AMD Updates Catalyst Drivers To 15.9 beta

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅29.09.2015 18:00:12

AMD have today updated their Catalyst driver beta release to reflect performance optimisations and bug fixes on a range of current and upcoming titles. Catalyst 15.9 beta is available from for Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 systems, and arrives ahead of the Star Wars Battlefront Beta and eagerly anticipated Fable Legends DX12 Benchmark.

The Catalyst 15.9 beta also addresses bugs found whilst playing Diablo 3, Dragon Age: Inquisition and Assassins Creed Unity with an AMD GPU. Additionally, it identifies new issues to be fixed in later revisions.

One potential niggle for some users has been a reported VGA memory leak with the new driver set, triggered when resizing active browser windows. If you experience this error the recommended solution is to return to Catalyst 15.7.1 until a fix has been made (which helpfully won't be too far away), but this highlights the relatively slow turn-around time for WHQL-certified AMD Catalyst drivers.

The full changelog can be found below:

Performance Optimizations

Star Wars: Battlefront Beta ***8208; Performance and quality optimizations Fable Legends : Includes the latest DirectX 12 optimizations for the Fable Legends: Benchmark.

Resolved Issues:

Diablo 3 crashes in the Act 2 Desolate Sands area of the game
The AMD Catalyst Control Center ‘update’ option fails to download the latest driver
Dragon Age: Inquisition may crash if launched in Mantle mode
The DirectX® Diagnostic tool does not report DirectX® 12 available on supported products
World of Warships may crash on some AMD Radeon HD5000 and HD6000 series products
Assassin’s Creed® Unity may experience minor frame stutter when -AMD CrossFire™ mode is enabled
Anti Aliasing settings not being retained after changes are applied
Some BENQ 144hz Freesync™ monitors may lose the signal while uninstalling the driver
DiRT Rally™ crashes during gameplay and benchmarking when launched in DirectX® 11 mode on some BENQ 144HZ Freesync monitors

Known Issues:

GTA V crashes on some AMD Radeon R9 390X GPU’s
Star Wars: Battlefront Bata ***8208; Flickering may be experience if AMD Crossfire is enabled
Corruption may occur in DiRT Rally™ with CMAA enabled with Portrait SLS and AMD CrossFire™ mode enabled
A black screen may be encountered on bootup on Windows 10 systems. The system will ultimately continue to the Windows login screen.
Intermittent playback issues with Cyberlink PoweDVD when connecting to a 3D display with an HDMI cable
A TDR error may be experienced while toggling between minimized and maximized mode while viewing 4K Youtube content
Elite: Dangerous ***8208; poor performance may be experienced in SuperCruise mode
Final Fantasy XIV ***8208; Heavensward may crash when run in DirectX 11® mode and borderless window mode
Some applications may fail to launch on some Mobility platforms when launched in High Performance mode
Windows 10 driver installation may halt on some systems with an AMD 990FX chipset and AMD CrossFire™ enabled
Mad Max ***8208; Color corruption is observed when Alt+Ctrl+Del is pressed followed by the Escape key

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