It takes a little longer for AMD to release driver updates since deciding to abandon a monthly refresh cycle. As such, it's been a little more than four months since the last batch of WHQL-certified Catalyst drivers hit the web, and if you've been getting antsy, you'll be happy to know the wait is over. AMD's Catalyst 14.4 drivers have gone gold and are now available to download in 32-bit and 64-bit flavors for Windows and Linux.
If you're sitting pretty on a Windows box, the Catalyst 14.4 software suite requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to be installed (or a later version of Windows). In return, the new driver package adds support for AMD's dual-GPU Radeon R9 295X2 graphics cards. The driver package also addresses a handful of issues and offers a few performance bumps, such as flickering in Titanfall when running a CrossFire configuration and increasing CrossFire scaling by up to 34 percent in Anno 2070.
There are a couple of known issues AMD is working to fix. One is that you might see a blue screen of death when encoding with Power Director 11, and the other is that driver installation could result in a black screen when installing on a dual AMD Radeon R9 295X configuration under Windows 8.1 (AMD suggests rebooting if this happens).