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Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst™ 14.1 Beta Driver for Windows

Support for the following new AMD Desktop APU (Accelerated Processors) products:

• AMD A10-7850K

• AMD A10-7700K

Mantle Beta driver

• AMD's Mantle is a groundbreaking graphics API that promises to transform the world of game development to help bring better, faster games to the PC

• Performance gain of up to 45%(versus the DirectX version) for Battlefield 4 on the R9 290 Series

• Performance gain of up to 200% (versus the DirectX version) for Star Swarm on the R9 290 Series

• AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta must be used in conjunction with versions of these applications that support Mantle

• It is expected that these applications will have future updates to support additional AMD Mantle features

• AMD Mantle Beta driver is currently supported on:

• AMD Radeon™ R9 Series GPUs

• AMD Radeon™ R7 Series GPUs

• AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series GPUs

• AMD Radeon™ HD 8000 Series GPUs

• AMD A10-7000 Series and AMD A8-7000 Series APUs

• ​​​​​For additional details please see the AMD Mantle Technology FAQ on amd.com​

• Enhanced AMD CrossFire frame pacing – Support for 4K panel and Eyefinity non-XDMA CrossFire solutions (including the AMD Radeon R9 280, 270 Series, 7900 Series, 7800 Series) and Dual Graphics configurations​

​​​• Frame pacing ensures that frames rendered across multiple GPUs in an AMD CrossFire configuration will be displayed at an even and regular pace

• Supported on 4K panels and Eyefinity configurations

• Supported on AMD Dual Graphics configurations

• Supported on DirectX® 10 and DirectX 11 applications​​​

Resolved issue highlights of AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta​​

• Resolves ground texture flickering seen in Total War: Rome 2 with high settings (and below) set in game

• Resolves flickering texture corruption when playing Call of Duty: Ghosts (multi-player) in the space station level

Resolved Issues

• Ground texture flickering seen in Total War: Rome 2 with high settings (and below) set in game

• Flickering texture corruption when playing Call of Duty: Ghosts (multi-player) in the space station level

• Blu-ray playback using PowerDVD black screen on extended mode

• Streaming VUDU HD/HDX content on Sharp PN-K321 (DP) causes the right-side half to flicker in and out

• Black screen happened after wake up the monitor

• Full screen issue at rotation in DX9 mode

• Video window black screen when using Samsung Kies to play video

• Crysis2 negative scaling in outdoor scene

• Crysis2 has insufficient CrossFire scaling in some scene

• Red Faction: The game has no or negative crossfire scaling with DX9 and DX11

• Age of Conan has corruption and performance issues with crossfire enabled

• Company of Heroes shadows are corrupted when using crossfire

• Resident Evil5 's performance is unstable when display mode set to Window mode

• Total War: Shogun 2 flickering menu/text

• Frame rate drop when disabling post-processing in 3DMark06

• Negative Crossfire scaling with game "The Secret World" in DX11 mode

• F1 2012 Crashes to desktop

• Tomb Raider Hair Simulation Stutters on CFX

• Negative CrossFire scaling experienced in Call of Duty

• Battlefield 3 performance drop on Haswell systems

• Choppy video playback on 4k Video

• VSync ON Tearing with 2x1 Eyefinity SLS CrossFire

• Far Cry 3 - Game flickering while changing resolutions

• Display corruption and BSOD occurs when extending a display after disabling Multiple GPU SLS array

• Flickering seen when enable three 4kx2k panels at the same time

• No Video, just a black screen when setting Chrome to run in "High Performance" when playing certain video clips

• Image crashed on Starcraft game

Known Issues

• Mantle performance for the AMD Radeon™ HD 7000/HD 8000 Series GPUs and AMD Radeon™ R9 280X and R9 270X GPUs will be optimized for BattleField 4™ in future AMD Catalyst™ releases. These products will see limited gains in BattleField 4™ and AMD is currently investigating optimizations for them.

