• We've upgraded our forums. Please post any issues/requests in this thread.

AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta's available

erocker

Senior Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jul 19, 2006
Messages
42,380 (10.17/day)
Likes
18,021
Processor Intel i7 8700k
Motherboard Gigabyte z370 AORUS Gaming 7
Cooling Water
Memory 16gb G.Skill 4000 MHz DDR4
Video Card(s) Evga GTX 1080
Storage 3 x Samsung Evo 850 500GB, 1 x 250GB, 2 x 2TB HDD
Display(s) Nixeus EDG27
Case Thermaltake X5
Power Supply Corsair HX1000i
Mouse Zowie EC1-B
Software Windows 10
#26
These drivers are very good. I haven't come across a single issue.
 
Joined
Oct 26, 2011
Messages
3,121 (1.39/day)
Likes
892
Processor Ci7 5960X
Motherboard RVE
Cooling Triple Aquacomputer AMS 840 with D5
Memory Some random DDR4
Video Card(s) GTX 1080 Ti
Storage 960 EVO
Display(s) Dell U3011 2560x1600 + Dell 2408WFP 1200x1920 (Portrait)
Case Dimastech Bench EasyXL
Audio Device(s) Essence STX
Power Supply AX 1500i
Software Win10
#27
I can confirm, Battlefield 3 scales like a boss on 3+ GPUs (finally)
 

eidairaman1

The Exiled Airman
Joined
Jul 2, 2007
Messages
19,209 (5.03/day)
Likes
4,800
System Name PCGOD
Processor AMD FX 8350@ 5.0GHz
Motherboard Asus TUF 990FX Sabertooth R2 2901 Bios
Cooling Scythe Ashura, 2×BitFenix 230mm Spectre Pro LED (Blue,Green), 2x BitFenix 140mm Spectre Pro LED
Memory 16 GB Gskill Ripjaws X 2133 (2400 OC, 10-10-12-20-20, 1T, 1.65V)
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon 290 Sapphire Vapor-X
Storage Samsung 840 Pro 256GB, WD Velociraptor 1TB
Display(s) NEC Multisync LCD 1700V (Display Port Adapter)
Case AeroCool Xpredator Evil Blue Edition
Audio Device(s) Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR
Power Supply Seasonic 1250 XM2 Series (XP3)
Mouse Roccat Kone XTD
Keyboard Roccat Ryos MK Pro
Software Windows 7 Pro 64
#28
I can confirm, Battlefield 3 scales like a boss on 3+ GPUs (finally)
they probably have been working on the 12.9s alot longer than the 12.8s
 
Joined
Oct 26, 2011
Messages
3,121 (1.39/day)
Likes
892
Processor Ci7 5960X
Motherboard RVE
Cooling Triple Aquacomputer AMS 840 with D5
Memory Some random DDR4
Video Card(s) GTX 1080 Ti
Storage 960 EVO
Display(s) Dell U3011 2560x1600 + Dell 2408WFP 1200x1920 (Portrait)
Case Dimastech Bench EasyXL
Audio Device(s) Essence STX
Power Supply AX 1500i
Software Win10
#29
Indeed, I had some stability issues with 12.8s: bluescreens and Firefox would continuously crash until I disabled hardware acceleration.
 

Phusius

New Member
Joined
Mar 23, 2012
Messages
1,316 (0.63/day)
Likes
369
Processor i5-2500k @ 4.5
Motherboard Asus Z68 Deluxe
Cooling Noctua NH-D14
Memory 16GB DDR3 1600
Video Card(s) Sapphire 7950 @ 1200/1475 @ 1175v
Display(s) Dell 23" 2ms
Case Carbide 500r
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar DG
#30
Indeed, I had some stability issues with 12.8s: bluescreens and Firefox would continuously crash until I disabled hardware acceleration.
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:
 
Joined
Oct 26, 2011
Messages
3,121 (1.39/day)
Likes
892
Processor Ci7 5960X
Motherboard RVE
Cooling Triple Aquacomputer AMS 840 with D5
Memory Some random DDR4
Video Card(s) GTX 1080 Ti
Storage 960 EVO
Display(s) Dell U3011 2560x1600 + Dell 2408WFP 1200x1920 (Portrait)
Case Dimastech Bench EasyXL
Audio Device(s) Essence STX
Power Supply AX 1500i
Software Win10
#31
Well I do have 6990s, the problem may be not showing up on GCN.
 

