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Having refined their 12.11 beta drivers, AMD has recently released their Catalyst Software Suite Version 13.1 update. This WHQL update includes all the performance improvements found in the previous AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta 11 update while resolving a variety issues for Windows 8 and Windows 7 users.

The Catalyst Control Center has also gained a new design for its 3D application settings page, which is designed to allow uses to adjust their 3D settings individually per application.

Here are the direct links to the various drivers:

AMD Catalyst Software Suite 13.1 for Windows Vista/7/8 32-bit
AMD Catalyst Software Suite 13.1 for Windows Vista/7/8 64-bit

Source: AMD Catalyst Software Suite Version 13.1

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  • blackoctagon - Friday, January 18, 2013 - link

    I never experienced any 'issues' in Windows 7 (or games) with 12.11 Beta, so this WHQL seems to be the same thing, just with AMD's final stamp of approval.

    Far more exciting is the forthcoming 13.2 Beta - an incomplete version of which has already been leaked - which is reported to address frame latency issues in certain games. It's not clear to me whether this Beta will only address frame latency in SINGLE-GPU configurations or whether Crossfire-induced microstutter will also be mitigated

    (and no, before you ask, the 'dynamic vSync and frame-limiting tools in the latest preview of RadeonPro do NOT mitigate the problem as much as the reviews claim)
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  • Death666Angel - Friday, January 18, 2013 - link

    "AMD's final stamp of approval" more like Microsoft's final stamp of approval. Reply
  • blackoctagon - Friday, January 18, 2013 - link

    Fair call! Reply
  • faizoff - Friday, January 18, 2013 - link

    After updating to 13.1 last night I noticed Adobe After Effects lags a lot on my Win 7 64-bit computer with ZDFC XFX Radeon 6870. I have OpenGL enabled and prior to updating my video drivers I actually had it disabled. I noticed a big performance change for the better when I enabled it specially in RAM previews and Rendering.

    Now it seems to be behaving as previous disabled OpenGL state even though it's enabled. Will have to troubleshoot more.
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  • Notmyusualid - Friday, January 18, 2013 - link

    Windows:

    Installs with errors. (i.e doesn't actually install correctly at all, I read the log).

    Now back on 12.11 Beta 11.

    Linux 64 bit:

    Crashed within 10 mins. Was nice not to have the 12.11 Beta icon in the corner, but I guess I was hoping for too much.

    After x windows crashed, there was no recovering, forced me into a reboot.

    Re-downloaded each copy and tried again to no avail.

    Even deleted & cleaned up before new install.

    Tsk tsk.
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  • marc1000 - Friday, January 18, 2013 - link

    is the output of 5.1 sound over HDMI enabled in this driver? I remember last year that I only could output 2.0 sound on my old 5770 card. it's time for an upgrade, so it would be great to know if it is finnaly working.

    thanks,
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  • Makaveli - Friday, January 18, 2013 - link

    Hmm how is your computer hooked up to the TV?

    Is it HDMI directly into the TV?

    or HDMI into a AVR then AVR to TV?
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  • marc1000 - Friday, January 18, 2013 - link

    i used HDMI to TV, then HDMI-ARC to HomeTheater. but the ATI driver would only see stereo speakers and did not let me select 5.1 output.

    then I hooked the mainboard directly to the HomeTheater using an optical cable, the mobo driver would let me select 5.1, and all worked fine.

    I just dont want to have to use 2 cables anymore.
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  • Death666Angel - Friday, January 18, 2013 - link

    Sounds like the graphics card only sees the stereo channels of the TV and not the AVR it eventually ends up in. Why not just plug the PC HDMI into the AVR since the AVR should be connected with the TV anyway? :) Reply
  • marc1000 - Friday, January 18, 2013 - link

    That's because my AVR is integrated with the bluray player. It only has 1 -archdmi-arc connection. If it had another hdmi input this would be a lot simpler. But the xbox works with 5.1 over arc. There is no reason a pc shouldn't. Reply

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