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AMD Catalyst 14.x BETA (14.300.1005.0 August 27)

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Drivers Section' started by asder00, Sep 3, 2014.

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  1. crz

    crz Member Guru

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    When the next BF4 patch will hit the changelist will be huge, CTE is miles above what the current BF4 is. Performance with Mantle in BF4 is great, with some minor stuttering from time to time but that seems to be a game issue, related to that file that some have mentioned.

    Besides the lock-up with ULPS on, I have found another issue: in Dungeon Siege 3 (Crossfire off via profile) there is intermittent frame corruption. Once every 5-10-15 minutes one frame is corrupt, it has some randomly colored tiled squares pattern all over the screen. This did not happen with the 14.200 drivers (Cat 14.8).
     
  2. Pestul

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    That was a Windows Update issue in my case. I think I had to uninstall KB2993651 something before that would go away. A few of the new Windows updates were causing serious problems with hard locks/blank screens for me. The latest set of patches seems to have resolved it though.

    I have a problem with CCC closing on it's own with that annoying 'Host Application Has Stopped Working' error. I'm going to try and repair CCC.

    These drivers have been amazing otherwise thus far.. performance in BF4 on my ancient 5850s has been glorious.
     
  3. Gizmo

    Gizmo Member Guru

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    So i found out what was causing my random clock jumping with these.

    Seems as soon as i alter any of my 2d idle core/mem/voltage clocks from there defaults (which ive had to do with most driver sets to reduce 2d desktop flicking) i get 2d-3d clock jumping in firefox when scrolling (even with all h/w accel setting & windows 7 theme/DWM services disabled)

    I'll leave them in for a while and live with the 2d flicking because these don't have the random 15-20fps drops i see in SaintRow IV running under 13.12
    but once im finished with SR IV looks like another roll back to 13.12 is in order.
     
  4. Zemial

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    I had exact same thing. After Windows 8.1 x64 September updates I started to get hard locks/blank screens. I uninstalled all september windows updates and now I can play BF4 again. I don't what update cause this...
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    EDIT: Just got another blank screen with BF4, maybe it is this driver after all. ..going back to 14.7RC3
     
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  5. Seth-01

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    Can this driver or another cause system reboot while a 3DMark11 / Vantage benchmark ??
     
  6. Extraordinary

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    Yea, could do, more likely to be an unstable OC though
     
  7. Seth-01

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    GFX card is at stock. but when i clock the RAM to 1866 instead of 2133 if works fine. At 2133 my PC works fine for 2 years :wanker:
     
  8. lukas_1987_dion

    lukas_1987_dion Master Guru

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    Still no new official drivers for desktop GPU's (only for 285x)? The 14.7 RC3 are pretty old and buggy for some dx9 games. The old plan for releasing drivers for every month was better..
     
  9. Dekaohtoura

    Dekaohtoura Master Guru

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    ???

    http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=392402
     
  10. heroxoot

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    Well I was skeptical after being forced to check'em by the splash screen of the installer, but this driver is great in benchmarks. So far in heaven I went from 53 on 14.6, to 55 on 14.8, to 55.6 on this 14.xx beta aug 27th driver.

    Did anyone else have the installing catalyst get stuck for a good 5 minutes? Not sure why it took so long to install the control panel.
     

  11. Skyy

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    These drivers are far the best I've ever used on my 7970 so far! After eliminating the CPU spike I had every 30 seconds in BF4 I played a full 1200 ticket round Zavod without the framerate dropping from 60 even once :D

    I'm not sure if the drivers helped with the lag-spike but after monitoring my Task Manager I noticed that everytime a spike occurred, PnkBstrA.exe was jumping to 30% CPU usage for a moment. I went ahead and set the affinity of the process to only core 3 and assigned it the lowest priority.

    Second, I read some cases of the Visual C++ 2012 Runtime affecting BF4 and I did have multiple versions of it installed for x86 and x64. I went ahead and uninstalled every single instance of the 2012 runtime and only installed version 11.0.61.030.0, both x86 and x64 and no more lag spikes then. So if you are affected give this a try :)
     
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  12. Zemial

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    I manage to get my system work after all. I Cleaned/re-installed the driver and C++ 2012 Runtime, punkbuster, BF4 and all windows 8.1 september updates. Now system works rock solid and performance is great! I'm not sure thou what was it that caused blank screens and hard locks...
     
  13. Valagard

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    Got a grey screen crash after about 200+ hours played if that means anything
     
  14. Gabkicks

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    for some reason, the usb 3.0 keeps failing to install:

    AMD USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver
    Final Status: Fail
    Version of Item: 1.1.0.0153
    Size: 1 Mbytes


    What do I do about this? I have been getting BSODs.
     
  15. The Mac

    The Mac Ancient Guru

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    You have an intel mobo, why would you expect AMD USB drivers to install?
     

  16. MacT

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    This. AMD have a habit of including drivers other than just the GPU drivers and CCC in their catalyst suite package. Always do a custom install and see what is there. Only select what is needed/required.
     
  17. The Mac

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    technically, you shouldnt need to do a custom install.

    Anything not applicable shouldn't install.
     
  18. Dekaohtoura

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    It doesn't.

    The only "problem" is that it shows up as "failed".
     
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    Thank god I am not the only one with this. Thought my GPU was to blame.

    Uninstalled this driver in safe mode with DDU and installed the 14.8 WHQL drivers. Shadow bug is now gone.

    With 14.x august 27th I was also getting crashes to desktop and then my browser would open to a warframe page saying "hardware issue detected" which does say to not overclock with a smiley face but to also not use beta or leaked drivers.

    Seen as 14.8 has the WHQL stamp I am using those as they are the latest I can find that fixes crashes and the shadow bug in Warframe.
     

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