AMD Cancels and reposts AMD Catalyst 14.4 WHQL driver

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. CrazY_Milojko

    CrazY_Milojko Ancient Guru

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    Didn't know that... These are probably the first AMD chipset WHQL drivers I haven't got a time to try on some of my home/work rigs with some AMD SB7xx SouthBridge. Sometimes it's better when you don't have enough time to change every single driver to be the latest one :)

    Thanks for the heads up Hilbert! I'll skip this driver on my rigs with AMD 7xx SB...
     
  3. DiceAir

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    And some people tell me they only trust WHQL. I just laugh so hard.
     
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    Downloaded and installed the AMD Catalyst 14.4 in my HTPC and it caused my Ceton Infinitv 4 tuner to have video stutter on most channels, I reinstalled AMD Catalyst 13.12 and the video stuttering went away. AMD needs to address this on their next update.
     
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    WHQL really stands for "We Had Quite a Lunch" with the money you give them for signing your bundle with their certificate.
     
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    When they posted the original 14.4, they knew one of the various components of the driver had an installation issue and had removed that component from the installation suite altogether. The problem component (the chipset driver or eSATA controller I think) was made available as a separate download. AMD had posted a message about this on the download site.

    I assume all they've done now is roll the fixed driver back into the installation suite.
     
  7. GhostXL

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    I've tried to tell people this for years, but they just do not seem to get it.

    Beta for drivers these days are not like they used to be in the windows 95/98/Beginning of XP era.

    Nowadays they are just drivers not signed by MS with a digital signature.

    All they do is test basic OS functionality anyway.
     
  8. Dch48

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    I have the 710 Southbridge and experienced no problems whatsoever. I installed the driver on April 25.

    I still will only use WHQL drivers.
     
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    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/hh998416.aspx
     
  10. WittyScreenName

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    Have SB700 chipset,this problem has been around since 14.3's but i just figured it out with the 14.4s.

    Good job AMD,bundle more crap with your drivers thanks!
     

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    And? That is all pretty much basic functionality these days. Not sure what your point is.

    No company would put out a driver without vital components in today's OS's Beta or not and break their image.

    In-game glitches or something with a program might pop up. But not important OS functions.

    Also if it does happen, they are usually pulled right away with a fix.
     
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    I like that they include the chipset drivers. It makes it much easier to be up to date.
     
  13. Noisiv

    Noisiv Ancient Guru

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    Well apparently your definition of basic OS functionality consists of

