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AMD Catalyst™ 15.7 Driver for Windows® Release Notes

This article provides information on the latest posting of the AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, AMD Catalyst™ 15.7.

This particular software suite updates the AMD Catalyst™ Display Driver and the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center. This unified driver has been updated, and is designed to provide enhanced performance and reliability.

Package Contents

The AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, AMD Catalyst™ 15.7 contains the following:

  • ​​AMD Catalyst™ Display Driver version 15.20.1046
​​Installing the AMD Catalyst™ Software Driver

For detailed instructions on how to correctly uninstall or install the AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, please refer to the following support resources:

NOTES

  • This driver is not intended for use on AMD products running in Apple Boot Camp platforms. Users of these platforms should contact their manufacturer for driver support.
  • When installing the AMD Catalyst™ Driver for Windows® operating system, the user must be logged on as Administrator, or have Administrator rights to complete the installation of the AMD Catalyst™ Driver.
  • The AMD Catalyst™ 15.7 Software Suite requires Windows® 7 Service Pack 1 to be installed.
  • The AMD Catalyst™ 15.7 Software Suite requires Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.5 to be installed. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 is included in all AMD Catalyst™ packages.

AMD Product Compatibility

The AMD Catalyst™ 15.7 driver ​is compatible with the following AMD products.

AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility
​​​AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury Series ​​​AMD Radeon™ R5 230 Series
​AMD Radeon™ R9 300 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 8000 Series
​AMD Radeon™ R9 200 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series
​​AMD Radeon™ R7 300 Series​AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series
​AMD Radeon™ R7 200 Series​ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
AMD All-In-One Desktop Product Family Compatibility
AMD Radeon™ HD 7600A SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6600A Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 7450A SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6350A Series

 

AMD APU Product Family Compatibility

"Kaveri", "Godavari", and "Carrizo" series APUs are only supported by AMD Catalyst™ 15.7 on Windows® 7 (32 & 64-bit),  Windows® 8.1 64-bit and Windows® 10 (32 & 64-bit).

AMD APU Product Family Compatibility
DesktopMobile
A-Series with AMD Radeon™ R7 GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 8000D Series
A-Series with AMD Radeon™ R6 GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 7000D Series
A-Series with AMD Radeon™ R5 GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 6000D Series
​A-Series with AMD Radeon™ R4 Graphics​AMD Radeon™ HD 8000G Series
A-Series with AMD Radeon™ R3 GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 7000G Series
​FX-8800P with AMD Radeon™​ R7 Graphics​AMD Radeon™ HD 6000G Series
E-Series AMD with  Radeon™ R2 Graphics

 

AMD Mobility Radeon™ Family Compatibility

AMD Catalyst™ Mobility is a notebook reference graphics driver with limited support for system vendor specific features.

AMD Mobility Product Family Compatibility
AMD Radeon™ R9 M200 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 7000M Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 M200 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6000M Series
AMD Radeon™ R5 M200 SeriesATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 8000M Series 

 

Compatible Operating Systems

The latest version of the AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, AMD Catalyst™ 15.7 is designed to support the following Microsoft Windows platforms:

    • Windows® 10 (32 & 64-bit)
    • Windows® 8.1 (32 & 64-bit)
    • Windows® 7 SP1 or higher (32 & 64-bit)​

Highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 15.7 Windows Driver

Windows® 10 Support

This is a Technical Preview driver which contains product support for Windows® 10 as well as full WDDM 2.0 and DirectX® 12 support which is available on all Graphics Core Next (GCN) supported products, - AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 and newer graphics products.

This Technical Preview driver for Windows® 10 is provided "As Is".  Please note, some features have been disabled in this preview driver.  The official AMD driver offering full feature set support will be made available when Windows® 10 officially launches on July 29th, 2015.

 For more information on products supported please visit the Supported Products Tab and view the AMD Product Compatibility chart.

​NOTE: To ensure stability, users should upgrade to the latest available Windows® 10 Technical Preview build provided by Microsoft before installing AMD Catalyst™ 15.7.

​Virtual Super Resolution (VSR)

VSR provides image quality enhancements to games and Windows® desktop users by rendering images at a higher resolution and then down-scaling the same. VSR support has now been extended to the following products:

AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury SeriesAMD Radeon™ R9 280 Series
​AMD Radeon™ R9 390 SeriesAMD Radeon™ R9 270 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 380 Series​AMD Radeon™ R7 260 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 370 Series​AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 Series
​AMD Radeon™ R7 360 Series​AMD Radeon™ HD 7800 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2​AMD Radeon™ HD 7790 Series
​​​AMD Radeon™ R9 290 SeriesDesktop A-Series 7400K APUs and above

Below is a list of supported resolutions:

​Target Display TimingSupported VSR Modes​
​1366 X 768 @ 60Hz​1600 X 9001920 X 1080
​1600 X 900 @ 60Hz​1920 X 1080
​1920 X 1080 @ 60Hz2560 X 1440 3200 X 1800 3840 X 2160 (AMD Radeon™ R9 285, AMD Radeon™ R9 380 Series, AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury Series)
​1920 X 1200 @ 60Hz​2048 X 1536 2560 X 1600 3840 X 2400 (AMD Radeon™ R9 285, AMD Radeon™ R9 380 Series, AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury Series)
​2560 X 1440 @ 60Hz​3200 X 1800
​1920 X 1080 @ 120Hz​1920 X 1200 @ 120Hz 2048 X 1536 @ 120Hz​

Frame Rate Target Control™ (FRTC)

FRTC allows the user to set a maximum frame rate when playing an application in full screen exclusive mode. This feature provides the following benefits:

    • Reduced GPU power consumption
    • Reduced system heat
    • Lower fan speeds and less noise

This feature is supported on applications using  DirectX® 10 or higher and on the following AMD graphics products:

​AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury Series​AMD Radeon™ R9 280 Series
​AMD Radeon™ R9 390 SeriesAMD Radeon™ R9 270 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 380 SeriesAMD Radeon™ R7 260 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 370 Series​AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 Series
​AMD Radeon™ R7 360 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 7800 Series
​AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2​​AMD Radeon™ HD 7700 Series
​AMD Radeon™ R9 290 Series

 AMD FreeSync™ and AMD CrossFire™ Support

    • ​​AMD FreeSync™ and AMD CrossFire™ can now be used together in applications using DirectX® 10 or higher. Please note, this feature is currently not supported on systems configured in AMD Dual Graphics mode.

