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Highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 14.9 Windows Driver

    Performance improvements (comparing AMD Catalyst 14.9 vs. AMD Catalyst 14.4)
    3DMark Sky Diver improvements
  • AMD A4 6300 – improves up to 4%
  • Enables AMD Dual Graphics / AMD CrossFire support
    3DMark Fire Strike
  • AMD Radeon R9 290 Series - improves up to 5% in Performance Preset
  • AMD Radeon R9 290 Series / R9 270 Series - improves up to 4% in Entry and Performance Preset
    BioShock Infinite
  • AMD Radeon R9 290 Series – 1920x1080 - improves up to 5%
    Company of Heroes 2
  • AMD Radeon R9 290 Series - improves up to 8%
    Crysis 3
  • AMD Radeon R9 290 Series / R9 270 Series – improves up to 10%
    Grid Auto Sport
  • AMD CrossFire profile
    Murdered Soul Suspect
  • AMD Radeon R9 290X (2560x1440, 4x MSAA, 16x AF) – improves up to 50%
  • AMD Radeon R9 290 Series / R9 270 Series – improves up to 6%
  • CrossFire configurations improve scaling up to 75%
    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
    Batman Arkham Origins:
  • AMD Radeon R9 290X (4x MSAA) – improves up to 20%
  • CrossFire configurations see up to a 70% gain in scaling
  • Power Xpress profile
  • Performance improvements to improve smoothness of application
  • Performance improves up to 30% on the AMD Radeon R9 and R7 Series of products for both single GPU and Multi-GPU configurations
    Tomb Raider
  • AMD Radeon R9 290 Series – improves up to 5%
    Watch Dogs
  • AMD Radeon R9 290 Series / R9 270 Series – improves up to 9%
  • AMD CrossFire – Frame pacing improvement
  • Improved CrossFire performance – up to 20%
    Assassin's Creed IV
  • Improves CrossFire scaling (3840x2160 High Settings) up to 93% (CrossFire scaling improvement of 25% compared to AMD Catalyst 14.4)
  • Improves performance for single GPU and Multi-GPU configurations
    Star Craft II
  • AMD Radeon R9 290X (2560x1440, AA, 16x AF) – improves up to 20%

Resolved Issues

    60Hz SST flickering has been identified as an issue with non-standard display timings exhibited by the AOC U2868PQU panel on certain AMD Radeon™ graphics cards. A software workaround has been implemented in the AMD Catalyst 14.9 driver to resolve the display timing issues with this display
  • Users seeing flickering issues in 60Hz SST mode are further encouraged to obtain newer display firmware from their monitor vendor 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.
  • 4K panel flickering issues found on the AMD Radeon R9 290 Series and AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
  • Screen tearing observed on AMD CrossFire systems with Eyefinity portrait display configurations
  • Instability issues for Grid Autosport when running in 2x1 or 1x2 Eyefinity configurations
  • Geometry corruption in State of Decay

-> Release Notes <-







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So I'm wondering if I'm the only enduro user having problems with drivers newer than 14.1.

An easy way to see if there is a problem or not is by running something with high fps. Old 3dm03 for example. With 14.1 I get 80k, but with anything newer I get mid 50s. Modern games echo this same drop too, but it's harder to compare, so someone who has 3dm03 on an enduro system please run it and tell me your score.

If no one has 3dm03, then please download this tiny program and click "show 3d view". With 14.1 I get 3.4k fps. With anything later I get 1.1k fps.

Download ATITool 0.26 | techPowerUp

Also for some reason my pci-e is only running x8 at all times. This may or may not be driver related. If I remember right it would scale back to x8 when idle, but ramp up to x16 when loaded. Can someone please confirm pci-e behavior on clevo systems?

