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Just installed 12.8 and wanted to play Far Cry 2 but the FPS are very low, somewhere around 20. With 12.6 the game runs extremely smooth.

Am I the only one having this issues? Anyone else having less FPS with 12.8 in Far Cry 2 or any other games?
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is it a legit copy of he game? if it is just roll back
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Yes I bought it on Steam. I alredy did a system restore and am on 12.6 now. Or what do you mean with "roll back"? I forgot to mention that I got a HD 7850 PCS+. I think this card should easily be able to run Far Cry 2 on highest settings smooth, I'm wondering why there is such a giant FPS decreasement with the newest driver. I haven't tried out other games yet, I'm still on 12.6 right now. I also didn't change any settings in the CCC.

Anyone else having such issues?
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Yes I bought it on Steam. I alredy did a system restore and am on 12.6 now. Or what do you mean with "roll back"? I forgot to mention that I got a HD 7850 PCS+. I think this card should easily be able to run Far Cry 2 on highest settings smooth, I'm wondering why there is such a giant FPS decreasement with the newest driver. I haven't tried out other games yet, I'm still on 12.6 right now. I also didn't change any settings in the CCC.
Anyone else having such issues?

It's the same for the 79xx series of cards, I'd just say it's a bad driver for the new cards. My 6850's run fine on them, it's still a slight performance loss to 12.6 though
 
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must just be an issue with the driver ( i meant roll back as in go back to a previous driver verion wink.gif )
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It's the same for the 79xx series of cards

Are you also having significant FPS drop (like only 20 instead of 50) and in what games?

I wonder why AMD even releases a driver with huge problems like that. I mean don't they test them? Don't they get bug reports from all the beta testers or read forums where people complain about that? I just can't believe it. Still not sure if we are just exceptions or if everyone is experiencing this on newer cards and with which games.
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Are you also having significant FPS drop (like only 20 instead of 50) and in what games?
I wonder why AMD even releases a driver with huge problems like that. I mean don't they test them? Don't they get bug reports from all the beta testers or read forums where people complain about that? I just can't believe it. Still not sure if we are just exceptions or if everyone is experiencing this on newer cards and with which games.

I don't actually have my 7950 yet.. It was due to arrive today but no one was home. So I've got to wait till tomorrow :/
As for the 6850's, yes now that I think about it I've noticed it's a bit more stuttery (is that a word lol?) I actually had to turn a few settings down.

As for AMD.. They must have tested it on other cards. I don't see why they can't just have a driver set for say a 58xx and 57xx rather then have one that works on all/most?
 
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Can anyone confirm said issues with said game?
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Not sure about farcry 2 but 12.8 drivers are amazing for my 7970. Everything is smooth and no more crashing because of flash player.
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Same issue here. I have a 2 HD6950 flashed to HD6970 both overclocked and always scored in the high 7200 - 7400s with Furmark. After the new drivers (12.8) Neither GPU will go past 50% load and it appears the fps is locked at 60. They used to get up to 120-123 fps during the same test.

Edit: My oh my, I'm an idiot. I had "Wait for Vertical Refresh" in CCC set all the way to the right which forces fps to the refresh rate of your monitor. Mine is 60, hence all benchmarks topping out at 60fps. I've fought this for 3 days trying every version of CCC I could get my hands on. Hopefully this helps others that make the same mistake.

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