AMD Issue Catalyst 15.8 Beta Driver

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅31.08.2015 23:45:40
AMD are also launching their own updated driver package today in the form of the Catalyst 15.8 Beta. The new drivers have been released to provide wider Oculus VR support, primarily in the form of the Oculus 0.7 SDK, but also includes performance optimisations for both Batman: Arkham Asylum and Ashes of the Singularity. Note that Ashes of the Singularity improvements are to the DirectX 12 rendering pipeline, and as a consequence will benefit AMD's benchmarking performance due to the game's early Alpha status.

The Catalyst 15.8 Beta drivers can be found at, selecting your OS and then the beta package from the options available.

Release Notes

Highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 15.8 Beta Windows Driver

This driver provides support for the Oculus 0.7 SDK on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. More information on the Oculus 0.7 SDK can be found at the following link on the Oculus Developer site:

Performance Optimizations

Batman™: Arkham Knight - Performance and quality/stability updates
Ashes of the Singularity - Performance optimizations for DirectX® 12

Resolved Issues:

[424009] Adobe® Lightroom may crash if GPU rendering is enabled
[423336] Mouse cursor coordinates may be swapped on some 3x1 Eyefinity configurations
[421110] The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt - Corruption may be observed when AA is enabled in AMD CrossFire™ mode
[424127] The Firefox browser may crash while opening multiple tabs (2 or more)
[425168] Anti Aliasing settings are not retained after Applying in the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center
[425156] System hangs when launching Call of Duty® - Modern Warfare 3 or Diablo™ III
[424776] Metal Gear Solid® : Ground Zero may crash when launched
[425421] Call Of Duty®: Black Ops III - texture corruption observed when launched in DirectX® 11 mode
[425452] Sword Coast Legends - FRTC settings are not activated in the game
[411945] Project CARS may experience corruption when AA is set to D2SM
[425382] A green screen may be observed on some "Llano"/"Ontario" APU's when playing video under Windows 10
[424330] Watch Dogs™ may experience flickering / corruption after changing game resolution
[425440] AMD HDMI® Audio is disabled after driver installation
[423013] F1 2015™ may experience flickering during gameplay or in game benchmarking
[422551] Call of Duty® - Advanced Warfare may freeze randomly when run in Quad CrossFire mode
[424168] Text corruption observed when using Windows 10 Mapp application
[424222] System may hang when installing the driver on a Windows 10 system with 2 or more GPUs
[424710] "Device being used by another application" error is displayed when attempting audio playback on Windows 7 systems

Known Issues:

[423924] Unable to create an Eyefinity SLS if one of the displays is a MST display device
[423759] Unable to apply Fill mode in Eyefinity if 2560x1600 and 2560x1440 resolutions are used together
[425484] DiRT Rally™ crashes during gameplay and benchmarking when launched in DirectX 11® mode on some BENQ 144HZ Freesync monitors
[425496] Mad Max - Color corruption is observed when Alt+Ctrl+Del is pressed followed by the Escape key
[422806] Battlefield™ Hardline crashes on pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del while running in AMD Mantle mode
[422674] Corruption may occur in DiRT Rally™ with CMAA enabled with Portrait SLS and AMD CrossFire™ mode enabled
[425417] Windows 10 driver installation may halt on some systems with an AMD 990FX chipset and AMD CrossFire™ enabled
As a temporary workaround, please uninstall the existing driver before installing the AMD Catalyst™ 15.8 Beta driver
[425432] Some BENQ 144hz Freesync monitors may lose the signal while uninstalling the driver
[425659] Assassin's Creed® Unity may experience minor frame stutter when AMD CrossFire™ mode is enabled

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