AMD Catalyst 13.3 Beta2 Released, OpenGL Extensions List Updated (HD 7970, HD 6970 and HD 5850)

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AMD has released a new beta driver for Radeon HD 5000/6000/7000 as well as for mobilityx HD 5000/6000M/7000M. Catalyst 13.3 beta2 improves performance in Sim City 5 (16%), Far Cry 3 (5%) and brings some bigfixes for Tomb Raider with TressFX enabled.

Direct download link: amd_catalyst_13.3_beta2.exe.

AMD Catalyst 13.3, CCC information

AMD Catalyst 13.3, GPU Caps Viewer + Radeon HD 7970



UPDATE 2013.03.17
Catalyst 13.3 beta2 is an OpenGL 4.2 driver (exact version: 4.2.12172) and exposes 255 OpenGL extensions for a Radeon HD 7970, 251 for a Radeon HD 6970 and 250 for a Radeon HD 5850.

For a HD 7970, Catalyst 13.3 adds 11 new GL extensions compared to Catalyst 13.1. These extensions are essentially related to OpenGL 4.3 support:

  • GL_ARB_ES3_compatibility
  • GL_ARB_arrays_of_arrays (OpenGL 4.3)
  • GL_ARB_clear_buffer_object (OpenGL 4.3)
  • GL_ARB_compatibility
  • GL_ARB_explicit_uniform_location (OpenGL 4.3)
  • GL_ARB_fragment_layer_viewport (OpenGL 4.3)
  • GL_ARB_invalidate_subdata (OpenGL 4.3)
  • GL_ARB_multi_draw_indirect (OpenGL 4.3)
  • GL_ARB_shader_image_size (OpenGL 4.3)
  • GL_ARB_stencil_texturing (OpenGL 4.3)
  • GL_ARB_texture_query_levels (OpenGL 4.3)



Now let’s see what are the differences between between a HD 7970 and a HD 6970. For a HD 6970, we can find the following extensions that are not exposed for a HD 7970:

  • GL_AMDX_vertex_shader_tessellator
  • GL_AMD_vertex_shader_tessellator



The following extensions are present in HD 7970 list but are not exposed for a HD 6970:

  • GL_AMD_shader_stencil_value_export
  • GL_AMD_shader_trinary_minmax
  • GL_AMD_sparse_texture
  • GL_AMD_stencil_operation_extended
  • GL_AMD_transform_feedback4
  • GL_EXT_depth_bounds_test



Now the turn of HD 5850 vs HD 7970. For a HD 5850, we can find the following extensions that are not exposed for a HD 7970:

  • GL_AMDX_vertex_shader_tessellator
  • GL_AMD_vertex_shader_tessellator



The following extensions are present in HD 7970 list but are not exposed for a HD 5850:

  • GL_AMD_blend_minmax_factor
  • GL_AMD_shader_stencil_value_export
  • GL_AMD_shader_trinary_minmax
  • GL_AMD_sparse_texture
  • GL_AMD_stencil_operation_extended
  • GL_AMD_transform_feedback4
  • GL_EXT_depth_bounds_test






So here is the complete list of all 255 OpenGL extensions exposed for a Radeon HD 7970 under Windows 8 PRO 64-bit:

