AMD Framepacing Catalyst 13.8 driver review

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  1. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Active Member

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    Any chance this will work with an ASUS Ares II?
    Remounting this card and its radiator really isn't something I want to do unless there's some indication that this new driver will work.
    Anybody else who owns one of these cards knows exactly what I mean.
     
  2. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    The framegrabber / capture card.
     
  3. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    There's no indication as to why it wouldn't work - It is made for exactly these setups, 99% sure it will work.
     
  4. Chillin

    Chillin Ancient Guru

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    The new graphs look great Hilbert, good job.
     

  5. MadGizmo

    MadGizmo Maha Guru

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    Great review, Hilbert. Will give the drivers a spin this weekend. Thanks. :)
     
  6. Pale Rider

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    Thanks Hilbert. I'll be remounting the Ares later today, whenever I can make a little extra time.
    The new Bioshock Infinite DLC should make a nice test for it.
     
  7. Lane

    Lane Ancient Guru

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    There's a tricks for it, go see in the AMD driver thread, 13.8 .. ( need move a folder )

    In reality, the commonly called micro stutter and frame rate timing behaviour are not the same thing.. ( well it can be a cause of micro stutter, in extreme case, ( when you have some frames at 89ms and some at 8ms just before ).

    Anyway, Nvidia have never use it before Kepler..

    The story is more complex than that .. and its not really easy to get the full picture without been able to test ourself ( cost too much money )
     
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  9. Lane

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    Actually i think APU CFX are not supported yet by this driver( or not in all hardware setup )... The thing is a bit more complicate ofc in the case of the GPU" inside the CPU " + a "standard GPU" CFX. I can understand they will need a bit more time.
     
  10. yasamoka

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    What? Of course they aren't the same thing. I meant they had hardware to DEAL with the issue, by frame pacing / metering.

    Source?
     

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    http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/article-keynote
     
  12. ---TK---

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    Yep that was introduced with kepler. G80 had microstutter in sli mode. Had 2 88gtx
     
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    Great review, Hilbert sir. :D
     
  14. Elder III

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    Thank you Hilbert, this is very useful information and much appreciated.
     
  15. CPC_RedDawn

    CPC_RedDawn Ancient Guru

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    Excellent drivers so far even in single GPU setup, nice to see improvements for us single card users too along with the much anticipated frame pacing fix. Next up should be the memory management rewrite for GCN and AMD will be 100% back on track. Its awesome to see how much they have improved things with what is technically just a software hotfix implemented into these drivers, to match or even better Nvidia's hardware based solution is just very impressive indeed.

    As always great article Hilbert!
     

  16. yasamoka

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    @Spets: Source for Nvidia never using that hardware before Kepler.

    @TK: I know, that's why I am confused. If the hardware was there, why was there apparent microstutter?
     
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    what hardware are you talking about?
     
  18. yasamoka

    yasamoka Ancient Guru

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    Frame metering hardware integrated in the graphics cards.
     
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    ok. thasnks for the reply
     

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