AMD Catalyst Changelog

New in version 14.9

September 30th, 2014
  • New Features:
  • AMD Radeon R9 285
  • Ubuntu 14.04 support
  • RHEL 7.0 support
  • Install improvements
  • Package and distribution generation options; recommend options set by default
  • Help user install generated distribution package once created
  • Pop-up messages to help guide users through the install process
  • Identifying and installation of pre-requisites
  • Resolved Issues:
  • Witcher 2 random lock-up seen when launching the application
  • Screen corruption when connecting an external monitor to some PowerXpress AMD GPU + Intel CPU platforms
  • Intermittent X crash when the user does a rotation with Tear Free Desktop enabled
  • Failure on exit of OpenGL programs
  • Error message being displayed when a user does run clinfo in console mode
  • Blank screen when hot plugging an HDMI monitor from a MST hub
  • System hang after resume from S3/S4 in High Performance mode on PowerXpress AMD GPU + Intel CPU platforms
  • Corruption or artifacting on the bottom right corner of the screen before booting into login UI during restart
  • Occasional segmentation fault when running ETQW
  • xscreensavers test failing with multi-GPU Crossfire™ configurations
  • Motion Builder severe flickering while toggling full screen
  • Intermittent crashing and corruption observed while running X-Plane
  • Some piglit and Khronos OpenGL conformance test failures
  • Displays occasionally going black when startx is run on Ubuntu 14.04 after switching to integrated GPU on PowerXpress AMD GPU + Intel Haswell CPU system platforms
  • A connected external display getting disabled when unplugging AC power from laptop platforms
  • An auto log out when double clicking the picture under desktop server times on PowerXpress AMD GPU + Intel CPU platforms

New in version 14.30 (September 3rd, 2014)

  • Supported Linux distributions:
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Suite 6.4 and 6.5
  • SUSE® Linux Enterprise 11 SP3
  • openSUSE 13.1
  • Ubuntu 12.04.3, 12.04.4 and 13.10

New in version 14.6 Beta (May 27th, 2014)

  • Features:
  • Ubuntu 14.04 support
  • Install improvements
  • Package and distribution generation options; recommend options set by default
  • Help user install generated distribution package once created
  • Pop-up messages to help guide users through the install process
  • Identifying and installation of pre-requisites
  • Resolved Issues:
  • [399454] : Witcher 2 - Resolves random lock-up seen when launching the application
  • [398826] : Screen corruption when connect external monitor to some PowerXpress A+I platform
  • [396719] : X crash when do rotation with Tear Free Desktop enabled
  • [397810] : Failure on exit of OpenGL programs
  • [398424] : Error message when run clinfo in console mode
  • [396098] : Blank screen when hotplug HDMI monitor from MST hub
  • [396795] : System hang after resume from S3/S4 in High Performance mode on PowerXpress A+I platform
  • [396870] : Garbage on the bottom right corner of screen before boot into login UI during restart
  • [394504] : Segmentation fault when run ETQW

New in version 14.4 (April 26th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Support for the AMD Radeon R9 295X
  • Ubuntu 12.04.4 support
  • Full support for OpenGL 4.4
  • OpenGL 4.4 supports the following extensions:
  • ARB_buffer_storage
  • ARB_enhanced_layouts
  • ARB_query_buffer_object
  • ARB_clear_texture
  • ARB_texture_mirror_clamp_to_edge
  • ARB_texture_stencil8
  • ARB_vertex_type_10f_11f_11f_rev
  • ARB_multi_bind
  • ARB_bindless_texture
  • ARB_spare_texture
  • ARB_seamless_cubemap_per_texture
  • ARB_indirect_parameters
  • ARB_shader_group_vote
  • Resolved Issues:
  • Corruption and system hang observed while running Sanctuary BM with Tear Free Desktop enabled
  • Memory leak about hardware context
  • EGL create context error for glesx
  • GPU hand in CrossFire Mode
  • [Piglit] Test "spec/arb_vertex_array_object" failed
  • [Piglit] Test "glx/GLX_EXT_import_context/free context" failed
  • [Piglit] Test "spec/ARB_seamless_cube_map" failed
  • Piglit] Test "texture swizzle with border color" failed
  • Glxtest failures observed in log file
  • Blank screen observed while running steam games with Big picture
  • 4ms delay observed in the glxSwapBuffers when vsync is enabled
  • RBDoom3BFG the game auto quit when use the security camera terminal
  • ETQW segmentation fault

New in version 14.4 RC (April 22nd, 2014)

