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Upgraded to 12.8 after reading they should provide a decent FPS bump, dear god, I'd swear my card was dying, black screens, doesn't play nice with renders [Sony vegas], unstable generally.

I'm not the only one with these issues, right? I've seen a few people claiming 12.8 is god awful but I want to make sure it's generally said 12.7 is better, that, or my card has committed suicide overnight, but none of these issue happened until I went to the 12.8 build.
    
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Ya my7870 is absolute trash on those drivers. I had to go back to 12.6 for a nice stable overclock. Never going back to 12.8.... mad.gif
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Ya my7870 is absolute trash on those drivers. I had to go back to 12.6 for a nice stable overclock. Never going back to 12.8.... mad.gif

I've never had issues people claim to with ATI drivers until this, it's bad. Gonna rollback, don't care about OC, but when I can't even render a video without the possibility of a blackscreen, it's bad xD.
    
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12.7 and 12.8 = Garbage. Hell, AMD support can pretty much be likened to garbage. I was getting screen tearing and low fps in League of Legends which is unacceptable for it being such a stupidly simple game. My 7950 is running on 12.6. 12.6 seems to be working okay.
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Just posted about this, how do I roll back drivers? I'm assuming I need to delete the old ones of course. Though if there's an easier process someone wanna let me know? I think I'll head back to 12.6 myself.
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I've read bad things about 12.8..I use 11.5..but I'm running 6900-series..I tried them(12.8)..meh
 
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My card works better for 12.8, 12.6 was a bunch of black screen crashing for me even at stock
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12.7 12.8 blackscreen/100%funspeed for me but only at desktop
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Just posted about this, how do I roll back drivers? I'm assuming I need to delete the old ones of course. Though if there's an easier process someone wanna let me know? I think I'll head back to 12.6 myself.

Download 12.6b off the amd sight. Then go into add/remove and uninstall catalyst control. Restart then install 12.6 restart again and make sure you turn off automatic updating in ccc so you don't update to 12.8 again. This is the easiest way that I know.
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From what I've read 12.8 is just a whql version of 12.7. If 12.7 works for you and 12.8 doesn't then I would think that something is up with the install. Did you uninstall the old driver before installing the new driver?

Both 12.7 and 12.8 have been good to me other than the desktop artifacts which seem to be quite common and also happen with previous drivers.
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