Topic Title: Where's the frame latency fix?
Topic Summary: AMD Crossfire Performance Fix
Created On: 07/31/2013 01:05 PM
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 07/31/2013 01:05 PM
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I know most blogs said that AMD promised the frame latency fix would be today. 7-31-13. I also know the unofficial tweet said on or around today. I'm not upset it's not here yet, but would be very interested in knowing a status report on how the driver is progressing. The most recent info I could find was from 6-24-13 from Tom's Hardware Forum, and that was just a rehash of the announcement saying the driver shoukd be here. Thanks in advance for any new info regarding Crossfire.



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 07/31/2013 05:20 PM
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I've been waiting all day for these, its nearly 1/8/13 here in the uk. All I can say is keep an eye on twitter https://twitter.com/AMDRadeon twitter

 07/31/2013 06:41 PM
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If they're WHQL certified, which they should be, it depends on when Microsoft signs off on them.

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 07/31/2013 07:07 PM
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I'm sure they will beta them before any WHQL is issued. It would be foolish not to, they don't have a large enough sample size yet. Spending the time and energy for a windows cert, with the possibility of compatability issues on older cards, would be a waste. After all, the only prototype videos i've seen are for the Tahiti chip, namely the 79xx cards.



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 07/31/2013 07:55 PM
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Beta drivers aren't like beta software, they're actually stable versions which AMD releases so they can add new features and fix issues on the fly. There will always be issues, you can't not have issue with the number of hardware and software configurations, this is a PC, not Apple. Thankfully it looks like AMD is finally going to stop wasting time and money on Windows XP so we should start seeing a bit more quality in the packages. And if they still continue to support XP, they need to save a few thousand dollars and fire the idiot who thinks XP deserves to have time wasted on it.

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 07/31/2013 08:39 PM
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Actually beta drivers act in the same facility as software, they are stable releases, as you said, though set to be tested on larger subject pools before being released as "Official" hense the 'driver as is' statement on the DL page. Please don't presume to speak for AMD on such matters. I appreciate all the contributing you have done in the forum as i've been reading your posts for a while now, though i cannot say i agree with all your answers. Thank you again, however, for your response as it was intended to help solve my question.



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 07/31/2013 10:07 PM
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I don't really care if it's WHQL or beta, I just want the driver.  It's getting late in the day and still nothing.  Been waiting months for this I hope they get it out today hehe... 



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Agreed!



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 08/01/2013 12:13 AM
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AMD announced on twitter that driver 13.8 Beta was pushed till 8-1-13.



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Nooo!!!!!  Oh well I guess it's pretty late to be messing with it tonight anyway.



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Here it is:

 

www2.ati.com/drivers/beta/AMD_Catalyst_13.8_Beta.exe

 

Downloading now :-)

 08/01/2013 12:48 PM
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Yay! Guess I know what I'm doing tonight after work :-)

Edit: Still not on the official site though....



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Edited: 08/01/2013 at 12:57 PM by Max9R
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Thank You Anidatte!!



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 08/01/2013 01:22 PM
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Originally posted by: ulyriel Thank You Anidatte!!

 

 

No problem :-)

I tested some games on this version and... I don't know why, but Crysis 3 with CFX on works 2x slower ( ! ) compare to CFX off and about 3x slower compare to 13.6 Beta 2 with CFX enabled. 

I have FX-8320 (4GHz OC), 8GB of RAM and two Radeons 7870XT.

Far Cry 3 works better, but still have some lags (e.g. when I driving a car).

Unigine Heaven 4.0 works much better, on 13.6 B2 I have many lags, now it works great.

Test Drive Unlimited 2 still works slower with CFX enabled.

I will test more games soon.

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Yeah, it's not even working with my 7870s. Keeps saying it wasn't installed properly or it's not compatible with my card.

7870xt cards are the Tahiti chip, my 7870s are the Pitcairn. Too bad, I guess I'll wait till it's published on the official Driver page.



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 08/01/2013 02:05 PM
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Originally posted by: Max9R Yay! Guess I know what I'm doing tonight after work :-)

 

Edit: Still not on the official site though....

 

Now it is on official website. It's the same file that I posted above.

To AMD -> that's joke or what? Crysis 3 -> 2x slower compare to 13.6 Beta 2. Why AMD? Why?

 08/01/2013 02:29 PM
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Or you can just read the reviews, such as the Hardware Haven review, PCPer review, and AnandTech review...

And they are published on the official page

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Ok, i got it working after much hassle.

Farcry 3 appears much smoother in exception of vehicles, as previously stated by anidatte.

Crysis 3 on my end appears much smoother too. 

Dishonored, fallout new vegas, skyrim, Metro Last light, and the witcher 2 all seem about the same. As far as all those benchmarks on the reviews... I really couldn't care much about their readings. I care about how smooth the game is when i'm playing it. So far i haven't experienced any less performance than the 13.6 drivers, and i do see some noticeable gains in some games. All in all I'd have liked better performance, though i'm not going to complain.



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After I was read your post, ulyriel, I tried to install drivers again. But it isn't help in Crysis 3 on my PC. I still have much lower FPS on 13.8 with CFX. I try to use AMD Issue Reporting Form for Beta Driver but it's closed now (why?)...

I tested new driver in Assassin's Creed III. Game still works slower with CFX enabled. But in this game I got this issue on 13.6B2 too...

I'm thinking about selling my cards and buy one, better card. I think it's the best way.

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i have just tried metro 2033 benchmark at 5760x1080 and there used to be a bit in the middle where it dipped to about 17fps with new driver did not drop below 50fps and the graphs at the end of test where pritty much level all the way across. lost some points on 3dmark fire strike and vantage but on vantage there was one bit were it shows you fields and hills and the bit at the bottom of the screen where it tells you fps used to flicker no more flickering



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