AMD Fusion For Gaming Out Of Beta

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AMD Fusion For Gaming Out Of Beta

For the past four months, AMD has been beta testing a new optimization utility, dubbed Fusion for Gaming.  Well now AMD has felt they have done enough testing and have released an official version 1.0 build. 

Designed to give optimal gaming performance, this utility acts by temporarily shutting down unnecessary system processes and increasing processor performance during gaming sessions.  The idea here is to allow you to enjoy all of the features of Windows Vista without having them impede system performance when you're busy fragging enemies.


Release notes:

General

* This utility is being released as a version 1.0 and, as such, may have additional bugs or errors that are not outlined in this Errata guide which result in system instability, data corruption or incorrect operation of the software or computer system in which it is implemented.
* We are looking into these issues, and new releases will be available on this site
* AMD Fusion for Gaming will run on any PC with an AMD processor, but offers additional tuning for such systems with AMD chipsets and graphics

Errata
* The system may hang when running profiles utilizing AMD OverDrive cpu tuning on Windows Vista 64-bit and XP 64-bit operating systems, requiring a reboot
* The system may hang when engaging a profile from the simple mode (button) interface, if the mouse click is held and the mouse is moved off of the application, on Windows XP systems, requiring a reboot
* The system may hang when a profile is disengaging if the user is moving and/or clicking the mouse, requiring a reboot
* It may not be possible to create custom profile with ATI Catalyst Auto-Tune GPU tuning enabled on Windows XP 64-bit systems
* In Windows XP 64-bit and Vista 64-bit operating systems, there may be a long delay waiting for a profile to engage
* When AMD Fusion for Gaming is disengaged, the system may not be fully restored to its previous state, requiring a reboot
* Valve’s Steam online gaming platform will be shut down when engaging a profile
* Some applications that are shut down will not automatically start back up when AMD Fusion for Gaming disengages
* Some applications may not shut down as intended when AMD Fusion for Gaming engages
* AMD OverDrive upgrades may not install properly with AMD Fusion for Gaming installed on the system
* Some special characters in custom profile names do not save correctly
* A message that states that ATI Auto-Tune has not yet been performed may not display when running profiles utilizing GPU tuning
* When editing or creating a profile, the Enter key will cancel the operation without a warning message
* Profiles with leading or trailing white space characters may cause multiple profiles to appear to have the same name
* On the status screen, the font appears to change from top to bottom
* Profile names can not be changed
* The application window will not remain on a secondary display when switching between the simple and advanced views
* A new profile will overwrite an existing profile with the same name, without a warning message

This official build can be downloaded here.

Care to take this optimization software for a spin?

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18-01-2009, 10:01:14

Christian87
heyah...
as i said before i dont have option in this bios to modify anything connected to any voltage or SB or NB.. and i found the reason for my problem.
It's simple..i cant belive I didnt figure it out earlyer..

>Thing is this motherboard officialy supports 1333 Front Speed Bus, but asus said it can go as further as 1600. But i already exceed that value..here is why:
411x4=1644 Front Speed Bus
Wich is maximum of this motherboard so im into buying a new mobo socket 775 and all tips wich can be overclocked the most are very wellcomed.

I am think of buying something like.
- ASUS P5Q3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP
- GIGABYTE GA-X48-DS5 X48

If anyone has experiances or knows wich motherboard would be really good overclocker i accept any ideas.

best regards,
Chris

18-01-2009, 10:39:49

Allubz
A new board isn't a bad idea, if you're willing to spend the money for a minor performance increase.

The ASUS P5Q3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP is a DDR3 board, keep this in mind. You would have to upgrade your RAM to DDR3 too, which is rather pricey and not really worth it in your situation.
The GIGABYTE GA-X48-DS5 X48 is an OK board but you might as well go with a X38 board which work exactly the same. Put it like this, you can buy a high-end X38 board for the price of a low- mid-end X48 board. Also, make sure you're not buying a DDR3 board here. The one you tipped is a DDR2 board.

If you don't need a second or third PCI-E slot for video cards or whatever, you might as well consider getting a high-end P45 board for the price of a mid-end X38 board. P45 is one hell of an overclocker and the higher-end boards even come with a second (electrical x8) PCI-E slot.

18-01-2009, 15:37:47

Christian87
I might really buy P45 board cause I am sure this processor is capable of much more and with my temperatures idle 25*C wich anyone hardly belived and all said i got it wrong but no i also checked it at bios exacly same as with Real Temp and other programs.

