I have the HD 7970M running with the latest AMD Catalyst™ 12.7 Beta Driver (also tried the stable ones from Clevo and the 12.6 WHQL), but unfortunately the graphic switching still causes many issues with some games, for example:
Dirt 3, Crysis Warhead, Dirt Showdown, Battlefield 3, and many more...
I understand that the technology is still new and that the drivers must come from the manufacturer (on my case Clevo), but the hardware you made is amazing so please consider on adding the following suggestions to the software:
1- Add a global option to the OS solely take advantage of the integrated or dedicated graphics unit, for example on Battery, the global option could be the integrated GPU but when plugged in, it could be dedicated GPU (on my case HD 7970M) or Automatic which is managed by the list of decisions made by the user (see the 2nd suggestion). If you choose the dedicated graphics card as standard, all games would be directly related to the AMD GPU start, this could save the standard user lots of issues and questions.
2- List of all the applications where the decisions between "Power Saver" or "High Performance" were made, not only the most recent applications... it's confusing and time consuming.
3-Allow the user, when launching an application, to easily right-click and choose the desired graphic card or a similar feature. This will reduce frustration, be less time consuming and much better than the popup that appears.
4-Improve the GPU % usage on more demanding games, like Dirt 3, Battlefield 3 and Crysis.
I'm not asking to deliver all this suggestions at once, because it takes time to develop a good software but right now lots of consumers are running away from AMD because of lack of "software support".
Best Regards to all,
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