I have a (Sapphire Tri X r290) and am having huge/regular frametime/low fps spikes). I'm also getting 0xa0000001 and atikdag.sys BSODs with some versions of the CCC (see notes below). This is my first AMD card in about twelve years and I'm really disappointed so far. I've tried everything I can think of and if anyone knows how to fix this then please please help.
Spikes in frametimes (low fps spikes) which brings overall benchmarks in Heaven/Valley/FarCry 3 etc really low. For example, in FC3 I'm getting in FPS average in the 30s and I'm only running at 1080p. In Unigen's benchmarks I get lows sometimes under 10fps even though most of the time it's high. I've checked out official benchmarks for my card and my performance is severely under par. Even with the exact same benchmark versions and CCC drivers I'm getting way lower fps. This card is meant to be for 4k gaming and yet it's not even performing good enough for 1080p (the monitor I have). My girlfriend even tried playing old games like the Sims 3 and it's really laggy.
CCC 13.11 beta 9.5
MiniDump Crash Report
AMD Sapphire Tri X r290 4GB
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 18432MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 18424MB RAM
Page File: 7470MB used, 31432MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS (windows 8.1)
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
CCC installs/drivers, my notes:
*14.6 beta rc2
-This has BSOD with atapiati errors (AMD process)
-It has some WD optimisations
-I was running this (went back to it due to BSOD) Found in FC3 it was giving me only 30fps
-Tried benchmarking on both this 14.6rc2 and dropped back to 13.11 all had no impact on FC3.
- Sound errors .. doesn't see any sound for amd hdtv 14.6 has updates to the hdmi audio driver and the audio driver will now go back up and see if I can put up with the BSODs (so long as the audio is ok )
-Another bsod due to atikmdag.sys (03/08/14)
-no improvement in FC3
-this driver was used in benchmarking review of my gpu
-my benchmarks dont match up
To install drivers I've tried using CCC's full/clean remover (in Safe Mode) as well as DDU. I don't think the issue is to do with left over files. I've even repeated this process several times and one of the last times ran Driver Fusion to make double sure nothing was left over.
I attempted to find all the chipset drivers I could. My mobo maker Asus doesn't have any drivers for Windows 8.1 (for the P6T Deluxe V2). I went to Intel and downloaded what I thought are the right drivers. I also bought a premium version of Driver Fusion since it claimed to find chipset drivers that were missing. Once bought, it installed those drivers but nothing's improved.
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