Download & Discuss - AMD Radeon Software Crimson Thread (Beta7 November 2015)

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Drivers Section' started by Havel, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. WeSbO

    WeSbO Member Guru

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    The way i've avoided the problem is by reinstalling the 15.11.1 ccc, which is fine with me for the games I play, mostly assetto corsa, project cars and TW3, so i'm not bothered so much by the problem at this moment, but if it takes them 6 months to fix it ... hopefully not, I have faith in them lol.
     
  2. PrMinisterGR

    PrMinisterGR Ancient Guru

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    Judging by the marketing material around it, I believe it is considered a feature, not a bug.
     
  3. sammarbella

    sammarbella Ancient Guru

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    At what cost?

    Now they can be proud to raise the "More green GPUs" flag and drop the "More power hungry GPU" one.

    The cost is the increased size of "The less performing GPUs" flag they hold.

    :pray2pc:
     
  4. WeSbO

    WeSbO Member Guru

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    I think it's a feature with a bug in it ...:3eyes: At the moment the fury X is acting like a nano in some games, bringing down the clock during intensive moments to fit into a certain power draw consumption, wouldn't even be suprised if that power draw is around 175w lol. Actually i'll have to try that tomorrow with my power reader, hummm
     
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  5. LeBron23cavs

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    I have 390x and a lot of problems with core clocks under crimson too. I had to revert back to 15.11.1 CCC. Reported to AMD twice, now hoping for some fix in the near future. My problem is that under CCC my core clocks in a lot of games are slower then under Crimson. Fore example fifa. Non demandig game, under CCC 550-850 MHz(smooth), under Crimson 350-600 MHz. Problem is, that it is not enough for the game to be smooth. Same problem under a lot of other games. Of course, if I'm running the witcher 3, with max settings, it's trying to achieve 1100 MHz, but it keeps jumping to 600MHz area and couse stuttering too. I hope for fix, but there are a lof of guys, who don't have these problems :/. If AMD will let me down in this, I will jump back to green camp. I'm just not happy with this situation.
     
  6. sammarbella

    sammarbella Ancient Guru

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    The solution for Crimson aggressive downclocking "feature" is easy to implement by AMD driver team.

    Add an off/on button labeled: "No GREEN Mode".

    Once enabled it should lock GPU clocks at high power state with a fan-temp profile active (and working) as a bonus.

    A popup question like:"Do you pay your power bills?" could be mandatory to enable this powerful performance option.

    :D
     
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  8. imadude

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    project reality, it's a bf2 based game

    not monitoring the fps but I've played it for many years.

    if I disable freesync the flickering stops. I'm seeing a bit on my desktop too.
     
  9. Turanis

    Turanis Maha Guru

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    Hahaha a good one. :D
     
  10. sammarbella

    sammarbella Ancient Guru

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    DX9 game?

    Freesync was not available for dx9 games until recent driver builds.

    Maybe it's not working perfectly in this case, try if it works fine in other DX9 games.
     

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    it's dx9 but the flickering is new with this driver. I've been playing it on this setup for a while.
     
  12. RexOmnipotentus

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    You already could use FreeSync in DX9 games. The problem was that CrossFire wasn't supported.
     
  13. WeSbO

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    For anyone interested i've just done some runs in The witcher 3 Novigrad using gpu Z log with crimson and ccc

    15.11.1 CCC gpu-z log - maxed out no HW in 1080P and 4K@30hz

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0N...JWb0ZXUVFOMHc/

    Crimson gpu-z log - maxed out no HW in 1080P and 4K@30hz

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0N...1rV2JaeXFEOUU/

    With the CCC drivers in 1080p I had a couple of slow downs to 45fps for 1 sec, in 4K i had a solid 30fps no slowdowns

    With the crimson drivers, in 1080p I had alot of slowdowns to 30fps, in 4k i rarely hit 30fps, stayed in between 22 and 25 fps
     
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    Can someone confirm what the Max resolution the 290x can do now with Crimson regarding downsampling is. Is it still 3200x1800 officially?
     
  15. theoneofgod

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    I've seen 3360x1890. Not sure you can get much higher.
     

  16. b0uncyfr0

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    That's an odd number. Still no 4k so not very happy about that.
     
  17. Mark376

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    I have this problem in the past, turning up the power limit fix the problem for me.
     
  18. nav-jack

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    yeah in downsampling thru drivers. use gedosato or whatever its called OR get a 4k monitor lol
     
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    Has there been any word from AMD about the next driver release? The hotfix left a lot of things unfixed...
     
  20. sammarbella

    sammarbella Ancient Guru

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    The prehistoric NVIDIA GTX 650 i use in a HTPC have 4K downsampling option using Nvidia drivers.

    GeDoSaTo has only support for a very few titles who are not DX9, i.e Pillars of Eternity (DX11) is one of the few.

    A 4K monitor defeat the purpose of downsampling.

    Downsampling is a feature who has his use in some games where there is margin to increase quality using it cause you have enough GPU power.

    Gaming in a 4K monitor at 4K without a pair of flagship GPUs is useless for the last couple of years AAA demanding games, 4K gaming is still a dream or even worst: a multicard stuttering/flikering nightmare.

    Buying a 4K monitor to only play at 30 FPS with medium settings or tetris at max (lol) is a nonsense for a gamer.

    In fact single GPU use to have problems even to play latest games at 1440p/60 FPS using better graphic settings.

    In this aspect AMD is like Pepsi ads target and Nvidia is like Coca-cola ads target:

    Only the crazy people (very last GPUs) can have access to 4K downsampling buying AMD.

    Everybody around, even polar bears (all GPUs) can have access to 4K downsampling buying Nvidia.
     

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