Windows® 10 Driver Support for Discrete AMD Radeon™ Graphics Products

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    This document provides information about Windows® 10 driver support for Discrete AMD Radeon™ Graphics products.

     

    For the purpose of this document the term “Discrete Graphics” refers to a separate and detached adapter that is the designated primary graphics controller on a system.

     

    This document does not apply to Integrated or On-die Graphics such as those found in motherboard chipsets and AMD APUs.   For more information about Windows 10 driver support for APU graphics please visit: Windows 10 Support for AMD APU systems

     

    The content of this article is organized into the following sections:

    • Discrete AMD Graphics Products Supporting Windows® 10
    • Discrete AMD Graphics Products That Do Not Support Windows® 10

     

    Discrete AMD Graphics Products Supporting Windows® 10

     

    The following Discrete AMD Radeon™ Graphics products support up to WDDM 2.0 and DirectX® 12:

    • AMD Radeon™ R9 Series Graphics
    • AMD Radeon™ R7 Series Graphics
    • AMD Radeon™ R5 Series Graphics (R5 240 and up)
    • AMD Radeon™ R5 M200 Series and Radeon™ R5 M300 Series Graphics
    • AMD Radeon™ HD 8000 Series Graphics for OEM systems (HD 8570 and up)
    • AMD Radeon™ HD 8000M Series Graphics for notebooks
    • AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series Graphics (HD 7730 and up)
    • AMD Radeon™ HD 7000M Series Graphics for notebooks (HD 7730M and up)

    The following Discrete AMD Radeon™ Graphics products support up to WDDM 1.3 and DirectX® 11:

    • AMD Radeon™ HD 8470 and HD 8350 for OEM systems
    • AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series Graphics for OEM systems (HD 7670 and below)
    • AMD Radeon™ HD 7000M Series Graphics for notebooks (HD 7600M and below)
    • AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series/AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 6000 Series Graphics
    • AMD Radeon™ HD 5000 Series/AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 5000 Series Graphics

     

    NOTE: If your graphics adapter is included on the list of supported products above, please install the latest AMD Catalyst™ Driver for Windows® 10 to fully enable its feature set. AMD Catalyst™ Driver can be downloaded from: http://www.amd.com/drivers

     

    The following Discrete AMD Radeon™ Graphics products support up to WDDM 1.1 and DirectX® 10.1:

    • ATI Radeon™ HD 4000 Series /ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4000 Series Graphics
    • ATI Radeon™ HD 3000 Series /ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3000 Series Graphics
    • ATI Radeon™ HD 2000 Series /ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 2000 Series Graphics

     

    These graphics products must be installed using display driver version: 8.970.100.9001. This driver is provided as a courtesy and only available via Windows Update. Please enable Windows Update and allow it to detect and install the appropriate driver.

     

    NOTE: ATI Radeon™ HD 4000/ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4000, ATI Radeon™ HD 3000/ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3000, and ATI Radeon™ HD 2000/ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 2000 Series Graphics reached peak performance optimization on October, 2013. No additional driver releases are planned for these products.

     

    Discrete AMD Graphics Products That Do Not Support Windows® 10

     

    The following is a list of graphics products that do not have driver support Windows® 10:

    • ATI Radeon™ X1### Series/ATI Mobility Radeon™ X1### Series Graphics
    • ATI Radeon™ X### Series/ATI Mobility Radeon™ X### Series Graphics
    • ATI Radeon™ 9000 Series Graphics
    • ATI Radeon™ 8500 Graphics
    • ATI Radeon™ 7500 Graphics
    • ATI Radeon™ DDR Graphics
    • ATI Radeon™ 7000 Graphics
    • ATI Radeon™ 7000VE Graphics
    • ATI Radeon™ 7000LE Graphics

     

    Windows® 10 will install the default Microsoft® Basic Display Driver (MBDD) for these graphics adapters. MBDD provides basic display functionality (low resolutions and color) on a single monitor but DOES NOT support:

    • Display scaling control
    • Multiple displays
    • Display rotation
    • Video capture
    • Power settings
    • VSync control
    • Brightness control on integrated display panels
    • AMD Catalyst™ Control Center

     

    If your system is equipped with an AMD Radeon™ X1### Series product or older, you may consider the following options:

    1. Continue using the existing operating system.
    2. If you have already upgraded to Windows® 10 and would like to revert back to the previous version of Windows, refer to this Microsoft page for instructions
    3. Upgrade to an AMD graphics product that provides Windows® 10 support. For information about resellers and product availability, visit: http://shop.amd.com

     

    NOTE: Before upgrading ensure that your system meets the requirements of the graphics adapter, such as

    1. Motherboard with compatible graphics card slot
    2. Adequate power supply unit to handle the complete system power requirement
    3. Display with compatible connections