AMD CrossFire™ Profile Enhancements

AMD Catalyst™ 15.7 includes enhancement for the following games since AMD Catalyst™ Omega:

    • Battlefield: Hardline
    • Evolve
    • Far Cry® 4
    • Lords of the Fallen
    • Project CARS
    • Total War: Attila
    • Alien: Isolation™
    • Assassin's Creed® Unity
    • Civilization®: Beyond Earth™
    • FIFA 2015
    • GRID Autosport
    • Ryse: Son of Rome
    • Talos Principle
    • The Crew
    • Grand Theft Auto V
    • Dying Light
    • The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt

Performance Optimizations versus AMD Catalyst™ Omega Driver

Single GPU performance on Windows® 8.1 based system:

    • Up to 7% in Far Cry® 4 on AMD Radeon™ R7 and AMD Radeon™ R9 200 series and up *
    • Up to 10% in Tomb Raider on AMD Radeon™ R7 and AMD Radeon™ R9 200 series and up *

Resolved Issues:

    • [413076] Second Life - Avatar rendering is corrupted when hardware skinning is enabled
    • [414307] Star Trek Online - Block corruption is observed if MSAA is enabled
    • [412702] A black screen is observed when setting up a 3x1 SLS with 3 HDMI monitors
    • [411847​] Leadwerks : A crash is observed with a "Pure Virtual Call" error message​
    • [410367]  System black hangs/BSOD upon resuming from S3/S4 sleep on AMD Radeon™ R9 285 configured in AMD CrossFire™ mode
    • [410293]  With AMD CrossFire™ enabled, Timeout Detection Recovery (TDR) occurs during actual gameplay when YouTube Mix moves to the next song in Firefox®
    • [407622] Screen tearing on enabling VSync with Alien: Isolation game
    • [407175] AMD Catalyst™ Control Center Video Quality settings may not be available or retained if the "Enforce Smooth Video Playback" option is not selected on some AMD Radeon™ HD Series graphics adapters.
    • [410398] A black screen may be experienced when attempting to enable Eyefinity after changing the display mode (Portrait, Landscape)
    • [410391] Primary display may not be retained after disabling AMD CrossFire™ while in AMD Eyefinity mode
    • [409705] Enabling or disabling AMD  CrossFire™ may lead to one side of the 4K MST display being shown as black
    • [410393] Minor stuttering may be seen in Dragon Age Inquisition on Single and Multi GPU configurations​

Known Issues: 

The following known issues only apply to systems using Windows® 8.1 or Windows® 7 SP1 and later:

    • [423410] The option to enable Virtual Super Resolution (VSR) is not available with certain AMD Radeon™ HD7800 series products
    • [422853] Some systems may experience minor performance drop from 15.15 to 15.20 in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt with HairWorks enabled
    • [422800] Some Kaveri APU based systems may experience minor performance drop on PCMark8 video_group_chat & Casual Gaming tests
    • [422797] Display profiles are not retained after driver upgrade from 14.502 to 15.20
    • [422671] Flickering corruption occurs in Dirty Rally with Advanced Blending enabled
    • [422944] Fire in Total war Attila may experience corruption when in AMD CrossFire™ mode
    • [422621] With quad AMD CrossFire™ mode enabled, TDR or blank display occurs when launching DirectX® 9 application in full screen
    • [419871] BSOD observed when performing an express uninstall of the display driver in 4K resolution
    • [422056] 3DMark Farandole may crash when AMD Mantle is selected from the test suite
    • [422291] Battlefield 4 triggers TDR and crash when running in AMD Mantle mode
    • [422249] DLL missing popup message may be encountered when performing an express uninstall of the display driver. This will not impact the uninstall process
    • [422342] Cyberlink PowerDVD plays 3D content in 2D mode
    • [421570] Audio driver is banged out for non-primary ASIC after enabling CF and rebooting system
    •  [421719] Flickering and intermittent display blanking out with LG31MU97 if resolution is set above 1920x1080
    • [422675] Intermittent BSOD occurs when launching a race in Dirt Rally
    • [422674] Corruption may occur in Dirt Rally with CMAA enabled with Portrait SLS and AMD CrossFire™ mode enabled
    • [422672] Flickering corruption may occur in Dirty Rally when changing settings during gameplay
    • [422671] Flickering corruption may occur in Dirty Rally with Advanced Blending enabled
    • [421388] AMD Radeon™ R9 390 Series may experience screen corruption in 3Dmark11 "Deep Sea" Demo
    • [422806] Battlefield: Hardline crashes on pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del while running in AMD Mantle mode
    • [422623] Rage: In game cinematic may stutter when quad AMD Crossfire™ mode is enabled
    • [421110] The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt - Corruption may be observed when AA is enabled in AMD Crossfire™ mode

​AMD Issue Reporting Form

​This driver release incorporates suggestions received through the AMD Issue Reporting Form. To provide us with your feedback, visit the AMD Issue Reporting Form.​

Footnotes:

* Tested with the following configuration: GIGABYTE X99-UD4 motherboard, Intel® Core i7 5960X (3.0GHz), 16GB DDR4-2666 MHz, AMD Radeon™ R9 290X , Windows® 8.1 64bit

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AMD Catalyst™ Driver Windows® 8 Release Preview

​​​Feature highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ feature preview driver for the Windows® 8 Release Preview

Featuring support for the new WDDM 1.2 driver model, this new driver enables customers to utilize the model’s features as applications are updated to leverage them. These features include:
  • Support for the AMD Radeon™  HD 7900 Series, AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series, and the AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series.

  • Native Stereo 3D support:  Windows 8 natively supports stereoscopic 3D gaming and videos via compatible applications. Middleware applications will not be required for such apps.

  • Unified Video API: Video playback has been integrated into the DirectX® 11 API, enabling simultaneous video and gaming content. Transcoding performance may also be improved for supporting applications.

  • Optimized screen rotation for rotation-aware devices.

  • Improved sleep/resume performance.

  • Optimized GPU power consumption.

  • Support for AMD Features:

Known issues found in the AMD Catalyst feature preview for Windows 8 (these issues will beaddressed in the AMD production release for Windows 8).

  • AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and the AMD Radeon HD 7700 performance in DirectX 9 applications may be slower under Windows 8 vs. Windows 7.

  • AMD CrossFireX configurations using the AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and the AMD Radeon HD 7700 in DirectX 9 and DirectX 11 applications may be slower under Windows 8 vs. Windows 7.

  • AMD CrossFireX configurations using the AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and the AMD Radeon HD 7700  in OpenCL accelerated applications may cause a BSOD or system hang.

  • Blacklight Retribution (DirectX11 mode) played with a CrossFire configuration may result in a system crash when launching the application (32-bit OS only).

  • Video corruption can be seen when playing back movie trailers with Metro video player.

Instructions:

 Download and install the Driver from the following location: Note! This Driver is provided “AS IS” and under the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement provided therewith.

