This article provides information on the latest posting of the AMD Radeon™ Software Beta for Vulkan™1
This driver package has been updated on
5/4/2016 with improvements and bug fixes
The AMD Radeon™ Software Beta for Vulkan™ contains the following:
The AMD Radeon™ Software Beta for Vulkan™ can be downloaded from the following links:
AMD Radeon™ Software Beta for Vulkan™ Version
16.15.2401.1001 Public Vulkan Beta.
Installing the AMD Radeon™ Software Beta for Vulkan™
For detailed instructions on how to correctly uninstall or install the AMD Radeon Software, please refer to the following support resources:
This driver is not intended for use on AMD products running in Apple Boot Camp platforms. Users of these platforms should contact their system manufacturer for driver support.
When installing the AMD Radeon™ Software Beta for Vulkan™ on the Windows® operating system, the user must be logged on as Administrator, or have Administrator rights to complete the installation of the AMD Radeon™ Software Beta for Vulkan™.
The AMD Radeon™ Software Beta for Vulkan™ requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to be installed.
AMD Product Compatibility
The AMD Radeon™ Software Beta for Vulkan™ is compatible with the following AMD products.
AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility |
|AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury Series Graphics||AMD Radeon™ R7 300 Series Graphics|
|AMD Radeon™ R9 Nano Series Graphics||AMD Radeon™ R7 200 Series Graphics|
|AMD Radeon™ R9 300 Series Graphics||AMD Radeon™ HD 8500 - HD 8900 Series Graphics|
|AMD Radeon™ R9 200 Series Graphics||AMD Radeon™ HD 7700 - HD 7900 Series Graphics|
AMD APU Product Family Compatibility
AMD APU series codenamed "Kaveri", "Godavari" and "Carrizo" are only supported by AMD Radeon™ Software Beta for Vulkan™ on Windows® 7 (32 & 64-bit), Windows® 8.1 (64-bit) and Windows® 10 (64-bit).
AMD APU Product Family Compatibility |
AMD A-Series APUs with Radeon™ R4, R5, R6, or R7 Graphics||
AMD Pro A-Series APUs with Radeon™ R5, R6, or R7 Graphics|
AMD Pro A-Series APUs with Radeon™ R5 or R7 Graphics||
AMD FX-Series APUs with Radeon™ R7 Graphics|
AMD Athlon™ Series APUs with Radeon™ R3 Graphics||
AMD E-Series APUs with Radeon™ R2 Graphics|
AMD Sempron™ Series APUs with Radeon™ R3 Graphics||
AMD Radeon™ HD 8180 - HD 8400 Series Graphics|
AMD A-Series APUs with Radeon™ R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, or R8 Graphics|
AMD Mobility Radeon™ Family Compatibility
AMD Radeon™ Software Beta for Vulkan™ is a notebook reference graphics driver with limited support for system vendor specific features.
AMD Mobility Product Family Compatibility |
|AMD Radeon™ R9 M300 Series Graphics||AMD Radeon™ R7 M200 Series Graphics|
|AMD Radeon™ R7 M300 Series Graphics||AMD Radeon™ R5 M200 Series Graphics|
|AMD Radeon™ R5 M300 Series Graphics||AMD Radeon™ HD 8500M - HD 8900M Series Graphics|
|AMD Radeon™ R9 M200 Series Graphics||AMD Radeon™ HD 7700M - HD 7900M Series Graphics|
Compatible Operating Systems
AMD Radeon™ Software Beta for Vulkan™ is designed to support the following Microsoft® Windows® platforms:
- Windows® 10 (32 & 64-bit version)
- Windows 8.1 (32 & 64-bit version)
- Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit version with SP1 or higher)
- PowerXpress Systems - Added Vulkan Support
- The Talos Principle - Potential version compatability issues addressed
- Hologram - No longer crashes on launch
Product is conformant with Vulkan™ 1.0 Specification.
- This driver is intended as beta level support for use solely with Vulkan applications and as such some Radeon Software functionality has been removed. This is including and not limited to support for other Graphics APIs, Radeon Settings and other Radeon Software driver features.
- Current comformance status can be found at https://www.khronos.org/conformance/
What is Vulkan™?
As a complement to OpenGL, descended from AMD's Mantle, and forged by the industry, Vulkan™ is a powerful low-overhead graphics API that gives software developers deep control over the performance, efficiency, and capabilities of Radeon™ GPUs and multi-core CPUs. More information on Vulkan™ can be found
here. More information on the latest AMD Vulkan™-related news can be found
- Windows re-sizing in some applications may cause an application crash
- HDMI and DP to DVI adapters on Windows 7 may intermittently cause display issues
- Some AMD PowerXpress systems may experience flickering in some applications
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.
Vulkan and the Vulkan logo are trademarks of the Khronos Group Inc