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Wrath2Zero
12-09-2014, 09:21 AM
If you are an AMD GPU owner then you better get the new AMD Omega driver, since it boosts frame-rates of ACU massively. my R9 280 and FX-8350 are now giving me 43fps in Cite on top of the church, where before around that areas I was getting low 20s.

All 8 cores are a lot more initialised so basically 20fps increase in the same area.


http://i.imgur.com/SysQWyU.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/mKHH8y5.png

Release notes http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMDCatalystOMEGAWINReleaseNotes.aspx

Download: http://support.amd.com/en-us/download

Information about the Omega driver: http://community.amd.com/community/amd-blogs/amd-gaming/blog/2014/12/08/a-very-special-edition-driver-amd-catalyst-omega

GPU tested on and confirmed 15-20fps increase: R9 280 with the settings as follows:

Resolution: 1920x1080
Graphics Quality: Custom

Environment Quality: Ultra High
Texture Quality: Ultra High
Shadow Quality: High
Ambient Occlusion: SSAO
Anti-Aliasing Quality: FXAA
Bloom: On

Full spec for comparisons:

AMD FX-8350
Asus M5A97 EVO R2 motherboard
8Gb Corsair Vengeance RAM (1866Mhz)
XFX R9 280 DD
Windows 7 64bit
Crucial 240GB SSD
Corsair RM 550 PSU
Corsair A50 CPU cooler

Bahjabroni
12-09-2014, 10:01 AM
Concurred. These are a must download/install if you have AMD hardware.

I'd also advise anyone thats reading this that's not installed them to completely clear out your old drivers first. There have been reports of conflicts by people who installed them on top of the old ones. Easiest way to do this is download a 3rd party software (i.e. Display Driver Uninstaller) and follow the instructions to do that and then install Omega.

Red_dawn87
12-09-2014, 10:05 AM
is there any fps drop near the notre damm

whalechan
12-09-2014, 10:10 AM
I dunno about the performance....but this driver literally broke the game for me.
My menu and HUD is all sort of bugged now... bought into this hype as well.

stealth_--
12-09-2014, 10:17 AM
First post ever, just writting to confirm that I get (during a quick 30min play) at least 10FPS more with the new driver, computer specs:

CPU: Core i5 3570k
GPU Radeon HD 7970 GHz 3GB
RAM: 16GB
SSD: Crucial MX100 256GB

Game configuration:

Resolution: 1920x1080
Env. Quality: Ultra High
Textures: Ultra High
Shadows: High (PCSS gives me a 10FPS hit)
Amb. Occlusion: SSAO (+HBAO used to make no difference now it's giving me a few FPS hit (between 3 and 5))
AA: FXAA (MSAAx2 gives me a massive hit, going from 40+ FPS to 18FPS in the same spot)
Bloom: On

Now I can walk near Cafe Theatre without any problems, even there it's working fluidly...

Edit: Added resolution

Wrath2Zero
12-09-2014, 10:20 AM
is there any fps drop near the notre damm

Nope, I used to get 16fps around the Cite there and now I'm getting 35-45fps.

Red_dawn87
12-09-2014, 10:26 AM
Nope, I used to get 16fps around the Cite there and now I'm getting 35-45fps.

Awsome downloading it atm will try is out and post my exp.

Bahjabroni
12-09-2014, 10:27 AM
This should be a sticky.

topeira1980
12-09-2014, 11:16 AM
i just get the 14.2 drivers. not the beta but the official.

is this it?

or are the omega drivers?

NSGiB
12-09-2014, 11:18 AM
I can confirm a massive boost using this driver. (omega driver is the official 14.12 driver found here http://support.amd.com/en-us/download)

Running the game using i5 2500k at 4.2GHz and an overclocked 7970 3GB card, with 1080p, Ultra high environments and textures, high shadows, SSAO and FXAA and bloom on.

Before the new driver it would drop below 20 fps standing at the fountain outside your office or at Notre Dame. Now it's 40fps at those places and mostly around 50fps in non problem areas. So maybe constant 60 fps or near is possible with patch 4 after all.

Zarneau
12-09-2014, 11:19 AM
Back when I owned AMD Radeons, I would exclusively use the Omega drivers as I always hated and had issues with Catalyst Control Center for tweaking and stability. I'm happy to hear the person behind them is still at it and hope he's been compensated by donations over the years.
I have to admit, though, I made the switch to Nvidia some years ago and haven't looked back. Still rockin' an AMD processor, don't know if I'll ever try Intel or not.

topeira1980
12-09-2014, 11:29 AM
i confirm. OMG. great boost in FPS!!!!

i can finally play the game! finally. EFFING FINALLY!!!

sticky this baby

Jp_Mas
12-09-2014, 11:47 AM
i confirm too !
Well done Amd ! :)

Wrath2Zero
12-09-2014, 11:55 AM
i just get the 14.2 drivers. not the beta but the official.

is this it?

or are the omega drivers?

