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AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 18.Q4

AMD have released an important new driver for their AMD Radeon Pro GPUs in November 2018 (18.Q4)

Today, AMD is releasing Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise Edition 18.Q4, introducing a new Day Zero Certification Program, updating the Remote Workstation feature, expanding the unified “One Driver” with support for AMD Radeon™ Graphics, boosting productivity with faster performance in some key professional applications, and updating AMD Radeon™ ProRender.

Day Zero Certs Slide

This release is fixing more issues that AMD identified with Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops (aka XenDesktop). The drivers works both with a physically machine with Radeon Pro + Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops (aka XenDesktop) or with a Virtual machine where the AMD Radeon Pro GPU are attached as GPU passthrough or sliced via SR-IOV with S7150/S7150x2 with Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops (aka XenDesktop). I haven’t tested with VMware Horizon yet.

AMD have expanded support for their Remote Workstation feature to include the AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 4100, WX 5100, and newly released WX 8200 graphics cards alongside the originally supported WX 7100 and WX 9100 graphics cards, giving users access to a full GPU-accelerated workstation experience from virtually anywhere with Citrix.

Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise’s unified “One Driver” simplifies deployment, and we are now including AMD Radeon™ graphics support in the downloadable Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 18.Q4 unified driver package, bringing many benefits of Radeon™ Pro Software – including stability and better security – to knowledge workers.

The Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise is designed to deliver market-leading uptime and stability. Rigorous multi-wave testing and exhaustive ISV certifications help make this “the industry’s most stable driver”1.  Radeon™ Pro Software is certified in over 100 workstation applications including Autodesk® AutoCAD®, Dassault Systèmes® CATIA®, Siemens NX™, Adobe® Premiere® Pro, Avid® Media Composer®, Autodesk® Maya®, PTC Creo® and many more

Built to help content creators make the best, every Enterprise Edition is designed to deliver more quality, performance, security, and simplicity

Lets Dig in why this is important.

Fixed Issues in 18.Q4

  • Locked Clock Speed with AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 may be seen.
  • “19.Light.vpb” file may show issues while rendering with Autodesk® VRED.
  • Some Viewport Corruption may be seen with Blender®.
  • Solid Color Outputting may be seen on display using Specific DP 1.2 to HDMI 2.0 Dongle.
  • DXGI window mode stereo in Stereo 3D may only show left eye image when enabling active/passive stereo in Radeon™ Pro Settings on Windows® 10 RS4.
  • Application may stop responding while using ‘sliced geometry’ feature in Notch.
  • Corruption may be seen on model with change in Anti-aliasing modes with Dassault ICEM Surf™.
  • Display issues may be observed while running Nuke benchmark on AMD FirePro™ W8100 and AMD FirePro™ W9100.
  • Unexpected behaviour may be observed when running Intergraph SmartPlant FreeView on AMD FirePro™ 7150 with Citrix® XenDesktop®.
  • Toggling between full screen and windowed mode on Citrix® XenDesktop® may lead to temporary viewport corruption.
  • On Windows® 7, a Catalyst Control Center error may be observed when resizing Citrix® XenDesktop® window.

Supported with following virtualization stacks:

  • Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops (former XenApp & XenDesktop) 7 1808 (CR)
  • Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops (former XenApp & XenDesktop) 7.18 (CR)
  • Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops (former XenApp & XenDesktop) 7.17 (CR)
  • Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops (former XenApp & XenDesktop) 7.15 (LTSR)
  • VMware Horizon View 6.x
  • VMware Horizon 7.x

Supported OS

Supported APIs

Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 18.Q3.1 is designed to support the following APIs:

  • OpenGL 4.5
  • OpenCL™ 2.0
  • DirectX® 12.0
  • Vulkan® 1.1

Supported GPU for datacenter

AMD Radeon S7150
AMD Radeon S7150x2

AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 9100
AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 8200
AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 7100
AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 5100
AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 4100
AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 3100
AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 2100

See full list of GPU supported from AMD with this driver


AMD Remote workstation with Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktop

AMD blogpost about 18.Q4

Note drivers for S7100,S7150, S7150x2 for VMware vSphere or Citrix XenServer is not updated in this release for more info check here

VMware howto configure Horizon with AMD


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