AMD Releases WHQL Certified Driver for Windows 7

AMD Releases WHQL Certified Graphics Driver For Windows 7 on Day One of Windows 7 Logo Program

WHQL Certification Delivers the Stamp of Approval to AMD Graphics Drivers, Ensuring that the Combination of ATI Radeon Graphics Cards and Drivers Delivers an Incredibly Stable, High-Performance Windows 7 Experience

Underlining the company's leadership in developing hardware and drivers to support the Windows 7 operating system, AMD today announced that its Windows 7 driver has received Windows Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL) certification on the first day of the certifying program.

  • WHQL certification sets a high bar for quality and reliability, and is considered essential by many home and business users.
  • WHQL certification demonstrates AMD’s ability to deliver the stability, incredible 3D game performance and smooth multimedia playback needed in order to help bring the new features of Windows 7 to life.
  • As a testament to its ongoing commitment to reliability and stability, AMD is the only graphics hardware company in the world delivering monthly WHQL-certified graphics driver updates.

For users of ATI Radeon HD 2000, HD 3000, and HD 4000 series products, the ATI Catalyst software suite delivers:

  • Industry-leading driver stability and reliability.
  • Full WDDM 1.1 WHQL certified support under Windows 7.
  • Scheduled performance and new feature innovation every month.
  • Enablement of ATI Stream technology for general purpose GPU (GPGPU) computing on supported graphics cards.

“By delivering a WHQL certified driver for the Windows 7 operating system at the earliest possible opportunity, AMD has once again demonstrated its driver leadership,” said Ben Bar-Haim, corporate vice president, Software Engineering, AMD. “AMD is working closely with Microsoft to ensure superior performance and a reliable Windows 7 experience throughout our line of graphics processors.”

Microsoft WHQL certified graphics drivers for Windows 7 are scheduled for release on on May 5, 2009, and a fully unified WHQL-certified driver supporting Windows Vista and Windows 7 is planned for the release of ATI Catalyst 9.5 later in May.

To learn more about the first AMD WHQL certified graphics driver for Windows 7, please visit

Via:  Business Wire
bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

I'll have to give this a try. I'm running the 9.3 drivers now because 9.4 was crashing.

rapid1 5 years ago

I tell you what Microsoft seems to be doing a awesome job on WIN7. I have had second release since 10AM on the 5th. I now have it on a separate partition on both my desktop and laptop. I am actually writing this in it on the laptop now. But it runs in 32 bit(desktop) and 64 bit (laptop) flawlessly. I also have of course Vista64 ultimate on the laptop and XP pro 32 bit on the desktop. I have used it for every app I even game in it, and with no crashes at all so far. Of course I never crashed in the first release either, but the 7100(RC) seems to be a bit snappier. The networking, apps, back ops etc available are great as well. I think they have truly done a great job on a system this go round.

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