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AMD FX-8350 powering GTX 780 SLI vs GTX 980 SLI at 2560x1440 Wednesday, 01 October 2014 16:05 Tweaktown has compared AMD's 8350 versus Intel's 4930K with 780 and 980 SLI. So, the AMD setup is $319 and the Intel setup is $1052 - this makes the Intel setup 329% more expensive. Yes, over 300% more expensive. For 300% more cost, we're not getting more than around 10-20% more performance. This is where you really have to think about the money you're spending. Sure, you might not have gone for two GeForce GTX 980s in SLI, and opted for the Intel processor, spending an additional $600+ on the Intel setup. But why? Read more at This sort of sums up why I'm using FX 6300s at Game Republik until I have reason to spend cash elsewhere.
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AMD has released beta driver version 14.11.2 beta for Dragon Age Inquisition and Far Cry 4.  It also has a few fixes for other games.

 

Highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 14.11.2 Windows® Beta Driver Performance Improvements
Dragon Age: Inquisition performance optimizations
- Up to 5% performance increase over Catalyst™ 14.11.1 beta in single GPU scenarios with Anti-Aliasing enabled.
- Optimized AMD CrossFire™ profile
Far Cry 4 performance optimizations
- Up to 50% performance increase over Catalyst™ 14.11.1 beta in single GPU scenarios with Anti-Aliasing enabled.
Important Notes
All previous versions of AMD Catalyst™ drivers must be completely uninstalled to receive full benefits of this driver. Please make sure to completely uninstall all previous AMD Catalyst™​ display drivers before installing the 14.11.2 Beta.
The AMD CrossFire™ profile for Far Cry 4 is currently disabled in this driver while AMD works with Ubisoft to investigate an issue where AMD CrossFire™ configurations are not performing as intended. An update is expected on this issue in the near future through an updated game patch or an AMD driver posting.
Resolved Issues
[409235]: Small chance of intermittent screen tearing or corruption in Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare on high settings 4K resolution in AMD CrossFire™ mode.
[408892]: World of Warcraft can sometimes exhibit corruption when using CMAA in AMD CrossFire™ configurations.
[407431]: Minecraft sometimes produces corruption when changing video settings in windowed mode.
[407338]: XDMA Quad CrossFire™ configurations in portrait Eyefinity modes sometimes display tearing or stuttering.

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Legit Reviews has news that AMD's Richard Huddy has revealed at PDX Lan that FreeSync drivers are coming next month. 

 

AMD’s very own Richard Huddy took to the stage at PDXLAN and talked about all things gaming to the group of people that came for the presentation. My. Huddy is AMD’s Gaming Scientist and at the LAN party touched on FreeSync (aka Adaptive Sync) during his time on stage and dropped some pretty big news when it comes to release dates. AMD will be releasing FreeSync supporting drivers in December 2014. AMD has been talking to Legit Reviews and introduced us to the idea FreeSync in September 2013, so this has been a long time coming. AMD is promising that FreeSync will the comparable to NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology as the monitor refresh rate is synchronized with the render rate delivered by the GPU.

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AMD has released beta Catalyst drivers version 14.11.1 for Windows 7 and 8.  Call of Duty Advanced Warfare and Assassin's Creed Unity are the additions.

 

Performance Improvements
Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare performance optimizations
Assassin's Creed® Unity performance optimizations
Known Issues
[408930]: Occasional stuttering in Assassin's Creed® Unity in CrossFire mode under specific game settings
[409235]: Small chance of intermittent screen tearing or corruption in Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare on high settings 4K resolution in AMD CrossFire™ mode
[408706]: Quad CrossFire AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2 may sometimes black screen when loading a game in Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare
[409199]: AMD Radeon™ R9 280X/280 may experience a crash when playing Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare and a video at the same time. If you experience this issue a work around is turning off the video while playing the game.
[409177]: CrossFire users may experience intermittent flickering in Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare menus. As a work around if this issue is seen restarting the game may cause the issue to disappear.

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Business Week says AMD is falling further behind.  It has a rather dramatic chip in a coffin with a couple of pink roses image.

 

Although AMD isn’t broke yet, “we now feel required to wait for tangible signs of core business stability,” writes Matthew Ramsay, an analyst for Canadian brokerage Canaccord Genuity. As AMD’s position shrinks, the new story will be Intel vs. Samsung, each with tens of billions on the table and everything up for grabs.

News - AMD

Tweaktown reports that AMD will be putting out 8GB models of the Radeon R9 290X.  

 

The new cards are expected to directly compete with the second-generation Maxwell-based GeForce GTX 980 from NVIDIA, but with AMD owning the 4K market right now, the 8GB of RAM should really help, especially in upcoming games like Star Citizen with its 4K and 8K textures, and built for the PC only. The new cards should arrive with a 10% price hike on them, which isn't too bad considering the crazy amount of VRAM included.

