AMD Catalyst 12.8 (8.982.0 July 27) AMD Official WHQL

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  1. AntiBaby

    AntiBaby Member

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    Black flicking artifacts

    Like Kanashi, Falkentyne, ClockClocker and probably a few others, I am also getting these very quick, (usually) black flickers in several games. This is while using an entirely new Sapphire 7850 OC. The severity of these flickers appears to be highly dependent on the driver version. Significant underclocking has no effect. Of all the drivers I've tried, 12.8 has resulted in the most artifacts in the games I've tested.

    I made a longer post about my experience here: http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=4408913&postcount=50

    At the very least, I'd like to get some sort of confirmation as to whether this is a hardware issue, or a driver/software issue. But, there just doesn't seem to be enough information on the problem at present. At least if it was a hardware issue, I could simply RMA and move on.
     
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  2. Didusieq

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    Strange. I have a fresh Windows 7. I have installed 12.8 drivers and Xilisoft and GPu acceleration works for me. :/
     
  3. Colt M4

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    Wow from everything i reading AMD has no consistency. I mean 12.6 and 12.7 made me crash within 5 hours cause of the lower .805 2d voltage. Now on these 2nd day no crashes with the same 2d voltage.

    They still haven't fixed the hdmi though
     
  4. BaldManBDC

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    100% agree.

    I had 0 problems with my 5850 in 3 years, 6 months of crud with the 7970 and I have such a sour taste in my moith from it, that there is no way I am staying Red on my next upgrade.
     

  5. Falkentyne

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    colt,
    you know that you can edit the profiles.xml file to change the 2d voltage?
    That's also how you force constant 3d clocks as well. I think voltage change is editable in the profiles.xml file, but forcing clocks has to be done in a separate profile (you can just make one through the ccc, with overdrive panel up, then save it).

    Its something like this:
    -<Feature name="CoreVoltageTarget_PCI_VEN_1002&DEV_6798&SUBSYS_30001002&REV_00_4&2D68EC9A&0&0008A"> <Property name="Want_0" value="1256"/> <Property name="Want_1" value="1256"/>

    Want_0 is the 2d voltage. Want_1 is the 3d voltage. Setting them both to the same value prevents the card from downvolting.
     
  6. LeppeRMessiaH

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    Can someone please check the Control Center and check for those?
     
  7. signex

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    Anyone else have BF3 slowdowns? Sometimes it runs very smooth, and then all of a sudden the fps goes downhill.

    It even happens when im not in a fight and nothing is going on.

    edit: nvm, i found out that my CPU overclock was causing this.
     
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  8. blacblu

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    Come on, AMD. You can do better than this:

    [​IMG]
     
  9. dove

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    I had one of those after resuming from standby this morning with 12.4!

    I'm running 12.4 as I reverted to an older True Image after getting a massive FPS drop in ArmAII going from 12.6 to 12.8 (I didn't revert just because of that though, there were other, non-GPU, reasons for doing so).

    With Cat 12.6 I got around 60FPS in benchmark E08 with the following settings at 1920x1200 and VD 3000 with Objects - Normal and around 46 FPS with Objects - V.High.

    Texture Detail - V.High, Video Memory - Default, AF - Very High, AA - Disabled
    Terrain Detail - V.Low, Shadows - High, HDR - Normal
    PP - Low, ATOC & PPAA - Disabled, Vsync - Disabled

    With Cat 12.8, I got about 42 FPS with Objects - Normal and 33 FPS with Objects - V.High. I did try with the 12.6 atiumdag.dll in the ArmAII folder and that restored normal FPS but rather than worry about whether I need to do this for every game I've got installed, I thought it easier to just use an earlier driver.

    I also tested in XP with Cat 12.4 and I got 60 FPS and 45 FPS and I'm back to getting roughly the same with 12.4 in Win7. I might move to 12.6 sometime although some comments I've read seem to suggest 12.4 has less problems.

    I presume I can experiment by putting the relevant dlls from 12.6 or 12.8 in the ArmAII (or other game) folder and see what happens?
     
  10. dove

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    Interesting, I wonder if uninstalling CCC would have fixed the FPS drop I experienced with 12.8.
     

  11. kn00tcn

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    i doubt it unless there was high cpu usage (which is possible... f.lux during transitions increases CCC.exe cpu usage)

    hm i just got 2 ideas, you could have tried with CCC.exe being closed & also let's see if using 12.8's atiumdag will bring back the slowdown while 12.6 is installed
     
  12. dove

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    Good idea. I'll extract the 12.8 atiumdag and try it.
     
  13. campcreekdude

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    I just wanted to say that Driver version 12.8 is working stable on my 7970 in windows XP. I have no problems to report.
    Every driver since after 12.4 actually caused instability but 12.8 got the stability thing fixed in Windows XP.
     
  14. dove

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    I tested ArmAIIOA with the dx9 atiumdag.dll from Cat 12.8 and 12.6 (I'm running 12.4 normally at the moment) and got the following (the versions in brackets refer to the ArmaIIOA beta or stable):

    12.4 (97239 beta), 81, 75, 72, 190, 104

    12.6 (97239 beta), 81, 74, 72, 188, 102

    12.8 (97239 beta) 78, 72, 70, 172, 101

    12.8 (1.62 non-beta), 78, 72, 70, 172, 101

    So it seems 12.8 is not quite as good as 12.4 or 12.6, although there's not a lot in it. At least it's not causing the major FPS loss that I got before after installing 12.8, so it does suggest that CCC or something else in the package was causing that, or that there was just something else screwy with my system that interacted badly with 12.8.
     
  15. Fadeaway

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    Hi,

    I posted this earlier today but it seems the post disapeared. There been some notices about problems with DXVA. And when I updated my old 11.8 driver to 12.8 on my HTPC with an ATI 5450 some of my h.264 videofiles became very blocky.

    Tried different players and different codecs. But with DXVA enabled the blocking occurs (two fat horizontal lines across the screen which are very blocky).

    Reverting to 11.8 fixed the problems and DXVA is working again.

    So something is messed up...
     

  16. Neoonline

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    I use a 5830 and integrated 3300 in hybrid corssfire mode on two monitors, after upgrading my setup to catalyst 12.8 seems my hybrid crossfire setup is disabled and I can't getting any image from my 3300. getting back to to 12.1 latest stable driver for me and no problem with hybrid crossfire. is catalyst 12.8 having issue with hybrid crossfire or is it only me having problem with this version?
     
  17. Yxskaft

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    Probably because the HD2000-HD4000 cards have been moved to legacy support, and has thus been taken out of the mainline drivers since Catalyst 12.4
     
  18. dove

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    If I want to test 12.6 with DCS World (which is 64-bit and DX9 as far as I know) do I just need to put atiumd64.dll in the bin folder (alongside DCS.exe and Launcher.exe)?
     
  19. krishnarama108

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    bsod lately 12.8 bf3 ak

    i got bsod 24 and 10e
    but i dont know the cause
     
  20. saeed_ka94

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    Thanks for posting these graphic drivers, i used it for my VAIO:VPCEM3MFX to instal its ATI mobility 5650 in windows 8 x64, because this laptop only supports windows 7 and there are no further graphic driver in their official website either.
     

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