[Gaming related!] AMD Crimson ReLive Drivers for Bootcamp. MBP 2016.

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  1. thirstydude, Dec 11, 2016
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    thirstydude macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone! Recently, i tried to Bootcamp my 15" 2.7Ghz tMBP with the Radeon Pro 460. I tried Games like GTA V, Witcher III, Risen, The Division etc., since apart from working in the Video / Graphics / Art Sector i have a passion for PC gaming. That's why i also have a GTX 970 based gaming PC running Windows 10 at home. I was curious how the Pro 460 performs on those, so i installed them out of curiosity. Well, every game i threw at it was handled at at least medium settings, 1080p with 60 FPS stable. 30 FPS with most games maxed out / high settings. Older games maxed out with 60 FPS, you get it. Very great for a machine with this form factor!

    However... i was wondering how those would perform with the newest drivers, but i shockingly discovered that AMD based Macs do NOT get the newest drivers! They're delivered only through apple.
    Well that didn't stop me so i headed over to www.bootcampdrivers and downloaded the new drivers. Well, to say the results did actually shock me, if i may be this dramatic. To sum it up: games that have once run 30 FPS (capped) now run at 60, i get at least 10 FPS improvement across all games installed. Very dramatic improvements for newer games like The Division and GTA V.

    This is insane and everyone interested in gaming should really try those new drivers, they give you a HUGE improvement for GPU related tasks! I kid you not, go try it out for yourself!

    TL;DR:
    Downloaded the new Crimson ReLive Drivers and they gave me huge performance improvements, beating the 965m.

    gotta give credit to that dude running bootcampdrivers.com - he's doing great work!
     
  2. leman macrumors 604

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    Could you run some benchmarks please (like 3dmark and friends)? Would be very interested in seeing the results. My MBP probably won't arrive before mid January unfortunately...
     
  3. Clint_Barton macrumors 6502

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    have you tried the streaming features in ReLive? Do you have Overwatch?
     
  4. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    This is definitely interesting... can you run some benchmarks? Does the heat increase at all?
     
  5. Clint_Barton macrumors 6502

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    When i get my computer later this month, i can try to run some benchmarks on osx, win with bootcamp drivers, and win with amd drivers
     
  6. thirstydude, Dec 11, 2016
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    thirstydude thread starter macrumors newbie

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    update: yes i can do some benchmarks, will update when i've done them
    no unfortunately i don't have overwatch and i didn't try the streaming features as i can't seem to find those features.. neither can i find this "chill" thing... but to be honest that never interested me, what i was interested in was pure performance. benchmarks coming soon :)

    heat actually decreases, i've had the gpu constantly hitting 90° and the cpu got 100°. after the driver update i got slightly better results (gpu peaks at around 70° and cpu at around 80° while gaming) but i have to admit, i ran hour-long stresstests after i got it, this time i was just playing games for an hour or something. but the temperatures within this hour definitely show some improvements!


    EDIT:

    i'm back with some brand new crack:
     

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  7. Clint_Barton macrumors 6502

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    The streaming should be in the ReLive tab in the radeon settings page upload_2016-12-11_15-19-34.png
     
  8. thirstydude thread starter macrumors newbie

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    alright heads up to everyone:

    everything is working fine now, i downloaded the amd cleanup utility since the bug was DDU related;
    http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMD-Clean-Uninstall-Utility.aspx

    restarted after running the tool, installed the latest bootcampdrivers.com package and boom! all good!

    (for those of you wanting to chill: i can't find that stuff in the settings, relive tab is working fine...)
     
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  10. Antoni Nygaard macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have battlefield 1?

    Are you testing these game with v-sync on or off?
     
  11. fireedo macrumors member

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    tested already using AMD driver relive from www.bootcampdrivers.com and 3DMark benchmarked well still not much differ from the official apple bootcamp driver. Here my official result :
    http://www.3dmark.com/fs/11058878
    Capture.JPG

    next I will try on the game such as BF1, DOOM, Fallout 4, MGS 5
     
  12. Antoni Nygaard macrumors 6502a

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    Could you try BF1 in 1080p, graphics set to auto and vsync off in Both single player and multiplayer.
     
  13. fireedo, Dec 12, 2016
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    fireedo macrumors member

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    Tested Battlefield 1 campaign : (not perfect pictures)

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    forgive me, I know they are bad pictures, but now we at least know the performance of radeon pro 455 under windows 10 using latest AMD driver (from www.bootcampdrivers.com).
    In the game at medium settings (1080p res) it will run between 43-48 fps, well I don't think it's comparable to a GTX960M and also I think even radeon pro 460 is not near level of a GTX965M (CMIIW)
    it is a professional graphics card.
    but I'm trully happy about this new 2016 MacBook Pro, at least this still can play 2016 games above 30 fps :)

    New add :
    Metal Gear : The Phantom Pain
    also above 40 fps

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    WhatsApp Image 2016-12-12 at 6.34.23 PM (8).jpeg
     
  14. leman macrumors 604

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    Is this Pro 460 or Pro 455?

    Edit: sorry, I am an idiot, just saw your driver info panel :D
     
  15. thirstydude thread starter macrumors newbie

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    unfortunately i can't find any overdrive or wattman stuff but there are windows notifications about wattman from time to time..
     
  16. koyoot macrumors 601

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    Interesting. You get exactly the amount of performance that you would get with GTX 960M in this game(1-2 FPS more actually). And that is in DX11 mode. Enabling DX12 would make the performance part between those two GPUs in plus for Radeon Pro GPU.
     
  17. leman macrumors 604

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    Uhm? According to http://www.notebookcheck.net/Battlefield-1-Notebook-and-Desktop-Benchmarks.181963.0.html the 960M manages 50 FPS in FHD at medium settings, with FXAA. Did you mean 950M?
     
  18. koyoot macrumors 601

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  19. kave macrumors regular

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    Why not just download the latest drivers directly from AMD?
     
  20. leman macrumors 604

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    Because AMD blacklists macs. You can't install an official AMD driver.
     
  21. Patrick-Photo macrumors regular

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    Not bad, thanks for the test! The 460 should be a bit higher :). I've googled and found that the 965m handles BF1 on 1080p at High settings with around 50fps and the 960m around 40fps., care to test that by any chance :)?
     
  22. Clint_Barton macrumors 6502

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    Have you been able to record/stream?
     
  23. thirstydude thread starter macrumors newbie

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    neither. doesn't let me login and the recording feature does nothing when i press the hotkeys...
     
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  25. Clint_Barton macrumors 6502

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    apparently there might be something wrong on AMDs side
     

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