The company AMD has released its new Catalyst Omega graphics drivers, which introduce new features, improve performance in new games, and solve the identified problems. By the way, we encourage you to read our article, where we describe in more detail the functionality which has been implemented.


AMD Catalyst Omega 14.12 – Revolutionary driver now available for Download


New in the AMD Catalyst graphics drivers Omega (14.12):

  • Virtual function added Super Resolution (VSR), which allows you to view details of 4K resolution monitors with a resolution of 1080p
  • Added support for monitors with a resolution of 5K
  • Added support for Alienware Graphics Amplifier
  • Extended functionality Enhancements Perfect Picture of Fluid Motion Video and Contour Removal
  • Frame Pacing improved technology Dual Graphics for the following games and benchmarks:
    • Metro 2033
    • World of Warcraft
    • 3DMark 11
    • Sniper Elite V2
    • Tomb Raider
    • Hitman: Absolution
    • GRID 2
    • Alien: Isolation
    • Batman: Arkham Origins
    • BioShock: Infinite
    • Benchmark Unigine Valley
    • Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare
    • Dragon Age: Inquisition
    • Metro 2033 Redux
    • Sniper Elite 3
    • Assassin’s Creed Unity
    • Metro: Last Light
  • Solved the problem of jamming technology image at Frame Pacing CrossFire configurations for the following games:
    • Tomb Raider
    • Hitman Absolution
    • Watch Dogs
    • Far Cry 3
  • Added support for OpenCL 2.0
  • Increased performance over Catalyst 14.9 WHQL driver:
    • Mantle API added support in the game Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth
    • 30% in the game Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare while the FXAA and lower resolutions
    • CrossFire profile optimized for the game Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
    • Increased efficiency of the single configuration in the game Assassin’s Creed Unity
    • CrossFire profile optimized for Assassin’s Creed Unity
    • 15% increased performance in the game Dragon Age: Inquisition in a single configuration with active anti-aliasing
    • CrossFire optimized profile for Dragon Age: Inquisition
    • 50% increased performance in the game Far Cry single configuration with active anti-aliasing
    • 15% of the CPU performance is improved in some configurations

Fixed issues Omega Catalyst drivers (14.12):

  • The hanging or a black screen after installing the Catalyst 14.9 drivers
  • Catalyst Control Center 14.9 driver – error AMDMantle64.dll
  • System from freezing when watching videos on YouTube, when hardware acceleration is enabled
  • Freezing Google Chrome, while watching flash videos with active hardware acceleration
  • Startup when AHCI drivers are installed Chipset Drivers
  • The hanging, when CrossFire configuration D3D application was run at 144 Hz refresh
  • Cutting the image of the Quad CrossFireX configurations
  • Problems in displaying textures in the game State of Decay
  • The disappearance of sound transmitted via HDMI when the TV is disconnected and re-connected

New in the AMD Catalyst graphics drivers 13.9 WHQL – Radeon HD 2000 – 4000:

  • Identified problems solved
  • Introduced critical fixes
  • Optimized performance

The latest drivers for AMD Catalyst Omega 14.12 are designed for mobile and desktop graphics card Radeon HD 5000 Series – 8000 and R5 / R7 / R9 200. Make them focused on the introduction of new functionality and increased performance in the newer games. Not forgotten the problems of older drivers, because we have to do it with a large list of bug fixes.

The AMD Catalyst Omega 14.12 drivers are available for users of Windows 7, and 8 / 8.1 (32-bit / 64-bit), as well as the family of operating systems Linux (32-bit / 64-bit). Detailed descriptions of the changes can be found here for (14.12 – Windows) and here for (14.12 – Linux).

Holders of older graphics cards – the Radeon HD 2000, HD 3000, HD 4000 and Radeon HD at AGP – should benefit from a special version 13.9 WHQL drivers (Windows) or Catalyst 13.1 (Linux), which are optimized for maximum performance and functionality. A detailed list of changes can be found here .

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