If the AMD Mobility Radeon Driver Verification tool reports that the  hardware is incompatible, then the notebook manufacturer is the  exclusive provider of the graphics drivers for your notebook.  (GPU-28041)
            Sony, Toshiba, and Panasonic will not accept generic drivers. Get drivers from manufacturers support site.
            Laptops with 'switchable' graphics must use manufacturer supplied drivers.