AMD Releases the Catalyst 14.1 Mantle Beta DriverCategory: Video Cards
Posted: February 2, 2014 12:33AM
AMD's Mantle driver, Catalyst 14.1 beta, has had a bit of a curious path to release. It was supposed to have launched earlier this week to coincide with Battlefield 4's Mantle-ready patch, except it never materialized. Now, however, it is finally here, so certain AMD video card users can grab the Catalyst 14.1 beta drivers to take full advantage of Mantle in BF4 and the Star Swarm benchmark. I say "certain AMD video card users," because only people with Radeon R7/R9 and HD7000/8000 series cards (plus A8-7000 and A10-7000 APUs) can experience Mantle. That doesn't mean only those people can download the drivers, as there are various improvements to cards and games across the full spectrum. There are a ton of fixes and improvements, so for the full list be sure to check out the source.
If you own one of the aforementioned AMD products and have grabbed these drivers, feel free to share your experience with Mantle below or in the forums.