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AMD Releases the Catalyst 12.4 WHQL Driver

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Oh dear, had issues with my new HD 7850 and CTD's/total freeze in games with weird pink vertical lines. 12.3 runs without issues in everything. Rest of the PC is 100% stable and stock.

I'll wait to see if anyone has the same issues.
 
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Anyone test the quality of MLAA for 58xx cards yet?
 
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Ok these fixed the idle clocks on my 7970, happy enough.
 
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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.
Maybe its only fixed if you are not using a displayport adapter. We need more testing from others.
 

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can I just install this driver over the 11.9 cat I'm still using?
 
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AMD VISION Engine control center now controls audio and this sucks for htpc and hdmi audio users.
My htpc is also my server and stays on 24/7 yet now if I turn off my tv it disables the hdmi audio and will not renable it when the tv is turned back on without repluging the hdmi cable or a reboot.
 
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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...
I have tearing with my Eyefinity 3x1 portrait but from what I saw was just with my browser will check when I get home. My daughter has been playing Assassins Creed 2 and has not said any thing yet.
 

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#58
Oh dear, had issues with my new HD 7850 and CTD's/total freeze in games with weird pink vertical lines. 12.3 runs without issues in everything. Rest of the PC is 100% stable and stock.

I'll wait to see if anyone has the same issues.
read the known issues deal on the drivers, I installed them ontop of 11.12s on a 6770 and no issues here
 
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Still no MLAA and CrossFireX in games like SWTOR...:((
 

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Still no MLAA and CrossFireX in games like SWTOR...:((
use catalyst feedback program for suggestions n what is and isnt working etc
 
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read the known issues deal on the drivers, I installed them ontop of 11.12s on a 6770 and no issues here
Well, like I said, no issues on 12.3 whatsoever and everything running amazingly well so I'm not really bothered. Plus, I don't use MLAA so it's no loss to me. Just interested as to whether it's an issue with some 7850s.
 
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use catalyst feedback program for suggestions n what is and isnt working etc
What's that? Do actually think they are monitoring those? Common. They must receive millions daily. I wrote them 2 emails already and no answer from the support. They don't care about their customers at all.
 
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Update: I am only getting the tearing on my browsers when I scroll up or down Eyefinity 3x1 portrait.
 
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can I just install this driver over the 11.9 cat I'm still using?
I have been letting CCC overwrite existing drivers for quite some time without issue. I have used and advocate erocker's driver install guide, but it seems that installing on a clean slate is no longer necessary, at least not for me.
 

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I have been letting CCC overwrite existing drivers for quite some time without issue. I have used and advocate erocker's driver install guide, but it seems that installing on a clean slate is no longer necessary, at least not for me.
Yeah been doing the same thing at times but this driver gave me some issues... back to good ol 11.9 :D
 
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MLAA is much better, audio over HDMi requires a unplug and replug of HDMI to work though.
 
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This was really bugging me, I eventually found out when i had a youtube.com or any other video open it would downclock one of my cards to 250mhz and my games were unplayable until i closed the video. i don't know if this is your problem. i registered just in case to help out though :D
it's a BUG of AMD/ATI, i've been trying with zero success for one of the large review sites to publish an article doing an indepth study of this complete and utter SHAM by amd...

at least on 5870 and 4xxx it happens, i don't know if the 6xxx and 7xxx cards have the same "feature".

the best you can do is to disable HW acceleration of flash, i know it's retarded but i can go so far to spread this news....
 
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it's a BUG of AMD/ATI, i've been trying with zero success for one of the large review sites to publish an article doing an indepth study of this complete and utter SHAM by amd...

at least on 5870 and 4xxx it happens, i don't know if the 6xxx and 7xxx cards have the same "feature".

the best you can do is to disable HW acceleration of flash, i know it's retarded but i can go so far to spread this news....
Yeah, have them same issue with my 5770, and now with the 12.4 drivers my card wont downclock to 157mhz anymore when not in use.
 
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Mine still downclocks fine, and flash videos as well as html5 and divx play fine with the new drivers. Its just the HDMI that i have issues with, ONLY since I decided to upgrade my drivers. AMD didnt coererce me or hold a gun to my hwad and force me, or anyone else for that matter.
 
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that's a separate issue, if you overclock in software(ANY software), your 2D clock=UVD clocks which is 400MHz.
it's another completely retarded "feature" that apparently fixed problems with multimonitor, yet it seems it's too hard for the AMD driver codemonkeys to actually implement.. you know.. a detection routing for when you have several monitor or not...
 
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If you want to.


Others have reported even better performance with 12.5 beta drivers. However, as always, installing a newer driver if you are happy with the one you have/had is a roll of the dice, as the card you have may lose/gain features/benefits/performance/stability/issues due to optimizations made for other series of cards.

And lo, the casting of pearls before swine......