• Multi-GPU support under DirectX® and Mantle will be added to StarSwarm in a future application patch

• Intermittent stuttering or stability issues may occur when utilizing Mantle with AMD CrossFire™ technology in BattleField 4™ - AMD recommends using the DirectX code path when playing Battlefield 4 with multiple GPUs. A future AMD Catalyst release will resolve these issues

• Notebooks based on AMD Enduro or PowerXpress™ technologies are currently not supported by the Mantle codepath in Battlefield 4™

AMD Eyefinity configurations utilizing portrait display orientations are currently not supported by the Mantle codepath in Battlefield 4™

• AMD Eyefinity technology is not currently supported in the Star Swarm​ application

• AMD testing for the AMD Catalyst™ 14.1 Beta Mantle driver has been concentrated on the following products: AMD Radeon™ R9 290X, R9 290, R9 280, R9 270, R7 260X, R7 260, HD 7000 Series, HD 8000 Series, A10-7850K and A10-7700K. Future AMD Catalyst™ releases will include full test coverage for all AMD products supported by Mantle.

• Graphics hardware in the AMD A10-7850K and A10-7700K may override the presence of a discrete GPU under the Mantle code path in Battlefield 4™

• Frame Pacing for Dual Graphics and non-XDMA configurations above 2560x1600 do not currently work with Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4. An upcoming release will enable support

• DX9 Dual graphics is not supported in AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta. An upcoming release will enable support

Download:

AMD Catalyst™ 14.1 Beta Driver for Windows®

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AMD Catalyst™ 14.1 Beta Driver

AMD Catalyst™ 14.1 Mobility Beta Driver

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Downloading.... let's see if it can be installed on top of the 13.12 or it will require a clean install

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@StamatisX get bf4 so you can test mantle.

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can you message me that link again with the online offer?

I got the 14.1 drivers working with my eGPU setup with R9 280X.

I might be interested in testing with BF4 as well. I can revert to 13.11/13.12 to test with and without Mantle to see if there is a significant performance gain. Would be interesting how much of a gain (if any) there is while running PCIe 2.0 1x

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I did some Mantle tests with my eGPU setup (R9 280X).

See results here:

http://forum.techinferno.com/diy-e-gpu-projects/2109-diy-egpu-experiences-%5Bversion-2-0%5D-54.html#post82601

Quick result: Yes, Mantle is better and has a noticeable improvement.

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As said in other post, I will test in a desktop probably tomorrow to see how the performance difference is on both setups.

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BF4 when playing on 64 players server crashes either with 14.1 or 13.12 drivers within 5 minutes of playing.... Didn't even have the chance to test Mantle performance...

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And to think it's an AMD sponsored game lol.

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Chances are it would work way better LOL but I guess that's what happens when you go cheap and don't spend $100 extra for a couple of 780s...

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More Battlefield 4 testing with Mantle vs DX11

Mantle testing in a desktop. Did everything the same as with the eGPU. Test range. Same route (ish).

Comparison of hardware:

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Laptop performance here: [URL]http://forum.techinferno.com/diy-e-gpu-projects/2109-diy-egpu-experiences-%5Bversion-2-0%5D-54.html#post82601[/URL]

Mantle DX11

Desktop charts:

Doesn't look like much of a difference (there isn't really), but just like with laptop eGPU performance, there was about a 10fps gain. Went from high-70s/low-80s to high-80s/low-90s.

I didn't say in my laptop post since I didn't pay much attention to the fps as far as mentally logging it. But there it was high-50s/low-60s to high-60s/low-70s. I must say, that is a pretty impressive showing for a laptop eGPU implementation. I'd expect a bigger difference in more graphically intensive locations however.
\[/TD] Laptop Desktop
CPU i7-2620M (2.7->3.4GHz HT dual) i7-4770K (3.5->3.9GHz HT quad)
RAM 16GB @ 1333MHz 16GB @ 2400MHz
GPU R9 280X @ x1 2.0 R9 280X @ x16 3.0
Drive HGST 1TB @ 7200RPM Samsung 840 EVO 120GB
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7970M. Installed this driver, there was a problem with sleep mode, flies in the blue screen if you are using graphics AMD.

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