AMD Catalyst 14.9 WHQL Drivers Available for Download

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A new version of amd gpu drivers is available at this link the release notes are below

Highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 14.9 Windows Driver

    • Support for the AMD Radeon R9 28
    • 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
      • 3DMark11
        • AMD Radeon R9 290 Series / R9 270 Series – improves up to 4% in Entry and Performance Preset
      • BioShock Infinite
        • AMD Radeon R9 290 Series – 1920×1080 – 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 (2560×1440, 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 – 1920×1080 Ultra – improves up to 11%
        • AMD Radeon R9290X – 2560×1600 Ultra – improves up to  15%
        • AMD Radeon R9290X CrossFire configuration (3840×2160 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
      • Wildstar
        • 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 (3840×2160 High Settings) up to 93%  (CrossFire scaling improvement of 25% compared to AMD Catalyst 14.4)
      • Lichdom
        • Improves performance for single GPU and Multi-GPU configurations
      • Star Craft II
        • AMD Radeon R9 290X (2560×1440, AA, 16x AF) – improves up to 20%
    • 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
          1. Fill – legacy mode, best for identical monitors
          2. Fit – create the Eyefinity surface using best available rectangular area with attached displays
          3. 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 desktop
          • Can create Eyefinity display group using this layout in one click!
    • New user controls for video color and display settings
      • 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 (1366×768; high settings) – 21% gain
      • Thief: AMD Radeon HD 8970M (1920×1080; high settings) – 14% gain
      • Star Swarm:  AMD Radeon HD 8970M (1920×1080; 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

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 2×1 or 1×2 Eyefinity configurations
    • Geometry corruption in State of Decay