4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 6, 2017 8:22 AM by aletho95

    Drivers updated, but still outdated. (HD5850)

    aletho95

      Hello!

       

      I've searched the web and these forums for some time, but haven't found anything that could resolve my issue, so here goes.

      I have been updating my drivers for the last 2 days and now I only need to have my graphics drivers updated (I'm using an AMD Radeon HD5850). I've done so through both windows update and the catalyst software. Therefore i think I've updated the drivers completely, but here's where the problem arises. When i use sites like "systemrequirementslab" (Can you run it) and various driver update software like DriverGenius, they all say that my graphics drivers are at-least 18 months out-of-date! I do not understand why, although when i look at the release date from the driver update through the catalyst software, it says it's from July 2015.

      Is it really the case, that there's not been release any new drivers after July '15? I'm having trouble running some games (there's frequent fps drops), and that is why i'm trying to get the newest drivers, so I can at-least out-rule the graphics card as the troublemaker.

       

      Specs (taken from DxDiag):

      Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_ldr.161011-0600)

                     BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG

                Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.4GHz

                   Memory: 8192MB RAM

      Available OS Memory: 8190MB RAM

                Page File: 4416MB used, 11962MB available

              Windows Dir: C:\Windows

          DirectX Version: DirectX 11

      DX Setup Parameters: Not found

         User DPI Setting: Using System DPI

      System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)

          DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled

           DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

       

      Card name: AMD Radeon HD 5800 Series

             Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

                Chip type: AMD Radeon Graphics Processor (0x6899)

                 DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)

           Display Memory: 4095 MB

         Dedicated Memory: 1010 MB

            Shared Memory: 3085 MB

             Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)

             Monitor Name: SyncMaster P2450H(Digital)

            Monitor Model: SyncMaster

               Monitor Id: SAM05CC

              Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.000Hz)

              Output Type: DVI

              Driver Name: aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx32,aticfx32,aticfx32,atiumd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atidxx32,atiumdva,atiumd6a.cap,atitmm64.dll

      Driver File Version: 8.17.0010.1404 (English)

           Driver Version: 15.201.1501.0

              DDI Version: 11

             Driver Model: WDDM 1.1

        Driver Attributes: Final Retail

         Driver Date/Size: 1/5/2017 01:41:23, 1453464 bytes

              WHQL Logo'd: Yes