AMD’s New FirePro Drivers Offers Huge Performance Gains
John Williamson / 3 years ago
AMD’s FirePro graphics cards are deployed in workstation environments and server-based applications. This includes Computer-Aided Design, Digital Content Creation and other high-performance computing tasks. As a result, the driver stability is paramount as any kind of complications could have drastic repercussions. AMD acknowledges this situation and takes driver reliability very seriously. In fact, only two issues have been reported to AMD’s global customer care this year which is a pretty impressive record.
Not only that, AMD recently released announced two new FirePro drivers which should be available to download tomorrow. The 15.301.2601.1002 driver has undergone months of workstation-focused testing. More specifically, the driver has been certified to work with leading applications such as CATIA, PTC Creo, Seimens NX and SOLIDWORKS. According to AMD, the latest driver offers a staggering performance boost up to 31%. Here we can see the data in full:
Paul Sagar, Vice President of Product Management, MCAD Segment, PTC weighed on AMD’s FirePro drivers and said:
“Our PTC Creo customers demand quality and stability to ensure their ideas and designs are fully realized. AMD consistently delivers quality drivers for AMD FirePro professional graphics matched with performance and robust support of their hardware so that Creo customers can accomplish their design potential.”
Chris Brosz, Vice President, Technical Operations, Siemens PLM Software added:
“AMD’s improved benchmark results meet our customer’s expectations of high quality and increased performance. Siemens PLM Software relies on the latest AMD professional graphics drivers built for performance and reliability to enhance customer productivity for their design, engineering and manufacturing efforts.”
On another note, the upcoming AMD FirePro 16.30 beta driver brings support for a huge range of innovative technologies:
- Support for AMD’s pioneering virtual reality LiquidVR™ technology, to enable delivery of stunning content, advanced comfort, and effortless compatibility to this next-generation of VR experiences.
- Next-Generation API support including DirectX® 12 and Vulkan™
- Support for Windows® 10 Anniversary Update (‘Redstone 1’), delivering Windows 10 Anniversary update support for our workstation products at the same time as for our consumer graphics products.
- Support for Device Guard, part of Microsoft Windows 10 security solutions for enterprises, that enables users to lock down applications that are trusted on the device, helping increase protection for users against viruses, malicious attacks, and platform tampering.