Yes they're 14.12.

Red_dawn87
12-09-2014, 12:09 PM
Ok i installed the new Omega driver i have got fps boost

First at Notre Dame = 25-27 fps (NOW) = 30-33 [it does not fall in the 20's]

Second at different location's with crowd = 25-30 (NOW) = 35 - +40 (it stays jumpy between 35-45)

Third at normal places = 35-40 (NOW) = 45-55 (Jumpy)

USAdystopia
12-09-2014, 03:55 PM
A big part of the game and dev protest industry just went...silent.

Camel_Inside
12-09-2014, 04:09 PM
New Omega driver i have got MASSIVE fps boost

BEFORE: i can´t play in medium Settings (35fps avarage, and in some areas 15fps)

NOW: All settings MAX OUT (No nVidia effects of course) and FXAA. 48fps avarage, and 35 in some areas

Really is a BIG BOOST!

My Rig:
I7 2600K @ 4.4 Ghz
RAM 12Gb 1600
AMD R9 280X
W8.1 X64

topeira1980
12-09-2014, 04:40 PM
i wonder if AMD cards now outperform Nvisia's or is it a tie now.
not to start a GPU war, but im curious of this means that it is more up to Nvidia to improve their drivers to improve performance or it is a tie so we are all waiting for UBI to improve performance on their own back end....

though frankly now i can almost max the game on my r9 280 on 1050p and it works like a charm. amazing. i've never seen anything like it in any other game....

xxTheDeV1LXx
12-09-2014, 05:16 PM
Installed Driver No Boost
Im Using the amd gaming evolved reccommended graphics.

Specs:

GPU: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X TRI-X OC 3GB GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI 2xMini DP PCI-E
CPU: AMD FX-8350 Eight Core 4.0GHz AM3+
Power Supply(Not Sure if Metters Still i Put This): :Antec 700W VP700P
MotherBoard: Gigabyte 990XA-UD3 AM3+, 990X, DDR3 1866, 3xPCI-E, CrossFireX, SLI, HDAudio, GBL
Ram: G.Skill 2x8GB DDR3 1333Mhz Ripjaws X Dual Channel CL9-9-9-24
Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 64bit
Overclock details:
http://gyazo.com/7671122b1746ff9ce82628cc4b682cc5
http://gyazo.com/6859fef944a43c3acd97397fcf03cd90
http://gyazo.com/29816cbf3ca2766818483d1636fd3bec

And the game is installed on an External hard disk does it effect preformance?

matrex_a1990
12-09-2014, 05:16 PM
i have intel core i7 4770k / r9 280x / 16gb ram

i can't believe whats happen 45-70 fps !!!

every thing ultra high expect nvidia part (soft shado , ssao ,FXAA)

game look great but still have a fps drop so its still need the patch 4 for me

dnameless1
12-09-2014, 06:31 PM
Cleaned the old drivers with driver fusion (free edition) in save mode, restarted, installed drivers, restarted.

Did a very very short check;

in the theatre (and other "inside" environments, but haven't checked those yet) I had drops to 25 fps (or lower), now fps stays above 30/35-ish. Getting the impression it's a lot better outside too (just looking at fps), even the map seems to respond better, but that last one might be just my imagination.
GPU usage also seems to stay much higher in the theatre (which I kind of would expect if it has trouble keeping up but I saw odd looking drops inside theatre before this driver update too..).

All in all, based on this very short test, it does seem to help. Don't know why of course.

Configuration:

Asus Z97-Deluxe motherboard, I7 4770K, 32 MB mem, MSI R9 290X 4GB Lightning, 1TB Samsung 840 EVO SSD. Latest (V-14.12) AMD drivers, resolution: 2560*1440.

Environment and Textures at ultra high, shadow at high, ambient occlusion at SSAO, anti-aliasing at FXAA. Bloom on, vsync on, full screen, refresh rate 60. Patch 1.3.0.

Might try higher settings in-game, see where the new limit is for me ;)

WrATHZero: Thanks for mentioning it!

RVSage
12-09-2014, 06:39 PM
Okay it was not entirely Ubi's fault.. And people should acknowledge that.. Those who cursed Ubi.. take some time.. to apologize to them ... and Yell all you want at AMD for such late drivers.. Imagine what you can get post patch 4... Time to take back curses (Talking Exclusively to AMD folks ) :P

dnameless1
12-09-2014, 07:07 PM
Okay it was not entirely Ubi's fault.. And people should acknowledge that.. Those who cursed Ubi.. take some time.. to apologize to them ... and Yell all you want at AMD for such late drivers.. Imagine what you can get post patch 4... Time to take back curses (Talking Exclusively to AMD folks ) :P

Meh.

Watch_Dogs (with an unofficial quality patch and using a shortcut on desktop: D:\Games\Ubisoft\WATCH_DOGS\bin\watch_dogs.exe -disablepagefilecheck) ran like a train at highest settings I believe (been a while). With exactly the same hardware. So I am still looking forward to "patch nr. 4" ;)

Trying the highest "nvidia" settings is still not a huge success (just tried that), not a particular fan of that kind of stuff either.

