AMD Catalyst 15.10 Beta Now Out, Optimizes for Ashes of the Singularity


AMD has released their latest beta driver, bringing us up to version 15.10. This new driver focuses solely on increasing performance with Ashes of the Singularity ahead of its debut on Steam Early Access.

Beta 15.10 freshen the UI and fix a few performance problems in Ashes of the Singularity.

AMD has also fixed an issue with laptops where the dedicated graphics card was not able to be used with Star Wars Battlefront, though the beta for that is officially past. Despite being designed around Ashes of the Singularity, they note that some 300 series GPU's may not wholly function properly, especially with 2GB of VRAM or less. Supposedly there's a fresh UI as well for the CCC.

So, head on over here to grab the newest Windows 10 drivers, but do so at your own risk as beta drivers are never guaranteed at all. If you happen to have the Ashes of the Singularity alpha, let us know if you experience better performance. The full patch notes are below.

Performance Optimizations

  • Ashes of the Singularity™ -  DirectX® 12 Quality and Performance optimizations

Resolved Issues:

  • [77786] Video playback of MPEG2 video fails with a playback error/error code message
  • [77754] A TDR error or crash is experienced when running the Unreal Engine 4 DirectX® benchmark
  • [77073] Star Wars™: Battlefront is able to use high performance graphics when launched on mobile devices with switchable graphics
  • [76930] Intermittent playback issues with Cyberlink PowerDVD when connecting to a 3D display with an HDMI™ cable
  • [59403] Ashes of the Singularity™ - A 'Driver has stopped responding' error may be experienced in DirectX® 12 mode
  • [58435] Driver installation may halt on some configurations
  • [76924] A TDR error may be experienced while toggling between minimized and maximized mode while viewing 4K YouTube content

Known Issues:

  • [77970] Ashes of the Singularity™ may crash on some AMD 300 series GPUs
  • [59528] Core clock fluctuations may be experienced when FreeSync™ and FRTC are both enabled on some AMDCrossFire™ systems
  • [58233] Ashes of the Singularity™ may fail to launch on some GPUs with 2GB Video Memory. AMD continues to work with Stardock to resolve the issue. In the meantime, deleting the game config file helps resolve the issue
  • [77255] The secondary display adapter is missing in the Device Manager and the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center after installing the driver on a Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 system
  • [59475] Elite: Dangerous - poor performance may be experienced in SuperCruise mode
  • [59792] A black screen may be encountered on bootup on Windows® 10 systems. The system will ultimately continue to the Windows login screen