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Old 01-20-12, 10:55 AM   #1
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Default Radeon HD 7900: Official Super Anti-aliasing for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11

http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles...C11Driver.aspx


Feature highlights of the 8.921.2 RC11 AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 driver

Super Sampling Anti-Aliasing and Adaptive Anti-Aliasing Preview support for DirectX® 10 and DirectX® 11 applications
AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 users can now enable Super Sample Anti-Aliasing and Adaptive Anti-Aliasing through the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center for DirectX® 10 and DirectX® 11 applications.
Applications must support in game Anti-Aliasing for the feature to work (Forced on Anti-Aliasing through the Catalyst™ Control Center is not supported for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications)

Performance highlights of the 8.921.2 RC11 AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 driver

8% (up to) performance improvement in Aliens vs. Predator
15% (up to) performance improvement in Battleforge with Anti-Aliasing enabled
3% (up to) performance improvement in Battlefield 3
3% (up to) performance improvement in Crysis 2
6% (up to) performance improvement in Crysis Warhead
10% (up to) performance improvement in F1 2010
5% (up to) performance improvement in Unigine with Anti-Aliasing enabled
250% (up to) performance improvement in TessMark (OpenGL) when set to “insane” levels

Resolved issues: highlights of the 8.921.2 RC11 AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 driver

Folding@Home: intermittent stability issues have been resolved for the OpenCL version of Folding@Home
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 no longer experiences minor flickering with Tri CrossFireX™ configurations
Dragon Age 2 no longer experiences minor flickering with Tri CrossFireX™ configurations
StarCraft 2 no longer encounters issues when quitting campaign with Tri and Quad CrossFireX™ configurations
BattleForge stability has been improved with Tri CrossFireX™ configurations
Improved stability when enabling / disabling CrossFireX™ and installing the AMD graphics driver on AMD CrossfireX™ configurations

Known Issues:

Just Cause 2 - Launching the application will cause a hang for single GPU and CrossfireX™ configurations
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Old 01-20-12, 10:57 AM   #2
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Default Re: Radeon HD 7900: Official Super Anti-aliasing for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11

So, have you tried this out yet?
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Old 01-20-12, 10:59 AM   #3
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So, have you tried this out yet?
Nope, Downloading it now, then I will run some benchmarks to compare to my old numbers.
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Old 01-20-12, 11:07 AM   #4
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Excellent! Looking forward to your findings.
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Old 01-20-12, 12:07 PM   #5
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Apparently AMD uploaded the same driver as before again...
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Old 01-20-12, 01:39 PM   #6
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The link has been fixed.
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Old 01-20-12, 02:08 PM   #7
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So, little teaser with BF3... Gained 9% on the min FPS, and 4% on AVG in BF3. Not much perf increase, but it is in line with the 5% stated on the driver notes so far. Plus, having SSAA in BF3 = awesome IQ.


7970, 11.12
Min: 90
Max: 146
Avg: 120

7970, 11.12 RC11
Min: 98
Max: 148
Avg: 125

7970, 11.12 RC11 + SSAA 4X
Min: 76
Max: 123
Avg: 98

7970, 11.12 RC11 + SSAA 4X + FXAA
Min: 65
Max: 117
Avg: 94
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Old 01-20-12, 02:14 PM   #8
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Did Tessmark.

11.12


11.12 RC11


So 311% improvement there.
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Old 01-20-12, 02:20 PM   #9
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Tested a game they didn't mention, still saw improvements.

Metro 2033
7970, 11.12
FPS: 46.67

7970, 11.12 RC11
FPS:52.67

Decent 13% improvement.
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Old 01-20-12, 02:36 PM   #10
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Unigine

7970, 11.12
FPS: 75.7

7970, 11.12 RC11
FPS: 80.0

Another 6% gain like mentioned in the release notes. I think i'm done with benchmarking.
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Old 01-20-12, 07:07 PM   #11
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Default Re: Radeon HD 7900: Official Super Anti-aliasing for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11

u got any screenshots with the new aa in action? the perfermance hit on min seems so minimal..but i guess since ure doing tri fire..we should divide by 3 to get single gpu?...

one thing about AA in bf3...the fxaa or what/eva is really ugly in the distance....all blurry...but mxaa takes a huge toll on ati..
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Tested a game they didn't mention, still saw improvements.

Metro 2033
7970, 11.12
FPS: 46.67

7970, 11.12 RC11
FPS:52.67

Decent 13% improvement.
Is this with Dx11 2560x1440 4xAA Veryhigh and Tesselation and advanced depth of field on?

Can you please make a run with the above settings but with 4xSSAA ?
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