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Profiles contain automatic settings for the best performance/visuals. They can be adjusted/tweaked, but really, it's meant so that optimizations can be carried from driver version to driver version. This means you can use older stable driver that offers the functionality, but still get the benefit of new optimizations that you'd not normally have access to without installation of a new driver.


That means that you do not have to update your driver every month any more. You can simply just update the App Profile instead.
Oo i didnt know all that things. Thanks a lot.
 
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Im still on 11.9 driver.. About the best one IMO.

Can I use the newer cap's with an older driver?
 
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Counter Strike GO hey? hmmm interesting, must not be to far away then, sweet.
 
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bump, new CAP out, OP updated
 
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Hey dark, you may want to update that line in red in the OP.
CAPs are also for single card setups; they are called Catalyst Application Profiles, not Crossfire Application Profiles which is a misconception.
 
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new CAP out, OP updated, rage3d.com has a dated database of CAP changes (stops at 11.12, so all the 12.x CAPS might need some googling) for people to browse and see what games have single card enhancements involved.
 
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not sure how behind i am, but new cap out, op updated
 
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New CAP out, OP updated, yes it is #2, I don't know what happened with #1, cause when I checked last night or this morning was still 12.7 #3.
 
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AMD Catalyst Application Profile 12.8 #3
New profiles added to this release:
- Borderlands 2 – New CrossFire profile
Wooooo, just in time for midnight!

Look at AMD go, being all on time with things. Like they're actually trying to be good at it! What a concept!
 
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as posted on the front page, new CAP out, OP updated
 
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Wrong thread bro.
 
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Finally an update, as added in the OP, only WHQL non beta drivers need to install this, if you're using the 13.5 betas, do not install.
 

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Finally an update, as added in the OP, only WHQL non beta drivers need to install this, if you're using the 13.5 betas, do not install.
The CAP has things the 13.5 beta's don't have, they're fine to install with them :)
 
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Not to make a huge argument, then why would AMD state on the download page that lists all the drivers and other software, state that the CAPs should not be installed with the 13.5 Betas? They stated the same thing with the 13.3 Betas too.

http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/downloads.aspx
 

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Well crap, I read something different. I'd trust your link over what I read. Uninstalling. :eek:
 
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I did drop them an email asking about single card setups as that only really posts for Crossfire users, but I don't remember with the 13.3s there being anything Crossfire specific. Wouldn't be terribly surprised though if it didn't affect performance as all, just double up on info already provided in the driver.
 
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