Topic Title: Low FPS in Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory with Catalyst 13.12
Topic Summary: The game works fine with Catalyst 13.9
Created On: 01/25/2014 01:50 PM
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 01/25/2014 01:50 PM
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smalul
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The game: Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory

The problem: Low FPS in the game after updating the driver from Catalyst 13.9 to Catalyst 13.12 (the FPS went down from ~125 to ~25 after updating the driver). It is clear something is wrong with the new version of the driver.

My computer:

CPU: Intel E6750 @ 2.66GHz

RAM: 6GB DDR2

Motherboard: Gigabyte P965-DS3

Video Card: Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 6570 1GB DDR3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

 

Notes:

1. I uninstalled the display driver which came with Catalyst 13.12 (and only the display driver, I left everything else installed) and then reinstalled Catalyst 13.9 (I assume only the display driver got installed, as everything else in the list was already checked), and the issue was resolved - the FPS went back up to ~125 like it used to.

2. I saw there are other topics regarding this game, but they all dealing with problems with older versions of the display driver, and none of them were about Catalyst 13.12. Therefore I started this new topic.

3. I haven't tried using the 13.11 Beta drivers.

4. Basically I don't have a problem now after downgrading the display driver to 13.9, but I don't want to have the same issue in the future (the next time I update the display driver). Also - downgrading the driver to an earlier version is not a "good solution" - the newer version of the driver should solve problems, not cause new ones...

5. Some technical details regarding the drivers, in case they are needed:

13.12 Driver (the one with the problem):
Driver Packaging Version        13.251-131206a-166389C-ATI
Catalyst Version            13.12
Provider                Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
2D Driver Version            8.01.01.1360
2D Driver File Path            /REGISTRY/MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlSet001/Control/CLASS/{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}/0001
Direct3D Version            9.14.10.01001
OpenGL Version            6.14.10.12618
AMD Catalyst Control Center Version    2013.1206.1603.28764

13.9 Driver (this one doesn't cause the problem with the game):
Driver Packaging Version        13.152.1.8-131008a-163824C-ATI
Catalyst Version            13.9
Provider                Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
2D Driver Version            8.01.01.1331
2D Driver File Path            /REGISTRY/MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlSet001/Control/CLASS/{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}/0001
Direct3D Version            9.14.10.0984
OpenGL Version            6.14.10.12430
AMD Catalyst Control Center Version    2013.1206.1603.28764

I hope someone from the development team would look into this issue.

 02/09/2014 03:14 PM
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Sebbel
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heyo,

had same problem, even with downgrading.

found the solution ingame:

seta r_primitives 2

try it out. with this fps are stable even with 13.12

see you fragging on prime-squadron.com

 02/11/2014 03:51 AM
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goodplay
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No offense intended,but 6/7 yr old cpu/mobo/10 yr old game(apparrently no longer supported).

Stick with driver that works.

Ya ain't gunna play bf4?

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 02/11/2014 06:38 AM
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@Sebbel

Thanks for the answer. I will try it the next time I update the video card driver if the problem continues. For now I'm going to stick with Catalyst 13.9, which seems to work.

 

@goodplay

Yes, my computer is old, so what? I'm not asking support for my computer, since neither my CPU nor my motherboard (chipset) were manufactured by AMD. The age of my computer is not the issue here - I have an AMD Radeon HD 6570 video card, which isn't that old and should be supported no matter its age.

The problem is with the drivers and not with the hardware, as an older version of the driver works just fine.  Since I found a problem with the Catalyst 13.12 drivers it means there could be other problems with it, so the development team should try and figure out what went wrong.

 02/11/2014 06:50 AM
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Originally posted by: smalul @Sebbel

Thanks for the answer. I will try it the next time I update the video card driver if the problem continues. For now I'm going to stick with Catalyst 13.9, which seems to work.

 

@goodplay

Yes, my computer is old, so what? I'm not asking support for my computer, since neither my CPU nor my motherboard (chipset) were manufactured by AMD. The age of my computer is not the issue here - I have an AMD Radeon HD 6570 video card, which isn't that old and should be supported no matter its age.

The problem is with the drivers and not with the hardware, as an older version of the driver works just fine.  Since I found a problem with the Catalyst 13.12 drivers it means there could be other problems with it, so the development team should try and figure out what went wrong.

Use the 'issue reporting form" this is a user-to-user forum.

http://forums.amd.com/game/categories.cfm?catid=443



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 02/19/2014 05:06 PM
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This is year and multiple driver upgrade problem. Only conclusion I can take from this is that AMD simply doesn't care. I have tried all solutions on this and other forums, but nothing works. I regret now buying my 7850 and after some other issues to, AMD is losing customer. Maybe they are concentrating on mining now.

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