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[TPU] AMD to Roll Out Eyefinity Frame-Time Fix in January - Update: Cat. 14.1 Beta released 2/1/2014

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Update: 2/4: Cat 14.1 Beta launched on 2/1/2014:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1463919/amd-mirror-catalyst-14-1-beta-released

http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/latest-catalyst-windows-beta.aspx
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AMD is reportedly releasing a fix for frame-pacing issues for Radeon-based systems with Eyefinity setups in January, 2014, according to an AnandTech report. This September, AMD rolled out the first fix into the frame-pacing issues that affected Radeon GPUs based on the Graphics CoreNext architecture, in which raw-framerate didn't come with the right pacing between each frame, resulting in display output that isn't fluid, which even caused accusations to fly from some quarters about how honest AMD really is with performance numbers of its GPUs.


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Better late then never smile.gif



Edit: Update January 18th, 2014:
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AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta to Include Mantle and TrueAudio Runtimes
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btarunr
Monday, January 13th 2014 01:14 Discuss (28 Comments) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
At its CES press-meet, AMD detailed the upcoming versions of Catalyst Software Suite, which will be unified to include graphics and system drivers for both discrete AMD Radeon GPUs, and integrated AMD A-Series APUs; and AMD core-logic (chipsets). The biggest takeaway from the presentation, by AMD's Terry "CatalystMaker" Makedon, is that the company will release the first Mantle and TrueAudio runtime environments with the upcoming Catalyst 14.1 Beta, due for later this month. Mantle is AMD's ambitious attempt at a 3D graphics API to rival Direct3D and OpenGL, that's optimized for its Graphics CoreNext micro-architecture; while TrueAudio is a positional audio DSP that promises to make games and movies sound more realistic.

Mantle promises "great" performance improvements in Battlefield 4, the only AAA game that we know of, to make use of the API. Mantle support was expected to be added to the game as an update around this time, but DICE' plans fell off the track with publisher EA coming down hard on the studio for shipping a game that's riddled with bugs. DICE will most likely have to fix most of its bugs for the retail DirectX 11.1 game, before EA allows it to toy with updates that add support for new and experimental APIs, let alone expansion packs.


In related news, Catalyst 14.1 Beta will introduce additions to its frame-pacing fix, that will soon support Ultra HD displays, and Eyefinity setups on non-XDMA (pre R9 290 series) GPUs.

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A glimpse of hope for those of still patiently waiting for the Eyefinity pacing-fix. Understandably, Amd is very busy with other things and they tend not to deliver on eta's the first few times. This slide says Q1 so, it maybe a while. Loosing patience if this drags on a couple more months tbh rolleyes.gif


Edited by wermad - 2/4/14 at 8:12am
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Indeed. Good to see AMD working on this. I'd like to see a frame-time fix for dual graphics (AKA hybrid graphics, iGPU + dGPU) to make it worthwhile.
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Nice find wermad
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AMD has been doing fairly well recently, turning themselves around quite a bit. I wouldnt say they are entirely out of the woods yet, but the more they can compete with Intel and other companies in other markets (such as mobile), then its good for all of us!
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Indeed. Good to see AMD working on this. I'd like to see a frame-time fix for dual graphics (AKA hybrid graphics, iGPU + dGPU) to make it worthwhile.

This

And where are the DX9 fixes?
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nice job AMD
I'm glad they aren't just going to drop support for their HD7000 series customers.
     
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And where are the DX9 fixes?

 



Honestly with next-gen available and DX11 out on Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, there's no point in even caring about DX9.
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Cool. So when do we get a hybrid crossfire drivers that work?
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nice job AMD
I'm glad they aren't just going to drop support for their HD7000 series customers.

Glad they're fixing it, but taking two years from the release of the 79xx to fix CF / eyefinity? I'm not sure that can be put in a good light since it always just worked without stutter on the nvidia side...
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This



And where are the DX9 fixes?

 



Honestly with next-gen available and DX11 out on Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, there's no point in even caring about DX9.

I don't know any good dx11 rts games; Starcraft 2 is dx9 and the only one with a competitive scene, an entire genre. It'll still have a vast fanbase a year from now, maybe 3-5 years from now (cant predict the future)
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