Applicable Products:

This article applies to the following configuration(s):

Hardware:

  • AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7000M Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
  • AMD A-Series APU
  • AMD C-Series APU
  • AMD E-Series APU
  • AMD FirePro™ V9800
  • AMD FirePro V7900
  • AMD FirePro V7900 SDI
  • AMD FirePro V7800P
  • AMD FirePro V5900
  • AMD FirePro V4900
  • AMD FirePro V3900
  • ATI FirePro V9800
  • ATI FirePro V8800
  • ATI FirePro V7800
  • ATI FirePro V5800
  • ATI FirePro V5800 DVI
  • ATI FirePro V4800
  • ATI FirePro V3800
  • AMD FirePro 2270
  • ATI FirePro 2460 Multi-View
  • AMD FirePro M8900
  • AMD FirePro M5950
  • AMD FirePro M3900
  • ATI FirePro M7820
  • ATI FirePro M5800

Operating Systems: ​

  • Windows 8 32-bit Edition
  • Windows 8 64-bit Edition

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AMD Catalyst™ 14.11.2 Beta Driver for Windows®

​​AMD Catalyst™ 14.11.2 Beta Driver for Windows® - Dragon Age: Inquisition and Far Cry 4!

This release enables peak driver performance optimization for AMD Radeon™ graphics users in Dragon Age: Inquisition and Far Cry 4. Please make sure to uninstall all previous versions of AMD Catalyst™ drivers before installing the AMD Catalyst™​ 14.11.2 Beta.

The AMD Catalyst™ 14.11.2 Beta Driver can be downloaded from the following links:

NOTE! This Catalyst Driver is provided "AS IS", and under the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement provided with it.

Package ContentsThe AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, AMD Catalyst™ 14.11.2 Beta Driver contains the following:

  • AMD Catalyst™ Display Driver version 14.301.1013

Installing The AMD Catalyst Software DriverFor detailed instructions on how to correctly uninstall or install the AMD Catalyst Software Suite, please refer to the following support resources:

AMD Product CompatibilityThe AMD Catalyst™ 14.11.2 Beta Driver is compatible with the following AMD products.

AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility 
AMD Radeon™ R9 290 SeriesAMD Radeon™ R5 230 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 280 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 8000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 270 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 260 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 250 SeriesATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 240 Series 

 

AMD All-In-One Desktop Product Family Compatibility 
AMD Radeon™ HD 7600A SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6600A Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 7450A SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6350A Series

 

AMD Embedded Product Family Compatibility 
AMD Radeon™ E8860AMD Radeon™ E6460
AMD Radeon™ E6760 

 

AMD APU Product Family Compatibility 
Desktop Mobile
A-Series AMD Radeon™ R7 GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 8000G Series
A-Series AMD Radeon™ R6 GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 7000G Series
A-Series AMD Radeon™ R5 GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 6000G Series
A-Series AMD Radeon™ R3 Graphics 
AMD Radeon™ HD 8000D Series 
AMD Radeon™ HD 7000D Series 
AMD Radeon™ HD 6000D Series 

 

AMD Mobility Radeon™ Family CompatibilityAMD Catalyst Mobility is a notebook reference graphics driver with limited support for system vendor specific features.

AMD Mobility Product Family Compatibility 
AMD Radeon™ R9 M200 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 7000M Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 M200 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6000M Series
AMD Radeon™ R5 M200 SeriesATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 8000M Series 

 

Compatible Operating Systems

The latest version of the AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, AMD Catalyst™ 14.11.2 Beta Driver is designed to support the following Microsoft Windows platforms:

    • Windows 8.1 (32 & 64-bit version)
    • Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit version with SP1 or higher)

Highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 14.11.2 Windows® Beta Driver Performance Improvements

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition performance optimizations- Up to 5% performance increase over Catalyst™ 14.11.1 beta in single GPU scenarios with Anti-Aliasing enabled.- Optimized AMD CrossFire™ profile
  • Far Cry 4 performance optimizations- Up to 50% performance increase over Catalyst™ 14.11.1 beta in single GPU scenarios with Anti-Aliasing enabled.

Important Notes

  • All previous versions of AMD Catalyst™ drivers must be completely uninstalled to receive full benefits of this driver.  Please make sure to completely uninstall all previous AMD Catalyst™​ display drivers before installing the 14.11.2 Beta.
  • The AMD CrossFire™ profile for Far Cry 4 is currently disabled in this driver while AMD works with Ubisoft to investigate an issue where AMD CrossFire™ configurations are not performing as intended. An update is expected on this issue in the near future through an updated game patch or an AMD driver posting.

Resolved Issues

  • [409235]: Small chance of intermittent screen tearing or corruption in Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare on high settings 4K resolution in AMD CrossFire™ mode.
  • [408892]: World of Warcraft can sometimes exhibit corruption when using CMAA in AMD CrossFire™ configurations.
  • [407431]: Minecraft sometimes produces corruption when changing video settings in windowed mode.
  • [407338]: XDMA Quad CrossFire™ configurations in portrait Eyefinity modes sometimes display tearing or stuttering.

Known Issues

  • [408723]: System can sometimes hang when upgrading to Catalyst™ 14.11.2 from Catalyst™14.7 in AMD CrossFire™ configurations. As a workaround please completely uninstall previous Catalyst™ software versions before installing Catalyst™14.11.2 beta.
  • [409518]: Slight performance drops in FIFA 2015 on AMD CrossFire™ configurations.
  • [409502]: Occasional flickering sometimes observed while playing FIFA 2015 in AMD Dual Graphics configurations.
  • [409638]: Slight Battlefield 4 performance drop on AMD Radeon™ R9 290X in AMD CrossFire™ configuration.
  • [409628]: AMD Radeon™ R9 285 intermittently hangs in Hitman Absolution on new game start.
  • [408484]: AMD Radeon™ R9 285 can sometimes exhibit flickering in Assassins Creed Unity.
  • [409613]: Assassins Creed Unity can sometimes experience frame stutter on some AMD CrossFire™ configurations.
  • [408706]: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare intermittent black screen when loading game in Quad AMD Crossfire™ configurations.
  • [409600]: Civilization: Beyond Earth mantle users in AMD CrossFire™ configurations may sometimes experience an issue where they cannot change their game resolution. As a work around please use "Enable MGPU=1" in the games configuration .ini file.

AMD is currently working with BioWare to resolve the following issues:

  • Flickering is sometimes observed in Dragon Age: Inquisition on a limited number of surfaces in AMD CrossFire™ configurations.

AMD is currently working with Ubisoft to resolve the following issues:

  • Uneven hair corruption sometimes observed in Assassins Creed Unity when applying "ultra" game settings.
  • Flickering occasionally observed between windows on walls in Assassins Creed Unity.
  • Windows/Doors intermittently flash with black textures in Assassins Creed Unity.
  • Assassins Creed Unity occasionally exits to desktop when "ultra" game settings are applied.

AMD Issue Reporting Form

This driver release incorporates suggestions received through the AMD Issue Reporting Form. To provide us with your feedback, visit the AMD Issue Reporting Form.

