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AMD 14.3 Beta v1.0 drivers out. For us overclockers still utterly useless. Throttles even worse then 14.2. Power limit is still not working.
Also loads of artifacting when overclocking memory... My VRAM barely makes it to 1400mhz without flickering and black screens on 14.3 while it's running stable on 1625Mhz on 13.13 wink.gif

Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst™ 14.3 Beta V1.0 Driver for Windows®
Thief:
AMD Mantle and AMD True Audio support
Improves stuttering observed in CrossFire mode
Call of Duty: Ghosts: QUAD CrossFire profile update – improves level load times
Audio issues observed when using CrossFire configurations (and V-sync enabled) have been resolved
BattleField 4: V-sync issues observed on CrossFire configurations (with Mantle enabled) have been resolved

That's what i was interested in smile.gif

Downloading it now, will report back once i've messed about with a few things.
Improves stuttering?? I don't want stuttering. I want reduced or eliminate stuttering. tongue.gif
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AMD Catalyst™ 14.3 Beta V1.0 Driver for Windows® Operating System
Driver Info! (Click to show)

Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst™ 14.3 Beta V1.0 Driver for Windows®
◾Thief:
◾AMD Mantle and AMD True Audio support
◾Improves stuttering observed in CrossFire mode
◾Call of Duty: Ghosts: QUAD CrossFire profile update – improves level load times
◾Audio issues observed when using CrossFire configurations (and V-sync enabled) have been resolved
◾BattleField 4: V-sync issues observed on CrossFire configurations (with Mantle enabled) have been resolved

Known Issues
◾Intermittent driver stability issues when installing/un-installing on Desktop Kaveri platforms that support AMD Enduro technology under Windows 8.1. Please disable Enduro support to resolve the issue
◾Secondary GPUs do not enter low power state on CrossFire configurations; this issue will be addressed in the next AMD Catalyst beta release
◾Thief (DirectX): Lighting flickers on CrossFire configurations only after CrossFire has been enabled then disabled; this issue will be addressed in the next AMD Catalyst beta release
◾Battlefield 4 (DirectX): Quad CrossFire configurations with Eyefinity Display configurations suffer slowdowns and stability issues
◾Titanfall: Flickering occurs under AMD CrossFire configurations

Good luck everyone.

If anyone has Thief I'm interested in finding out your takes on True Audio when enabled if you have good headphones or surround sound.
     
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AMD Catalyst™ 14.3 Beta V1.0 Driver for Windows® Operating System
Driver Info! (Click to show)

Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst™ 14.3 Beta V1.0 Driver for Windows®
◾Thief:
◾AMD Mantle and AMD True Audio support
◾Improves stuttering observed in CrossFire mode
◾Call of Duty: Ghosts: QUAD CrossFire profile update – improves level load times
◾Audio issues observed when using CrossFire configurations (and V-sync enabled) have been resolved
◾BattleField 4: V-sync issues observed on CrossFire configurations (with Mantle enabled) have been resolved

Known Issues
◾Intermittent driver stability issues when installing/un-installing on Desktop Kaveri platforms that support AMD Enduro technology under Windows 8.1. Please disable Enduro support to resolve the issue
◾Secondary GPUs do not enter low power state on CrossFire configurations; this issue will be addressed in the next AMD Catalyst beta release
◾Thief (DirectX): Lighting flickers on CrossFire configurations only after CrossFire has been enabled then disabled; this issue will be addressed in the next AMD Catalyst beta release
◾Battlefield 4 (DirectX): Quad CrossFire configurations with Eyefinity Display configurations suffer slowdowns and stability issues
◾Titanfall: Flickering occurs under AMD CrossFire configurations

Good luck everyone.

If anyone has Thief I'm interested in finding out your takes on True Audio when enabled if you have good headphones or surround sound.

Well looks like we won't know till tomorrow frown.gif
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Eidos is about to roll out a new patch for Thief and AMD says the patch will add support for Mantle and TrueAudio.
There is no word on how much performance will be gained, but users with compatible AMD graphics bottlenecked by a lacklustre CPU stand to gain the most. Mantle is all about eliminating CPU overhead, so it delivers the best results on CPU-bound configurations.

TrueAudio will bring a few new audio effects, including convolution reverb, which should make echoes a bit more realistic. TrueAudio can deliver a lot of location-based audio improvements, adding a bit of realism to what is already a rather realistic looking game.

