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My tactic with betas are to only install them if i gain improvements for games im currently playing or there is some uber new thing AMD releases. Other that those 2 factors, I dont touch them. All betas are like walking on ice.
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Hopefully not.

But let me just say this, I was an NVIDIA owner for 3 straight generations (460, 470 and 670) and I had more driver related issues back then than I've had with my HD 7970 so far (in fact I can't really think of an issue I've had with this card).

Lack of CrossFireX profiles, that's another issue, but it is my understanding that SLI is not doing all that hot by itself.

I'm just going to let go of this or else this thread WILL turn into a huge off-topic NVidia vs. AMD driver debate! biggrin.gif
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looks like there is problem between Adobe flash and AMD driver.more occur on Firefox.chrome is less.

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looks like there is problem between Adobe flash and AMD driver.more occur on Firefox.chrome is less.
that cancer needs to be exterminate once and for all from pc's
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looks like there is problem between Adobe flash and AMD driver.more occur on Firefox.chrome is less.

Hardware acceleration off? here is a read . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/1265543/the-amd-how-to-thread

some systems like mine (both intel and amd) have no issue even if HA is on in Firefox or other browsers. i keep mine on on both my rigs. AMD with a 7950. i don't use DDU either. i just install the new over the old. i am not recommending it to others. just saying.
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My tactic with betas are to only install them if i gain improvements for games im currently playing or there is some uber new thing AMD releases. Other that those 2 factors, I dont touch them. All betas are like walking on ice.

My tactic is usually just find a version that is flawless and never update it again... This release here, seems not beta, but alpha. Because you can't really call it a beta, when you release something that has massive memory leak and crashes on youtube. It's not like these are minor details that someone could miss. If you don't go test your driver in youtube before releasing it, why do you even bother?

I thought i had found the "flawless" drivers in 15.7.1, up until 2 days ago, where the PC was just standing idle, i return to the pc room after a few minutes and i see... a reboot... The PC had rebooted on its own. I run whocrashed and i see there has been a BSOD caused by atisomething... I still avoid the AMD SATA drivers like the plague. The best driver i had seen was 13.12, but it has primitive support for my main GPU... I wish i could go back to it.
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My tactic is usually just find a version that is flawless and never update it again... This release here, seems not beta, but alpha. Because you can't really call it a beta, when you release something that has massive memory leak and crashes on youtube. It's not like these are minor details that someone could miss. If you don't go test your driver in youtube before releasing it, why do you even bother?

I thought i had found the "flawless" drivers in 15.7.1, up until 2 days ago, where the PC was just standing idle, i return to the pc room after a few minutes and i see... a reboot... The PC had rebooted on its own. I run whocrashed and i see there has been a BSOD caused by atisomething... I still avoid the AMD SATA drivers like the plague. The best driver i had seen was 13.12, but it has primitive support for my main GPU... I wish i could go back to it.

to my understanding, beta is meant for user testing. users submit feedback in proper channel for any issues found.
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My tactic with betas are to only install them if i gain improvements for games im currently playing or there is some uber new thing AMD releases. Other that those 2 factors, I dont touch them. All betas are like walking on ice.

The difference between a public beta and an official release driver is often only the fee to get the WHQL certificate.

Plenty of times AMD and NVIDIA's betas have been more stable and more functional than the current non-beta release.
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to my understanding, beta is meant for user testing. users submit feedback in proper channel for any issues found.

Yes, i 've been beta tester too (also in private betas). What i am saying, that having so big issues with something so common (youtube), shouldn't be in a beta. It's too "big" of an error. The devs are supposed to do some testing on their own, at least in the most obvious things. Even more so, when you release 1 WHQL driver every 6 months (from 14.12 to 15.7) and people start telling you "betas are as good as stable really, just use them".
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The difference between a public beta and an official release driver is often only the fee to get the WHQL certificate.

Plenty of times AMD and NVIDIA's betas have been more stable and more functional than the current non-beta release.
This.

When you have a fully stable driver running for months, upgrading to the latest(maybe better) driver is a huge dilemma.
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