1.    12 Jun 2016 #1
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    Best WHQL AMD Crimson Driver?


    I just updated to Windows 10 which has installed Radeon Crimson driver v15.11. However, the Radeon Settings Utility finds WHQL driver 16.3.2. There is also the non-WHQL Crimson v6.6.1 Hotfix driver on AMD's web site which I had problems with in Windows 8.1.

    Have people found WHQL driver v16.3.2 to be reliable or am I better off sticking with the older v15.11 driver Windows 10 has decided to install?
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  2.    13 Jun 2016 #2
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    I have v16.5.3 with hot fix on my R7 260 and is working perfectly.
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  3.    13 Jun 2016 #3
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    Thanks. v16.5.3 shows up as non-WHQL from AMD's web site. I think I'll use WHQL v 16.3.2 first and see how that goes.
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  4.    13 Jun 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve C View Post
    Thanks. v16.5.3 shows up as non-WHQL from AMD's web site. I think I'll use WHQL v 16.3.2 first and see how that goes.
    16.5.3 was released as "Hot fix" only for some games that had troubles with earlier versions, not much in it for others.
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  5.    17 Jun 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    16.5.3 was released as "Hot fix" only for some games that had troubles with earlier versions, not much in it for others.
    What does Hot Fix mean when they release the drivers? I see the regular driver download and under that I see another download but says Hot Fix. Not sure what that means. Thanks
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  6.    17 Jun 2016 #6
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    Hotfix drivers will contain either or both game or bug fixes without having gone through the WHQL process.

    As far as WHQL goes to many get hung up on whether the driver is or not. There are also quite a few that believe that Microsoft does extensive testing on drivers in order for them to be WHQL. That couldn't be further from the truth. In order for a driver to be called WHQL it is up to the hardware manufacture to use this,

    Windows HLK downloads - Windows Hardware Dev Center

    and do the testing themselves, and the submit the log(s) to Microsoft for verification.

    Some also confuse WHQL with a driver being digitally signed. A driver can be both non-WHQL and digitally signed,

    What is a signed driver?
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  7.    17 Jun 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
    Hotfix drivers will contain either or both game or bug fixes without having gone through the WHQL process.

    As far as WHQL goes to many get hung up on whether the driver is or not. There are also quite a few that believe that Microsoft does extensive testing on drivers in order for them to be WHQL. That couldn't be further from the truth. In order for a driver to be called WHQL it is up to the hardware manufacture to use this,

    Windows HLK downloads - Windows Hardware Dev Center

    and do the testing themselves, and the submit the log(s) to Microsoft for verification.

    Some also confuse WHQL with a driver being digitally signed. A driver can be both non-WHQL and digitally signed,

    What is a signed driver?
    Thanks, I usually just download the main driver and have had no problems at all. Just wondered what Hot Fix meant.
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