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AMD Catalyst™ Omega Windows® Release Notes

​​AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite Version Omega

This article provides information on the latest posting of the AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, AMD Catalyst™ Omega.

This particular software suite updates the AMD Catalyst Display Driver and the AMD Catalyst Control Center. This unified driver has been updated, and is designed to provide enhanced performance and reliability.

Package Contents

The AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, AMD Catalyst™ Omega contains the following:

  • AMD Catalyst™ Display Driver version 14.501.1003
  • AMD Catalyst™ Control Center version 2014.1120.2123.38423​

Installing The AMD Catalyst Software DriverFor detailed instructions on how to correctly uninstall or install the AMD Catalyst Software Suite, please refer to the following support resources:

NOTES

  • This driver is not intended for use on AMD products running in Apple Boot Camp platforms. Users of these platforms should contact their manufacturer for driver support.
  • When installing the AMD Catalyst™ Driver for Windows® operating system, the user must be logged on as Administrator, or have Administrator rights to complete the installation of the AMD Catalyst Driver.
  • The AMD Catalyst Omega Software Suite requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to be installed.
  • These release notes provide information on the AMD Catalyst Display Driver only. For information on the AMD Multimedia Center™, HydraVision, HydraVision Basic Edition, Remote Wonder™, or the Southbridge/IXP driver, please refer to their respective release notes found at: http://support.amd.com/.
  • The AMD Catalyst Omega Software Suite requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 to be installed. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 is included in all Catalyst packages.
  • AMD Eyefinity technology is designed to give gamers access to high display resolutions. As pixel count grows, the graphics "horsepower" required to drive the displays at a reasonable frame rate can increase dramatically. Depending on the game and system configuration, users may notice texture corruption and reduced frame rates when running games in multi-monitor Eyefinity modes.

AMD Product Compatibility

The AMD Catalyst™ Omega is compatible with the following AMD products.

AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility 
AMD Radeon™ R9 290 SeriesAMD Radeon™ R5 230 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 280 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 8000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 270 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 260 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 250 SeriesATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 240 Series 

 

AMD All-In-One Desktop Product Family Compatibility 
AMD Radeon™ HD 7600A SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6600A Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 7450A SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6350A Series

 

AMD APU Product Family Compatibility

Windows 8.1 32-bit with Kaveri APU is currently not supported by AMD Catalyst™ Omega driver.

AMD APU Product Family Compatibility 
DesktopMobile
A-Series AMD Radeon™ R7 GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 8000G Series
A-Series AMD Radeon™ R6 GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 7000G Series
A-Series AMD Radeon™ R5 GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 6000G Series
A-Series AMD Radeon™ R3 Graphics 
AMD Radeon™ HD 8000D Series 
AMD Radeon™ HD 7000D Series 
AMD Radeon™ HD 6000D Series 

 

AMD Mobility Radeon™ Family Compatibility

AMD Catalyst Mobility is a notebook reference graphics driver with limited support for system vendor specific features.

AMD Mobility Product Family Compatibility 
AMD Radeon™ R9 M200 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 7000M Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 M200 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6000M Series
AMD Radeon™ R5 M200 SeriesATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 8000M Series 

 

Compatible Operating Systems

The latest version of the AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, AMD Catalyst™ Omega is designed to support the following Microsoft Windows platforms:

  • Windows 8.1 (32 & 64-bit version)
  • Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit version with SP1 or higher)

Highlights of AMD Catalyst™ Omega Windows Driver

Introducing the AMD Catalyst™ Omega driver for Windows, a "Special Edition" driver delivered to enhance the AMD GPU and APU experience.  The AMD Catalyst™ Omega driver contains over 20 new features, performance improvements, and significant number of bug fixes and improvements.  All improvements will be carried forward in subsequent driver releases.

 

Virtual Super Resolution (VSR):

Render games at higher resolution and display them at lower resolution.  Up to 4k quality gaming on 1080p HD displays

  • Smoother textures and edges
  • Game and Engine agnostic solution
  • Simulates Super Sampling Anti-Aliasing (SSAA) for games that don't support it
  • Enabled through AMD Catalyst™ Control Center
  • Select higher resolution in-game settings
  • Available on AMD Radeon™ R9 290 series, and AMD Radeon R9 285 GPUs
  • ​Target Display TimingSupported VSR Modes​
    ​1920 X 1080 @ 60Hz​2560 X 14403200 X 18003840 X 2160 (Radeon R9 285 only)
    ​1920 X 1200 @ 60Hz​2048 X 15362560 X 16003840 X 2400 (Radeon R9 285 only)
    ​2560 X 1440 @ 60Hz​3200 X 1800
    ​1920 X 1080 @ 120Hz​1920 X 1200 @ 120Hz2048 X 1536 @ 120Hz

5K Monitor Support:

Unparalleled display performance for professionals and gamers who require the highest resolution available and silky-smooth, fatigue-free graphics

  • 5120x2880 at 60Hz
  • 14.7 million pixels, 218 pixels-per-inch
  • Dual DisplayPort 1.2 input
  • Available on AMD FirePro™ and AMD Radeon™ R series GPUs

Alienware Graphics Amplifier:

Support for AMD Radeon™ Graphics in Alienware Graphics Amplifier

  • Expand the capability of the Alienware 13 notebook with a high-performance AMD Radeon graphics card
  • Drive resolutions up to 4K
  • Performance that far exceeds the built-in graphics.
  • Supported on select AMD Radeon™ HD 5000 series GPUs and newer

Perfect Picture Enhancements:

  • AMD Fluid Motion Video – Smooth Blu-ray playback with lower power APUs
    • High quality frame rate conversion
    • Interpolates frames using GPU compute
    • Removes video judder
    • Available on AMD 7000 Series APUs and AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2, Radeon R9 290X, Radeon R9 290, Radeon R9 285, Radeon R7 260X, and Radeon R7 260​
  • Contour Removal – Improved algorithm for compressed videos
    • Removes compression artifacts without disturbing video details
    • Available on AMD Athlon™ APUs, AMD 7000 series APUs, and AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2, Radeon R9 290X, Radeon R9 290, Radeon R9 285, Radeon R7 260X, and Radeon R7 260

Perfect Picture Additions:

  • 1080p Detail Enhancement now for APUs
    • Provides look-and-feel of 1080p video to lower-resolution content
    • Improves frequency response and controllability of overshoot and noise immunity
    • Available on AMD 7000 series APUs and AMD Radeon™ R series GPUs
  • Ultra HD-Like Experience - Makes 1080P videos 4K-like
    • Combination of:
      • Fluid Motion Video
      • Detail Enhancement
      • Adaptive upscaling
  • Available on AMD Radeon™ R7 260 and higher

Frame Pacing Enhancements for AMD Dual Graphics:

