OS:Windows 8.1 64 bit
CPU: FX-8350 4.0 GHZ
GPU: HIS AMD R9 280x 3GB PCI-E 3.0
PSU: CX750 WATT 80 Plus Bronze
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
RAM: Gskill 4GB DDR3 1600mhz RIPJAW x 2
Resolution: 1920x1080 144hrz
In game resolution: 1920x1080 144hrz
About a month ago I decided to update my drivers from 13.12 to the new 14.6 beta (why beta? cause at the time I was playing Wildstar and that beta gave a increase in performance)
Previously I had simply downloaded the drivers and installed them with out any issue.
This time when my system installed the beta and restarted, I lost control of my keyboard and mouse. On the Desktop everything loaded per normal and the new Raptr program was up.
I used the power button on my system to restart and on the boot up all went fine, mouse keyboard worked.
As I was examining what "raptr" was. I mistakenly hit "optimze" and it procedded to change my settings for...
World of Warcraft
Final Fantasy 14
I then selected the feature to set them back to previous and it did so.
I logged into Final Fantasy 14 (MMORPG) and instantly see an increase in jaggies. As I'm running around I see lines on objects flickering/rolling (as jaggies do) as I ran around the city I see character models with an increase in jaggies as well.
I check all my settings and everything is the same.
GPU has all ways been set to default. In game settings remain the same.
I log into World of Warcraft and see (just like in Final Fantasy 14) jaggies where there had been none before. Character models and buildings had flickering/rolling jaggie lines.
I checked the Wow settings and they were the same, I had Multisampling set to x2 (before with th is setting I saw no jaggie lines) as I ran around I saw buildings and their lines "jaggy" and flicker just as if Anti-Aliasing was off. Trees leafs and limbs would "jaggy" (this happend in FF14 as well).
By increaseing multisampling in game to x4 and turning on Adaptive Multisampling in the CCC I was able to reduce the jaggies decently and make the games playable again, but there is still a increase in jaggies/lines/flickering where there was zero before.
I then "rolled back" in the driver panel to 13.12 with success BUT the issue remained unchanged.
I then did a uninstall of the CCC/drivers (as AMD recommended) and deleted all the files in the c:/ folcers then installed the 14.4 drivers with success BUT the issue remained unchanged.
I then used Display Driver Uninstaller (program) to do a clean uninstall, this program put my system in safe mode, removed the program, rebooted and then I installed (again) 14.4 with sucess. The issue remains unchanged.
Performance wise, in both Final Fantasy 14 and World of warcraft (other games as well) I get good FPS in games. I just have a increase in flickering/jaggies.
This has actually got me depressed at the moment. I can't do a restore cause my restore point doesn't go back to June when I did this.
It's almost like even though I have the resolultion set to my native 1920x1080 3D objects are NOT being rendered that way?
If anyone has any suggestions I'd love to hear them, I'm at a complete loss now.
What would cause a increase in jaggies in a game that had almost none to start with after a driver update?
Please and thank you for your help and of course thanks for reading my story.
**if this matters**
Just to see what it would say, I used the AMD auto detect installer program and it says my Driver display is an APU and offers to download a driver for it.
Not sure why it would say that but it does.. I want to give all the information I can.
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