Radeon Pro Software 17.8 Beta Release Notes

Article Number: RN-RADEON-PRO-BETA-17.8

AMD FirePro™ and Radeon™ Pro graphics empower content creators and designers at many levels, from casual makers and students all the way up to seasoned professionals and enterprise workstation users.

Radeon Pro Software is certified in over 100 workstation applications covering the leading software professionals use, including Autodesk AutoCAD, Dassault CATIA, Siemens NX, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, Autodesk Maya and many more.

Radeon Pro Software 17.8 continues AMD's mandate to provide professionals support for the latest software and technologies. Along with support for the Windows 10 Creators Update, the 17.8 Beta driver specifically supports for the Maxon Cinema 4D R19 Beta.

For Enterprise users, the release of this day zero driver allows them to quickly start evaluating the newest version of Windows, allowing them to accelerate the decision-making process as to when to fully adopt it into their organization and shows that Radeon Pro Software is ready for any of your future business needs.

Radeon Pro Software 17.8 Beta Highlights

  1. Supports Maxon Cinema 4D R19 Beta.
  2. Support for Windows® 10 Creators Update.
  3. Support for 8K resolution and Dell High Dynamic Range (HDR) display.
  4. Support for Radeon Pro ReLive, AMD's powerful professional-grade solution for high-resolution screen capture and recording.
  5. Support for AMD's pioneering virtual reality LiquidVR™, enabling professional VR workflows on Radeon VR Ready Creator graphics cards.
  6. With DirectX® 12 and Vulkan™ support, the Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q3 is designed to be ready for the coming real-time game engine professional workflow revolution. Tools such as Unreal Engine and Unity are being used by professionals for real-time previz storyboarding, CAD visualization and Building Information Modeling (BIM).
  7. Support for Windows® 10 Device Guard, enabling users to lock down applications that are trusted on the device, helping increase protection from malware.

AMD FirePro™ and Radeon Pro Professional Graphics Technologies
Discover key innovations packed into AMD FirePro™ and Radeon™ Pro Professional Graphics here: 
Fixed Issues

    • External monitor auto switch issue when plugging in mDP/HDMI/DVI/DP port on SG/Spec graphics mode
    • Audio output compatibility issue in certain 8K panels with WX7100 when dual DisplayPort cables are plugged in
    • VR support for VRED is added
    • Compatibility issues for WX4100 with certain 8K monitors when running DX applications at full resolution
    • Unexpected display behaviors when MGPU single-large-screen is set to max resolution

Known Issues

    • Frame lock running at lower than expected frame rate occasionally
    • Unexpected behaviors in MGPU single-large-screen with Windows 10

This driver is not intended for use on AMD FireProTM or Radeon™ Pro products running in Apple Boot Camp platforms. Users of these platforms should contact their system manufacturer for driver support.

When installing the AMD FirePro and Radeon Pro 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 and Radeon Pro 17.8 Beta.

Product Compatibility
Radeon Pro Software 17.8 Beta is compatible with the following professional graphics products.

AMD FireProTM and Radeon Pro Product Family Compatibility 
AMD Radeon™ Pro WX-series
AMD Radeon™ Pro Duo
AMD FireProTM W-series
AMD FireProTM S-series


Packaged Driver Version

    • 17.10.1730.1012 for Windows 7, 8.1 and 10

Compatible Operating Systems
Radeon Pro Software 17.8 Beta is designed to support the following Microsoft® Windows® platforms. Operating System support may vary depending on your AMD FireProTM or Radeon™ Pro product.

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