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AMD Catalyst 14.11.2 beta is for Far Cry 4

by on18 November 2014

Dragon Age: Inquisition too

AMD has just released its latest beta graphics driver, simply called 14.11.2 Beta. The new driver will add optimisations and improve frame rates in two recent releases - Far Cry 4 and Dragon Age Inquisition.

Far Cry 4 is one of the most anticipated games of 2014 and with the latest beta driver AMD cards can gain improvements of up to 50 percent with antialiasing enabled, compared to the previous Catalyst 14.11.1 beta driver. This is a huge performance increase and we advise all Far Cry 4 gamers to grab this driver ASAP.

Dragon Age: Inquisition players will get a modest five-percent performance increase, but despite this mild performance kick, we still recommend using the latest beta drivers. Crossfire users will like the fact that there is now Crossfire profile for the game.

The downside of this driver is that currently Crossfire support is still disabled for Far Cry 4 and AMD is working with Ubisoft to fix this. AMD claims that with current game build and drivers, AMD Crossfire configurations are not performing as intended. There will be either a driver update or game patch, if not both to address and fix this issue.

This latest beta also resolves small tearing or corruption in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare with high settings and 4K resolution in Crossfire systems, some corruption issues in Crossfire using CMAA in World of Warcraft , some minor corruption in changing video settings in Minecraft under windowed mode and display tearing or stuttering on XDMA Quad CrossFire configurations in portrait Eyefinity modes.

The driver is available for both 32- and 64-bit users of Windows 7 or 8.1 and the 64-bit version is 273MB heavy while the 32-bit is a 203 MB download.

Last modified on 18 November 2014
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