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post #1061 of 1174
First time I have seen a frame time graph anywhere (bottom of page), Mantle certainly appears to be pretty consistent from that point of view.



http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1930/pg10/xfx-r9-290x-black-oc-edition-graphics-card-review-with-mantle-4k-and-mantle.html
post #1062 of 1174
Really, this beta seems more of a proof of concept more than anything else. In that context I'm happy with it and essentially saying, "ok that's nifty, I'm going back to the whql drivers for now, get back to work dice and amd and don't open your mouth again with anymore dates until it works as intended." That's not meant to sound harsh I'm grateful for the beta drivers but they are most definitely beta, and as such I'm not gonna use them until they are stable and I can use them on a day to day basis (other than run a few benches and go "nifty")
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Really, this beta seems more of a proof of concept more than anything else. In that context I'm happy with it and essentially saying, "ok that's nifty, I'm going back to the whql drivers for now, get back to work dice and amd and don't open your mouth again with anymore dates until it works as intended." That's not meant to sound harsh I'm grateful for the beta drivers but they are most definitely beta, and as such I'm not gonna use them until they are stable and I can use them on a day to day basis (other than run a few benches and go "nifty")

Well said sir. Well said
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Really, this beta seems more of a proof of concept more than anything else. In that context I'm happy with it and essentially saying, "ok that's nifty, I'm going back to the whql drivers for now, get back to work dice and amd and don't open your mouth again with anymore dates until it works as intended." That's not meant to sound harsh I'm grateful for the beta drivers but they are most definitely beta, and as such I'm not gonna use them until they are stable and I can use them on a day to day basis (other than run a few benches and go "nifty")
That's exactly what you are supposed to do with beta drivers. You only want to use beta drivers to test or if you have the skills to negate the problems the drivers cause. Everyone should go back to 13.12 after they have played around with mantle a bit. Honestly I'm quite surprised they rolled it into a driver and not something separate.
post #1065 of 1174
Hmm.

Had to install a couple of times, first time I had the downclocking issue, would drop to +/-20FPS in game. Reinstall fixed this issue, but overall I am having significantly lower performance in both Mantle and DX modes compared to my previous drivers @same graphical settings.

Think I'll just wait till mantle gets out of the beta phase before diving in again.
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Hmm.

Had to install a couple of times, first time I had the downclocking issue, would drop to +/-20FPS in game. Reinstall fixed this issue, but overall I am having significantly lower performance in both Mantle and DX modes compared to my previous drivers @same graphical settings.

Think I'll just wait till mantle gets out of the beta phase before diving in again.

same here. mantle gives me like 30fps in game where as in old 13.12 and crossfire I would fly over 100fps.

did a clena install two times, mantle doesn't evne kick in full screen.
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same here. mantle gives me like 30fps in game where as in old 13.12 and crossfire I would fly over 100fps.

did a clena install two times, mantle doesn't evne kick in full screen.


....please read the release notes, they clearly state that directx is better and more stable for cfx in BF4 then mantle.
     
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Its so tiring to read stuff like what you wrote. I memorized the release notes a day before i even installed these. And Crossfire is disabled and its 30 fps or lower. Just super buggy software right now.
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the beta version basically adheres to all the pre-release speculation

best for low end, single GPU scenarios. Now they just need to make it the best for every scenario.
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it's like xoleras wants us to give up our amd cards and go nvidia. in my case - I CANNOT.

i am not the only gamer in the house. i cannot afford to install and uninstall driver for each and every game. that is nonesense.

who has to do that? Has this person you know that does this linked empirical evidence that it's necessary to do this? What titles are the ones which require driver swaps?



Each company has it's ups & downs. It's up to the user to decide which issues he wants to deal with. Most people like me gave up on AMD with the 6xxx series due to the xfire+eyefinity issues. Many of us are waiting for those days to be truly fixed before switching back.
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