Monday, 3 February 2014

AMD Catalyst™ 14.1 Beta Driver for A8 4500M

                       As always, you can grab the driver from AMD’s driver download page. The Windows desktop driver weighs in at 286MB, while the mobility driver weighs in at 270MB.
                       Finally, as these are beta drivers AMD has been asking for bug reports for any and all issues encountered with 14.1. Bug reports may be submitted via AMD’s issue reporting form.

Installing The AMD Catalyst Software Driver
Current driver must be uninstalled before updating to AMD Catalyst™ 14.1 Mobility Beta driver. For detailed instructions on how to correctly uninstall or install the AMD Catalyst Software Suite, please refer to the following support resources:
Compatible Operating Systems
The AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta Driver for Windows is designed to support the following Microsoft Windows platforms:
  • Windows 8.1 (32 & 64-bit version)
  • Windows 8 (32 & 64-bit version)
  • Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit version with SP1 or higher)
                           I have installed this AMD Catalyst™ 14.1 Mobility Beta Driver for A8 4500M on HP Pavilion G6 2314AX with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit OS.This new beta driver increased the Windows Experience Index for Graphics and Gaming Graphics from 5.8 & 5.9 to 6.7 and 6.7 respectively.

* AMD A8 4500M 1.9Ghz - 2.9Ghz
* Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit OS (default OS) + Windows 8 Pro 64bit (Dual Booted)
* 6GB DDR3 , 1TB HDD
* Radeon HD 7640G + 1GB HD 7670M.

                                 Here is the screenshot of Windows Experience Index after installing AMD Catalyst™ 14.1 Mobility Beta Driver -

                              I haven't tested the gaming performance yet but I will soon post up the results.Hope it produces better results.

*Note- After installing this AMD Catalyst™ 14.1 Mobility Beta Driver my Laptop's USB 3.0 ports couldn't detect any USB device nor external Mouse,So I used Driver Pack Solution 13 (4.7GB) to scan the missing USB drivers and it installed them automatically and the all the 3.0 ports are working now.
Alternative to Driver Pack Solution is Driver Genius Pro (about 25MB).This the youtube link for downloading and installing Driver Genius Pro,Click Here....