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Drivers updated, but still outdated. (HD5850)

Question asked by aletho95 on Jan 5, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 6, 2017 by aletho95



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it) and various driver update software like DriverGenius, they all say that my graphics drivers are at-least 18 months out-of-date!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