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AMD releases Catalyst 13.8 WHQL and beta drivers on 31st July

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by Big_Vulture, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. Big_Vulture

    Big_Vulture Notebook Enthusiast

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    Big day coming! AMD promised to fix CrossFireX issues. For a while now users running two AMD graphics cards (or a graphics card and an APU) have been suffering from performance issues.
    The new Catalyst should offer “improved multi-GPU frame pacing” to eliminate micro-stutter issues.

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    Are you guys excited?



    Download links;

    13.8 Beta 2 Mobile

    13.8 Beta 2 Desktop
     
  2. davidricardo86

    davidricardo86 Notebook Deity

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    Oh heck yeah I am! I've been holding onto my Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E425 (A8-3510MX + 6470M) because Its a good notebook but also hoping AMD would fix the Dual-Graphics Asynch-Crossfire some day and it looks like that day has finally come. Too bad it took them so long as this could've worked heavily in their favor back when Llano came on the stage. I will be testing the driver myself and report back with my findings.
     
  3. Big_Vulture

    Big_Vulture Notebook Enthusiast

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    Please do that, really curious if driver fix will do goods for such an old hardware as your!
     
  4. sjefferson

    sjefferson Notebook Consultant

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    even duke nukem came out eventually. thank god i only had to wait ONE YEAR after the purchase of my lappy (m18x with cf) for a decent driver, provided that it is decent indeed.
     
  5. TBoneSan

    TBoneSan Laptop Fiend

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    Ill get excited when I can install it first try without a BSOD.
    Anyway, I can't wait but remain cautiously optimistic.
    Ill be clicking the refresh button at midnight.
     
  6. sponge_gto

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    Alright everyone, hold your breath and don't make a sound.. It might be shy :D
     
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    So basically there's nothing they can do to keep you happy.......
     
  8. Encrypted11

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    Judging from AMD's long standing with previous releases, it'll most probably be named 13.7.

    probably the date it was digitally signed (by Microsoft's WHQL departments) is late June or early July.

    Sent from my GT-I8190 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
     
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    Bout time, Amd always seems a bit slow on drivers...
     
  10. Big_Vulture

    Big_Vulture Notebook Enthusiast

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    It is coming Alaska time 11.59PM :D
     
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    So where are these magical drivers? lol I've tried looking but can't seem to find them. C'mon AMD gimme gimme gimme
     
  13. sponge_gto

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    Big_Vulture's darn right this was gonna be 13.8, if not 13.9 :rolleyes:

    AMDRadeon Twitter: We are sorry for the delay in Catalyst 13.8 Beta! We postponed it for additional testing. It will be released on 8/1.
     
  14. TBoneSan

    TBoneSan Laptop Fiend

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    Nooooo... Delays..
    Maybe they are working on a BSOD fix part of the drivers still ... :D
     
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    reborn2003 THE CHIEF!

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  16. davidricardo86

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    Thanks for the liink lol only we would get excited over drivers software:

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  17. idiot101

    idiot101 Down and Broken

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    I was waiting for someone to use that GIF. Good job davidricardo86


    Can someone post their observations after using this driver. Can wait.
     
  18. Big_Vulture

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    Ok guys, here are the links from AMD's official site;

    Mobility

    Desktop
     
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    Confirmed it's missing switchable graphics menu and crossfire menu on APU's.

    Really AMD, this crap again?
     
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    any feedback....any improvent in game play (mine is 7660g+7670m):wideeyed:....?
     

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