so i add my experience with NAVI and windows here.
this time AMD just lost it not only did they release a CPU with a know broken instruction (or they really don’t test them…) to meme with 07.07 what they delivered as a driver that is just not ok.
for about 3 month the GPU driver could die any minute if hardware decoding is used and will not 100% recover. they claimed they fixed it but that was simply not the case so a major program like discord has to crash all the time before they finally do something about it. you can read this story in the windows driver “fixed” issues part. but don’t worry video decoding is reported as video encoding in the windows task manager i don’t even dare to report this just from the fear they break even more.
but the real big thing HFR monitors.
240 HZ freesync doesn’t work properly is was for month in the known issue part of the driver and is still not fixed and not listed and never was listed under fixed issues.
all i can tell you that when i use RTSS to limited the frame rate to 200 hz and it is reported as super stable 200 hz it is still just reported as what ever my screen like as a number it pretty much looks like that too. the screen obviously works fine with my old nvidia card.
low FPS in pretty much every esports game because the card is just not been used warframe i’m lucky to get stable 200 FPS at 1080p dota 2 not even close to 240.
and what are the clocks on the card 16 to 560 mhz maybe sometimes more. is the card broken? no that bug was a known issue listed in the driver and it was listed as fixed and the card will boost to ~2k and stay there when i give it something to do where i can’t get over 100 FPS.
but can this be topped?
sadly yes. driver crashes or even BOSD i’m pretty lucky it is over for me since the December driver but ufff…
for some system the driver just likes to go and kill it self i only have a theory why because i used the card in two different system but i can’t proof it (screen refreshrate) we talk about a dying driver every 15 mins and depending on the game it would range from crash to just turn the screen black for a short time.
this bug is listed under a lot of names in the driver from stack crash to black screen for a short term.
the problem here is not that this is a hardware issue the problem is that these major issues are general issue every card could experience and which where tracked as a proof in the driver history.
i could list more smaller things with workarounds like the new driver opens the overlay with alt+R(yes they are this ignored) so who can tell me why this is a very dumb idea any idea why that could be? yeah wasn’t that hard but no one at AMD plays games…
broken DXVA2 processing or decoding or advertisements in the driver (geforce spying experiences is still optional).
why do i still have this card i don’t know i guess i like the challenge maybe i’m pissed from the RTX scam i really don’t know.
the card was most of the time in my HTPC so i could use it for something and expect for the broken hardware decoder or issues every user had the driver never ever crashed when the max refreshrate i used was 60hz.
BTW. reported the DXVA2 issues to them expect for the fact that they didn’t even know what that is (most of you nearly for sure don’t know that too and that’s fine but you guys know how to google that if you care he didn’t even do that…) and even after explaining they said to me that doesn’t sound important" well i can not disagree when the driver is dying like it was made to do that but that’s something you should never ever say with an easy to reproduce issue… BTW. still not in the know issues and most likely will never end in there.