AMD has pushed out another Catalyst beta driver update this afternoon, bringing their latest drivers up to Catalyst 15.5 beta. The release notes for this driver indicate that it’s specifically focused on two recently released games – Project Cars and The Witcher 3 – offering significant performance improvements for both games, along with a new Crossfire profile for The Witcher 3.

The internal build number on these drivers is 14.502.1014.1001, so for anyone counting branches these new drivers are an incremental update over the 15.4 betas, and at this point I’m not expecting any differences in games other than the two games AMD is specifically targeting.

Finally, as always, you can grab the drivers for all current desktop, mobile, and integrated AMD GPUs over at AMD’s Catalyst beta download page.

Source: AMD

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  • testbug00 - Thursday, May 28, 2015 - link

    But, hey. Only needing to produce what, 3 drivers in almost half a year and stay competitive with cards that are getting drivers much more often?

    Obviously a huge problem.
  • Novacius - Friday, May 29, 2015 - link

    They are working on a HUGE update for Fiji, which will also bring improvements for other cards.
  • vainfyqri - Friday, May 29, 2015 - link

    I don't get why people kept complaining about the driver update cycle. Unless of course there is an obvious problem with the current driver like witcher 3, others are just comparing with nvidia, but for what purpose? You think fiddling with drivers are something meant to be done for fun? You update your bios that often? Nvidia updates so often because they have to. Go to their forum. Delve into their problems. I have an nvidia build too. Amd drivers fixes stuff. Once it is fixed, why fiddle with it? Just fot u to feel good "i have a driver update so my system will be better". Pc arent like that.
  • testbug00 - Friday, May 29, 2015 - link

    That's my point .__.
  • xthetenth - Friday, May 29, 2015 - link

    It's a lot harder to compare performance between cards when your web browser keeps crashing your shiny new drivers.
  • III-V - Friday, May 29, 2015 - link

    >Once it is fixed, why fiddle with it?

    Because you can improve things. And you have to, because you have competition that does.
  • Zulama - Sunday, May 31, 2015 - link

    Improve things? Then tell me why a 960 is only 5 FPS (12 %) below a 780? If Nvidia cares so much about better driver updates, they should also care about their previous customers that are only one generation behind. Why is it that Kepler was being ignored? and NOW finally Kepler is getting an update. It is clear that Nvidia are into some shady business practices as they don't give a crap about their consumers. GameWorks was specifically created to target Radeon users. Nvidia will go so far that they will even cripple their own cards (Kepler) to prove that their cards are superior to AMDs. Plus the whole 970 scandal, also proves that Nvidia doesn't care about their customers. If AMD dies, and Nvidia becomes a monopoly, expect this type of crap to be a daily occurrence.
  • evolucion8 - Thursday, June 4, 2015 - link

    You nailed it, Kepler and Maxwell are too reliant on driver optimizations to perform as they need a compiler that runs on the host CPU to feed the cores (static scheduling). AMD's hardware dynamic scheduler is far less reliant on drivers to perform (Just like nVidia Fermi), that is why they aged so well, is sad how the GTX 780 had tanked to the point that even an R9 280X is giving it a run for its money, either AMD cards ages better or nVidia cards ages badly.
  • silverblue - Friday, May 29, 2015 - link

    There have been at least six as far as I can see:

    14.12 (Omega)
    15.1 Beta
    15.2 Beta
    15.4 Beta
    15.4.1 Beta
    15.5 Beta

    14.12 was the latest stable build.
  • testbug00 - Friday, May 29, 2015 - link

    But the interwebz! They say not having more HQWL == the fail!!!!

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