AMD outs feature-packed Catalyst Omega Driver
AMD, like most hardware manufacturers, usually seeds updates/drivers to further boost the capabilities of its products. But the newly launched Catalyst Omega Driver isn’t your typical bug-fix-update as it packs a lot of software-based improvements for supported graphics card and/or APU.
There are a number of features that are included in the Catalyst Omega driver update that caters to both the end-users and developers. If you’re a game developer, here are some of the things that you can look forward to in the update.
OpenCL 2.0 and OpenGL ES3.0 support
Driver Support for CodeXL 1.6
Linux Distro Specific Packaging
Now that’s out of the way, let’s see what the Catalyst Omega has in store for the end-users. The driver update is touted to add at least 20 new features to supported hardware; some of which you can’t take advantage of right away (support for 5K monitors), while some are so good that it makes this update a must-have for AMD users.
Apart from performance enhancements (up to 19% on Bioshock Infinite), the Catalyst Omega also brings some note-worthy improvements like FreeSync Technology (addresses screen tearing sans the lag and latency), Virtual Super Resolution (renders games at higher resolution and display at lower resolution that fits your monitor), and software-based video enhancements like Contour Removal, 1080p Detail Enhancements, and Fluid Motion Video.
Here’s the list of all the things that the update will bring to supported AMD hardware:
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The new AMD Catalyst Omega Driver is now available for download on this link.