Unfortunately the only thing the 16.3 Hotfix did was to let us know that AMD knows about the issue. My question was if it would take 1+ month to fix the issue or if we could expect a hotfix maybe within a week. As I said the game is unplayable with crossfire, and with 1 card you can't really enjoy everything this gorgeous game has to offer when it comes to visuals.
We are aware of the issue and are going to work with the developer to resolve.
Please see benchmark data at https://community.amd.com/docs/DOC-1494#start=125
I continue to investigate the flicker issue and look at the Game FPS in single card versus crossfire performance, but will be finished shortly.
"The Division" contains a built in benchmark, and, from what I have seen, the benchmark is a reasonably good representation of what I see "In Game"
It does not take that long to run the benchmarks and summarise the results in a Table format.
If you wish to add your own benchmark data in the same format I will upload the Powerpoint / Openoffice templates for you, after they have been run through Antivirus checking.
Hopefully anyone seeing issues can set up their System, check it is 'clean' on latest Windows Update and DirectX 11 patches and summarize what performance they see in a Table format.
Perhaps by providing 'hard data' on multiple systems it might help expedite a fix in some way.
Please do not post any videos on line showing flicker issue as you might end up making someone unintentionally ill.
Having said that, there are around 10 videos on YouTube already, highlighting the performance of AMD Crossfire on "The Division".
Thanks for your input but the scaling of the second card or the performance was never an issue, neither did I mention that it was.... It is the flickering that I wanted a fix to, and 1,5 month later people are saying that it has been partially fixed (been reading on reddit that some flickering can still occur in certain situations). In any case I lost interest in the Division some time ago and have shelved it for now. But in the future I hope that the driverteams at AMD prioritize day 1 support for crossfire in AAA titles. Because from my pint of view waiting 2-3 months to even be able to use crossfire in a game is completely unacceptable.
just add the game.exe to the game profiles and put Crossfire mode to inactivated atleast worked for me
Radeon Crimson Software 16.3.2
RE: What you have to do to run the game without crossfire is pressing alt+enter so you go to windowed fullscreen mode (or disabling the second card via the windows device manager, but that is a bit harsh )
I just noticed you use Radeon Additional Settings Crossfire Enabled and run in windowed fullscreen mode.
If the behaviour you see is anything like I have seen, then you will not be getting best FPS performance doing that from your Primary GPU.
Please try the following.
Go into Radeon Additional Settings and disable crossfire.
Then run "The Division" in Windowed Fullscreen mode.
Note the difference in FPS.
I never mentioned that performance was any kind of an issue for me. Crossfire is scaling and performance is great with 2 cards. The flickering though made the game unplayable.
Flickering is fixed in Crossfire and I see positive scaling of +42% on Ultra settings at 1080p using AMD Crimson Version 16.8.3. on my System.
I get an Average of 56-60 FPS on The Division Benchmark now at Ultra Settings with SMAA Ultra.
My System is:
GPU1: (Primary): Sapphire HD 7970 OC 6GB Vapor-X.
GPU2 (Secondary): Sapphire R9 280X OC 3GB Tri-X.