Didn't bother with any fancy uninstalls as suggested but installed 14.1 with no issues. My i7 4770k & R9 280x setup is useless with mantle, hugely inconsistent frame rates. Would suggest that not only is it not optimised for 280x yet as stated, but it's useless. Advise anyone with a similar setup to stick to DX11 & 13.12 drivers for now till next release and save yourself the headache.
I can't get the game to work now. yesterday I played fine. R9 290X. Now the game crashes with white screens etc.
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My game just keep on crashing and automatically restarting from the last checkpoint again and again. This is after downloading the new 14.1 drivers and enabling mantle. I have r9 290 and i5 4670k. Does anyone is having the same issue.? Please any input will be appreciated. This new mantle thing just screwed up my whole battlefield game.
2014-02-04 13:00 , edited 2014-02-04 13:02 by Red_Cliff_II
so this means i cant play bf4 becouse i cant get amd catalyst 13.12 or higher becouse im on amd radeon hd 4400 driver!?!?! (latest 13.9) -.-
when i bought the game it said min. req. amd radeon hd 3800 wtf.. so i have to buy a fking new driver to play it or is there a other way?
I have small lags with 14.1 i think ...
I've tried using 14,1 beta drivers (with Mantle) on my R9 270x and it still needs more polishing... its either smooth like glass or it lags like no lag you've seen before...
So I've decided I'm going back to 13.12 driver until they get the shit done properly!
i have an ocd 7850 + i5 3570k and with mantle i get lots of stuttering and very rarely extra fps. my gpu crashed once too while using it. however the 14.1 patch brought noticeable improvements to D3D. i'm getting min 60 even on shanghai in the open areas. settings are ultra, with the exception of lighting and effects which i have on medium and high, and the AA which i keep turned off. i have vsync off, but i'm running the game in borderless window so it doesn't matter. i fail to see the improvement, although many people consider my CPU to be pretty bad
Your CPU isn't bad, it's a good CPU (I've got one) and will not be holding back a 7850.
The reason you aren't seeing much of an improvement is two fold
1 - Mantle is not as yet optimized for your GPU, it will in time.
2 - You're not being CPU limited so you're not gaining as much as someone would who was CPU limited
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totally unstable and not worth using on the r9 290x with the amd FX 8350 processor. Why they released this is completely beyond explanation. it caused the memory on the card to max out/leak .
I can confirm that the difference in FPS is absolutely mind-blowing but once i install the drivers and play one round, the game crashes my PC after that until i remove the driver and reinstall.
2014-02-04 21:21 , edited 2014-02-04 23:25 by gtrsavas
gtrsavas said:I'm having the same issue but with a 8750m so it could be related to mobile GPUs not supporting mantle yet maybe? i'll keep trying and report back.
Yapo1201 said:Are you on a mobile Radeon?
mazzachief sagte:Thats what i did! .. the whole day i tried different Cleaner also in Safe mode etc... but it always shows 13.12.. but now i noticed that the Driver version is correct, so i just need to change the Catalyst Version.. does somebody know how to do that? :) thanks!
get a display driver uninstaller first ddu, from guru 3d
then it will install properly
I have the same problem as Yapo1201. And I'm on a mobile Radeon. Alienware mx17 w/ 7970m. I can't seem to get my AMD Catalyst Control Center version to 14.1, it always shows, 13.12.. But the driver version is 13.35.1005-140131a-167668E-ATI.
My previous driver version was 13.11. I uninstalled using AMD cleanup util 220.127.116.11.
Restarted, checked that no amd/ati under programs menu to uninstall. I installed amd_catalyst_14.1_mobility_betav1.6.exe.
Can't see API or mantle under video options in the game. Can someone help me?
**Update Apparently M- GPUs are not supporting mantle yet so i guess that's why it doesn't work :/
**Update #2 :) http://leekms.blogspot.com/ [leekms.blogspot.com] this dude got it working. enjoy.
It worked !!!.
Thanks a lot for the link. Both Star Swarm and BF4 shows Mantle options and work without problem. Also Catalyst shows the correct version as 14.1.
BF4 gives about %30 more fps. Only problem is, sudden fps drops in BF4.
*Update, I get the same fps on Test Range, whether it is Mantle or DX, I"m gonna test Multiplayer furthermore.
So have AMD got a date set for the full 14. drivers as compared to the 14.1 'beta' drivers?? Or do they just release them when they feel like it??
I have found a fix for the crashing on the R9 290x!!!!!!! (well one of a few things fixed it but I'm sure of which one did it!!!! in windows goto your RUN box and type 'msconfig' and click on the start up tap. Look for the catalyst control centre and UNCHECK that box. you don't want that loading up on boot. run the game.
Please let me know how that fairs, and if it didn't work, its' likely to be one of the hardware managers that you have installed, because the other things I deselected for bootup was anything to do with the motherboard software (i use the m5a9xx EVO R.2.0 and there were a few monitors installed with this)
Really hope this helps someone because it has been my absolute bain since i installed 14.1 and used mantle.
I have done a few things to get it to crash so that I didn't waste your time such as - ran every map, tabbed out of game and ran hardware monitors, used my browser etc. nothing has caused the game to crash since I carried out the *above* steps.
So pleased :D bf4 runs so nice now lol
(btw if you're using an intel processor, disable the on board gpu)
Game now crashes all the time with the new beta drivers Ati Catalyst 14.1 !!!
BF4 is become very unstable! It's even unplayable for me ATM :(
I am going back to 13.12!