Topic Title: GTA IV EFLC major stuttering with Cat 12.8 but not 12.7b
Topic Summary: Performance issue with GTA IV Episodes from Liberty City while using Catalyst 12.8 but not 12.7b
Created On: 08/31/2012 08:00 PM
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 08/31/2012 08:00 PM
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Graphics Card
2x- Radeon HD 6870 (stock clock)

AMD Catalyst Driver Version, and Driver History
12.7b and 12.8

Operating System
Windows 8 Pro x64 RTM

Issue Details
Uninstalled catalyst 12.7b, installed 12.8 and got very bad stuttering while playing GTA IV EFLC rendering it unplayable. I've switched back and forth between 12.7b and 12.8 and I have confirmed the issue does not exist when using 12.7b and is occuring in 12.8.

Applications and Games
Grand Theft Auto IV: Episodes from Liberty City (Steam version, latest patch)

CPU Details
AMD FX 8150 OC to 4.2Ghz

My OC utility does not work in Windows 8 but I can guarentee you it is stable. If you really need further details I can go into my BIOS and get my settings but I really don't want to as I'm sure this is not the issue.

Display Device(s) and Connection(s) Used
HP w2007 LCD Monitor connected via DVI

Motherboard or System Make & Model
Asus Crosshair V Formula

Motherboard BIOS Version
Asus 1402

System Memory Type & Amount
Corsair Vengence DDR3-1600 4x-4GB Modules running at 14??mhz to match the CPU bus speed.

Power Supply
800 Watt Thermaltake somethingorother PSU

Additional Hardware
2x- Western Digital Caviar Black 7000RPM SATA 6Gb/s RAID 0

360 controller

Additional Details
Tried lowering settings, no matter how low I go in 12.8 the stutter is still there. Thank you for your help!!!!!

 08/31/2012 08:18 PM
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How big is the gun held to your head forcing you to use 12.8? If 12.7b works great for you, then use 12.7b, simple as that.

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 08/31/2012 08:20 PM
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12.8 fixes some issues like Eve crashing when minimizing or alt-tabbing also BF3 won't let me play unless I update or mess with the registry but then catalyst won't even know what version I'm running. There's a handful of improvements I'd like, but overall I want to find out what the problem is.

 09/03/2012 08:22 PM
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One person has reported good luck using this might give it a shot.


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