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Driver version recommended by updater is lower than installed

Question asked by jacquot on Jan 25, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 25, 2017 by black_zion

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

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