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AMD Catalyst 14.1 BETA Launching in Q1 2014
The Catalyst 14.1 BETA driver introduces several new features and would be the first driver to fully feature the Mantle API, TrueAudio, DirectX 11.2 support and frame pacing enhancements. The new Catalyst 14.2 BETA will bring an updated design for the Catalyst Control Center (CCC) with new profiles to easily tuned 3D settings for ease of use. The driver would also bring enhancements to the latest AMD Overdrive which was recently intro’d with the Radeon R9 290X and Radeon R9 290 graphic cards bringing users temperature based overdrive, heat map user interface and fan control settings. You can check the list of features coming in the Catalyst 11.4 BETA driver below before we move in to details:

Read more: http://wccftech.com/amd-catalyst-14-1-beta-launching-q1-2014-supports-directx-112-mantle-trueaudio-frame-pacing-fix-gpus-apus/#ixzz2q9H05QsW
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Looking forward to this, hopefully mantle will live up to the hype.
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14.1 will come this month at least or they failed with the name
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I am so torn between getting the 780TI vs 290x, will make my decision at the end of the month.
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Awesome biggrin.gif can't wait for this. So still no specific date though?
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Support for dual graphics should be interesting. Dual graphics for mobile GPUs should be interesting and actually might make it a viable option with Kaveri
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Pretty certain it's going to be January.
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I am so torn between getting the 780TI vs 290x, will make my decision at the end of the month.

If you could get AMD cards for their MSRP price anywhere, the 290 would be your answer. I couldn't be happier with my R9 290 for the $400 I paid for it, but with the mining-inflated prices, I have to say the 780 Ti is the better choice right now. Remember Mantle isnt tied to GCN... you never know, maybe the 780 Ti could benefit from Mantle as well.

Anyway, doesn't the current latest Catalyst driver set already have DX 11.2 and TrueAudio? I thought BF4 on W8.1 was already using DX 11.2 and I thought TrueAudio was enabled from day 1 of the Hawaii release
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If you could get AMD cards for their MSRP price anywhere, the 290 would be your answer. I couldn't be happier with my R9 290 for the $400 I paid for it, but with the mining-inflated prices, I have to say the 780 Ti is the better choice right now. Remember Mantle isnt tied to GCN... you never know, maybe the 780 Ti could benefit from Mantle as well.

You guys in America should order from Australia. The r9 290 is $494 over here, with the conversion that's $444 US. Add postage, you should still come in at around $499. For the 290x it's $659 with the conversion that's $592 US. That's cheaper than what you guys are paying atm isn't it??
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Hopefully they fix all the issues associated with the 290.
 
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