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Catalyst 14.6 RC / AMD


A AMD lançou o pacote de drivers Catalyst 14.6 BETA(atualizado para 14.6 RC), trazendo uma série de correções e otimizações. Entre os destaques otimizações para o recém lançado Watch Dogs e melhoria de desempenho em uma série de games e resoluções sobre placas com a gpu Radeon R9 290X.

O pacote de drivers Catalyst 14.6 suporta as placas série Radeon HD 5000, HD 6000, HD 7000, HD 8000, R7 200 e R9 200 (além de Mobility Radeon HD 5000, HD 6000, HD 6000M HD 7000M, HD 8000M modelos mobile) e estÁ disponível para Windows 7, 8.0, 8,1.

OBS.: A AMD também oficializou que vai deixar de dar suporte ao Windows 8.0, recomendando a atualização para a versão 8.1. 

Abaixo principais destaques da versão:

Highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 14.6 BETA Windows Driver
Performance improvements
- Watch Dogs performance improvements
- AMD Radeon R9 290X - 1920x1080 4x MSAA – improves up to 25%
- AMD Radeon R9290X - 2560x1600 4x MSAA – improves up to  28%
- AMD Radeon R9290X CrossFire configuration (3840x2160 Ultra settings, MSAA = 4X)  - 92% scaling
- Murdered Soul Suspect performance improvements
- AMD Radeon R9 290X – 2560x1600 4x MSAA – improves up to 16%
- AMD Radeon R9290X CrossFire configuration (3840x2160 Ultra settings, MSAA = 4X)  - 93% scaling

AMD Eyefinity enhancements:
- Mixed Resolution Support
- A new architecture providing brand new capabilities
- Display groups can be created with monitors of different resolution  (including difference sizes and shapes)
- Users have a choice of how surface is created over the display group
   - Fill – legacy mode, best for identical monitors
   - Fit – create the Eyefinity surface using best available rectangular area with attached displays.
- Expand – create a virtual Eyefinity surface using desktops as viewports onto the surface.

Eyefinity Display Alignment
- Enables control over alignment between adjacent monitors

One-Click Setup
- Driver detects layout of extended desktops
- Can create Eyefinity display group using this layout in one click!
- New user controls for video color and display settings

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Greater control over Video Color Management:
- Controls have been expanded from a single slider for controlling Boost and Hue to per color axis
- Color depth control for Digital Flat Panels (available on supported HDMI and DP displays)
- Allows users to select different color depths per resolution and display

AMD Mantle enhancements
- Mantle now supports AMD Mobile products with Enduro technology
- Battlefield 4:  AMD Radeon HD 8970M (1366x768; high settings) – 21% gain
- Thief: AMD Radeon HD 8970M (1920x1080; high settings) – 14% gain
- Star Swarm:  AMD Radeon HD 8970M (1920x1080; medium settings) – 274% gain
- Enables support for Multi-GPU configurations with Thief (requires the latest Thief update)

AMD AM1 JPEG decoding acceleration
- JPEG decoding acceleration was first enabled on the A10 APU Series in AMD Catalyst 14.1 beta, and has now been extended to the AMD AM1 Platform
- Provides fast JPEG decompression
- Provides Power Efficiency for JPEG decompression

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 the AMD Catalyst Control center under a CrossFire configuration when playing Watch Dogs will result in Flickering
- AMD CrossFire configurations with Eyefinity enabled will see application stability 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

Novidades da versão 14.6 RC:

Plants vs. Zombies (Direct3D performance improvements)
- AMD Radeon R9 290X - 1920x1080 Ultra – improves up to 11%
- AMD Radeon R9290X - 2560x1600 Ultra – improves up to  15%
- AMD Radeon R9290X CrossFire configuration (3840x2160 Ultra)  - 92% scaling

3DMark Sky Diver improvements
- AMD A4 6300 – improves up to 4%
- Enables AMD Dual Graphics / AMD CrossFire support

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Grid Auto Sport
- AMD CrossFire profile

Wildstar
- Power Xpress profile
- Performance improvements to improve smoothness of application

Watch Dogs:
- AMD CrossFire – Frame pacing improvements

Battlefield Hardline Beta
- AMD CrossFire profile

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  • Redator: Fabio Feyh

    Fabio Feyh

    Fábio Feyh é sócio-fundador do Adrenaline e Mundo Conectado, e entre outras atribuições, analisa e escreve sobre hardwares e gadgets. No Adrenaline é responsável por análises e artigos de processadores, placas de vídeo, placas-mãe, ssds, memórias, coolers entre outros componentes.

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