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AMD Catalyst™ 15.7 Released

Post by Wagnard » Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:42 pm

AMD have released a new driver that support Windows 7 up to Windows 10 !

The AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, AMD Catalyst™ 15.7 contains the following: AMD Catalyst™ Display Driver version 15.20.1046

Compatible Operating Systems: Windows® 10 (32 & 64-bit), Windows® 8.1 (32 & 64-bit) and Windows® 7 SP1 or higher (32 & 64-bit)

Included Highlights: Visit the Features section below to learn more about the following:
Windows® 10 Technical Preview Support
Virtual Super Resolution (VSR)
Frame Rate Target Control™ (FRTC)
Performance Optimizations versus AMD Catalyst™ Omega
AMD FreeSync™ and AMD CrossFire™ Support
AMD CrossFire™ Profile Enhancements for the following games:
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 ​

Features Supported ProductsRelease Notes
Release Notes
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Windows® 10 Support
This is a Technical Preview driver with full WDDM 2.0 support for Windows® 10 and DirectX® 12 on all Graphics Core Next (GCN) supported products, -AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 and newer graphics products. Official driver support for AMD products will be available when Microsoft launches Windows® 10 on July 29th, 2015.
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 Series AMD Radeon™ R9 280 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 390 Series AMD 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 Series Desktop A-Series 7400K APUs and above

Below is a list of supported resolutions:
Target Display Timing Supported VSR Modes
1366 X 768 @ 60Hz 1600 X 900
1920 X 1080
1600 X 900 @ 60Hz 1920 X 1080
1920 X 1080 @ 60Hz 2560 X 1440
3200 X 1800
3840 X 2160 (AMD Radeon™ R9 285, 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 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 Series AMD 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 Series ​

AMD FreeSync™ and AMD CrossFire™ Support
AMD FreeSync™ and AMD CrossFire™ can now be used together in applications using DirectX® 10 or higher. This feature currently does not support 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

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*


Windows 10 32-Bit
Windows 10 64-Bit
Windows 8.1 32-Bit
Windows 8.1 64-Bit
Windows 7 32-Bit
Windows 7 64-Bit

AMD Catalyst™ 15.7 Released

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Re: AMD Catalyst™ 15.7 Released

Post by Wagnard » Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:52 pm

Release 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.

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:
[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

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