Tuesday, September 29th 2015

AMD Releases Catalyst 15.9 Beta Drivers

AMD released its latest Catalyst software update. Version 15.9 Beta brings you game optimizations for Star Wars Battlefront Beta, and Fable Legends. It also resolves an issue where DirectX 12 (feature level 12_0) support was not being reported by DXDIAG on supported Radeon graphics cards; a Dragon Age: Inquisition related bug in Mantle API mode; and frame-stutter in Assassin's Creed Unity, in CrossFire mode. Some issues related to BenQ's 144 Hz FreeSync monitors were also fixed.
DOWNLOAD: AMD Catalyst 15.9 Beta for Windows 10/8.1/7 32-bit | Windows 10/8.1/7 64-bit
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24 Comments on AMD Releases Catalyst 15.9 Beta Drivers

#1
siluro818
  • [59298] Final Fantasy XIV - Heavensward may crash when run in DirectX 11® mode and borderless window mode
Passing on it then. Hopefully they will solve this by the time the 15.9 proper rolls out...
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#2
Mathragh
siluro818, post: 3350845, member: 142649"
  • [59298] Final Fantasy XIV - Heavensward may crash when run in DirectX 11® mode and borderless window mode
Passing on it then. Hopefully they will solve this by the time the 15.9 proper rolls out...
Seeing as they specifically state it crashing when in borderless window mode, does using fullscreen mode or windowed (with border) alleviate crashing?
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#3
Mussels
Moderprator
*heavy breathing*

too excited to read the release notes before commenting, so uhhh... hi.
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#4
siluro818
Mathragh, post: 3350863, member: 78901"
Seeing as they specifically state it crashing when in borderless window mode, does using fullscreen mode or windowed (with border) alleviate crashing?
Probably, but since borderless is the best way to play it and since I've got no use for those DX12 fixes in the driver, I'd rather stick to 15.7 for the time being.
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#5
john_
A quick retest of Fable Legents, especially on the Fury, would have been interesting. But I guess under DX12 whatever optimizations AMD, or Nvidia, can do, wouldn't change the fps much.
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#6
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
btarunr, post: 3350841, member: 43587"
It also resolves an issue where DirectX 12 (feature level 12_0) support was not being reported by DXDIAG on supported Radeon graphics cards
dxdiag looks right on my 390 now.

@W1zzard : Should GPU-Z match the highest feature level in dxdiag with this driver installed?
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#7
KainXS
did anyone else notice that if you resize any window it will eat all of the vram until the window is closed?
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#8
EarthDog
It would be all kinds of awesome if the OP posted the release notes in the thread!! :respect:
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#9
Mussels
Moderprator
EarthDog, post: 3350946, member: 79836"
It would be all kinds of awesome if the OP posted the release notes in the thread!! :respect:
they're there with the download link. gotta go there anyway.
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#11
EarthDog
Mussels, post: 3350947, member: 1746"
they're there with the download link. gotta go there anyway.
If I choose to DL them, yes, I would have to go there. Having the information up front would tell me if I needed to click or not. ;)
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#12
Steevo
thevoiceofreason, post: 3350948, member: 150822"
Firefox leaks memory and crashes with this driver.
Firefox always leaks memory from all the shitty plug ins.
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#13
KainXS
thevoiceofreason, post: 3350948, member: 150822"
Firefox leaks memory and crashes with this driver.
its probably being caused by the memory leak issue with these drivers, some programs will fill up the vram instantly almost and not free up the vram even after you close it for some people.

check your vram usage after starting firefox and moving the window around to check and if you have the bug just go back to 15.8.

http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMD-Catalyst-15.9-Beta-Memory-Leak.aspx

https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/3mtc6v/warning_big_gpu_memory_leak_bug_in_159_beta_on/
http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=402805
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#14
Cybrnook2002
Aquinus, post: 3350927, member: 102461"
dxdiag looks right on my 390 now.

@W1zzard : Should GPU-Z match the highest feature level in dxdiag with this driver installed?

Interestingly enough, I don't see 11.2 on the right window there either.
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#15
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
Cybrnook2002, post: 3350997, member: 44647"
Interestingly enough, I don't see 11.2 on the right window there either.
I noticed that. It was like that before this driver as well.
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#16
Cybrnook2002
Aquinus, post: 3351001, member: 102461"
I noticed that. It was like that before this driver as well.
Let's see if W1zz chimes in ( @W1zzard )
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#17
Chris34
Steevo, post: 3350985, member: 19251"
Firefox always leaks memory from all the shitty plug ins.
Same issue here and I don't have any plugin installed or activated in Firefox.
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#18
W1zzard
Aquinus, post: 3350927, member: 102461"
dxdiag looks right on my 390 now.

@W1zzard : Should GPU-Z match the highest feature level in dxdiag with this driver installed?

GPU-Z currently does not support DX12, so the output is correct.
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#19
OneMoar
There is Always Moar
doesn't fix the DXDIAG Problem on my 7970
980 time I guess
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#20
arbiter
OneMoar, post: 3351144, member: 83420"
doesn't fix the DXDIAG Problem on my 7970
980 time I guess
I think card would need a bios update to show DX12, but wouldn't expect that from AMD given the age of chip, its EOL at this point.
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#21
OneMoar
There is Always Moar
arbiter, post: 3351210, member: 106403"
I think card would need a bios update to show DX12, but wouldn't expect that from AMD given the age of chip, its EOL at this point.
1. a 7970 is a 280x they are identical
2. the 7000 series was confirmed as having DX12_0 support ages ago
3. its not EOL
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#22
Rauelius
Theirs a Memory Leak issue with these drivers when you resize a Window. Happens in 7 and 10 from my testing. Be wary of this driver release.
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#23
Dieinafire
All these driver do is crash when using win 10
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#24
Aquinus
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Dieinafire, post: 3351500, member: 154112"
All these driver do is crash when using win 10
The Witcher 3 and Unigine Heaven seem to run okay on my 390 with the beta driver. That's all I've run since switching to it as I've been rather busy but, I do think that AMD's installer doesn't upgrade the drivers right. Ever since I started using DDU to remove the current driver prior to upgrading, it seems to work just fine. I don't use Firefox very often, so I wouldn't have encountered that one but I haven't had a BSOD or a crash since installing it and benchmark scores seem to be the same as the prior driver.

I had a lot of issues when the driver didn't upgrade properly though which is why I use DDU every time now.
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