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AMD Catalyst 12.11 Performance Analysis

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Awesome! :cool:

I want to try the drivers right now!
 

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nice work W1zz hard to believe the amount of performance the driver team managed to pull out of their behinds with this release.
 
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Kinda reminds the the 10.1-10.4 drivers of the HD5000 series, just a big explosion of performance
 
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decent performance numbers for AMD cards yes
 

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#31
I don't get it...

In this review - http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/HD_7970_Matrix/26.html
The 7970 GHz Edition (vanilla) is stronger than the 680 GTX by about 3%.

But in the Catalyst review 7970 GHz Edition is about 4% weaker.

What gives?
It's also really weird for 7950/7870:
HD 7870 significantly faster than GTX 660, HD 7950 faster than GTX 660Ti

But after this review the results turn upside down and GTX 660 overtakes 7870 and GTX 660 Ti - 7950


NV drivers are the same - 306.23 WHQL. The only thing has changed was added one game - WoW, but the results simply can not affect the overall score.
@W1zz, what happened?
 
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#32
Honestly i was so close to sell my 7970 (1250/1700, 1.19v - Accelero ), somehow my sixth sense told me to stop fucking wasting money xD...glad i listened.

Nevertheless i think they saved this kind of performance boost for the right moment (now) which is kinda gay considering the price some of us paid (7970 launch).
 

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#33
Holy cow, thats amazing if the gains that large with AA. BF3 the killer for AMD cards has bee nthe AA. Thats a massive performance leap, makes the 680 look bad, very shocked, sad that my rig is down now and won't be able to try them :(
they figured out how to finally work with GCN and not VLIW4/5
 

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NV drivers are the same - 306.23 WHQL. The only thing has changed was added one game - WoW, but the results simply can not affect the overall score.
@W1zz, what happened?
look again at the game list

also dragon age 2 had a bug that is fixed now
 

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It's also really weird for 7950/7870:
HD 7870 significantly faster than GTX 660, HD 7950 faster than GTX 660Ti
http://i.imgur.com/y11nJ.png
But after this review the results turn upside down and GTX 660 overtakes 7870 and GTX 660 Ti - 7950
http://i.imgur.com/qjnyz.png

NV drivers are the same - 306.23 WHQL. The only thing has changed was added one game - WoW, but the results simply can not affect the overall score.
@W1zz, what happened?
you only copied and pasted what you wanted to see :slap:

look again at the game list

also dragon age 2 had a bug that is fixed now
to me it was the best Move AMD did, stop releasing monthly drivers but wait a few months between releases pretty much
 
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Not too happy with the 7850 scores. Took a hit in several games. That's just unacceptable
 

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#38
look again at the game list

also dragon age 2 had a bug that is fixed now
The thing is, if performance improvement for 7870/7950 is 7%, the first one should be on GTX660Ti level, and second one with Boost (which you forget to add) nearly GTX670.
After driver update, the situation is almost the same. NV cards are even better. Such a shame...
 
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The thing is, if performance improvement for 7870/7950 is 7%, the first one should be on GTX660Ti level, and second one with Boost (which you forget to add) nearly GTX670.
After driver update, the situation is almost the same. NV cards are even better. Such a shame...
The graphs show 7870 got a 10% boost, the highest in the bunch :wtf:
 

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The thing is, if performance improvement for 7870/7950 is 7%, the first one should be on GTX660Ti level, and second one with Boost (which you forget to add) nearly GTX670.
After driver update, the situation is almost the same. NV cards are even better. Such a shame...
well you amounted to nothing in here:rolleyes:


I look at it this way, they took their time and focused on the quality actually. so your post is actually useless in these forums period


go be a troll at another forum
 
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Is it wrong I need an explanation? If you can't answer me and have nothing new to say, then you should probablly leave this thread.
read the previous post kiddo:slap:
 

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Good to hear gains are even bigger with FSAA. I'm using MLAA2 and 4x EQAA with 16x AF in all games.
 
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#47
Congrats on AMD for this but personally i will wait to see what they cut off this time....Usually it takes sometime before the ones that really dig such things up come with the answer.
 

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Congrats on AMD for this but personally i will wait to see what they cut off this time....Usually it takes sometime before the ones that really dig such things up come with the answer.
too bad after this they couldnt focus on the 6 series and 5 series improvements


cowie- W1zzard and cadaveca provide an honest review- cadaveca doesnt get paid to do this. W1zzard im unsure about as of pay but I dont think they take bribes to falsify performance gains from no one.
 

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