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Originally Posted by pshootr View Post

Hey guys, I'm running R9-290 Tri-X OC. I run win7 still. Is there any reason for me to install Crimson drivers?

Currently using:

Driver Packaging Version 14.501.1003-141120a-177998C
Catalyst Version 14.12 AMD Catalyst Omega Software

No one?
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No one?

Same reason as any driver update. Potential performance boosts for various things. It can also come with side effects like any drive update.

I would say make sure you have your current driver available to reinstall, and give crimson a shot. Download Crimson first, uninstall current drivers with DDU(display driver uninstaller) utilizing safe mode, clean registry with something like CCleaner and install Crimson.

If you have problems revert back.

Crimson on a much more timely update schedule. They're releasing patches and hotfixes for things monthly, at least. It runs faster, hogs less resources on start up, and looks better.

Worth a shot IMO.
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Put the Windforce on another ref 290.

Hopefully this doesn't bite the dust.

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Put the Windforce on another ref 290.

Hopefully this doesn't bite the dust.


Mining killing them?
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Same reason as any driver update. Potential performance boosts for various things. It can also come with side effects like any drive update.

I would say make sure you have your current driver available to reinstall, and give crimson a shot. Download Crimson first, uninstall current drivers with DDU(display driver uninstaller) utilizing safe mode, clean registry with something like CCleaner and install Crimson.

If you have problems revert back.

Crimson on a much more timely update schedule. They're releasing patches and hotfixes for things monthly, at least. It runs faster, hogs less resources on start up, and looks better.

Worth a shot IMO.

Good advice. I shall try to do backups, and revert if hell rises.
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Finally bit the bullet, and got another 290X to put under water. Should receive it later this week smile.gif
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Good advice. I shall try to do backups, and revert if hell rises.

If you haven't done the update . . . run some synthetic and game benches. I only need to oc my 290 1200 core with 16 driver in order to get the same graphics score in Firestrike where I used to need 1300 core using 14 driver.

I keep my cards stock for games.
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From 15.10 to 16.7.3, I have seen as much as 10 FPS (key areas) more in Benchmarks. thumb.gif
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If you haven't done the update . . . run some synthetic and game benches. I only need to oc my 290 1200 core with 16 driver in order to get the same graphics score in Firestrike where I used to need 1300 core using 14 driver.

I keep my cards stock for games.

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From 15.10 to 16.7.3, I have seen as much as 10 FPS (key areas) more in Benchmarks. thumb.gif


Good info guys ty. thumb.gif
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If you haven't done the update . . . run some synthetic and game benches. I only need to oc my 290 1200 core with 16 driver in order to get the same graphics score in Firestrike where I used to need 1300 core using 14 driver.

I keep my cards stock for games.


Which driver are u currently on?
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