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Journeyman III

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset - R9 Fury Driver WDDM 2.1

So I'm running into a issue that I'm besides myself on but here is the run down I recently purchased a Acer windows mixed reality headset but i'm having a issue where I will not go past the initial check due to my driver being wddm 2.1?

I've ran dxdiag an got this

under display


Display Devices


           Card name: AMD Radeon (TM) R9 Fury Series

        Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

           Chip type: AMD Radeon Graphics Processor (0x7300)

            DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)

         Device Type: Full Device

          Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_7300&SUBSYS_04A61043&REV_CA


Device Problem Code: No Problem

Driver Problem Code: Unknown

      Display Memory: 12229 MB

    Dedicated Memory: 4071 MB

       Shared Memory: 8158 MB

        Current Mode: 1920 x 1200 (32 bit) (60Hz)

         HDR Support: Not Supported

    Display Topology: Internal

Display Color Space: DXGI_COLOR_SPACE_RGB_FULL_G22_NONE_P709

     Color Primaries: Red(0.646984,0.339367), Green(0.290539,0.603039), Blue(0.145031,0.065930), White Point(0.313977,0.329602)

   Display Luminance: Min Luminance = 0.500000, Max Luminance = 270.000000, MaxFullFrameLuminance = 270.000000

        Monitor Name: HP w2408 Wide LCD Monitor

       Monitor Model: HP w2408

          Monitor Id: HWP26CF

         Native Mode: 1920 x 1200(p) (59.950Hz)

         Output Type: DVI

Monitor Advanced Color Capabilities: None


         Driver Name: C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\c0318486.inf_amd64_11ba0b4b7cc81d52\aticfx64.dll,C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\c0318486.inf_amd64_11ba0b4b7cc81d52\aticfx64.dll,C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\c0318486.inf_amd64_11ba0b4b7cc81d52\aticfx64.dll,C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\c0318486.inf_amd64_11ba0b4b7cc81d52\amdxc64.dll

Driver File Version: 22.19.0677.0257 (English)

      Driver Version: 22.19.677.257

         DDI Version: 12

      Feature Levels: 12_0,11_1,11_0,10_1,10_0,9_3,9_2,9_1

        Driver Model: WDDM 2.1

Graphics Preemption: DMA

  Compute Preemption: DMA

            Miracast: Not Supported

Hybrid Graphics GPU: Not Supported

      Power P-states: Not Supported

   Driver Attributes: Final Retail

    Driver Date/Size: 9/21/2017 5:00:00 PM, 1973560 bytes

         WHQL Logo'd: Yes

     WHQL Date Stamp: Unknown

   Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-3040-11CF-2173-472365C2CC35}

           Vendor ID: 0x1002

           Device ID: 0x7300

           SubSys ID: 0x04A61043

         Revision ID: 0x00CA

  Driver Strong Name: oem46.inf:cb0ae414a510c992:ati2mtag_R7000DS:22.19.677.257:pci\ven_1002&dev_7300&rev_ca

      Rank Of Driver: 00D12000

         Video Accel: Unknown

         DXVA2 Modes: DXVA2_ModeMPEG2_VLD  DXVA2_ModeMPEG2_IDCT  DXVA2_ModeH264_VLD_NoFGT  DXVA2_ModeHEVC_VLD_Main  DXVA2_ModeH264_VLD_Stereo_Progressive_NoFGT  DXVA2_ModeH264_VLD_Stereo_NoFGT  DXVA2_ModeVC1_VLD  DXVA2_ModeMPEG4pt2_VLD_AdvSimple_NoGMC

      Deinterlace Caps: n/a

        D3D9 Overlay: Not Supported

             DXVA-HD: Not Supported

        DDraw Status: Enabled

          D3D Status: Enabled

          AGP Status: Enabled

       MPO MaxPlanes: 1

            MPO Caps: Not Supported

         MPO Stretch: Not Supported

     MPO Media Hints: Not Supported

         MPO Formats: Not Supported

    PanelFitter Caps: Not Supported

PanelFitter Stretch: Not Supported

I've tried about every post fall creator driver update and have no dice i'm currently on 18.2.2

Cpu is a ryzen 7 1700

16gb of ram

All other boxes check out on the wmr check just the wddm 2.1 issue that I seamingly can't get past

Message was edited by: Matt B

We have updated the title of this discussion with relevant details to better describe your issue.

