On the House – Battlefield 3

Do I need to say more? 😛 I don’t think so… BF3 one of the epic games around (still BF4 rocks). Origin/EA now giving you chance to get that game for FREE!

To clear here;
– This is not a trial
– This is not a buy-trick
– This is just a time-based giveaway for all!

All you need to do is register at origin.com and visit https://www.origin.com/en-ie/store/free-games/on-the-house (and keep following that page). If you are fast enough you can also get Plants vs Zombies (Standart Edition) for free as well! But be fast 😉 Both games are standart edition means no expansion packs included.

– https://www.origin.com/en-ie/store/buy/battlefield-3/pc-download/base-game/standard-edition
– https://www.origin.com/en-ie/store/buy/plants-vs-zombies/mac-pc-download/base-game/standard-edition

AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta Driver for Windows

  • Starting with AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta, AMD will no longer support Windows 8.0 (and the WDDM 1.2 driver)
  • Users should upgrade (for Free) to Windows 8.1 to take advantage of the new features found in the AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta
  • AMD Catalyst 14.4 will remain available for users who wish to remain on Windows 8
  • A future AMD Catalyst release will allow for the WDDM 1.1 (Windows 7 driver) to be installed under Windows 8.0 for those users unable to upgrade to Windows 8.1

Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst™ 14.6 Beta Driver for Windows
Performance improvements

  • Watch Dogs performance improvements
  • AMD Radeon R9 290X – 1920×1080 4x MSAA – improves up to 25%
  • AMD Radeon R9290X – 2560×1600 4x MSAA – improves up to  28%
  • AMD Radeon R9290X CrossFire configuration (3840×2160 Ultra settings, MSAA = 4X)  – 92% scaling

  • Murdered Soul Suspect performance improvements
    • AMD Radeon R9 290X – 2560×1600 4x MSAA – improves up to 16%
    • AMD Radeon R9290X CrossFire configuration (3840×2160 Ultra settings, MSAA = 4X)  – 93% scaling

  • AMD Eyefinity enhancements:
  • Mixed Resolution Support
    • A new architecture providing brand new capabilities
    • Display groups can be created with monitors of different resolution  (including difference sizes and shapes)
    • Users have a choice of how surface is created over the display group
    • Fill – legacy mode, best for identical monitors
    • Fit – create the Eyefinity surface using best available rectangular area with attached displays.
    • Expand – create a virtual Eyefinity surface using desktops as viewports onto the surface.

  • Eyefinity Display Alignment
    • Enables control over alignment between adjacent monitors

  • One-Click Setup
    • Driver detects layout of extended desktops
    • Can create Eyefinity display group using this layout in one click!

  • New user controls for video color and display settings
    • Greater control over Video Color Management:
    • Controls have been expanded from a single slider for controlling Boost and Hue to per color axis

  • Color depth control for Digital Flat Panels (available on supported HDMI and DP displays)
    • Allows users to select different color depths per resolution and display

  • AMD Mantle enhancements
    • Mantle now supports AMD Mobile products with Enduro technology
    • Battlefield 4:  AMD Radeon HD 8970M (1366×768; high settings) – 21% gain
    • Thief: AMD Radeon HD 8970M (1920×1080; high settings) – 14% gain
    • Star Swarm:  AMD Radeon HD 8970M (1920×1080; medium settings) – 274% gain
    • Enables support for Multi-GPU configurations with Thief (requires the latest Thief update)

  • AMD AM1 JPEG decoding acceleration
    • JPEG decoding acceleration was first enabled on the A10 APU Series in AMD Catalyst 14.1 beta, and has now been extended to the AMD AM1 Platform
    • Provides fast JPEG decompression
    • Provides Power Efficiency for JPEG decompression

    Known Issues

    • Running Watch Dogs with a R9 280X CrossFire configuration may result in the application running in CrossFire software compositing mode
    • Enabling Temporal SMAA in the AMD Catalyst Control center under a CrossFire configuration when playing Watch Dogs will result in Flickering
    • AMD CrossFire configurations with Eyefinity enabled will see application stability with BattleField 4 or Thief when running Mantle
    • Catalyst Install Manager text is covered by Express/Custom radio button text
    • Express Uninstall does not remove C:Program Files(AMD or ATI) folder

    Download: //www2.ati.com/drivers/beta/amd-catalyst-14.6-beta-v1.0-windows-may23.exe