  • GL_AMDX_debug_output
  • GL_AMD_blend_minmax_factor
  • GL_AMD_conservative_depth
  • GL_AMD_debug_output
  • GL_AMD_depth_clamp_separate
  • GL_AMD_draw_buffers_blend
  • GL_AMD_multi_draw_indirect
  • GL_AMD_name_gen_delete
  • GL_AMD_performance_monitor
  • GL_AMD_pinned_memory
  • GL_AMD_query_buffer_object
  • GL_AMD_sample_positions
  • GL_AMD_seamless_cubemap_per_texture
  • GL_AMD_shader_stencil_export
  • GL_AMD_shader_stencil_value_export
  • GL_AMD_shader_trace
  • GL_AMD_shader_trinary_minmax
  • GL_AMD_sparse_texture
  • GL_AMD_stencil_operation_extended
  • GL_AMD_texture_cube_map_array
  • GL_AMD_texture_texture4
  • GL_AMD_transform_feedback3_lines_triangles
  • GL_AMD_transform_feedback4
  • GL_AMD_vertex_shader_layer
  • GL_AMD_vertex_shader_viewport_index
  • GL_ARB_ES2_compatibility
  • GL_ARB_ES3_compatibility
  • GL_ARB_arrays_of_arrays
  • GL_ARB_base_instance
  • GL_ARB_blend_func_extended
  • GL_ARB_clear_buffer_object
  • GL_ARB_color_buffer_float
  • GL_ARB_compatibility
  • GL_ARB_compressed_texture_pixel_storage
  • GL_ARB_conservative_depth
  • GL_ARB_copy_buffer
  • GL_ARB_debug_output
  • GL_ARB_depth_buffer_float
  • GL_ARB_depth_clamp
  • GL_ARB_depth_texture
  • GL_ARB_draw_buffers
  • GL_ARB_draw_buffers_blend
  • GL_ARB_draw_elements_base_vertex
  • GL_ARB_draw_indirect
  • GL_ARB_draw_instanced
  • GL_ARB_explicit_attrib_location
  • GL_ARB_explicit_uniform_location
  • GL_ARB_fragment_coord_conventions
  • GL_ARB_fragment_layer_viewport
  • GL_ARB_fragment_program
  • GL_ARB_fragment_program_shadow
  • GL_ARB_fragment_shader
  • GL_ARB_framebuffer_object
  • GL_ARB_framebuffer_sRGB
  • GL_ARB_geometry_shader4
  • GL_ARB_get_program_binary
  • GL_ARB_gpu_shader5
  • GL_ARB_gpu_shader_fp64
  • GL_ARB_half_float_pixel
  • GL_ARB_half_float_vertex
  • GL_ARB_imaging
  • GL_ARB_instanced_arrays
  • GL_ARB_internalformat_query
  • GL_ARB_invalidate_subdata
  • GL_ARB_map_buffer_alignment
  • GL_ARB_map_buffer_range
  • GL_ARB_multi_draw_indirect
  • GL_ARB_multisample
  • GL_ARB_multitexture
  • GL_ARB_occlusion_query
  • GL_ARB_occlusion_query2
  • GL_ARB_pixel_buffer_object
  • GL_ARB_point_parameters
  • GL_ARB_point_sprite
  • GL_ARB_provoking_vertex
  • GL_ARB_sample_shading
  • GL_ARB_sampler_objects
  • GL_ARB_seamless_cube_map
  • GL_ARB_separate_shader_objects
  • GL_ARB_shader_atomic_counters
  • GL_ARB_shader_bit_encoding
  • GL_ARB_shader_image_load_store
  • GL_ARB_shader_image_size
  • GL_ARB_shader_objects
  • GL_ARB_shader_precision
  • GL_ARB_shader_stencil_export
  • GL_ARB_shader_subroutine
  • GL_ARB_shader_texture_lod
  • GL_ARB_shading_language_100
  • GL_ARB_shading_language_420pack
  • GL_ARB_shading_language_packing
  • GL_ARB_shadow
  • GL_ARB_shadow_ambient
  • GL_ARB_stencil_texturing
  • GL_ARB_sync
  • GL_ARB_tessellation_shader
  • GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp
  • GL_ARB_texture_buffer_object
  • GL_ARB_texture_buffer_object_rgb32
  • GL_ARB_texture_buffer_range
  • GL_ARB_texture_compression
  • GL_ARB_texture_compression_bptc
  • GL_ARB_texture_compression_rgtc
  • GL_ARB_texture_cube_map
  • GL_ARB_texture_cube_map_array
  • GL_ARB_texture_env_add
  • GL_ARB_texture_env_combine
  • GL_ARB_texture_env_crossbar
  • GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3
  • GL_ARB_texture_float
  • GL_ARB_texture_gather
  • GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat
  • GL_ARB_texture_multisample
  • GL_ARB_texture_non_power_of_two
  • GL_ARB_texture_query_levels
  • GL_ARB_texture_query_lod
  • GL_ARB_texture_rectangle
  • GL_ARB_texture_rg
  • GL_ARB_texture_rgb10_a2ui
  • GL_ARB_texture_snorm
  • GL_ARB_texture_storage
  • GL_ARB_texture_storage_multisample
  • GL_ARB_timer_query
  • GL_ARB_transform_feedback2
  • GL_ARB_transform_feedback3
  • GL_ARB_transform_feedback_instanced
