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kingfish
MVP

AMD CAP's ...Where are they??

Ever since AMD started including the CAP profiles with the driver suites, there is nowhere to download the new CAP's unless you install the driver suite. And if you uninstall the driver suite, you lose the CAP. It's pretty evident that the newer drivers are not working well for everybody..for whatever reason. It has been said over and over...unless the new driver suite fixes a issue you are experiencing ...there is no reason to 'update' it. If it ain't broke don't fix it. Well..how are you to get the new CAP's ? Where is the download? In the past there was a seperate download for the CAP...which would be available to everybody, without having to install a new driver suite.


Latest AMD Catalysttm Beta Drivers for the AMD APU Series, AMD Radeon HD 7000, HD 6000, HD 5000 Series


AMD Catalysttm 14.6 Beta for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 32/64-bit


AMD Catalysttm 14.6 Beta for Linux 32/64-bit


NOTE: AMD CrossFiretm users do not need to install a CAP for this release.Hotfixes

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backFireX64
Forerunner

AMD CAP's

Yes, i agree 100%.


We used to get 2-3 app profiles in a single month.


I would settle for one a month.


There should also be different drivers for older and newer generations or different gpu architectures.


That way, an HD5000 or HD6000 series user, for example, would get less frequent driver suite updates but more optimized, but could still catch up to today's performance by updating just an app profile.


 


This should motivate as many users as it can to raise questions and maybe contact AMD Customer Care


 


Very good topic stumped.


Keep it up man, and spread the word.

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backFireX64
Forerunner

AMD CAP's

Can a poll be implemented on this topic, to see what others think about ?


Just a thought.


 


 


Catalyst Application Profiles concerns single gpu users as well, because optimizations can be found for both CrossfireX and single gpus.

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kingfish
MVP

AMD CAP's

To: TECH.SUPPORT@CRMPRD.AMD.COM
Subject: CAPs
CAPs Since AMD started bundling the CAP profiles in the new drivers, the people who don't need/want the newer drivers have no way to get the newest CAP profiles. Before, there was a separate download for the CAPs....it would be nice to have them available again.

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backFireX64
Forerunner

AMD CAP's

Originally posted by: stumped To: TECH.SUPPORT@CRMPRD.AMD.COM Subject: CAPs CAPs Since AMD started bundling the CAP profiles in the new drivers, the people who don't need/want the newer drivers have no way to get the newest CAP profiles. Before, there was a separate download for the CAPs....it would be nice to have them available again.</p>

 


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Oh, that's even better !!!


Sending right away....


 


Thanks.

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kingfish
MVP

AMD CAP's

This is the response from AMD customer support. Everybody should send in a report using the 'issue report' form then maybe we can get the CAP's back in a seperate download. It only takes a minute...I just filled in the minimum required to send the thing and explained my issue in "more information' box on the form.


 


our service request : SR #{ticketno:[8200594375]} has been reviewed and updated.


Response and Service Request History:


I recommend you to use the Error Reporting form at http://www.amdsurveys.com/se.ashx?s=5A1E27D25AD12B73 , this will generate the necessary information for the driver team to investigate, and ultimately resolve. More details you provide and more people have the need, the seperate Cap will be more likely to be available again.

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backFireX64
Forerunner

AMD CAP's

Originally posted by: stumped This is the response from AMD customer support. Everybody should send in a report using the 'issue report' form then maybe we can get the CAP's back in a seperate download. It only takes a minute...I just filled in the minimum required to send the thing and explained my issue in "more information' box on the form.</p>

 


 

 


our service request : SR #{ticketno:[8200594375]} has been reviewed and updated.


 


Response and Service Request History:


 


I recommend you to use the Error Reporting form at </u>http://www.amdsurveys.com/se.ashx?s=5A1E27D25AD12B73</u></u> </u></u>, this will generate the necessary information for the driver team to investigate, and ultimately resolve. More details you provide and more people have the need, the seperate Cap will be more likely to be available again.</u>

 


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</end quote></div>


 


Thanks.


Submitted the survey myself.


 

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kingfish
MVP

AMD CAP's

I hope everyone who reads this post will take the time to send in the report. Everyone benefits.

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kingfish
MVP

AMD CAP's

Some people think that the CAP profiles are for crossfire only..or for desktop drivers only. This is not so...there are profiles that include optimizations for single cards, Mobility graphics, as well as crossfire. If everyone who reads this would just take a minute or two to send in the issue report, we can get back to having a separate download for the CAP's without having to use a 'new' driver suite. Use the 'other details box' to ask them to make these available again.


 http://www.amdsurveys.com/se.ashx?s=5A1E27D25AD12B25


As a example, the new optimizations listed in the new beta driver are unavailable to you unless you use the new beta driver.

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AMD CAP's

I really do wonder why they pulled them as a separate download, especially because they made such a huge deal out of them being separate downloads so they wouldn't have to release a new driver suite for every little update. Though it would be nice if AMD had an actual working, secure update function which would retrieve only the updates specific to your system.
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