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#1 Sen

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:27 PM

Catalyst 13.1 WHQL drivers available now at the download center!

http://support.amd.c...ages/index.aspx

Get em' while they're hot! 7000 series fixes, improvements, etc.

And in other news, frame latency issues in process of being addressed:

http://techreport.co...eon-frame-times

Edited by Sen, 17 January 2013 - 08:28 PM.


#2 Aznpersuasion89

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:34 PM

im gettin right now

#3 Youngblood

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:53 AM

VERY interesting read, that second one, will be getting it as soon as I'm back from work and hammering it all night long for the weekend.

#4 Youngblood

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:25 PM

Running the leaked 13.2 beta. It's pretty slick. I notice fewer hiccups while navigating the environment before combat, unlike before.

#5 Aznpersuasion89

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:55 PM

i have 0 noticeable improvement. i can never get a stable FPS to notice anyway, always between 30-75.

Edited by Aznpersuasion89, 18 January 2013 - 11:55 PM.


#6 Az0r

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:05 AM

Wow that article on average frame time is revolutionary to the way I look at FPS and Frame rates in general. Now when someone asks me why I need more than 24fps in my games, instead of vaguely answering it feels better, I can explain why.

#7 Daddys Revenge

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:20 AM

Yea, I'm really interested in seeing what happen with the 13.2 betas when they hit actual release [right now they're a leaked version, which some have reported are "not ready" for 'open beta'

I haven't seen any actual performance gain or loss on 31.1, but at least I can use the netflix app in windows 8 again [which requires WHQL sig, which 12.11 beta 11 did not have ; ) ]

#8 Ter Ushaka

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:44 AM

Has anyone noticed a boost to 6000 series cards on these new drivers? I'm not a fan of upgrading drivers unless I really need to.

#9 Youngblood

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:11 PM

View PostDaddys Revenge, on 19 January 2013 - 09:20 AM, said:

Yea, I'm really interested in seeing what happen with the 13.2 betas when they hit actual release [right now they're a leaked version, which some have reported are "not ready" for 'open beta'

And you would be correct. My GPU compute speed (on a certain non-gaming application) is now a bit slower. But it's a hit I can take until whenever they hammer out all the issues and decide it's ready.

Edited by Youngblood, 19 January 2013 - 01:11 PM.


#10 Az0r

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:43 PM

View PostYoungblood, on 19 January 2013 - 01:11 PM, said:

And you would be correct. My GPU compute speed (on a certain non-gaming application) is now a bit slower. But it's a hit I can take until whenever they hammer out all the issues and decide it's ready.


Guessing you're referring to bitcoin mining?

Edited by Az0r, 19 January 2013 - 10:43 PM.


#11 Youngblood

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:33 AM

View PostAz0r, on 19 January 2013 - 10:43 PM, said:


Guessing you're referring to bitcoin mining?


Yeah. A 10% hit to my Mhashes rate.

#12 Staplebeater

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:57 AM

I am getting a little bug since upgrade where my windows bar shows up in fullscreen windowed mode. Not every time but i have to alt tab through to get it back to full screen.

#13 Catamount

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:37 AM

13.1 did fix a few problems 12.9-12.11 were having. I couldn't install any driver past 12.8 because it would cause severe screen corruption (something I saw reported elsewhere around the net as well). The new drivers lack this problem.

I've also seen higher, more steady framerates in MWO, but again, that's vs an older driver, so it makes sense I might see bigger gains than some of you.

#14 Sen

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:02 AM

They've made some HUGE gains since 12.8. Monumental if one is referencing the 7000 series.

Maybe sometime this week we'll get the "official" 13.2 beta driver. Until then I think I'll give my PC a slight rest, it gamed like a CHAMP this weekend ;)

#15 Catamount

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:28 AM

I won't have a 7000 series until tomorrow when my Sapphire 7970 OC comes in ( ;) ), but even for the 5000 series, it seems MWO likes 13.1 a lot more than 12.8.

#16 Colonel Pada Vinson

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:07 AM

Im running 13.2 right now, hard to say if it is an improvement without more testing, in some ways "yes" but ive had some strange in-close fights that dipped to a meager 10 FPS. Maybe in conjunction with the next patch :D

#17 Julian Tifflor

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:19 AM

View PostTer Ushaka, on 19 January 2013 - 11:44 AM, said:

Has anyone noticed a boost to 6000 series cards on these new drivers? I'm not a fan of upgrading drivers unless I really need to.


Before with driver 11.6 from last year february 10-20 frames with my old rig...now with 13.1...10-20 frames.
sadly cant see any difference but might be cause my rig is just too old right now to see a real differance.

cant wait to get the new one...if yours is better than 5200+ amd with 3gb ram and 6850 OC card give it a try.





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