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i'm currently using 12.3 and now really having any problems apart from TERA getting subpar performance

i saw there was an update this morning for 12.4, but i read that its just another pile of FAIL from AMD:mad: so... is there any specific driver which is best for gaming? or are they all pretty much the same?
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I'm liking 12.4 so far... Lots of 7900 owners are seeing small performance gains, but mostly stability.
     
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12.4 seems like a solid driver release, especially for eyefinity users like me who are experiencing screen tear (they fixed it). Going to install 12.4 when my new card arrives when I do a fresh install.
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I have never had any problems with any AMD drivers biggrin.gif guess i'm just lucky
    
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Plus anything above 12.1 you can't unlock voltage to get max overclock on your GPU. GG AMD!
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http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?s=b479c1c3c5b8dd1b23c98d02e1e961dd&t=361892

These new "unofficial" beta drivers work awesome for my setup and others it seems, no issues and increased scores all around.
   
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Originally Posted by Kyris View Post

i'm currently using 12.3 and now really having any problems apart from TERA getting subpar performance
i saw there was an update this morning for 12.4, but i read that its just another pile of FAIL from AMD:mad: so... is there any specific driver which is best for gaming? or are they all pretty much the same?

i have crossfire 6970 and i'm on 12.3 .... i think you messed up with installing them , cause deinstalling and installing amd drivers can be a pain in the ass
(Edit:I'm on 12.4 BETA by the way)
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Originally Posted by insyxion View Post

Plus anything above 12.1 you can't unlock voltage to get max overclock on your GPU. GG AMD!
There is a fix for that you can find it on guru3d forums!


No problems here but i thoroughly clean before i install any new drivers
Edited by MojoW - 4/26/12 at 5:19am
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Tera is not working atm great with ati. Also 12.4 is very good mlaa with SSA is beast in diablo. Also i see a boost and diablo 3 went extra smooth biggrin.gif Use atiman uninstaller
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well, i sometimes run furmark becnmark to 'warm up' my PC before playing games

i record the scores in a .txt file
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quick 1080p preset, furmark:
4031 - gpu overclocking had been reset for some reason
4751 - overclocked, 900 core, 1295 mem, high performance' mode ON
4774 - overclocked CPU (3.8 ghz/1600 mhz) and GPU 900/1295, high performance' mode ON
4806 - overclocked CPU/GPU, catalyst 12.3 drivers, high performance' mode ON
4916 - overclocked CPU(4 ghz/1333 mhz) / GPU, catalyst 12.3 drivers, updated windows to SP1, all updates installed, high performance' mode ON
4503 - installed catalyst 12.4 drivers, overclocked GPU to previous settings (900 core / 1295 mem), 'high performance' mode ON

i know furmark is not the best benchmark tool to be using, but it does give an indication of any performance changes ... and im quite disappointed with these drivers :< gonna try the 12.1 and update this post
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Originally Posted by insyxion View Post

Plus anything above 12.1 you can't unlock voltage to get max overclock on your GPU. GG AMD!

Wrong. You just need to update your overclocking software. MSI afterburner 2.2 final and asus GPU tweak 2.06 allow you to extend clocks and voltages.

You have to run afterburner with the "-xcl" argument to unlock it and you have to extend overclock range with gpu tweak. Sapphire trixx also works just fine.
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