AMD has announced that a new Radeon Pro and Fire Pro Unified Graphics Driver update version 17.Q3.1 is now available for download. The new update essentially fixes the display error when MGPU single-large-screen is set on the highest resolution.
Besides, the new update also improves compatibility among several 8K and WX4100 monitors while running DX applications. Also, it improves compatibility issues between WX7100 and a few 8K panels when dual DisplayPort cables are being used.
The new package supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, as well as Windows 10. It also offers support for Microsoft’s Server 2016 platform. However, the update only supports Radeon Pro Duo/WX series and FirePro S/W-range of graphics card.
To install the update, just save and run the executable file, then wait till all files have been extracted for the installation process. Also, make sure you close all unnecessary applications and processes so that all the necessary files are installed properly. You can check out the full release notes below:
FirePro and Radeon Pro graphics empower content creators and designers at many levels, from casual makers and students all the way up to seasoned professionals and enterprise workstation users.
Radeon Pro Software is certified in over 100 workstation applications covering the leading software professionals use, including Autodesk AutoCAD, Dassault CATIA, Siemens NX, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, Autodesk Maya and many more.
Addressing Enterprise Needs:
More than anyone else, enterprise workstation graphics users need predictable software release dates so they can properly plan ahead. The Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Driver addresses this need with a commitment that updates will be released on the 4th Thursday of each quarter. Future releases will follow on October 26th, 2017, January 25th, 2018, and April 26th, 2018.
Enterprise users also expect fast, robust support. Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Drivers come with Prioritized Support, meaning AMD’s goal is to work with customers, ISVs, and OEMs to provide prioritized engineering support.
Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q3 Highlights:
– Support for Windows 10 Creators Update
– Support for 8K resolution and Dell High Dynamic Range (HDR) display
– Support for Radeon Pro ReLive, AMD’s powerful professional-grade solution for high-resolution screen capture and recording.
– Support for AMD’s pioneering virtual reality LiquidVR, enabling professional VR workflows on Radeon VR Ready Creator graphics cards.
– With DirectX 12 and Vulkan support, the Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q3 is designed to be ready for the coming real-time game engine professional workflow revolution. Tools such as Unreal Engine and Unity are being used by professionals for real-time previz storyboarding, CAD visualization and Building Information Modeling (BIM).
– Support for Windows 10 Device Guard, enabling users to lock down applications that are trusted on the device, helping increase protection from malware.
– External monitor auto switch issue when plugging in mDP/HDMI/DVI/DP port on SG/Spec graphics mode
– Audio output compatibility issue in certain 8K panels with WX7100 when dual DisplayPort cables are plugged in
– VR support for VRED is added
– Compatibility issues for WX4100 with certain 8K monitors when running DX applications at full resolution
– Unexpected display behaviors when MGPU single-large-screen is set to max resolution
– Frame lock running at lower than expected frame rate occasionally
– Unexpected behaviors in MGPU single-large-screen with Windows 10
AMD FirePro and Radeon Pro Product Family Compatibility
– AMD Radeon Pro WX-series
– AMD Radeon Pro Duo
– AMD FirePro W-series
– AMD FirePro S-series
– This driver is not intended for use on AMD FireProTM or Radeon Pro products running in Apple Boot Camp platforms. Users of these platforms should contact their system manufacturer for driver support.
– When installing the AMD FirePro and Radeon Pro Unified Driver for the Windows operating system, the user must be logged on as Administrator, or have Administrator rights to complete the installation of AMD FirePro and Radeon Pro 17.8 Beta.
AMD Issue Reporting Form:
– This driver release incorporates suggestions received through the AMD Issue Reporting Form. To provide us with your feedback, visit the AMD Issue Reporting Form.
How-To Uninstall AMD Radeon Software:
– Start by opening the Control Panel
– For Windows 10/8.1, right-click on the Windows button and select Control Panel from the Context Menu
– For Windows 7, click on the Windows button and select Control Panel from the Start Menu
– In the Control Panel select Programs and Features
– Select AMD Install Manager and then click Uninstall/Change
– Check all items, and then click the Uninstall button.
– Note: If you had others versions of AMD drivers installed previously, you should get an additional prompt providing the options to remove All Versions or Current Version.
– Select All Versions to remove all AMD drivers and application components (recommended).
– Select Current Version will uninstall only the latest version of the drivers and its related components.
– The uninstall process will begin removing drivers and software components.
– Select Restart Now to complete the uninstallation process.
– To verify that the AMD Radeon Software has been removed from the system, return to the Program and Features list, and check that there are no AMD entries. If AMD specific entries are still listed, remove them using the above process.
How-To Install AMD Radeon Software:
– Ensure that any existing versions of AMD Radeon Software on the system have been uninstalled before proceeding with installing a new driver.
– Close all opened applications including anti-virus, firewall, remote-access, or webcam software before attempting the install process.
– Double-click the downloaded file and select Install to begin file extraction process.
– Note: It is recommended to use the default destination folder for installation.
– Select the desired components or keep default selection (recommended) and click Install.
– The drivers and software components will begin installing.
– Note: The screen will flicker whilst the AMD Radeon Software is being installed. If you have multiple displays, some of them may turn black for a few seconds.
– Once the drivers and software have been successfully installed, choose Restart Now
– Note: A system restart is required to complete the installation process