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    News - AMD Catalyst 14.2 Beta is Thief launch driver, Mantle improved

    The driver will be available at around noon EST (17.00 GMT).
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    Re: News - AMD Catalyst 14.2 Beta is Thief launch driver, Mantle improved

    It is now available to download with release notes:
    http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/latest-catalyst-windows-beta.aspx

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    Re: News - AMD Catalyst 14.2 Beta is Thief launch driver, Mantle improved

    Quote Originally Posted by AMD Slide
    Thief - an exclusive AMD Gaming Evolved title
    WTF AMD? Thief is available on PC (inc. nvidia and intel graphics), XBOX360, XBox1, PS3, PS4... very exclusive..

    And I'm really glad it's not exclusive - propitiatory features etc. are to the detriment of games.

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    Re: News - AMD Catalyst 14.2 Beta is Thief launch driver, Mantle improved

    Which is ironic since you cannot mantle in the new Thief game.

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    Re: News - AMD Catalyst 14.2 Beta is Thief launch driver, Mantle improved

    Would Mantle even be a significant boost for me? I have one of the lower end AMD cards... (7770). I haven't noticed a huge difference is games so far.

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    Re: News - AMD Catalyst 14.2 Beta is Thief launch driver, Mantle improved

    Well I was using that "fancy" AMD Gaming Experience thing last night (to play Crysis) and it was telling me that my 13.12 driver was "current".
    Quote Originally Posted by Letchy View Post
    Would Mantle even be a significant boost for me? I have one of the lower end AMD cards... (7770). I haven't noticed a huge difference is games so far.
    I didn't think that Mantle support was very widespread, so doubtful that you'd see any difference, plus the game has to support Mantle and I thought that BF4 and Thief were the lead titles.

    If you're on Steam you could try downloading the Star Swarm demo and give that a couple of run through's to get some figures for your system. Then again, there's some real heated debate over exactly what circumstances Mantle is worth the trouble. 7770 is a GCN card so yes, you should see some improvement, but no idea if you're talking <5% or something more significant.

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    Re: News - AMD Catalyst 14.2 Beta is Thief launch driver, Mantle improved

    Is it just me or are those screenshots very meh? The graphics don't look impressive to me at all. They look 4 years old.

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