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Having refined their 12.11 beta drivers, AMD has recently released their Catalyst Software Suite Version 13.1 update. This WHQL update includes all the performance improvements found in the previous AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta 11 update while resolving a variety issues for Windows 8 and Windows 7 users.

The Catalyst Control Center has also gained a new design for its 3D application settings page, which is designed to allow uses to adjust their 3D settings individually per application.

Here are the direct links to the various drivers:

AMD Catalyst Software Suite 13.1 for Windows Vista/7/8 32-bit
AMD Catalyst Software Suite 13.1 for Windows Vista/7/8 64-bit

Source: AMD Catalyst Software Suite Version 13.1

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  • Makaveli - Saturday, January 19, 2013 - link

    I thought that was the issue and death is correct. I have the same problem with my setup which is also one of those all in one receivers and not a true AVR and only has 1 hdmi in.

    You will either have to keep your two cable setup or get an AVR that has multiple HDMI inputs so you can go PC directly to AVR then TV.

    I find however even with windows set to stereo I can set audio in XMBC and I do get sound on all channels.

    The above solution though is the best choice.
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  • itbj2 - Friday, January 18, 2013 - link

    I did not have any problems with Win8-64bit. Actually, PlanetSide 2 at 2560X1440 seems to run much smoother then it did with the 12.11 beta drivers. Reply
  • CeriseCogburn - Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - link

    That's the screen rez ( when they aren't in 6 monitor mode) and one of the games the two amd catalyst writer employees love to play, so you got lucky they made certain it worked so it didn't cut into their game time.
    Well, one down, 257 to go.
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  • tzhu07 - Friday, January 18, 2013 - link

    I upgraded, no issues so far. Reply
  • Makaveli - Saturday, January 19, 2013 - link

    I upgraded this driver in windows from inside CCC. Then rebooted to a stop error about a hardware change so I was like wtf. I had to run a windows repair which corrected something on boot that the driver changed!!!!!

    Anyways once I got back into windows everything was fine and 13.1 seems stable. I think i'm gonna go back to uninstalling previous drivers then installing new ones. And not just do it over stop which has been working fine forever.
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  • Venom450 - Saturday, January 19, 2013 - link

    I downloaded this yesterday and attempted to update twice and both times came out in me have to do a system restore with a proper working display driver. I don't know if anyone else is having this issue but I'm sure it can't just be me. This is the first driver i've had that caused my computer not to properly boot up. Reply
  • NikosD - Sunday, January 20, 2013 - link

    It's the first time for AMD by releasing Catalyst 13.1, that officially admits they are not capable of providing DXVA Hardware Acceleration for resolutions above 1920 x 1080 for any codec.

    The driver limits Hardware Acceleration to 1920 x 1080, although ATI have said on April, 2010 with Catalyst 10.4, that they provide HW acceleration up to 4K resolutions.

    They have never managed to provide it actually and now they officially admit they can't.

    Loosers!
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  • CeriseCogburn - Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - link

    God Bless you, you are now a free man. Reply
  • NikosD - Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - link

    God Bless you, too. You have now justify your salary from AMD for good.

    Well Done!
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  • atkoj - Sunday, January 20, 2013 - link

    Installing the 13.1 Catalyst fails on my 7850 on Windows 7 64bit and requires a system restore. I tried a clean Windows install - same issue. Looked in the driver package .INF file for Windows 7 64bit - it does NOT contain any info for GCN-based cards! (The files for 32bit, and for 64bit Vista and Win8 are fine)

    They've majorly screwed up the release, do not install for GCN-based cards on Windows 7 64bit until they have corrected this and re-released it. This is reported as well in the AMD forums.
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