Mac Pro Late 2013 graphic drivers for Win 8.1

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  1. meckonroy macrumors newbie

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    Hi am having the Mac Pro late 2013, quad core Xeon with AMD D300 model.

    I am having issue with the AMD Graphic Drivers on the windows 8.1. The Bootcamp 5 installation is so messed up the drivers has to installed manually. After installing the graphic drivers, the screen shrunk its size, the display quality is very low, the games are performing very poor. FirePro control panel doesn't show up and I tried downloading different versions of AMD Catalyst software, nothing seems to work.

    Can some one help me with this issue?
     
  2. MacVidCards Suspended

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    What does device manager have to say?
     
  3. Killerbob macrumors 6502a

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    I know you say it is messed up, but try and see if you can run the setup file on the USB/disc created using the Boot Camp Assistant in OSX. If that doesn't work... how much work is it to start from scratch?
     
  4. ixxx69 macrumors 6502a

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    This sounds very much like the problem every one was having w/ W8.1 and the nMP prior to the Boot Camp update in early Feb '14. Are you sure you downloaded and are using the latest BC setup files?
     
  5. meckonroy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The Device Manager shows that I have Radeon R9 200 instead of D300

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    I have installed using Bootcamp 5.1.5621
    I don't know if I have to try installing the Win 8.1 all over again.
    I contacted both AMD and Apple support, either of them know the
    any right solution for this issue. I think the Apple and AMD really
    didn't optimize the display driver for windows. Even I installed the
    Win 8.1 using bootcamp with a lot of difficulty.
     
  6. ixxx69, Jul 30, 2014
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    ixxx69 macrumors 6502a

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    The one that appears to have worked for me was Boot Camp Support Software 5.1.5640, which I believe is the one that should have been downloaded if you used the Boot Camp Assistant utility to download the necessary support files. I would highly recommend you use BCA on your nMP to download the necessary support files. I would also recommend that you completely delete the BC partition and start the BC installation from scratch.

    W8.1 works great on the nMP. I use it with professional CAD software. That doesn't mean there isn't the possibility of driver issues with specific software, just like any computer.

    (edit: and by "delete the BC partition", I mean use BCA to properly remove Windows, don't just use disk utility to blast it away unless you're out of options)

    Good luck!
     
  7. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    Wrong pkg, you need x5640
     
  8. Killerbob macrumors 6502a

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    How do I check in Win8.1 which Boot Camp Software version I am using?
     
  9. ixxx69, Jul 30, 2014
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    ixxx69 macrumors 6502a

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    You can check what Boot Camp Assistant you're using by opening up BCA > About... and it will indicate the version, e.g. "5.1.2 (484)"

    However, that's not the same as the actual support software. I don't know how to tell what's already been installed. However, if you have the Boot Camp support folder that you downloaded via BCA (or manually via the website), then inside the folder there's a BootCamp.xml file... looking at the contents of that will display something like this:
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    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <?xml-stylesheet type='text/xml' href='test.xsl'?>
    <!--Information on Boot Camp build-->
    <BuildInfo BuildNumber="[B]5640[/B]" ProductName="Boot Camp">
    	<MsiInfo>
    		<ProductManufacturer>Apple Inc.</ProductManufacturer>
    		<ProductVersion>[B]5.1.5640[/B]</ProductVersion>
    		<ProductCode>{FA2B2C2A-EA41-495A-9308-60726125D562}</ProductCode>
    		<Component Name="AppleOSSMgr.exe" GUID="*" SharedDLL="yes">
    			<File Name="AppleOSSMgr.exe">
    This apple support page lists every Mac and Windows/Boot Camp combination - The Mac Pro 2013 is down at the bottom. If you click on the "5" for W8/Mac Pro 2013, it takes you to this page for Boot Camp 5.1.5640. You'll notice on that page that 5.1.5621 is for a different list of Macs.
     
  10. meckonroy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sure I will try and I hope that works
     

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