AMD Release Catalyst 15.7.1 Drivers For Windows 10 (and Win 7, 8 & 8.1)

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅29.07.2015 18:10:44
AMD are improving the launch experience for Windows 10 early adopters today by releasing a new set of Catalyst drivers for their performance GPUs and APU. The previous round of drivers - Catalyst 15.7 - were officially a Technical Preview driver for Windows 10; Catalyst 15.7.1 by contrast is the official launch driver for the new OS, with complementary Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 updates also being issued. We discussed the Catalyst 15.7 driver family feature updates - including more comprehensive VSR support and Frame Rate Control - in our primer article earlier this month.

In addition to any compatibility tweaks found to be necessary in the previous two weeks, AMD have also resolved a number of outstanding issues including Battlefield 4 Mantle errors and the wiping of display profiles when upgrading from earlier driver versions. A full list of resolved issues can be found on the driver page.

AMD Catalyst 15.7.1 Release Notes

Windows® 10 Support

This driver provides support for Windows® 10 as well as full WDDM 2.0 and DirectX® 12 support which is available on all AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) products, - AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 and newer graphics products.​

For more information on products supported please visit the Supported Products Tab and view the AMD Product Compatibility chart.

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 390 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 380 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 370 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 360 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2
AMD Radeon™ R9 290 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 280 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 270 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 260 Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 7800 Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 7790 Series
Desktop A-Series 7400K APUs and above

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 DirectX® 11 and on the following AMD graphics products:

AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 390 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 380 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 370 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 360 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2
AMD Radeon™ R9 290 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 280 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 270 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 260 Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 7800 Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 7700 Series

AMD FreeSync™ and AMD CrossFire™ Support

AMD FreeSync™ and AMD CrossFire™ can now be used together in applications using DirectX® 10 or DirectX ® 11. Please note, this feature is currently not supported on systems configured in AMD Dual Graphics mode.

Performance Optimizations

Counter-Strike®: Global Offensive – Profile change to reduce Flip Queue Size – improves the latest positional information from keyboard and mouse.


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