AMD Catalyst 15.7 WHQL Desktop- und Notebook-Grafiktreiber

AMD hat mit dem Cata­lyst 15.7 (Ver­si­on: 15.20.1046) einen neu­en WHQL-Trei­ber ver­öf­fent­licht, der nicht nur Unter­stüt­zung für Win­dows 10 bie­tet, son­dern auch eine Rei­he neu­er Fea­tures beinhal­tet. So kön­nen mit dem neu­en Trei­ber auch die Besit­zer älte­rer Rade­on-Gra­fik­kar­ten auf Basis der GCN-Archi­tek­tur (ab Rade­on R7 260) die neu­en Funk­tio­nen Frame Rate Tar­get Con­trol (FRTC) und Vir­tu­al Super Reso­lu­ti­on (VSR) ver­wen­den. Außer­dem sind Per­for­mance­op­ti­mie­run­gen für diver­se Spie­le ein­ge­flos­sen.

Der FPS-Limi­ter FRTC begrenzt die FPS auf einen im Cata­lyst Con­trol Cen­ter fest­ge­leg­ten Wert und kann dadurch die Leis­tungs­auf­nah­me der Gra­fik­kar­te und des gesam­ten Sys­tems redu­zie­ren. Posi­ti­ve Neben­ef­fek­te davon sind poten­ti­ell gerin­ge­re Sys­tem­tem­pe­ra­tu­ren, lang­sa­mer dre­hen­de Lüf­ter und damit letzt­lich ein lei­se­rer Betrieb. Zusätz­lich wird Down­sam­pling (VSR) auf den „Kaveri”-APUs ab dem Modell A6-7400K unter­stützt, wobei sich Auf­lö­sun­gen von bis zu 2560×1440 Pixel ein­stel­len las­sen. VSR ist eine spe­zi­el­le Ver­si­on von Supersam­ple-Anti-Alia­sing (SSAA, genau­er: Orde­red Grid Supersam­ple-Anti-Alia­sing, oder kurz OGSSAA), die auch in Spie­len funk­tio­niert, wel­che kei­ne Unter­stüt­zung für die übli­che Kan­ten­glät­tung mit­tels Mul­tisam­ple-Anti-Alia­sing (MSAA) bie­ten. Zusätz­lich ver­rin­gert OGSSAA Flim­mern. Mit VSR wird zunächst das Bild in einer Auf­lö­sung ober­halb der nati­ven Auf­lö­sung des ange­schlos­se­nen Dis­plays berech­net und dann her­un­ter­ska­liert. Gegen­über dem Cata­lyst Ome­ga hat AMD außer­dem die­se Funk­ti­on um neue Modi erwei­tert. Zu guter Letzt bie­tet der Cata­lyst 15.7 erst­mals auf Cross­Fire-Sys­te­men Unter­stüt­zung für Free­Sync. Eine alle kom­pa­ti­blen Moni­to­re umfas­sen­de Lis­te hat AMD hier zusam­men­ge­stellt.

Eine voll­stän­di­ge Lis­te der vom Trei­ber unter­stütz­ten Hard­ware sowie sämt­li­cher beho­be­ner und bekann­ter Pro­ble­me kann den offi­zi­el­len Release Notes ent­nom­men wer­den. Soll­tet Ihr von Pro­ble­men betrof­fen sein, die dar­in nicht auf­ge­führt wer­den, dann könnt Ihr das offi­zi­el­le Cata­lyst Crew Feed­back Form ver­wen­den, um das Trei­ber-Team dar­auf auf­merk­sam zu machen. Eine Hil­fe­stel­lung für das For­mu­lar könnt Ihr hier fin­den.

AMD Catalyst 15.7 Beta - CCC-Softwareinformation
AMD Cata­lyst 15.7 WHQL — CCC-Soft­warein­for­ma­ti­on

Die Trei­ber ste­hen für Win­dows 10, 8.1 und 7 zum Down­load bereit. Win­dows 8 wur­de letzt­mals mit dem Cata­lyst 14.4 WHQL offi­zi­ell unter­stützt. Vis­ta-Nut­zer kön­nen den Win­dows-7-Trei­ber eben­falls instal­lie­ren, aller­dings hat uns AMD zu ver­ste­hen gege­ben, dass Micro­softs unge­lieb­ter Spross in der Qua­li­täts­si­che­rung und Ent­wick­lung nur noch eine unter­ge­ord­ne­te Rol­le spielt.

Was ist neu?

High­lights of the AMD Cata­lyst 15.7 Win­dows Dri­ver

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 @ 60 Hz 1600 X 900
1920 X 1080
1600 X 900 @ 60 Hz 1920 X 1080
1920 X 1080 @ 60 Hz 2560 X 1440
3200 X 1800
3840 X 2160 (AMD Rade­on R9 285, AMD Rade­on R9 Fury Series)
1920 X 1200 @ 60 Hz 2048 X 1536
2560 X 1600
3840 X 2400 (AMD Rade­on R9 285, AMD Rade­on R9 Fury Series)​
2560 X 1440 @ 60 Hz 3200 X 1800
1920 X 1080 @ 120 Hz 1920 X 1200 @ 120 Hz
2048 X 1536 @ 120 Hz


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 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:

    • [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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Der AMD Cata­lyst Mobi­li­ty für alle ATI Mobi­li­ty Rade­on HD 5000, AMD Rade­on HD 6000M, HD 7000M, HD 8000M sowie R9 M200 Series wur­de eben­falls aktua­li­siert und bie­tet offi­zi­ell auch Unter­stüt­zung für die Endu­ro-Tech­no­lo­gie. Fol­gen­de Note­books wer­den aller­dings nicht offi­zi­ell von dem Trei­ber­pa­ket unter­stützt:

  • Any note­book laun­ched after this dri­ver release.
  • Toshi­ba note­books (plea­se check with your note­book OEM for dri­ver sup­port for the­se note­books)
  • Sony VAIO note­books (plea­se check with your note­book OEM for dri­ver sup­port for the­se note­books)
  • Pana­so­nic note­books (plea­se check with your note­book OEM for dri­ver sup­port for the­se note­books)

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