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AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta's available

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by t_ski, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    These drivers are very good. I haven't come across a single issue.
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    I can confirm, Battlefield 3 scales like a boss on 3+ GPUs (finally)
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    they probably have been working on the 12.9s alot longer than the 12.8s
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    Indeed, I had some stability issues with 12.8s: bluescreens and Firefox would continuously crash until I disabled hardware acceleration.
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    I just upgraded to the 12.9's about 5 minutes ago. I didn't have any issues with the 12.8's though. I am just OCD when it comes to updating. :roll:
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    Well I do have 6990s, the problem may be not showing up on GCN.
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    Those still have a decent resale value, if it were me, I would Ebay them both, and pick up a GTX 690, GTX 690 total price would be about $150. Just my two cents.
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    No problems here, love these things.
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Are they behind in the drivers? I mean it is almost the end of the month so that would make them 12.10 when they come out right? How long till they are official?
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    Whoa, okay so I thought that was just me and my dumb 5850s. I too have had massive problems with Flash player and Firefox off my cards. Frequent tab loading freezes, unresponsiveness that looks like an I/O or IRQ error, and Firefox eventually crashing within 5-10 minutes.

    Are you saying 12.9 betas have fixed that radrok? You've turned back on Hardware Acceleration in Firefox and Youtube works like it did in the past??
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    ^ I don't have this or any other issue with 12.9 beta. I did have it (every once in a while) with 12.6's and 12.7 beta.

    I can recommend the 12.9 betas for sure.
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    Yes it's fixed for me, the only issue I am having is camera shake in 3Ds Max but I do have Quadro cards for that so it's a non issue. OpenGL has never been good on ATI
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    My aero isnt working with these drivers. :banghead:

    Im using a single 6970 on a Windows 7 64bit system.

    any ideas on how to get it to work besides reverting back to 12.8?

    wow, now I can't even launch F1 2012. It says I need a DX10 or DX11 card. dafuq?
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    http://www.overclock.net/t/988215/h...l-ati-amd-software-drivers-for-graphics-cards I was having all kinds of problems till I ran across this hope it helps. Now 12.9 betas work great for me
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    re-run the performance tool in windows, should restore aero
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    My guess is October 26 or before that date.;) Think of what OS is out that week.
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    Just wanted to chip in that I've installed these for my crossfire set up and it's been a breeze. On 12.8 the zero core feature for crossfire (for me) was patchy. With 12.9 beta's the zero core works flawlessly (literally i alt-tab to desktop from game and the 2nd gpu drops immediately).

    I'm getting 98% gpu usage on BF3 from both cores and silly fps. Played 2 1/2 hours last night and not a single hint of an issue. Also work well on GW2 (though usage is lower, which isn't a problem as it's well into triple figure fps, so i wouldn't want full usage).

    Nice drivers.

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