AMD Catalyst 14.6 RC Video Card Drivers Released

AMD has released Catalyst 14.6 RC video card driversThese are the latest video card drivers and offer improved performance in Plants vs.. Zombies, 3DMark Sky Diver, Watch Dogs and Wildstar. In addition, new or revised CrossFire profiles have been added for a few game titles. 

AMD Ruby

Here is a quick run down on what has been updated with the Release Candidate drivers:

Plants vs. Zombies (Direct3D performance improvements)

  • AMD Radeon R9 290X – 1920×1080 Ultra – improves up to 11%
  • AMD Radeon R9290X – 2560×1600 Ultra – improves up to  15%
  • AMD Radeon R9290X CrossFire configuration (3840×2160 Ultra)  – 92% scaling

3DMark Sky Diver improvements

  • AMD A4 6300 – improves up to 4%
  • Enables AMD Dual Graphics / AMD CrossFire support

Grid Auto Sport

  • AMD CrossFire profile


  • Power Xpress profile
  • Performance improvements to improve smoothness of application

Watch Dogs:

  • AMD CrossFire – Frame pacing improvements

Battlefield Hardline Beta

·         AMD CrossFire profile

Known Issues

  • Running Watch Dogs with a R9 280X CrossFire configuration may result in the application running in CrossFire software compositing mode
  • Enabling Temporal SMAA in a CrossFire configuration when playing Watch Dogs will result in Flickering
  • AMD CrossFire configurations with Eyefinity enabled will see application stability with BattleField 4 or Thief when running Mantle
  • Catalyst Install Manager text is covered by Express/Custom radio button text
  • Express Uninstall does not remove C:\Program Files\(AMD or ATI) folder