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I have the newest 11.1 driver and during game I get stuttering and lag. I'm pretty my sig computer can play the game just fine. So is this a driver issue? Anyone else have problem with GTA 4 with the 6000 series cards?
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It's not your card, or your rig. It's the new ATI drivers, you're not the only one having issues, if you don't believe me do some searching on here & Google.

I went from 10.12 > 11.1, got constant display crashes, huge FPS dips, etc. I went from 11.1 > 11.a and got less frequent crashes, but it still crashed and I got huge FPS dips.

After attempting to fix everything up after the gigantic mess, I just got angry and reformatted. After reformatting I reinstalled 10.12 and everything went back to normal. No FPS dips, crashes, etc.

Oh, it also doesn't help that GTA4 is a horribly optimized game tongue.gif
post #3 of 13
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hmmm, i heard the new driver is coming out next week. maybe i will give that a try lol
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Originally Posted by wayne_sony;12379803 
hmmm, i heard the new driver is coming out next week. maybe i will give that a try lol

Yep, best of luck. 11.1 was a huge disappoint for a lot of people.
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For me it wasn't the drivers (all fine), it was the latest v7 patch.

Reinstalled game, back to patch v6 and everything's back to normal situation.
   
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post #6 of 13
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hmm i will give it a look. also, do i just install the new driver over the older one or i need to use driversweeper?
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post #7 of 13
Driver over driver. That's how AMD works, and it's proven to give better results.
   
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by E-Peen;12379727 
It's not your card, or your rig. It's the new ATI drivers, you're not the only one having issues, if you don't believe me do some searching on here & Google.

I went from 10.12 > 11.1, got constant display crashes, huge FPS dips, etc. I went from 11.1 > 11.a and got less frequent crashes, but it still crashed and I got huge FPS dips.

After attempting to fix everything up after the gigantic mess, I just got angry and reformatted. After reformatting I reinstalled 10.12 and everything went back to normal. No FPS dips, crashes, etc.

Oh, it also doesn't help that GTA4 is a horribly optimized game tongue.gif

VERY CORRECT! horrible graphic engine I would say, but with everything going on in those games and wide variety or view/things happening at once that is expected smile.gif
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post #9 of 13
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im gona give the 11.1a hotfix a go
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by wayne_sony;12379869 
hmm i will give it a look. also, do i just install the new driver over the older one or i need to use driversweeper?

Just install it right over. Driver Sweeper is horrible.
Quote:
Originally Posted by wayne_sony;12379918 
im gona give the 11.1a hotfix a go

Go for it, if you're still having issues roll back to a version that's not 11.x.
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