The beta 1 of the latest AMD Catalyst 15.3 is out now and it’s the first driver which officially supports the FreeSync. The latest Catalyst driver has a build number of 14.502.1014 and it offers Crossfire profiles for Battlefield Hardline, Evolve, FarCry 4, Lords of the Fallen, Project Cars and Total Wars and improved Crossfire profiles for Alien Isolation, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Civilization – Beyond Earth, FIFA 2015, Crew and many other titles. Furthermore, this driver has the AMD Crossfire profile for Dying Light set as ‘Disabled’ as it’s not performing well with the Crossfire configurations.

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Resolved Issues:

  • Screens may blank out when enabling a 3×1 SLS with 3 HDMI monitors
  • Leadwerks : Project Manager crashes with a “Pure Virtual Function Call” error
  • Second Life : Rigged mesh objects are not rendered correctly when hardware skinning is enabled in the in game settings
  • Star Trek Online : Block corruption is experienced when MSAA is enabled in the in game settings
  • System hangs/BSOD upon resuming from S3/S4 sleep on AMD Radeon™ R9 285 configured in AMD CrossFire mode
  • With AMD CrossFire™ enabled, Timeout Detection Recovery (TDR) occurs during actual gameplay when YouTube Mix moves to the next song in Firefox
  • Screen tearing on enabling VSync with Alien: Isolation game
  • Catalyst Control Center Video Quality settings may not be available or retained if the “Enforce Smooth Video Playback” option is not selected on some AMD HD series GPU’s.
  • Primary display may not be retained after disabling Crossfire while in Eyefinity mode
  • Enabling or disabling Crossfire may lead to one side of the 4K MST display being shown as black
  • Minor stuttering may be seen in Dragon Age Inquisition on Single and Multi GPU configurations***8203;
  • Total War : Attilla – The game may hang during in game cinematics on certain Kaveri platforms with a separate discrete GPU
  • The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim : Fog / Clouds may flicker on Radeon HD 5800 series products

Known Issues:

  • Lord of Fallen : Flickering may be observed during gameplay on some 3D monitors
  • FIFA 2015 : On a limited number of AMD APU + AMD GPU configurations a crash may be experienced if the “No Limit on FPS” game option is enabled
  • Dragon Age inquisition : Random game crashes may be experienced in Mantle mode
  • The Catalyst Control Center may hang when using the ‘Check for Updates” option
  • Battlefield 4 : Screen tearing / Stutter may be experienced in Three way Crossfire setup in Eyefinity mode
  • A black screen may be experienced when attempting to enable Eyefinity after changing the display mode (Portrait, Landscape)
  • Pull down detection fails to lock in Metro Video playback applications
  • A system restart or hang may be observed on sleep/resume while transcoding video with Media Espresso
  • Battlefield Hardline : Changing resolution from low to high and enabling Vsync may result in intermittent corruption and stutter. Restarting the game is a temporary solution to the problem
  • Some 5K displays may experience flickering on some AMD E-Series APU’s
  • Frame drops may be experienced with Blu-Ray playback on certain AMD Kaveri APU’s when connected to 5K displays
  • Total War: Attila – The game may randomly restart when first launched
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Intermittent flickering may be observed when accessing the in game menu
  • Battlefield Hardline: The game may crash when launched on R9 285 series products with Crossfire and Mantle enabled
  • Battlefield Hardline: The game may crash on first launch when in High Performance mode
  • Freesync does not work after hotplugging the display with Windows Aero (DWM) off
  • A temporary workaround is to toggle Windows Aero on/off or by restarting Windows
  • Freesync is not enabled in Diablo III unless Vsync is enabled in the game
  • A temporary workaround is to enable Vsync in the game

If you’re interested and want to test the latest Driver, then you can download it by following the links below:

Download Windows 7 32-bit
Download Windows 7 64-bit
Download Windows 8.1 32-bit
Download Windows 8.1 64-bit



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