AMD Catalyst 14.7 RC1 (14.200.1004.0 July 9)

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  1. Extraordinary

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    Not much good having awesome drivers for a high end card and then have a tiny number of games to play

    How many steam games are available on Linux atm ?

    Genuine Q, not being facetious
     
  2. Espionage724

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    http://store.steampowered.com/browse/linux/ says 580, but I read somewhere a couple of months back that there was only around 300 games or so, and that 500+ was a glitch. Not sure if that's still the case now, so I guess anywhere between 300-580 games.

    For the ones not on Steam or with Linux binaries, could always try Wine. Wine 1.8 should be a pretty impressive launch since it was said to come with that CSMT patch (basically allow for multithreaded rendering; can already get the patch for currently-available Wine versions though, and with CrossOver). There's also some native D3D9 patch you could do too with Wine and the open-source drivers to get near-native performance too (great for AMD and Intel users; NVIDIA + nouveau is still kind of lackluster but getting there).

    And if all that fails, but you really want to play games on Linux, could try using virtualization with a secondary GPU and use GPU-passthrough. Although any GPU-specific driver bugs you have in Windows will likely carry-over to a Windows guest in that situation (since you use normal GPU drivers), so that's kind of pointless if you're trying to avoid such issues. Still would be a pretty interesting setup nonetheless :p
     
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  3. The Mac

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    i think its a couple hundred or so, but most them are all crap games.

    the real question is how many AAA titles?
     
  4. Extraordinary

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    Sounds like a few driver issues with Windows is the better option lol

     

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    The thing is, he's not the only person who uses Chrome.
    And it's not like AMD doesn't have to fix it just because there's a workaround for a bug in their drivers.
     
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    who said its a bug in the drivers?

    perhaps its a bug in flash. God knows there are enough of those.
     
  7. gx-x

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    So does gaming. :banana:
     
  8. Espionage724

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    Ah, guess all that gaming I did in Linux was also my imagination.

    To be fair though, I've taken a break from gaming lately. Feels good not being tied to a privacy-leaking closed-source bulky OS :p
     
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    Hardware-accelerated page rendering doesn't need Flash.
    Flash has its own hardware acceleration.

    In short, it's not Flash.
     
  10. theoneofgod

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    I just disable hardware acceleration.
     

  11. The Mac

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    well, all i can say is mine is not disabled, flash or otherwise, and ive not had a single bsod.
     
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    It seems that only the "non factory overclocked" 290's are having these problems. I'm even considering flashing the "gaming" model Bios on my card to see if the problems go away.

    The point is, these OC cards already have in the BIOS the tweak I'm doing with AB.

    Anyone tried this before?
     
  13. The Mac

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    Didnt have any on my reference 290 pro either.
     
  14. sapo_joe

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    Which are your BIOSes versions?
     
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    Upgraded to these from 14.4 WHQL and played BF4 for several hours yesterday with zero problems. This morning I start up my computer and get a black screen right after Windows loads (right before login screen). Couldn't get past it no matter what I tried. Rolled back to 14.4
     

  16. The Mac

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    dunno on the reference, i trashed it screwing around with an aftermarket cooler.

    lol

    on the vapor, its on the latest listed in the TPU database.
     
  17. sapo_joe

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    Thanks... I assume it's the 015.043.000.001.000000 version.

    Well... I'm thinking about flashing the newer 015.042.000.003.000000 from the MSi Gaming model on mine (wich is the MSi reference 290, using 015.042.000.000.003747).

    The card has 2 Bioses, so, if something goes wrong, it can be reversed. The only differences I've seen are the clocks (1007mhz vs 947Mhz) and the versions.
     
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    ... same old thing again ...

    These are RC1's, released to a particular vendor or test group, leaked, found their way here and contains some minor adjustments and fixes.

    Stop expecting 25% increase in performance, fixes for every single weird issue happening on computers that aren't homogeneous (google it) etc...
     
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    Mine is Homo erectus and I have no problem.
     
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    higher clocks probobly mean a bump in vcore as well, theoretically that should limit the black screens/BSODs...
     

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