Late 2014 RiMac - Bootcamp 5k Resolution

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  1. Fried Potato, Nov 12, 2015
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    Hi guys,

    I haven't started up Windows for a great while, but with the release of Fallout 4, the time to dust off Windows has come.

    The thing is that I had Windows 8.1 installed. I upgraded to Windows 10 today, but I'm going to delete it (becauese of some minor issues) and do a clean install. I've heard that Windows supports 5k resolution now, is that correct? Although it seemed like 4k was the highest resolution available during the short time I was in Windows 10 (might be because of the old drivers).

    With the clean install, it seems like Apple's own AMD drivers are older than the one found on AMD's own Boot Camp drivers site. If I'm remembering correctly, Apple's own supplied drivers were created in July, while those found on AMD's website were released in August.

    To make it short: Does Boot Camp support 5k resolution now and which drivers should I use (the one Apple supplies during the Boot Camp installation process, or the one manually found on AMD's Boot Camp drivers site)?

    As stated, I have the late 2014 RiMac (4.0GHz i7, M295x), if that would matter in any way.
     
  2. iemcj macrumors 6502

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    Not sure on the drivers but I installed win10 a few weeks ago on my imac and it supports 5k just fine. I never went to any websites, just did the bootcamp and it worked. Once I was in windows I did all the updates and stuff it told me it needed and it's worked great. Hope that helps?
     
  3. jerwin macrumors 65816

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    We don't care. We have late 2014 iMacs.

    My Windows 10 installation still thinks it's a 4K display.
     
  4. Fried Potato thread starter macrumors member

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    Just as Jerwin stated above, it unfortunately seems like it's only the new 2015 models that support 5k. How come? Aren't the graphic cards still pretty similar?
     
  5. jerwin macrumors 65816

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    Perhaps they're not just direct rebadges.

    I'm going to try to see if I can get the very latest drivers.
     
  6. Fried Potato thread starter macrumors member

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    I just reinstalled Windows 10 with Apple's own Boot Camp drivers. No sign of 5k...

    That sounds great, Jerwin. Please return with your results. As stated before, if you search for the latest Boot Camp drivers on AMD's own website, you'love find that those drivers were released later than those supplied by Apple.
     
  7. iemcj macrumors 6502

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    Holy crap way to needlessly be a complete DICK in your reply. Wow. I offered the fact that it's worked for me on almost the exact same computer, he asked if windows 10 supports 5k and it most certainly does. I offered the advice that since it didn't work months/years ago when he first tried it was worth testing with a fresh bootcamp process (and thus get the updated drivers). If it worked for me there was a solid chance it would work for him, I had a completely legitimate and helpful response.

    Again, this forum is for sharing and learning from each other, there is NO need to speak to someone that way, go to reddit if you want that crap.
     
  8. jerwin macrumors 65816

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    The fact that it's merely "almost the exact same computer" seems to be a major sticking point.

    But, hey, post a few screenshots of your device tree. Maybe Apple has blessed you with some different device drivers-- a specialized rather than a generic monitor/display device , for instance.
     
  9. Fried Potato, Nov 13, 2015
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    I think I might've found the problem. As I stated earlier: Apple supplies different Boot Camp drivers compared to those found on AMD's website (the latter being a newer version). I manually installed the drivers found on AMD's website, only to find out that it dosen't work correctly. Catalyst didn't even start (got an error stating that Catalyst can't be started an so on), it just semt like the drivers didn't match with the graphics card.

    Might it be that the newer driver supports the M395x and not the M295x? Although I find that quite wierd, why would AMD release it on their Boot Camp site if it dosen't support last years Macs (it states that it's for iMacs 2007+)?
     
  10. jerwin macrumors 65816

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    I had bad luck installing the amd drivers from their website. Managed to hose my windows installation.
     
  11. Fried Potato thread starter macrumors member

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    I found some newer drivers, they're found on the notebook drivers page. It's a beta release (it's pretty new, released this month), which according to the website should work with the M295x.

    Direct link: http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/mobile?os=Windows 10 - 64

    Anyone who's tested it? I ain't really keen on testing it myself, especially after the failed results from the Boot Camp drivers...
     
  12. jerwin macrumors 65816

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    catalyst beta won't installl, claiming that no drivers exist for my device--m290x
     
  13. Fried Potato thread starter macrumors member

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    Did you download the Catalyst Center, or the drivers only?

    Otherwise, is Apple leaving us with 2014 RiMacs out in the open? My computer isn't even a year old...
     
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    I guess you mean the drivers found lower down on the link (releaseed 4/9/2014)? The newer one's didn't even install properly for me, Catalyst Center wouldn't even start. Although, Apples own supplied drivers (downloaded through Boot Camp Assistant) are newer than the 2014 version.

    Is there any possibility that we'll get 5k support in the future?
     
  16. jerwin macrumors 65816

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    what's the date/version of apple's driver?

    The AMD driver is 15.201, released 21 September 2015
     
  17. Fried Potato thread starter macrumors member

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    Apple's driver's version 15.20.
     

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