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Message 1510550 - Posted: 1 May 2014, 1:22:31 UTC

So they finally decided to release a new Catalyst in 2014. Have you braved 14.4 yet or are you going to hold onto 13.12 a bit longer?
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Message 1510560 - Posted: 1 May 2014, 1:45:42 UTC - in response to Message 1510550.  

So they finally decided to release a new Catalyst in 2014. Have you braved 14.4 yet or are you going to hold onto 13.12 a bit longer?

I'm using it. I benched one AP wu with AP6_win_x86_SSE2_OpenCL_ATI_r2083.exe and it came in about 7% faster than 14.2 beta on my little 6670. I don't consider that enough data to say it's faster. It has processed a few dozen wu's without throwing any errors.
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Message 1510605 - Posted: 1 May 2014, 5:07:33 UTC

No problems here...zipping right along : )
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Message 1510728 - Posted: 1 May 2014, 13:20:15 UTC

Running for a few days on 2 of 3 systems, no issues noticed yet.

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Message 1510738 - Posted: 1 May 2014, 13:42:25 UTC - in response to Message 1510728.  

Running for a few days on 2 of 3 systems, no issues noticed yet.

-Dave

Hmmm, looks like you have a typo in your override settings;
WARNING: incorrect FFA thread block override value:819, using defaults
WARNING: incorrect FFA thread fetch block override value:4096, using defaults

It should be;
FFA thread block override value:8192
FFA thread fetchblock override value:4096

Since the FFA thread fetch block is based on the incorrect FFA thread block, they are both listed as incorrect. I just updated my 7750 to 14.4, it had been running about an hour for a single unblanked task. Let's see how it does...
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Message 1510761 - Posted: 1 May 2014, 15:13:26 UTC - in response to Message 1510738.  
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Thanks, just fixed it....

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[Edit] BTW, that computer is still using Cat 13.12...
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Message 1511211 - Posted: 2 May 2014, 10:45:34 UTC

no issues as yet here .. running 14.4 on mach 9586 for about 6 days and mach 0084 for 2 days now
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Message 1511897 - Posted: 3 May 2014, 19:40:18 UTC
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14.4 all good with two HD6950's and a dual core Opteron!

Hey! It's my 15th anniversary in two weeks! Yaaay!

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Message 1512152 - Posted: 4 May 2014, 9:21:34 UTC

„AMD has received feedback that some users are unable to install the Catalyst 14.4 driver on some motherboards with AMD chipsets. We have investigated the issue and have determined that it was caused by the AHCI driver component that was included with the driver package.

We have therefore removed the AHCI driver component from the driver package and will be providing it as a separate download.

If you were affected by this issue, we recommend you download and install this updated version of the driver.”


Anyone affected here ?


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Message 1512164 - Posted: 4 May 2014, 11:50:32 UTC - in response to Message 1512152.  
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I downloaded it on the 27th of April and always use the Installer provided, no hiccups here. I wonder if the problem pertained to a particular OS?
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Message 1512177 - Posted: 4 May 2014, 15:00:28 UTC - in response to Message 1512152.  

„AMD has received feedback that some users are unable to install the Catalyst 14.4 driver on some motherboards with AMD chipsets. We have investigated the issue and have determined that it was caused by the AHCI driver component that was included with the driver package.

We have therefore removed the AHCI driver component from the driver package and will be providing it as a separate download.

If you were affected by this issue, we recommend you download and install this updated version of the driver.”


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Hopefully when they will list the effected chipsets.
More importantly... Why would they be stuffing SATA drivers in with my video driver!
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Message 1512224 - Posted: 4 May 2014, 17:35:34 UTC

Good question HAL.

All i found out today spending all afternoon with this driver is that its crap again.
First my 7970 downclocked after driver install then its much slower than 13.12.

WU : PG0009_v7.wu
MB7_win_x86_SSE_OpenCL_ATi_HD5_r2033.exe -period_iterations_num 15 -sbs 256 :
Elapsed 71.672 secs
CPU 31.528 secs
MB7_win_x86_SSE_OpenCL_ATi_HD5_r2170.exe -period_iterations_num 15 -sbs 256 :
Elapsed 96.616 secs, speedup: -34.80% ratio: 0.74x
CPU 31.403 secs, speedup: 0.40% ratio: 1.00x

WU : PG0395_v7.wu
MB7_win_x86_SSE_OpenCL_ATi_HD5_r2033.exe -period_iterations_num 15 -sbs 256 :
Elapsed 52.564 secs
CPU 28.486 secs
MB7_win_x86_SSE_OpenCL_ATi_HD5_r2170.exe -period_iterations_num 15 -sbs 256 :
Elapsed 67.434 secs, speedup: -28.29% ratio: 0.78x
CPU 29.578 secs, speedup: -3.83% ratio: 0.96x