However, only users with the latest Hawaii based cards will be able to enjoy Mantle and TrueAudio improvements. Only the R9 290X, R9 290 and the Bonnaire based R7 260X will do the trick. AMD is still working to get more developers on the Mantle bandwagon. Eidos and EA DICE are the biggest names so far, but other big players like Crytek, Valve and Ubisoft are still not on board.

The patch should roll out on March 18.

http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/34222-thief-patch-adds-mantle-and-trueaudio-support
 
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Well, at least I found out what AUX VDDC helps with..

VRAM OC get's a lot more stable with more AUX VDDC even though it's not directly VRAM voltage. Voltage is too low for that.

I can run 1625Mhz at +100mV AUX without issues but it starts to flicker and artifact when I lower AUX under +50mV. At +25mV it flickers on my desktopand gives random colored stripes in my screen but at +100mV it's just perfectly fine.

Might just be random but I hope it helps you guys clock VRAM.

I was lucky with my card sicne it has Hynix R0C VRAM so it clocks a tad better then Elpida anyway.
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Well, at least I found out what AUX VDDC helps with..

VRAM OC get's a lot more stable with more AUX VDDC even though it's not directly VRAM voltage. Voltage is too low for that.

I can run 1625Mhz at +100mV AUX without issues but it starts to flicker and artifact when I lower AUX under +50mV. At +25mV it flickers on my desktopand gives random colored stripes in my screen but at +100mV it's just perfectly fine.

Might just be random but I hope it helps you guys clock VRAM.

I was lucky with my card sicne it has Hynix R0C VRAM so it clocks a tad better then Elpida anyway.

Nice, good to know that it does have some sort of correlation with it. Means I'll be able to push more then 1400MHz hopefully!
I've got Elpida on mine unfortunately; Bad Luck Matt, always getting the worst clocking vRAM tongue.gif
 
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Nice, good to know that it does have some sort of correlation with it. Means I'll be able to push more then 1400MHz hopefully!
I've got Elpida on mine unfortunately; Bad Luck Matt, always getting the worst clocking vRAM tongue.gif

Wow, thats bad. i can run 1500/1550Mhz depending on the program.

mine Elpida too btw
 
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Well, at least I found out what AUX VDDC helps with..

VRAM OC get's a lot more stable with more AUX VDDC even though it's not directly VRAM voltage. Voltage is too low for that.

I can run 1625Mhz at +100mV AUX without issues but it starts to flicker and artifact when I lower AUX under +50mV. At +25mV it flickers on my desktopand gives random colored stripes in my screen but at +100mV it's just perfectly fine.

Might just be random but I hope it helps you guys clock VRAM.

I was lucky with my card sicne it has Hynix R0C VRAM so it clocks a tad better then Elpida anyway.

Nice, good to know that it does have some sort of correlation with it. Means I'll be able to push more then 1400MHz hopefully!
I've got Elpida on mine unfortunately; Bad Luck Matt, always getting the worst clocking vRAM tongue.gif
On 290's, Elpida is not bad in overclocking actually. I've bench mine at 1600MHz, no artifact, no problem. Also a couple of 1620 - 1625 MHz run too. My cards have Hynix & Elpida memory respectively btw.
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On 290's, Elpida is not bad in overclocking actually. I've bench mine at 1600MHz, no artifact, no problem. Also a couple of 1620 - 1625 MHz run too. My cards have Hynix & Elpida memory respectively btw.

Both my 7950's had Elpida and the one that I only had for a week had Hynix ($150 card.. Sold for ~$330).

I know that without any voltage increasing I can do around 1400, maybe 1450 but I remember that 1500+ makes the windows desktop corrupt after a good 30 minutes or so.
 
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What drivers are people using in crossfire? I'm still on 13.12, should I be on the new beta 14.2?

Started playing Sleeping Dogs last night and am getting shocking FPS, about 25 - 30fps max dipping down to single digits at points! This is at 1440p but with R9 290 crossfire?! I even tried the low preset in graphics settings and problem persists.

Also I'm noticing only 1 CPU core (3570k) is being utilised according to Afterburner. Core 1 is at 100%, while 2, 3 and 4 max about 5% usage. Is this a bugged reading or what's going on?
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