[Rel.] AMD Enduro Performance Fix for DirectX 9 Games and Applications (for 7700/7800/7900/8500/8600/8700/8800/8900M GPUs)

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  1. MacHater

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    AMD Enduro™ Performance Fix for DirectX 9 v2.0
    GUI application © by MacHater
    Fix proof-of-concept © by LeeKM
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    Description:
    		Resolves GPU underutilization and poor performance in many
    	DirectX 9 games and applications on AMD Enduro™ (PowerXpress™ 5.x) mobile
    	platforms.
    
    Compatible with the following GPUs (on AMD Enduro™/Switchable Graphics platforms):
    	- AMD Radeon™ HD 7700M, 7800M Series, 7970M
    	- AMD Radeon™ HD 8500M, 8600M, 8700M, 8800M Series, 8970M
    	- Other notebooks with AMD/ATI GPU and Switchable Graphics / AMD Enduro™ technology
    
    Other requirements:
    	- Microsoft® Windows™ 7 or Windows™ 8 (x64 is preferred)
    	- Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.5
    	- Intel CPU with integrated processor graphics
    	- AMD Catalyst™ 13.2 minimum; always install latest version from support.amd.com
    
    Initial test platform:
    	- CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3610QM
    	- RAM: 8 GB Samsung DDR3 1600 MHz (CL 11)
    	- GPU: AMD Radeon™ HD 7850M (Overclocked), Intel® HD Graphics 4000
    	- GPU drivers: AMD Catalyst™ 13.6 Mobility beta, Intel® HD Graphics 15.28.17.3190
    	- OS: Microsoft® Windows™ 7 Ultimate x64
    
    Fix has been tested and confirmed to work by others on:
    	- Microsoft® Windows™ 8 Pro x64
    	- AMD Radeon™ HD 7970M
    	- AMD Radeon™ HD 6770M
    	- AMD Radeon™ HD 8870M
    
    Games and applications tested with fix and seen substantial performance increase:
    	- 3DMark06
    	- 3DMark Vantage
    	- 3DMark (2013) Ice Storm and Cloud Gate
    	- Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare™
    	- Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare™ 2 & 3
    	- Counter-Strike™: Global Offensive™
    	- Counter-Strike™: Source
    	- Guild Wars 2 (tested by sigbin)
    	- Left 4 Dead™ 2
    	- StarCraft™ II: Heart of the Swarm™
    	- Team Fortress™ 2
    
    Disclaimer:
    		By using this application and/or the fix associated with this application,
    	you acknowledge that neither the author of the application nor the author of the fix
    	proof-of-concept may be held responsible for any consequences that may arise from usage.
    	Use entirely at your own risk.
    
    	You agree not to violate, circumvent, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise
    	tamper with any of the security technology for any reason or to attempt or assist another
    	person to do so.
    
    	This software and the fix associated are provided free-of-charge and allowed for redistribution
    	provided that the application and all of the included files, including this text shall remain
    	intact and free from 3rd party modification of any kind and are redistributed together.
    
    GUI application, © 2013 MacHater
    Fix proof-of-concept, © 2013 LeeKM
    All rights reserved.
    
    AMD, Radeon™, Enduro™, PowerXpress™, and Catalyst™ are registered trademarks
    of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ("AMD")
    
    Screenshots:
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    The application itself:
    [​IMG]

    If an unsupported platform is potentially detected:
    [​IMG]

    Before and after (GPU utilization):
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Before and after (game FPS and frame times):
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Game test settings:
    [​IMG]

    New fix (Sept. 7, 2013), if applied successfully, CCC will show:
    [​IMG]
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    Download:
    http://goo.gl/po5mP
     
  2. littlecx

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    so just install straight away? no need disable signature something and restart?
     
  3. MacHater

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    Correct. Just Apply Fix and restart.
     
  4. littlecx

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    thanks 3dmark06 pass 20k finally
     
  5. mahalsk

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    Is this something diffrent than the fix included in the drivers from LeeKM? Can I install it on tip of those moddified drivers and still get some improvements ??

    What about DX11 and dx10 games like bf3 ?

    Thanks
     
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    Wow, I don't have any enduro troubles, but if this really works, that's awesome. AMD should hire you :D
     
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    Wow great job! Although there are not many gpu utilization problems on the 8870m I'm definitely gong to try this.
     
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    Why do you specifically say DX9? What about DX10 and 11 and all future DXs?

    Also could you give us some technical information on what was done to overcome the under-utilization?
     
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    Good effort MacHater! :) Highly appreciated, +rep
     
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    Rep! I hope the news about this fix reach AMD. Should definately be included in the official driver set. Is there still room for enhancements?
     
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