  • Products:
  • Support for the AMD Radeon R9 295X
  • Features:
  • Ubuntu 12.04.4 support
  • Full support for OpenGL 4.4
  • OpenGL 4.4 supports the following extensions:
  • ARB_buffer_storage
  • ARB_enhanced_layouts
  • ARB_query_buffer_object
  • ARB_clear_texture
  • ARB_texture_mirror_clamp_to_edge
  • ARB_texture_stencil8
  • ARB_vertex_type_10f_11f_11f_rev
  • ARB_multi_bind
  • ARB_bindless_texture
  • ARB_spare_texture
  • ARB_seamless_cubemap_per_texture
  • ARB_indirect_parameters
  • ARB_compute_variable_group_size
  • ARB_shader_draw_parameters
  • ARB_shader_group_vote
  • Resolved Issues:
  • [388835] : Corruption and system hang observed while running Sanctuary BM with Tear Free Desktop enabled
  • [391994] : Memory leak about hardware context
  • [392921] : EGL create context error for glesx
  • [393622] : GPU hand in CrossFire Mode
  • [392271] : [Piglit] Test "spec/arb_vertex_array_object" failed
  • [393283]: Glxtest failures observed in log file
  • [392666] : [Piglit] Test "glx/GLX_EXT_import_context/free context" failed
  • [389496] : [Piglit] Test "spec/ARB_seamless_cube_map" failed
  • [388194] : [Piglit] Test "texture swizzle with border color" failed
  • [391231] : Blank screen observed while running steam games with Big picture
  • [394935] : 4ms delay observed in the glxSwapBuffers when vsync is enabled
  • [375710] : RBDoom3BFG the game auto quit when use the security camera terminal
  • [394504] : ETQW segmentation fault

New in version 14.3 Beta (March 18th, 2014)

  • [394848] - Xorg crashed playing AVI video file in VLC player or Parole player
  • [394705] - "Nexuiz - Demo3" Ubuntu performance lower than Redhat
  • [394704] - "Nexuiz - Demo3" Linux performance lower than Windows

New in version 14.2 Beta (February 26th, 2014)

  • Minecraft: missing textures have been resolved
  • Resolves corruption issues seen in X-plane

New in version 14.1 Beta (February 2nd, 2014)

  • Products:
  • AMD A10-7850K
  • AMD A10-7700K
  • Features:
  • RHEL 6.5 production support
  • openSUSE 13.1 production support
  • Ubuntu 13.10 production support
  • Xserver 1.15 support
  • Kernel 3.13 support
  • Resolved Issues:
  • [386897] : System hang on resume from S4 with OpenGL screen saver running
  • [387678] : Backtrace occurs when kill X
  • [387664] : Failed to start X without kernel module loaded
  • [378620] : OpenCL test failure in CrossFire Mode
  • [386945] : piglit test "spec/ARB_copy_buffer/overlap" failed
  • [386710] : piglit test "spec/ARB_draw_buffers_blend" failed
  • [386818] : piglit test "spec/OpenGL 2.0/depth-tex-modes-glsl" failed
  • [386941] : piglit test "spec/ARB_blend_func_extended" failed
  • [386903] : piglit test "spec/OpenGL 3.0/gl-3.0-required-sized-texture-formats" failed
  • [386840] : Viewport goes blank when mouse cursor leaves when run Houdini on Ubuntu
  • [387596] : piglit test "spec/ARB_framebuffer_object (fbo-scissor-blit)" failed
  • [389174] : Failed to get fan speed on Bonaire card
  • [388110] : Intermittent flashing problem when running at 2560x1600
  • [372656] : Crash when resizing Konsole
  • [388325] : Brightness cannot be adjusted on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • [388330] : piglit test "spec/ARB_framebuffer_object (fbo-blit-stretch)" failed
  • [385457] : Blue/white screen after using Google-chrome to run fishietank
  • [388500] : piglit test "spec/EXT_texture_integer" failed
  • [388802] : piglit test "spec/ARB_map_buffer_alignment" failed
  • [386396] : piglit test "spec/ARB_depth_buffer_float/fbo-depthstencil-drawpixels" failed
  • [389431] : Screens are distorted when connecting an external monitor on some Haswell platforms
  • [389530] : Blank screen/crash observed while running unigine heaven benchmark in windowed mode
  • [387124] : OpenCL performance drop observed on Hawaii compared to Tahiti XT
  • [386940] : piglit test "spec/EXT_texture_sRGB" failed
  • [392137] : [SteamOS] Failed to return to desktop from steam.
  • [392015] : [SteamOS] Screen is locked when changing user.
  • [392014] : [SteamOS] Failed to login Steam sometimes
  • [391231] : Blank screen observed while running steam games with Big picture

New in version 13.30 RC3 (January 14th, 2014)

  • Supported Products:
  • AMD A10-7850K Desktop APU with AMD Radeon R7 Series graphics
  • AMD A10-7700K Desktop APU with AMD Radeon R5 Series graphics