Phusius

New Member
Joined
Mar 23, 2012
Messages
1,316 (0.63/day)
Likes
369
Processor i5-2500k @ 4.5
Motherboard Asus Z68 Deluxe
Cooling Noctua NH-D14
Memory 16GB DDR3 1600
Video Card(s) Sapphire 7950 @ 1200/1475 @ 1175v
Display(s) Dell 23" 2ms
Case Carbide 500r
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar DG
#32
Well I do have 6990s, the problem may be not showing up on GCN.
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.
 

kahboom

New Member
Joined
Apr 20, 2011
Messages
17 (0.01/day)
Likes
0
System Name Amd Gaming Rig
Processor Amd Fx 8350 5Ghz/Amd Fx 8320 4.9ghz
Motherboard Asus crosshair V-Z ROG 990fx Ek-FB version2 and Three Regular Chv5's
Cooling Custom waterloop/ Custom waterloop
Memory Corsair Vengeance 2400mhz 10-12-12-31 4x4gb
Video Card(s) Msi Twin Frozr III HD 7950 modded bios Swifttech waterblocks
Storage Intel 520series 180gb,Corsair G/S 180gb Sata III,1gb carvair black sataIII, 2Gb carvair green sataII
Display(s) 42" Vizio LCD TV
Case Nzxt Switch 810
Audio Device(s) Intergrated/ Intergrated
Power Supply Corsair 1200w AX-i
Software Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
Benchmark Scores not yet listed
#33
Joined
Mar 23, 2005
Messages
2,995 (0.64/day)
Likes
609
Location
Ancient Greece, Acropolis (Time Lord)
System Name My Red Dragon Gaming PC
Processor AMD FX-8350 @ 4.40GHz w/8-Cores - Bus 277 / 1.35v
Motherboard Asus Crosshair V Formula ROG - Bios v1801
Cooling Corsair H100 Water Cooling (120mm x4 Push/Pull)
Memory G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB DDR3-2210 (8GBx2)
Video Card(s) SAPPHIRE (ATI) DUAL-X R9 280X 3GB GDDR5 OC + Sapphire Radeon RX 580 8GB Nitro+ LE
Storage Corsair Force 3 SSD 180GB + WD 32MB buffer 1TB HD
Display(s) Asus 24" (VG245H) FHD 75Hz 1ms FreeSyn - Gaming Monitor
Case CoolerMaster HAF 932 - My Custom Red Dragn MOD!
Audio Device(s) SteelSound 5Hv2 8CH HD + EAX® Advanced™ HD 5.0 -SupremeFX X-Fi 2
Power Supply Corsair 750W Gamers Power Supply
Mouse Razer DeathAdder PC Gaming Mouse - Ergonomic Left Hand Edition
Keyboard Logitech G15 Classic Gaming Keyboard
Software Windows 10 x64 Ultimate
Benchmark Scores I have the worlds Fastest PC ever Built - 1980
#34
No problems here, love these things.
 

trickson

OH, I have such a headache
Joined
Dec 5, 2004
Messages
6,486 (1.36/day)
Likes
927
Location
Planet Earth.
Processor Q9650
Motherboard Gigabyte.
Cooling air.
Memory 4gb kingston
Video Card(s) hd 5870
Software win7 64 bit
#35
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?
 
