1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 25, 2017 7:57 AM by black_zion

    Driver version recommended by updater is lower than installed

    jacquot

      The AMD Software Updater occasionally pops up to inform me that a new version of software is available. When I follow it up, it tells me that version 16.40.2311 is 'Currently installed' and the 'Recommended Driver' is 16.12.2. Surely 16.40 is a later version than 16.12? Is it suggesting a downgrade?It also tells me that there's an 'Optional Driver' whose version is 17.1.1. Why is one 'Recommended' and one 'Optional'?  Moreover, the System page in Radeon Settings tells me I'm on version 16.6. What am I supposed to do? Downgrade to 16.12.2, go for optional 17.1.1, or carry on ignoring it? Because I'm completely confused, I've been trying to ignore it, thinking that it was an error which would in due course be corrected, but it's just popped up again. Any advice from somebody who knows? Thanks!

       

      Radeon Software Version - 16.6

      Radeon Software Edition - Crimson

      Graphics Chipset - AMD Radeon R7 200 Series

      Memory Size - 1024 MB

      Memory Type - GDDR5

      Core Clock - 1000 MHz

      Windows Version - Windows 10 (64 bit)

      System Memory - 8 GB

      CPU Type - Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz

       

      Radeon Settings Version - 2016.0916.1515.27418

      Driver Packaging Version - 16.40.2311-160916a-307259E

      Provider - Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

      2D Driver Version - 8.1.1.1571

      Direct3D® Version - 9.14.10.01221

      OpenGL® Version - 6.14.10.14008

      OpenCL™ Version - 6.14.10.14008

      AMD Mantle Version - 9.1.10.0146

      AMD Mantle API Version - 98310

      AMD Audio Driver Version - 10.0.0.3

      Vulkan™ Driver Version - 1.3.0

      Vulkan™ API Version - 1.0.21

       

      Graphics Card Manufacturer - Powered by AMD

      Graphics Chipset - AMD Radeon R7 200 Series

      Device ID - 683D

      Vendor ID - 1002

      SubSystem ID - A002

      SubSystem Vendor ID - 174B

      Revision ID - 00

      Bus Type - PCI Express 3.0

      Current Bus Settings - PCI Express 2.0 x16

      BIOS Version - 015.044.000.007

      BIOS Part Number - 113-22701XTLSAM-FX1

      BIOS Date - 2014/03/04 23:26

      Memory Size - 1024 MB

      Memory Type - GDDR5

      Memory Clock - 1200 MHz

      Core Clock - 1000 MHz

      Total Memory Bandwidth - 76 GByte/s

      2D Driver File Path - /REGISTRY/MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlSet001/Control/Class/{4d36e968-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}/0000

       

      Jacques