AMD FirePro™ Unified Driver 15.301.2601 Release Notes

Article Number: RN-WIN-FIREPRO-UNIFIED-15.301.2601

AMD FirePro™ professional graphics cards are designed to accelerate 3D and server workstation applications. With certification on certain leading computer aided design (CAD), media and entertainment (M&E) and architecture/engineering/construction (AEC) applications, AMD FirePro is the high performance choice for graphics professionals. These release notes provide information on the AMD FirePro Unified Driver version 15.301.2601.1002.

AMD FirePro Driver Release 15.301.2601.1002 Highlights

  • Up to a 31% performance improvement in CATiA1 and Siemens NX2 compared to AMD FirePro driver release 14.502.1019.
  • Up to a 29% performance improvement in Creo3 compared to AMD FirePro driver release 14.502.1019.
  • This driver has undergone months of workstation-focused testing with leading OEM platforms, and specific testing to enable certification with certain leading applications, including CATIA, PTC Creo, Siemens NX, and SOLIDWORKS.

AMD FirePro™ Professional Graphics Technologies

Discover key innovations packed into AMD FirePro Professional Graphics here:

http://www.amd.com/en-us/innovations/software-technologies/firepro-graphics


Fixed Issues

  • ​The software update functionality within FirePro Settings may pick up a non-workstation driver. [98193]
  • Rare timeout (TDR) has been observed while resizing the video window within workspaces of video editing software. [88211]
  • Creo 3.0 Material Analysis functionality may fail. [90067]
  • Log file produces zeros for certain tests in SPEC benchmarks. [89012]
  • AMD FirePro™ branding changes for the driver installer. [86791]
  • On Windows 8.1 Solidworks Performance Test 2016 may crash after a while, referencing "atio6axx.dll". [84642]
  • AutoDesk Maya 2015/2016 – Marquee may not be useable in Object Mode. [86815]
  • SolidWorks 2015 – Steamlines in Flow Simulation plugins have been observed to be missing in some instances. [82732]

Known Issues

  • Specific workstation build information may not be visible in FirePro Settings within the System > Software tab. [97460]
  • When Driver Verifier is running, Blu-ray discs may not play in PowerDVD in certain system configurations. [97823]

NOTE: 
This driver is not intended for use on AMD FirePro™ products running in Apple Boot Camp platforms. Users of these platforms should contact their system manufacturer for driver support.

When installing the AMD FirePro™ 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™ Unified Driver 15.301.2601.1002.

AMD FirePro™ Unified Driver 15.301.2601.1002 requires Windows® 7 Service Pack 1 (or subsequent Service Packs) must be installed.


Product Compatibility
AMD FirePro™​ Unified Driver-15.301.2601.1002 is compatible with the following Workstation Graphics products.

AMD FirePro™ Product Family Compatibility
AMD FirePro™ W-Series
AMD FirePro™ S4000X         AMD FirePro™ S7000AMD FirePro™ S9000AMD FirePro™ S9050
AMD FirePro™ S9100AMD FirePro™ S9150AMD FirePro™ S10000 
AMD Radeon™ Sky-Series
AMD FirePro™​ R5000



Compatible Operating Systems
AMD FirePro™ Unified Driver-15.301.2601.1002 is designed to support the following Microsoft® Windows® platforms. Operating System support may vary depending on your specific AMD FirePro™​ product.

  • ​Windows® 10 (32 & 64-bit version)
  • Windows® 8.1 (32 & 64-bit version)
  • Windows® 7 (32 & 64-bit version with SP1 or higher)​

Footnotes

  1. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of July 1st, 2016 on  a test system comprising of Intel E5-1650 v3 3.50GHz, 16GB RAM, Win7 64-bit SP1AMD FirePro™ W7100, software drivers 15.301.2601.1002 and 14.502.1019 for SPEC benchmarks (SPECapc and SPECviewperf).  On 15.301.2601.1002 for SPECviewperf 12.0.2 Catia-04, AMD FirePro™ W7100 scored 75.21.  On the same system, using 14.502.1019 AMD FirePro™ W7100 scored 57.33.  OEM Workstation platforms may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. Test results are not average and may vary.

  2. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of July 1st, 2016 on a test system comprising of Intel E5-1650 v3 3.50GHz, 16GB RAM, Win7 64-bit SP1AMD FirePro™ W7100, software drivers 15.301.2601.1002 and 14.502.1019 for SPEC benchmarks (SPECapc and SPECviewperf).  On 15.301.2601.1002 for SPECapc PLM NX 8.5, AMD FirePro™ W7100 scored 5.87.  On the same system, using 14.502.1019 AMD FirePro™ W7100 scored 4.47.  OEM Workstation platforms may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. Test results are not average and may vary.

  3. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of July 1st, 2016 on a test system comprising of Intel E5-1650 v3 3.50GHz, 16GB RAM, Win7 64-bit SP1AMD FirePro™ W7100, software drivers 15.301.2601.1002 and 14.502.1019 for SPEC benchmarks (SPECapc and SPECviewperf).  On 15.301.2601.1002 for SPECapc PTC Creo 3.0, AMD FirePro™ W7100 scored 7.13.  On the same system, using 14.502.1019 AMD FirePro™ W7100 scored 5.54.  OEM Workstation platforms may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. Test results are not average and may vary. 

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