Finally Official 7970M Driver released - AMD Catalyst 12.6 WHQL and 12.7 Beta

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  1. Peter

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    Alright guys from last about a month im daily takin my little errand to search for officially 7970m support driver, Well today ive found somethin precious for my M18x R2, literally for 7970M...... Yeah yeah im talkin about Official 7970M driver, I have just downloaded AMD catalyst Mobility tool, and yes this tiny red tool detected my 7970m Gpus, hence starts downloadin AMD mobility 12.6 drivers. Im goin to install it now and let you know guys how it goes...

    To get AMD tool please follow below link,
    AMD Catalyst Mobility 12.6 Official

    I had quick run Heaven DX11 3.0, results were below,

    12.5 beta Vs. 12.6 Whql
    [​IMG] [​IMG]


    Edit** 29th
    First i would like to say tht im not great fan of benchmarkin, But i love to see how it goes with Gamin...it's me!!!
    Ive give a shot of 3Dmark 11, and ive got result
    Stock Clocks
    P9687: Graphics Score: 11315, Physics Score: 7051, Combined Score: 6384

    OC Core 920 Mhz, Mem 1400Mhz

    P10642: Graphics Score: 12637, Physics Score: 7635, Combined Score: 6683

    *** Crysis 2 ***

    I have played Crysis 2 (DX11 and Ultra Text.) to test driver performance, well it has been improved from 12.5 beta, as now gettin around 65 to 70 Fps (@ 1980 X 1200p as im usin external monitor U2410)while both Gups usage stays around 70 to 75%, temp 60C to 63C. Previously i was gettin around 40fps @1980X 1080p m18x stock screen while that time both Gup usage around 60%(Vsync ON) with Vsync off about 80Fps @ 99% both gups usage. So i think Crysis 2 performance has been improved about 15% to 25% compare to 12.5 beta driver. Also i was gettin darker image issue like when firin weapon continuously as display get darker with 12.5 beta, But with 12.6 Whql driver NO more image errors, Display stays and looks so so bright in all case.

    AMD Catalyst Desktop GPU Display Driver for Windows Vista/Windows 7 64-bit
     
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  2. Mcoupe

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    AWESOME GUYS!!!!

    I was really worried for alot of you guys, especially people like yourself Peter who have had nothing but problems.


    Guys, I am sorry but I am a total newcomer to PC gaming. If these drivers are spot on could some one walk me thru the install process....

    thanks guys, and I hope this is an answer to alot of prayers!!

    -Jason
     
  3. Juscallmesteve

    Juscallmesteve Notebook Consultant

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    Im glad its all coming together also for you guys.
    Please update to the official and tell us how it goes
     
  4. DumbDumb

    DumbDumb Alienware !Wish money wasn't the problem.

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    lol so far ive blue screened with these drivers 4 times.. going back to 12.5 beta.. these as with the rest seem to not hold 3D timings and speeds..
     
  5. Peter

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    I have just installed 12.6 mobility WHQL driver, was so quick without any error so far everythin is alright.
    I had quick run Heaven DX11 3.0, results were below,

    12.5 beta Vs. 12.6 Whql
    [​IMG] [​IMG]



    Well there is tiny improvement over previous beta drivers, I have not yet tried any games with official driver. Im goin to play Crysis 2 now n will update you guys with results. :D
     
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  6. Heihachi88

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    Any lockups - freezes, Peter?
     
  7. DumbDumb

    DumbDumb Alienware !Wish money wasn't the problem.

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    ive locked up and froze and bsosd..
     
  8. Speedy Gonzalez

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    Overclocked or stock?
     
  9. DumbDumb

    DumbDumb Alienware !Wish money wasn't the problem.

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    stock.. 850/1200 stock voltage.. cpu is factory level 3
    I made it threw a run of 3Dmark11 but 2006-2003 would run (starts and stops and bsods) minecraft starts and comp freezes.. did try any thing after that because upon restart i couldnt get past 30-60 seconds on my desktop before bsod..
     
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    damm.... go back to waiting for good drivers :(

    thanks for trying Dum.. :)
     
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