AMD Catalyst Graphics Driver 15.7.1 for Windows 8.1

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This driver builds on the improvements and optimizations provided with the AMD Catalyst 15.7​ driver. This particular software suite updates the AMD Catalyst Display Driver and the AMD Catalyst Control Center. This unified driver has been updated, and is designed to provide enhanced performance and reliability.NOTES - This driver is not intended for use on AMD products running in Apple Boot Camp platforms. Users of these platforms should contact their manufacturer for driver assistance.
- When installing the AMD Catalyst Driver for Windows operating system, the user must be logged on as Administrator, or have Administrator rights to complete the installation of the AMD Catalyst Driver.
- The AMD Catalyst 15.7.1 Software Suite requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to be installed.
- The AMD Catalyst 15.7.1 Software Suite requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 to be installed. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 is included in all AMD Catalyst packages.
AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility - ​​​AMD Radeon R9 Fury Series
- ​AMD Radeon R9 300 Series
- ​AMD Radeon R9 200 Series
- ​​AMD Radeon R7 300 Series
- ​AMD Radeon R7 200 Series
- ​​​AMD Radeon R5 230 Series
- AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series
- AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series
- ​AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series
- ​ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series
AMD All-In-One Desktop Product Family Compatibility - AMD Radeon HD 7600A Series
- AMD Radeon HD 7450A Series
- AMD Radeon HD 6600A Series
- AMD Radeon HD 6350A Series
AMD APU Product Family Compatibility - "Kaveri", "Godavari", and "Carrizo" series APUs are only supported by AMD Catalyst 15.7.1 on Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit), Windows 8.1 64-bit and Windows 10 (64-bit).
AMD Desktop APU Product Family Compatibility - A-Series with AMD Radeon R7 Graphics
- A-Series with AMD Radeon R6 Graphics
- A-Series with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics
- ​A-Series with AMD Radeon R4 Graphics
- A-Series with AMD Radeon R3 Graphics
- ​FX-8800P with AMD Radeon​ R7 Graphics
- E-Series AMD with Radeon R2 Graphics
AMD mobile APU Product Family Compatibility - AMD Radeon HD 8000D Series
- AMD Radeon HD 7000D Series
- AMD Radeon HD 6000D Series
- ​AMD Radeon HD 8000G Series
- AMD Radeon HD 7000G Series
- ​AMD Radeon HD 6000G Series
AMD Mobility Radeon Family Compatibility - ​AMD Radeon R9 M300 Series
- ​AMD Radeon R7 M300 Series
- ​AMD Radeon R5 M300 Series
- AMD Radeon R9 M200 Series
- AMD Radeon R7 M200 Series
- ​AMD Radeon R5 M200 Series
- ​AMD Radeon HD 8000M Series
- AMD Radeon HD 7000M Series
- AMD Radeon HD 6000M Series
- ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series
Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 15.7.1 Windows Driver   Windows 10 Support - This driver provides support for Windows 10 as well as full WDDM 2.0 and DirectX 12 support which is available on all AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) products, - AMD Radeon HD 7000 and newer graphics products.
​Virtual Super Resolution (VSR) - VSR provides image quality enhancements to games and Windows desktop users by rendering images at a higher resolution and then down-scaling the same.

VSR support has now been extended to the following products:
- AMD Radeon R9 Fury Series
- ​AMD Radeon R9 390 Series
- AMD Radeon R9 380 Series
- AMD Radeon R7 370 Series
- ​AMD Radeon R7 360 Series
- AMD Radeon R9 295X2
- ​​​AMD Radeon R9 290 Series
- AMD Radeon R9 280 Series
- AMD Radeon R9 270 Series
- ​AMD Radeon R7 260 Series
- ​AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
- ​AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
- ​AMD Radeon HD 7790 Series
- Desktop A-Series 7400K APUs and above
Frame Rate Target Control (FRTC) - FRTC allows the user to set a maximum frame rate when playing an application in full screen exclusive mode.

This feature provides the following benefits:
- Reduced GPU power consumption
- Reduced system heat
- Lower fan speeds and less noise

