mXDriver 16.8.1 for Boot Camp

mXDriver 16.8.1 is out and based on AMD Radeon Crimson 16.8.1. Details to the fixes and optimizations offers AMD at its website.

mXDriver 16.8.1 supports AMD Graphics powered Mac Pros (2013+). Retina iMac and MacBook Pro (2015+) support is currently experimental and might not work! To see all supported GPUs please see listing below.

mXDriver 16.8.1 was made specifically for Mac users running Windows in a Boot Camp environment therefor mXDriver support for Non-Mac-Graphics is limited. Installing mXDriver on systems other than Apple systems is NOT RECOMMENDED.

Currently only FirePros (D300, D500 and D700) seem to work properly other Apple branded GPUs are experimental.

Supported GPUs by mXDriver:

Mac Pro
D300, D500, D700
iMac
M290X, M295X, M380, M390 (experimental)
MacBook Pro
M370X (experimental)

Please 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 installation your Windows needs to be in Testsigning Mode otherwise installation will fail!
For prerequisities and installation details please see the mXDriver Howto.

Download: mXDriver-16.8.1-64Bit-Win10

SHA1 Checksum: e028c756cd57ec19a82c5e00e0ba34f2b0230277

24 comments on “mXDriver 16.8.1 for Boot Camp

  1. Hi,

    I tried following the instructions to install the driver through the HowTo and successfully uninstalled the driver I had using DDU. But when trying to install the new driver through the setup, it doesn’t actually install a new driver at all, nor is there an option for a driver in the select screen. The only options in the select screen are the AMD install manager and the Evolved software. Any help?

      • To clarify, I do own a M370X. I was able to find an AMD display driver when running the installer but it’s not trying to update the AMD display driver to the latest version (16.8.1), instead it’s updating it to version 16.3.2. I’m on Windows 10 Enterprise

  2. Maybe a bizar solution but for me this worked today on an iMac 5K with M395X; for the first time I can play “Forza Motorsport 6: Apex” with no problems. Also tested a few other games and 3Dmark. (TimeSpy score went from 1978 to 2568). New radeon settings application also runs fine.
    I ‘merged’ the original driver with the newest AMD driver (16.8.1). After this procedure device manager still shows the old driver version number but the new driver files are installed and seem to be working fine, even after a reboot

    – download original AMD/Apple bootcamp driver (15.301)
    – download and install latest MXdriver (16.8.1) but do not select the Radeon driver, install all other components
    – download newest 16.8.1 driver from AMD
    – Extract original Apple driver and navigate to the folder “Packages\Drivers\Display\WT6A_INF\B299426” (this folder contains the uncompressed display driver files)
    – Extract new AMD driver and navigate to the folder “Packages\Drivers\Display\WT6A_INF\B305570” that contains compressed display driver files
    – uncompress all the files with an .xx_ extension in the same folder (use 7zip)
    – copy and overwrite all the files from the new AMD driver folder to the original Apple driver folder
    – uninstall the Apple display driver in Windows device manager (can take some time) until device manager shows microsoft basic display adapter
    – choose update driver and navigate manually to the inf file in WT6A_INF folder from the original apple driver

    • Hi zoda, that’s very interesting! I will incorporate these changes in the next driver for the community to test. Thanks for your help it is much appreciated!

    • I’m going to try this little trick tonight on my 5K iMac and see if I can get it going. If this works, I will be so happy.

    • Hi Zoda, I’m trying out your method now, but I cant find any files with the extension .xx? Am I being stupid or missing something?

    • Ignore my previous comment, I realised xx was placeholder! I’ve done what you’ve said and it seems to have worked, but in device manager it still says 15.301 is installed and forza still won’t let me play?

      • When forza starts and give the incorrect driver error u can bypass this block by holding “Page Up” while selecting the Quit button

        • Yeah I knew that, but because the driver was loading it wasn’t even letting me in after that!

        • I can’t seem to load any of my games anymore, things like doom and rise of the tomb raider crash the whole machine and I have to restart it. I’ve rolled back the drivers and it’s still the same :-/

          • That’s weird. I’ve had no issues at all yet. Tested No Man’s Sky, GTA V, Fallout 4. All on Ultra/Very High settings and I’m getting between 40-60FPS at 1080p.

            I’d maybe try from scratch again and see if it continues. I’ll report back if anything happens!

          • Yeah those games you mentioned still work, but doom, just cause 3 and rise of the tomb raider crash the system. Does anyone see any similarities?

    • Another quick fire comment! It’s installed, but I’m getting the error

      Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source. (Code 52)

      Even though I have windows in test mode and driver signature enforcement off :-/ Any ideas on this?

      • After I uninstalled the driver I did this and it worked. I was getting the same error.

        Press and hold the Shift key on your keyboard and click the Restart button. Choose Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings and click the Restart button. When your computer restarts you’ll see a list of options. Press F7 on your keyboard to select Disable driver signature enforcement.

        Now update the driver and it works!

        • I’ve just noticed that after a restart, it’ll go back to the deafult windows driver. How I fixed this is by downloading Winaero Tweaker (free) and setting the advanced boot options to always show on startup. So when you start up windows you’ll have to hit F7 and it should work. Small price to pay for some updated drivers on the m395x if you ask me!

          • Hi Cody,

            I eventually figured that out, it’s kind of annoying but I suppose it’s not too bad considering it finally works! I’ll give that program a go that you mentioned and see how I get on! With any luck joe can test sign the driver package for us and we won’t have to disable anything on boot

  3. Tried to instal on my Mac Pro dual D300, isn’t working, system does not see installed driver. Loaded standard Win Display Driver.End of story.

  4. Running your mx driver on my mbp 15″ and it’s radeon m370x and it’s showing 16.8.1. Thanks it works really well and is spunky as hell. Also running windows 10 preview 14366.rs1 in bootcamp.

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