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AMD Releases the Catalyst 12.4 WHQL Driver

Discussion in 'News' started by Cristian_25H, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Goodman

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    That only means , depending on the game & hardware you got you can get anywhere from 1% to 80% increase , ill bet most of us will get about 35% max...:ohwell:

    Ill go try 12.4 & see how it goes in general...
     
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    Same here! Metro smooth as silk and crisp now. And BF3 not only smoother but I actually ran Ultra Settings (minus X4AA) on a couple of maps (wake and metro) with little to no hiccups.
     
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    y u no join us in ts when we play bf3?!
     
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    I found BF3 itself is the problem. I had to set the render ahead limit to 1. If at default (3 I guess) it would drop tons of frames if sprinting and turning (but didn't do it if you were walking straight or strafing, JFC devs suck nowadays). Now, it's smooth maxed out. Why can't these game devs get their heads out of their asses?
     
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    :eek: On my IMMEDIATE list to do!
     
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    Awesome! Definitely installing 12.4 when I get home!
     
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    I see what they did there. They now support 7k series cards in the dieing os but don't add support for 4k series down in the new Os. Huh?
     
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    lol!
     
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    So does this fix the monitor sleep lock ups and or 2d clock issues?
     
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    Best drivers to date for AMD. People who are shakey on whether or not to update their drivers, JUST DO IT!

    Massive improvement with MLAA
     
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    Yes yes yes yes on the Eyefinity tearing fix. i run 3x1 Portrait on a 5770 and whenever i launch a game the screen on displayport just starts tearing to hell.
     
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    I just tried going from WHQL 12.3 to 12.4 and I still have the tearing "line" horizontally across my third monitor. Damn... I just ran the AMD intaller and installed over the 12.3; could that be the problem? I'm anxious to hear the results of others.

    Edit: some depressing news I read over by the Catalyst Beta Testers at Rage3d:
    So, they have no software workaround for the difference of display interfaces (DisplayPort vs DVI/HDMI), and were just fixing some bug that caused worse tearing due to memory clock speeds. Meh...
     
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    Normally Installing ontop of drivers dont cause issues now. I Used to do complete removals but i dont have to no more.
     
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    is your 3rd monitor a different resolution?
     
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    No, but it uses an active DisplayPort->DVI adapter. It's been a long standing hardware problem for Eyefinity, with the only current resolution being purchasing a card with 3+ DisplayPort connectors and using only those. Oddly, the tearing wasn't as bad on my old HD 5850, but my HD 6950/7950 both seem to have this terrible tearing "line" on the DisplayPort monitor.
     
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    This driver was the final straw for my friend. Jumping to a 680. It wouldn't even install despite trying every cleaner out there.
     
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    no problems here
     
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    I have just uninstalled 11.4 (Yep didn't updating for a year felt they were getting worse and worse) i am about to run driver sweeper i will post the result later.
     
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    Sounds like issue with interfering hardware or software. Regardless, good bye! Sell me your card for dirt cheap.
     
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    Actually i had a bought a sapphire half height 6670 for my little brother on ebay and couldnt get the drivers installed for the life of me. What i had to do was have windows updates install the drivers then run catalyst to update the windows update ones. Catalyst would BSOD every time when i tried to apply the drivers directly.
     
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    Oh and OMFG no tearing with 12.4 drivers. Running 2 games at the same time and

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    Eyefinity using 2x Samsung F2380 via DVI and 1x NEC EA231wmi via Displayport
    Asus M4A785TDV-EVO
    Phenom II X6 1090T
    Sapphire Radeon 5770 Reference card
    16GB G-Skill 1333Mhz ram
     
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    Gonna give these bad boys a test drive soon. I've been waiting for 12.4 and the new MLAA 2.0
     
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    No word for fixing the 58xx CrossFireX in SWTOR....Damn!

    Did they improve the quality or only the performance?? Still the blurred image and scrambled text???
     
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    I'm on multi-monitor since 5XXX series and with 6XXX they invented new display logic (or something) and every user experienced tearing problem. I have currently triple screen setup and 2 of 3 displays suffer from tearing. I fed up already with AMD cards, OFCOURSE this new driver DIDN'T FIX any tearing. I did a whole driver uninstall and installed this 12.4, tearing is still here on DVI-DVI, DVI-DVI, DP-VGA setup. I know new Nvidia cards don't have that obscure problem. Fck AMD!! Time to move to something like GTX670 once they released.
     
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    Your loss dude, only thing from NV worth upgrading to would be the 680.
     

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