Originally Posted by CAHOP240
I have a question that's been nagging me for some time. If you're only running a single AMD GPU, are the CAPs really needed? I was under the impression that the CAPs were needed if you were running multi-gpu setups. Can anyone provide a definite answer?
I tried installing CAPs with 12.11betas and saw my FC3 performance take a nose dive. Unisntalled CAPs and everything was fine again. I'm not sure however if the CAPs will provide a performance boost in other games or if FC3 was just a fluke.
I never used to install CAPs when I ran a single card. However, there are been a few times that CAPs have been said to improve single-card performance.
AMD Catalyst 12.11 CAP2 has just been released, and should be used in conjunction with AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta11
Improves Far Cry 3 performance for single GPU configurations with AA enabled
Were you using CAP2? If so, then it is really weird that you were having performance loss ... could be a random issue or something else, I guess.