Ya puedes descargar los nuevos controladores gráficos AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta, controladores tal como los anunciamos días atras, traen mejoras de rendimiento de hasta un 28% para Watch Dogs y Murdered Soul Suspect, siempre y cuando tengas una AMD Radeon R9 290X.


El resto de mejoras destacas las encontramos con la resolución mixta en AMD Eyefinity, soporte Mantle para Battlefield 4, Thief y Star Swarm en equipos portátiles AMD con la tecnología AMD Enduro, y la aceleración de decodificación JPEG en la plataforma AM1. Puedes acceder a su descarga desde el siguiente enlace.

Performance improvements

  • Watch Dogs performance improvements
    AMD Radeon R9 290X – 1920×1080 4x MSAA – improves up to 25%
    AMD Radeon R9290X – 2560×1600 4x MSAA – improves up to 28%
    AMD Radeon R9290X CrossFire configuration (3840×2160 Ultra settings, MSAA = 4X) – 92% scaling
  • Murdered Soul Suspect performance improvements
    AMD Radeon R9 290X – 2560×1600 4x MSAA – improves up to 16%
    AMD Radeon R9290X CrossFire configuration (3840×2160 Ultra settings, MSAA = 4X) – 93% scaling

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
    Fill – legacy mode, best for identical monitors
    Fit – create the Eyefinity surface using best available rectangular area with attached displays.
    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 desktops
    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