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New AA options not available HD 6970?

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December 30, 2010 12:28:04 AM

i recently purchased an HD 6950 which i unlocked to a 6970. However w/e i install the graphic drivers there is not option for MLAA, enhanced quality AA, SSAA or any of the new perks of the 69xx series. Ive tried both the cd drivers and the 10.12 drivers from amd's site but i still get the same results. any ideas?

also note, i used driversweeper to clear out my old hd 4870 drivers but when using winflash it still listed the card as a 4800 (despite this the flash did work properly). maybe its still recognizing my old gpu somehow, anyway to clear it out better than driversweeper?

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December 30, 2010 12:36:02 AM

I have done the same, but I do have all those options, just like I had them with the 6950.

Are you looking in the right place?
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December 30, 2010 12:39:58 AM

Can you get to the 3D settings in the Catalyst control center?
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December 30, 2010 12:40:30 AM

yes they are the right drivers and yes i can get to 3d settings
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December 30, 2010 12:51:23 AM

From the 3D settings window, click on the AA tab at the top. From there there is a checkbox labeled "Morphological filtering". Check that for MLAA. You don't check or do anything else for that feature.

For Supersampling AA, you click on the tab at the top labeled, "AAMode". Then you just slide the slider to the right to get Supersampling. In some games that don't specify a specific mode themselves, this will turn on Supersampling. You can choose MAA and AMAA from there as well.

EQAA is reached when you Override application settings on the AA tab. Once unlocked, the Level slider will allow you to choose EQ levels on some settings. Some ingame settings let you do this too.
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December 30, 2010 12:54:21 AM

bystander said:
From the 3D settings window, click on the AA tab at the top. From there there is a checkbox labeled "Morphological filtering". Check that for MLAA. You don't check or do anything else for that feature.

For Supersampling AA, you click on the tab at the top labeled, "AAMode". Then you just slide the slider to the right to get Supersampling. In some games that don't specify a specific mode themselves, this will turn on Supersampling. You can choose MAA and AMAA from there as well.

EQAA is reached when you Override application settings on the AA tab. Once unlocked, the Level slider will allow you to choose EQ levels on some settings. Some ingame settings let you do this too.


i understand that, the problem is that these options arent showing up at all
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December 30, 2010 12:56:44 AM

Before you flashed your bios to the 6970, did you have this issue?

Just for reference, I did the same as you with the flashed bios, and it's worked for me.
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December 30, 2010 1:02:22 AM

Wrong post.
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December 30, 2010 1:14:32 AM

bystander said:
Before you flashed your bios to the 6970, did you have this issue?

Just for reference, I did the same as you with the flashed bios, and it's worked for me.


actually flashed it right away but i did briefly have a hd 6870 which did indeed have those options
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December 30, 2010 1:22:23 AM

You should first try to uninstall and sweep your drivers, then reinstall them to make sure everything is installed correctly. Using the 10.12 drivers from AMD's site. Which it sounds like you did already.

Next step would be to restore your original bios, and make sure it's working in it's original state. (you could possibly try the bios switch on setting 2 first).
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December 30, 2010 1:41:54 AM

Just a note, but you guys might want to sort out which exact bios both of you used to flash the 6950. It would be interesting if they were different, and there were many bios options to use.

We got into this in the other thread, but now you see why I was concerned about what card the drivers were detecting exactly. And no one knows, because they still only list it as a 6900 series, after the flash. His drivers are clearly having problems detecting the right card, and I suspect it may be due to the exact bios used to do the flash. Speculation, sure, but just a thought.
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December 30, 2010 1:45:20 AM

On the forum with the original version of this flash, most people had no issues. However, for those who did have an issue, someone else came up with a new way to unlock the shaders without changing the timings.

Go here: http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=137136&p...

Look for w1zzard's post, he made a script with this other method. It looks like those with issues are having success with it.
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December 30, 2010 2:16:23 AM

bystander said:
You should first try to uninstall and sweep your drivers, then reinstall them to make sure everything is installed correctly. Using the 10.12 drivers from AMD's site. Which it sounds like you did already.