  • Includes enhancements for
    • Metro 2033
    • World of Warcraft
    • 3DMark 11
    • Sniper Elite V2
    • Tomb Raider
    • Hitman: Absolution
    • GRID 2
    • Alien: Isolation
    • Batman: Arkham Origins
    • BioShock: Infinite
    • Unigine Valley Benchmark
    • Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare
    • Dragon Age: Inquisition
    • Metro 2033 Redux
    • Sniper Elite 3
    • Assassin's Creed Unity
    • Metro: Last Light

AMD CrossFire™ Frame Pacing improvements:

  • Designed to reduce stuttering from graphics memory intensive applications: Tomb Raider, Hitman Absolution, Watch Dogs, Far Cry 3

OpenCL™ 2.0 Support:

New features give GPUs more freedom to do the work they are designed to do

  • Shared virtual memory
    • Enables host and device kernels to directly share complex pointer based data structures, eliminating explicit transfers between the host and devices while increasing programming flexibility.
  • Device-side Enqueue
    • Updated for improved programmability and increased application efficiency
  • Generic address space
    • Enables functions to be written without named address spaces which increases flexibility and saves time by eliminating the need for multiple functions to be written.

Performance Optimizations versus AMD Catalyst™ 14.9 WHQL

  • Sid Meier's Civilization®: Beyond Earth™ performance optimizations
    • Mantle API activated for ultimate performance in Sid Meier's Civilization®: Beyond Earth™
  • Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare performance optimizations
    • Up to 30% performance increases with FXAA and lower game resolutions
    • Optimized AMD CrossFire™ Profile update for improved performance
  • Assassin's Creed® Unity performance optimizations
    • Single GPU performance improvements
    • Optimized AMD CrossFire™ Profile update for improved performance
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition performance optimizations
    • Up to 15% performance increase in single GPU scenarios with Anti-Aliasing enabled.
    • Optimized AMD CrossFire™ Profile update for improved performance
  • Far Cry 4 performance optimizations
    • Up to 50% performance increase in single GPU scenarios with Anti-Aliasing enabled.

Year over Year Performance Optimizations versus AMD Catalyst™ 13.12 WHQL*

  • Up to 19% more performance since launch in some games on AMD Radeon R Series GPUs
  • Up to 29% more performance since launch in some games on various AMD APUs

*Measured across various AMD Radeon R Series GPU and AMD APU configurations in over 30 game titles

Driver Efficiency Improvement:

  • Driver optimization for multi core CPUs allows up to 15% more performance for some AMD platforms

Resolved Issues:

  • 14.9 Install issues for intermittent crash or black screen after install
  • 14.9 Catalyst™ Control Center issues have occasional AMDMantle64.dll error popups during install
  • [406244] Online video can sometimes crash when watching YouTube videos with hardware acceleration enabled
  • [406590] Watching online flash videos in Google Chrome sometimes causes the browser to hang when hardware acceleration is enabled
  • [406493] Displays that go in to sleep mode intermittently causes the display to not wake up
  • [404081] AHCI Chipset Drivers can sometimes cause the system to crash on boot-up
  • [405807] 144Hz displays in AMD CrossFire™ configurations can cause intermittent crashing when launching D3D Applications
  • [403996] Game stuttering or screen tearing in Quad CrossFire™
  • [402133] State of Decay textures can intermittently extrude beyond their boundaries or be corrupted
  • [405738] HDMI audio stays disabled when a connected TV is disabled and then re-enabled

Known Issues:

  • [410367]  System black hangs/BSOD upon resuming from S3/S4 sleep on AMD Radeon™ R9 285 configured in AMD CrossFire™ mode
  • [410293]  With AMD CrossFire™ enabled, Timeout Detection Recovery (TDR) occurs during actual gameplay when YouTube Mix moves to the next song in Firefox®
  • [408368] Some artifacting will be seen in certain scenarios with AMD Fluid Motion Enabled
  • [407622] Screen tearing on enabling VSync with Alien: Isolation game
  • [407934] Frame drops may occasionally be observed playing back progressive Blu Ray content on some AMD Kaveri APU configurations
  • [407095]  3D movies cannot be viewed using Power DVD on some AMD Kaveri APU configurations with only 2GB of single channel memory
  • [407175] Catalyst Control Center Video Quality settings may not be available or retained if the "Enforce Smooth Video Playback" option is not selected on some AMD HD series GPU's.
  • [406495]  Pull down detection fails to lock in Metro Video playback applications
  • [410255] A system restart or hang may be observed on sleep/resume while transcoding video with Media Espresso
  • [410398] A black screen may be experienced when attempting to enable Eyefinity after changing the display mode (Portrait, Landscape)
  • [410391] Primary display may not be retained after disabling Crossfire while in Eyefinity mode
  • [409705] Enabling or disabling Crossfire may lead to one side of the 4K MST display being shown as black
  • [410393] Minor stuttering may be seen in Dragon Age Inquisition on Single and Multi GPU configurations​

AMD Issue Reporting Form

This driver release incorporates suggestions received through the AMD Issue Reporting Form. To provide us with your feedback, visit the AMD Issue Reporting Form.

 

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AMD Catalyst™ 15.9 Proprietary Linux Graphics Driver Release Notes

This document provides information about the latest posting of the AMD Catalyst™ 15.9 Proprietary Linux Graphics Driver. 

The content of this document is organized into the following sections:

    • AMD Product Compatibility
    • Linux Distributions Supported
    • System Requirements
    • System Recommendations
    • Resolved Issues
    • Known Issues 

AMD Product Compatibility

The AMD Catalyst™ Proprietary Linux Graphics Driver is compatible with the following AMD products. 

AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility
AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury XAMD Radeon™ R7 200 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 FuryAMD Radeon™ R5 230 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 NanoAMD Radeon™ HD 8000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 300 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 200 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 300 Series​ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series

 

AMD All-In-One Desktop Product Family Compatibility
AMD Radeon™ HD 7600A SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6600A Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 7450A SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6350A Series

 

AMD APU Product Family Compatibility
DesktopMobile
A-Series AMD Radeon™ R7 GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 8000D Series
A-Series AMD Radeon™ R6 GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 7000D Series
A-Series AMD Radeon™ R5 GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 6000D Series
A-Series AMD Radeon™ R4 GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 8000G Series
A-Series AMD Radeon™ R3 GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 7000G Series
FX-8800P AMD Radeon™ R7 GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 6000G Series
E-Series AMD Radeon™ R2 Graphics

 

AMD Mobility Product Family Compatibility
AMD Radeon™ R9 M200 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 7000M Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 M200 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6000M Series
AMD Radeon™ R5 M200 SeriesATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 8000M Series 

 

 Linux Distributions Supported

This version of the AMD Catalyst™ Linux Proprietary Graphics Driver is designed to support the following Linux distributions:

Distributions supported:

