Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.1.2 Supports 'Conan Exiles' And 'Ghost Recon' Betas

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Mike Coberly

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It's a shame that AMD keeps putting out driver updates adding more useless features without first correcting the issues they've already created.

I have a R9 290X, I have to use 16.11 in order to avoid rendering my entire machine inoperable. With any other driver revision since 16.11, Windows 10 boots to severe display corruption, or it simply boots to a black screen entirely. If it boots: it prevents overclocking [at least the software I use, and a couple others I tried] locks my core at 150Mhz and my RAM at 300Mhz

If AMD decides to continue to ostracize those that have 2 year old [former flagship] hardware, and have already given them money; it only succeeds in making Nvidia look like a better option for my next upgrade.

If I cannot make full use of my hardware with AMD's most-current drivers, then I see no reason to continue to suport them if they do not wish to continue to support me.
 

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I agree that AMD's drivers can sometimes be a little flaky (recently they've been light-years better with the updates), but I too have a 290x (actually 2 in CFX) and i've never come across the issues you have. You might have to use DDU in safe mode, -and- AMD's driver uninstall utility to try to fix things. Since everything is Kosher with your setup with older drivers, i'd tend to rule out a hardware failure.
 

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Apparently this is an issue cropping up with users with multiple displays. Someone made a tool that supposedly fixes it, also i'm hearing from people that this is actually resolved in 17.1.2, so that might be worth a shot for you!
 

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FreeSync hadn't worked for me since 16.11.5, but I can confirm 17.1.2 has fixed all my issues. If there's one thing I'm disappointed in, its AMD's lack of transparency on these problems. They haven't been listing them on their "known issues" catalog associated with their driver releases, and it seems like they correct these under-the-radar and without really telling anyone.

So, I never know if they're actually aware of these problems, and I never know if or when they'll fix them unless I'm willing to test every driver release. I sort of wonder if this is some weird attempt to avoid negative publicity with their drivers, as it seems the more serious the issues the less likely they are to report or acknowledge them.
 

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I have R9-290 and every new driver works without issues. First work out the problems that your PC might have. Switching to Nvidia doesn`t necessary make you problem free. Just browse the Nvidia forums first, full of issues with all kind of GPUs.

Many times the card / driver itself is not the culprit, example my LG monitor with Freesync had issues sustaining the FreeSync option on, i later found out that the problem came from the Monitor`s calibration software and it had nothing to do with the Monitor or driver itself.

PS: Nvidia gives a false sense of flawless since they don`t post "known issues" :)
 

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The 290X released in Oct. 2013 :p But there's a fix for clockfrequency issues with multiple displays in this driver that wasn't listed in the above.
 
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I moved from Crossfire r390x to SLI Nvidia 1080 and that was the best thing ever. It wasn't just because 1080 performed much faster, i knew that but it was due really buggy drivers or bullshit where you cannot simply install Crimson software due God know what f. reasons. By switching to Nvidia i never had to worry about drivers, it just works.
 

Mike Coberly

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Anyone mentioning that this fixes multi-display setups neglected to read what I wrote.
I never said I had two displays, because I don't.
I used DDU in safe mode to uninstall, tried AMD's utility as well; the problem persists [with *ANY* driver after 16.11].
Everything in the build is brand new with the exception of the graphics card.
I also never stated that Nvidia was "flawless" or even better; I stated that AMD's actions [or lack thereof] make them 'look like a better option'.
 

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From my experience with Crimson drivers I have seen some framerate increases to my games and then some issues they need to iron out like for me AMD Shader Cache doesn't seem to function also AMD Chill option keeps turning off an on by itself. I am using an XFX Radeon R7 370
 
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