AMD 14.4 Amazing driver thread

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  1. Thrindil

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    Yes, there are 6xxx owners who have had positive results with 14.4
     
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    7970 and an i5, both stock.
    triple with multiview, no AA, no HDR, details on low/mid.

    Honda@Silverstone gave me up towards 90 fps on some places before, and now I got 120-140. Huge improvement!
    So, I turned HDR on, upped some detail settings and added some AA, and are now seeing exactly the same fps numbers as I did before the change, with a massive improvement of the look! This is just what rF2 needed :)
     
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    DO it, I have :)
     
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    I've not had time to test it deeply, even because removing old driver BSOD'd me two or three times. My HD5750 seems to have had little gain from it, but I've tested it with default options, but surely work good. Will test it with trackIT as my last driver had flickering when trackit was running and GPU was overcklocked.
     
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    Update: Shadow Blur from Off to now Optimal and a massive loss of just 3FPS at race start :eek: what else can I MAX out now? :D
     
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    Do u get a strange moray pattern when on optimal

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    I do get that, actually. But luckily the 14.4 driver allows me to set that option to "Quality" and it goes away, without an impact on FPS.
     
  10. msportdan

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    What's peoples aa and fxaa preference?

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    Ok
    A HD7950 Flex edtion, running a triple 25" fullhd!

    Before
    I was playing rf2 with every thing in medium setting expect car+track on High(shadows-medium, both road and environment-Low) AA-2, multiview-Off, HDR-ON and with 15AI @ Silverstone I was averaging 25-30fps on the start then 45-50fps!

    With this new Beta
    I'm running a higher graphic setting
    track+ car on high.
    I turned the road reflection from low to high.
    The shadows from medium to High.
    Shadow blur from off to Optimal.
    AA from 2 to 4

    now I'm getting 50fps on the start and 60-70fps after the first lap with 15 AI!
    So, now I'm running with a better graphic setting and averaging more 20-25fps!:) and every thing feels more fluid and stable!
     
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    does anyone see a difference beyond level 4-5 AA.. i tried x8 and compared to x5 and couldnt see a difference (taking snapshots)
    adding fxaa does.
     
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    I never used fxaa and I don't even know what fxaa does!
     
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    I now use 8X on the ingame AA settings, nothing in the CCC outside of rF2.

    Pretty sure FXAA is fast approximated AA, and all I have ever found with it in any game is that it makes things blurry to hide the jagged edges. Pretty sure its meant to be easier on the framerate though, just it seems dumb to be getting crazy about highly detailed models and textures, and then go blurring things.

    Blurring is making me think of AC now, has anyone noticed how AC looks kinda blurry? Like there is a very very slight smear of vaseline over the camera lens? Especially noticeable on the wheels I find. Maybe they are using some sort of FXAA to blend some of the jaggies.
     
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    I agree about ac quote. Think it gives it a console look. I use fxaa and x4 aa and looks nice and just conceals the sharp jaggies which sometimes can catch the eye.

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    Well, my 12.11 results are in line with the best 7970 results in this benchmark 3D: http://isiforums.net/f/showthread.php/16951-R9-290-or-GTX-770-4GB/page22
    So the system seems OK.
    Then my 14.4 results have been obtained 30 minutes after the 12.11b11 benchmark, I only did the 12.11 uninstall, 14.4 install, and then the benchmark, so it's very hard to think that something is wrong with my system, but could be possible, who knows...

    I never updated to 13.XX because the benchmarks have always been worse, up to 50% worse than 12.11b11.
     
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    That immediately makes me think something is odd with your system. I have never had a driver update sap that much of a games performance. In the odd case I've had something run slightly slower, it was usually minimal, but nothing like up to 50%.
    It's a real bugger though, I was hoping everyone would get some decent boost from this :(
     
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    i meant that something had to be wrong with your driver uninstalling routine. May there are some remains of the old driver
     
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    Great boost in fps. In Silverstone, triple 1400x900 screens, from 40 at the start to 70 with an AMD HD7950 card.
    Installed over the old drivers no uninstall at all.
    Really happy here. Have to test how many things can configure from medium/low to max.
     

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