As of this post, AMD's Catalyst 13.1 and 13.2 beta drivers are causing me issues with Firefox, creating graphical anomalies on certain sites. For exmaple, Facebook's chat side panel was displaying black bars all over it.
Reverting to 12.10 fixed the issue. I reported the issue to AMD, so hopefully it will be addressed before 13.2 goes live.
I also encountered trouble while trying to remove the drivers and revert to the old ones. There must have been leftover registry errors or something, because the reinstalled 12.10 CCC kept crashing. I used a program called Driver Sweeper to fix the issue, by uninstalling the drivers, running Driver Sweeper for AMD / ATI display drivers, and restarting. It is now error-free on 12.10.
I'm not sure if this issue applies to the entire 7XXX line, or just my particular rig, so here are my specs:
Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 (usually overclocked, dropped to stock for driver installation and to see if that was the problem)
i5-3570k @ 4.5GHz
8GB DDR3 1600
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
I am 100% malware-free, all drivers updated, all involved programs updated
Yes, using Firefox. I have dual 7850's and running 5 monitors.
It seems like there are a ton of variables that could be playing into these issues, but I figure somebody might Google their problem and find this thread and it might help them, so I thought I would post about it. Although all of my hardware is healthy, very few, if any people will have their systems set up the same as mine, down to the running software. I just hope AMD fixes it so I can stay up to date.
I just hope AMD fixes it so I can stay up to date.
I have been REALLY disappointed with the quality of AMD's drivers since I got my 7850's (and paid a nice chunk of $$$$). My old 5770's were very stable but for months after upgrading to dual 7850's I suffered with random system crashes, monitor sleep issues, and other strange behaviors. It finally seems the 13.2 BETA 3 drivers resolved the issue as I haven't had the crashes or sleep issues since. It took them far too long and who knows what bugs they will re-introduce. I wish they would concentrate more on stability rather than performance, at least make stability & bugs a priority over performance.