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I'm getting tired of the tiny very specific Beta Drivers.

There was one that only added performance to FC3 at 1440p/1600p with 8X MSAA or something ridiculous like that and everyone not running that very specific scenario didn't benefit a thing. I wish they would focus on improvements that benefit more people like those latencies they said would be fixed by the end of February....
Edited by th3illusiveman - 3/4/13 at 6:55pm
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Originally Posted by th3illusiveman View Post

I'm getting tired of the tiny very specific Beta Drivers.

There was one that only added performance to FC3 at 1440p/1600p with 8X MSAA or something ridiculous like that and everyone not running that very specific scenario didn't benefit a thing. I wish they would focus on improvements that benefit more people like those latencies they said would be fixed by the end of February....

There might be small, undocumented fixes... Like, how Mozilla from version to version is mentioning only a few major features? But if you see the actual changelog, it contains ~500 small fixes and tweaks... But you would find it boring and uninteresting.

Just a guess, though. Perhaps it's not the case on AMD's drivers.
Edited by Deo Domuique - 3/4/13 at 7:17pm
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There might be small, undocumented fixes... Like, how Mozilla from version to version is mentioning only a few major features? But if you see the actual changelog, it contains ~500 small fixes and tweaks... But you would find it boring and uninteresting.

Just a guess, though. Perhaps it's not the case on AMD's drivers.
i would hope so.
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I'm getting tired of the tiny very specific Beta Drivers.

There was one that only added performance to FC3 at 1440p/1600p with 8X MSAA or something ridiculous like that and everyone not running that very specific scenario didn't benefit a thing. I wish they would focus on improvements that benefit more people like those latencies they said would be fixed by the end of February....

this, I want the latency fixes and improvements in general, I don't even care about half the games AMD Drivers keep mentioning
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Care to explain?

I had similar trouble with Catalyst 11.x When I reinstalled OS (due newer GPU and some other components) the issue was gone and never returned. Microsoft installer rely on many system components. If any of them is corrupted it may fail or stop to work correctly. In my case it was an old DLL file which should be patched long ago, but somehow at this point it failed...

In the past I identified more issues related to incorrect DLL files, mostly those from VCredist packages.
post #726 of 958
Well I would like to chime in here and say first of all, yes, AMD sucks at making and getting drivers out in a timely manner and I think it is the crux of their issues when it comes to people choosing AMD or Nvidia as more people choose the latter. Lately AMD has been talking about making better drivers and havinf a different schedule, but nothing has really seemed to change other than they have an excuse to come out with less WHQL drivers now. It is a real shame to see how mismanaged the drivers department is when the hardware department (for the GPU section) is making such amazing hardware at fantastic prices.

That aside I must say that I am playing Far Cry 3 right now on the 13.2b6 driveres and AFTER I disabled the Uplay in game overlay I get around a solid 60 fps everywhere with Vsync on and there seems to be no micro stutter like there was when I played the game at my friend's house when it first came out. I think the new drivers plus killing the Uplay in game overlay has made the game play very nicely. Also I am able to play Crysis 3 on Ultra hitting around 40fps and higher all of the time. This 7950 is a great card and the overclock is absolutely insane. The drivers are starting to improve and give life to this card, but it is so late I am just astonished that it took them this long to get around to making real drivers for this card.

AMD needs to take the cues from the gamers and really get their drivers in order or people are going to move to Nvidia and be happy to pay the extra cost for great driver support.

I love AMD, but I have no allegiances.

That is my story and I hope you liked it. thumb.gif
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Well I would like to chime in here and say first of all, yes, AMD sucks at making and getting drivers out in a timely manner and I think it is the crux of their issues when it comes to people choosing AMD or Nvidia as more people choose the latter. Lately AMD has been talking about making better drivers and havinf a different schedule, but nothing has really seemed to change other than they have an excuse to come out with less WHQL drivers now. It is a real shame to see how mismanaged the drivers department is when the hardware department (for the GPU section) is making such amazing hardware at fantastic prices.

That aside I must say that I am playing Far Cry 3 right now on the 13.2b6 driveres and AFTER I disabled the Uplay in game overlay I get around a solid 60 fps everywhere with Vsync on and there seems to be no micro stutter like there was when I played the game at my friend's house when it first came out. I think the new drivers plus killing the Uplay in game overlay has made the game play very nicely. Also I am able to play Crysis 3 on Ultra hitting around 40fps and higher all of the time. This 7950 is a great card and the overclock is absolutely insane. The drivers are starting to improve and give life to this card, but it is so late I am just astonished that it took them this long to get around to making real drivers for this card.

AMD needs to take the cues from the gamers and really get their drivers in order or people are going to move to Nvidia and be happy to pay the extra cost for great driver support.

I love AMD, but I have no allegiances.

That is my story and I hope you liked it. thumb.gif

Yes, I love it more than you can imagine, its exactly how I think.

BUT Eyefinity + 8044x1440 is a real pain in the arse to make work. FarCry 3, still doesn't work... always crash. Crysis 3, issshhhh....micro-stutter or mega-stutter. (But the multiplayer is fine though ????) Borderlands 2 is broken since the first 13.2 beta. I don't play games anymore because I'm f.in tired. I prefer managing Valley Thread and making excel graphs. rolleyes.gif
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Yes, I love it more than you can imagine, its exactly how I think.

BUT Eyefinity + 8044x1440 is a real pain in the arse to make work. FarCry 3, still doesn't work... always crash. Crysis 3, issshhhh....micro-stutter or mega-stutter. (But the multiplayer is fine though ????) Borderlands 2 is broken since the first 13.2 beta. I don't play games anymore because I'm f.in tired. I prefer managing Valley Thread and making excel graphs. rolleyes.gif

But of course it's all Ubisoft's fault with FC3.

Wait...
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Any idea when we will have new drivers Thracks?
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Yes, I love it more than you can imagine, its exactly how I think.

BUT Eyefinity + 8044x1440 is a real pain in the arse to make work. FarCry 3, still doesn't work... always crash. Crysis 3, issshhhh....micro-stutter or mega-stutter. (But the multiplayer is fine though ????) Borderlands 2 is broken since the first 13.2 beta. I don't play games anymore because I'm f.in tired. I prefer managing Valley Thread and making excel graphs. rolleyes.gif

Here is the funny thing Karlitos.... First time I am only turning my PC and just playing. 680 SLI might not have the oomph of the big quads I had (Third 680 is here but I am awaiting for waterblocks to install them togather) but Its just staggering the major changes on Big Screen Setups.

Far Cry 3 Playing like a dandy no UI problems (On high but thats acceptable at 7680x1440 with SLI 680s).

BF3 on full ultra with FXAA and working like candy.

Every game I had was just up and running no problems from drivers.... Single Screen... AMD is king... Surround not so.
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