News - Video Cards

eTeknix-Sapphire Radeon R9 290X Vapor-X OC 8GB Graphics Card Review

Madshrimps-HIS R9 285 IceQ X2 OC 2GB GDDR5 Video Card Review

Overclockers Club-Diamond Boost Radeon R9 270X Review

Techspot-HIS Liquid-Cooled R9 290X Hybrid IceQ Review

Ocaholic-PowerColor R9 285 TurboDuo OC Review

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Anandtech reports that AMD has added Civilization Beyond Earth to their never settle bundles for buyers of R9 290 and 295s.

 

As we found in our Benchmarked article, AMD and Firaxis have worked together to make Mantle a big part of Civilization: Beyond Earth, improving frame rates and with CrossFire setups the Split Frame Rendering can noticeably improve minimum frame rates and reduce input latency. If you haven't already purchased Civilization: Beyond Earth and are already in the market for a new GPU – which may be the case considering the recent price cuts on the R9 290X and R9 290 – this further sweetens the deal.

News - Gaming

AMD has released their Catalyst 14.9.1 beta drivers for Windows 7 and 8 in 32 and 64 bit flavors.  They fix some issues with last months 14.9 release.  Here are the fixes.

 

Driver installation randomly crashes or hangs
Intermittent black screen or BSOD on reboot after driver installation
[406933]: CCC intermittently crashes with error popup message
[406904]: Random hang or BSOD when launching Battlefield 4 in quad Crossfire™
[406906]: Random hang or BSOD when enabling or disabling quad Crossfire™
[406905]: Intermittent hang when launching Sniper Elite 3 with quad Crossfire™

News - Drivers

Tweaktown has compared AMD's 8350 versus Intel's 4930K with 780 and 980 SLI.

So, the AMD setup is $319 and the Intel setup is $1052 - this makes the Intel setup 329% more expensive. Yes, over 300% more expensive. For 300% more cost, we're not getting more than around 10-20% more performance. This is where you really have to think about the money you're spending. Sure, you might not have gone for two GeForce GTX 980s in SLI, and opted for the Intel processor, spending an additional $600+ on the Intel setup. But why? Read more at

This sort of sums up why I'm using FX 6300s at Game Republik until I have reason to spend cash elsewhere.

Reviews - CPUs

 

​New technology collaborations pave way for production monitors featuring AMD’s licensing-free solution to stuttering and tearing in PC games
SUNNYVALE, Calif. 9/18/2014
​Today, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced collaborations with scaler vendors MStar, Novatek and Realtek to build scaler units ready with DisplayPort™ Adaptive-Sync and AMD’s Project FreeSync by year end.1
“Since the dawn of hardware-accelerated graphics, gamers dreamed of liquid smooth gameplay free of stuttering and tearing,” said Matt Skynner, corporate vice president and general manager, Graphics Business Unit, AMD. “AMD’s Project FreeSync is aimed at realizing that vision with an open, standardized and license-free approach that will encourage lower prices and wider adoption.”
Under the technology partnerships, MStar, Novatek and Realtek each will develop a range of DisplayPort™ Adaptive-Sync-ready scalers to complement the new monitor product cycle in 1Q15. Monitors equipped with such DisplayPort™ Adaptive-Sync-aware scalers will allow contemporary AMD Radeon™ graphics cards to synchronize display refresh rates and GPU framerates via Project FreeSync to enable tearing and stutter-free gaming along with low input latency.
"Our customers are really excited about AMD’s FreeSync technology,” said Yee-Wei Huang, vice president, Realtek. “The benefits of FreeSync for gaming are clear and we believe adopting the DisplayPort Adaptive-Sync industry standard by VESA is the best approach to make this display technology widely available for everyone.”
The new scalers from MStar, Novatek and Realtek also will give monitor vendors access to a comprehensive set of features not available with other dynamic refresh technologies. Example features include: picture scaling, on-screen display (OSD), HDMI®/DVI inputs for legacy users and DisplayPort™ High Bit Rate Audio.
“Project FreeSync is the industry’s defining effort to bring smooth gameplay to PC enthusiasts,” said Richard Hung, director, iHome SBU – SC, Novatek. “In putting forward the open DisplayPort™ Adaptive-Sync proposal for ratification, AMD has smartly led the way for Novatek scalers to power a new wave of monitors that affordably offer dynamic refresh rates.”
Finally, the initial Project FreeSync-compatible scalers from MStar, Novatek and Realtek will empower monitor vendors with robust DisplayPort™ receivers accommodating of FHD and QHD panels up to 144Hz, or UHD panels up to 60Hz.
“With an open, industry-standard specification, Project FreeSync and DisplayPort™ Adaptive-Sync serve as models for consumer-friendly technologies,” said Henry Lan, marketing deputy director, Display Group, MStar. “MStar is pleased to join AMD’sProject FreeSync ecosystem with scalers that will bring smooth gameplay to a new generation of displays.”
AMD and its display partners intend to reveal Project FreeSync-ready monitors based on any one of the MStar, Novatek and Realtek scalers through a media review program in 1Q15.
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