Wednesday, February 6th 2013

AMD Rushes Out Catalyst 13.2 Beta 5 Driver to Correct 3DMark CrossFire Scaling Issue

AMD rushed out a new beta version of its Catalyst driver suite, which addresses the issue of improper performance scaling on the new 3DMark, on CrossFire multi-GPU setups. The new Catalyst 13.2 Beta 5 adds a CrossFire profile for 3DMark v1.00 launched on Monday (04/02). Along the way, it also introduced a couple of performance improvements in some highly specific scenarios. For systems running Far Cry 3 at 2560 x 1600 pixels, with 8x AA, performance could go up by 10 percent. With a refined profile, the driver could dole out up to 40 percent higher performance in Crysis 3, on CrossFire setups.

DOWNLOAD: AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta 5
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32 Comments on AMD Rushes Out Catalyst 13.2 Beta 5 Driver to Correct 3DMark CrossFire Scaling Issue

#1
Rei86
AMD's on a roll!
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#2
HammerON
The Watchful Moderator
Still can't get all three 7970's to work with 3DMARK:(
Two works fine...
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#3
kn00tcn
guys (dual & single), just put aticfx32.dll & atidxx32.dll from your good set into the folder where the game/3dmark exe is

you can have your boosted cry3 AND your working fc3 or blackops2 (here's a happy user)

arma2 is dx9 so atiumdag.dll in that case, http://benchmark3d.com/drivers-benchmark-table looks like 'beta4' gave arma a boost back to where it should be hanging (12.11 / 13.1 based sets were the drop)

dont forget to fill in the report forms

http://www.amd.com/report
http://www.amd.com/betareport
http://www.amd.com/mobilityreport
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#4
Akrian
by: HammerON
Still can't get all three 7970's to work with 3DMARK:(
Two works fine...
Check if you have HPET enabled in bios. That did the trick for me
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#5
Fluffmeister
You could also try unticking "systeminfo hardware monitoring" on help tab.
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#6
Initialised
Odd, I'm getting ~6300 on 7970 and 11000 on 7990s, not 100% scaling but close enough. On a quad SLi 690 system I only got 6400 compared to ~9000 with one and 6100 with a single 680 so it looks like NVIDIA have more to worry about with mGPU scaling.
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#7
theoneandonlymrk
by: Prima.Vera
Same. I was getting lower scores on crossfire than on normal with 5870/5850.
I had a issue.
My hdmi audio went awol, it took realteks
Ati driver to ffix this
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