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Known Issues

  • [404829]: Horizontal flashing lines on second screen in a clone mode with V-Sync on using AMD Mobility Graphics with Switchable Intel Graphics <--- Solution: Enduro Fix v2.0

AMD Enduro™ Performance Fix for DirectX 9 v2.0

GUI application © by MacHater

Fix proof-of-concept © by LeeKM





Resolves GPU underutilization and poor performance in many

DirectX 9 games and applications on AMD Enduro™ (PowerXpress™ 5.x) mobile


Compatible with the following GPUs (on AMD Enduro™/Switchable Graphics platforms):

- AMD Radeon™ HD 7700M, 7800M Series, 7970M

- AMD Radeon™ HD 8500M, 8600M, 8700M, 8800M Series, 8970M

- Other notebooks with AMD/ATI GPU and Switchable Graphics / AMD Enduro™ technology

Other requirements:

- Microsoft® Windows™ 7 or Windows™ 8 (x64 is preferred)

- Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.5

- Intel CPU with integrated processor graphics

- AMD Catalyst™ 13.2 minimum; always install latest version from support.amd.com

Initial test platform:

- CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3610QM

- RAM: 8 GB Samsung DDR3 1600 MHz (CL 11)

- GPU: AMD Radeon™ HD 7850M (Overclocked), Intel® HD Graphics 4000

- GPU drivers: AMD Catalyst™ 13.6 Mobility beta, Intel® HD Graphics

- OS: Microsoft® Windows™ 7 Ultimate x64

Fix has been tested and confirmed to work by others on:

- Microsoft® Windows™ 8 Pro x64

- AMD Radeon™ HD 7970M

- AMD Radeon™ HD 6770M

- AMD Radeon™ HD 8870M

Games and applications tested with fix and seen substantial performance increase:

- 3DMark06

- 3DMark Vantage

- 3DMark (2013) Ice Storm and Cloud Gate

- Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare™

- Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare™ 2 & 3

- Counter-Strike™: Global Offensive™

- Counter-Strike™: Source

- Guild Wars 2 (tested by sigbin)

- Left 4 Dead™ 2

- StarCraft™ II: Heart of the Swarm™

- Team Fortress™ 2


By using this application and/or the fix associated with this application,

you acknowledge that neither the author of the application nor the author of the fix

proof-of-concept may be held responsible for any consequences that may arise from usage.

Use entirely at your own risk.

You agree not to violate, circumvent, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise

tamper with any of the security technology for any reason or to attempt or assist another

person to do so.

This software and the fix associated are provided free-of-charge and allowed for redistribution

provided that the application and all of the included files, including this text shall remain

intact and free from 3rd party modification of any kind and are redistributed together.

GUI application, © 2013 MacHater

Fix proof-of-concept, © 2013 LeeKM

All rights reserved.

AMD, Radeon™, Enduro™, PowerXpress™, and Catalyst™ are registered trademarks

of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ("AMD")

source: [Rel.] AMD Enduro Performance Fix for DirectX 9 Games and Applications (for 7700/7800/7900/8500/8600/8700/8800/8900M GPUs)

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Highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 14.9.1 Windows Beta Driver

Resolved Issues

    Driver installation randomly crashes or hangs
  • Intermittent black screen or BSOD on reboot after driver installation
  • [406933]: CCC intermittently crashes with error popup message
  • [406904]: Random hang or BSOD when launching Battlefield 4 in quad Crossfire™
  • [406906]: Random hang or BSOD when enabling or disabling quad Crossfire™
  • [406905]: Intermittent hang when launching Sniper Elite 3 with quad Crossfire™
    Known Issues
  • [406977]: Dual AMD Radeon™ HD 7990 intermittent BSOD when upgrading from previous AMD Catalyst™ 14.4 driver – see "Important Notes" section below on how to resolve this issue
  • [406953]: Battlefield 4 intermittent crash or hang when changing game resolution in Mantle – If you experience this issue go to the games video options menu and select DirectX mode then change resolutions. Once that is done go back to Mantle mode to play the game at the new resolution you chose.
    Important Notes
  • Users of dual AMD Radeon™ HD 7990 in AMD Crossfire™ mode should completely uninstall older versions of Catalyst™ drivers from "Add/Remove Programs" in Windows Control Panel before installing the AMD Catalyst™ 14.9.1 Beta. If users of this graphics configuration are still having issues after taking these steps when installing the AMD Catalyst™ 14.9.1 Beta please use the AMD Catalyst™ 14.7 drivers .
  • Some users may find that their graphics product is not currently being supported by the AMD Gaming Evolved Application. We encourage those users to visit Raptr to download the latest client or for information on when the application will be available to them.

AMD Catalyst™ 14.9.1 Beta

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