WU : PG0444_v7.wu
MB7_win_x86_SSE_OpenCL_ATi_HD5_r2033.exe -period_iterations_num 15 -sbs 256 :
Elapsed 51.970 secs
CPU 28.611 secs
MB7_win_x86_SSE_OpenCL_ATi_HD5_r2170.exe -period_iterations_num 15 -sbs 256 :
Elapsed 67.194 secs, speedup: -29.29% ratio: 0.77x
CPU 30.093 secs, speedup: -5.18% ratio: 0.95x

WU : PG1327_v7.wu
MB7_win_x86_SSE_OpenCL_ATi_HD5_r2033.exe -period_iterations_num 15 -sbs 256 :
Elapsed 57.805 secs
CPU 23.728 secs
MB7_win_x86_SSE_OpenCL_ATi_HD5_r2170.exe -period_iterations_num 15 -sbs 256 :
Elapsed 72.333 secs, speedup: -25.13% ratio: 0.80x
CPU 24.789 secs, speedup: -4.47% ratio: 0.96x

After unistall using the uninstall utility an reinstall of 13.12 Cat 14.4 is still shown.
I had to delete a few files manually again to get 13.12 working again.


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Message 1512513 - Posted: 5 May 2014, 16:37:03 UTC

Just checked my times over at Einstein and the systems with 14.4 are not doing as well as they were, reverted to 13.12 on the 2 systems I had 14.4 on...

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Message 1512867 - Posted: 6 May 2014, 14:37:57 UTC

http://www.techpowerup.com/200535/amd-pulls-catalyst-14-4-whql-reposts-it-with-a-cautionary-note.html
"AMD rebuilt the suite without the affected driver when it re-posted the suite later on Monday."
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Message 1513095 - Posted: 7 May 2014, 6:13:52 UTC

I'm noticing a large proportion of blanking in the AP tasks I've been receiving recently - could these be skewing people's expectations? I haven't done a thorough analysis, but I haven't noticed anything drastically bad with 14.4. My zero-blanked AP tasks are finishing faster... but that could just be due to being paired with a high-blanked task that has less demand on the GPU.
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Message 1513111 - Posted: 7 May 2014, 7:04:28 UTC - in response to Message 1513095.  

I'm noticing a large proportion of blanking in the AP tasks I've been receiving recently - could these be skewing people's expectations? I haven't done a thorough analysis, but I haven't noticed anything drastically bad with 14.4. My zero-blanked AP tasks are finishing faster... but that could just be due to being paired with a high-blanked task that has less demand on the GPU.


You are right here.
Evenso running multiple tasks i guess you wont notice that much with AP`s


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Message 1513188 - Posted: 7 May 2014, 13:46:32 UTC

I'm not noticing any speed difference on my Windows 8.1 machine running AstroPulses, however.... I'm now having the Displays refusing to wake up. It's happened twice now since changing to 14.4 whereas it never did that with 13.12. The only thing I can do is hold the Power button down to shut it down. Not Good.
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Message 1513217 - Posted: 7 May 2014, 16:25:51 UTC - in response to Message 1513188.  

Catalyst 14.4 Displays won't wake
About 1,340,000 results (0.58 seconds)...

Crap...
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Message 1513223 - Posted: 7 May 2014, 16:31:50 UTC - in response to Message 1513188.  

I'm not noticing any speed difference on my Windows 8.1 machine running AstroPulses, however.... I'm now having the Displays refusing to wake up. It's happened twice now since changing to 14.4 whereas it never did that with 13.12. The only thing I can do is hold the Power button down to shut it down. Not Good.

Usually (though subject to Windows configuration) a quick tap on the power button starts an orderly shut down - you can start again normally once all the lights are out.

Press and hold causes a crash shutdown, without saving open files - sometimes necessary if a machine has stopped responding to all user input, but to be avoided if at all possible.
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Message 1513239 - Posted: 7 May 2014, 17:03:12 UTC - in response to Message 1513223.  
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Mine is set to shutdown on tapping the Power button, it's the first thing I tried. Unfortunately that Doesn't Work in this case...twice. The first time it happened pressing the Power button generated HDD activity but NO shutdown. This morning pressing the Power button didn't even generate HDD activity. Both Monitors were blank. As others have said, pounding on the Keyboard and abusing the rat had no effect. If you look at the Results page, All tasks for computer 6796475, it would appear the system went dead for a few hours as no tasks were completed after 7:53:56 UTC.

I just received another 7750 to add to that host. I'll give it one last chance with Two 7750s before I go back to 13.12.
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