AMD Catalyst 15.7 WHQL Driver - Download & Discussion

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  1. endbase

    endbase Master Guru

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    I find It still strange that DX 12 is not showing up in Dxdiag My card support it but apparently the driver not yet :p

    Windows® 10 Support

    This is a Technical Preview driver with full WDDM 2.0 support for Windows® 10 and DirectX® 12 on all Graphics Core Next (GCN) supported products, -AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 and newer graphics products. Official driver support for AMD products will be available when Microsoft launches Windows® 10 on July 29th, 2015.
     
  2. Passus

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    yes they do mate, if they didnt i would not of been able to try the dx12 api test on windows 10

    the 280's support feature level 12_0
     
  3. sammarbella

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    Bolded text is the key.
     
  4. cyclone3d

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    So here is the 3DMark API test with my 7970s in CF.

    Yay, DX12 test finally runs with CF enabled.

    CF Disabled
    [​IMG]

    CF Enabled
    [​IMG]

    Strange thing is, is that it looks like DX12 API is not getting any performance increase from CF. Guess they have some more work to do.
     
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  5. endbase

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    Thx ! That clears it up :)
     
  6. sammarbella

    sammarbella Ancient Guru

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    In what world?

    :)

    1- Do you know the differences between an image created by a PC video game and an image played from an already existing video stream from a DVD/BluRay/CableTV/DIrecTV (satellite) or a file in a hard disk/USB/internet?

    2- Do you know how an video upscaler or a video downscaler work and why these techniques are NEVER used together to process a video stream (you use one or another) ?

    3- Do you know how downsampling computer technique works and which are his goals in PC video games?

    4- Do you know what anti-aliasing (AA) means and how this technique could objectively improve the image quality of a video game?

    Find the answers for these questions and you'll understand how wrong you are.
     
  7. sekta

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    Does anyone know why they have completely dropped AMD APP/VCE support in all of their latest drivers?

    What are you babbling about? How else does a video get upscaled/downscaled to the resolution of the monitor? VSR is a simple bilinear scaler. Exactly the same as what most video renderers do.
     
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  8. Passus

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    oh AMD,

    thanks for the driver but why state that the 280's are now supported for vsr but neglect to say that it works on HDMI only!?

    with the reg keys i could easily add the vsr enabled resolutions to my games on cat 15.3 to 15.6 now you broke it for me on vga :(

    i do see the framerate options but to only go as low as 55fps makes it useless for A LOT of people
     
  9. sekta

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    Th framerate control doesn't seem to work for me. I ticked the box, set to 95, clicked apply, opened Osu! (DirectX 9) and it was running at 2000fps.

    edit: Nevermind, apparently FRTC only works on DirectX 10 +.
     
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  10. Passus

    Passus Maha Guru

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    dude don't be another 1 of those "i have to be right" noobs

    don't act like an ass and jump on people who see things different than you, there are some other guys on here who do the same that i have noticed that have the "my way or the high way" mentality

    just dont be a douche :)
     

  11. N0bodyOfTheGoat

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    Another user here with no VSR option through normal installation on Windows 10 preview 10162.

    I noticed similar reports from 78xx users posted overnight and my R7 265 is basically a rebadged 7850 IIRC (which is why it can Crossfire with my better half's MSI 7850).

    Maybe the VSR registry tool works? It worked in other recent official AMD driver releases, including 15.6 (just didn't give me the performance I knew was possible in pCARS with other drivers, so it was uninstalled).

    DVI output on card> VGA converter> VGA input on monitor on my PLE2403WS.

    Will try DVI to HDMI input on LG tv later.

    Edit: VSR tool not working after running CCC just before running the two batch files.

    Scaling options are messed up, I had to select 1280x800 to finally unlock other scaling options from "fit to full screen" to "use correct ratio." After selecting the ratio option, the options are greyed out and despite showing the slector icon by "fit to full screen," it seems to be using "correct ratio."
     
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  12. oGow89

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    Lol you must be DP'ing your babes with them hands. Also your hands must make your thing look smaller :banana:
     
  13. rafaelluik

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    It's only for DX 10 or higher.
     
  14. MatrixNetrunner

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    GCN 1.0 does not support DX12 feature level 12.0, they support DX12 feature level 11.1. MS changed one requirement,a and it is something minor, but that's the way it is.

    DX 12 HW support article 1:http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/207598-demystifying-directx-12-support-what-amd-intel-and-nvidia-do-and-dont-deliver

    Article 2: http://www.bitsandchips.it/52-english-news/5661-clarifications-about-tier-and-feature-levels-of-the-directx-12
     
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  15. joe187

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    Nothing really exciting here, coming off of 15.200.0.0 by asder, these give about the same bench scores, slightly better even.

    And here also, VSR option not showing. But i don't care, drivers are solid and fast otherwise. (win8.1-x64 DVI-CABLE)
     

  16. MatrixNetrunner

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    I completely forgot about 290s initial support for VSR. You are correct in that.

    In any case, they should have enabled it in one of betas, just so people could try it out and let them know there are some issues to fix when selecting VSR resolutions.
     
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    Well, I will give AMD credit here this time. In terms of performance, this is the best driver I have used on my R9 290 to date. I am rather impressed. Games are very smooth as well. There is no hitching or mini stutter happening at all. I am really impressed. This one is definitely a keeper.
     
  18. sammarbella

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    This is a reply to a user saying VSR improves the image in his TV from cable TV streaming using an HTPC.

    This is a complete nonsense.

    I spent almost an hour writing a complete explanation for the four question i posted and when i was finishing i suffered a power cut.

    And that's not a joke.

    If you know the reply to the 4 question you know that VSR downsampling can't be applied to an already existing video streaming and improves his quality but only to a PC video game.

    When we reproduce a video streaming or play a video file we are not creating it, we are reproducing a previously created content at a fixed resolution adapting it (if necesary) to the monitor/TV resolution where we watch it, upscaling or downscaling it.NEVER BOTH AT THE SAME TIME.

    This never improves the quality of the image.

    VSR is a technique used to improve the image quality of a PC video game generating (creating) an image data (pixels) at an arbitrary higher resolution and downscaling it to the monitor/TV resolution.

    Both images should have the same aspect ratio for better results.

    This technique IMPROVES the image quality compared to simply generating a matching resolution for the monitor/TV we use.

    This occurs because we had a final image with softened jaggies compared to an image straighly generated at the monitor/TV res.

    The higher image res has REAL higher resolution data not interpolated or extrapolated as in the case of a video streaming.

    I.E. If we have a 1080p monitor using VSR we generate a REAL 4K image in the GPU and then by interpolation of this REAL 4K image data we generate a 1080p image and send it to the monitor.

    The resulting image has more quality than simply generating a 1080p image and sending it to the monitor because the image we sent has less jaggies because we applied an anti-aliasing technique, a "brute force" AA.

    It's not so good looking as watching the internal 4K image in a real 4K monitor but it's still better than a straight generated 1080p image.

    This can't be done with video streaming images: there is no improvement of quality.

    This is quite obvious when we see SD content on a HD TV (if bigger worst) or when we see 4K content in a HD TV. the 4K content doesn't look better in the SD TV by downscaling.

    It was not my intention at all, i simply wanted to avoid a very long and bad redacted post by me.

    Simply answering the 4 questions can solve the discussion.

    :)
     
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    Really hoped for an Elite Dangerous crossfire profile but considering all the goodies in this release AMD is to be commended for this one for sure.
     
  20. Vinnie

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    Good work AMD! Driver release seems to be back on schedule again. :D
     

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