AMD Windows Driver Crimson 15.11.1

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AMD Windows Driver Crimson 15.11.1

Postby foldy » Fri Nov 27, 2015 4:25 pm

I tried the new AMD Windows Driver Crimson 15.11.1 on Windows 7 using 2 x R9 280/HD7950 with Core_21.
No problems so far and performance is as good as usual :-)
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Re: AMD Windows Driver Crimson 15.11.1

Postby toTOW » Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:54 pm

They're fine too on my R9 290X and Windows 7 64 bits. They might be marginally faster than 15.7.1 that I used before.

Did you also notice that 3rd party tools reports wrong version of the Catalyst package (GPU-Z or Afterburner claims that's Catalyst 15.8) ?
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Re: AMD Windows Driver Crimson 15.11.1

Postby foldy » Sat Nov 28, 2015 8:36 am

Yes it seems AMD changed some registry keys which confuses such tools.
https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/thre ... -8.217828/
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Re: AMD Windows Driver Crimson 15.11.1

Postby wilding2004 » Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:48 pm

Just discovered why it's called "crimson". Produces a lovely red vertical line down the middle of any video clip I watch.

BUt apart from that, appear good for f@h
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Re: AMD Windows Driver Crimson 15.11.1

Postby toTOW » Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:33 pm

The new application AMD Settings didn't work for more than 15 minutes on my machine until it crashed :

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Signature du problème :
  Nom d’événement de problème:    APPCRASH
  Nom de l’application:    cnext.exe
  Version de l’application:    10.1.1.1522
  Horodatage de l’application:    564c17eb
  Nom du module par défaut:    Qt5Qml.dll
  Version du module par défaut:    5.5.0.0
  Horodateur du module par défaut:    558c716c
  Code de l’exception:    c0000005
  Décalage de l’exception:    0000000000123a9c
  Version du système:    6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
  Identificateur de paramètres régionaux:    1036
  Information supplémentaire n° 1:    06b4
  Information supplémentaire n° 2:    06b442d047d82077db806fe46d6440aa
  Information supplémentaire n° 3:    a021
  Information supplémentaire n° 4:    a021c30a3d69a48d11ebb6278a5fd0db


I didn't try to use it again since then ...
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Re: AMD Windows Driver Crimson 15.11.1

Postby 7im » Sat Nov 28, 2015 7:48 pm

Works well on my HD 8570
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Re: AMD Windows Driver Crimson 15.11.1

Postby foldy » Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:42 am

@wilding2004: To remove the red vertical line in videos you need to disable "Demo mode" in AMD video settings.
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Re: AMD Windows Driver Crimson 15.11.1

Postby DarkFoss » Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:44 pm

Just an fyi look for the hotfix today in case you didn't read about the fan speed issue with Crimson.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/9823/amd- ... -fan-issue
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Re: AMD Windows Driver Crimson 15.11.1

Postby toTOW » Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:02 pm

My R9 290X isn't affected. There is not sign of the On/Off trigger in the Overdrive options for my GPU ... :)
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Re: AMD Windows Driver Crimson 15.11.1

Postby DarkFoss » Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:35 pm

Cool. :)
My FuryX's are. Issue didn't start until after I created a fah client profile. Somewhat fixed it by starting Afterburner and did an overrride. At least now after rebooting the fan speeds are stuck at 30% and 20% at idle also both hovered around 30% while folding keeping the cards at 42c. With the fan speed stuck I was at 15% and 15-19% on the second card temps were 53c and 56c. Yay for watercooling! Wu's are finished so I've suspended folding until the update drops.
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Re: AMD Windows Driver Crimson 15.11.1

Postby wilding2004 » Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:36 pm

foldy wrote:@wilding2004: To remove the red vertical line in videos you need to disable "Demo mode" in AMD video settings.


Cheers! I suspected it was some sort of video post processing comparison, but couldn't find any setting for that. Demo mode...obviously! :D :lol:
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Re: AMD Windows Driver Crimson 15.11.1

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Re: AMD Windows Driver Crimson 15.11.1

Postby toTOW » Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:26 am

They shouldn't call this a beta driver :(
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Re: AMD Windows Driver Crimson 15.11.1

Postby foldy » Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:42 pm

AMD drivers tagged with "beta" is not like general "beta software" which is considered as having bugs.
It just means not WHQL certified by Microsoft and can be considered as normal release.
In this case the Crimson "beta" will even be more stable than previous Crimson release :-)
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Re: AMD Windows Driver Crimson 15.11.1

Postby toTOW » Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:27 am

Since the WHQL version of the driver is doing fine on my card, I won't update again until next WHQL release, as I usually do ...

Of course, if a major improvement in GPGPU performance is reported in a beta release, I will update :D ... but it usually never happens :(
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