AMD Issues Catalyst 15.4 Beta, Just In Time For GTA V

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅14.04.2015 01:48:42


Grand Theft Auto Five has arrived and AMD want users of their hardware to be as prepared as you can possibly be. With that intention the team in red have just released their updated beta drivers, intended to provide the best possible performance for those dipping into the game this week.

AMD's Catalyst Suite 15.4 Beta can be downloaded from http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/latest-catalyst-windows-beta.aspx, and includes the AMD Catalyst™ Display Driver version 14.502.1014. As well as providing the best day one performance for GTA V the new beta drivers also comes with notable fixes for Battlefield: Hardline and Far Cry 4, and update Crossfire profiles for a range of titles. The driver is compatible with the vast majority of modern AMD desktop, mobile and APU graphics configurations.

Release Notes

AMD Catalyst™ 15.4 Beta for Windows® - Grand Theft Auto V Optimized

This release enables peak driver performance optimization for AMD Radeon™ graphics users in Grand Theft Auto V. This article provides information on the latest posting of the AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, AMD Catalyst™ 15.4 Beta.

This particular software suite updates the AMD Catalyst Display Driver and the AMD Catalyst Control Center. This unified driver has been updated, and is designed to provide enhanced performance and reliability.

Package Contents

The AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, AMD Catalyst™ 15.4 Beta contains the following:
- AMD Catalyst™ Display Driver version 14.502.1014

The AMD Catalyst™ 15.4 Beta Driver can be downloaded from the following links:
AMD Catalyst™ 15.4 Beta Driver for Windows® 7 32-bit
AMD Catalyst™ 15.4 Beta Driver for Windows® 7 64-bit
AMD Catalyst™ 15.4 Beta Driver for Windows® 8.1 32-bit
AMD Catalyst™ 15.4 Beta Driver for Windows® 8.1 64-bit

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:
How-To Uninstall AMD Catalyst™ Drivers from a Windows® Based System
How-To Install AMD Catalyst™ Drivers for a Windows® Based System

NOTES

This driver is not intended for use on AMD products running in Apple Boot Camp platforms. Users of these platforms should contact their manufacturer for driver support.
When installing the AMD Catalyst™ Driver for Windows® operating system, the user must be logged on as Administrator, or have Administrator rights to complete the installation of the AMD Catalyst Driver.

The AMD Catalyst 15.4 Beta Software Suite requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to be installed.
The AMD Catalyst 15.4 Beta Software Suite requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 to be installed. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 is included in all Catalyst packages.

AMD Eyefinity technology is designed to give gamers access to high display resolutions. As pixel count grows, the graphics "horsepower" required to drive the displays at a reasonable frame rate can increase dramatically. Depending on the game and system configuration, users may notice texture corruption and reduced frame rates when running games in multi-monitor Eyefinity modes.

Highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 15.4 Beta Windows Driver

New Crossfire Profiles for:
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Dying Light*
- Galactic Civilizations III
- Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
- Mortal Combat X**
- Sleeping Dogs : Definitive Edition

Crossfire Profiles updates for:
- Battlefield Hardline
- Far Cry 4
- Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
- Sniper Elite 3

Fixed Issues:
[416712] Battlefield 4: A memory leak may be experienced on certain AMD Radeon GPU's
[416302] Battlefield Hardline: The game may crash on first launch when in High Performance Mode
[416363] Battlefield Hardline: The game may crash on launch on certain AMD graphics products
[416667] Far Cry 4: Stuttering may be experienced with custom settings when run in AMD Crossfire mode
[416320] Far Cry 4: Screen tearing may be experienced even after enabling vsync

Known Issues:
[417392] Far Cry 4 : A game crash may be experienced when switching between windowed and full screen mode
[417237] Far Cry 4 : Flickering may be experienced in the in-game cinematics when launched in landscape SLS mode
[417374] Youtube : Random block corruption may be experience with simultaneous 1080p video streams
[417386] Youtube : Microsoft Internet Explorer may crash if exited while Youtube sessions are ongoing
[416109] Battlefield Hardline: Corruption / stutter may be experienced while changing resolution with vsync enabled
[417312] Battlefield Hardline: Broken glass may flicker during gameplay
[417247] Monitors may switch off when changing orientation from portrait SLS to landscape SLS
[417239] Metal Gear Solid V - Ground Zeroes : The game may crash when run at lower resolutions in windowed mode
[417242] Sleeping Dogs - Definitive Edition : The game may not run on certain Kaveri platforms when High Performance mode is enabled
[414152] A manual installation (via inf) may fail on certain R9 295X2 configurations

*AMD is currently working with Techland to resolve the following issue:
[417173] Distant objects may flicker in Dying Light when AA is enabled in AMD Crossfire mode. As a workaround, users may disable AMD Crossfire mode if this issue is impacting their game experience.
** AMD is currently working with NetherRealm Studios to resolve the following issue:
[417323] Flickering is sometimes observed on a small number of surfaces in Mortal Combat X when using AMD Crossfire. As a work around, users may disable AMD Crossfire mode if this issue is impacting their game experience.



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