Then again, haven't cursed Ubi (apart from late-ish delivery of an 150 euro special edition where I paid 8/9 euro extra for express delivery).

The mess with the "companion app" and the initiates website isn't something I'd be proud of either, but oh well.

I can play, initiates has been working for me most of the time, I'll ignore the "companion app" stuff, but still not happy with that.

RVSage
12-09-2014, 07:25 PM
Meh.

Watch_Dogs (with an unofficial quality patch and using a shortcut on desktop: D:\Games\Ubisoft\WATCH_DOGS\bin\watch_dogs.exe -disablepagefilecheck) ran like a train at highest settings I believe (been a while). With exactly the same hardware. So I am still looking forward to "patch nr. 4" ;)

Trying the highest "nvidia" settings is still not a huge success (just tried that), not a particular fan of that kind of stuff either.

Then again, haven't cursed Ubi (apart from late-ish delivery of an 150 euro special edition where I paid 8/9 euro extra for express delivery).

The mess with the "companion app" and the initiates website isn't something I'd be proud of either, but oh well.

I can play, initiates has been working for me most of the time, I'll ignore the "companion app" stuff, but still not happy with that.

haha... The highest NVIDIA settings affects my performance too.. Talking about "txaa" here.. Not the other two... s

db87
12-09-2014, 07:39 PM
I went from 21fps (Catalyst 14.11.2 beta) to 46fps. That's an increase of 219%:rolleyes:

Intel Core i7 920 @ 4,35GHz, 12GB ram, AMD Radeon HD7970 3GB @ 1075/1625

dnameless1
12-09-2014, 07:42 PM
haha... The highest NVIDIA settings affects my performance too.. Talking about "txaa" here.. Not the other two... s

Somewhere in the very beginning (running around as a little boy in a palace, I believe) I tried the soft shadow stuff (nvidia "specific" setting I believe), and saw framerate drop to 1/2. That was in menu, nothing moving, just in menu, after pressing "F"(?) for "apply".

I can tell you, as an AMD card owner, I was not very impressed (read: annoyed).

Edit: applying that setting right now seems to have less of an impact. A few AMD driver versions ahead, of course. Still not very impressed with Anti Aliasing, I see way too much stuff moving when standing still.

Going to experiment a bit more (changed ingame AA to off, changed settings via CCC to highest while ignoring application settings, still not impressed).

Edit2, for now.

Seems to run a lot better (like I said before) with those new drivers. Tried some stuff with turning off AA inside game options, overruling from CCC, getting the impression it got worse (?!).

Turned settings back. So, with new drivers and no changes in settings ingame, and leaving CCC settings alone (no overruling and such), seems to be the best (for me, anyway). I'm going to wait for "patch 4". Still, seems to be better with these new drivers, mostly based on inside the theatre (where I noticed biggest drops in fps).

TL;DR: seems better, tired of testing, going to actually play the game ;)

sunfy8
12-09-2014, 08:23 PM
Not only for ACU, but I also get great boost of fps on FC4 too!!! I'm literally kissing my R9 290!! :D

dnameless1
12-09-2014, 08:25 PM
Not only for ACU, but I also get great boost of fps on FC4 too!!! I'm literally kissing my R9 290!! :D

Bet your lips got burned then ;)

Offtopic: serves me right, anyone else having problems connecting to initiates since "just now" (as opposed to "hasn't worked for me in days/weeks")?

edit: join date Oct 2009, posts 1? Impressive ;)

Nogeaux
12-09-2014, 08:44 PM
A big part of the game and dev protest industry just went...silent.

Indeed.

dnameless1
12-09-2014, 08:47 PM
Running around a bit more ( fighting/ killing / etc ) with these new drivers I am getting the impression it's a bit smoother.

ecocrash
12-09-2014, 08:57 PM
This doesn't seem to be doing anything with older generation AMD cards, i have a HD6990 which is still meant to be a very fast card but the frame rate hasn't changed for the better, in fact in parts its worse, this goes for Rome 2, as well.

Johnny_R3b
12-09-2014, 09:13 PM
yea my 770 is gettin 30 fps on all low on 900p and some guy is goin all max except fxaa and 1080p. so yea amd is winning

Lignjoslav
12-09-2014, 09:42 PM
This doesn't seem to be doing anything with older generation AMD cards, i have a HD6990 which is still meant to be a very fast card but the frame rate hasn't changed for the better, in fact in parts its worse, this goes for Rome 2, as well.
+1, not 1fps more in a quick and dirty test on my 6950.

ecocrash
12-09-2014, 09:47 PM
The HD6990 was the fastest card in the world 3 years ago, yet I am lucky to get 20 fps in RTW2, AMd really need to do something with their drivers with these crossfire cards

GIuteus_Maximus
12-09-2014, 09:59 PM
I never thought i would ever write something like this, but... good job, AMD: Game is finally playable on my 270x.

j0shu4n
12-09-2014, 10:03 PM
What are you using to overlay the information in the top of your screen shot?


