AMD Catalyst 15.6 Beta Driver for Windows OS out now

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  1. DreamTheatrics

    DreamTheatrics Member Guru

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    Oh I already have. By the time I finish the Witcher 3 they'll have it settled. I look forward to buttery smooth gameplay in the Witcher 3 with my new 980 Ti. Life is going to be good. No more flickering. No more negative scaling. No more crazy stuttering. No more locking at 30FPS. Just full on immersion.

    Trust me, I have ONLY owned ATI/AMD my entire life. I've been THAT GUY who talks about how evil Nvidia is and how they're products are over priced. I still believe that, but I've just had enough. I'm not even mad. At this point I just want to play and enjoy my games and not have to go into the depths of my computer and tweak lines of code and make a custom profile in CCC that sets the tesselation on 8x and blah blah blah.

    [​IMG]

    My 980 Ti is now officially purchased. Selling my 7950's to a friend for $180. So that makes this purchase come to $490. I'm OK with that. Had some money burning a hole in my pocket from some lottery winnings anyways.
     
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    Thanks AMD, keep up the good work! :)
     
  3. the9quad

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    I have dying light. CFX performance is still awful. FC4 CFX performance is still awful...... and about that time I wised up and quit buying games day one. I am sure TW3 is amazing, don't care anymore. I am sure this game might be great don't care anymore. I'll buy battlefront because it is frostbite and that engine runs well on AMD. Everything else, I will just wait until AMD finally gets it together or wait until they are on a deep, deep discount.

    These 290x's have single handedly ruined my excitement for new games. Anymore I'm just like "whatever", I will check on release notes to see if there is any fixes. Never is, so I just go play some old game I never finished or play the PS4. Playing Mafia 2 currently. Deus Ex: HR is probably next. For all i know or care it is probably the same with Nvidia, so it isn't worth getting upset over. Just glad I realized I was throwing good money after bad.
     
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  5. DreamTheatrics

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    Yeah, I may be switching sides, but repost, that was a very immature comment that doesn't make much sense at all. Tisk tisk
     
  6. Krteq

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    What's a build number? Still 14.50x.xx?
     
  7. typeAlpha

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    Does anyone know if this supports OpenGL 4.5?
     
  8. Jimdriver2

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    Well I suppose at least you got a Driver out...

    But the lack of CFX support is a complete joke now. As others have said this isn't a one off thing, it's basically every major game.

    If you're not going to support a (very expensive!) feature then just don't sell it.
     
  9. afaque

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    im having this weird issue, when i install 15.6 beta driver, display driver doesnt get installed automatically, and i have to install it through device manager, but i dont get this string in gpu z (14.502.1014.1004) its rather (14.502.1014.1001)
     
  10. the9quad

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    I posted this in another forum, but thought it made sense.

    I wonder what the culture is like there right now? Got to be pretty scary with all the rumors. Makes you wonder if that is having an effect on the state of drivers.

    If i knew I was on a sinking ship, I don't know what my level of effort would be. I hope they turn it around, I don't want to see people lose jobs, but at the same time it's looking dismal.



    right now I just keep saying wait until windows 10, and hoping it really gets better.
     

  11. Romulus_ut3

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    the9quad, you can always sell off the R9 290Xs and get yourself a GTX 970 SLI or a GTX 980 Ti. Just saying. I really can not justify the purchase of any AMD GPUs anymore, regardless of whether it's the Fury X or R 300 line up. Dual or Tri configuration GPUs has it's quirks on both camps, but nvidia seem to have a lot less problems compared to AMD in all departments. I have just realized this sad truth, that all the modded drivers and stuff that you see in the forums regarding improving CPU overhead and etc. are rendered pointless when you realize that an equivalent nvidia card scores higher in DirectX 11 CPU overhead tests compared to AMD's DirectX 11 results because of their superior drivers.
     
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  12. Agonist

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    I like stay on both sides. lol
    I may purchase a R9 Fury and split these 2 670s into my other 2 rigs.
    Personally I never had 1 issue when I had my 7950 crossfire, in fact I still miss it and felt they were better then my 670 sli.

