Latest AMD drivers


#61

And the first january drivers are available!

Fixes for Dishonored 2 and Paragon

There’s a bunch more fixes listed in release notes linked in original post ^

Unless someone tells me otherwise, AMD’s new term for “beta” is “optional”. It used to be “hotfix”. So I have listed this on as beta.


#62

gord0 said in Latest AMD drivers:

And the first january drivers are available!

Fixes for Dishonored 2 and Paragon

There’s a bunch more fixes listed in release notes linked in original post ^

Unless someone tells me otherwise, AMD’s new term for “beta” is “optional”. It used to be “hotfix”. So I have listed this on as beta.

I think this a better swap in terminology. As far as I know Beta drivers still exist & the “optional”/“hotfix” ones are primarily to combat the “AMD drivers suck” mentality that still persists. This allows them to update regularly for new games & bugs without overhauling everything. In my opinion they’re doing it the right way. A full driver overhaul (like they did for ReLive) should be major & infrequent.

Also naming it “optional” is a step up from the competition whose driver updates are constant & in your face. I got rid of GeForce Experience for that, amongst other reasons. Happy to simply look through driver updates when I need to as opposed to being bashed about the face with requests every time I start the PC.


#63

Sgt_T8ie said in Latest AMD drivers:

gord0 said in Latest AMD drivers:

And the first january drivers are available!

Fixes for Dishonored 2 and Paragon

There’s a bunch more fixes listed in release notes linked in original post ^

Unless someone tells me otherwise, AMD’s new term for “beta” is “optional”. It used to be “hotfix”. So I have listed this on as beta.

I think this a better swap in terminology. As far as I know Beta drivers still exist & the “optional”/“hotfix” ones are primarily to combat the “AMD drivers suck” mentality that still persists. This allows them to update regularly for new games & bugs without overhauling everything. In my opinion they’re doing it the right way. A full driver overhaul (like they did for ReLive) should be major & infrequent.

Also naming it “optional” is a step up from the competition whose driver updates are constant & in your face. I got rid of GeForce Experience for that, amongst other reasons. Happy to simply look through driver updates when I need to as opposed to being bashed about the face with requests every time I start the PC.

They didn’t change anything in how they develop drivers. They just call “beta” “optional” now. There’s no “overhaul” when they make “official” drivers. It’s all incremental. “Official” just means they beta tested it enough that they feel safe in calling it “official”.


#64

gord0 good to know, Thanks.


#65

Sorta like how game stores now call “used” games “recycled” games. It just sounds nicer, but means the same.


#66

gord0 Yeah - I just thought the Beta’s still existed & the they changed the name of hotfix, because you “fix” something that is broken :slight_smile: hotfixes used to be game dependent, so you could choose not to implement? Or am I remembering incorrectly?


#67

Sgt_T8ie said in Latest AMD drivers:

gord0 Yeah - I just thought the Beta’s still existed & the they changed the name of hotfix, because you “fix” something that is broken :slight_smile: hotfixes used to be game dependent, so you could choose not to implement? Or am I remembering incorrectly?

At one point they had both “betas” and “hotfixes”, then they stopped using the term “beta”. Either way in any piece of software something is always “broken”, and all updates are “fixes”. Either way they’re both betas as they won’t call them “official”.


#68

You’ll also notice when then newest driver is “official”, they don’t list a “beta/hotfix/optional” on their page.


#69

What’s the program called to remove old drivers? I know I have it on my computer but don’t recall the name of it. Thank you and downloading now.


#70

Sir_diealot said in Latest AMD drivers:

What’s the program called to remove old drivers? I know I have it on my computer but don’t recall the name of it. Thank you and downloading now.

DDU = Display Driver Uninstaller. I get mine via Guru3D


#71

Sgt_T8ie said in Latest AMD drivers:

Display Driver Uninstaller

That’s it, thanks.


#72

I noticed the AMD installer now has a “clean install” option. I haven’t tried it, but it might do the trick as well.


#73

New one! Fixes for Conan Exiles Beta, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Beta, Diablo III, FIFA 17, Watch_Dogs 2, Paragon, and Forza Horizon 3. Also a handful of other general fixes. See release notes ^


#74

Latest has improvements for For Honor, Sniper Elite 4, CSGO, DayZ, Civ VI, and GRID Autosport. See release notes for more info ^


#75

gord0 Thanks for letting us know!


#76

I’m also now going to start putting two links, one for beta and one for official. AMD has started declaring old betas as new officials, so this way we’ll also be able to track the official in addition to beta.


#77

Would also be nice to have a button to goto first post, the thread is large enough now that it takes multiple loads to get back to the top for the release notes links.


#78

gord0 I have mine set up to page the threads every X posts. Then I can just click the go to first page arrow. Give it a shot!


#79

gord0 said in Latest AMD drivers:

Would also be nice to have a button to goto first post, the thread is large enough now that it takes multiple loads to get back to the top for the release notes links.

You should be able to hit the double up arrow on the top of the page. It brings you to the top

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#80

teh_g said in Latest AMD drivers:

gord0 said in Latest AMD drivers:

Would also be nice to have a button to goto first post, the thread is large enough now that it takes multiple loads to get back to the top for the release notes links.

You should be able to hit the double up arrow on the top of the page. It brings you to the top

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Ah thx, didn’t notice that : ]