    AES 128 and Session key Refresh Test
    Alpha Blending Precision
    Alpha Blending - FALSE-TRUE 16bpp
    Alpha Compare
    Anisotropic
    Arbitrary Clipping Planes
    Auto Generation of Mip Maps
    Automatic Stereo
    Basic Rasterization
    Blt - Basic - System to Primary
    Blt - Basic - VMem to Primary
    Blt - Color Key - Sys to Primary
    Blt - Color Key - VMem to Primary
    Blt - Exotic
    Blt - Raster Ops - Vid Mem
    Blt - Stretch - Color Key - Sys to Primary
    Blt - Stretch - Color Key - Vid to Primary
    Blt - Stretch - System to Primary
    Blt - Stretch - System to Primary Test
    Blt - Stretch - VMem to Primary
    Blt - Textures
    Blt - Unused Pixel Bits
    Buffered Blts
    Bump Env Map
    Capscheck
    Check Resolution (WoW64)
    Check Resolution for Dualview - Multihead
    Check Resource
    CDS_VideoParameters (WoW64)
    Clear
    Color Fill
    Compare Z
    Compressed Texture
    Content Protection- Playing H.264 + AAC media file protected environment. HCK test - Device Test.
    Content Protection- Playing VC1 + WMAPro media file protected environment. HCK test - Device Test.
    COPP - HDCP Test (WoW64)
    CopyRects Functionality (WoW64)
    CRASH - Display Stress 4-hour WDDM Profile (32bit)
    CRASH - Display Stress 4-hour WDDM Profile (64bit)
    CRASH - Legacy Display Stress
    CreateSurface
    Cube Mapping
    D3D AGP Texture (WoW64)
    D3D Content Protection Test
    D3D Content Protection - CPAuthChannelAPI
    D3D Content Protection - DriverProtections 11
    D3D Cross Proc Sharing
    D3D Lines
    D3D9 Overlay - CheckDeviceOverlayType
    D3D9 Overlay - CreateAdditionalSwapChain
    D3D9 Overlay - CreateDeviceEx Test
    D3D9 Overlay - PresentEx
    D3DQuery Conformance Test
    DDraw AGP Memory Tests
    DDraw Blt - Basic - AGP to Primary
    DDraw Blt - Color Key - AGP to Primary
    Ddraw Blt - ColorFill - AGP
    DDraw Blt - ColorFill - System Memory
    DDraw Blt - ColorFill - Video Memory
    DDraw Blt - Stretch - Color Key - AGP to Primary
    DDraw Cubic
    Depth Bias
    Desktop Duplication with Normal Mode
    DirectDraw Tests
    Discardable Depth Stencil
    Displacement Mapping
    Display Mode Filter Check
    Driver Scenario
    DX11 3DStereoVideo
    DX11 Video Content Protection FeatureLevel 11
    DX11 Video Decode FeatureLevel 9
    DX11 VideoProcessing
    DX11 Video Processing for Overlay
    DX11 Video Rotation
    DX11 Video Rotation for overlay
    DXGI Cross Process Resource Sharing
    DXGI DirectFlip
    DXGI Frame Statistics
    DXGI Gamma Ramps
    DXGI GDI Interop D3D10.1
    DXGI GDI Interop D3D11
    DXGI Mode Enumeration
    DXGI Presentation Rate Testing
    DXGI Presentation testing - FSPresentMS
    DXGI Resource Check
    DXGI SCDest Buffer (D3D10.1 on feature levels 9.1-10.1)
    DXGI SCDest Buffer (D3D11 on feature levels 9.1 and 10.0)
    DXGI Stereo Present
    DXGI Swap Effects
    DXVA Tests
    Dynamic Resources
    Fill Modes
    Fog
    Four Character Code Surface Stability Test (WoW64)
    Functional test for monitor container ID
    Gamma Correction
    GDIHW_Functional Test for GDI HW ACC (v1.1)
    GDIMAN Rops (WoW64)
    Geometry Instancing
    Get DC
    GetInfo (WoW64)
    GetRasterStatus
    GetRenderTargetData - Backbuffer and Render Target
    GetRenderTargetData - Mip Texture and Cube Texture
    Gradient Fill Test (WoW64)
    Graphics Device Runtime Power Management Component Validation
    Graphics HDMI Test (Manual)
    High Order Surfaces
    Index Buffer
    Lighting
    Lightmap
    Lockable Depth Buffer
    Lost Devices - Resource Management DX8 and lower (WoW64)
    Matrix Palette Skinning
    Maximum Primitives
    Memory Leak Verifier (WoW64)
    Memory-Texture Management (WoW64)
    MipFilter
    Miscellaneous DirectDraw Test
    MPO Quality Tests
    Multihead Support
    Multimon minimum resolution check - Multihead
    Multipass Z-Fighting
    Multiple Lights
    Multiple Render Targets
    Multisample Stability (WoW64)
    Multisampling
    Multistream Rendering
    MultiSwapchain
    Non Power 2 Conditional ConfTest
    Non Power 2 Conditional RenderTarget
    Non Power 2 Conditional Test (DX9) (WoW64)
    Non Power 2 Conditional Test (WOW64)
    OPM - HDCP CSS DVD Test
    OptStandby - Video Memory Purge and Resume
    Overdraw-Underdraw
    Overlay (Manual) (WoW64)
    Palette Tests
    Palettized Textures
    Palettized Textures Test
    PC99 #10 supported pixel orderings
    PC99 #10 supported pixel orderings (WoW64)
    PC99 #12 downloadable RAMDAC (WoW64)
    PC99 #3 system uses WC (32-bit)
    PerfX2 DirectFlip Scenarios
    Perspective
    Pixel Shaders Precision
    Pixel Shaders Ver 1.1
    Pixel Shaders Ver 1.x
    Pixel Shaders Ver 2.x
    Pixel Shaders Ver 3.0
