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AMD Catalyst 13.1 WHQL Drivers Released

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Random Murderer

    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    Still no CFX improvements in PlanetSide2? Really? It's BS that I have to disable CFX to get playable framerates in PS2.
     
  2. FreedomEclipse

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    If there are no more optimisations for the 6xxx series, I think i will stick to 12.11 i currently have installed.

    Its the last update where ARMA II doesnt artifact and glitch the fuck out when in crossfire - Orcs Must Die 2 doesnt like crossfire though and it crashes the game. had to set up an individual profile for the game to disable crossfire before launching.
     
  3. Wrigleyvillain

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    Maybe there is no more performance to tap in the old architecture. And, hey, I realize we all don't live where there is hardware available up the wazoo nor have money falling out of our pockets but it's not like you have to spend $400+ to have a decent GPU that isn't getting outdated.
     
  4. Steevo

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    People with old cards will still update even though there is no reason too, then will still complain when the new drivers cause issues with their older hardware. 5XXX series are two generations old, and have reached the peak of their performance ability, unless there is a specific game issue you are having don't update drivers.
     
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    Apparently uninstalling the 12.11 Beta11 drivers on my Win8 disk decided to make Windows perma-BSOD, perform automatic disk repair and screw over my separate Win7 disk's file system (BOOTMGR is missing) as well as Win8 not getting to the login screen even with the 7950 removed. FML.

    Good news is that I have a system image of the Win7 disk that I took a day before. Bad news is I didn't have a Win7 recovery disk burnt so I have to burn one now at work and try to recover my computer now...
     
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    I have a 5870 crossed with a 5850. You tell me if is worth investing into a new card ;)
    Especially when I can play ALL existing games with only 1 card with no major issues. (50% of games don't work on this CF anyways...)
     
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    Theese drivers dont eork on my rig.I cant get the catalystcontrolcenter to load at all back to the betas that worked.
     
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    Finally after 3 months... I always wait on WHQL.
    I have 5870 too, card can play almost all games, but about 10 games I keep for new graphic, best games I didn't try at all, like BF3, Far Cry 3, Borderland 2, Medal of Honor last,....
    Because of that card work with 100% and fan is absolutely crazy I can't hear my self... Next is H220 is 680 Classified HC no more pain for me. I decide to sell H100 when H220 show up and I have loop for 140$ + 4x NEW Gentle Typhoon AP-45 2150 RPM from frozencpu....
    I don't see improvement in scores.
     
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  11. TheGuruStud

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    I assume you have a win7 install dvd? It works just the same. BTW, you can just use bootsect.exe on the dvd to rebuild the boot sector and loader (since the built in auto repair is junk).

    Welcome to windows 8. You have now experienced the lies of the win8 lovers. :nutkick:
    I couldn't even use it when testing. Immediately upon installing vid driver the screen would just blink off/on with AMD and Nvidia cards. Safe mode didn't work - at all. What a pile of shit!


    Speaking of the driver itself, I can't download it without it being corrupted. edit: DE server worked, but not the others...
     
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    I am having a HD 6670 DDR3, for which these drivers do not bring any improvements, right?
     
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    The driver on guru3d is the betas 13.2 with framerate fix.
     
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    the most exciting thing for me is that company of heroes 2 is in the list :p


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    It don't have to be on the list to see some sort of improvement. The same for older cards, theoretically if you want max performance, upgrade regardless how old your card is.

    I'm running 12.11, should I upgrade to this 13.1? Running my trusty HD 6970 :D
     
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    Still no VCE support for 7xxx cards?

    Kinda sad that I'm still here with a hardware general H.264 encoder in my 7770 that I can't use :|
     
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    Thanks for the info guys. Was thinking it might be my card, so it's interesting to hear other having the same issue.

    Mine is a HD 6950. Tried a complete wipe of Catalyst and then install again, but same result.

    Going to keep it for a bit and fiddle with afterburner. Perhaps a different overclock will work.
     
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    hi,

    i tried these on my old rig with a 4870x2 , System crashed at VGA Init.....
    used DriverSweeper by Guru3D.com Link
    to get finally rid of all driver binarys since uninstall & co didn´t helped and still left System in unusable state.

    rolled back to 12.6 since all newer are related to HD5000+ models
    :toast:
     
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    My 3dmark 11 score is slightly better with 13.1 & haven't tried heaven 3.0 yet. also the infamous frame stuttering seems to be gone in 3dmark11 and in farcry3 and BF3, SC2 on my rig... Anyone else confirm with 6900 series. Or am i just under a placebo effect from new drivers.
     
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    this bug isn't fixed come on AMD :shadedshu
    HD7950
     
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    Driver support for 4xxx is discontinued after 12.6 so dont use any other driver.
     
  23. erocker

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    Working fine here.

    Only complaint I had about the 12.11 beta's was very occasional 2d flickering. 13.1's seemed to have fixed that as well.
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    +1.

    My semi-stable card crashes faster with these drivers, and my good card works great. Maybe now they'll actually fix the card, this is the second RMA in two months on the same card.
     
  25. Prima.Vera

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    Forget the drivers. Are the new CAP Profiles still good for older generations, for CF I mean?
     

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