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Hello guys.With my HD 6850,i'm right at using 12.8 CCC and i'm pretty pleased with the performance.I heared that the 12.11 Beta AMD drivers had some great improvements in HD7xxxx series but also in 6xxx series too,a bit.Is it true? And also,between the 12.10 and 12.11 beta,should i got for the beta drivers? I'm at 12.8 and there's already 12.10 Full and 12.11 beta.
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With such an old card, I don't think there is a point for experimenting with beta drivers, unless you are very bored or you have some specific issues.

Usually beta drivers are understandable for owners of new-generation (dual) card owners.

There is a site where you can look at the drivers' performance, it's www.benchmark3d.com
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Originally Posted by Karlz3r View Post

With such an old card, I don't think there is a point for experimenting with beta drivers, unless you are very bored or you have some specific issues.
Usually beta drivers are understandable for owners of new-generation (dual) card owners.
There is a site where you can look at the drivers' performance, it's www.benchmark3d.com
Well,maybe i can install 12.10?It's full driver,not a beta
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amd 7xxx only (they found out how their new shader work)
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amd 7xxx only (they found out how their new shader work)also ,i sure wish some will be benchmarking with shader demanding test.since this is the main thing ?gw2on ultra would probably be a nice test
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So AMD is obviously keeping up to date and making updates for their last-gen cards...Before with my 9800GT,i was still getting driver updates every month or two,and that was when GTX 4xx was new...Nvidia is I guess my choice of a brand from now on !
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It's days like this that makes me extremely happy to own AMD:

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/57413-amd-12-11-never-settle-driver-performance-5.html

It's official 7970 is faster than 680.
Edited by Kosai - 10/22/12 at 2:21pm
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So AMD is obviously keeping up to date and making updates for their last-gen cards...Before with my 9800GT,i was still getting driver updates every month or two,and that was when GTX 4xx was new...Nvidia is I guess my choice of a brand from now on !

I'm not saying they don't provide updates for their old cards, just the updates are so small, you'll probably not notice them.
6xxx series have been out for a long time already, so the drivers are already mature for them (with some exceptions).

You can't expect a card to be out for over a year and then get a 25% performance improvement with the newest driver.
If that would happen, it would only indicate that the driver team did not understand how to use the card's power to its fullest in the first place.
Edited by Karlz3r - 10/22/12 at 3:06pm
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Well, having 2x7970 Lightning's with the new 12.11 drivers I literally gained a real 40+FPS in BF3 and it's ultra sexy smooth, I'm pretty freaking ecstatic right now.biggrin.gif
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So AMD is obviously keeping up to date and making updates for their last-gen cards...Before with my 9800GT,i was still getting driver updates every month or two,and that was when GTX 4xx was new...Nvidia is I guess my choice of a brand from now on !
I think that the updates apply to all the Dx11 graphics cards, and will probably continue to apply to them until there is a new DirectX architecture. Thats why they have drivers for all the DX 10 graphics cards in the same category for drivers on the amd page.
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