Next step would be to restore your original bios, and make sure it's working in it's original state. (you could possibly try the bios switch on setting 2 first).


reinstalled switched bios's did it all, even the old bios has the same prob
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December 30, 2010 2:19:29 AM

That would lead me to believe it's an issue with Windows or your drivers, or a defective card to begin with.

What does show up on the AA and AAMode tabs?
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December 30, 2010 2:21:41 AM

bystander said:
That would lead me to believe it's an issue with Windows or your drivers, or a defective card to begin with.

What does show up on the AA and AAMode tabs?


Defective? Or a 6950 that was designed to really be a 6950, and not a 6970? :lol: 

Sorry, hate to laugh, but play with fire....
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December 30, 2010 2:31:12 AM

I doubt very much the card is damaged in any way. I know you seem to like to see this, but there are about a hundred of successful users of this on the original site. No one damaged their card, and the handful use people who failed, found another method to make it work. No one has had any issues.

I've also seen people with other 6000 cards have this exact issue, without having tampered with their cards. They solved it by uninstalling their drivers, RegCleaner and installing the drivers on AMD's site. This is likely his issue.

Look at the bottom of the guide: http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/overclocking/vidcar...

That's a lot of success.
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December 30, 2010 2:50:46 AM

well i tried to reinstall with the drivers with the bios 2 option and it still presented the same problem so it is NOT the fact that it is unlocked, it leads me to think its a driver issue, exp since the cards are NOT fully supported by the newest 10.12 drivers...i suppose i have to wait and see :( 
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December 30, 2010 2:53:27 AM

Why don't you attempt to use 10.11 drivers or the 10.10c or what ever the patched version they had to include those options.
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December 30, 2010 2:54:53 AM

Oh yeah, when you are installing the new drivers, are you making sure to pick the version that includes the catalyst control center? If you just pick the drivers, the CCC will not update with the options.
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December 30, 2010 3:00:29 AM

bystander said:
Why don't you attempt to use 10.11 drivers or the 10.10c or what ever the patched version they had to include those options.


tried those, same things

This is what i see

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December 30, 2010 3:22:39 AM

This is an email i just sent sapphire...

I recently purchased a Sapphire HD 6950 and when installing the drivers for the card I found that it did not provide any of the new Anti-Aliasing options that should be available to the card (Morphological AA, Enhanced Quality AA, and Supersample AA). I have since then tried to uninstall and reinstall the drivers in various forms including getting the drivers from AMD's site, using the disc that came with the GPU, using driver sweeper and using the backup bios option 2 on the card, every combination of which yielded the same results.

In essence this is what I am seeing:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v238/Cyclone4321/AA1....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v238/Cyclone4321/AA2-...

and this is what I should be seeing:
http://images.anandtech.com/doci/4061/EQAASettings.png

Is there anything I can do to rectify this issue.
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December 30, 2010 3:24:05 AM

By chance, do you own an Nvidia card that is PCIe?

When I had a strange issue a while back, that I could not fix with uninstalls or regcleaner, I was able to uninstall, regcleaner, delete the folder that my drivers were installed from, then installed an Nvidia card. After I installed the drivers, then proceeded to uninstall them and put back in my ATI card, the problem was solved.
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December 30, 2010 3:38:54 AM

this is whats bothering me

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December 30, 2010 3:45:40 AM

Ya, I've had problems getting rid of old drivers from other cards before. The solution I gave fixed it for me, but it required me to actually install an Nvidia card to get rid of it, strange enough.

A fresh windows install is another option.
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December 30, 2010 3:48:38 AM

bystander said:
Ya, I've had problems getting rid of old drivers from other cards before. The solution I gave fixed it for me, but it required me to actually install an Nvidia card to get rid of it, strange enough.

A fresh windows install is another option.


aight well i think im going to fresh install my os tomorrow, bout time anyways, thanks for all ur help bystander
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December 30, 2010 7:18:26 PM

Best answer selected by nojagr6869.
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December 30, 2010 7:29:25 PM

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