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Overall most Stable Amd driver?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by kennyreid95, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. kennyreid95

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    I have windows 7 64 bit. Currently what would be the most overall stable amd driver for my sapphire vapor x r9 290 4gb?
     
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    Based olny on my own experience, it's WDDM 1.0 :D
     
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    The latest driver (6/9/2017) on AMD's site is stable and fine.
     
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    Someone told me 17.4.4 is most stable currently.
     
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    Neat, go with those if you're comfortable with that. There's no reason to believe that the current drivers aren't stable.
     
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    My backup machine is on the latest drivers and its stable in all games that my friend plays on it (BF1 for instance).
     
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    I mean no offense to anyone who has had bad luck with unstable drivers but I personally have been running amd card for 2 years and haven't experienced these unstable drivers
     
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    NVIDIA. But seriously, just install the latest. Stable and the best support for the latest games.
     
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    Depends on card really. The newest set works fine for me.
     
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    Issue still persists with latest driver 17.4.4. Radeon application stopped working crash message what gives?
     
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    was it a clean install? If its not I would run DDU and then try again, when I had my 290 I didn't have an issue with any drivers and neither has my buddy who owns the 290 now and my brother is still using my old 280X and that is running crazy good still
     
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    Yes I did clean install through amd setup. My previous driver 17.1.2 had same crash issue.
     
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    I actually had to drop back to 17.2.1 so that I could play Wolfensein: The New Order, as there is an issue with the driver and some cards which means the game crashes before you get to the Bethesda logo
     
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    Are you somehow implying that the NVIDIA drivers have no issues?! :D If so you should reconsider that :p
     
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    It's simply the other way around ... less games have issues with nvidia drivers, as a direct consequence of current market condition.
     
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    Nah, just having a little in-joke at fanboysm lol.
     
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    There's no single correct answer to this question, because as always with GPU drivers, it depends what games you're playing. AMD just released 17.6.1, and 17.6.2. The 17.6.1 driver is specifically to optimize overall performance in DiRT 4. The 17.6.2 driver adds further DiRT 4 improvements regarding use of 8xMSAA.

    That said, after downloading and installing 17.6.2 from AMD's site, GPU-Z shows it as 17.6.1. This has happened with one or two previous versions of their drivers, but I'm not sure if it's a glitch on AMD's part, or the way GPU-Z is reading it.

    I played several rally stages of the first part of DiRT 4 on it last night though with no problems so far, and my GPU (7970) is older than yours, so. That said, I installed and am running DiRT 4 in W7 compat mode, which might also be best option for Wolf: The New Order. I am currently setting about testing that theory, will report back.
     
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    OK, here's me reporting back on this as promised. I just installed and launched W: TNO in W7 compat mode, and it's not crashed once. I'm up to the 2nd checkpoint in the part where you're tasked by Anna's dad to "kill them all".

    At first it seemed like it didn't run as well as on W7, but once I did the trick where you make a Wolfenstein The New Order folder inside a MachineGames folder in AppData>Local, then the forced caching really improves performance.

    This is on 17.6.2 btw, or 17.6.1 as GPU-Z calls it.
     
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    I have no problems getting it to run on the older driver (I can basically max everything at 1080p) but for what ever reason, it has issues with newer driver and nothing I did (including that tweak and running in win 7 compatibility mode did nothing) allowed the game to start.
     
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    wrong...
    i had less unstable drivers with AMD than i ever had with Nvidia ... heck i am even still under 376.53 for that same reason ... Nvidia driver superiority is a freaking cliché

    well for me it's not a question of fanboyism but rather a question of personal experiences :p


    nope. ( CTD and TDR were two abreviation that my Radeons card never heard ... or OC instability due to a driver ... :roll: )

    now ... as i have a Nvidia GPU, i would use the generic answer : "the latest" but since i would not be able resolve issues by trying to reproduce it, i will just stop it there, let the other user that are actually with a Radeon give the recommendations and help and any Nvidia user/fanboy/preacher/zealots :laugh: should do the same.
     
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    If it was available for Pascal I would have installed the 350.xx GTA V driver lol! :D:p
     
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    I was joking with that post :D
     
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    Something being a cliche doesn't make it wrong. Also, just because you've had lots of problems with NVIDIA drivers doesn't mean they're problematic generally, as most people don't have so many problems with them. There could easily be an issue with your system that's causing issues, for example.

    On the upside for AMD, I haven't seen so many people reporting issues with them lately, so they must have improved a fair bit.
     

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