AMD Catalyst 12.11 (9.010.8 November 15) AMD Official BETA 11

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  1. ergalle

    ergalle Active Member

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    Someone tested FarCry 3 with 12.11 Beta 8 and HD6990?
     
  2. Espionage724

    Espionage724 Guest

    You could be the first :p No need to wait on anyone else.
     
  3. kn00tcn

    kn00tcn Ancient Guru

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    the buffered frames value, is that 1 as in ON or 1 as in one frame? dx9 is 20/30 with vsync off?
     
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    Wtf, you have better performance then me? :3eyes:
     

  5. fr33jack

    fr33jack Maha Guru

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    caleb59,
    turn off "Alpha To Coverage" - it implements antialiasing to vegetation...and it has bugged performance or it just demanding. Instead try to use default fxaa injector by some dude - looks better, implements antialiasing to vegetation also and has much better performance plus it applies AA to whole image. With "Alpha To Coverage = Enhanced" i have 3-10 FPS loss depending on situation.

    "GPU Max Buffered Frames = 1" also degrades overall performance, cause it renders +1(2;3) Frame in VRAM buffer. It only useful with vsync, cause it compensate mouse input lag..if any

    kn00tcn,
    "Vsync, GPU Buffered Frames = 1" as frame. Cause in FC3, Vsync = 1 = 60 FPS cap (2=30;3=20). But even if vsync at 1 frame (60FPS cap) there is a situations where FPS automatically fall down to 30 cap...and it came back to 60 after your leaving that bugged area. Without vsync i have normal amount of FPS on those areas - 45-80+

    In dx9 - both.

    PS. dunno why, but neither "Fxaa tool" or "SMAA Injector" or "SweetFx" not working (for me at least) in FC3. Works only "InjectFXAA 10.7b by somedude".

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    Also...i kinda figured out why i have BSODs and some CTDs in FC3 with 12.11b8 drivers - apparently, my video card does not want to work with current (1200/5600) overclocking while running on beta 8...strange.
     
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  6. Dublin_Gunner

    Dublin_Gunner Ancient Guru

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    fr33 - your 7850 is running at 1200mhz?? Is it on dry ice or something?? Volt modded?

    AMD really should get their act together with multi-threaded rendering for their drivers, nv have already proven it really can help in CPU limited situations.
     
  7. fr33jack

    fr33jack Maha Guru

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    my MSI 7850 Power Edition chilled by default TwinFrozr IV cooler with default voltage...overclocked via CCC with increased OC limit :eyes:

    ps. but yes, i have a secret ;)
     
  8. Hippie Tech

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    Twin Frozr IV ?!!! woot !

    One of these days I'll see if the TFIII can handle mining @1250mhz. :nerd:

    No secret here.. stock volts.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. hulawafu77

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    AMD said they have had multi-threading support since day 1. They just didn't support command lists and I think to date only one game uses it. But then it's the chicken before egg question, game developers not supporting command lists because AMD doesn't support it?
    - And according to AnandTech benchmarks, Civ 5 actually favors GCN over Nvidia. But then i don't trust Anandtech much anymore, I find their results often to be flawed and confusing, almost to a point I doubt they even play these games.
     
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  10. Extraordinary

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    I`m still suffering from low GPU use during gaming

    I can see 29fps and only 64% GPU being used even with Beta 8 in a few different games

    Come on AMD, it can't be that hard to make a driver that lets us use our cards 100% power ?
     

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    Well thanks for that advice - IMO (checked by Fraps without recording of course) Alpha To Coverage doesn't reduce my fps that much as you mentioned - but if it is really AA then I leave it turned off...

    Also I turned off "GPU Max Buffered Frames - 0" as you suggested and I noticed some fps drop so I go back to "GPU Max Buffered Frames - 1"...

    My bug with DX 9 and 4fps still occurs - I've reported it to AMD support but I don't count on miracles...
     
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    I'm playing it on Alienware M17x R3 6990m, everything Ultra with Dx11, except shadows medium and AA off. Pretty smooth gameplay with no fps dropping.
     
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    ^ Same issue here but only in FC3. Other games work fine.
     
  14. sherrypizza

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    There is one thing I'm not getting, why this game has two exe file? One is farcry3 and other is farcry3_d3d11, what's the difference?
     
  15. The Postman

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    I think MLAA is gonna give you a nice boost of fps instead of alpha coverage and AA. It doesnt require any injectors either.
     

  16. Espionage724

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    It sounds like farcry3 runs DX9 and farcry3_d3d11 runs DX11. Kind of like how Saints Row The Third also has separate exe's for renderers, as does Hellgate London.
     
  17. sherrypizza

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    Well DX11 is available on both exes.
     
  18. fr33jack

    fr33jack Maha Guru

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    Hippie Tech,
    TwinFrozr IV is a stock cooler comes with PE MSI 7850. So...
    Plus, your clocks from 7870 with 1050Mhz default...mine 7850 have default 950/ 4800 Mhz...you have a better potential :)

    but anyways, my secret is simple -
    I have a lil geek brother and he is working in "hardware lab" in big retailer computer company. So, when I or he in need with some IT hardware, he tested it first before we buy it from his employer...of course, he will be fired if they knew ;) Particularly for my GPU...he tested video cards (for good OC capabilities) about a month before he found this one :)
     
  19. fr33jack

    fr33jack Maha Guru

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    Not for FC3 here. Even if you run other exe's or running directly from "uplay", it runs farcry3_d3d11.exe - look in processes explorer
     
  20. Espionage724

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    Perhaps it might just be based on OS/driver support? As in, if your on XP or a non-DX11 card, it will run in DX9, but if your on Vista+ with a DX11 card, it will force DX11 mode?

    Not entirely sure though; I don't have the game.
     
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