Hi does the game stop at the load up where the health warning is as I get that a lot and what is your specs as mine are as follows.
500GB SSD + 1TB hard drive
R9 280X MSI Gaming
Motherboard is brand new as old one died and its GA-970-GAMING G1 series from gigabyte
600 Watts Power supple
Try increasing your power limit setting.. also check your fan speeds... The new driver magically turns your fans down to 30% which makes your card run much hotter than it use to.. It also decreases the power of your card to the point it can crash.. So go into gaming/global settings/global overdrive and increase your power limit to about 20% and see if that helps, then increase your fan speed to about 80-85%.. If it helps you can increase your power limit to the max and it will make your card perform as its should...
The power limit setting is a power efficiency setting implemented by amd and it seems to be causing a bunch of cards to crash and the lower fan speed settings (also having to do with power efficiency) tend to cause gpu's to run extremely hot.
Game crashes after few mins of playing everytime. There are hundreds of posts about it all over Reddit and on Ubisoft own forums.
I mean all you have to do is GOOGLE IT !
I'm sure it will become very apparent on how many people are having this problem.
Now I am not saying that It is the AMD Drivers , after all I can PLAY Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6 Siege with no Issues , but there is something going on with The Division and AMD gpu's because there are way to many reporting they can not play the game . Forget Crossfire , that is a whole other mess.
I'd be glad to play this game with 1 GPU , never mind playing it with Crossfire enabled.
I love you AMD but dam ,sorry to say it but you are sure making it hard to be a loyal customer.
Asus Crossfire IV Formula
AMD FX-8320 CPU
Corsair 16GB Rampage 1600 PC3
On board HD Audio
AMD R9 290 x 2
Samsung SSD 250GB x 2
WD 1 TB Hd
Antec 1100 watt PSU
WIN 7 PRO 64
I am not sure if you are still having problems with "The Division" Crashing?
Try the latest 16.8.3 driver.
Also if running Crossfire try turning off Frame Rate Target Control and Frame Pacing. If I turn these on on any Crossfire Game, I get a crash / lock up.
Hope this helps.
is the division a good game? Have they expanded it any from what it was at release?
(1) RE: Is it a good game?
Technically in terms of the Graphics Quality, yes I definitely think so. I work on high quality graphics but I generally only do 'casual gaming'.
I completed various different "The Division" missions during Crossfire Performance testing. I guess the game grew on me. I personally do like the game, however that is my subjective opinion, and like I said, I am more of a casual gamer. If you are thinking of buying it then I suggest you look into reviews on line/ ask a friend to let you try running it on your PC setup to see how your system performs.
I looked at the game initially to investigate Crossfire flickering and graphics performance issue. I was able to change my PC CPU and GPU and "The Division" settings to "get rid of" flicker issue in Crossfire with the original release, but at cost of Frame Rate. I found it better to run in Single GPU until flicker issue got fixed by AMD in their Driver. Then the Crossfire Flicker issue was fixed by AMD after about 5 weeks from release date but I was seeing negative scaling in Crossfire on my particular system. I still got best performance by running the game with Crossfire switched off and running in Windowed full screen. Then finally the negative Crossfire Scaling issue was fixed on my system with the 16.8.1 driver. I now see a scaling factor of 1.42 and I can run the game on Ultra settings usually with around 60 FPS at 1080p. I would like to see the Crossfire scaling factor improved further but I think AMD have clearly worked with Ubisoft to provide Crossfire Support on this title now.
Getting the game to run well on my system in Crossfire did take some time. I have been able to run on non Crossfire mode fine since the initial release, but much prefer running it on Ultra at around 60 FPS in Crossfire now.
The game is still very CPU intensive in some areas. Generally I turn off all other programs / start up items before running "The Division" on Ultra at 1080p in Crossfire. If I run around and there is lots of action (many enemies etc firing at me) the CPU use gets around 90-100% at times in some areas. This can cause some Frame Rate drop. If the CPU Utilization does hit 100% then I get stutter / halting. I do not believe this high CPU use is an AMD Graphics / GPU Driver problem specifically. I have found the AMD Gaming Evolved (Raptr) App has automatically optimised the game settings to Quality and guarantee > 60FPS at 1080p in these regions of the game.I have found that Plays.TV can be used to record "The Division" but running Plays.TV recording uses some CPU resource and causes frame rate drop. If you wish to record "The Division" gameplay then I recommend you use an external capture card to a second PC/laptop.
(2). Have they expanded it any from what it was at release?
Yes. here are the list of expansions.
(3). Finally some System Information and hints/setup advice for anyone reading this thread, and interested to run "The Division".
My System is:
OS: Windows 8.1 64bit.
GPU1: (Primary in PCIe_X16 Slot 1) Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 OC 6GB Vapor-X.
GPU2: (Secondary in PCIe_X16 Slot 2)Sapphire Radeon R9 280X OC 3GB Tri-X.
Primary Hard drive is a Crucial 960MB Hard drive, which Steam OS and Steam is installed on.
Game Testing Libraries (Including "The Division"). Installed on a pair of slow Samsung 2TB slim PS4 Compatible drives configured in Raid 0 run from a RocketRaid 620 Card.
Motherboard Asus Z87 Deluxe Dual.
The following settings are important for running "The Division" with high FPS in Crossfire on this motherboard.
All PCIe_x16 Slots set to run at Gen3 speed in the BIOS.
Motherboard Thunderbolt feature is disabled.
Note I have a 3rd Gen Samsung 961 PCIe NVMe SSD occupying the third slot in (PCIe_X16 Slot 3) on my motherboard. This is not my primary drive.
I set the drive offline when running "The Division" benchmarks. I have done nothing special to use the Samsung 961 PCIe NVMe SSD to improve the GPU performance for these results.
My cards are both Tahiti Chipset so do crossfire o.k, but since they are of a different generation, they are not on the Crossfire Compatibility Chart.
Therefore my results may not be 'typical'.
I run "The Division" at 1920x1080p resolution unless otherwise stated.
I get "The Division" Benchmark result 60 FPS run at Ultra Global Setting with Vsync Disabled when running in Crossfire Mode with the latest AMD (16.9.1) Driver.
I generally run "The Division" at ULTRA global setting, Vsync off, Frame Rate Limit 60 and SMAA 1x ULTRA AA in Crossfire Mode with the latest AMD (16.9.1) Driver. I always disable Frame Pacing and Frame Rate Target Control in AMD Crimson Radeon Settings to avoid halting / freezing. I set the Crossfire Profile to TheDivision.exe. I recommend run the game with no overclock applied to CPU and GPU initially, then if you wish, try overclocking your system from there if you really feel you need it.
Hope this helps.