Professionals rely on AMD FirePro graphics for its flawless stability, seamless performance, and state-of-the-art features. And in order to make better decisions faster, professionals count on our driver’s reliability. So, how are we doing on that count so far? Only two issues1 have been reported to AMD’s global customer care unit this year to date.

 

Today we are announcing AMD FirePro driver release 15.301.2601.1002. This driver has undergone months of workstation-focused testing with leading OEM platforms, and specific testing to enable certification with leading applications, including CATIA, PTC Creo, Siemens NX, and SOLIDWORKS.

 

Which bring me to the next great thing about this driver: powerful performance. You can expect to get up to a whopping 31% improvement in applications like CATIA and Siemens NX. Check out these numbers:

 

"Our PTC Creo customers demand quality and stability to ensure their ideas and designs are fully realized. AMD consistently delivers quality drivers for AMD FirePro professional graphics matched with performance and robust support of their hardware so that Creo customers can accomplish their design potential."

- Paul Sagar, Vice President of Product Management, MCAD Segment, PTC

 

"AMD's improved benchmark results meet our customer's expectations of high quality and increased performance.  Siemens PLM Software relies on the latest AMD professional graphics drivers built for performance and reliability to enhance customer productivity for their design, engineering and manufacturing efforts."
- Chris Brosz, Vice President, Technical Operations, Siemens PLM Software

 

 

And there’s more. Today we are also releasing the AMD FirePro 16.30 beta driver that includes some industry-leading features. Available later this year, the upcoming professional graphics driver will help empower content creators and experience designers with rich, new capabilities:

 

  • Support for AMD's pioneering virtual reality LiquidVR™ technology, to enable delivery of stunning content, advanced comfort, and effortless compatibility to this next-generation of VR experiences.
  • Next-Generation API support including DirectX® 12 and Vulkan™
  • Support for Windows® 10 Anniversary Update (‘Redstone 1’), delivering Windows 10 Anniversary update support for our workstation products at the same time as for our consumer graphics products.
  • Support for Device Guard, part of Microsoft Windows 10 security solutions for enterprises, that enables users to lock down applications that are trusted on the device, helping increase protection for users against viruses, malicious attacks, and platform tampering.

With AMD FirePro™ professional graphics, the future is looking bright. You can download these drivers by clicking here: 15.301.2601.1002, 16.30 Beta, 15.302.2301 Linux

 

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  1. Internal data according to AMD Global Customer Care team who take calls from end users and resolve any problems they may have.  Only two bugs requiring driver changes have been reported for the first six months of 2016.  Those two bugs reported are SWDEV-85684 andSWDEV-85369. FS-5
  2. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of July 1st, 2016 on  a test system comprising of Intel E5-1650 v3 3.50GHz, 16GB RAM, Win7 64-bit SP1, AMD FirePro™ W7100, software drivers 15.301.2601.1002 and 14.502.1019 for SPEC benchmarks (SPECapc and SPECviewperf).  On 15.301.2601.1002 for SPECviewperf 12.0.2 Catia-04, AMD FirePro™ W7100 scored 75.21.  On the same system, using 14.502.1019 AMD FirePro™ W7100 scored 57.33.  OEM Workstation platforms may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. Test results are not average and may vary. FS-1
  3. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of July 1st, 2016 on a test system comprising of Intel E5-1650 v3 3.50GHz, 16GB RAM, Win7 64-bit SP1, AMD FirePro™ W7100, software drivers 15.301.2601.1002 and 14.502.1019 for SPEC benchmarks (SPECapc and SPECviewperf).  On 15.301.2601.1002 for SPECapc PTC Creo 3.0, AMD FirePro™ W7100 scored 7.13.  On the same system, using 14.502.1019 AMD FirePro™ W7100 scored 5.54.  OEM Workstation platforms may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. Test results are not average and may vary. FS-2
  4. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of July 1st, 2016 on a test system comprising of Intel E5-1650 v3 3.50GHz, 16GB RAM, Win7 64-bit SP1, AMD FirePro™ W7100, software drivers 15.301.2601.1002 and 14.502.1019 for SPEC benchmarks (SPECapc and SPECviewperf).  On 15.301.2601.1002 for SPECapc PLM NX 8.5, AMD FirePro™ W7100 scored 5.87.  On the same system, using 14.502.1019 AMD FirePro™ W7100 scored 4.47.  OEM Workstation platforms may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. Test results are not average and may vary. FS-3