This feature is supported on applications using DirectX 10 or DirectX 11 and on the following AMD graphics products:
- ​AMD Radeon R9 Fury Series
- ​AMD Radeon R9 390 Series
- AMD Radeon R9 380 Series
- AMD Radeon R7 370 Series
- ​AMD Radeon R7 360 Series
- ​AMD Radeon R9 295X2
- ​AMD Radeon R9 290 Series
- ​AMD Radeon R9 280 Series
- AMD Radeon R9 270 Series
- AMD Radeon R7 260 Series
- ​AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
- AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
- ​​AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
AMD FreeSync and AMD CrossFire Support - ​​AMD FreeSync and AMD CrossFire can now be used together in applications using DirectX 10 or DirectX 11. Please note, this feature is currently not supported on systems configured in AMD Dual Graphics mode.
Performance Optimizations - Counter-Strike : Global Offensive - Profile change to reduce Flip Queue Size - improves the latest positional information from the keyboard and mouse.
Resolved Issues: - [421165] Battlefield Hardline becomes unresponsive after toggling the in-game Vsync option.
- [422261] Mantle based application may crash when system is woken from sleep mode
- [422291] Battlefield 4 may crash if run in Mantle mode with AMD Crossfire enabled
- [422273] A crash may be experienced on some AMD Radeon R9 300 series products while running the Unigene benchmark
- [422249] A 'missing Dll' error message may be experienced while doing an express uninstall of the current driver
- [421444] Transcoded clips may fail to play on some Drag and Drop devices
- [422853] Some systems experience a minor performance drop from 15.15 to 15.20 in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt with HairWorks enabled
- [422800] Some "Kaveri" APU-based systems may experience minor performance drop on PCMark8 Video Group Chat & Casual Gaming tests
- [422797] Display profiles are not retained after driver upgrade from 14.502 to 15.20
- [422249] DLL missing popup message may be encountered when performing an express uninstall of the display driver. This will not impact the uninstall process
- [422342] Cyberlink PowerDVD plays 3D content in 2D mode
- [421570] Audio driver is banged out for non-primary ASIC after enabling CF and rebooting system
- [422675] Intermittent BSOD occurs when launching a race in Dirt Rally
- [422621] With quad AMD CrossFire mode enabled, TDR or blank display occurs when launching DirectX 9 application in full screen
- [419871] BSOD observed when performing an express uninstall of the display driver in 4K resolution
- [422671] Flickering corruption may occur in Dirt Rally with Advanced Blending enabled
- [422672] Flickering corruption may occur in Dirt Rally when changing settings during gameplay
- [422056] 3DMark Farandole may crash when AMD Mantle is selected from the test suite
Known Issues: ​​ - [424127] The Firefox browser may crash while opening multiple tabs (2 or more)
- Disabling hardware acceleration or opening multiple windows instead of multiple tabs is a temporary workaround solution
- [423536] F1 2015 may experience poor AMD Crossfire scaling
- [423976] GTA V may crash on extended gameplay on some AMD Radeon R9 300 series products
- [423982] Grid: Autosport and Batman: Arkham Knight may not launch on some Intel+AMD configurations
- [423651] Applying Video Quality (VQ) settings while playing Flash/HTML5 content may result in screen flicker
- [420370] The Frame Rate option is erroneously displayed in the AMD Catalyst Control Center Performance Tab for systems with Intel processors and AMD GPUs.
- [423656] A Blue Screen error may be encountered on some AMD Radeon R9 300 series products if AMD Crossfire is enabled/disabled while BluRay or DVD playback is in progress
- [423520] AMD Dual Graphics may not be available on some AMD A10-5750M-equipped laptops
- [423824] Unable to create an SLS in Eyefinity if a 5K display is part of the SLS.
- [423759] Fill SLS mode will not apply when 2560x1600 resolution and 2560x1440 resolution displays are used
- [423378] Dirt Rally may show corruption in game textures after installing the V500 game update
- [423969] System may hang while running the 3D Mark 2011 benchmark in a loop on some AMD Radeon R9 200 series products.
- [422748] Battlefield Hardline may experience stuttering during game play
- [422806] Battlefield Hardline crashes on pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del while running in AMD Mantle mode
- [423311] A TDR error may be experienced when running the Windows Metro camera application.
- [422944] Fire in Total War : Attila may experience corruption when in AMD CrossFire mode
- [422291] Battlefield 4 triggers TDR and crash when running in AMD Mantle mode
- [421719] Flickering and intermittent display blanking out with LG31MU97 if resolution is set above 1920x1080
- [422674] Corruption may occur in Dirt Rally with CMAA enabled with Portrait SLS and AMD CrossFire mode enabled
- [421388] AMD Radeon R9 390 Series may experience screen corruption in 3Dmark11 "Deep Sea" Demo
- [422623] Rage: In game cinematic may stutter when quad AMD Crossfire mode is enabled
- [421110] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Corruption may be observed when AA is enabled in AMD Crossfire mode
​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.​
About Graphics Drivers: While installing the graphics driver allows the system to properly recognize the chipset and the card manufacturer, updating the video driver can bring about various changes.

It can improve the overall graphics experience and performance in either games or various engineering software applications, include support for newly developed technologies, add compatibility with newer GPU chipsets, or resolve different problems that might have been encountered.

When it comes to applying this release, the installation steps should be a breeze, as each manufacturer tries to make them as easy as possible so that each user can update the GPU on their own and with minimum risks (however, check to see if this download supports your graphics chipset).

Therefore, get the package (extract it if necessary), run the setup, follow the on-screen instructions for a complete and successful installation, and make sure you reboot the system so that the changes take effect.

That being said, download the driver, apply it on your system, and enjoy your newly updated graphics card. Moreover, check with our website as often as possible in order to stay up to speed with the latest releases. 

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