Happy New Year to everyone out there! It’s been a while since the last release. This is because of too much work and too less spare time. Therefor I had to decide how to go on with mXDriver in 2017. The good part, mXDriver will also see new releases in 2017! But I need to reduce the amount of time invested in this (spare time) project, so I decided to only release for Windows 10 64-Bit from now on and skip support for older GPUs e.g. AMD’s Radeon HD 6770M. This helps keeping mXDriver alive. I hope those of you who are using pre-Windows 10 OSes or Radeon HD6770M are not to mad about it and might consider switching to Windows 10 64-Bit or are lucky to get a newer Mac.
So here it is 2017’s first release of mXDriver based on December’s Radeon Crimson ReLive Edition 16.12.2. mXDriver 16.12.2 brings the usual optimizations from AMD (newly supported games and bugfixes). Vulkan support is also included and gives Doom a big fps boost. Please note: Newer versions of the Vulkan API (1.0.26+) don’t work with the Vulkan Stardust Demo although other applications like Doom work great in Vulkan mode.
If you have troubles running a Vulkan application, which ran with mXDriver 16.9.1 Reloaded (Vulkan API 1.0.21), than it should be sufficient if you replace amdvlk64.dll in C:\Windows\System32 with an older version. mXDriver 16.12.2 comes with version 1.0.26 of amdvlk64.dll, to get version 1.0.21 of amdvlk64.dll you can just use the file from mXDriver 16.9.1 Reloaded. The file is located in the ZIP-Archive under Packages/Drivers/Display/WT6A_INF/B******/ (the * are placeholders for a sequence numbers which change with every release). If this advice does not help you please let me know in the comments section.
For a more detailed look into the changes of 16.12.2 please see the changelog.
KEEP IN MIND INSTALLING AND USING THE DRIVER IS AT YOUR OWN RISK! I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES! PLEASE BACKUP YOUR STUFF PRIOR INSTALLING THE DRIVER!
For prerequisities and installation details please see the mXDriver Howto.
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