  • GL_ARB_transpose_matrix
  • GL_ARB_uniform_buffer_object
  • GL_ARB_vertex_array_bgra
  • GL_ARB_vertex_array_object
  • GL_ARB_vertex_attrib_64bit
  • GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object
  • GL_ARB_vertex_program
  • GL_ARB_vertex_shader
  • GL_ARB_vertex_type_2_10_10_10_rev
  • GL_ARB_viewport_array
  • GL_ARB_window_pos
  • GL_ATI_draw_buffers
  • GL_ATI_envmap_bumpmap
  • GL_ATI_fragment_shader
  • GL_ATI_separate_stencil
  • GL_ATI_texture_compression_3dc
  • GL_ATI_texture_env_combine3
  • GL_ATI_texture_float
  • GL_ATI_texture_mirror_once
  • GL_EXT_abgr
  • GL_EXT_bgra
  • GL_EXT_bindable_uniform
  • GL_EXT_blend_color
  • GL_EXT_blend_equation_separate
  • GL_EXT_blend_func_separate
  • GL_EXT_blend_minmax
  • GL_EXT_blend_subtract
  • GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array
  • GL_EXT_copy_buffer
  • GL_EXT_copy_texture
  • GL_EXT_depth_bounds_test
  • GL_EXT_direct_state_access
  • GL_EXT_draw_buffers2
  • GL_EXT_draw_instanced
  • GL_EXT_draw_range_elements
  • GL_EXT_fog_coord
  • GL_EXT_framebuffer_blit
  • GL_EXT_framebuffer_multisample
  • GL_EXT_framebuffer_object
  • GL_EXT_framebuffer_sRGB
  • GL_EXT_geometry_shader4
  • GL_EXT_gpu_program_parameters
  • GL_EXT_gpu_shader4
  • GL_EXT_histogram
  • GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays
  • GL_EXT_packed_depth_stencil
  • GL_EXT_packed_float
  • GL_EXT_packed_pixels
  • GL_EXT_pixel_buffer_object
  • GL_EXT_point_parameters
  • GL_EXT_provoking_vertex
  • GL_EXT_rescale_normal
  • GL_EXT_secondary_color
  • GL_EXT_separate_specular_color
  • GL_EXT_shader_image_load_store
  • GL_EXT_shadow_funcs
  • GL_EXT_stencil_wrap
  • GL_EXT_subtexture
  • GL_EXT_texgen_reflection
  • GL_EXT_texture3D
  • GL_EXT_texture_array
  • GL_EXT_texture_buffer_object
  • GL_EXT_texture_compression_bptc
  • GL_EXT_texture_compression_latc
  • GL_EXT_texture_compression_rgtc
  • GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc
  • GL_EXT_texture_cube_map
  • GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp
  • GL_EXT_texture_env_add
  • GL_EXT_texture_env_combine
  • GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3
  • GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic
  • GL_EXT_texture_integer
  • GL_EXT_texture_lod
  • GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias
  • GL_EXT_texture_mirror_clamp
  • GL_EXT_texture_object
  • GL_EXT_texture_rectangle
  • GL_EXT_texture_sRGB
  • GL_EXT_texture_sRGB_decode
  • GL_EXT_texture_shared_exponent
  • GL_EXT_texture_snorm
  • GL_EXT_texture_storage
  • GL_EXT_texture_swizzle
  • GL_EXT_timer_query
  • GL_EXT_transform_feedback
  • GL_EXT_vertex_array
  • GL_EXT_vertex_array_bgra
  • GL_EXT_vertex_attrib_64bit
  • GL_IBM_texture_mirrored_repeat
  • GL_KTX_buffer_region
  • GL_NV_blend_square
  • GL_NV_conditional_render
  • GL_NV_copy_depth_to_color
  • GL_NV_copy_image
  • GL_NV_explicit_multisample
  • GL_NV_float_buffer
  • GL_NV_half_float
  • GL_NV_primitive_restart
  • GL_NV_texgen_reflection
  • GL_NV_texture_barrier
  • GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap
  • GL_SGIS_texture_edge_clamp
  • GL_SGIS_texture_lod
  • GL_SUN_multi_draw_arrays
  • GL_WIN_swap_hint
  • WGL_EXT_swap_control
  • WGL_ARB_extensions_string
  • WGL_ARB_pixel_format
  • WGL_ATI_pixel_format_float
  • WGL_ARB_pixel_format_float
  • WGL_ARB_multisample
  • WGL_EXT_swap_control_tear
  • WGL_ARB_pbuffer
  • WGL_ARB_render_texture
  • WGL_ARB_make_current_read
  • WGL_EXT_extensions_string
  • WGL_ARB_buffer_region
  • WGL_EXT_framebuffer_sRGB
  • WGL_ATI_render_texture_rectangle
  • WGL_EXT_pixel_format_packed_float
  • WGL_I3D_genlock
  • WGL_NV_swap_group
  • WGL_ARB_create_context
  • WGL_AMD_gpu_association
  • WGL_AMDX_gpu_association
  • WGL_ARB_create_context_profile
  • WGL_NV_DX_interop
  • WGL_NV_DX_interop2



