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Discussion in 'AMD Flavor' started by HardOCP News, Jan 20, 2012.
Download the 8.921.2 RC11 AMD Radeon HD 7900 driver for Windows Vista & Windows 7 HERE.
Might have to try these out before giving up. Might fix my issues then.
There's also Cap 3 that was released today also.
i'm hoping to win an upgrade for my computah! stuck with dual 5770s
Just in time. Just got my asus 7970. W00t.
Wow tri-cross fire 7970!
I'd like to know what kinda power that has, and how much it eats!
Weird, still links to the original 7900 series driver.
Driver is still the old Jan 9th driver.. Someone needs to tell AMD to update the link or upload new driver....
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D'oh! AMD posted the old driver for the new 7970 performance preview, hopefully they'll fix it soon...
Maybe this will resolver the power slider issue that had me reformat? Oh well, it was time anyway...
Don't bother downloading...yet. Link is still to the original 7900 driver.
Somone Tell AMD to please fix the Crossfire drivers for newer games in regards to the 5870...
My problem is I want to believe it when they say these things, but they have said it before and they continue to be lacking in the software area. Also, they mention how they are now going to put all this effort into the 7900 series, but how about for their former series of cards? I own 2 of their cards and would like to continue buying their products based on their generally exceptional performance to price value. But I am quickly losing patience when the end results for games are subpar compared to alternatives. What is the benefit of paying less and having seemingly better performing cards...when they fall well short of their intended goal in regular use.
Honestly I like my cards and would like to move to the next generation with AMD as well, but I feel I have struggled far more with their support than I have with Nvidia. I got much more personal and active support from Nvidia, especially in their forums than I have with AMD. Now, if and when my AMD cards do finally get the right drivers, they seem to work exceptionally...but that is when and if. I have to say it is frustrating and all the lip service in the world is not going to matter if AMD doesn't start following through sooner than later.
"...already identified a number of opportunities to improve the already amazing AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series..."
but I have a Crossfire'd 6950's, can you give me a driver that doesn't give me BSOD or complete reboots from ATIKMPAG.SYS crashes?
They update drivers so often now, I don't want to update any more. And those "Hotfix" releases annoy the hell out of me.
Correct ones should be uploaded to the site now. Just got a tweet from CatalystCreator.
I failed to mention earlier that AMD has posted new Catalyst Application Profiles (11.12 CAP 3) HERE. New profiles added to this release:
Going to be installing my 3 new 7970 cards tonight and i guess i'll start off with these drivers. Now i've been using NVidia cards since the ati 9700 card.. so i have no idea about Ati drivers anymore.. So basicly just install these drivers and i'm set or is there other stuff i gota install? Like what the hell is that CAP people keep mentioning?
Basicly upgrading from Quad 580 SLI/ surround vision to tri-fire/eyefinity so i can try to max everything out with 3 screens and run smooth for once in BF3.
Dear god.. it may actually happen!
Fitting that it hasn't yet though... looks like it'll be around a month since release.. .which is how long it took to get Skyrim going :s
Can anyone confirm that the new driver has been uploaded? The file name is still the same as the old driver. Why they can't have the version number in the file name is beyond me.
I am completely confused w/ AMD drivers. I am currently running the 12.1 preview drivers w/ my 6970
Toxic. Are the drivers released today much of an improvement or not?
CAP is Catalyst Application Profile and is used as a means to generate CrossfireX profiles for games.
you and me both
usually updates where driver doesnt contain CFX profiles for new games, so they don't need driver signing from microsoft.
drivers include all previous from the time of signing, but not after, to bypass this problem they release profiles (CAP) to provide support for new games.
This driver will install on the 6000 series btw
what would you be running as a driver for the Toxic card?
I just sent an email to ask what is best for 6000 series, this driver or 12.1a
Jeeezzz...they couldn't even get the correct drivers uploaded. The fail is strong with AMD lately.
Good news for 7970 owners though!
The new ones uploaded today are for 7970. If you are not on 7970, then don't use them. Continue to use the 12.1 preview drivers, per CatalystCreator.
Crysis 2 7970 Tri-Fire still negative scaling, Skyrim Tri-Fire is working Much better now, Im not getting massive dips in the FPS. Thats all the testing ive done so far. Should i still be using the Cap that was just released or Remove it?
Well Kyle informed that this was posted on Twitter
So 12.1a for 6000 series, and this driver for 7000 series. The mentioned changes in this driver are 7000 series specific.
Use the caps.
How many driver screw ups can AMD do?
I laughed out loud at the "we accidently posted the wrong driver" message.
Looks like these give me an extra 2 or 3 FPS in the heaven bench. Going to test some games now.
Yes, ones released today, which they released twice due to error on publishing side, is better.
AMD driver's barrage goes like this.
1. Release date usually supersedes everything unless otherwise specified...usually on twitter or drive change notes. But mainly twitter lately so follow @catalystcreator
2. CAPS supersede WHQL drivers and generally work with all drivers in recent memory. CAPS also contain all profiles released before. CAPS have changes not yet in the drivers but changes move from CAP to driver which maintains the small CAP file size and while you can just install CAP after any recent driver.
3. almost always use the latest driver and latest CAP combination.
4. yes this shit is confusing as hell, hopefully they change that.
at least 2 in a 3 month period so far lol
Thanks for the info on the CAPs! Fingers crossed that my new system posts tonight! haha.
Real quick.. whats the best program to use to overclock these 7970s? Afterburner?