Category Archive: radeon

ASUS HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2 UEFI VBIOS

After much digging around we finally found a UEFI updater for the Asus HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2 video card. Unfortunately Asus has configured the software to only work with Asus branded UEFI capable motherboards, even though the VBIOS is for a video card. That is called compulsory tied selling and it’s illegal in Canada and many other countries. Restrictive …

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17.2.1 CRIMSON

The AMD Radeon Crimson 17.2.1 was released on February 14, 2017 for Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. Avoid the spyware AMD Gaming Evolved. We are now testing drivers with the Asus HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2 which uses the AMD Pitcairn GPU and its GCN architecture. Adds support for Resident Evil 7 Avoid DX12 and use DX11, ongoing problems with the …

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17.1.2 CRIMSON

The AMD Radeon Crimson 17.1.2 was released on January 29, 2017 for Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. Avoid the spyware AMD Gaming Evolved. We are now testing drivers with the Asus HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2 which uses the AMD Pitcairn GPU and its GCN architecture. Adds support for Resident Evil 7 Avoid DX12 and use DX11, ongoing problems with the …

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17.1.1 CRIMSON

The AMD Radeon Crimson 17.1.1 was released on January 16, 2017 for Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. We are now testing drivers with the Asus HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2 which uses the AMD Pitcairn GPU and its GCN architecture. Adds support for Resident Evil 7 Avoid DX12 and use DX11, ongoing problems with the API and Windows 10 is not …

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AMD VEGA DETAILS

AMD has released some slides for the new Vega GPU. AMD has continued to refine their GCN architecture which was first seen in cards like our HD 7870. SInce then, AMD has refined the GCN cores. Mostly the changes are to support a growing number of GCN cores in a specific GPU. WIndows Vista and …

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16.12.2 CRIMSON WHQL

The AMD Radeon Crimson 16.12.12 was released on January 3, 2017 for Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. We are now testing drivers with the Asus HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2 which uses the AMD Pitcairn GPU and its GCN architecture. Fixes some Wattman issues Fixed some DX12 issues for users of older CPUs with no POPCNT capability Avoid DX12 and use DX11, …

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AMD RADEON INSTINCT

AMD has introduced some new GPU produced based on the Polaris 10 under the Radeon Instinct. The new GPUs are equipped with 16GB of VRAM which is needed for running larger shader based programs. Intel, Nvidia and IBM has been more visible in the market with AI based products. Deep learning and AI are long …

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16.12.1 CRIMSON

The AMD Radeon Crimson 16.12.1  was released on December 7, 2016 for Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. We are now testing drivers with the Asus HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2 which uses the AMD Pitcairn GPU and its GCN architecture. Fixes some Wattman issues Avoid DX12 and use DX11, ongoing problems with the API and Windows 10 is not yet complete. …

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16.11.5 CRIMSON

The AMD Radeon Crimson 16.11.5 hotfix was released on November 16, 2016 for Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. We are now testing drivers with the Asus HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2 which uses the AMD Pitcairn GPU and its GCN architecture. Fixes some flickering issues Adds Watch Dogs 2 Avoid DX12 and use DX11, ongoing problems with the API and Windows …

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16.11.4 CRIMSON

The AMD Radeon Crimson 16.11.4 hotfix was released on November 16, 2016 for Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. We are now testing drivers with the Asus HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2 which uses the AMD Pitcairn GPU and its GCN architecture. Fixed Ashes of the Singularity CFX Avoid DX12 and use DX11, ongoing problems with the API and Windows 10 is …

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16.11.3 CRIMSON

The AMD Radeon Crimson 16.11.3 hotfix was released on November 8, 2016 for Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. We are now testing drivers with the Asus HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2 which uses the AMD Pitcairn GPU and its GCN architecture. Fixes issues with Deus Ex: Mankind Divide Fixes CFX with Ashes of the Singularity Avoid DX12 and use DX11, ongoing …

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16.11.1 CRIMSON

The AMD Radeon Crimson 16.11.1 was released on November 3, 2016 for Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. We are now testing drivers with the Asus HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2 which uses the AMD Pitcairn GPU and its GCN architecture. Fixes issues with Deus Ex: Mankind Divide Fixes CFX with Ashes of the Singularity Avoid DX12 and use DX11, ongoing problems with …

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16.10.3 CRIMSON

The AMD Radeon Crimson 16.10.3 was released on October 28, 2016 for Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. We are now testing drivers with the Asus HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2 which uses the AMD Pitcairn GPU and its GCN architecture. Fixed an issue for Titanfall 2 where a limited set of GCN cards may experience an intermittent crash. Avoid DX12 …

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64-BIT WINDOWS: DX12 & DUAL VIDEO CARDS

Ashes of the Singularity is the first game to support Windows 10 and DX12. While the game will run with 8192MB RAM, the developer recommends 16384 MB or more. This is another reason we recommend a RAM upgrade. Now that 14nm video cards are widely available we expect a flood of DX12 games now that there …

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AMD REDUCES RX 460 & RX 470 BY $10

AMD has cut prices on their MSRP for the RX 460 and RX 470 video cards. AMD says that it is positioning the RX 470 directly against the GTX 1050 Ti and previous gen GTX 960 cards. It doesn’t just beat the opponent cards on speeds, the Polaris card also surpasses the competition on technology; …

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16.10.2 CRIMSON

The AMD Radeon Crimson 16.10.2 was released on October 19, 2016 for Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. We are now testing drivers with the Asus HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2 which uses the AMD Pitcairn GPU and its GCN architecture. Fixes issues with Quantum Break Avoid DX12 and use DX11, ongoing problems with the API and Windows 10 is not …

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16.10.1 CRIMSON

The AMD Radeon Crimson 16.10.1 was released on October 4, 2016 for Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. We are now testing drivers with the Asus HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2 which uses the AMD Pitcairn GPU and its GCN architecture. Added support for Forza Horizon 3 Avoid DX12 and use DX11, ongoing problems with the API and Windows 10 is …

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16.9.2 CRIMSON

The AMD Radeon Crimson 16.9.2 was released on September 20, 2016 for Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. We are now testing drivers with the Asus HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2 which uses the AMD Pitcairn GPU and its GCN architecture. Avoid DX12 and use DX11, ongoing problems with the API and Windows 10 is not yet complete. FESTERING PROBLEMS GAME …

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4K UHD BLU-RAY

The fall we expect to see the first crop of new 4K UHD Blu-ray movies to become available. We have long used the gaming box with a Blu-Ray drive to watch DVD and BD moves. The drive we use now is BDXL which is capable of 128GB disks maximum. The real change is with the …

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16.9.1 CRIMSON

The AMD Radeon Crimson 16.9.1 was released on September 7, 2016 for WIndows Vista, Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. We are now testing drivers with the Asus HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2 which uses the AMD Pitcairn GPU and its GCN architecture. FESTERING PROBLEMS GAME ISSUE Asus HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2 DX11 and Mantle games showing artifacting Ghost in the Shell Game crashed and …

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