Catalyst 13.3 beta2 supports OpenCL 1.2 and exposes 17 extensions for the HD 5850. Here is the report from GPU Caps Viewer:

- Num OpenCL platforms: 1
- CL_PLATFORM_NAME: AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing
- CL_PLATFORM_VENDOR: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
- CL_PLATFORM_VERSION: OpenCL 1.2 AMD-APP (1124.2)
- CL_PLATFORM_PROFILE: FULL_PROFILE
- Num devices: 2

	- CL_DEVICE_NAME: Tahiti
	- CL_DEVICE_VENDOR: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
	- CL_DRIVER_VERSION: 1124.2 (VM)
	- CL_DEVICE_PROFILE: FULL_PROFILE
	- CL_DEVICE_VERSION: OpenCL 1.2 AMD-APP (1124.2)
	- CL_DEVICE_TYPE: GPU
	- CL_DEVICE_VENDOR_ID: 0x1002
	- CL_DEVICE_MAX_COMPUTE_UNITS: 32
	- CL_DEVICE_MAX_CLOCK_FREQUENCY: 925MHz
	- CL_DEVICE_ADDRESS_BITS: 32
	- CL_DEVICE_MAX_MEM_ALLOC_SIZE: 524288KB
	- CL_DEVICE_GLOBAL_MEM_SIZE: 2048MB
	- CL_DEVICE_MAX_PARAMETER_SIZE: 1024
	- CL_DEVICE_GLOBAL_MEM_CACHELINE_SIZE: 64 Bytes
	- CL_DEVICE_GLOBAL_MEM_CACHE_SIZE: 16KB
	- CL_DEVICE_ERROR_CORRECTION_SUPPORT: NO
	- CL_DEVICE_LOCAL_MEM_TYPE: Local (scratchpad)
	- CL_DEVICE_LOCAL_MEM_SIZE: 32KB
	- CL_DEVICE_MAX_CONSTANT_BUFFER_SIZE: 64KB
	- CL_DEVICE_MAX_WORK_ITEM_DIMENSIONS: 3
	- CL_DEVICE_MAX_WORK_ITEM_SIZES: [256 ; 256 ; 256]
	- CL_DEVICE_MAX_WORK_GROUP_SIZE: 256
	- CL_EXEC_NATIVE_KERNEL: 17313844
	- CL_DEVICE_IMAGE_SUPPORT: YES
	- CL_DEVICE_MAX_READ_IMAGE_ARGS: 128
	- CL_DEVICE_MAX_WRITE_IMAGE_ARGS: 8
	- CL_DEVICE_IMAGE2D_MAX_WIDTH: 16384
	- CL_DEVICE_IMAGE2D_MAX_HEIGHT: 16384
	- CL_DEVICE_IMAGE3D_MAX_WIDTH: 2048
	- CL_DEVICE_IMAGE3D_MAX_HEIGHT: 2048
	- CL_DEVICE_IMAGE3D_MAX_DEPTH: 2048
	- CL_DEVICE_MAX_SAMPLERS: 16
	- CL_DEVICE_PREFERRED_VECTOR_WIDTH_CHAR: 4
	- CL_DEVICE_PREFERRED_VECTOR_WIDTH_SHORT: 2
	- CL_DEVICE_PREFERRED_VECTOR_WIDTH_INT: 1
	- CL_DEVICE_PREFERRED_VECTOR_WIDTH_LONG: 1
	- CL_DEVICE_PREFERRED_VECTOR_WIDTH_FLOAT: 1
	- CL_DEVICE_PREFERRED_VECTOR_WIDTH_DOUBLE: 1
	- CL_DEVICE_EXTENSIONS: 20
	- Extensions:
		- cl_khr_fp64
		- cl_amd_fp64
		- cl_khr_global_int32_base_atomics
		- cl_khr_global_int32_extended_atomics
		- cl_khr_local_int32_base_atomics
		- cl_khr_local_int32_extended_atomics
		- cl_khr_int64_base_atomics
		- cl_khr_int64_extended_atomics
		- cl_khr_3d_image_writes
		- cl_khr_byte_addressable_store
		- cl_khr_gl_sharing
		- cl_ext_atomic_counters_32
		- cl_amd_device_attribute_query
		- cl_amd_vec3
		- cl_amd_printf
		- cl_amd_media_ops
		- cl_amd_media_ops2
		- cl_amd_popcnt
		- cl_khr_d3d10_sharing
		- cl_amd_c1x_atomics

