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good on AMD, the more they fix the better, patience is a virtue. and obviously having patience for them to develop drives is paying off. in baby steps
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So at the hardware level there still is no solution to frame stuttering with SLI/Crossfire? They have to resort too an imperfect software bandaid ?

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So at the hardware level there still is no solution to frame stuttering with SLI/Crossfire? They have to resort too an imperfect software bandaid ?

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it would be pretty hard to have a hardware fix Through a driver download lol
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So at the hardware level there still is no solution to frame stuttering with SLI/Crossfire? They have to resort too an imperfect software bandaid ?

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What did you want them to do? Replace everyone's cards?

A software solution at this stage not only works acceptably but it also fixes all the existing 5-7000 series cards. Perhaps a hardware level solution, similar to what nVidia have with their latest cards, will turn up on future series, or perhaps the software solution will be deemed to be sufficient. On the evidence to date it seems like either option is viable.
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What happened to 13.6 ? The beta has been replaced by 13.8 but the stable one is still 13.4 - do they just take time to publish the stable realease.
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Crysis 3 runs smooth as butter with all settings completely maxed with 8xSSAA at 2560 x 1440. First time I've ever been able to do that with these cards. Going to test these drivers with other games soon.

Think your going to be pleasantly surprised. Crysis 3 is one of the few games i haven't yet tested, and everything is running great. I was sceptical about this being the golden horse but so far so good. (golden horse is mine, you may borrow it.) smile.gif
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AMD CF frame pacing has improved multi GPU frametimes. there is still a long way to go to match SLI in robustness and as mentioned in reviews CF frame pacing is not available for eyefinity ,d3d9 and opengl. but its a decent start nonetheless. hopefully by oct with their HD 9970 AMD can polish their CF frame pacing to better compete with SLI. that would bring competititon in the high end space (USD 800+) .something thats been sorely lacking till now.

If I'm not mistaken, this new driver doesn't work to fix frame-times on 3 or more GPUs, and it doesn't work with Eyefinity or 4K resolutions. So there is still some work to go.
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Added reviews and release notes to the OP. If you find any more, do post them. smile.gif

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post #209 of 848
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good on AMD, the more they fix the better, patience is a virtue. and obviously having patience for them to develop drives is paying off. in baby steps

This driver is very good for AMD although imo this whole frame pacing issue for AMD is ridiculous. It should have been fixed more than a YEAR ago.

It took 18 months for them to fix this issue on the 7970's.....that just isn't acceptable in my book. Nvidia has had fine frame pacing since day one, why couldn't AMD?

Seems like AMD neglected their customers until review sites starting bringing up the issue more. Honestly if review sites didn't bring up this issue, would it have even been fixed?

AMD still has more work ahead of them and hopefully they will deliver.
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This driver has exactly increased my fps in Metro Last Light by 7%.
At stock with driver 13.X I got 41.32 fps, but with this I got 44.14 fps. I am happy biggrin.gif
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