AMD Catalyst 13.12 drivers have been released.
Andrew D @CatalystCreator:
“AMD Catalyst 13.12 WHQL for Windows and Linux drivers are now available – basically they’re the WHQL version of the 13.11 Beta V9.5 drivers“
[H]ardOCP – HDD vs. SSD Real World Gaming Performance
“In terms of raw video game performance our conclusion is that upgrading to an SSD made absolutely no difference in gameplay performance.“
Samsung Magician Software version 4.3 released.
Firmware has also been updated for 840 EVO, 840 EVO mSATA.
Download and info.
This 331.82 Game Ready WHQL driver ensures you’ll have the best possible gaming experience in Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag and Need for Speed: Rivals. These Game Ready drivers will also provide performance enhancements in a wide variety of different games. When running at 4K resolutions, SLI performance increases by as much as 50% in key titles like Metro: Last Light, Crysis 3, and Battlefield 4.
Microsoft has issued a fix for you gamers with mouser issues.
I’m guessing it will show up via Windows Update at some point but it hasn’t yet.
KB – Mouse pointer stutters or freezes when you play certain games in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
Nvidia 331.65 WHQL drivers released.
Samsung Data Migration Software updated to version version 2.5.1.
Samsung 840 Evo has a firmware update (EXT0BB0Q).
See the Samsung SSD downloads page for downloads and info.
This release of the Intel SSD Toolbox includes the following improvements:
-Support for new Intel SSD product names
-Changed SMART Attributes AF, BE, EA to represent RAW values in HEXwhile the breakouts of each attributewill bedecimal.
-Fixed an issue when a physical drive is missing from a storage space
The AMD Catalyst 13.9 WHQL is AMD’s first logo certified driver for Windows 8.1. It does not include support for Frame Pacing or the very latest AMD CrossFire™ optimizations. AMD Catalyst 13.10 Beta includes additional performance improvements and fixes not found in AMD Catalyst 13.9 WHQL.
This release of the Intel SSD Toolbox includes a firmware release which contains the following:
– Intel® SSD 530 Series firmware update to DC12 which addresses an occasional drive hang after resume from Link Power Management slumber state.
Other tool related items are:
– Added new descriptions for SMART attributes C2, C5, EA, and F9
– Corrected calculations for E1, F1, and F2 SMART attributes.
– Corrected the display of word 79 in the drive details screen.
As per usual this time of year, it has been a boring week tech wise. At least until today. While Ballmer retiring is big news I’m strangely ambivalent about it. Those of you who want the full scoop should check out:
Mary Jo Foley – All About Microsoft
Paul Thurrott – Windows SuperSite
The two of them did a great show on the subject over on Twit.tv.
That’s it for today.
Hope you all have a safe and happy weekend!
This Game Ready driver offers the best gaming experience for Splinter Cell: Blacklist and is also a recommended driver update for the Windows 8.1 Preview. GeForce R326 drivers also provide performance increases for a variety of different games.