If you are an AMD GPU owner then you better get the new AMD Omega driver, since it boosts frame-rates of ACU massively. my R9 280 and FX-8350 are now giving me 43fps in Cite on top of the church, where before around that areas I was getting low 20s.

All 8 cores are a lot more initialised so basically 20fps increase in the same area.


http://i.imgur.com/SysQWyU.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/mKHH8y5.png

Release notes http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMDCatalystOMEGAWINReleaseNotes.aspx

Download: http://support.amd.com/en-us/download

Information about the Omega driver: http://community.amd.com/community/amd-blogs/amd-gaming/blog/2014/12/08/a-very-special-edition-driver-amd-catalyst-omega

GPU tested on and confirmed 15-20fps increase: R9 280 with the settings as follows:

Resolution: 1920x1080
Graphics Quality: Custom

Environment Quality: Ultra High
Texture Quality: Ultra High
Shadow Quality: High
Ambient Occlusion: SSAO
Anti-Aliasing Quality: FXAA
Bloom: On

Full spec for comparisons:

AMD FX-8350
Asus M5A97 EVO R2 motherboard
8Gb Corsair Vengeance RAM (1866Mhz)
XFX R9 280 DD
Windows 7 64bit
Crucial 240GB SSD
Corsair RM 550 PSU
Corsair A50 CPU cooler

erialor
12-09-2014, 10:44 PM
+1, not 1fps more in a quick and dirty test on my 6950.

6950 and 6990 is below min specs for ACU though

ecocrash
12-09-2014, 11:15 PM
A 4GB card, are you sure about that?

Lignjoslav
12-09-2014, 11:29 PM
Well, it's not officially supported, but that's not the point. (the point is whether these drivers bring any benefit to those particular cards)

BTW, for erialor's benefit, no mobile GPU is officially supported, yet some laptops run this game just fine. Also, Radeon 270X is "below minimum", yet, with these drivers, runs the game more than fine. So "unsupported" <> "doesn't work".

Pipooow
12-10-2014, 12:59 AM
I dunno about the performance....but this driver literally broke the game for me.
My menu and HUD is all sort of bugged now... bought into this hype as well.

Got the same problem: The menu screen is one big mess of artifacts.
When I keep hitting keys and get into the game it sure runs smoother then on the 4.11.2 but text and icons and such are scrambled all over the place making it unplayable. Still, the FPS increase is HUGE!

Specs:

Lenovo G510 laptop
i7 2.4 / 3.3
AMD 8750M /2GB
8GB RAM

Mind you, I know this is below the minimum spec and mobile cards arent officially supported. But it DID work on the 4.11.2 drivers. At some places a bit slowish but it did.
With the speed of the Omega drivers and without those artifacts this game would be totally playable for me.

Anyone have any idea how to get rid of said artifacts? :)

Wrath2Zero
12-10-2014, 01:17 AM
What are you using to overlay the information in the top of your screen shot?

MSI Afterburner

whalechan
12-10-2014, 01:24 AM
Got the same problem: The menu screen is one big mess of artifacts.
Anyone have any idea how to get rid of said artifacts? :)

Just to demonstrate my own problems:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2239466/problem1.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2239466/problem2.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2239466/problem3.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2239466/problem4.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2239466/problem5.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2239466/problem6.jpg

Pipooow
12-10-2014, 01:29 AM
Just to demonstrate my own problems:

***Lots of pictures***



Yes, exactly the same as what ive got.
Especially the menu with those red beams looks exactly the same.

Maybe you should post your specifications so it's easier to see if it's just a certain type of card.

whalechan
12-10-2014, 01:35 AM
It's dell inspiron 15r se lappy, much like you I could run it so-so on xxxxx11.2 beta drivers.
i7 3612QM, 8GB ram, amd hd 7720, probably reverting back would work, but meh. At last my LoL doesn't flicker on full screen anymore and bf4 has a tad better performance now as well.
Submitted ticket to ubi and amd issue reporting form as well.

Pipooow
12-10-2014, 01:42 AM
It's dell inspiron 15r se lappy, much like you I could run it so-so on xxxxx11.2 beta drivers.
i7 3612QM, 8GB ram, amd hd 7720, probably reverting back would work, but meh. At last my LoL doesn't flicker on full screen anymore and bf4 has a tad better performance now as well.
Submitted ticket to ubi and amd issue reporting form as well.

Cool, hope they can fix it or have a solution.
Hopefully patch 4 will help a bit ;)

Thanks for replying!

Wrath2Zero
12-10-2014, 02:11 AM
A big part of the game and dev protest industry just went...silent.

