mXDriver 16.12.2 -New Year, New Release, New Year’s Pledge

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. Read more mXDriver 16.12.2 -New Year, New Release, New Year’s Pledge

mXDriver 16.11.5. for all 64-Bit platforms since Windows 7

mXDriver 16.11.5 is based on AMD’s Radeon Crimson 16.11.5  and brings the usual optimizations from AMD (newly supported games and bugfixes). On my dual D700’s with Windows 10 64-Bit it’s working flawlessly. 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 16.11.5 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. Read more mXDriver 16.11.5. for all 64-Bit platforms since Windows 7

mXDriver 16.11.4 out

This release took some time as I was busy with other things. mXDriver 16.11.4 is based on AMD’s Radeon Crimson 16.11.4  and brings the usual optimizations from AMD (newly supported games and bugfixes). On my dual D700’s it’s working flawlessly. 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 16.11.4 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. Read more mXDriver 16.11.4 out

mXDriver 16.11.1 based on Crimson 16.11.1 for Windows 8.1 and 10

mXDriver 16.11.1 is based on AMD’s Radeon Crimson 16.11.1  and brings support for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered. It also has bugfixes so I recommend you upgrade. On my dual D700’s it’s working flawlessly. 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 16.11.1 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.

This version of mXDriver also re-introduces Windows 8.1 (64-Bit) support as it was requested by the community. I don’t have a system to test the Windows 8.1 mXDriver so please give feedback! This release also has support for AMD Radeon HD 6750M and 6970M, please support any problems.

For a more detailed look into the changes of 16.11.1 please see the changelog.

Read more mXDriver 16.11.1 based on Crimson 16.11.1 for Windows 8.1 and 10

16.10.2 with Battlefield 1 and Vulkan support

mXDriver 16.10.2 is based on AMD’s Radeon Crimson 16.10.2 for Windows 10 (64 Bit) and brings support for Battlefield 1, Civilization VI and several other games. It also brings some bugfixes so I recommend you upgrade. On my dual D700’s it’s working flawlessly. Vulkan support is also included and runs perfectly with Doom. In a non-crossfire configuration I get approx. 30 fps more with Vulkan than with OpenGL 4.5, that’s impressive! What I recognized is that 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 16.10.2 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 16.10.2 please see the changelog.

Read more 16.10.2 with Battlefield 1 and Vulkan support