R9 m295x drivers in Windows 7/8

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  1. CasablancaDR, Dec 1, 2014
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    CasablancaDR macrumors member

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    I wanted to open a thread no to complain but to discuss specifically about the R9 m295x's drivers in Windows 7/8 via Bootcamp.

    I've just received my RiMac. I've just installed Windows 8.1 to play some games in Steam. First reflex : uninstall the "Apple" driver of the R9 and install a dowloaded one directly from AMD.

    It does uninstall well but it does not install the new one. Even the beta drivers from AMD. The process goes all the way till the end but clearly nothing happen and I'm forced to go back with Apple R9 driver if want to use my external monitor.

    I've read all the graphics thread about the RiMac and I've seen that some of you have encountered this exact problem on their RiMac.

    Anyone succeeded installing a better driver for the R9 m295x in Windows so far ?
     
  2. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    Doesn't appear there are any newer drivers than the shipping drivers available for the RiMac, sadly. Be nice if there were!
     
  3. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    The R9 M295X is an Apple-only card that doesn't have any Windows drivers available for it yet.

    Apple was the first vendor to ship the M295X.

    Until other vendors ship the M295X with their systems, I don't think we'll see any Windows drivers for it.
     
  4. CasablancaDR thread starter macrumors member

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    Of course but... For example, I used to play with my Mac Pro / D500. The GPU is also here a special branch of an existing one made for Apple, right ? And I could use AMD Drivers to speed up things significantly using HD7800 drivers.
     
  5. forg0t macrumors member

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    I don't think the m295x drivers have been integrated in any of ATIs public releases yet. I just tried every possible way to install the newer drivers and nothing worked.

    Also, it's weird that Windows "Device Manager" doesn't list device as an R9 200 series when you uninstall the driver like it does for the m290. Instead it just says "Standard VGA Device" or whatever. If you've already uninstalled your graphics card here's a driver I found from Apple's bootcamp files. It's all we can use for now.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/qw7tnb8897drkzv/ATIGraphics.zip?dl=0

    The m290x, on the other hand, seems to work fine with the newer drivers from ATI. As long as you clean uninstall your old bootcamp ones.
     
  6. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    The D700 is completely identical to the W9000.

    The D500 is a cross between the W8000 and W9000.

    The D300 is a W7000 with half the VRAM.

    http://architosh.com/2013/10/the-mac-pro-so-whats-a-d300-d500-and-d700-anyway-we-have-answers/

    So since it was built on existing cards and architecture, existing drivers would work.

    The M290X is based the existing Pitcairn architecture, so drivers currently available from AMD would work.

    The M295X is a Tonga-based GPU and the Tonga architecture is still very new, so the drivers are probably not ready yet.
     
  7. CasablancaDR thread starter macrumors member

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    I'll guess we just have to wait then ! Thanks.
     

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