Bootcamp - Apple Fire Pro vs AMD Radeon drivers

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by theSeb, May 8, 2014.

  1. theSeb macrumors 604

    theSeb

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    So, what is the consensus? I haven't really seen any discussions around this. I finally got around to installing bootcamp today and I am really only interested in gaming performance. Should I keep the Apple drivers or install AMD drivers?
     
  2. Barendby macrumors newbie

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    Good question...i also would like to know what others find.
    I don't play games, cant comment. I do work in 3 ds max. I tried a scene with the aplle drivers and got 100 fps....after installing amd's radeon drivers i got 3 fps...obviously i went back to the aplle drivers. I did not do any other tests
     
  3. chrisn123 macrumors member

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    Well, for now, you need to overwrite the Apple-approved drivers with the AMD beta drivers to use Mantle and address glitches with newer games. All working great with the release candidate beta. Hopefully an Apple-blessed Mantle driver will be release shortly after the final AMD version.
     
  4. theSeb thread starter macrumors 604

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    Any comments on performance?
     
  5. mobiousblack macrumors member

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    Performance is great on the latest amd drivers. BF4 runs anywhere from 80-140fps on ultra no aa at 2560 1440. Running dual d700s
     
  6. theSeb thread starter macrumors 604

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    Thanks, mate. I'll install the latest AMD drivers tonight.
     
  7. Barendby macrumors newbie

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    SO...did you load the latest AMD drivers? Any better than Apple drivers?
    What set of drivers do you use if downloading from AMD?

    My screen is freezing more and more, I would like to try something else
     
  8. araey macrumors newbie

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    I would also love to know which is better - bootcamp drivers or from AMD website. Also if AMD website is better can you please provide a link to the correct drivers to download?

    Thanks!
     

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