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Suite 7.1, 7.0, 6.6, 6.5
    • Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS, 14.04.2, 15.04
    • SUSE® Linux Enterprise 11 SP3, 12
    • OpenSuSE 13.1

      Distribution specific packages are available for:

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Suite 7.1, 7.0, 6.6, 6.5
    • Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS, 14.04.2

      System Requirements

      Before attempting to install the AMD Catalyst™ Proprietary Linux Graphics Driver, the following software must be installed:

      • Xorg/Xserver 7.4 and above (up to 1.17)
      • Linux kernel 2.6 or above (up to 3.19)
      • glibc version 2.2 or 2.3
      • POSIX Shared Memory (/dev/shm) support is required for 3D applications

        NOTE: If a Linux 2.6.11 or newer kernel was built with CONFIG_AGP enabled, the kernel AGP frontend is required to load the fglrx kernel module. To identify whether your kernel with CONFIG_AGP enabled, look for CONFIG_AGP=y in the kernel config file, or if the 'agpgart' module is loaded

        System Recommendations

        For optimal performance and ease of use, the following are available:

          • gimp-help-en
          • gimp-help-common
          • XFree86-Mesa-libGL
          • libstdc++
          • libgcc
          • XFree86-libs
          • fontconfig
          • freetype
          • zlib
          • gcc

Resolved Issues:

  • [425910] Driver installation sometimes fails on Ubuntu 14.04.3
  • [424450] Company of Heroes® 2 - Game crashes while running the performance test
  • [424794] Middle-earth™: Shadow of Mordor - Corruption observed in game
  • [424882] DIRT® Showdown - Corruption observed in game
  • [425234] DIRT® Showdown - Game crashes after the loading screen
  • [424802] DOTA™ 2 – Application hang observed while exiting the game
  • [424255] AMD Catalyst™ Installer removing EGL links resulting in Xserver/Xorg load failure
  • [423471] Unable to switch desktop mode after installing AMD Catalyst™ driver
  • [423735] Renaming Counter-Strike: GO and other Steam game binary improves performance

 

Known Issues:

    • [419960]: Vari-Bright on some configurations is not decreasing brightness as expected

 

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AMD Catalyst™ 15.7.1 Driver for Windows® Release Notes

​​​​This article provides information on the latest posting of the AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, the AMD Catalyst™ 15.7.1 driver.

This driver builds on the improvements and optimizations provided with the AMD Catalyst™ 15.7​ driver.

This particular software suite updates the AMD Catalyst™ Display Driver and the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center. This unified driver has been updated, and is designed to provide enhanced performance and reliability.

Package Contents

The AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, AMD Catalyst™ 15.7.1 driver contains the following:

  • ​​AMD Catalyst™ Display Driver version 15.20.1062​

HOTFIX : 8/10/2015 - the driver package has been updated to 15.20.1062.1004 to fix a know issue :

 

  • ​[423311] A TDR error may be experienced when accessing the Windows Metro camera application, the Skype application or the Xbox application​

HOTFIX : 8/5/2015 - the driver package has been updated to 15.20.1062.1003 to fix a know issue :

  • [423635]  A Blue Screen error may be observed with some Intel+AMD configurations on driver installation. ​
​​Installing the AMD Catalyst™ Software Driver

For detailed instructions on how to correctly uninstall or install the AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, please refer to the following instructional resources:

NOTES

  • This driver is not intended for use on AMD products running in Apple Boot Camp platforms. Users of these platforms should contact their manufacturer for driver assistance.
  • When installing the AMD Catalyst™ Driver for Windows® operating system, the user must be logged on as Administrator, or have Administrator rights to complete the installation of the AMD Catalyst™ Driver.
  • The AMD Catalyst™ 15.7.1 Software Suite requires Windows® 7 Service Pack 1 to be installed.
  • The AMD Catalyst™ 15.7.1 Software Suite requires Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.5 to be installed. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 is included in all AMD Catalyst™ packages.

AMD Product Compatibility

The AMD Catalyst™ 15.7.1 driver ​is compatible with the following AMD products.

AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility
​​​AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury Series​​​AMD Radeon™ R5 230 Series
​AMD Radeon™ R9 300 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 8000 Series
​AMD Radeon™ R9 200 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series
​​AMD Radeon™ R7 300 Series​AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series
​AMD Radeon™ R7 200 Series​ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
AMD All-In-One Desktop Product Family Compatibility
AMD Radeon™ HD 7600A SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6600A Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 7450A SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6350A Series

 

AMD APU Product Family Compatibility

"Kaveri", "Godavari", and "Carrizo" series APUs are only supported by AMD Catalyst™ 15.7.1 on Windows® 7 (32 & 64-bit),  Windows® 8.1 64-bit and Windows® 10 (64-bit).

AMD APU Product Family Compatibility
DesktopMobile
A-Series with AMD Radeon™ R7 GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 8000D Series
A-Series with AMD Radeon™ R6 GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 7000D Series
A-Series with AMD Radeon™ R5 GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 6000D Series
​A-Series with AMD Radeon™ R4 Graphics​AMD Radeon™ HD 8000G Series
A-Series with AMD Radeon™ R3 GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 7000G Series
​FX-8800P with AMD Radeon™​ R7 Graphics​AMD Radeon™ HD 6000G Series
E-Series AMD with  Radeon™ R2 Graphics

 

AMD Mobility Radeon™ Family Compatibility

AMD Catalyst™ Mobility is a notebook reference graphics driver with limited support for system vendor specific features.

AMD Mobility Product Family Compatibility
​AMD Radeon™ R9 M300 Series​AMD Radeon™ R5 M200 Series
​AMD Radeon™ R7 M300 Series​AMD Radeon™ HD 8000M Series
​AMD Radeon™ R5 M300 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 7000M Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 M200 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6000M Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 M200 SeriesATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5000 Series

 

Compatible Operating Systems

The latest version of the AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, AMD Catalyst™ 15.7.1 is designed to support the following Microsoft Windows platforms:

    • Windows® 10 (32 & 64-bit)
    • Windows® 8.1 (32 & 64-bit)
    • Windows® 7 SP1 or higher (32 & 64-bit)​

Highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 15.7.1 Windows Driver

Windows® 10 Support

This driver provides support for Windows® 10 as well as full WDDM 2.0 and DirectX® 12 support which is available on all AMD  Graphics Core Next (GCN) products, - AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 and newer graphics products.

For more information on products supported please visit our Windows 10 FAQ page.