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According to this Guru Forum, the Drivers from 9/2017 supports WDDM 2.3 - So I imagine that the Adrenaline also supports WDDM 2.3. WDDM 2.3 driver - 23.20.768.12 - 9/27/2017 12:00:00 AM | guru3D Forums

run this Windows Mixed Reality app from Microsoft to check if your pc is compatible with Windows Mixed Reality feature: Get Windows Mixed Reality PC Check - Microsoft Store​.

This link from Microsoft helps check and set up your Windows Mixed Reality Headset for your PC: Before you start - Enthusiast Guide | Microsoft Docs

From above mentioned link: Windows Mixed Reality minimum PC hardware compatibility guidelines - Enthusiast Guide | Microsoft Do...

Compatibility guidelines


We will be updating, making additions to and may be revising these Windows Mixed Reality PC Compatibility Guidelines. Please check back regularly for the latest guidelines and requirements.

Windows Mixed Reality Ultra PCsWindows Mixed Reality PCs
Operating SystemWindows 10 Fall Creators Update (RS3) - Home, Pro, Business, Education.
(Note: Not supported on N versions or Windows 10 Pro in S Mode)
ProcessorIntel Core i5 4590 (4th generation), quad-core (or better)
AMD Ryzen 5 1400 3.4Ghz (desktop), quad-core (or better)
Intel Core i5 7200U (7th generation mobile), dual-core with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology enabled (or better)
RAM8GB DDR3 (or better)8GB DDR3 dual channel (or better)
Free disk spaceAt least 10 GB
Graphics CardNVIDIA GTX 960/1050 (or greater) DX12-capable discrete GPU
AMD RX 460/560 (or greater) DX12-capable discrete GPU
GPU must be hosted in a PCIe 3.0 x4+ Link slot
Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 620 (or greater) DX12-capable integrated GPU (check if your model is greater)
NVIDIA MX150/965M (or greater) DX12-capable discrete GPU
Graphics DriverWindows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 2.2Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 2.2
Graphics display portHDMI 2.0 or DisplayPort 1.2HDMI 1.4 or DisplayPort 1.2
DisplayConnected external or integrated VGA (800x600) display (or better)
USB connectivityUSB 3.0 Type-A or Type-C
Bluetooth connectivity (for motion controllers)Bluetooth 4.0
Expected headset framerate90 Hz60 Hz

Additional information:

    • Larger laptops (with screens of at least 15") perform best.
    • Hybrid graphics configurations are compatible only with a Windows Mixed Reality Ultra setup. The hybrid system’s discrete card must meet the same specifications listed for Windows Mixed Reality Ultra above.
    • Different headsets may require different hardware ports, so make sure your PC has the correct ports or necessary adapters to connect to your headset.



Discrete and integrated graphics hardware that don't meet the minimum confirmed specifications have not been tested, confirmed, or optimized for Windows Mixed Reality and may not function properly or at all.

Journeyman III

Should also mention right smack dab on amd site...

And yes using the adapter amd recomends


The following graphics cards can also support Windows Mixed Reality headsets in Ultra mode with the addition of a DisplayPort™-to-HDMI® 2.0 adapter:

  • Radeon™ R9 Fury Series
  • Radeon™ R9 Nano
  • Radeon™ R9 390 Series
  • Radeon™ R9 290 Series "

Just reran the amd driver uninstall utility again an then installed radeon-software-adrenalin-18.2.2-minimalsetup-180212_web and I'm still stuck on wddm 2.1 based drivers did amd forget to build a wddm 2.2 or 2.3 driver for the nano? I don't feel like blowing 1k on a vega equivalent


When you install the AMD driver use the Full Set not the minimal set. Make sure your Windows is fully updated via Windows Update. Delete the C:\AMD folder from the Root Directory. Download the appropriate full set of AMD driver set and disconnect the computer from the internet. This prevents Windows from installing a different driver than the one your are trying to install.

Use Windows Uninstaller to remove all AMD software and driver. Then download DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller) in safe mode to remove all traces of the current AMD driver in your computer. Reboot

Reinstall the downloaded Full set of AMD driver set. Check and see if you have WDDM 2.2 or greater.

I was trying to see if the R9 Nano supports WDDM 2.2 or higher but couldn't find the information at IMO, it should since it is such a High-end GPU card.


Force updated the driver through device manager with version 23.20.15017.4003 wddm still at 2.1 so I did a little cross searching on the version a rx480 with the same driver version is at wddm 2.3...

So it looks like I somehow need to get a hold of a amd driver engineer to figure out what is going on


Both of the AMD Moderators are Software Engineers. They probably are your best bet to find a solution.


