7 Replies Latest reply on Jul 14, 2012 9:14 AM by digitalfubar

    7970m are they flawed or is it driver support?

    digitalfubar

      Ok Please do not direct me me to any other help forum and what not..

      Id like my answer here...

       

      Ok the recent release of the 7970m has seen nothing but error after error and complaint after complaint..

      99% of user report that the 7970m is ether flawed or the drivers are bad..

       

      I own a 7970m xfire note book and i can say that there is some thing really wrong with ether the card or the drivers..

       

      are there any devs here that work with amd drivers and can you tell me what is going on with the cards or the drivers?

       

      thank you and if any one can help me out with this that would be great..

        • Re: 7970m are they flawed or is it driver support?

          Hello,

          I completely understand your frustration with all of the AMD forums. It's really hard to keep them straight. (Please know we are working on improving the different forums and making it easier to know what to post where.)

           

          Please know that this is the software developers forum. The kinds of questions that are typically asked and answered here are code optimization and tool questions.

           

          The best places to get answers for your Catalyst questions are those 3 standard places that as you point out that I always refer Catalyst questions to.

           

          Cheers!

          Kristen

          • Re: 7970m are they flawed or is it driver support?
            yurtesen

            digitalfubar wrote:

             

            i can say that there is some thing really wrong with ether the card or the drivers..

             

            Can you say what is wrong exactly?

            • Re: 7970m are they flawed or is it driver support?
              digitalfubar

              well every thing.. xfire is completely broken and when you call support they pawn it off onto the manufacturer of your comp wich for me is dell.. but this is a universal problem between all company's and makes of laptops that run these cards at the moment..

               

              the reason i asked here was in the hopes of getting a person or persons that work for amd making these drivers might respond..

               

              im finding that for these new cards that the 69xxm drivers were used and modified..  and not a completely new driver made even tho the hardware is different in every way.. and the way its addressed and address systems and programs..

               

              the cards do not hold 3D voltage and rarely does the 3D full screen voltage kick in.. and when it does it errors out almost immediately..

              now ive been looking for the tools to be able to decompile and pack my own drivers so i could paly with these and see if i can some what figure out further whats going on..

              so if any one can point me in the right direction that would be great.. also is there a program that will test the driver and the card compatibility? a diagnostics of sorts for amd gpus?