    Point Sprites
    Preempt - Schedule reasonable workload 4 ms check
    Preempt - Scheduler WLK PERF - Time to high priority completions (PoliceMS)
    Preempt - Scheduler WLK PERF - Time to high priority Preemptions (PoliceMS)
    Preempt - Scheduler WLK Validate non-zero preemption values for WDDM1.2 hardware
    Preemption Test
    Preemption - Validate driver preemption level (single)
    Present Validation 2
    Present Validation 2 (FullScreen)
    Present Validation 2 - Vista
    Present Validation (WoW64)
    Primitive Batching
    Processor Amplification Control Test (WoW64)
    Ratetest (WoW64)
    Read Scan Line
    Registry Validation
    Registry Validation (WoW64)
    RenderOnly SetupAPI Test
    RenderOnly Swapchain Test
    Set Render Target
    SimulatePreemption TDR
    SimulateVSync TDR
    State Blocks
    Stencil
    Stretch Rect
    Subpixel Texture
    Surface Flipping Tests
    TDR2 - Large Payload Penalty Compute Application Test
    Tessellation
    Texture Address
    Texture Blend
    Texture ColorKey (WoW64)
    Texture Coordinate Generation
    Texture Filter
    Texture Formats
    Texture Gradient
    Texture Load (WoW64)
    Texture Mapping
    Texture Stage
    Texture Transforms
    TL Vertex Clipping
    Update Surface
    Update Texture
    VBIB - Vertex and Index Buffer Validation
    Verify VESA and CEA required display modes
    Vertex Blending
    Vertex Buffer Rendering
    Vertex Buffer Swapping
    Vertex Formats
    Vertex Shaders
    Vertex Shaders Precision
    Vertex Tweening
    Video Acceleration - Bad Data (WoW64)
    Video Memory Aliasing
    Video Memory Management Tests
    Viewport Clipping
    Volume Texture
    VPE and Kernel TestS
    W Buffer
    W Compare
    Wait for VBlank
    WDDM Bit Flip - Invalid Param First Group
    WDDM Blt
    WDDM Blt - Depth
    WDDM Blt - DepthFill
    WDDM Blt - Stretch
    WDDM BVT2
    WDDM CCD Test for Forced Projection
    WDDM CCD Test for PersistentReset Sleep
    WDDM CCD Test for QueryHardwareCaps
    WDDM CCD Test for Validation of Basic Topology (Multi Mon) - Multihead
    WDDM Coherency
    WDDM Cross Processor
    WDDM Dead Lock
    WDDM DMA Split (Force Split Points)
    WDDM Eviction
    WDDM FlipQueue
    WDDM Fuzzer Allocation- Invalid Param
    WDDM Fuzzer Command Buffer- Invalid Param
    WDDM Fuzzer Misc- Invalid Param
    WDDM GammaRamp
    WDDM Handles - Invalid Param First Group
    WDDM HPD Notification Test (Manual)
    WDDM LockConfirm
    WDDM LockSmith
    WDDM ManagedPrimary
    WDDM Max Contexts
    WDDM ModeChange
    WDDM ModifyVAD
    WDDM Overlay
    WDDM Pass Through
    WDDM Pass Through - Lock
    WDDM Pass Through - QueryResidency
    WDDM PnPMultiModeSwitch Test
    WDDM PnPStopModeSwitch Test
    WDDM PnPStopResetToVGA
    WDDM PnPStop Test
    WDDM PnPStop Test - Update and Rollback
    WDDM PresentStats - Present Statistics Test
    WDDM Primary Surface
    WDDM Process Callout
    WDDM RotateBlt Full Screen ColorFillPresent
    WDDM Sch_Stress
    WDDM Scheduler Stress (AlwaysRepatch)
    WDDM Scheduler Stress (No PrePatching)
    WDDM Sync - VolBlt Test
    WDDM Sync Test
    WDDM Toaster - Invalid Param First Group
    WDDM Unmap Segment to DummyPage Check
    WDDM Verify DVI I adapters matches reported DVI and HD15 targets (Manual)
    WDDM WSSections
    WGF Create Device
    WGF Feature Level 9.3 Support
    WGF11 Async
    WGF11 Blend
    WGF11 Clipping
    WGF11 Compute Shader
    WGF11 Compute Shader - Dispatch and GroupSharedMemory
    WGF11 D3DWDDM
    WGF11 Depth Stencil
    WGF11 Draw
    WGF11 Fill Rules
    WGF11 Filter
    WGF11 Geometry Shader
    WGF11 Input Assembler
    WGF11 Interfaces
    WGF11 Multisample
    WGF11 -- Multi-threading -- one-way stress test
    WGF11 Pixel Shader
    WGF11 Precision
    WGF11 Rasterizer
    WGF11 Render Targets
    WGF11 Resource Access
    WGF11 Resource Formats
    WGF11 Shader 5x
    WGF11 SharedResources
    WGF11 Streamout
    WGF11 Tessellation
    WGF11 Vertex Shader
    WGF11 Viewports
    WGFVidMMWDDM1_2 Test
    WHQL FPO optimization check for kernel video driver(s) (1.1)
    Windows Client System Check For WDDM 1.1 Or Greater Display Driver Support
    Wireless Display Tests
    Wireframe
    WLP MultiTexturing
    WLP RGB Rasterization
    WLP RGB Rasterization - Mobile (WoW64)
    WLP Specular
    WLP Texture Sizes
    XPSRAS Display Driver Conformance Test
    YUV Blt Test (WoW64)
    YUV Blt Test Performance (DX9) (WoW64)
    YUV Blt Test Performance (WoW64)
    YUV Blt Test Performance - Server (WoW64)
    YUV Blt Test - Server (WoW64)
    OTOH I'm pretty sure you can have an office or even supercomputer thats non-compliant with most if not all of the above test.
    How do we explain this :)
     
