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Offline leeor_net

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AMD Drivers SUCK
« on: July 17, 2016, 09:03:42 PM »
I'm sure those developers out there who have worked with GPU's at all have already discovered this... but I'll say it again for good measure.

ATI/AMD drivers SUCK. Like the big fat fucking D.

Current version of OutpostHD that I'm working on (equivalent of v0.6.5) runs fine windowed and fullscreen on many different machines. Runs fine on this laptop with an AMD GPU in it in windowed mode. Crashes the driver once you exit full screen mode.

I really hate AMD drivers... and the Radeon series of GPU's in general.

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Re: AMD Drivers SUCK
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2016, 05:21:46 PM »
Does the utilization of Vulkan improve anything, or does Vulkan only support newer machines?
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Re: AMD Drivers SUCK
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2016, 10:45:54 PM »
Have no idea what Vulkan is... time for a google search...

And.... I have no idea. I'm using the OpenGL API, not Vulkan, so I wouldn't know.

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Re: AMD Drivers SUCK
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2016, 11:39:55 AM »
Well, AMD's drivers are built on the foundation created by Vulkan, so they work far better when using Vulkan over DirectX or OpenGL. That's why I suggested it.
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Re: AMD Drivers SUCK
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2016, 07:54:39 PM »
Fair enough... though you'd think they'd want to build device drivers that are compatible with only the two most widely used standards in the industry. Granted Vulkan looks like a great step forward... to the point where it might make sense to add a Vulkan renderer to NAS2D, but that's a future project.

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Re: AMD Drivers SUCK
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2016, 01:23:15 PM »
Okay, so small update.

OLD ATI/AMD drivers SUCK. I've been testing OutpostHD in fullscreen mode and every other available mode up to 1080p on much newer hardware and have had no trouble at all with it. Seems to just be a problem with my ancient laptop's drivers (Radeon HD 3000 series).
« Last Edit: July 29, 2016, 02:20:32 PM by leeor_net »