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AMD Catalyst 15.8 Beta for Windows is now available

The AMD Catalyst 15.8 Beta Driver for Windows is now available.

Please refer to the complete release notes for supported products and other important information :

The main features of this driver release are :

Highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 15.8 Beta Windows Driver

  • This driver provides support for the Oculus 0.7 SDK on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. More information on the Oculus 0.7 SDK can be found at the following link on the Oculus Developer site:

Performance Optimizations

    • Batman™: Arkham Knight - Performance and quality/stability updates
    • Ashes of the Singularity - Performance optimizations for DirectX® 12

Resolved Issues:

    • [424009] Adobe® Lightroom may crash if GPU rendering is enabled
    • [423336] Mouse cursor coordinates may be swapped on some 3x1 Eyefinity configurations
    • [421110] The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt - Corruption may be observed when AA is enabled in AMD CrossFire™ mode
    • [424127] The Firefox browser may crash while opening multiple tabs (2 or more)
    • [425168] Anti Aliasing settings are not retained after Applying in the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center
    • [425156] System hangs when launching Call of Duty® - Modern Warfare 3 or Diablo™ III
    • [424776] Metal Gear Solid® : Ground Zero may crash when launched
    • [425421] Call Of Duty®: Black Ops III - texture corruption observed when launched in DirectX® 11 mode
    • [425452] Sword Coast Legends - FRTC settings are not activated in the game
    • [411945] Project CARS may experience corruption when AA is set to D2SM
    • [425382] A green screen may be observed on some "Llano"/"Ontario" APU's when playing video under Windows 10
    • [424330] Watch Dogs™ may experience flickering / corruption after changing game resolution
    • [425440] AMD HDMI® Audio is disabled after driver installation
    • [423013] F1 2015™ may experience flickering during gameplay or in game benchmarking
    • [422551] Call of Duty® - Advanced Warfare may freeze randomly when run in Quad CrossFire mode
    • [424168] Text corruption observed when using Windows 10 Mapp application
    • [424222] System may hang when installing the driver on a Windows 10 system with 2 or more GPUs
    • [424710] "Device being used by another application" error is displayed when attempting audio playback on Windows 7 systems

Known Issues:

    • [423924] Unable to create an Eyefinity SLS if one of the displays is a MST display device
    • [423759] Unable to apply Fill mode in Eyefinity if 2560x1600 and 2560x1440 resolutions are used together
    • [425484] DiRT Rally™ crashes during gameplay and benchmarking when launched in DirectX 11® mode on some BENQ 144HZ Freesync monitors
    • [425496] Mad Max - Color corruption is observed when Alt+Ctrl+Del is pressed followed by the Escape key
    • [422806] Battlefield™ Hardline crashes on pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del while running in AMD Mantle mode
    • [422674] Corruption may occur in DiRT Rally™ with CMAA enabled with Portrait SLS and AMD CrossFire™ mode enabled
    • [425417] Windows 10 driver installation may halt on some systems with an AMD 990FX chipset and AMD CrossFire™ enabled
      • As a temporary workaround, please uninstall the existing driver before installing the AMD Catalyst™ 15.8 Beta driver
    • [425432] Some BENQ 144hz Freesync monitors may lose the signal while uninstalling the driver
    • [425659] Assassin's Creed® Unity may experience minor frame stutter when AMD CrossFire™ mode is enabled
48 Replies

Re: AMD Catalyst 15.8 Beta for Windows is now available

Thanks Ray.

Downloading now.

Is F1 2015 crossfirex scaling fixed with this driver i wonder ?

Adept I

Re: AMD Catalyst 15.8 Beta for Windows is now available

multi monitor problem still not solved

Adept II

Re: AMD Catalyst 15.8 Beta for Windows is now available

No AMD E-350 / AMD E-450 Support (HD 6310) in this Driver Package not even listed in them. After this mess i would except it would be added into a 15.8 Beta Driver but no everything else even older ones are listed but you complete took out the Drivers from this Package.

Adept I

Re: AMD Catalyst 15.8 Beta for Windows is now available

disagree with legendssphinx - Without any problem, I installed the 15.8 beta package on top of 15.7.1 for my AMD E-450 APU (embedded HD 6320 GPU) running Windows 7 64bit SP1. A new video driver was proposed and installed, and whereas DXVA video has been broken since 15.7, I think it's really good news that DXVA video decoding now works fine again!! I'm going to attempt the Windows 10 update. Hopefully the driver package will also work there.

Adept II

Re: AMD Catalyst 15.8 Beta for Windows is now available

Modded .inf for Wrestler APUs cards for Win10

Added support for the following cards:

AMD9640.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 6550D"

AMD9641.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 6620G"

AMD9642.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 6370D"

AMD9643.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 6380G"

AMD9644.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 6410D"

AMD9645.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 6410D"

AMD9647.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 6520G"

AMD9648.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 6480G"

AMD9649.1 = "AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6480G"

AMD964A.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 6530D"

AMD9802.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics"

AMD9803.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics"

AMD9804.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 6250 Graphics"

AMD9805.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 6250 Graphics"

AMD9806.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 6320 Graphics"

AMD9807.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 6290 Graphics"

AMD9808.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7340 Graphics"

AMD9809.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics"

AMD980A.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7290 Graphics"

Since links are not allowed here, you can find it on Guru3D forums in Videocards - AMD Radeon Catalyst Drivers Section ->  "15.8 drivers here." thread, page 2, post#31

I installed them on the top of old drivers (15.6 beta from Windows 8.1 x64) using "disable driver signature enforcement" mode. Once installed it will work in normal boot mode.

DXVA works.

Adept II

Re: AMD Catalyst 15.8 Beta for Windows is now available

Yes, they didn't put Wrestler APUs strings in any C0*.inf for Windows 10 in any driver officially released by AMD. The best solution so far is posted below.

Adept II

Re: AMD Catalyst 15.8 Beta for Windows is now available

The embed HD 6320  -  HD 6310  - GPU is not even listed Voyager in the ini Files i am on Winows 10 - 64Bit...

Not in 15.7.1  Not in 15.8 Beta - If i try to install them it doesnt work. He doesnt recognize my Video Card. Believe me. (a) its the VideoDriver from Windows Update u use or its a older Driver u has and only got installed the Catalyst Control Center Updated without Driver.

Adept II

Re: AMD Catalyst 15.8 Beta for Windows is now available

I tried + downloaded the modified INI - doesnt work on my Windows 10  he doesnt recognize this Driver and says a) Your package is broken or not has the files or signature... like this. I can select my Card but it doesnt install them.

Journeyman III

Re: AMD Catalyst 15.8 Beta for Windows is now available

After the disastrous 15.7.1 in mobile, which is forced by windows update (zero power technology does not work, BSOD), I hoped for solution in 15.8 beta which is even worse, now CCC does not include mobile functions such as switchable graphics. Laptop Clevo p177sm i7 4700mq 8970m, windows 10. Abyssal support for mobile GPU's, I am very displeased.