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asheenlevrai
Adept I

Drivers for AMD Radeon HD 6970M for Windows 10 x64 (1903)

Hi,

I'm looking for Drivers for AMD Radeon HD 6970M for Windows 10 x64 build 1903.

I am not sure which one I should use (see screenshots)

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Please let me know what the best option is.

Best

-a-

13 Replies
kingfish
MVP

Re: Drivers for AMD Radeon HD 6970M for Windows 10 x64 (1903)

Do you have a APU? Intel processor?

https://community.amd.com/thread/207699 

asheenlevrai
Adept I

Re: Drivers for AMD Radeon HD 6970M for Windows 10 x64 (1903)

Thanks for your reply:

 -> Quad-core Intel Core i5-2400 (iGPU = HD 2000)

no sign of the iGPU in Win10.

AFAIU HD 2000 has no drivers on Win10

kingfish
MVP

Re: Drivers for AMD Radeon HD 6970M for Windows 10 x64 (1903)

The problem is the Intel graphics. It is not supported on Windows 10

https://community.amd.com/thread/190079 

You will have to use the generic/basic driver furnished by Microsoft thru Windows Update in order to use your laptop. Switchable graphics will not work and there will be basic services only...ie surf the web.

asheenlevrai
Adept I

Re: Drivers for AMD Radeon HD 6970M for Windows 10 x64 (1903)

Currently the machine (not a laptop) runs Win10 1809.

It uses the AMD dGPU and there is no sign of the iGPU.

The dGPU currently uses a different driver and perfs are OK.

I wanted to install a "working" driver for the dGPU in order to be able to update to 1903.

Tx

-a-

kingfish
MVP

Re: Drivers for AMD Radeon HD 6970M for Windows 10 x64 (1903)

The AMD driver must 'link' to the Intel driver on laptops. There is no Intel driver so you get the basic Microsoft driver. You have this issue with every graphics card you have posted about. The answer is the same to the all.

asheenlevrai
Adept I

Re: Drivers for AMD Radeon HD 6970M for Windows 10 x64 (1903)

Currently all the following machines run Win10 1809 and the AMD dGPUs work correctly thanks to some drivers (I need to check which ones):

 - Quad-core Intel Core i5-2400. AMD Radeon HD 6970M. *

 - Dual-core Intel Core i7-2620M. AMD Radeon HD 6630M. **

 - Quad-core Intel Core i7-870. ATI Radeon HD 5750. (no iGPU)

*(iGPU: HD 2000, no Win10 driver)

**(iGPU: HD 3000, no Win10 driver)

I didn't succeed to install Win10 on the following machine:

 - Quad-core Intel Core i5-750. ATI Radeon HD 4850. (no iGPU)

I wanted to find a driver for the dGPU so that I could update to Win10 1903.

The current drivers that work on 1809 do not work on 1903.

Tx

-a-

PS: none of these are laptops

kingfish
MVP

Re: Drivers for AMD Radeon HD 6970M for Windows 10 x64 (1903)

PS....any AMD graphics marked with a "M" is mobility drivers...only for laptops.

Intel® Core™ i5-2400 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz) Product Specifications 

Intel® Core™ i7-2620M Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz) Product Specifications 

Any desktop computers can disable the integrated graphics in the bios and use only the discrete graphics. Set it as Primary.

https://community.amd.com/docs/DOC-1313 

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 andonly 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.

asheenlevrai
Adept I

Re: Drivers for AMD Radeon HD 6970M for Windows 10 x64 (1903)

These machines are old macs (imacs or macminis, 2009-2011). They contain "mobile" chips but they are not laptop technically speaking. Although they may be considered laptop "equivalents"...

Unfortunately there is no BIOS available on these machines... They run Windows 10 (1809) only

Now, for the i5-750 / Radeon HD 4850, you mean I should be able to install Win10 by using 8.970.100.9001 as a GPU driver? Windows update is the only source but I don't know of to "force"/"help" windows update to find this driver...

Tx

-a-

meepmeep
Adept I

Re: Drivers for AMD Radeon HD 6970M for Windows 10 x64 (1903)

Hello,
I am French, sorry for my English.

I am continuing this old post because the subject corresponds to my problem :
For several months since I updated Windows 10 64 bits (it's an iMac with bootcamp), I have very regularly had BSODs caused by my graphics card driver.
It had calmed down lately, but since yesterday's Windows update (November 19, 2020), I have a blue screen several times a day!

Until now the responsible driver was atikmdag.sys but since yesterday it is igdkmd64.sys.
My graphics card is an AMD Radeon HD 6970M and the processor is an Intel Core i5-2400.

I saw in this post that this graphics card is no longer supported for Win 10, ok, but what should I do to get a generic stable driver, which stops causing regular fatal errors ?

Currently the installed driver (from what I see on the device manager) is AMD Radeon HD 6900M Series, version 15.201.1151.1008 from 2015/11/04.
I tried uninstalling the driver, but it automatically reinstalls itself before I have had time to look for another driver ... and the BSODs continue ...

No matter how much I search the web, I can't find a solution to my problem.
I am desperate and cannot find solutions. Do you have any ideas to guide me?
I've become a Ctrl + S freak !!!

Thank you in advance for your help, this computer is my working tool and it is unbearable.
Thank you !