Topic Title: AMD ATi 4870 Crossfire Not working
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 11/16/2012 01:06 PM
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hi, so ive installed the legacy drivers for windows 8 for my 4870s but even if crossfire is enalbed or disabled the performance stays the same

 

is there a way to fix this to get it to work like in windows 7?

 

getting 8 FPS in games like aion with 2 cards >.> where i normaly got 100+ on windows 7

 

some games works fine and some doesnt

 11/16/2012 01:33 PM
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**STICKY** | AMD Catalyst Driver for the Radeon HD 4000, HD 3000 and HD 2000

This AMD CatalystTM driver version features Windows® 8 support for the AMD RadeonTM HD 4000, HD 3000 and HD 2000 series. Please note that the driver is not Microsoft® logo certified and only supports WDDM 1.1 driver level features.

Per the bolded section, if you want higher than WDDM 1.1 driver features you will need to revert your OS back to Win7 your only other alternative is to upgrade your graphics cards to HD5xxx or newer.



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any reason why they dont care about HD4000 series or below cards?

 11/16/2012 02:36 PM
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Such is life with legacy hardware.  Lines need to be drawn somewhere, or it lets out all the bad-gunky.



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 11/16/2012 02:42 PM
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Originally posted by: Aokiji any reason why they dont care about HD4000 series or below cards?

 

"" AMD has moved to the AMD Radeon™ HD 4000, AMD Radeon HD 3000, and AMD Radeon HD 2000 Series new driver support model.  These updates will focus on resolving application specific issues and critical updates. The reason for the shift in support policy is largely due to the fact that the AMD Radeon HD 4000, AMD Radeon HD 3000, and AMD Radeon HD 2000 Series have been optimized to their maximum potential from a performance and feature perspective. ""



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I should probably add that Crossfire in general is not a feature utilized by the majority of users, so it's not going to receive a majority of resources.  Crossfire in a legacy product, even more so...



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 11/16/2012 03:02 PM
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true true but now they release a half workind driver.. and Nvdia has working drivers for GTX 200 series thats the same time released as HD 4000 series and strangly enough those drivers works fine

 

and not many ppl use crossfire on legacy products? there u are wrong sir most ppl still use legacy since the cards have epic performance why upgrade a card if it works still like a dream

 

why dont they release a working driver and then stop support for it rather to release a half-assed one :/

 11/16/2012 03:16 PM
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If you go by what people still have and won't give up, then nothing ever turns into legacy hardware.  You could pick just about any old boat anchor, and chances are someone out there will still have it and love it.  It's a side effect of the Reality Distortion Field... most often found around Mac people, but can be seen elsewhere also. 



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 11/16/2012 03:20 PM
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lol mac people xD, i dont have a mac never will come near one >.< prefer my BSOD afterall

 

im a full AMD man with half working 4870s to say the least >.<

 

personaly i dont care about the date release of drivers i just want my crossfire to work again correctly will upgrade in the near future ofcourse but still ^^

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The video card in my machine at home(a 5870) isn't that much newer, so yeah... I get not upgrading if it still works for you.

Time to go back to Win7 then...



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 11/16/2012 03:30 PM
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Originally posted by: Mime The video card in my machine at home(a 5870) isn't that much newer, so yeah... I get not upgrading if it still works for you.

 

Time to go back to Win7 then...

 

 

cant do that already bought windows 8 xD if microsft will refund me il gladly do it xD

 11/16/2012 03:39 PM
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...time for a newer set of cards then. 



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