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AMD 13.8 Beta "Frame Pacing Fix" Released

#31ShebeskiiPosted 8/1/2013 3:17:36 PM
Snuckie7 posted...
Alright so I just gave these drivers a spin, and it seems like the fix did wonders for single card frametimes too.

Metro LL went from this

13.6 beta 2
http://i.imgur.com/N45vTpc.png

to this

13.8 beta 1
http://i.imgur.com/wwu8JeK.png


That's a nice improvement for even single GPU.

Nice. This really helps return AMD's reputation.
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#32Lemur_HPosted 8/1/2013 3:19:35 PM
I take it the black area in the graph is frametimes?
#33Killah PriestPosted 8/1/2013 3:19:52 PM
Call me when the release is official.
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#34ThescyyPosted 8/1/2013 3:55:07 PM
About time. Read through the pcper review at work and it looks to be a good start. It's still not quite as consistent as sli but it's honestly to a point where most people wouldn't notice.
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#35Snuckie7Posted 8/1/2013 4:02:42 PM
Lemur_H posted...
I take it the black area in the graph is frametimes?

The framerate is represented by a black line, so if an area is solidly black it means the framerate is jumping around quickly.

Killah Priest posted...
Call me when the release is official.

This is the official release. The kinds of betas you're thinking about are what AMD had a few months ago with the prototype drivers.
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#36Killah PriestPosted 8/1/2013 4:06:42 PM(edited)
This is the official release. The kinds of betas you're thinking about are what AMD had a few months ago with the prototype drivers.

no, its a beta, the current official release is 13.4.

I'm not making fun of AMDs drivers, just saying call me when its the official release and I'll install it.
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#37ThescyyPosted 8/1/2013 4:09:41 PM
Killah Priest posted...
This is the official release. The kinds of betas you're thinking about are what AMD had a few months ago with the prototype drivers.

no, its a beta, the current official release is 13.4.

I'm not making fun of AMDs drivers, just saying call me when its the official release and I'll install it.


If you have xfire and aren't installing these you're out of mind.
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#38Snuckie7Posted 8/1/2013 4:09:59 PM
Killah Priest posted...
This is the official release. The kinds of betas you're thinking about are what AMD had a few months ago with the prototype drivers.

no, its a beta, the current official release is 13.4.

I'm not making fun of AMDs drivers, just saying call me when its the official release and I'll install it.


Except these "beta" drivers are not really beta in the traditional sense. They're perfectly stable enough for everyday use, and the only difference between beta and WHQL is a certification from Microsoft, which takes time and money. Makes sense to skip the whole certification process tbh and using the resources to make the actual drivers better.
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#39Panzer_SquidPosted 8/1/2013 4:10:48 PM
Killah Priest posted...
This is the official release. The kinds of betas you're thinking about are what AMD had a few months ago with the prototype drivers.

no, its a beta, the current official release is 13.4.

I'm not making fun of AMDs drivers, just saying call me when its the official release and I'll install it.


The difference between the betas and the WHQL drivers is simply that Microsoft got paid to "approve" it for windows. The Nvidia drivers that killed a few cards recently were WHQL; it's not a seal of quality.
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#40romsnbombsPosted 8/1/2013 4:16:52 PM(edited)
SmoboHash posted...
What do you mean by fixed time step in the config?


iFPSClamp=60, + either use 60hz vsync and or cap at 60 fps with dxtory or whatever capper.

It is quite similar to original Doom 3 engine. It also have to be run in fixed time step with physics engine to eliminate stuttering.

But then, we are all talking about different kinds of stuttering introduced into this thread. Oh, and snuckie, I don't know what type of "buttery smooth" you are talking about, since that is subjective. I have had people sitting next to me who say idtech 4 doom 3 with no config tweak is buttery smooth, even though it clearly stutters badly once every second. But then metro is more loading stutter, but I can get it "buttery smooth" on max settings (by my standards), but that involve quarter refresh on 120hz vsync and a 30 fps cap too. Then it is "not bad". Not RAGE smooth, but....not bad.
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