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Hi Folks,
I have the MSI R7850PE which, when you come down to it, is the ATI Radeon HD 7850. I noticed that MSI offers Drivers for this product. Should I use there's or ATI's?

I know that the ATI site includes CCC, (non Beta is 12.10 version), but I think I can get that without having to install the ATI drivers if the MSI drivers is what I should use.

What do you think?
Thanks, Rich
post #2 of 40
Did your GPU come with a disk? I'd install the drivers from that first. If that doesn't work, then go with the AMD drivers.
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The disks drivers are amd's, just older. Go get the 12.11 beta.

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Always use manufacturer drivers, because down the road, you'll be dealing with them if there's any problems. I'm assuming you're saying that their website offers the latest drivers, and not the outdated ones on the disk.
Edited by Overburdened - 12/6/12 at 6:47pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Overburdened View Post

Always use manufacturer drivers, because down the road, you'll be dealing with them if there's any problems.

not when it comes to video cards you want the newest drivers to get any improvements and fixes almost all the time what the manufacturer is 3-6 months old and sometimes up to a year old.

op get the 12.11beta 11 drivers with 12.11 caps 2
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That was assuming the drivers were most recent.
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post #7 of 40
Always use AMDs latest.

period.

The exception being integrated mobile.
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Thank You All!
I installed the AMD 12.10 version last night while I was waiting for a reply but you brought up something that I've always wondered about, those beta versions.

Everyone here said they installed the 12.11 beta version and I always avoided 'beta' versions of any software because I was always under the impression that the beta versions were still in their 'test phase' and therefore had a lot of possible problems that one could encounter.

So I guess the next obvious question is "why beta"? Isn't that risky? I also run Radeon Pro and last night I installed the 1.1.1.1 version, (give or take .1), that replaced the 1.1.0.6.

(I'm going on rough memory of these version numbers but you should get the idea of what I'm saying)

The interesting thing to note here is that the 1.1.1.1 version is referred to as "preview" and is a beta version. Anyway, I then ran FSX and found that I was suddenly hit with 'flashes', (as best as I can describe), of different sections of my display seeming like it would zoom up and then back very quickly and originating from different sections of my screen, (about 1/6th of the display at any one time).

I would pause the sim for a moment and minimize it. Then I'd resume after bringing it back to full screen and the anomaly would be gone only to return 15 or 20 minutes later.

My point here is that I didn't have that anomaly when I ran the Radeon Pro version 1.1.0.6. So that's why I'm surprised that you all agree to updating to the 12.11 beta version. So is the 12.11 Beta a bit risky to use?
Thanks, Rich
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Beat is not risky. Only very few cases of drivers destroying cards have been reported. The reason the beat drivers are so good is that they have a huge performance increase over any other for the amd 7xxx series.

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I always go straight to the source(AMD drivers)
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