We knew the game is bugged but we didn't exactly know to what point the driver played in what way impacting on the game. I'm been saying on Dark Side of Gaming site that things seem odd like my R9 280 is being held back because I was getting good frame-rate in some areas, around 40-50 at the start of the game but just dropped into the 20s at the Hotel where you meet Elise. It just see to be pointing at culling because looking at walls the frame-rate dropped into the 20s.

I don't know what AMD did but they seem to have worked together on it, it's just sad that it's an NVIDIA logo title with bad performance all round, especially on AMD hardware. AMD evolved Games are just not like that.

USAdystopia
12-10-2014, 02:44 AM
Works great for me on "AMD hardware", however, can understand how those with poor performance...feel.
Long-time PC gamers understand that the reality of gaming is not always easy. That is part of the challenge on component selection, drivers, config, workarounds and developer ability to optimize the game even if it takes awhile. Remember "RAGE"? W_D, BF4, etc.,etc. ? Had to work up a solution to get Ghosts to be able to be Crossfired even though it wasn't supported.

Wrath2Zero
12-10-2014, 03:21 AM
Works great for me on "AMD hardware", however, can understand how those with poor performance...feel.
Long-time PC gamers understand that the reality of gaming is not always easy. That is part of the challenge on component selection, drivers, config, workarounds and developer ability to optimize the game even if it takes awhile. Remember "RAGE"? W_D, BF4, etc.,etc. ? Had to work up a solution to get Ghosts to be able to be Crossfired even though it wasn't supported.

There are plenty of console games with poor performance(some would say 30fps lock is generally) but if you want a one size fits all system then go buy a console or toaster, they're both as limited and are made to do limited things, though if you want to try and cook a beef burger in your toaster like consoles try to do things that just don't work well then go right ahead. :)

RaulO4
12-10-2014, 03:25 AM
Works great for me on "AMD hardware", however, can understand how those with poor performance...feel.
Long-time PC gamers understand that the reality of gaming is not always easy. That is part of the challenge on component selection, drivers, config, workarounds and developer ability to optimize the game even if it takes awhile. Remember "RAGE"? W_D, BF4, etc.,etc. ? Had to work up a solution to get Ghosts to be able to be Crossfired even though it wasn't supported.

console are hitting 15- 25 fps in this game, So now even console player feels what ubi optimize are when it came to pc

Wrath2Zero
12-10-2014, 03:43 AM
console are hitting 15- 25 fps in this game, So now even console player feels what ubi optimize are when it came to pc

Yes because they knew the console's CPU is weak so they had to do massive work on the CPU side and offload the shader work to the GPU. It took them about 9 months of optimisation just to get the game playable on the consoles. it's actually all in their white paper about it, Red Gaming Tech covered it as well.

USAdystopia
12-10-2014, 05:58 AM
There are plenty of console games with poor performance(some would say 30fps lock is generally) but if you want a one size fits all system then go buy a console or toaster, they're both as limited and are made to do limited things, though if you want to try and cook a beef burger in your toaster like consoles try to do things that just don't work well then go right ahead. :)

I don't need to buy anything. Matter-of-fact, will be testing the next few games you acquire. Try again.

Wrath2Zero
12-10-2014, 06:23 AM
Please explain better.

cheat.cfg
12-10-2014, 08:29 AM
He's a tester at ubisoft, can't you tell from his posts all around the forums ?
His posts are always subjective.

Don't listen to this dude, he bought a FX9590...

RaulO4
12-10-2014, 09:56 AM
Yes because they knew the console's CPU is weak so they had to do massive work on the CPU side and offload the shader work to the GPU. It took them about 9 months of optimisation just to get the game playable on the consoles. it's actually all in their white paper about it, Red Gaming Tech covered it as well. if you called that playable sure,

Wrath2Zero
12-10-2014, 10:17 AM
Better than 9 FPS when they started optimisation, it's why it took so long. :)

drop_toya
12-10-2014, 11:33 AM
This driver helped a lot. On rooftops and in the streets i got 20-30 fps, now i get a far more stable 30-40 fps. Also no more dips at the cafe theatre.

CaptainKabuko
12-10-2014, 03:04 PM
if you are an amd gpu owner then you better get the new amd omega driver, since it boosts frame-rates of acu massively. My r9 280 and fx-8350 are now giving me 43fps in cite on top of the church, where before around that areas i was getting low 20s.

All 8 cores are a lot more initialised so basically 20fps increase in the same area.


http://i.imgur.com/sysqwyu.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/mkhh8y5.png

release notes http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/pages/amdcatalystomegawinreleasenotes.aspx

download: http://support.amd.com/en-us/download

information about the omega driver: http://community.amd.com/community/amd-blogs/amd-gaming/blog/2014/12/08/a-very-special-edition-driver-amd-catalyst-omega

gpu tested on and confirmed 15-20fps increase: R9 280 with the settings as follows:

Resolution: 1920x1080
graphics quality: Custom

environment quality: Ultra high
texture quality: Ultra high
shadow quality: High
ambient occlusion: Ssao
anti-aliasing quality: Fxaa
bloom: On

full spec for comparisons:

Amd fx-8350
asus m5a97 evo r2 motherboard
8gb corsair vengeance ram (1866mhz)
xfx r9 280 dd
windows 7 64bit
crucial 240gb ssd
corsair rm 550 psu
corsair a50 cpu cooler

this update is f**** awesome! Increase up to 30 fps!

dyllanepic
12-10-2014, 04:59 PM
I am not joking, at first i barely got 40fps on low with my high-end rig.
And now i can max out all the settings except AA (its on FXAA) and pushing out 50-60fps on my RadeonHD 7970 Ghz Edition.

