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Poll Results: Stable or not stable?

 
  • 94% (18)
    Stable.
  • 5% (1)
    Not Stable.
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post #1 of 9
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As of the latest release, how stable and performance driven are they?
Especially those of you that have a 7950.
post #2 of 9
Well I'm running Catalyst 13.6 beta with a 7950 OC to 1200 / 1600 and I can sit for hours playing Crysis 3 coolsmiley02.gif
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Well i run a 7850, and in games I have never ran into problems but i have had some minor issues. I was unable to install drivers with iGPU multi monitor setting enabled but i just disabled it when updating drivers. Also i am unable to run Adobe Cs6 due to aticfx64.dll failing (if anyone knows how to fix it pm me biggrin.gif ) but adobe flash , illustrator work fine. Those are only 2 issues but as far as games go it is stable. All in all i would recommend it but with nvidias new cards rolling out you might get a better price if you wait a bit smile.gif

Games played: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
  • Metro last light
  • Path of Exile
  • Far cry 3 / blood dragon
  • Bioshock infinite
  • LoL
  • Dota2
  • minecraft
  • cs: go
  • world of tanks
    I'm sure i have played a few others as well tongue.gif

Edited by ltpenguin - 6/6/13 at 1:49pm
post #4 of 9
Bought a 7950 to replace my GTX 680. Made a profit, just as fast PC (some benchmarks score higher now), got the Never Settle Reloaded bundle, no issues. Basically, made a $100 profit, got 3 games for free, PC as good as always. Just waiting for the frame time fix before going CF. The Never Settle driver (12.11) really transformed AMD's cards, they're pure performance beasts now.

When idle, I get random flickers at times, like a part of a frame has artifacts, but I'm sure it's related to the idle clock speeds, not drivers. Now that I think about it, maybe I can fix it by increasing idle voltage...

I used to have an HD 5850, never had an issue with that either. I also don't follow the "correct" update procedure, I just install new drivers on top of the old ones, I don't uninstall first. Never had an issue that way.
Edited by B!0HaZard - 6/6/13 at 5:08pm
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post #5 of 9
You can't go wrong with buying a mid/high end GPU from AMD lately. Drivers are better than ever, you get 3-4 really good games for free, they OC like monsters, and they are already priced more than fair.

When I first bought my 7870 I had grey screen/lock ups but since the last few driver updates (since last fall) my system has been rock solid and I play a wide variety of games.
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post #6 of 9
Rock solid drivers for me outside of BF3, but I have a suspicion that it's system specific and may be the result of some update pushed to the game itself.
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post #7 of 9
I play BF3, ME3, SC2 and Civ5 and I don't have any crashes/artifact with my gpu. Since 5-6 months AMD got nice drivers thumb.gif
March of last year was just crash and crash after crash for my 7950... But now it's awesome; you can't go wrong with an HD 7950!
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No problems here smile.gif
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post #9 of 9
Drivers are good and stable. Not saying there cant be issues but I bet most ppl who complain about drivers are suffering from user errors (not properly uninstalling Nvidia-drivers before installing AMD-ones etc.)
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