	- CL_DEVICE_NAME:         Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz
	- CL_DEVICE_VENDOR: GenuineIntel
	- CL_DRIVER_VERSION: 1124.2 (sse2,avx)
	- CL_DEVICE_PROFILE: FULL_PROFILE
	- CL_DEVICE_VERSION: OpenCL 1.2 AMD-APP (1124.2)
	- CL_DEVICE_TYPE: CPU
	- CL_DEVICE_VENDOR_ID: 0x1002
	- CL_DEVICE_MAX_COMPUTE_UNITS: 4
	- CL_DEVICE_MAX_CLOCK_FREQUENCY: 3116MHz
	- CL_DEVICE_ADDRESS_BITS: 32
	- CL_DEVICE_MAX_MEM_ALLOC_SIZE: 1048576KB
	- CL_DEVICE_GLOBAL_MEM_SIZE: 2048MB
	- CL_DEVICE_MAX_PARAMETER_SIZE: 4096
	- CL_DEVICE_GLOBAL_MEM_CACHELINE_SIZE: 64 Bytes
	- CL_DEVICE_GLOBAL_MEM_CACHE_SIZE: 32KB
	- CL_DEVICE_ERROR_CORRECTION_SUPPORT: NO
	- CL_DEVICE_LOCAL_MEM_TYPE: Global
	- CL_DEVICE_LOCAL_MEM_SIZE: 32KB
	- CL_DEVICE_MAX_CONSTANT_BUFFER_SIZE: 64KB
	- CL_DEVICE_MAX_WORK_ITEM_DIMENSIONS: 3
	- CL_DEVICE_MAX_WORK_ITEM_SIZES: [1024 ; 1024 ; 1024]
	- CL_DEVICE_MAX_WORK_GROUP_SIZE: 1024
	- CL_EXEC_NATIVE_KERNEL: 17313848
	- CL_DEVICE_IMAGE_SUPPORT: YES
	- CL_DEVICE_MAX_READ_IMAGE_ARGS: 128
	- CL_DEVICE_MAX_WRITE_IMAGE_ARGS: 8
	- CL_DEVICE_IMAGE2D_MAX_WIDTH: 8192
	- CL_DEVICE_IMAGE2D_MAX_HEIGHT: 8192
	- CL_DEVICE_IMAGE3D_MAX_WIDTH: 2048
	- CL_DEVICE_IMAGE3D_MAX_HEIGHT: 2048
	- CL_DEVICE_IMAGE3D_MAX_DEPTH: 2048
	- CL_DEVICE_MAX_SAMPLERS: 16
	- CL_DEVICE_PREFERRED_VECTOR_WIDTH_CHAR: 16
	- CL_DEVICE_PREFERRED_VECTOR_WIDTH_SHORT: 8
	- CL_DEVICE_PREFERRED_VECTOR_WIDTH_INT: 4
	- CL_DEVICE_PREFERRED_VECTOR_WIDTH_LONG: 2
	- CL_DEVICE_PREFERRED_VECTOR_WIDTH_FLOAT: 8
	- CL_DEVICE_PREFERRED_VECTOR_WIDTH_DOUBLE: 4
	- CL_DEVICE_EXTENSIONS: 17
	- Extensions:
		- cl_khr_fp64
		- cl_amd_fp64
		- cl_khr_global_int32_base_atomics
		- cl_khr_global_int32_extended_atomics
		- cl_khr_local_int32_base_atomics
		- cl_khr_local_int32_extended_atomics
		- cl_khr_3d_image_writes
		- cl_khr_byte_addressable_store
		- cl_khr_gl_sharing
		- cl_ext_device_fission
		- cl_amd_device_attribute_query
		- cl_amd_vec3
		- cl_amd_printf
		- cl_amd_media_ops
		- cl_amd_media_ops2
		- cl_amd_popcnt
		- cl_khr_d3d10_sharing



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