​Virtual Super Resolution (VSR)

VSR provides image quality enhancements to games and Windows® desktop users by rendering images at a higher resolution and then down-scaling the same. VSR support has now been extended to the following products:

AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury SeriesAMD Radeon™ R9 280 Series
​AMD Radeon™ R9 390 SeriesAMD Radeon™ R9 270 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 380 Series​AMD Radeon™ R7 260 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 370 Series​AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 Series
​AMD Radeon™ R7 360 Series​AMD Radeon™ HD 7800 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2​AMD Radeon™ HD 7790 Series
​​​AMD Radeon™ R9 290 SeriesDesktop A-Series 7400K APUs and above

Below is a list of supported resolutions:

​Target Display TimingSupported VSR Modes​
​1366 X 768 @ 60Hz​1600 X 9001920 X 1080
​1600 X 900 @ 60Hz​1920 X 1080
​1920 X 1080 @ 60Hz2560 X 14403200 X 18003840 X 2160 (AMD Radeon™ R9 285, AMD Radeon™ R9 380 Series, AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury Series)
​1920 X 1200 @ 60Hz​2048 X 15362560 X 16003840 X 2400 (AMD Radeon™ R9 285, AMD Radeon™ R9 380 Series, AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury Series)
​2560 X 1440 @ 60Hz​3200 X 1800
​1920 X 1080 @ 120Hz​1920 X 1200 @ 120Hz2048 X 1536 @ 120Hz​

Frame Rate Target Control™ (FRTC)

FRTC allows the user to set a maximum frame rate when playing an application in full screen exclusive mode. This feature provides the following benefits:

    • Reduced GPU power consumption
    • Reduced system heat
    • Lower fan speeds and less noise

This feature is supported on applications using DirectX® 10 or DirectX® 11 and on the following AMD graphics products:

​AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury Series​AMD Radeon™ R9 280 Series
​AMD Radeon™ R9 390 SeriesAMD Radeon™ R9 270 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 380 SeriesAMD Radeon™ R7 260 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 370 Series​AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 Series
​AMD Radeon™ R7 360 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 7800 Series
​AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2​​AMD Radeon™ HD 7700 Series
​AMD Radeon™ R9 290 Series

 AMD FreeSync™ and AMD CrossFire™ Support

    • ​​AMD FreeSync™ and AMD CrossFire™ can now be used together in applications using DirectX® 10 or DirectX® 11. Please note, this feature is currently not supported on systems configured in AMD Dual Graphics mode.

Improving AMD Catalyst™ Uninstaller Experience

  • CIM (Catalyst Installation Manager) uninstaller framework is modified to provide better a un-installation experience and to resolve the problems associated with the current uninstaller. Users have the option to uninstall all the previous versions of display and audio drivers along with clearing all the previous driver instances. This helps to prepare the system for a better driver installation experience. Issues reported by users with previous version(s) of CIM were addressed in this feature.

Performance Optimizations

    • Counter-Strike® : Global Offensive - Profile change to reduce Flip Queue Size - improves the latest positional information from the keyboard and mouse.

Resolved Issues:

 

    • ​​​​[423311] A TDR error may be experienced when accessing the Windows Metro camera application, the Skype application or the Xbox application​
    • [423635] A Blue Screen error may be observed with some Intel+AMD configurations on driver installation 
    • [421165] Battlefield™ Hardline becomes unresponsive after toggling the in-game Vsync option
    • [422261] Mantle based application may crash when system is woken from sleep mode
    • [422291] Battlefield™ 4 may crash if run in Mantle mode with AMD Crossfire™ enabled
    • ​[422273] A crash may be experienced on some AMD Radeon™ R9 300 series products while running the Unigene benchmark
    • [422249] A 'missing Dll' error message may be experienced while doing an express uninstall of the current driver
    • [421444] Transcoded clips may fail to play on some Drag and Drop devices
    • [422853] Some systems experience a minor performance drop from 15.15 to 15.20 in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt with HairWorks enabled
    • [422800] Some "Kaveri" APU-based systems may experience minor performance drop on PCMark8® Video Group Chat & Casual Gaming tests
    • [422797] Display profiles are not retained after driver upgrade from 14.502 to 15.20
    • [422249] DLL missing popup message may be encountered when performing an express uninstall of the display driver. This will not impact the uninstall process
    • [422342] Cyberlink PowerDVD plays 3D content in 2D mode
    • [421570] Audio driver is banged out for non-primary ASIC after enabling CF and rebooting system
    • [422675] Intermittent BSOD occurs when launching a race in Dirt Rally™
    • [422621] With quad AMD CrossFire™ mode enabled, TDR or blank display occurs when launching DirectX® 9 application in full screen
    • [419871] BSOD observed when performing an express uninstall of the display driver in 4K resolution
    • [422671] Flickering corruption may occur in Dirt Rally™ with Advanced Blending enabled
    • [422672] Flickering corruption may occur in Dirt Rally™ when changing settings during gameplay
    • [422056] 3DMark Farandole may crash when AMD Mantle is selected from the test suite

Known Issues: ​​

    • [424127] The Firefox browser may crash while opening multiple tabs (2 or more)
      • ​​Disabling hardware acceleration or opening multiple windows instead of multiple tabs is a temporary workaround solution
    • [423982] Grid: Autosport™ and Batman™:  Arkham Knight may not launch on some Intel+AMD configurations
    • [423651] Applying Video Quality (VQ) settings while playing Flash/HTML5 content may result in screen flicker
    • [420370] The Frame Rate option is erroneously displayed in the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center Performance Tab for systems with Intel processors and AMD GPUs.
    • [423656] A Blue Screen error may be encountered on some AMD Radeon ™ R9 300 series products if AMD Crossfire™ is enabled/disabled while BluRay or DVD playback is in progress
    • [423520] AMD Dual Graphics may not be available on some AMD A10-5750M-equipped laptops
    • [423824] Unable to create an SLS in Eyefinity if a 5K display is part of the SLS.
    • [423759] Fill SLS mode will not apply when 2560x1600 resolution and 2560x1440 resolution displays are used
    • [423378] Dirt Rally™ may show corruption in game textures after installing the V500 game update
    • [423969] System may hang while running the 3D Mark 2011 benchmark in a loop on some AMD Radeon™ R9 200 series products.
    • [422748] Battlefield™ Hardline may experience stuttering during game play
    • [422806] Battlefield™ Hardline crashes on pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del while running in AMD Mantle mode
    • [422944] Fire in Total War™ : Attila may experience corruption when in AMD CrossFire™ mode
    • [422291] Battlefield™ 4 triggers TDR and crash when running in AMD Mantle mode
    • [421719] Flickering and intermittent display blanking out with LG31MU97 if resolution is set above 1920x1080
    • [422674] Corruption may occur in Dirt Rally™ with CMAA enabled with Portrait SLS and AMD CrossFire™ mode enabled
    • [421388] AMD Radeon™ R9 390 Series may experience screen corruption in 3Dmark11 "Deep Sea" Demo
    • [422623] Rage: In game cinematic may stutter when quad AMD Crossfire™ mode is enabled
    • [421110] The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt - Corruption may be observed when AA is enabled in AMD Crossfire™ mode

​AMD Issue Reporting Form

​This driver release incorporates suggestions received through the AMD Issue Reporting Form. To provide us with your feedback, visit the AMD Issue Reporting Form.​

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AMD Catalyst™ 14.4 Windows® Release Notes

 

AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite Version 14.4

This article provides information on the latest posting of the AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, AMD Catalyst™ 14.4.

