Mantle renderer now available in Battlefield 4

"The new game update for Battlefield 4 brings the Mantle renderer that DICE has developed in conjunction with AMD. With this first release of Mantle, you can expect performance increases in the game if you have the hardware to support it. In this blog post, the Technical Director for Frostbite details this exciting new step for the Battlefield series..." How to enable Mantle In order to use Mantle you will need the following: -AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta drivers.

AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta Driver for Windows

"Highlights of The AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta8 Driver for Windows. Resolves intermittent crashes experienced with Battlefield 4 on Windows 8 based systems."

You can download the new Catalyst 13.11 Beta8 driver here.

AMD Catalyst 13.3 Windows Beta Driver

AMD Catalyst™ 13.3 Beta3 includes all of the fixes found in previous versions of AMD Catalyst 13.3 Beta.

Feature Highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 13.3 Beta3 Driver for Windows®

  • Resolves OpenGL application issues seen with the AMD Catalyst 13.3 Beta2 driver

The AMD Catalyst™ 13.3 Beta3 Driver can be downloaded from the following link:

AMD Catalyst™ 12.1a preview driver

"Additional changes for upcoming update of Rage: Resolves some new texture corruption issues introduced by the latest version of the game. Improved performance ~5%. Smoother game play and reduces multicore sync points. Fixed mapbuffer failures when switching maps on 32-bit systems. Fixed a game crash when switching maps back and forth on 32 and 64bit systems."

AMD have released ATI Catalyst 11.11 drivers today

This release of ATI Catalyst™ delivers support for the latest ATI CrossFireX™ profiles in a separate executable file ensuring users have access to the absolute latest set of profiles installed on their PC.

New profiles added to this release:
- Battlefield 3: Tweaks to the CrossFire profile
- Global Ops – Commando Libya: Improves CrossFire performance
- Driver San Francisco: Disables CrossFire

AMD Catalyst 11.5 Released (and Hotfiix 11.5a)

In this update AMD has resolved a number of compatibility issues and performance in some games is faster. Note that there is an update to this update though, Catalyst 11.5a hotfix: grab it here

AMD Catalyst™ Driver 11.5a Hotfix Feature:

AMD to support open bios in all new CPUs

AMD has announced that they will be supporting the FOSS (GPL) bios Coreboot! This is a huge win for enthusiast builders. This means that those crazy hackers can get down to making custom overclocking or gaming-tuned features.

AMD slashes processor prices

"Earlier this week AMD quietly introduced new processor pricing lists and consumers can look forward to significantly lower prices, particularly in the mid-range.

Athlon II prices have dropped between 2 and 25 percent depending on the SKU. The popular Athlon II X4 645 dropped from $112 to $102, while the energy efficient 605e dropped from $122 to $98, making it a rather good deal. Dual core Athlons saw cuts between 3 and 12 percent, while triple cores dropped between 5 and 25 percent.

AMD Catalyst 10.11 Drivers

New AMD Catalyst 10.11 drivers are available for download - get them here:

ATI Catalyst 10.10a Hotfix Driver

AMD Catalyst 10.10a Hotfix Features:

    * Support for the new Morphological Anti-Aliasing feature
    * Performance optimizations for systems with an AMD Radeon™ HD 6870 and AMD Radeon HD 6850 series of graphics products installed
          o Aliens versus Predator performance enhancements
          o Star Craft 2 performance enhancements

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