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Have they finally fixed the Crimson software?

It doesn't save settings for specific profiles or even global profiles.

It does not disable crossfire in games that don't support it like the older software used to. For example, if I want to play Rocket League on a single 7970 it doesn't disable crossfire, even if I create a custom profile for the game, and thus I need to go into additional settings and physically disable crossfire.

Zero core does not work.

Fallout 4 with crossfire takes ages to load.

Amongst other issues.

The last good driver for the 7970 was 15.11.1 beta.

It's obvious that performance with Crimson is better but the software is absolutely broken and needs to be fixed. This is ridiculous.

Easy fix: Use borderless window full screen so the crossfire can not kick in
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That's all well and dandy but the fact remains that crossfire shouldn't kick in in the first place. On 15.11.1 I could fire up any non-crossfire games and the 2nd gpu would remain off because of zero core. With Crimson the 2nd GPU is always running at 300/150 and when you fire up the game immediately both are running at 1000/1500 and the games that don't support crossfire run like crap.

Bordless window sucks anyway because it significantly impacts framerate.
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post #83 of 103
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That's all well and dandy but the fact remains that crossfire shouldn't kick in in the first place. On 15.11.1 I could fire up any non-crossfire games and the 2nd gpu would remain off because of zero core. With Crimson the 2nd GPU is always running at 300/150 and when you fire up the game immediately both are running at 1000/1500 and the games that don't support crossfire run like crap.

Bordless window sucks anyway because it significantly impacts framerate.

No it doesnt ;_;
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post #84 of 103
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That's all well and dandy but the fact remains that crossfire shouldn't kick in in the first place. On 15.11.1 I could fire up any non-crossfire games and the 2nd gpu would remain off because of zero core. With Crimson the 2nd GPU is always running at 300/150 and when you fire up the game immediately both are running at 1000/1500 and the games that don't support crossfire run like crap.

Bordless window sucks anyway because it significantly impacts framerate.

People who use two or more monitors know the value of borderless fullscreen

I would take the performance hit every time (it's not that much by the way)
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No it doesnt ;_;

That is what I thought too but in many game it does.
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There are tons of issues with fury crossfire/multi gpu and crimson drivers. So many in fact i keep going back to old drivers
And use crimson on a few benchmarks.

What bothers me is crimson was supposed to be like a rebirth of AMD's drivers and software. You know like "hey were going to make improvements and be solid again on drivers" . However its been total crap, it could just be in my case Fury is garbage and they don't care. This whole thing they have done with ignoring dx11 and working on dx12 has really burnt my relations with them. Who's to say when dx12 makes it to all games they dont just stop improving it and look for dx13?
It is wierd how nvidia is fixing performance in the now, and AMD is always looking for performance in the future.

I am tired of waiting for them to fix issues that take months or they just dont even bother with. I am heavily considering single gpu in the near future and AMD is making it very difficult for me to consider them again. I think its possible for me that i may just Step way from pc gaming instead. Given how tough the pc game market is now from all angles including the" lets go back to the arcade gaming of the 80's and insert a quarter every 2 minutes"
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That is what I thought too but in many game it does.

Yes. It seems that CPU overhead is bigger in windowed mode. But freeSync doesn't work in windowed, so I don't use it anyway
post #88 of 103
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Originally Posted by cib24 View Post

Have they finally fixed the Crimson software?
It doesn't save settings for specific profiles or even global profiles.
It does not disable crossfire in games that don't support it like the older software used to. For example, if I want to play Rocket League on a single 7970 it doesn't disable crossfire, even if I create a custom profile for the game, and thus I need to go into additional settings and physically disable crossfire.
Zero core does not work.
Fallout 4 with crossfire takes ages to load.
Amongst other issues.
The last good driver for the 7970 was 15.11.1 beta.
It's obvious that performance with Crimson is better but the software is absolutely broken and needs to be fixed. This is ridiculous.

What I can tell you is that the profiles are still having some issues. Even when creating a custom profile, "some" settings may stick, but a few games may stutter or run with a reduced FPS whilst others are not effected. Overall the profiles need a lot of work still, so I advise against using them.
Fallout 4 CrossFire has improved according to user reports on Guru3D, but I can't confirm anything myself.
There's a theory that RTG don't want people to tweak profiles as it may not be in accordance to Crimson's power saving efforts. So, settings may not stick by design. Again, just a thoery suggested by a few people around. biggrin.gif
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Thanks for the insight but frankly it's BS. On the 7970 I can ensure you that the profiles never work. The global profiles don't even work. Almost nothing in that fancy UI from Crimson works correctly and I hate that zero core and the crossfire problems are there. 15.11.1 was awesome with the way it handled crossfire and turned the 2nd GPU on and off depending on the game and profile selected.
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I disabled CrossFire 5 months ago. Never had an issue since. biggrin.gif
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