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Crimson stutter issue R9 270X

Question asked by dracholy on May 10, 2016
Latest reply on May 11, 2016 by amdmatt

Hey people!





    AMD Graphics Card

        Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X

    Desktop or Laptop System


    Operating System

        Windows 7 64bit SP1

    Driver version installed

        Crimson Edition 16.5.1 Hotfix (I think I had this installed, now I have AMD Catalyst 15.11.1 beta 64bit)

    Display Devices

        Dell U2312HM DVI 1920x1080 60Hz


        Asus M5A97 R2.0


        AMD FX 6300

    Power Supply Unit  Make, Model & Wattage

        Gigabyte Superb E620


        Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB





Poor performance in games and other 3D software.

About 2 weeks after the new and amazing Crimson thingy came out I removed all components of Catalyst from PC, restarted PC then downloaded and installed Crimson. Whenever I tried to open its settings, it crashed. Restarted PC several times, the issue remained. I removed it and installed Catalyst which worked like a charm. I was like "Well okay nvm stuff is new they're probably gonna fix it later".

About a week ago, I had to reinstall my OS and I though why not give my good friend Crimson another chance. So I downloaded and installed it and the settings opened that time actually! Fancy new UI and all that. I started up Blade & Soul (it's an about 4 years old MMORPG) because I was curious about the 20% performance increase and also because I wanted to play. Everything looked cool at first, but after entering my first 6 man dungeon that day as soon as the fight started my fps dropped to 4-5 and the screen also randomly froze for seconds making the game unplayable. I thought there's something running in the background causing this drastic fps drop so I didn't really care about it. The next day I started the game up again after a PC restart and I experienced the same issue. When I had Catalyst the fps did not drop under 25 with the same graphics settings even in intense battles.

Later I started tinkering with Unreal 4 Editor liek I did before a few times, and in a small, totally plain map with one low poly character I had a little stutter at times. I thought maybe Crimson doesn't like Unreal games. I ran catzilla (giant cats ftw!) to check if there's a performance difference between the two drivers. With Catalyst installed I got 10273 points in the 720p test but when I ran the same exact test using Crimson I got 6865 points. Crimson sh*t itself at the part when the two cats fired lazers at each other. It kinda explains what happens in BnS, since fps seemed to drop mostly when there were many particle effects displayed at once.

The last Catalyst works fine now so it's not a big deal, but later I might wanna play newer games and those might require up to date VGA drivers. Any help would be appreciated! (:


PS.: I forgot to mention I did not change anything in the driver settings after installing them, so everything was on default. I experimented with Crimson settings (by that I mean I turned everything I could off) but it did not affect the performance at all.


Thank you in advance!