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post #921 of 1132 (permalink) Old 12-10-2014, 01:26 AM
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Installed without any issues. Only tested one game, Far Cry 3, which is one of the improvements listed.

Runs Way better. Really smooth. Can run 4xmsaa now and smooth as can be.

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I installed the drivers for my 290x after uninstalling and wiping the old beta ones. So far it's all good. I've tried to downsample 1440p to my 1080p monitor and the results were generally pretty good.

The biggest difference is in GTA IV which has no native AA. 1440p downsampled + the SMAA injector gets rid of the jaggies, though performance does take a bit of a hit. I've had good results with Crysis and Alien: Isolation as well.

I also tested this in Euro Truck Simulator 2 and Arma 3 to see how it fares compared to their native downsampling options present in their graphics menu.

In ETS 2 I had 1080p + MLAA + 300% scaling. I've tried 1440p downsampled + MLAA + 200% scaling and the image quality was slightly better and the performance similar.

For Arma 3 1440p downsampled was negligibly faster ( +0.5 FPS at around 50 FPS) compared to the existing 133% sampling option and it blurred the interface while looking roughly the same.

One game where downsampling did not produce any benefit was Civilization 5. It shrunk and blurred the interface and I found the native 4x/8x MSAA options to be better overall.

I suppose whether downsampling produces benefits depends a lot on the nature of the game and the already present AA options. It is superior to no AA and shader based AA. Interfaces and HUD's may be only minimally affected (GTA 4, Crysis, Alien: Isolation) or may become almost unusable (Civilization 5). When the game does have native downsampling (ETS 2, Arma 3) then it may or may not be worth it.

In any case I didn't do a lot of testing and will have to see how this feature impacts performance and image quality in the long run.

PS: I've noticed that when downsampling the refresh rate goes from 120 hz to 100 hz. Is there a way to change it back?

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That's an interesting video, thanks for sharing. That said, with the recent release of the GTX 970, we have price drops on GPUs across the board. AMD APUs are pretty bad value these day in my opinion:

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true but i always thought about this AMD released the Omega Drivers to fix the Low End part of its lineup which is proved in the video above!

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I disagree, in fact, I tried out the fluid video option IN CONJUNCTION ith SVP and wow drool.gif, it is so freaking smooth! It actually HELPS SVP interpolate the frames, so well in fact I disabled or lowered some settings so that the GPU can do some of the work natively. I even does wonders for anime thumb.gif.

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I don't use SVP but how did you get fluid motion to work? I thought it only worked on PowerDvD or something. I see no difference in MPC using madVR.

I second Yvese's question. How did you do it?
As far as I know Fluid Motion Video is working only in PowerDVD at the moment and only for bluray playback.
You couldn't use SVP in PowerDVD as what SVP does is inserting ffdshow raw video filter with custom script applied into the Direct Show filter path. So you have to use some application support for it. Media Player Classic and a few others allow to modify DS Path freely as opposite to PowerDVD unfortunately.
On the other hand MPC and others besides PowerDVD do not support AMD's FMV.

So how did you do that?
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Gave the driver a quick spin today. Tried out the super resolution. Tried it in bf4 and fifa 15. Wont be much use to me cos if i wanted a 4k experience i would actually buy a 4k monitor/tv and the reason i didnt is because i dont think 4k is really feasible on one card. This just confirms that.

However it does look good, obviously not as good as real 4k, and I will use it for games that arent overly demanding, fifa held 60fps fine @4k, bf4 on metro was running between 45 and 60fps mostly.. But in general if i am taking the perfomance hit of 4k I would want to be running a 4k monitor/tv.
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How's the driver working? Is it worth downloading it? smile.gif
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IS THIS A JOKE ?

REVIEW 7

http://www.tweaktown.com/tweakipedia/64/amd-catalyst-omega-performance-analysis-radeon-r9-290x-1080p/index.html

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In almost every game slower than 14.9, take a look on the min-frames.


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i hope you are just kidding...
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I was really hopeful for these drivers, but after I installed them I get bluescreens and crashes whenever I play video or flash files. I ended up having to go back to the 14.11 betas.

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Quick question though, how is having steel armor in skyrim like having an ipad in world war 2? If the U.S stormed normandy with ipads i'm pretty sure we would all be speaking german about now.


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Oh! Didn't realize it updated. Thanks!

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