AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta Driver Download

Discussion in 'Video Cards and Graphics' started by tweakboy, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Goresplattered

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    ^ nice!
    my 3dmark graphics score went up ~500 points (9500-10000) while running 12.9 drivers on a msi tf3 7950
    Bf3 also runs slightly higher fps - I break 70 at times when i would have been around 55-60
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  2. MustangSVT

    MustangSVT Lifer

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    I am getting weird flickering issue.

    Perhaps it does NOT like saphire trixx?

    edit: fixed the flickering when image scaling and itc processing was unchecked.

    in SC2, the performance increased quite alot. where I used to get 60fps, now i get 80 and in heavy battles where it dipped below 15s are a bit better at higher teens or low 20s.
    I will test more but this driver seems to be great.
     
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  3. skipsneeky2

    skipsneeky2 Diamond Member

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    Will install these,and report back if i see any difference on my msi 7850.:thumbsup:
     
  4. AdamK47

    AdamK47 Lifer

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    Old:

    Heaven Benchmark v3.0 Basic
    FPS: 136.8
    Scores: 3446
    Min FPS: 24.9
    Max FPS: 339.5

    Hardware
    Binary: Windows 32bit Visual C++ 1600 Release Mar 7 2012
    Operating system: Windows 7 (build 7601, Service Pack 1) 64bit
    CPU model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3960X CPU @ 3.30GHz
    CPU flags: 3299MHz MMX SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSSE3 SSE41 SSE42 HTT
    GPU model: AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series 8.980.0.0 CrossFireX 3072Mb

    Settings
    Render: direct3d11
    Mode: 1920x1080 8xAA fullscreen
    Shaders: high
    Textures: high
    Filter: trilinear
    Anisotropy: 16x
    Occlusion: enabled
    Refraction: enabled
    Volumetric: enabled
    Tessellation: extreme


    New:

    Heaven Benchmark v3.0 Basic
    FPS: 141.4
    Scores: 3561
    Min FPS: 25.6
    Max FPS: 356.8

    Hardware
    Binary: Windows 32bit Visual C++ 1600 Release Mar 7 2012
    Operating system: Windows 7 (build 7601, Service Pack 1) 64bit
    CPU model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3960X CPU @ 3.30GHz
    CPU flags: 3299MHz MMX SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSSE3 SSE41 SSE42 HTT
    GPU model: AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series 9.1.0.0 CrossFireX 3072Mb

    Settings
    Render: direct3d11
    Mode: 1920x1080 8xAA fullscreen
    Shaders: high
    Textures: high
    Filter: trilinear
    Anisotropy: 16x
    Occlusion: enabled
    Refraction: enabled
    Volumetric: enabled
    Tessellation: extreme


    Not sure if these are genuine driver improvements or the usual Catalyst benchmark specific driver cheating.
     
  5. SickBeast

    SickBeast Lifer

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    These drivers seem like they're going to be a very good release. Hopefully they will go final soon.
     
  6. Endymion FRS

    Endymion FRS Member

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    Can't overclock my HD6950 with these drivers and Trixx. Any OC causes screen flickering that won't go away until reboot.

    Overclocking with CCC works perfectly though. I suppose I can live with that.
     
  7. Demo24

    Demo24 Diamond Member

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    First driver release since 12.4 that have worked properly for me. Can't really tell if its sped things up or not, 7970 is so fast I don't pay a lot of attention any more and I am just playing borderlands at the moment.
     
  8. HurleyBird

    HurleyBird Golden Member

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    All these performance drivers make it seem like GCN has quite a bit of performance left to wring out of it. I didn't expect another boost so soon after 12.8
     
  9. OVerLoRDI

    OVerLoRDI Diamond Member

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    Well it is entirely brand new architecture. Prior to this we had VLIW4/5 for a few generations. GCN is drastically different, so I'm not surprised that drivers haven't fully optimized for it. My guess is that the 8xxx series will have less improvement over time due to the similarity of its architecture to the 7xxx series.
     
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