Try out the driver for yourselfs!

WINDOWS 8.1:
http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop?os=Windows+8.1+-+64

WINDOWS 7:
http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop?os=Windows+7+-+64

dyllanepic
12-10-2014, 05:30 PM
My buddy with a R9 270x says he got some performance decrease?
Anyone with a R9 card who also got these problems?

m_vuorsalo
12-10-2014, 08:58 PM
I had a great deal of trouble running this game, seeing as my system specs aren't quite up to par, but fiddling with some of the settings, I managed to get it to a more-or-less playable framerate, with the occasional hitch. Now I just played again, after installing the Catalyst 14.12 Omega drivers, and I am FLOORED!!! It's Lisse comme les fesses d'un bébé!!
(Smooth as a baby's butt)

My rig:
Asus H7P55 Mobo
Intel Core i7 860 @ 2.80 GHz
8GB Kingston DDR3 @ 1333MHz
Club3D AMD Radeon R9 270X '14s Edition
Kingston SSDNow! 120GB

vain.hiel.
12-10-2014, 09:20 PM
why open a new thread when there's another already stating the same thing already?

Wrath2Zero
12-11-2014, 01:16 AM
According to NVIDIA users and benchmarks , no they didn't improve performance and the fact I'm getting 15-20fps more in Unity is placebo.

http://i.imgur.com/QedOd7w.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/1Ck1HLZ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/GRNI8pN.jpg

Wrath2Zero
12-11-2014, 01:17 AM
Here's some more proof.

http://i.imgur.com/QedOd7w.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/1Ck1HLZ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/GRNI8pN.jpg

My GPU it below spec yet I'm getting these frame-rates at the settings I posed at the start of the thread. Way above PS4/XB1 settings, they're 900p, 17-30fps, high settings, custom high with FXAA.

Johnny_R3b
12-11-2014, 02:31 AM
Here's some more proof.

http://i.imgur.com/QedOd7w.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/1Ck1HLZ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/GRNI8pN.jpg

My GPU it below spec yet I'm getting these frame-rates at the settings I posed at the start of the thread. Way above PS4/XB1 settings, they're 900p, 17-30fps, high settings, custom high with FXAA.

thats beautiful....if only nvidia would release something that works. i got a 770 play on 900p everything....EVERYTHING is low to nothing and i get 19-35. but i get 70 looking straight up :p

Wrath2Zero
12-11-2014, 03:36 AM
Wow that's really odd, I expected NVIDIA drivers and 2 patches for NVIDIA GPus and SLI to perform better than that.

Johnny_R3b
12-11-2014, 06:51 AM
Wow that's really odd, I expected NVIDIA drivers and 2 patches for NVIDIA GPus and SLI to perform better than that.

ikr they really screwed me. thinking about buying radeon for my next upgrade for gpu

Erfivur
12-11-2014, 03:00 PM
If Ubi get a chance they really need to add a camera mode like Mordor had.

del170919084429
12-11-2014, 03:03 PM
I have NVidia cards and I get 60 fps all the time

ecocrash
12-11-2014, 03:38 PM
So, are AMD going to develop these drivers for earlier cards such as my HD6990 which you needed to take a mortgage out to buy only a few years ago.

Erfivur
12-11-2014, 05:42 PM
Really pleased with these new drivers, my game is running many times better than it was. (And i was fairly content before tbh)


So, are AMD going to develop these drivers for earlier cards such as my HD6990 which you needed to take a mortgage out to buy only a few years ago.

Only if they're feeling generous. That card doesn't meet minimum spec I don't believe. (AMD Radeon HD 7970).
Graphics Cards sadly quickly go out of date. Yours looks to be approaching it's fourth birthday?

GardnerPL
12-11-2014, 06:09 PM
I can confirm that new AMD drivers made some difference, I'm having now pretty 30+ FPS on constant looking around fast in the crowd in front of Notre Dame. I'm running Unity on ultra serrings (except AA, which is set to MSAAx2) on Radeon 290X, Intel Xeon E3-1230v3 and 16GB RAM.

Plus new drivers finally fixed the stupid running-as-minimized game problem, which just made Unity not starting at all in fullscreen mode (had to play in HD borderless windowed mode) since it was just starting to taskbar and couldn't be maximized. Now all works fine! Thanks AMD!