    AMD drivers are up and down depending on the time of year and sometimes the year, but its the same for nvidia.
    Nvidia is plauged with tdr issues right now on Kepler, and Kepler fiasco is just getting worse and worse.
     
  13. Espionage724

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    Hmm, I just reinstalled Windows earlier and installed 15.5... if only I had waited a bit :p

    I'll probably have to wait and see if there's any unnamed improvements, but I'm interested to see if it's worthwhile to upgrade to 15.6 if I don't play Batman.
     
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  14. bigosik

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    Can someone make a Draw Calls Test (DX11) ? The last post is 2 Weeks old (overhead thread)
    I have the impression nobody cares about anymore.

    Ok, somehow understandable DX12 is on the way .:banana:
     
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    People saying they'll "switch" will soon realize the grass isn't always greener ( no pun intended, honest! ).

    Just look at Nvidia's own release drivers for the game. Here's the 'know issues' list:

    [SLI, Batman: Arkham Knights] With a 4Kdisplay, a TDR occurs after the in-game
    resolution is toggled and the application is exited. [200116725]

    [SLI, Batman: Arkham Knights] Heavy flickering occurs in game after Alt+Tab if SLI isenabled. [200116723]

    [SLI, Batman: Arkham Knights] Severe stuttering seen, especially
    in indoor scenes, when the game is running at 4K resolution and NVIDIA Gameworks settings are turned on. [200116722]

    [SLI, Batman: Arkham Knights] Random flickering occurs in the game if SLI is
    enabled. [200116717]

    [GM206, SLI, Batman: Arkham Knights] Stuttering occurs and performance drops
    after shadow quality settings are toggled. [200116694]

    [GK180, SLI, Batman: Arkham Knights] When SLI is enabled, a crash points to
    ntdll.dll shortly after the game is exited. [200116717]

    Both sides have issues with drivers. Deal with it or go buy a console.
     

  16. DreamTheatrics

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    I started having issues recently. Honestly they were great on every game I played, but those games I were playing were just fun.. nothing extraordinary. Then the Witcher 3 came out. A game I've been waiting to playing for years now. I've never seen such bad performance from my setup before. Still, it quickly became my favorite game of all time tied with Ocarina of Time. It's so conflicting, mentally, playing your favorite game with stuttering and flickering, barely reaching 30 FPS, on GPU's you spent $600 on a couple years ago. That alone was enough to get me thinking of switching.
    Seeing that big Nvidia splash screen on all my games made me realize that more and more games are being designed around Nvidia. I won a nice chunk of money about a month ago and after logging 70 hours into the Witcher 3 I just can't take it anymore. Then seeing that CFX is disabled in Batman was just ridiculous. So I just bought an EVGA 980 Ti that came with Batman for free. Going to rip apart my loop and sell my cards. They were great, but I can't take the lack of support for the expensive multi-GPU setups anymore.
    I do feel for AMD though. They have so much **** going on and so many complaints which I'm sure is worrying everyone who works there. As much as I want to support them I no longer can. I will still keep an eye on them though. I hope this all improves.
     
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    by the way - why 1001? What about 1004?
     
  18. TestDrivers

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    I'm playing W3 with 7950CF 1920x1200, settings mostly ultra/high (foliage, shadows high), and have pretty steady 60FPS, drops in big cities though. Minimal stuttering (have to use vsync and framlimit via RTSS though) and minimal flickering (mostly flickering in menues).
    I wonder why there are so different experiences in CF in this game, as I see both that report similar things as me and are satisfied, and people that has lots of flickering and bad performance.
    Almost sounds like the 15.5 driver with CF support isn't installed properly for some people..
     
  19. typeAlpha

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    Well that sucks. Thanks.
     
  20. afaque

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    Sir, im not getting this string 14.502.1014.1004 in my driver string.
    Rather im getting 14.502.1014.1001.
    i installed the driver normally, i have an r9 280x, i had to force install the driver through device manager, as it didnt get installed with installer, i hope u reply. :)
     

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