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Been outta the loop for a bit, what's the status on microstutter and AMD?

#1jakeDiLLaPosted 8/4/2013 8:06:23 PM
Wasn't there supposed to be something on the 31st?
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#2Snuckie7Posted 8/4/2013 8:49:28 PM(edited)
13.8 drivers are out. Microstutter, runt frame problems etc. are a thing of the past.
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#3DarkZV2BetaPosted 8/4/2013 8:37:16 PM
13.8 drivers are better. It's definitely not "a thing of the past", much like the stutter introduced with 12.11.
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#4Snuckie7Posted 8/4/2013 8:47:43 PM
DarkZV2Beta posted...
13.8 drivers are better. It's definitely not "a thing of the past", much like the stutter introduced with 12.11.


Even a GTX 690 microstutters if you want to go there. Is it a problem though?
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#5Incendia_IntusPosted 8/4/2013 8:49:54 PM
Don't know. Ever since my 4870 I've stayed away from AMD. Such horror.
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#6KURRUPTORPosted 8/4/2013 8:55:08 PM
Incendia_Intus posted...
Don't know. Ever since my 4870 I've stayed away from AMD. Such horror.


Weird since that was one of their better series of cards.
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#7DarkZV2BetaPosted 8/4/2013 9:03:26 PM
Snuckie7 posted...
DarkZV2Beta posted...
13.8 drivers are better. It's definitely not "a thing of the past", much like the stutter introduced with 12.11.


Even a GTX 690 microstutters if you want to go there. Is it a problem though?


Yes, actually. Yes it is. That's why people recommend single card setups.
And SLI is still better than CFX in terms of frame pacing.
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#8Incendia_IntusPosted 8/4/2013 9:05:30 PM
KURRUPTOR posted...
Incendia_Intus posted...
Don't know. Ever since my 4870 I've stayed away from AMD. Such horror.


Weird since that was one of their better series of cards.


I had constant driver failures, a lot of overheating, when I attempted crossfire it was about the equivalent of replacing my GPUs with dog crap. I just really doubt I ever go back.
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#9jakeDiLLa(Topic Creator)Posted 8/4/2013 9:05:30 PM
I've got a single 7970, I monitor frametime in Afterburner and it spikes a lot. I'm on 13.6 beta.

Forgive my naivety, but is that microstuttering? If so, has that been improved upon?

Or are these drivers mainly affecting those with crossfire setups.
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#10DarkZV2BetaPosted 8/4/2013 9:07:55 PM
Microstutter is typically not measurable in afterburner. It's when you get a high framerate, but it looks like you're getting much less, typically around half of what your framerate reading suggests, because of the particular timing of the frame rendering.
It's entirely a crossfire targeted update.
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