Wednesday, July 8th 2015

AMD Releases Catalyst 15.7 WHQL Software

AMD released the Catalyst 15.7 WHQL driver suite, its first WHQL-signed Catalyst driver in 212 days (since 14.12 Omega). These drivers add official support for all the new AMD Radeon R9 300 series and R9 Fury series graphics processors launched in the past two months, and comes with a ship load of new features and game optimizations. They also include WDDM 2.0 support, letting you use them with Windows 10.

To begin with, Catalyst 15.7 WHQL adds support for AMD FreeSync in CrossFire setups, on DirectX 10 and higher 3D applications. Features such as VSR (virtual super-resolution) and FRTC (frame-rate target control) are now official. CrossFire profiles have been added/improved for over a dozen games since 14.12 Omega. Frame-rates have been increased for Far Cry 4 and Tomb Raider.

DOWNLOAD: AMD Catalyst 15.7 WHQL for Windows 8.1/10 64-bit | Windows 8.1/10 32-bit | Windows 7 64-bit | Windows 7 32-bit
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114 Comments on AMD Releases Catalyst 15.7 WHQL Software

#2
Mussels
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Finally, i can run the DX12 test in 3dmark on my 7970!
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#4
Mussels
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i used a registry hack to enable that for me on previous drivers, 2560x1440 looked nice on my HDTV.
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#5
Mussels
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On windows 10 insider, i had to install the driver manually via device manager and then install the package again to get the right CCC, and the maximum frame rate feature magically appeared.


I seem to be missing the VSR feature again... wonder if i need to use the reg hack since its a mere 7970.
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#6
Mistral
Any hacks to make FRTC work higher than 95?
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#7
Mussels
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Mistral, post: 3312134, member: 49446"
Any hacks to make FRTC work higher than 95?
use afterburner/RTSS instead.
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#8
GhostRyder
Mussels, post: 3312133, member: 1746"
On windows 10 insider, i had to install the driver manually via device manager and then install the package again to get the right CCC, and the maximum frame rate feature magically appeared.


I seem to be missing the VSR feature again... wonder if i need to use the reg hack since its a mere 7970.
I think the VSR was only available on GCN 1.1+ products but I could be wrong.

I just downloaded it, I am going to be trying the Acer 1440p 144hz Freesync monitor with CFX tonight for fun!
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#9
Mussels
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GhostRyder, post: 3312136, member: 149328"
I think the VSR was only available on GCN 1.1+ products but I could be wrong.

I just downloaded it, I am going to be trying the Acer 1440p 144hz Freesync monitor with CFX tonight for fun!
VSR works on a 280x, i could flash a modded BIOS to it and get it working - or just use my registry hack every driver update. bit silly, as it'll work for me again when my 280x is back in the crossfire setup.


still no DX12 for me in 3Dmark... i wonder where the bug lies (it worked in earlier builds, then vanished with an update to win10)
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#10
GhostRyder
Mussels, post: 3312137, member: 1746"
VSR works on a 280x, i could flash a modded BIOS to it and get it working - or just use my registry hack every driver update. bit silly, as it'll work for me again when my 280x is back in the crossfire setup.


still no DX12 for me in 3Dmark... i wonder where the bug lies (it worked in earlier builds, then vanished with an update to win10)
Oh does it, odd that the 7970 by itself can't.

On a Freesync monitor with CFX enabled...Works great but I have only tried some BF4
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#11
Mussels
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GhostRyder, post: 3312141, member: 149328"
Oh does it, odd that the 7970 by itself can't.

On a Freesync monitor with CFX enabled...Works great but I have only tried some BF4
its one of those weird things where the original card from the rebrand got left out, i really should find a 280x BIOS to flash to it.
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#12
deemon
Aaand they just cut my previous/last AMD card (HD4850) out of the package .... great. I mean f*** AMD.
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#13
Steevo
deemon, post: 3312168, member: 156683"
Aaand they just cut my previous/last AMD card (HD4850) out of the package .... great. I mean f*** AMD.
Umm. its old, and Nvidia gives up on cards after like 6 months.
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#14
lZKoce
deemon, post: 3312168, member: 156683"
Aaand they just cut my previous/last AMD card (HD4850) out of the package .... great. I mean f*** AMD.
It's a chip from 2008....kinda time to retire it.
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#15
IamEzio
You can't possibly expect them to optimize and update such old cards forever . Gcn is already a 3 year old architecture. And supporting anything older is a waste of time and money.
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#16
BernardV
Virtual Super Resolution (VSR) not working for Radeon HD7850 even though release notes indicate that this should be working! Very disappointing! (fyi I did do a full uninstall using DDU first - still no luck)
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#17
HumanSmoke
Steevo, post: 3312169, member: 19251"
Umm. its old, and Nvidia gives up on cards after like 6 months.
Its like tech symmetry in action then, since AMD seem to give up on their cards for the first six months of their existence :laugh:

/Justwaitforthemiracledriver
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#18
Mussels
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BernardV, post: 3312178, member: 98562"
Virtual Super Resolution (VSR) not working for Radeon HD7850 even though release notes indicate that this should be working! Very disappointing! (fyi I did do a full uninstall using DDU first - still no luck)
same here on a 7970 - either its not there, or its badly worded in the release.
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#19
Ferrum Master
It could be that the 7970 firmware lacks some command, that the newer atombios has...

Just my five cents...
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#20
Mussels
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Ferrum Master, post: 3312194, member: 90058"
It could be that the 7970 firmware lacks some command, that the newer atombios has...

Just my five cents...
a simple regedit allows it to work on the 7970, it works fine upto 2560x1440 it just doesnt show in the CCC.
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#21
jigar2speed
Mussels, post: 3312198, member: 1746"
a simple regedit allows it to work on the 7970, it works fine upto 2560x1440 it just doesnt show in the CCC.
A quick help with the instructions please :)
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#22
john_
deemon, post: 3312168, member: 156683"
Aaand they just cut my previous/last AMD card (HD4850) out of the package .... great. I mean f*** AMD.
I thought HD4000 was on legacy support for the last couple of years.
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#23
jigar2speed
john_, post: 3312210, member: 137560"
I thought HD4000 was on legacy support for the last couple of years.
It actually is, the dude just realized it now...

Ironically the dude also doesn't realize that his 3 year old Nvidia GTX 670 is now considered legacy - http://www.nvidia.com/page/legacy.html
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#25
GreiverBlade
jigar2speed, post: 3312211, member: 103592"
It actually is, the dude just realized it now...

Ironically the dude also doesn't realize that his 3 year old Nvidia GTX 670 is now considered legacy - http://www.nvidia.com/page/legacy.html
oh wow ... the 700 serie too ... o_O ouch ...

(well it's not like they have a better driver since the 347.88 tho, even for the 900 serie )
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