This particular software suite updates the AMD Catalyst Display Driver and the AMD Catalyst Control Center / AMD Vision Engine Control Center. This unified driver has been updated, and is designed to provide enhanced performance and reliability.

Package Contents

The AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, AMD Catalyst™ 14.4 contains the following:

    • AMD Catalyst™ Display Driver version 14.10.1006
    • Southbridge/IXP Driver
    • AMD Catalyst™ Control Center (version 14.10.1006)

Installing The AMD Catalyst Software Driver

For detailed instructions on how to correctly uninstall or install the AMD Catalyst Software Suite, please refer to the following support resources:

NOTES

    • When installing the AMD Catalyst Driver for Windows® operating system, the user must be logged on as Administrator, or have Administrator rights to complete the installation of the AMD Catalyst Driver.
    • The AMD Catalyst 14.4 Software Suite requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to be installed.
    • These release notes provide information on the AMD Catalyst Display Driver only. For information on the AMD Multimedia Center™, HydraVision, HydraVision Basic Edition, Remote Wonder™, or the Southbridge/IXP driver, please refer to their respective release notes found at: http://support.amd.com/.
    • The AMD Catalyst 14.4 Software Suite requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 to be installed. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 is included in all Catalyst packages.
    • AMD Eyefinity technology is designed to give gamers access to high display resolutions. As pixel count grows, the graphics "horsepower" required to drive the displays at a reasonable frame rate can increase dramatically. Depending on the game and system configuration, users may notice texture corruption and reduced frame rates when running games in multi-monitor Eyefinity modes.
    • Windows Driver Model (WDM) drivers are no longer bundled in the AMD Catalyst software suite. The WDM drivers install bundle can be downloaded independently through the AMD website.

AMD Product Compatibility

The AMD Catalyst™ 14.4 is compatible with the following AMD products.

AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility ​
AMD Radeon™ R9 290 SeriesAMD Radeon HD 6550D Series
AMD Radeon R9 280 SeriesAMD Radeon HD 6530D Series
AMD Radeon R9 270 SeriesAMD Radeon HD 6500 Series
AMD Radeon R7 260 SeriesAMD Radeon HD 6410D Series
AMD Radeon R7 250 SeriesAMD Radeon HD 6370D Series
AMD Radeon R7 240 SeriesAMD Radeon HD 6310D Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 Series AMD Radeon HD 6300 Series
AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series AMD Radeon HD 6200 Series
AMD Radeon HD 7700 SeriesATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
AMD Radeon HD 7660D SeriesATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
AMD Radeon HD 7560D SeriesATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
AMD Radeon HD 7300 SeriesATI Radeon HD 5600 Series
AMD Radeon HD 6900 SeriesATI Radeon HD 5500 Series
AMD Radeon HD 6800 SeriesATI Radeon HD 5400 Series
AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series
AMD Radeon HD 6600 Series

 

AMD Mobility Radeon™ Family Compatibility

AMD Catalyst Mobility is a notebook reference graphics driver with limited support for system vendor specific features. When used with Windows Vista or Windows 7, the user experience may be limited or compromised.

The Installation Verification Software is designed to prevent driver download on certain notebook products. This is to help protect against the installing of drivers that may disable features or functionality provided by the system manufacturer. When used with Windows Vista or Windows 7, the user experience may be limited or compromised. In such a situation, it is recommended to revert back to the driver provided by your system vendor for your specific platform. Please contact your system vendor for the most recent drivers for your notebook.

AMD Mobility Product Families ​
AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 8000M SeriesAMD Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Series
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 7000M SeriesAMD Mobility Radeon HD 5100 Series
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6900M SeriesAMD Radeon HD 6620G Series
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6800M SeriesAMD Radeon HD 6520G Series
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6300M SeriesAMD Radeon HD 6480G Series
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6300 SeriesAMD Radeon HD 6380G Series
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6200 SeriesAMD Radeon HD 6310G Series
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5800 SeriesAMD Radeon HD 6250G Series
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5700 Series
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5600 Series
AMD PowerXpress™ enabled notebooks using AMD chipsets ​

 

The following notebooks are not compatible with this release: 

    • Any notebook launched after this driver release
    • Toshiba notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)
    • Sony VAIO notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)
    • Panasonic notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)

Compatible Operating Systems

The latest version of the AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, AMD Catalyst™ 14.4 is designed to support the following Microsoft Windows platforms:

    • Windows 8.1 (32 & 64-bit version)
    • Windows 8 (32 & 64-bit version)
    • Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit version with SP1 or higher)

Highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 14.4 Windows Driver

    • Support for the AMD Radeon R9 295X
    • CrossFire fixes enhancements:
      • Crysis 3 – frame pacing improvements
      • Far Cry 3 – 3 and 4 GPU performance improvements at high quality settings, high resolution settings
      • Anno 2070 – Improved CrossFire scaling up to 34%
      • Titanfall – Resolved in game flickering with CrossFire enabled
      • Metro Last Light – Improved Crossfire scaling up to 10%
      • Eyefinity 3x1 (with three 4K panels) no longer cuts off portions of the application
      • Stuttering has been improved in certain applications when selecting mid-Eyefinity resolutions with V-sync Enabled
    • Full support for OpenGL 4.4
      • OpenGL 4.4 supports the following extensions:
        • ARB_buffer_storage
        • ARB_enhanced_layouts
        • ARB_query_buffer_object
        • ARB_clear_texture
        • ARB_texture_mirror_clamp_to_edge
        • ARB_texture_stencil8
        • ARB_vertex_type_10f_11f_11f_rev
        • ARB_multi_bind
        • ARB_bindless_texture
        • ARB_spare_texture
        • ARB_seamless_cubemap_per_texture
        • ARB_indirect_parameters
        • ARB_shader_group_vote
    • Mantle beta driver improvements: 
      • BattleField 4: Performance slowdown is no longer seen when performing a task switch/Alt-tab
      • BattleField 4: Fuzzy images when playing in rotated SLS resolution with an A10 Kaveri system

Known Issues

    • System will TDR or BSOD when encoding with Power Director 11
    • Driver installation might result in a black screen when installing on a Dual AMD Radeon R9 295X configuration under Windows 8.1.   The issue can be overcome by rebooting the PC; upon reboot the display driver will be installed.  The remaining Catalyst components can then be installed.

AMD Issue Reporting Form

This driver release incorporates suggestions received through the AMD Issue Reporting Form. To provide us with your feedback, visit the AMD Issue Reporting Form .

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