18 Replies Latest reply on May 22, 2015 3:15 PM by kingfish

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

    kingfish

      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.

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        • AMD CAP's
          backFireX64

          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.

            • AMD CAP's
              backFireX64

              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.

                • AMD CAP's
                  kingfish

                  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.

                    • AMD CAP's
                      backFireX64

                      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.

                        • AMD CAP's
                          kingfish

                          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.

                            • AMD CAP's
                              backFireX64

                              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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                              Thanks.

                              Submitted the survey myself.

                               

                                • AMD CAP's
                                  kingfish

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

                                    • AMD CAP's
                                      kingfish

                                      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.

                        • AMD CAP's
                          black_zion
                          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.
                            • AMD CAP's
                              backFireX64

                              It must have something to do with the bunch of crossfirex problems people are having these days .........

                              A change in direction or policy perhaps ?

                                • AMD CAP's
                                  kingfish

                                  I searched with google for the latest CAP's download. The sites all had a link to download the 13.5 CAP. The link was to AMD...and was Raptr. So I guess the mystery of why no seperate CAP downloads is solved. Raptr will keep you up to date with the newest profiles. Hooray.

                              • AMD CAP's ...Where are they??
                                black_zion
                                Do like me, wait a year or more after a new game is released to buy it.
                                • AMD CAP's ...Where are they??
                                  black_zion
                                  Should be a law against that.
                                  • AMD CAP's ...Where are they??
                                    black_zion
                                    It would be nice if one of the @AMD guys would chime on on this subject.
                                      • AMD CAP's ...Where are they??
                                        kingfish

                                        Originally posted by: black_zion  It would be nice if one of the @AMD guys would chime on on this subject.</end quote></div></p>

                                        Yes it would be. My response from the support guys is dated June of 2014 so it has been reported. I have no idea how many people responded to the suggestion from them to fill out the report form. The squeaking wheel gets the grease.

                                      • AMD CAP's ...Where are they??
                                        black_zion
                                        It just seems insane to me that AMD would, in essence, handicap the performance of their video cards for people who choose not to use 3rd party crapware. It would also be nice if TomsHardware or another reputable site would do benchmarks with the 295X2 and 280X with and without Raptr and the CAPs to see what, if any, difference there is, and if it is statistically significant, shame the hell out of AMD so they revoke this practice. Remember it took them to get both AMD and nVidia to start paying attention to frame rate fluidity rather than just the frame rate itself.
                                          • AMD CAP's ...Where are they??
                                            kingfish

                                            Asander had his own website for awhile and he was the first I knew of who questioned it. Our own Thanny was a participant in the discussion and a tool to see the actual effects. The website is abandoned and I can't find the tool...maybe someone else has it?

                                          • Re: AMD CAP's ...Where are they??
                                            kingfish

                                            Yes....not everybody wants to install raptr to get updates and optimizations.