Wrath2Zero
12-11-2014, 09:07 PM
I have NVidia cards and I get 60 fps all the time

You have 3 Titan Blacks which cost £800 each LOL

Wrath2Zero
12-11-2014, 09:12 PM
Another tip for you guys to minimise any stutter, Use RadeonPro to set Flip Queue Size 3 in the advanced setting. NVIDIA uses can use Max Pre-rendered Frames.

ecocrash
12-12-2014, 03:16 PM
Only if they're feeling generous. That card doesn't meet minimum spec I don't believe. (AMD Radeon HD 7970).
Graphics Cards sadly quickly go out of date. Yours looks to be approaching it's fourth birthday?


It was purchased new in late 2011, other games like Crysis 3 I get over 60 plus FPS on ultra settings, I'm not asking for the new features, just that ACU runs as well as possible, these drivers have made no difference at all. Nvidia update drivers for three year old cards.

btw, does anyone have a link to where to contact AMD specifically about drivers.

USAdystopia
12-13-2014, 06:19 AM
It was purchased new in late 2011, other games like Crysis 3 I get over 60 plus FPS on ultra settings, I'm not asking for the new features, just that ACU runs as well as possible, these drivers have made no difference at all. Nvidia update drivers for three year old cards.

btw, does anyone have a link to where to contact AMD specifically about drivers.

http://www.amdsurveys.com/se.ashx?s=5A1E27D23A3DE979

skyrev
12-13-2014, 11:12 AM
THANKS AMD



catalyst beta 14.09 [22 fps] ... omega 14.12 [44 fps]
http://t5.pixhost.org/thumbs/1921/24262527_acu-2014-11-16-20-07-13-38.jpg (http://www.pixhost.org/show/1921/24262527_acu-2014-11-16-20-07-13-38.jpg) http://t5.pixhost.org/thumbs/1922/24262897_acu-2014-12-10-21-54-53-05.jpg (http://www.pixhost.org/show/1922/24262897_acu-2014-12-10-21-54-53-05.jpg)


catalyst beta 14.09 [29 fps] ... omega 14.12 [50 fps]
http://t5.pixhost.org/thumbs/1921/24262528_acu-2014-11-16-20-05-16-57.jpg (http://www.pixhost.org/show/1921/24262528_acu-2014-11-16-20-05-16-57.jpg) http://t5.pixhost.org/thumbs/1922/24262899_acu-2014-12-10-21-50-39-15.jpg (http://www.pixhost.org/show/1922/24262899_acu-2014-12-10-21-50-39-15.jpg)


catalyst beta 14.09 [20 fps] ... omega 14.12 [45 fps]
http://t5.pixhost.org/thumbs/1921/24262529_acu-2014-11-16-19-59-41-51.jpg (http://www.pixhost.org/show/1921/24262529_acu-2014-11-16-19-59-41-51.jpg) http://t5.pixhost.org/thumbs/1922/24262900_acu-2014-12-10-21-49-09-92.jpg (http://www.pixhost.org/show/1922/24262900_acu-2014-12-10-21-49-09-92.jpg)


catalyst beta 14.09 [19 fps] ... omega 14.12 [35 fps]
http://t5.pixhost.org/thumbs/1921/24262530_acu-2014-11-16-19-56-01-56.jpg (http://www.pixhost.org/show/1921/24262530_acu-2014-11-16-19-56-01-56.jpg) http://t5.pixhost.org/thumbs/1922/24262901_acu-2014-12-10-21-48-13-93.jpg (http://www.pixhost.org/show/1922/24262901_acu-2014-12-10-21-48-13-93.jpg)


catalyst beta 14.09 [25 fps] ... omega 14.12 [44 fps]
http://t5.pixhost.org/thumbs/1921/24262531_acu-2014-11-16-19-54-52-35.jpg (http://www.pixhost.org/show/1921/24262531_acu-2014-11-16-19-54-52-35.jpg) http://t5.pixhost.org/thumbs/1922/24262902_acu-2014-12-10-21-44-44-12.jpg (http://www.pixhost.org/show/1922/24262902_acu-2014-12-10-21-44-44-12.jpg)


catalyst beta 14.09 [20 fps] ... omega 14.12 [36 fps]
http://t5.pixhost.org/thumbs/1921/24262532_acu-2014-11-16-19-53-15-48.jpg (http://www.pixhost.org/show/1921/24262532_acu-2014-11-16-19-53-15-48.jpg) http://t5.pixhost.org/thumbs/1922/24262903_acu-2014-12-10-21-43-24-36.jpg (http://www.pixhost.org/show/1922/24262903_acu-2014-12-10-21-43-24-36.jpg)

jamesawamura
12-20-2014, 09:12 AM
Just to demonstrate my own problems:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2239466/problem1.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2239466/problem2.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2239466/problem3.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2239466/problem4.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2239466/problem5.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2239466/problem6.jpg

With the update of patch 1.4 from Ubisoft problem with menu and hud still cant be fix with AMD omega driver 14.12 just tell me why and how to fix this ridiculous problem please

