R7770 Cataliyst issues
I exchanged my FXF HD6750 after 3 week use , with XFX R7770.
6750 started frezes , windows message sayin "graphic driver stoped responding and windows recoverd it". I knew it was driver issue , lots of similar problems with Catalyst. So instead of tryin to fix problem I changed the Card.
SalesRep at Microcenter, told me not to pick AMD but Nvidia instead
He said lots of driver issues with ATI/AMDs. Nvidia has bettter support. But I didnt listen , Ive been usin AMD for long time , my cpu and other components always AMD.
I was using 7770 in last 5days without problem . today I noticed very disturbing problem.
IM using Maya. Everything works OK but when I open UV mapping editor , each UV I select, It takes computer 5 to 10 sec sespond to my mouse clicks. I search on internet and I found out this is common problm with ATI cards and many user found solution to roll back 6-8 months old catalyst drivers.
here one thread about same problem from CGIsocietyforum
another one from Area
and another one
Im one step away from quiting AMD cards. Any plans from AMD to solve those driver issues or we will try year old drivers to run these cards?
My system is
6core 2.8Ghz Phenon
12Gb DDR3 mem
4xHDD on two raid arrays total 3Tb storage
Welcome to Bjorn3D.com. I wish I could give you the answer but only AMD knows the answer to your question. Even XFX can't tell you (unless AMD tells them) as the driver updates come from AMD.
give AMD a feedback, and your issues will be fix soon
Nope. Back in May they decided they were going to stop the quick fixes and only release major updates. Right now they are working on the 12.11 beta drivers to improve performance against Nvidia and I doubt they will be working on this issue.
Originally Posted by khangdan1992
I hate to be the bearer of bad news OP, but you should have listened to the sales rep. I quit ATI a long time ago due to horrible driver support and even today 6 years later they are still horrible. I suggest a swap if you can.
oh i didn't know that. But i absolutely agree that the ATI drivers are bad, many bugs and it sometimes unstable. The nvidia driver seem to be better. i like NVIDIA VGA but my pocket is small, so i choose AMD instead.
Originally Posted by PP Mguire
i used 12.11 beta to fold, it only give out 26% of my card folding power, needless to say roll back to 12.10
I think it all depends on what you use the cards for. I have all AMD 7970's (11 of them) and they work flawless.
Sure, if all you do is mine they would. If you have 2 or 3 7970s for gaming you wont notice the variation of performance in drivers either unless you're looking at FPS and benchmarks. If you're on budget items drivers can mean the difference between playability and lag. In this guys case, I experience the exact same problems with a 5850 which could only be pointed towards drivers.
Well I've used Nvidia cards all my life and there hasn't been one that didnt have a driver issue at some point, the HD 7850 thou i got has been flawless thou
Haven't used NVIDIA for a long time, but the impression I get from web is that AMD has lots of little niggling problems while NVIDIA tends to occasionally make a major blunder in the drivers, like blow up cards or make all DirectX 8 games fail. Can't tell which is better. My anecdotal experience from when I was a game dev (around 10 years ago) was that NVIDIA and ATI had a similar bug in their drivers, when they didn't handle a certain case. ATI drivers returned wrong results, NVIDIA drivers froze the machine. But that was years ago.