In a manner that appears it may be building momentum, AMD has released another new driver update. As this is a point driver release the changes aren't immense, but AMD has pushed through some stability fixes along with some other improvements to prep their drivers for some forthcoming game releases. As always these are all welcome news items.

First off there are a few notes on Ashes of the Singularity. Along with providing performance and quality optimizations there is also a fixed issue with a 'Driver has stopped responding' error showing up while playing in DirectX 12 mode.  AMD does note however that there still remains issues with the game crashing on some AMD 300 series GPUs and Ashes of the Singularity may fail to launch on some 2GB cards.

For Star Wars: Battlefront high performance graphics can now be used on devices running switchable graphics. AMD is also aware of a small number of users who are experiencing crashes with GTA V on some AMD Radeon R9 390X GPUs. Some changes have been made that should resolve the issue and they will continue to monitor user feedback on the problem.

On the stability front AMD has brought fixes for a couple of TDR errors which caused a crash when toggling between minimized and maximized mode while viewing 4K YouTube content or running the Unreal Engine 4 DirectX benchmark. Additionally playback issues with both MPEG2 and intermittent playback issues in Cyberlink PowerDVD when connected to  a 3D display through HDMI have both been resolved. Lastly there was a problem with driver installation halting on some configurations that is now fixed.

Those interested in reading more or installing the drivers for AMD's desktop, mobile, and integrated GPUs can find them on AMD's Catalyst beta download page.

Source: AMD

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  • MartinT - Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - link

    Will this finally fix the display corruption that has plagued the 15.x tree when downclocking the memory?

    Not holding my breath.
  • tamalero - Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - link

    are you 100% sure its not your video card? havent had that bug since the 15.4
    also, are you using dual monitors or single?
  • tamalero - Monday, October 26, 2015 - link

    Why would you downclock the memory too much?
    There are minimums for each card/memory to drive up an screen, even higher when using 2.
  • Morawka - Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - link

    So AMD's Game Ready Driver for Star Wars Battlefront comes late after the Beta has ended..

    This is exactly why i preach about Nvidia's superior Drivers being a perk of buying Nvidia
  • RussianSensation - Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - link

    What's the difference if their 1st Beta driver allowed excellent performance? Your comment hardly makes any sense in practice wrt to SW BF:

    As far as you preaching NV's driver superiority, if AMD drivers are so bad, why is it they have the best price/performance and class leading performance in all categories on the desktop from $80 to $550 levels?

    You can preach gospel all you want but it doesn't add up to reality.

    Even dual SLI vs. CF, your statement is still gospel as both SLI/CF have issues depending on the game:

    AMD's single GPU drivers are rock solid, have never killed a desktop or mobile GPU via driver update either, had Full color RGB over HDMI available for more than a decade. Let's be objective at least.
  • D. Lister - Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - link

    It takes guts to make such claims, considering the state AMD is in. Well okay, maybe not guts, but it does take something... and a lot of it.
  • Horza - Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - link

    I don't see you refuting any of them just some mindless snark.
  • D. Lister - Thursday, October 15, 2015 - link

    lol, of course you don't, "subtlety" is inherently less accessible.
  • piiman - Saturday, October 17, 2015 - link

    Not to mention the fact that you indeed did NOT refute a single thing. Face it, you're just being a fanboy
  • RussianSensation - Friday, October 16, 2015 - link

    I don't understand the point of your post. AMD's drivers for single GPUs have allowed GCN to not only wipe out all the advantage Kepler GPUs have had over the last 3 years but cards like 380 and 390 are beating their direct competitors - 960 and 970. Again, if AMD's drivers were so "terribad", how is that possible?

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