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Best Driver from AMD for BF3?

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August 8, 2012 8:36:40 PM

I watched a benchmark of BF3 of a variety in Crossfire and the benchmarker pointed out that the the driver that he was using was the best for BF3. The video was from November 6th with AMD's 11.10 version and for NVIDIA, the driver was the 285.62.

Since it has been nine months,

1. What are the new "best" drivers for BF3?
2. Is it still is the same?
3. Was the benchmarker was wrong and there is none?
4. The current drivers are the best.

I have a HD 7850

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August 8, 2012 8:49:17 PM

currently, the best are 12.6. the 12.4 work as well, but seem to have crashing issues with flash. i forget where i saw the review, but going from 11.12 to 12.6 offered a 25-30 frames per second boost. so the latest official drivers (12.6) are the best. beta 12.7 works well, at least for me.
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August 8, 2012 8:52:50 PM

so 12.6 or 12.7?
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August 8, 2012 8:55:07 PM
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August 8, 2012 9:01:08 PM

12.4. i've read that some people are having bsods when they upgdated their driver to 12.6.
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August 8, 2012 10:00:31 PM

The First graph show that the 12.4 is the best, then 12.7 with the second graph?
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August 8, 2012 10:13:16 PM

daiwek said:
The First graph show that the 12.4 is the best, then 12.7 with the second graph?



both tests used different gpus(one 7970, other was 6950) and different cpus(albeit small change at most, 2500k and 2600k). all cards react differently to drivers and other components in the case.
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August 8, 2012 10:19:54 PM

Best answer selected by daiwek.
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August 8, 2012 10:20:52 PM

Apparently, most of the improvements in the 12.7 drivers are reserved for 7900 series cards only. 6000 series not so much, and of course 5000 series is no longer supported at all. Maybe you 7000 series owners might want to hope AMD delays the release of the 8000 series.
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August 8, 2012 10:21:05 PM

Since my card's performance is nearer to the 6950, I go by that. 12.4 it is! Thanks.
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August 8, 2012 11:42:01 PM

17seconds said:
Apparently, most of the improvements in the 12.7 drivers are reserved for 7900 series cards only. 6000 series not so much, and of course 5000 series is no longer supported at all. Maybe you 7000 series owners might want to hope AMD delays the release of the 8000 series.



not sure where your info is from,but they are/will be supprting the 5000 series cards.

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx
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August 8, 2012 11:50:35 PM

Earnie said:
not sure where your info is from,but they are/will be supprting the 5000 series cards.

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx

Thanks for catching that. I misread the conclusion in the review. It should be pre-5000 series cards.

http://www.techpowerup.com/164573/AMD-to-Drop-Support-f...

AMD to Drop Support for Pre-HD 5000 GPUs with Catalyst 12.7
AMD will conclude driver updates for pre-Evergreen, or pre-Radeon HD 5000 (that's HD 2000, HD 3000, and HD 4000) series GPUs, starting this summer. The change could take effect with Catalyst 12.7 (around July). Users of these older GPUs can use the (then) latest driver (Catalyst 12.6) to run their older DirectX 10/10.1 graphics cards. The elimination of pre-Evergreen GPUs could also slim down the driver package a bit, in terms of file-size.
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October 16, 2012 11:28:05 AM

I'm curious. I know this thread is 2 months old, but 1680 x 1050 on Ultra at 33 fps? Did I read that right? Or have I mis-read? I have an MSI Twin Frozr III Radeon HD 7850 and mine runs at between 70 and 110 frames per second on Ultra high settings in 1920 x 1080, using 12.6 drivers. I had the newer drivers in but I found that my computer would randomly go to a black screen and emit a buzzing noise. I might have fixed that problem recently though so I may try the latest drivers again.
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February 26, 2013 6:14:22 AM

Naxirian said:
I'm curious. I know this thread is 2 months old, but 1680 x 1050 on Ultra at 33 fps? Did I read that right? Or have I mis-read? I have an MSI Twin Frozr III Radeon HD 7850 and mine runs at between 70 and 110 frames per second on Ultra high settings in 1920 x 1080, using 12.6 drivers. I had the newer drivers in but I found that my computer would randomly go to a black screen and emit a buzzing noise. I might have fixed that problem recently though so I may try the latest drivers again.


could you tell me please how did you solve the black screen problem?
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