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Poll Results: Which driver is better?

 
  • 16% (3)
    11.12
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    12.1
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post #21 of 52
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Originally Posted by turbocharged View Post

I just installed the 12.1 preview drivers and can't seem to enable crossfire. No idea why that would be....the second card doesn't show up anywhere (ati ccc, windows device manager, or msi afterburner).
Any ideas?

Try uninstalling and reinstalling drivers again.
post #22 of 52
Reboot your PC after installing the drivers. Easiest fix.
post #23 of 52
Hmm, to be honest, I've only ever downloaded a new driver and clicked install and restarted. I've never had driver install issues.

Try installing the driver with only 1 card in, do a full shut-down and install the second card, then boot-up and see if it recognizes it then.

Does GPU-z see the second card?
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post #24 of 52
good reports so far on BF3, now what about skyrim! cmon people!
 
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Try uninstalling and reinstalling drivers again.

This worked...kind of odd.
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post #26 of 52
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Try uninstalling and reinstalling drivers again.

This worked...kind of odd.

Glad you got it fixed biggrin.gif

Sometimes I found even after getting Crossfire enabled, sometimes it would randomly mess up after a restart and I would have to restart again.
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post #27 of 52
So, which one you guys feel its better for BF3....11.12 or 12.1?
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post #28 of 52
Ok so I downloaded the 12.1 driver and gave them a go. I did some fraps two minute Skyrim benchmarks with the 11.10 driver I was using and the 12.1 driver. Seems the 12.1 gave me more frames across the board. I basically traveled to 5 different cities, waited until 9:00am, and ran the benchmark while I was running normal out of town, staying on the road until the two minutes was up. Here's the results, all settings on ultra, 8x 16x, FXAA, LOD sliders all the way up. I give these drivers a thumbs up. thumb.gif

Format is: driver version, city, fps avg, min, max

11.10 Markarth Avg: 51.825 - Min: 30 - Max: 63
12.1 Markarth Avg: 54.392 - Min: 36 - Max: 63

11.10 Solitude Avg: 41.192 - Min: 24 - Max: 61
12.1 Solitude Avg: 43.742 - Min: 27 - Max: 62

11.10 Winterhold Avg: 58.667 - Min: 46 - Max: 63
12.1 Winterhold Avg: 58.988 - Min: 47 - Max: 63

11.10 Riften Avg: 35.400 - Min: 24 - Max: 50
12.1 Riften Avg: 37.950 - Min: 23 - Max: 56

11.10 Riverwood Avg: 36.125 - Min: 26 - Max: 51
12.1 Riverwood Avg: 39.892 - Min: 28 - Max: 56
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post #29 of 52
That's all fine and good. But I'm waiting for the driver that adds PLP gaming functionality. Give me that, and I choose my next-gen card based on that.
    
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What's PLP? rolleyes.gif
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