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post #21 of 41
12.8 has a known issue where it causes memory leaks with Hardware Acceleration enabled in Firefox (including Waterfox) and IE (not sure about chrome though).
i was doing great on 12.7. 12.8 was nothing but trouble, so i went back.
post #22 of 41
My history of drivers. 12.4 were excellent, 12.6 garbage, 12.7 garbage,12.8 worked but some problems. 12.9 beta are as good as 12.4 for me so far.

Also note it seems to be different for everyone so try out more drivers before you blame the card itself.
post #23 of 41
Im running 12.8 with 7970 crossfire.... No issues
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post #24 of 41
12.6, 12.7 and 12.8 have been flawless on my 7850...lol.

I've never had a driver issue ever in my life, I don't think. Oh, an nvidia driver artifacted my 8600GT back in the day. No biggie.
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post #25 of 41
What the hell, this is purely random.
post #26 of 41
i have 0 issues with 12.8 on my Reference 7970 and overclocked to 1150/1600. Even with my old Crossfired 6970s, i had no issues with 12.8.


So far i havent updated to the beta 12.9 because 12.8 has been good to me.
post #27 of 41
12.8 BSOD in metro 2033, wrong GPU usage reports, everything else is ok.

12.6 GSOD in idle, 12.7 GSOD in idle, 12.9 wrong GPU usage reports, second card downlocking to 450 MHz in 3d.

12.4 doesnt work for in CFX at all, bunch of garbage and nothing else.

After all this, i am seriously considering to sell my two HD 7870, they are great in performances, they are overclocking like charm, run pretty cool and quiet(considering there are two cards), but CFX support is HORRIBLE, its NIGHTMARE, HORROR MOVIE.
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post #28 of 41
just got a 7870 and downloaded 12.8 and it blows it keep going to 63%-100% then went to 12.7 and all is well havent oc it yet
post #29 of 41
12.7 beta are great for games, but idle GSODs are problem.
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post #30 of 41
I had a 6950 and then a 6970 lightning and never had driver issues, i had 12.3 installed when i sold the lightning for a profit and picked up a 7850 and I've had nothing but problems since. I RMA'ed it once because I thought the card was bad. I have 12.8 installed now and it bsod on the desktop randomly, probably 10-12 times in the last couple of weeks, makes doing my online classes a pain...I'm actually considering an nvidia card for the first time since I had an 8800 at launch (swore I would never buy another nvidia card after the laptop 8000 series problems).
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