Joined
Feb 20, 2008
Messages
4,435 (1.24/day)
Likes
733
Location
where everyone wants to be
System Name Everchanging
Processor Core i7 4790K
Motherboard ASUS ROG Maximus VII Hero
Cooling Custom loop
Memory 4x4GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2800MHz 11-14-14-35
Video Card(s) 2xEVGA GTX 970 SSC
Storage SSD Main, 7TB backups
Display(s) Samsung 40" 4k UHD
Case Corsair 900D
Audio Device(s) Soundblaster thingy
Power Supply Enermax Revolution 85+ 1050w
Mouse Steel Series Sensi
Keyboard Thermaltake eSports Posiden Z Cherry Blues
Software Windows 10 x64
#36
Joined
Mar 4, 2011
Messages
229 (0.09/day)
Likes
44
Location
Toronto, ON
System Name The Sovereign's Prince
Processor i5 6600K
Motherboard Asus Maximus VIII Hero
Cooling CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200MHz
Video Card(s) Asus R9 290X DirectCU II OC
Storage SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB, Intel 730 480GB, 2 x 3TB WD Red in RAID 1, 2 x 4TB WD Green in RAID 1
Display(s) BenQ V2400W 24" 16:10 1920*1200 LCD (Review/Pics @ http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1315565)
Case Fractal Define R5 Windowless
Audio Device(s) SteelSeries Siberia 800, Asus Xonar Essense STX
Power Supply Corsair AX850
Mouse Logitech G900
Keyboard Microsoft Sidewinder X6
Software Win10 Pro x64
#37
Indeed, I had some stability issues with 12.8s: bluescreens and Firefox would continuously crash until I disabled hardware acceleration.
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??
 

erocker

Senior Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jul 19, 2006
Messages
42,380 (10.17/day)
Likes
18,021
Processor Intel i7 8700k
Motherboard Gigabyte z370 AORUS Gaming 7
Cooling Water
Memory 16gb G.Skill 4000 MHz DDR4
Video Card(s) Evga GTX 1080
Storage 3 x Samsung Evo 850 500GB, 1 x 250GB, 2 x 2TB HDD
Display(s) Nixeus EDG27
Case Thermaltake X5
Power Supply Corsair HX1000i
Mouse Zowie EC1-B
Software Windows 10
#38
The modded driver works far better with little to no problems and faster than the ones released by amd http://benchmark3d.com/amd-catalyst-12-9-beta-9-001-7900-mod http://benchmark3d.com/amd-catalyst-12-9-beta-9-001-benchmark/3
This driver will disable your cards Power Saving functions, this should remove the clocks going haywire and remove OC flickering.
^ 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.
 
Joined
Oct 26, 2011
Messages
3,121 (1.39/day)
Likes
892
Processor Ci7 5960X
Motherboard RVE
Cooling Triple Aquacomputer AMS 840 with D5
Memory Some random DDR4
Video Card(s) GTX 1080 Ti
Storage 960 EVO
Display(s) Dell U3011 2560x1600 + Dell 2408WFP 1200x1920 (Portrait)
Case Dimastech Bench EasyXL
Audio Device(s) Essence STX
Power Supply AX 1500i
Software Win10
#39
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??
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
 

xfullboost

New Member
Joined
Oct 3, 2012
Messages
1 (0.00/day)
Likes
0
Location
Maryland, US
#40
Aero doesn't want to work with these drivers. Working fine. :)
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?
 
