AMD has released two new sets of graphics drivers, both of which support the latest Radeon HD 7790 and Radeon HD 7990 graphics cards.
The Catalyst 13.4 release bears Microsoft's WHQL seal of approval, and it includes all the frame latency tweaks found in the Catalyst 13.3 beta drivers. Those tweaks improve performance in Skyrim, Borderlands 2, Guild Wars 2, Tomb Raider, and Hitman: Absolution. The Catalyst 13.4 drivers also incorporate fixes for corruption issues in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Tomb Raider. Support for more than a dozen OpenGL 4.3 extensions has been added, as well.
If you prefer to be on the bleeding edge, you'll probably want to grab the new Catalyst 13.5 beta release. That driver isn't certified by Microsoft, but it promises the following performance improvements for 7000-series Radeons:
- Far Cry 3: Improves performance up to 4% with Anti-Aliasing enabled
- Shogun II: Improves performance up to 20% with 8x Anti-Aliasing enabled
- Tomb Raider: Improves performance up to 6%
- Bioshock Infinite: Improves performance up to 6%
- Borderlands 2: Improves performance up to 17%
Along with the new drivers comes an updated version of AMD's Catalyst Application Profiles. The CAP release works with the 13.4 and 13.5 beta drivers, and it boasts new profiles for The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, Crysis 3, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Hitman: Absolution, and the Unigine Heaven benchmark. AMD has also updated multiple game profiles for its Enduro notebook tech.
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