Happy new drivers eve AMD'rs!

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Drivers Section' started by brianfist, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. brianfist

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    I'm a nerd.
     
  2. gerardfraser

    gerardfraser Ancient Guru

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    LOL make sure you do some before and after benchmarks and post them here.
     
  3. Perjantai

    Perjantai Member Guru

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    Happy drivers day for u too. xD
     
  4. Starks

    Starks Master Guru

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    I see 15.200.1012.2 on Windows 10 updates

    Previous was 15.200.1006 or something

    My 7730M suddenly became a 7700M engineering sample
     

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    No fireworks?
     
  6. Yecnot

    Yecnot Master Guru

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    I hope these new freesync drivers will still enable wddm 2.0 and come with optimisations.
     
  7. Espionage724

    Espionage724 Guest

    Pft, practically every day is New Driver's Eve for me on Linux :p

    Might have to give AMD's proprietary driver another go one of these days.
     
  8. brunopita

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    Have you tried SteamOS?
     
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    new drivers eve? i run a r9 290 on windows 8. is this new driver only for w10 or is there one releasing today?
     
  10. Plug2k

    Plug2k Maha Guru

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    haha your all going to be crying when nothing shows up.
     

  11. brunopita

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    Don't say that. Someone might even sell the videocard and go green.
     
  12. Perjantai

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    AMD FreeSync Support Coming To Catalyst Drivers On March 19, 2015

    Here is the quote we were given from AMD.

    “AMD is very excited that monitors compatible with AMD FreeSync™ technology are now available in select regions in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). We know gamers are excited to bring home an incredibly smooth and tearing-free PC gaming experience powered by AMD Radeon™ GPUs and AMD A-Series APUs. We’re pleased to announce that a compatible AMD Catalyst™ graphics driver to enable AMD FreeSync™ technology for single-GPU configurations will be publicly available on AMD.com starting March 19, 2015. Support for AMD CrossFire™ configurations will be available the following month in April 2015.”

    source
     
  13. gx-x

    gx-x Maha Guru

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    Freesync is something to take into account when purchasing a new monitor but I am not going to get out of the way to go and buy a new monitor while I have a perfectly good one in front of me.

    Is AMD seriously stacking high on this? That people will buy their free-sync capable cards tomorrow together with new monitors just because?!
     
  14. Espionage724

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    Yeah, but it's been awhile since I last tried it (I tried it back when it first came out in beta or something).

    It wasn't really worth using on primary machines (I don't think it ever was), but works fine for computers you want to use in a console-like manner. It can be adjusted for use on a primary machine, but there's no compelling reason to do that (last I checked anyway; other desktop-oriented distros play Steam games fine for the most part).

    SteamOS isn't really bad or anything, but I don't really see myself using it. Would rather just toss something like Xubuntu on a computer and be able to run and do other things without too much hassle.

    Also I'm not too sure if it's different now, but SteamOS used to force proprietary graphics driver use. It depends on the card and the games being played, but there's times where the proprietary driver is worse than the open-source one (nouveau on NVIDIA, radeon on AMD). So that was an initial deal-breaker for me.
     
  15. PeteBeMe

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    The R9 cards we both have AMD is giving us a feature that we didn't have before. I am not going to run out and replace my 144hz monitor this minute but freesync/gsync/etr is now a must have for me when I buy my next monitor (whenever that is).
     

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    I expected it to be optimized for gaming or something like that. My experience with Linux is ancient, when a lot of things had to be done using command lines and it was not fun to install hardware.
     
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    Well, I respect your optimism. Is anyone here young enough to remember the last time AMD released a driver on time? :banana:
     
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    I've always wondered, is that emoticon, or whatever they're called, supposed to be a banana humping another banana's butt?
     
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    ment to be out today wonder what time we looking at cant bloody wait exited lol
     
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