AMD Catalyst beta 14.1 Available:

AMD’s Catalyst 14. 1 Beta drivers were supposed to arrive on Thursday, at the same time while the Mantle patch for Battlefield 4. regrettably, things were delayed a bit, and AMD had to focus on the drivers to the weekend. On Friday evening, the drivers were released to the press, despite there still being some installation problems. The good news is these problems have been resolved and the drivers have been released for public consumption. It is possible to download them via AMD’s web site. Users must uninstall the existing driver before updating to Catalyst 14. 1.
Catalyst 14. 1 includes support for AMD’s new A10-7850K and A10-7700K APUs and is essential for users to see the benefits of the brand new Mantle API, which boosts performance in both Battlefield 4 and Star Swarm when running on R9 290 series cards. The Mantle beta driver is supported on AMD’s R9 and R7 series as well as its Radeon HD 7000 and 8000 series. AMD says Mantle performance for the Radeon HD 7000/8000 series and R9 280X and R9 270X GPUs is going to be optimized for Battlefield 4 in another Catalyst release.

Mantle aside, you’re looking at enhanced CrossFire frame pacing, including support for 4K and Eyefinity non-XDMA CrossFire solutions and dual graphics configurations. Resolved issues in this release include ground texture flickering altogether War: Rome 3 and flickering texture corruption in Call of Duty: Ghosts when playing multiplayer in the space station.

Check the complete set of resolved issues below:

Ground texture flickering seen in Total War: Rome 2 with high settings (and below) set in game
Flickering texture corruption when playing Call of Duty: Ghosts (multi-player) in the area station level
Blu-ray playback using PowerDVD black screen on extended mode
Streaming VUDU HD/HDX content on Sharp PN-K321 (DP) causes the right-side half to flicker in and out
Black screen happened after awaken the monitor
Full screen issue at rotation in DX9 mode
Video window black screen when working with Samsung Kies to play video
Crysis2 negative scaling in outdoor scene
Crysis2 has insufficient CrossFire scaling in some scenes
Red Faction: The over all game has no or negative crossfire scaling with DX9 and DX11
Age of Conan has corruption and performance issues with crossfire enabled
Company of Heroes shadows are corrupted when using crossfire
Resident Evil5′s performance is unstable when display mode set to Window mode
Total War: Shogun 2 flickering menu/text
Frame rate drop when disabling post-processing in 3DMark06
Negative Crossfire scaling with game “The Secret World” in DX11 mode
F1 2012 Crashes to desktop
Tomb Raider Hair Simulation Stutters on CFX
Negative CrossFire scaling experienced in Call of Duty
Battlefield 3 performance drop on Haswell systems
Choppy video playback on 4k Video
VSync ON Tearing with 2×1 Eyefinity SLS CrossFire
Far Cry 3 – Game flickering while changing resolutions
Display corruption and BSOD does occur when extending a display after disabling Multiple GPU SLS array
Flickering seen when enabling three 4k x 2k panels at the same time
No Video, just a black screen when setting Chrome to run in “High Performance” when playing certain video clips
Image crashed on Starcraft game