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Old 11-07-14, 02:12 PM
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AMD Catalyst 14.7 Releases, without Windows 8 Support?

AMD are dropping Windows 8 support in all new versions of of their Catalyst drivers. Better Update to 8.1



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Old 11-07-14, 02:23 PM
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Nothing about stability though . I'm hoping its waay better than 14.4 was. Really shook my confidence in AMD drivers after having no issues for years.
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Old 11-07-14, 05:32 PM
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Does anyone really still use 8.0 though ?
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Old 11-07-14, 06:12 PM
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Does anyone really still use 8.0 though ?
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Old 11-07-14, 07:15 PM
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Considering its only a beta driver its not really a big deal. Just from here on out no more support for it. Which makes it easier on the driver team since its one less thing to worry about.
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Old 11-07-14, 10:49 PM
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I think this is a good thing. Keeps people up to date with the current OS even if they dont like it. 8.1 is better anyway
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Old 11-07-14, 10:55 PM
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I think this is a good thing. Keeps people up to date with the current OS even if they dont like it. 8.1 is better anyway
Pretty much anyone on 8 should have upgraded by now, and anyone who hasn't are not PC gamers anyway.

Makes me think a Windows 7 vs Windows 8.1 comparison is needed here, I personally don't know which is better for gaming TBH. That being said I'm not going to buy a Windows 8 Key anytime soon even it is better.
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Pretty much anyone on 8 should have upgraded by now, and anyone who hasn't are not PC gamers anyway.

Makes me think a Windows 7 vs Windows 8.1 comparison is needed here, I personally don't know which is better for gaming TBH. That being said I'm not going to buy a Windows 8 Key anytime soon even it is better.
Windows 8 is faster for almost everything. Boot times and such are great. In gaming, maybe slightly better performance, but not much.
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Windows 8 is faster for almost everything. Boot times and such are great. In gaming, maybe slightly better performance, but not much.
Good to know, I'll need to speak to Tom but maybe I can convince him to find a Windows 8.1 Key so we can get numbers to back your words up.

I'd be interested how things change. Cinebench, PCMARK, 3DMARK and then a few games. Would be an interesting bit of content for the site, and a good topic of discussion once the results come in.
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Good to know, I'll need to speak to Tom but maybe I can convince him to find a Windows 8.1 Key so we can get numbers to back your words up.

I'd be interested how things change. Cinebench, PCMARK, 3DMARK and then a few games. Would be an interesting bit of content for the site, and a good topic of discussion once the results come in.
Yep, I'd enjoy seeing all of the benefits in actual numbers like boot times, benchmarks, games, render times, etc.
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