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The AMD Driver Thread

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by LtMatt, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. Firefox35

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    Oh, well I apologise and take it back :)

    Must really pay more attention
     
  2. Final8y

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    What you consider is irrelevant to whether you like it or not. there are plenty of users who like and hate Raptr/GeForce Experience and seeing as neither of them are even close to OBS its a moot point.
     
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  3. JediFragger

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    Year!!???? :D

    Nearest decade will do at a pinch...

    :p
     
  4. maxzuk

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    Could we at least have some details on games that are getting a crossfire profile.
     
  5. tommybhoy

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    @AMDmatt,

    AMD requested OcUK's red team for our input in what we want from our driver, we gave lots of input, AMD listened and delivered and then some with Omega.

    Omega quite simply the best driver I have ever used, monumental delivery from AMD, incredible, new features/fixes/tweaks/game profiles/further XDMA mgpu improvements, one massive step forward.

    Present day, two steps back.:(

    Ramgate got AMD X amount of Nvidia SLi users swapping over to AMD and AMD still haven't delivered them any kind of support that they already had running SLi, they are now missing game time that they were already enjoying on Nvidia:o

    I suspect more will leave AMD than stay, what's the point staying?

    I wouldn't.

    Don't really care if new features/FS/whatever is getting included in this driver, AMD could have had beta Omega drivers rolled out for each new mgpu/profile as and when available.

    That would have kept AMD more Nvidia users I imagine.

    If AMD wants to be taken serious in the community, AMD, please get your finger out and deal with your customers, as the community shouts loudest, you will be rewarded with more customers.

    Which brings me to my second point:


    A good bit more communication wouldn't go amiss informing the community how profiles are coming along instead of 'soon'=constant wall of silence.

    @Matt, if you can answer-on the presumption you pass feedback up the chain, it's pretty obvious I'm not alone on these topics, any chance OcUK could get some feedback on whether AMD will address/discuss this with the community?:)
     
  6. murah

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    I was thinking of picking up a 2nd hand 290x recently but the lack of driver support , updates or roll outs has really put me off to be fair, at least when I buy a new game there is a driver for it within a week if not on or before launch with nvidia
     
  7. 7stars

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    IMO they have some problems in the drivers team... and it's weird for a company like that 'cause they know that can't make users wait so long for games/crossfire profiles (better to optimize drivers for games releases than doing sensational announcements which, anyway, can be done at a later time with calm...) ...or issues to improve GameWorks titles and so they're focused on other features to fill the gap...otherwise this behavior is inexplicable. That said,I am inclined to think that DX11 is a bad affair to anyone... too old, and even for this reason they thought about Mantle & co... because is not a good thing if for any title the team has to analyze and code with a patch....it's not acceptable if someone else has to optimize the game developer's work...
     
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  8. tommybhoy

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    Just loaded up FC4 Valley of the Yetis patch and it's looking grim:

    AFR mgpu-gubbed-Screen corruption.

    Also, forcing full screen crashes the game single/mgpu.

    Not looked into it but perhaps someone can have a look and see as I'm off.

    I'd wait and see what happens, hopefully it's a one off delay and normal support will resume.:)
     
  9. Winnter

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    +1
    And that is why i will stay with nvidia.
    I feel sorry for some AMD gamers
    IMO nvidia has great driver support :)
     
  10. eyetrip

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    Think everyone would be happier if they would just communicate.

    Fine, they are going to take a while. Just talk to us.

    Don't wait ages before telling us It will be the 19th.

    What is it you are working on that's so special? Big it up if there is some awesome stuff.

    Don't leave your customers simply wondering what the hell going on. We will assume the worst, as will many potential customers.

    Just communicate for God's sake. It doesn't take much.

    Got a weekend coming up where I may get some game time for first time in weeks, and games I am currently playing or have downloaded to play, pretty much all have no mgpu support, or issues.
     
  11. eyetrip

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    Edit

    Double post
     
  12. Final8y

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    Big it up.... lol love it. :)
    They should at least give a list up coming profiles and fixes for games to put some people at ease.
     
  13. triss

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    Do have to agree with giving us a date, Saying its ready when its ready was sort of up in the air, Especially when they release a statement not long after saying its been a set for a 19th date for some time
     
  14. deuse

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    I think they had drivers out every month last year. But now!
     
  15. Gregster

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    Only 8 days to go till new drivers chaps. Not long now :)
     
  16. humbug

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    Stop Clock Watching. :rolleyes::p
     
  17. Gregster

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    The thing is, will I get to try them? :p
     
  18. Ayahuasca

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    I'm expecting something special but I'll be happy as long as freesync works properly (single card only on the 19th of course) and crossfire profiles are there for all the new games.

    I can't see a 3-4 month wait being only for those things though.
     
  19. humbug

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    Not planing on keeping that 290X for long?
     
  20. Gregster

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    Nope and it was a stop gap card till either the TX or 390X. No news or leaks at all about the 390X, so unless that changes between now and TX release, it looks like the TX is the winner for me.