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Didn't loose stability on my overclocks.
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Originally Posted by SKYMTL View Post

It wasn't. When a single GPU is installed, the Frame Pacing option won't even be available in the CCC.

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Originally Posted by Aparition View Post

There is no frame pacing for single GPU's.

Frame pacing affects 2 GPU's syncing their render times. A Single GPU has no other card to sync with.

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Originally Posted by Baghi View Post

Some say it has been released, but many have been saying this "Crossfire" update also improved single GPU smoothness overall.

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Single card does not have frame pacing problem.

According to AnadeTech

In most games HD7970 and GTX680's frame pacing is equality.

When TechReport showed their review, didn't they show single card setups for AMD showing frame pacing issues?
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I didn't think I had any issues, but after installing these and noticing a big difference in "smoothness" it seems I was lying to myself. BF3 is ALMOST a new experience now.
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So can all the denial of stuttering issues finally be put to rest. Glad to see AMD step up to the plate on this, sucks after all this work they still trial Nvidia in frame times though. But at least it's a step in the right direction. On a side note I find it kinda funny that the biggest games that stutter on AMD still don't have a fix, speaking of skyrim of course.
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When TechReport showed their review, didn't they show single card setups for AMD showing frame pacing issues?

Frame pacing issues were and always have been a byproduct of multi GPU configurations. Some games experienced problems with AMD's single cards but those were mostly optimization issues.
post #416 of 848
why they put option enabled/disabled framepacing?

why not just put it into permanent fix to the driver .. confused.gif
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So can all the denial of stuttering issues finally be put to rest. Glad to see AMD step up to the plate on this, sucks after all this work they still trial Nvidia in frame times though. But at least it's a step in the right direction. On a side note I find it kinda funny that the biggest games that stutter on AMD still don't have a fix, speaking of skyrim of course.

I don't think it was denial at all most people couldn't even perceive the issue so to them everything was fine. I think I couple of times I said ignorance is bliss and people took at as a massive insult rather than as me being somewhat jealous they they couldn't tell.

As for trailling we knew they of course would trail behind NV, they had such a large head start that it was unrealistic to expect anything else.

I never thought Skyrim was that bad, it's just another unfortunate implementation of bug infested engine known as Gamebryo... oh wait it's the "Creation Engine" rolleyes.gif.

FC3 has and will continue to be the bane of my existence though, that thing wouldn't run on my buddies 670 or my Titan/7950/7970... I guess it was consistent at being horrible at least.

But yeah sucks that such a huge game like Skyrim isn't ready for prime time. I think they said next beta will include the DX9 and OpenGL fix so we'll see how things go.
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So can all the denial of stuttering issues finally be put to rest. Glad to see AMD step up to the plate on this, sucks after all this work they still trial Nvidia in frame times though. But at least it's a step in the right direction. On a side note I find it kinda funny that the biggest games that stutter on AMD still don't have a fix, speaking of skyrim of course.

Some people really cant tell. Its kind of like noticing 80fps vs 60fps. I personally thing its based on game engine. In BF3 its really hard for me to see much difference. In Crysis 3 it was much smoother in general.
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post #419 of 848
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Single card does not have frame pacing problem.

According to AnadeTech

In most games HD7970 and GTX680's frame pacing is equality.

Wrong. Micro-stuttering isn't a CF/SLI only problem. My 7970 had a lot of stuttering in many games, like Skyrim, far cry 3, crysis 3, etc. and this drivers fixed it. Like 98% smoother.
post #420 of 848
Testing BF3 again, it seems the fps feels like what it should feel like but it still has a slight stutter when the frame rate is not capped.

If someone could load of BF3 and cap their fps to a few fps above their refresh rate and compare unlimited fps to capped and tell me if they start to notice this stutter that would be great.

I don't think it would be something you really notice unless you have tried playing with a capped fps. It seems so much smoother.
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