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From 12.4 WHQL to 12.6 BETA I found a bit improvement in 3DMark2011, which was 100poin in GPU score. But other user in this forum got almost 500poin in GPU score.
So far 12.6 BETA is great for my system smile.gif
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With 12.4 I had 2541 score from Unigine 3.0 on stock
Now with 12.6 I have 2426.. whistle.gif
post #11523 of 38701
12.6 doesn't look good for my bench drive but may be OK for my main OS...
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With 12.4 I had 2541 score from Unigine 3.0 on stock
Now with 12.6 I have 2426.. whistle.gif

Least they work for you. I'm still on 11.12. Everything else crashes like a boss. wheee.gif

Oh, a new driver!
Wipe any trace of drivers off of the machine
Install new driver
Bask in the awesome framerate bump for a few minutes
Bluescreen
Wipe drivers
Install 11.12
Go back to playing games
Repeat next month
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Originally Posted by paralogixer View Post

With 12.4 I had 2541 score from Unigine 3.0 on stock
Now with 12.6 I have 2426.. whistle.gif
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

12.6 doesn't look good for my bench drive but may be OK for my main OS...


It's a bittersweet driver I tell. Eyefinity and most of the bugs are fixed, well for most ppl. However the multi card scaling has take a serious dump. Bah!
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Metro2033 Benchmark (everything at maximum) diver 12.4:


At default clock:

•Average Framerate: 29.67
•Max. Framerate: 81.79
•Min. Framerate: 9.66

At 1125Mhz with defaut:voltage:

•Average Framerate: 31.67
•Max. Framerate: 67.80
•Min. Framerate: 9.39

At 1194Mhz with 1299V :

•Average Framerate: 32.67
•Max. Framerate: 70.50
•Min. Framerate: 9.60

Is it possible that it get worse in maximum and minimum?

In Unigine 3.0 fps improve from default clock to 1125Mhz, then at 1194Mhz it's the same (just +1fps in maximum fps)
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Fedex Delivered my Box today, so did UPSG,

So my GPU and Replacement cable for My HOTAs re both here and the replacement GPU is shipped all by its lonesome, not at home to visually check it though.
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Ordered my 7950 this morning from newegg. So stoked for this delivery, it feels like Christmas in June. Can't wait to see how far I can push this MSI HD7950 with sexy sexy Twin Frozr III biggrin.gif
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Ordered my 7950 this morning from newegg. So stoked for this delivery, it feels like Christmas in June. Can't wait to see how far I can push this MSI HD7950 with sexy sexy Twin Frozr III biggrin.gif

Sounds pretty awesome. I just go my Sapphire 7950s, but OC is on hold for now due to top card cooling issues. Trying to figure out my fan situation before I go crazy and ramp up the voltage.
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OK, so as far as performance goes IN GAME with the 12.6 beta drivers, they are not as good as 12.5 beta. I have tested all the high performance games (Batman, BF3, Metro, Crysis 2) with specific benchmarks, and every one of them came back slightly slower than the 8.97 driver. Funny thing, is that my 3DMark11 score went UP.

So, these drivers definitely are a funny bunch, but I would recommend any serious gamer to stick with 12.5 beta / 8.97 until a new driver comes out from AMD under their new format.

Spent the last 90 mins benching, so if anyone wants to disagree with me, they are most welcome to post any results you have found. But the bottom line is that I play games, not benchmarks, and will be sticking with the 12.5 drivers for now. They are actually superbly performing drivers save for the problems for our dual / tri / quad card using friends here.
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