AMD Catalyst 13.12 WHQL (13.251.0.0 December 18)

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Drivers Section' started by MoKiChU, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. Skinner

    Skinner Master Guru

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    My SLI experieces where superb, with allmost zero problems, powerfull, flexible and reliable.

    With crossfire the most basic funtions often allready fail. But, the hardware is so great.. It's a shame these wonderfull GPU's are plaged by this incompetent software (forced AA what's that?), really...such a shame..

    If the hardware wasn't so great, I wouldn't even looking at it...
     
  2. BenYeeHua

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    We will know by looking at the driver size. :)
     
  3. Octopuss

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    Hold your horses with the Mantle nonsense. If it was ready, I am sure AMD would go big about it, and IT media woul be full of it.
     
  4. koniu

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    So far 2h on this driver and everything is stable on 7790. I have win 8.1 x64

    No crashes when using acceleration in browser or watching movie.
    Memory clocks also changing properly. So far they don`t stuck at max after using acceleration.

    It look good. In older drivers my system was crashing every 5 minutes
     

  5. PieEyedPiper

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    Is this some sort of weird merge thread?
    When reading the thread, page one indicates this is the Dec. 6 false alarm we already know about. When viewing the thread title from the general forum, the titles of the threads reads correctly with Dec. 18.

    Spooky.

    EDIT: confirmed, this is some sort of botched merge thread.
     
  6. SlackerITGuy

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    This is a WHQL package, so the driver is supposed to be much older vs the release/leaked date.

    The Mantle driver is probably going to be a Beta, just so they can get the most updated stuff out there without waiting for Microsoft's certification.
     
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    I have a Second GPU 99% bug with these(Battlefield 4). I did complete driver cleanup twice. Nothing helped. Back To 13.11 9.5.
     
  8. AudiTuner

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    From my understanding disabling ULPS will fix this, it has in my case.

    It seems like every new driver will have the second GPU 99% issue every few restarts on my system, regardless of how I wipe the previous drivers (DDU, etc.).

    There are a few different free and easy to use programs on the internet to disable ULPS. I disable ULPS every time I install a new driver now. Try using one of them, it should solve your problem. :)
     
  9. kevnb

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    I used to be die hard nvidia, until I could no longer update drivers for my 460. Every new driver caused crashes and freezes, and battlefield 4 wouldn't work without the new drivers. Im not talking about things being broke for a month, this went on for months before I just gave up. I've had issues with amd drivers before, but they were game specific... nvidia drivers completely broke my PC. Now with my 7950 everything works pretty damn smoothly, kudos to amd for finally fixing frame latency issues that kept me away in the past.
     
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  10. yasamoka

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    Umm Mantle doesn't allow the utilization of each card independently, where did you read that? You'd still be using Alternate Frame Rendering with Mantle.

    You could...erm report the problems to AMD? Or sell your cards?

    I'm sure swearing up and down will make VSync or whatever work again. I'm honestly beginning to think PEBKAC but I'll hold off on that judgment.
     
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  11. Skinner

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    Me too, and they are very value, but I haven't got a chance yet to use them normally without problems. I can understand some games have problems with new hardware, but these wide spread issue's like not properly functioning v-sync after three drivers in a row are beyond any accetable level.

    Hopefully some more promising beta's are on the way..
     
  12. Skinner

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    Yeah PEBKAC at "Toronto's headquarters" I think.

    This issue is allready (v-sync+crossfire) acknowledged by AMD en several reviewers (hardOCP )btw.
     
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  13. jaju123

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=N_6CAneoW-0#t=1411

    At this time, johan andersson (frostbite developer) says AFR is possible but you can also use a graphics pipeline on each GPU with separate memory
     
  14. yasamoka

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    We're not yet there. non-AFR CrossFire modes have potential issues that would need to be ironed out with or without Mantle. It's mostly a workload distribution + parallelization issue. Both cards might have to render geometry too, or similar.
     
  15. Trino D

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    Fixed

    Vsync is once again working for me maybe it's a problem with just the R series now, have just tested a few Dx9 games Dmc/Skyrim/Bl2/fonv and had no issues at all with these drivers.

    tested on HD 7970 xfire

    i have not yet tested Ac4 but from what i understood the broken vsync was exclusive to dx9 & crossfire, however ac4 does not use a triple buffer which causes frames to bounce between 60 and 30 fps. which may be your problem?
     

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    Gonna test these tomorrow with my new card. :)
     
  17. Skinner

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    Will try asap..
     
  18. Octopuss

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    They need to update their web then, because when you click through the menus, you end up http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop?os=Windows+7+-+64 here.
    You actually end up on the beta page.

    If you just select Win8/7 latest driver, it takes you to what I linked.

    So no, not official just yet.
     
  19. Skinner

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    Yeah they aren't listed :confused:

    Well, maybe I just install the releasenotes...
     
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    Can someone tell me if they fixed r7 260x crash issues on Windows 8.1 x64 ?
     

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