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AMD Posts Catalyst 14.9 WHQL Display Drivers

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salgado18

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The release notes mention some known issues, and some of them bother me. Can anyone tell if it is a source of concern?

Known Issues
[404829]: Horizontal flashing lines on second screen in a clone mode with V-Sync on using AMD Mobility Graphics with Switchable Intel Graphics
[404508]: Display takes a long time to redraw the screen after an S4 cycle
[405432]: Mantle driver will TDR when running Star Swarm on the loading screen
[404660]: GPU gets stuck in a low power state after it was previously stressed to max power
[403032]: Severe flickering observed on default launch of SimCity 4
[403449]: Playing any media sample in full screen in the 2x1/1x2 Fill SLS configuration leads to TDR
[400573]: Intermittent application hang observed while launching Aliens vs. Predator
[400693]: While running performance test, crash is observed with fault module atidxx32.dll
[401386]: Severe corruption and flashing light observed with specific game settings in Grid 2
[401289]: Flashing lights in Batman Arkham Origins game main menu
 
This is actually a really small list of issues. These noted issues include all video cards in amd's lineup. This means that you can expect that only a small portion of amd cards will actually have these issues. Most of these are probably from the old cards nearing end of life.
 

Mike Coberly

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They didn't. Experiencing this right now on my personal machine (currently on the wife's). Re-installing Windows is agony. :'(
 

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Updated the driver and now I get a BSOD when waking from sleep. Event log and DX file both point to AMD. I never have this kind of trouble with my Nvidia cards. I really need to sell my 290X and get a 980. It's worth it just for the more stable drivers alone.
 

ShawnT007

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running 290x in crossfire, on 4k. Installed this driver, now my computer freezes whenever i launch a game in crossfire mode. Tried to uninstall, computer locks up during uninstall. I am just about done with AMD.
 

wekilledkenny

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"it's good to add that it is also available for linux."
Yeah, but is the linux driver WHQL-certified? /jk.
SteamOS is still not supported with AMD's drivers.
Installed the driver yesterday on both the laptop (with dual graphics 7660+7670) and the desktop (single 7850), had only one minor issue with DFP scaling resetting to -8% from 0 on the laptop when outputting to a monitor over HDMI, quickly fixed it though. I am running 64-bit Windowses 7.
 

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This is the first time a full catalyst install package has worked for me and remained stable. Previous attempts have all results in a black screen lockup requiring hard reboot. Stability previously only possible with 14.4 driver only. This package has a big +1 from me personally.
 

ZeusGamer

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I really wish they'd add crossfire support on Windowed gaming.

I really don't like turning V-sync on and I hate screen tearing too.

Borderless windowed gaming should be added to all games to make it easier.
 

The_Icon

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Damn, still get the display standby issue with my R9 290. Basically the display sometimes does not wake up if it goes standby.
 

ZeusGamer

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Yeah I was getting this a lot often after the 14.9 driver updates as well. I just turned off the turning off monitor after a certain amount of time feature. It was bugging the hell out of me that I had to restart every time the screen goes blank.
 

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All previous drivers had this, but with 14.4 it only happened very rarely. According to the Known Issue as of now with Catalyst Drivers:

"[404660]: GPU gets stuck in a low power state after it was previously stressed to max power"

I think this is the issue we are facing.

 

Kashif Malim

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I had the same problem with my HIS HD 5750. Right now, I'm using my IGP just so I can look for a replacement for my poor card. The card was working fine till I installed 14.9. Be careful if you're using the 14.9 drivers. My GPU seems to have developed hardware issues after this update.

I formatted my PC and reinstalled Windows 8.1 on it, with 14.4. I kept getting blank gray screens during media playback, with a looping sound in the background. Had to restart my PC every time. Then earlier today, I was browsing AMD's website when my monitor gave me a "No Signal" error and I had to reset my PC to get it working again.

I wasn't having any issues with the 14.4 (and earlier) drivers and I play games like Planetside 2, SWTOR, MWO, a lot.
 

Kashif Malim

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It started with TDRs first on Win 7 64-bit, then on Win 8 64-bit. Now, I'm not sure if I should consider the R9 270 to replace my GPU or not.
 
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