Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Drivers Section' started by asder00, Jun 26, 2012.
AMD Catalyst 12.7 (8.981.2.1 June 25) AMD Official BETA
Fingers crossed this helps with the primary display corruption when using video acceleration.
As for the version numbers, I think it's safe to say they're both correct. The previous 8.981 release was likely based on code which pre-dated the 12.6 beta release where everything changed. This would technically make it a beta of 12.7, since it would have been worked on for the 12.7 WHQL release. However, with their new release scheme, they've announced betas are likely going to be named after the month/year they were actually released - not when they're expected to reach WHQL - which means this new 8.981 driver is a 12.6 release because it was released in June 2012.
Can we move on from that now, please? You're both right for different reasons.
the worst corruption is some tree have a warping effect which stretches the stump up in the air i get horizontal warping too,ive tried vsinc and that doesnt help,as for the vegetation problem i get it on some grass type and on some trees but i didnt pay £412 just to turn of setting in the drivers
i only get issues with 12.6 revisions but the issues go beyond texture issues which is a shame because i do get better fps.
Given that i play arma2 more than anything thing it is getting harder to resist jumping on the Nvidia bandwagon unless someone can show that its not just amd/ati issue
Are you overclocking? These GSOD's (which lead to, for me, a black screen with 100% fan) only started with the 12.6 cycle..the April 12.5's were flawless. And GSOD is *always* related to Ram.
Windows XP versions have the exact same problem. Does your GSOD issue happen when you are NOT overclocking?
I know from experience that the card will ramp up into 3D mode when doing certain things on the desktop with the GUI. Perhaps 3d voltages (RAM) are not being applied correctly ?
so can i install over the previous drivers??? 18 april ones??
Good link, thanks
Anandtech and some other reviewer have test too the 12.4 vs 12.7 a specially good boost on Dirt3, where the 7970 was behind the 680, it is now faster in this game.. this time at 2560x1600.
Standard 7970 with 12.7beta provided with the 7970ghz - 12.4 vs 12.7 8.981.2.1
If they can pull this for BF3, this will be perfect.
How'd you go with these, xg? I'm about to put them on (currently on the Jun 6th drivers) because I've started to notice little niggly issues... OC speeds not taking properly (enabling ULPS fixed this, strangely) for one, and RadeonPro not loading games when using the aggressive API detection flag.
CFX or single GPU?
Yes i do OC. But even with a small OC it happens. It can't be really "unstable" since it is rocksolid in all Games. Also it never goes into 3d mode while surfing. Gpu clock on Desktop is MAX 450mhz. So there isn't really a reason for crashing.
GPU-Ram is at stock. Do you think the "normal PC-Ram" also could be the reason for this?
Oh, and btw this Issue happens on my other Power Color HD 7850PCS+ which is overclocked by stock too (didn't overclock that one by my own).
For people complaining about the release notes being a joke, this is 'officially' a hotfix - it's not a complete Catalyst driver package, nor is it an official beta release. AMD's listing the current latest official beta release as 12.6, and this can be applied on top (hence the name). This hotfix isn't listed anywhere in the official release page (http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/radeon_win7-64.aspx), so it's hardly fair to complain that AMD has no direction or is taking the piss.
AMD may or may not actually release an official 12.7 beta, but if they do I'm sure it will have proper release notes.
Can do, or you can run the 18ths Setup again first, and click uninstall to remove them (as you don't get the ATi Install Manager in Programs & Features), before installing these.
nah same old s**t for me these drivers.
When my monitor goes to sleep, I sometimes cant wake it - only way that occasionally works is ctrl+alt+del
50% of the time the keyboard is unresponsive as the system has frozen requiring a hard reset.
As i only spend a fraction of my time gaming, and 90% of the time downloading stuff with the monitor in sleep mode its a big deal for me this issue, with corrupted download files etc etc.
nVidia here i come in the near future. Sick of these small time AMD/ATI jokers now.