Last edited:

kahboom

New Member
Joined
Apr 20, 2011
Messages
17 (0.01/day)
Likes
0
System Name Amd Gaming Rig
Processor Amd Fx 8350 5Ghz/Amd Fx 8320 4.9ghz
Motherboard Asus crosshair V-Z ROG 990fx Ek-FB version2 and Three Regular Chv5's
Cooling Custom waterloop/ Custom waterloop
Memory Corsair Vengeance 2400mhz 10-12-12-31 4x4gb
Video Card(s) Msi Twin Frozr III HD 7950 modded bios Swifttech waterblocks
Storage Intel 520series 180gb,Corsair G/S 180gb Sata III,1gb carvair black sataIII, 2Gb carvair green sataII
Display(s) 42" Vizio LCD TV
Case Nzxt Switch 810
Audio Device(s) Intergrated/ Intergrated
Power Supply Corsair 1200w AX-i
Software Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
Benchmark Scores not yet listed
#41

erocker

Senior Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jul 19, 2006
Messages
42,380 (10.17/day)
Likes
18,021
Processor Intel i7 8700k
Motherboard Gigabyte z370 AORUS Gaming 7
Cooling Water
Memory 16gb G.Skill 4000 MHz DDR4
Video Card(s) Evga GTX 1080
Storage 3 x Samsung Evo 850 500GB, 1 x 250GB, 2 x 2TB HDD
Display(s) Nixeus EDG27
Case Thermaltake X5
Power Supply Corsair HX1000i
Mouse Zowie EC1-B
Software Windows 10
#42

eidairaman1

The Exiled Airman
Joined
Jul 2, 2007
Messages
19,209 (5.03/day)
Likes
4,800
System Name PCGOD
Processor AMD FX 8350@ 5.0GHz
Motherboard Asus TUF 990FX Sabertooth R2 2901 Bios
Cooling Scythe Ashura, 2×BitFenix 230mm Spectre Pro LED (Blue,Green), 2x BitFenix 140mm Spectre Pro LED
Memory 16 GB Gskill Ripjaws X 2133 (2400 OC, 10-10-12-20-20, 1T, 1.65V)
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon 290 Sapphire Vapor-X
Storage Samsung 840 Pro 256GB, WD Velociraptor 1TB
Display(s) NEC Multisync LCD 1700V (Display Port Adapter)
Case AeroCool Xpredator Evil Blue Edition
Audio Device(s) Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR
Power Supply Seasonic 1250 XM2 Series (XP3)
Mouse Roccat Kone XTD
Keyboard Roccat Ryos MK Pro
Software Windows 7 Pro 64
#43
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?
re-run the performance tool in windows, should restore aero
 
Joined
Mar 26, 2008
Messages
1,874 (0.53/day)
Likes
334
Location
Cobourg,Ontario
System Name FX CrossFireX
Processor AMD FX™ 8370 @Stock
Motherboard GA-990FXA-UD5 (rev. 3.1
Cooling Noctua NH-D15 the BEAST
Memory AMD Radeon™ R5 Entertainment Series 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3-1600 MHz CL11 Part Number: R5316G1601U2K-G T
Video Card(s) MSI Gaming R9 390
Storage x3 Seagates 1Terabyte X1 Seagate 2Terabyte <Steam Install
Display(s) 40 Inch Samsung HDTV (monitor)
Case HAF-X:)
Audio Device(s) AMD/HDMI to Onkyo HT-R508 Receiver
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2 Power Supply
Software Windows 10 Pro X64
#44
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?
My guess is October 26 or before that date.;) Think of what OS is out that week.
 
Joined
Dec 14, 2009
Messages
6,589 (2.25/day)
Likes
5,825
Location
Glasgow - home of formal profanity
System Name New Ho'Ryzen
Processor Ryzen 1700X @ 3.82Ghz
Motherboard Asus Crosshair VI Hero
Cooling TR Le Grand Macho & custom GPU loop
Memory 16Gb G.Skill 3200 RGB
Video Card(s) GTX1080ti (Heatkiller WB) @ 2Ghz core/1.5(12)Ghz mem
Storage Samsumg 960 Pro m2. 512Gb
Display(s) Dell Ultrasharp 27" (2560x1440)
Case Lian Li PC-V33WX
Audio Device(s) On Board
Power Supply Seasonic Prime TItanium 850
Software W10
Benchmark Scores Look, it's a Ryzen on air........ What's the point?
#45
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.