Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Drivers Section' started by asder00, Aug 1, 2013.
Are you overclocking vram or just the gpu?
EDIT: For some reason I read VRAM as Voltage, slow day at work made my brain mush
Havent done testing with higher VRAM yet, just normal overclocking.
This happens by just going 1030 / 1510
Had a brief period at the start where I had a 1100 / 1580 overclok, but the card was not boosting to that speed often...so started to look for other ways to get it stable. During that period the stutter appeared...
So I did a clean purge and installed drivers and Afterburner again.
The card is under water and does no more than 50 under full load.
I have learned from overclocking my card that stuttering occurs when the VRAM is clocked to high.
Today VRAM often has ECC.
If there is an error detected there is a brief lag in memory bandwidth, so the image stutters.
there is a next version of beta driver
no mobility version and no changelog for now
it also has packages with Visual C++ and DotNet 4.5
so if you have dotnet and VC++ updated with windows update and do not want them to be replaced with old versions - just remove these packages from c:\AMD\AMD_Catalyst_13.8_Beta2\Packages\Apps\ directory before install drivers
So when will the next Driver come out!.. Taking ages!?
aaa LOL sry
Need to keep that in mind, I'll try only the core and see if that keeps it stutter free.
Edit: Seems like ULPS was the culprit in not getting stable clocks.
Running now at 1100/1500 @ 1.21 V
who have installed this driver !!!
have you tried with game HEROES OF NEWERTH YET??????
last 13.8 beta1 is not smooth as it should be...
if you play it smoothly please let me know and i will install this driver immediately
Yes it is.
Or maybe not.
Maybe you should test it
Different hardware, different results
I'll download HoN tonight though and give it a try and let you know. I don't really have any comparison to how smooth it should be though.
Does someone else have problems with Steam? The Steam windows lags and my gpu clocks high. After closing Steam the clock gets to the normal 300mhz. I didnt have the problem with 13.4 and 16.2beta.
I have no particular issue with Steam on my computer, but I notice that after some time, games run really slow. Like Cube World goes from running at 200 FPS at the main menu down to 20-30, and GPU usage (before being 20-30%) is 99%, at 950Mhz core clock.
Should also mention that I've only seen this happen with the Beta 2 drivers. Might of happened with these drivers too but I didn't notice it.
My GPU usage went up to 99% as soon as I booted up my computer with these drivers installed, barely any programs were running. They made my laptop shut down because of overheating. I had to thoroughly uninstall them before the problem was gone. Plus, there was lag as I was dragging files across my desktop. Now imagine if I tried running a game. I have a single 7670m
Again, did you try to disable ULPS?
Also you should make something with your cooling...
I myself have a single card. And it's not about cooling, my GPU usage should not be at 99% when the only programs running are skype and internet download manager.
New user here and first post, hi everybody!
Anyhow, on to my issue. I'm using a Laptop for gaming (I know but I need mobility), an MSI-GX60 1AC to be precise. I am running windows 8.1.
I know the risks of running a beta driver on a beta OS are high so I'm not looking for miracles here, but since installing the latest drivers I am having issues with the switchable graphics. Is this a common experience for anyone? I was hoping there was a way to force the driver to recognize the game and kick in the discrete card. I remember a few versions back switchable graphics were handled manually, is that option still buried in there somewhere?
You installed these drivers (13.8 Beta) on 8.1 Pro Preview?
By-default, games that have a specific profile from AMD to run on the dGPU, will run on the dGPU, but everything else will run on the iGPU. Good for widely-known apps/games, but bad for anything else that requires more power than the iGPU can give. The specific power name for this behavior is "Optimize Power" I think
You likely want the "Maximum Power" setting though, which runs everything (unless otherwise specified to the iGPU) on the dGPU. This requires the least intervention, and works fine (as long as you're on wall power anyway).
You can also manually tell apps/games which GPU to use.
If Switchable Graphics menu isn't working properly, you won't have access to any of that. It's apparently pretty common for this to happen with a new driver install.
As for how to possibly fix it, you may have to remove the drivers more thoroughly: http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=4640791&postcount=97
installed it.. 7850... smoother than the previous driver for most game...
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