This may sound dumb, but what version of Windows are you using? Supposingly, Windows Creator version supports WDDM 2.2 on it while earlier versions of Windows support WDDM 2.1.


Windows 10 Pro

version 1709

OS build 16299.214


Just learned something from researching your problem. The first two digits of the Graphic Drivers indicates the supported WDDM.

Driver Version: 22.19.677.257 so the original driver you had according to DxDiag does support WDDM 2.2. I don't have a AMD GPU installed but this is what mine DxDiag showed from a Nvidia Driver from 5/2017:

Driver File Version: 22.21.0013.8233 (English)

      Driver Version:

         DDI Version: 12

      Feature Levels: 12_1,12_0,11_1,11_0,10_1,10_0,9_3,9_2,9_1

        Driver Model: WDDM 2.2

I have Windows Mixed Reality working in my computer with Version 1709 (16299.248) after installing the last Windows Update in February 13, 2018.

When you installed the latest driver did you have your VR Headset connected to the GPU Card or have a second monitor connected?

Try disconnecting everything except you monitor from your Nano card and see if WDDM show 2.2 or 2.3. including removing the Active adapter. I am thinking that something connected to your Nano may not support 2.2 which then Windows goes back to 2.1 . Just  stabbing the air here.

Found this old Microsoft Forum thread that has the exact type of problem as you do. Dxdiag is still showing Directx 11.2 and WDDM 1.3... Where is DirectX - Microsoft Community .

This is the answer from Microsoft from link above:


Welcome to Microsoft Community. Your interest in Windows 10 is much appreciated.

Windows may be showing DirectX version depending upon the graphic card installed or the processor of your system.

Follow the steps to check which version of directX is installed in your computer.

a)  Press Windows + R.

b)  Type dxdiag and click ok.

I suggest you to refer the link and try installing the latest version:

How to download and install DirectX.

Keep us posted if you face any issues on windows in future. We will be glad to help you.


You mentioned you have an older computer system. Try, if you can, the R9 Nano in that system and see if you get Wddm 2.2 . Either the Nano doesn't support WDDM 2.2 or your Processor doesn't support WDDM 2.2 according to the reply from Microsoft.

Otherwise, I am baffled why Windows keeps reverting to WDDM 2.1 with drivers that support WDDM 2.2 and above.


well my older system is a Phenom II x6 1045t thats now broken down to its basic parts in a box.. But I upgraded to ryzen because I was running into issues with cpu extensions that the old phenom II didn't have.

And I update my drivers an uninstall them with the headset completely disconnected or connected to see if that made a change with no luck.

Here is my current dxdiag

Driver Version: 23.20.15017.4003

         DDI Version: 12

      Feature Levels: 12_0,11_1,11_0,10_1,10_0,9_3,9_2,9_1

        Driver Model: WDDM 2.1

My monitor itself shouldn't be forcing this should it? Its a older HP w2408 that i'm using a HDMI to DVI adapter since well... the nano kinda lacks dvi I don't have any other display to test with..


The driver you now have installed, according to DxDiag, supports WDDM 2.3. No, your monitor would not affect Windows WDDM rating. If only you can get a hold of someone else's GPU card, that supports WDDM 2.2 or higher,  and install it in your computer and see if the WDDM goes to 2.2 or 2.3. If it does, then it means the problem is with the Nano.

I see that you never posted the Make & Model of your Motherboard. See if you have the latest BIOS and AMD Chipset for your board. Sometimes updating those two makes newer Windows versions and Drivers work correctly. Lately, I have been asking that from most people here at AMD Forum as a first step before troubleshooting anything.  


Using another gpu might be.. difficult as closest thing i have around is a 1950pro... which I"m pretty sure might not support wddm 2.2 or 2.3

Using a asus b350 prime matx motherboard with the latest bios version 3803

Not sure on chipset version but I'll run the latest update from asus on that an see what happens.

Now this isn't my first nano but my other had extreme coil wine and would black out but this one has almost no coil wine and been rock solid stable.


Also random shot in the dark but could it be a firmware issue with my gpu?


The info supplied in your first post is 'garbage'

INFORMATION REQUIRED WHEN POSTING A QUESTION​ , could help someone(with more knowledge on ryzen) offer suggestions.

The basic one is, you should do a clean/fresh OS install for ryzen(not carry over old hdd files).

Ryzen 5 5600x, B550 aorus pro ac, Hyper 212 black, 2 x 16gb F4-3600c16dgtzn kit, Aorus gen4 1tb, Nitro+RX6900XT, RM850, Win.10 Pro..