AMD Catalyst 15.10 Beta Drivers Released

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅14.10.2015 14:00:53

Although AMD's shippable driver set remains at Catalyst 15.7 the Red Team appear to be staying in the hunt with regular updates to their beta driver release. Late last month they released Catalyst 15.9 beta (followed swiftly by 15.9.1, fixing a nasty memory leak); today they're updating to Catalyst 15.10 beta, bringing with it performance optimisations and in-game fixes for Star War's Battlefront.

The open beta phase of Star Wars: Battlefront's pre-release preparations has almost certainly yielded a huge amount of data for GPU manufacturers, and AMD are looking to act on it quickly. In particular Catalyst 15.10 solves issues for users on notebooks with switchable AMD graphics, Youtube 4K video playback crashes when resizing windows, and a couple of TDR scenarios.

Catalyst 15.10 also specifically adds performance optimisations for the Ashes of the Singularity DirectX 12 benchmark, but is also likely to include performance tweaks for other software titles.

You can download the driver here: Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit / 32-bit

Highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 15.10 Beta Windows Driver

Performance Optimizations

- Ashes of the Singularity™ - DirectX® 12 Quality and Performance optimizations

Resolved Issues:

- [77786] Video playback of MPEG2 video fails with a playback error/error code message
- [77754] A TDR error or crash is experienced when running the Unreal Engine 4 DirectX® benchmark
- [77073] Star Wars™: Battlefront is able to use high performance graphics when launched on mobile devices with switchable graphics
- [76930] Intermittent playback issues with Cyberlink PowerDVD when connecting to a 3D display with an HDMI™ cable
- [59403] Ashes of the Singularity™ - A 'Driver has stopped responding' error may be experienced in DirectX® 12 mode
- [58435] Driver installation may halt on some configurations
- [76924] A TDR error may be experienced while toggling between minimized and maximized mode while viewing 4K YouTube content

Known Issues

- [77970] Ashes of the Singularity™ may crash on some AMD 300 series GPUs
- [59528] Core clock fluctuations may be experienced when FreeSync™ and FRTC are both enabled on some AMD CrossFire™ systems
- [58233] Ashes of the Singularity™ may fail to launch on some GPUs with 2GB Video Memory. AMD continues to work with Stardock to resolve the issue. In the meantime, deleting the game config file helps resolve the issue
- [77255] The secondary display adapter is missing in the Device Manager and the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center after installing the driver on a Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 system
- [59475] Elite: Dangerous - poor performance may be experienced in SuperCruise mode
- [59792] A black screen may be encountered on bootup on Windows® 10 systems. The system will ultimately continue to the Windows login screen


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