2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 7, 2016 1:43 AM by kwerboom

    Path of Exile blurry pixilated graphics

    kwerboom

      The new AMD Crimson Drivers are giving me problems with "Path of Exile". In the past, I have changed the "Mipmap Detail Level" in AMD Catalyst Control Center to make graphics in games sharper. The new Crimson drivers don't have any such settings, so I can't make the UI look better. I'm wondering what solutions I could use to fix this? I have an XFX Radeon R9 280 Double Dissipation graphics card. Any help in this regard would be great.

       

      POE Graphics Options Menu.jpg

       

      POE UI.jpg

       

      AMD Radeon Gaming Global Settings.png

       

      AMD Radeon Gaming POE Settings.png

       

        • Re: Path of Exile blurry pixilated graphics
          amdmatt

          Enable Anisotropic Filtering to x16 and select Enhance application settings under Anti-aliasing mode  and then enable Morphological Filtering.

            • Re: Path of Exile blurry pixilated graphics
              kwerboom

              @amdmatt:

               

               

              TL;DR

              I fixed the problem by uninstalling the Crimson Driver, installing Catalyst 15.11.1 Beta, during uninstall of Catalyst 15.11.1 Beta selecting 'Uninstall All Previous Versions' of Catalyst, and reinstalling Crimson Driver.

               

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              I tested out "Enable Anisotropic Filtering to x16 and select Enhance application settings under Anti-aliasing mode  and then enable Morphological Filtering" and found nothing changed. I really wanted to prove that Catalyst was better, so I searched the AMD website and found the last version of Catalyst for Windows 10 called Catalyst 15.11.1 Beta (http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/latest-catalyst-windows-beta.aspx). I downloaded it and then removed the Crimson Driver on my system.

               

              201602020300 Crimson uninstall.png

               

              Next, I installed the Catalyst Driver.

               

              201602020308 Catalyst installed.png

              Third, I opened up the "3D Application Settings" to show that I had made no changes.

              201602020309 Catalyst 3D Application Settings.png

              In my first build with the HD 4870, I had to create profiles and make changes in this area to get games to work. I figured that I would first test with no specific profiles for application settings changes. Then come back and create those profiles. To my surprise, the "Path of Exile" worked correctly on the first try.
                201602020313 Catalyst POE Option Menu.jpg

              201602020314 Catalyst POE Login Screen.jpg

              201602020315 Catalyst POE UI.jpg

              Being as the game worked correctly without any profiles created, I figured that I would uninstall Catalyst 15.11.1 Beta and reinstall Crimson 15.12. When I went to uninstall Catalyst, it offered me three options: Uninstall Current Version, Uninstall All Previous Versions, Cancel. I selected 'Uninstall All Previous Versions' just to be safe and restarted my system. I then installed Crimson 15.12 and restarted my system again. I figured that "Path of Exile" would be broken again, but to my surprise, it worked.

              201602020419 Crimson 15_12 Radeon Overview.png

              201602020459 Crimson 15_12 POE Option Menu.jpg

              201602020500 Crimson 15_12 POE Login Screen.jpg

              201602020501 Crimson 15_12 POE UI.jpg

              I then upgraded to Crimson 16.1 and got the same results.
              201602021340 Crimson 16_1 Radeon Overview.png

              201602021350 Crimson 16_1 POE Option Menu.jpg

              201602020501 Crimson 15_12 POE UI.jpg

              I upgraded again to Crimson 16.1.1 and got the same results.
              201602021428 Crimson 16_1_1 Radeon Overview.png

              201602021438 Crimson 16_1_1 POE Option Menu.jpg

              201602021439 Crimson 16_1_1 POE Login Screen.jpg201602021440 Crimson 16_1_1 POE UI.jpg

              So as you can see, the problem is fixed. I don't know why uninstalling the Crimson Driver, installing Catalyst 15.11.1 Beta, during uninstall of Catalyst 15.11.1 Beta selecting 'Uninstall All Previous Versions' of Catalyst, and reinstalling Crimson Driver 15.12 worked the way it did. That said it did. Problem solved.