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The latest drivers made my computer go black screen mid install. I am not talking about the usual flickering I am talking full out black screen. My machine didn't crash because I could still remote in and play music, but I eventually restarted my machine after it was black screen for 10 minutes.

When I restarted I never bothered to try and reinstall the drivers. crap. AMD, they need to get their crap together.

Owner of 2 7970s.
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13.1 works nice for me, as did 12.11. Only issue I have is Far Cry 3, I have to disable the steam and uplay overlay to play the game without crashing to desktop, probably not driver related though!?
13.2 should be interesting.

How are you dealing with the crazy stutter?
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How are you dealing with the crazy stutter?

What FC3 settings are you using (I assume Ultra)? what are the 'Frames Buffered' set to? Alpha coverage is 'Enhanced'?
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What FC3 settings are you using (I assume Ultra)? what are the 'Frames Buffered' set to? Alpha coverage is 'Enhanced'?

I think everything is in MAX.
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I think everything is in MAX.

Try these & see if it helps with the stutter:

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Try these & see if it helps with the stutter:

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Its better to force msaa through radeon pro or ccc. I found that if i disable the in-game msaa the stuttering is not that bad.Also you can disable post-fx via .ini
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With all the complaints about the 7970 drivers, I have to say outside of flash videos i have never experienced "Instability" I think half y'all be making it up, I fixed flash by turning off hardware acceleration, who uses flash thesedays anyway?

<- First week buyer

If you don't notice it then your lucky. But its there. AMD already admitted its there.

Glad they fixed it but it looks like they lost some FPS in some games as predicted. I definitely don't regret moving from my 7 series cards over to nvida now.
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If you don't notice it then your lucky. But its there. AMD already admitted its there.

Glad they fixed it but it looks like they lost some FPS in some games as predicted. I definitely don't regret moving from my 7 series cards over to nvida now.

Personally i think there are many people that don't have issues, The squeaky wheel gets teh grease, And being an overclocking forum people are inclined to tinker with their cards and tweak settings so i think half the problems are coming from there, Once i installed my cards i left them the hell alone, overclocked to 1250 and didn't touch a thing after that.
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To play devil's advocate here, GCN is a brand new architecture, in comparison Kepler is just a Fermi die-shrink.
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Personally i think there are many people that don't have issues, The squeaky wheel gets teh grease, And being an overclocking forum people are inclined to tinker with their cards and tweak settings so i think half the problems are coming from there, Once i installed my cards i left them the hell alone, overclocked to 1250 and didn't touch a thing after that.

Except multiple sites did reviews at stock showing latency between the frames at a really bad rate. AMD even admitted this. If it was just a few kids messing up there settings, AMD would not issue a statement that they are working on a fix.
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