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    Must be a Windows 8 issue since there hasn't been a driver update for W7 in nearly 6mths.

    There was some problem with the eSATA ports and W8 but I thought AMD had fixed that bug.



    So true....
     
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    14.4 WHQL gave me a couple BSODs on my crossfire 7850 setup. I rolled back to the 14.4 rc and it is perfectly stable. I'm on an Intel cpu/mobo so this chipset change wouldn't seem to make a difference for me.
     

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    I hope this is related, and finally someone is going to fix the stop 0x0000007b BSOD due to AmdSataPMDisabled not being properly set to 0x0FF that happens on some SB7xx based MBs. The only solution is to start in IDE mode to change a reg value, or mod amd_sata.inf before installation.
    The last trouble-free ahci driver was the 11.12, and the current 14.4 W8 *.inf even has a line with the correct reg value, but it's bypassed due to a ";" on it's start. Multiple reports have been sent to AMD and this issue was never fixed, and the worse, is that WU also offers a faulty driver that leaves Windows unbootable on the affected systems.
     
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    Beta drivers are Beta, it's not a RC, don't confuse people about how good beta products are...These as you know are developing stages when prefinal test is being done, so in no way you can say what are you saying right now.
     
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    WHQL is Windows testing Certification for products, it just means, that microsoft confirms product's stability, even then, when pc crashes for huge audience of users.
     
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    Weird does not comes close to describing it.

    Five or six 14.4 drivers. All different. While I can distinguish most of them, by looking at the rest of the numbers, RC, date, etc it's really tedious.
    Because nomenclature is inconsistent and I can't find version numbers of all the components. Not in an easy accessible manner anyway.
    But OK lets assume I don't know where to look.

    I have 14.4 WHQL installed, ie
    amd-catalyst-14.4-rc-v1.0-windows-apr17.exe

    and now Catalyst Software Update suggests I should install
    amd-catalyst-14.4-rc-v1.0-windows-apr17.exe

    RLY??

    :bang::bang::bang:
     
  20. Noisiv

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    Furthermore they call this suggested version "beta", and I have "WHQL".
    But they are both packaged as
    amd-catalyst-14.4-rc-v1.0-windows-apr17.exe


    Not to mention I have unchecked Software Update option to check for Beta, and it still suggests I could/should install Beta:

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