How do you know its the video card drivers preventing the computer from returning from sleep?
Many things can mess up that process
Its an issue that surfaced with the 12.4's I believe, then was fixed in a 12.6 beta, then is back again in these.
Anyway, this set just crashed after 3 mins in BF3 aswell like the other 12.7 beta.
Back to 12.5 unoffical betas untill my GTX 680 gets here on friday.
Yeah, the problem is NOT the 3D voltages in games at all. I also never had a problem when games are running.
I'm almost CERTAIN that the problem is 2D voltages on the desktop, not switching correctly. Either the 2d voltages are too low, or the 2d voltages when the clocks ramp up to 3D mode not applying proper voltages at all (on the desktop; you can cause this simply by moving a browser window around the desktop quickly), the 3d voltages are not being applied, causing 3D Ram clocks with 2D voltages=GSOD. In W7, I always saw this crash when the computer was switching from 3D to 2D mode, although it also happened while browsing before, and in XP, it happened right after opening a non flash, standard site. And it sure seems random....
It could also be the 'medium' speeds of 500 mhz (the non idle 2D voltages, but not max speed like the CCC clocks) causing the problem, too.
I asked before but got ZERO replies...
can someone please test the 2d voltages? In 12.5's, they were apparently 0.84v from another poster (but not sure if this was RAM or GPU), but he said in 12.6's, they were 0.79v. Would be nice to know if this is causing it or what exactly that voltage is even for....
I'm getting a 670, better bang for buck.
Rich_Guy, have you had any GSOD/black screen crashes in 2D, yet? Because another person said he had it happen just on idle desktop with these.....
Do you mind doing a test?
1) Set your max normal 3D clocks you usually overclock to.
2) Open a browser of some sort
3) Run your favorite game more than once. Try alt tabbing a few times from the game to the desktop as well.
4) after exiting the game, with content in your browser, move the IE window around in circles swiftly with the mouse.
I'm almost certain that this will trigger the GSOD/black screen bug, if it exists. (I've NEVER seen the bug happen after a fresh boot).
Oh yes it does go into 3D mode while surfing All you have to do is drag a browser window around furiously to make it happen. (amd cards have done this since the 4890 days, btw). Here, watch how the 12.5 betas operate: 1) idle (no window scrolling):
2) furiously scrolling (moving) the browser
As you can see....
hi i uninstaled the driver to instale 12.4 i ended up with no usb ports even after instaling 12.4 eney one else had this problem ?
I can confirm with the previous betas that the low-power voltage the card drops to when the GPU usage falls around 0% (2d-voltage for this discussion) is different then it has been before.
Before these 12.6/12.x betas, the voltage would drop to 0.849 when the GPU uasge dropped off. With the 12.6/12.x betas, it drops to 0.809 when the GPU usage drops off.
I run Afterburners OSD on both the monitor and my Logitech G13 along with a contants graph of the GPU Temp/Usage/Voltage, etc. In the most recent betas I have noticed it dropping to that lower level, and in my case, it sometimes doesn't seem to get off of it.
I say "seems to" because that is the last reading on my G13 when the computer locks into the screen of vetical ASCII symbol stripes. When that happens, the OSD shows the GPU clocked back up to 1050 but the voltage is at the 0.809 level.
I've chalked it up to a problem with Sapphire Trixx overclocking tool and the new betas library having a incompatiblities. Until that is sorted out, I'm sticking with the 8.98 Betas from April 18th. Those drivers have never had that problem, and the in those the voltage only drops down to 0.849
Also, and this is completely subjective, it feels like in the newer betas that the voltage drops from the GPU usage is much more sensitive. I've not done any real trial and tests, but it just looked to me on the graphing from the newer betas that the spikes from the dropping down and back up are much more prevelant then before.
Note: I have not tried this release of the betas and don't plan to untill I see something that confirms the Trixx OC program (and others) work with the revised AMD libraries.