DomCatz
12-20-2014, 11:35 AM
3770k stock, r9 290 tri x stock, 8 gb ram. Pre Omega drivers and patch 1.04 Ultra everything except shadows(high) and AA(none) I'd get 30-45 fps but post patch and omega drivers I can get a steady 48-60. Kinda wish I waited to play this after all these patches=/.

skyrev
12-20-2014, 03:01 PM
:(

catalyst beta 14.09 [22 fps] .................. omega 14.12 [44 fps] ]........................omega + patch 1.4[39 fps]
http://t5.pixhost.org/thumbs/1921/24262527_acu-2014-11-16-20-07-13-38.jpg (http://www.pixhost.org/show/1921/24262527_acu-2014-11-16-20-07-13-38.jpg) http://t5.pixhost.org/thumbs/1922/24262897_acu-2014-12-10-21-54-53-05.jpg (http://www.pixhost.org/show/1922/24262897_acu-2014-12-10-21-54-53-05.jpg) http://t5.pixhost.org/thumbs/2015/24362232_acu-2014-12-20-14-10-39-71.jpg (http://www.pixhost.org/show/2015/24362232_acu-2014-12-20-14-10-39-71.jpg)


catalyst beta 14.09 [29 fps] ...............omega 14.12 [50 fps] .].......................... omega + patch 1.4[47 fps]
http://t5.pixhost.org/thumbs/1921/24262528_acu-2014-11-16-20-05-16-57.jpg (http://www.pixhost.org/show/1921/24262528_acu-2014-11-16-20-05-16-57.jpg) http://t5.pixhost.org/thumbs/1922/24262899_acu-2014-12-10-21-50-39-15.jpg (http://www.pixhost.org/show/1922/24262899_acu-2014-12-10-21-50-39-15.jpg) http://t5.pixhost.org/thumbs/2015/24362230_acu-2014-12-20-14-13-27-85.jpg (http://www.pixhost.org/show/2015/24362230_acu-2014-12-20-14-13-27-85.jpg)

catalyst beta 14.09 [19 fps].................. omega 14.12 [35 fps] ........................... omega + patch 1.4[32 fps]
http://t5.pixhost.org/thumbs/1921/24262530_acu-2014-11-16-19-56-01-56.jpg (http://www.pixhost.org/show/1921/24262530_acu-2014-11-16-19-56-01-56.jpg) http://t5.pixhost.org/thumbs/1922/24262901_acu-2014-12-10-21-48-13-93.jpg (http://www.pixhost.org/show/1922/24262901_acu-2014-12-10-21-48-13-93.jpg) http://t5.pixhost.org/thumbs/2015/24362233_acu-2014-12-20-14-00-51-88.jpg (http://www.pixhost.org/show/2015/24362233_acu-2014-12-20-14-00-51-88.jpg)

TheFlamePhoenix
04-12-2015, 01:06 PM
Well I was going to give up on this game. Tremendously bugged, FPS issues and the 1.4.0 patch didn't seem to improve fps much(for AMD of course) . BUT THANKS TO THE OMEGA DRIVER, I changed my decision. FPS did improve, and the buggy areas (i.e that place during the La Touche mission 'king of beggars') were giving 30+ fps which is ENOUGH considering the game's history of issues.
Crowded Areas (like that massive crowd in front of the Notre Dame and the Bastille)--> 30-38 (rarely dropping to 28)
Cafe Theatre--> 35-48 (major improvement)
Normally it gives 38-40+ fps.
On top of that I did a lot of research about the AMD gpu graphics settings for the game and concluded one should set it around...
1.Resolution-1920X1080
2.Environment Quality-Ultra High
3.Shadows-PCSS (if you have an r9 290x or better, if not then High)
4.Texture-High (this is something which causes fps to drop if turned to Ultra High, but still if you have 4GB VRAM then you could keep Ultra High though it might cause 2-3 fps drops in some minor and rare cases)
5.V synch-off
6.Bloom-On
7.Stretching-On/Off (depends, I like to keep it On)
8.AA- MSAA 2x-4x (some people say it might cause FPS drops but trust me I tried FXAA with r9 290x and MSAA 4x and saw that there is really no difference, but if you have a low end/medium end GPU then FXAA would be a wiser choice).
9.AO- HBAO+ ( though SSAO is preffered by many people, I do not see much FPS drops even though there are few cases where it drops but ONLY for a very short time span, but if you have a low/medium end gpu like 280x use SSAO)

So these are the settings I found, would be a wise choice after considering choices by other poeple, forums, AMD gaming evolved app(trust me the settings that this app would choose for you would only drop your fps to an alarming state) etc, etc.

My specs
Asus Radeon r9 290x DC2OC 4GD5
AMD FX 8350 4.0 GHz
8 GB RAM
(these are the recommended specs for ac Unity lol)

P.S but if there are any good graphics setting recommendations by you all which would improve my frame rate, please do reply me that. :)