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AMD Releases the Catalyst 12.4 WHQL Driver

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Bout damn time, AMD.:slap:
this is HUGE news for those of us who like to run MLAA in addition to other AA.
- MLAA now operates up to 80% faster than previous versions
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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What kind of performance bump did you notice with BF3 and Metro? I've got two 5870's that I've been trying to sell, but if these drivers make them last a little longer then I'll have to rethink selling them :laugh:
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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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.
y u no join us in ts when we play bf3?!
 
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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.
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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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.
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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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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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.
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:
Here is the explanation:

We had an issue where the tearing was really, really bad (actual gaps occurred where the tearing was), and accompanied by bad flickering and not the normal tearing that occurs when you have different display interfaces.

*edit* what it actually refers to is the flickering due to the clock speeds not being correct in Eyefinity which caused the corruption which is now resolved.
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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#38
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.
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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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...
is your 3rd monitor a different resolution?
 
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is your 3rd monitor a different resolution?
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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This driver was the final straw for my friend. Jumping to a 680. It wouldn't even install despite trying every cleaner out there.
no problems here
 
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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.
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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This driver was the final straw for my friend. Jumping to a 680. It wouldn't even install despite trying every cleaner out there.
Sounds like issue with interfering hardware or software. Regardless, good bye! Sell me your card for dirt cheap.
 
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Sounds like issue with interfering hardware or software. Regardless, good bye! Sell me your card for dirt cheap.
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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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.
Oh and OMFG no tearing with 12.4 drivers. Running 2 games at the same time and

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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!

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
Did they improve the quality or only the performance?? Still the blurred image and scrambled text???
 
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OMG, if this is true and they've finally fixed this, I will be a very happy man!

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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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.
Your loss dude, only thing from NV worth upgrading to would be the 680.