So if i buy P45 board im guessing i could hit 4.5GHz? Or am I aiming to high? And i think its not really minor performance increase E8500 was putting to test @4.25GHz and was match to Intel quad core 9550 in tests wich i was reading over the internet.

And I'm avare that Intel Core 2 Duo talking about E8500 is an hell of overclocker i manage to have it @3.9GHz with only 1.2V and i had IntelBurnTest all night on and everything was ok. I was laughing when i've seen some posts people asking if they can overclock E8500 to 3.3 or 3.4Ghz with stock cooler.. I mean i got stock cooler and everything is running smothly..just my obstickle is motherboard atm..thats why i need good suggestion wich mobo to buy so it will handle FSB speed wich intel hit when rising fsb so much. Also i need motherboard with pci/pci-e lock so i dont blow up my graphic card cause of oc'ing processor, wich i already heard it can happen too.

So if P45 has all of the specifications that i need than im ready to go and buy it. And yeah..I'm keeping DDR2 for sure cause for my opinion there is not much difference at DDR3 cause my opinion is that DDR2 can be quite good oc'ed. Originaly at 800Mhz @me running at almost 1GHz with voltage 1.900 and no problems at all.
And about second or third pci-e slot i dont need it cause when mine 9800GT will start letting me down (wich i hope wont happen yet atm running @GPU 700MHz @Memory 1300Mhz - 2600 effective speed) i might buy at that time 4850x2 2Gb.
Thats why crossfire for me is not an option.

And i bet i could reach 4.5GHz with better mobo but with better cooler..so any1 knows good 775 cpu cooler? Let me know thank you.

Thx for the tips i really appriciate it,
regards Chris

p.s:
wich mobo you had in mind with P45? Gigabyte? Asus? Be more specific. Thank you

18-01-2009, 18:57:59

Allubz
About the CPU:

Depending on your stepping you'll either be able to clock 4.2GHz-ish fine with C0 or 4.5-ish with E0. (the difference in clock speed is made up by higher latencies on the E0 cache which results in about the same performance on a 350-400MHz difference).
Stock you're looking at 4.0-4.2GHz after that you'll find the stock cooler spinning up a lot due to the heat and not being able to cool satisfyingly.

Motherboard:
mid-end:
ASUS P5Q
Gigabyte EP45-DS3
MSI P45-Neo3

high-end:
ASUS Maximus Formula II
Gigabyte EP45-DS5 // EP45-Extreme
MSI P45 Platinum // Zilent
Foxconn Ela

These are mere, but accurate, suggestions.

CPU Cooler:
Watercooling (dûh)
Tuniq Tower 120
Thermalright Ultra Extreme-120
Scythe Infinity
Thermaltake Big Typhoon


Hope that helped.

19-01-2009, 03:51:12

Christian87
First of all thank you for your enthoustiastic thread wich helps alot :)
About the motherboard i'll go for something high-end cause im sure i can get alot more juice from this procesor. Yesterday i was playing arround i was looking how far can i push the limits with this motherboard wich only supports 1.2VCore.

Like i wrotte before sata disk isnt detected when i higher FSB more than 411, but i can easily push it more and i still come in bios here i add one screenshot
where it is @4100MHz and easily entered bios
http://www.shrani.si/f/2A/SW/48tC7MNk/dscf3463.jpg
And on this screen no sata detected as result of highering FSB more than 411.
http://www.shrani.si/f/3c/tp/2Gd2r3by/dscf3461.jpg

It went all the way to the nice 452FSBx9.5=4.30GHz and i managed to be in bios with stock cooling, stock voltage. And about cooling i would go for watercooling but i think it would be waste of money cause i guess one of the good air-coolers could do the job.

Here are my current settings wich are stable with IntelBurnTest 24h+
Bios/Main
http://www.shrani.si/f/3A/104/1g62jz4v/dscf3453.jpg
Frequency
http://www.shrani.si/f/2w/gn/1Qjxm4tP/dscf3454.jpg
Temperature
http://www.shrani.si/f/41/bZ/OmGSGn3/dscf3455.jpg

-Chris

19-01-2009, 08:27:48

Freak
Make sure that you stress test it :D

19-01-2009, 12:06:29

Christian87

About the CPU:

Depending on your stepping you'll either be able to clock 4.2GHz-ish fine with C0 or 4.5-ish with E0. (the difference in clock speed is made up by higher latencies on the E0 cache which results in about the same performance on a 350-400MHz difference).
Stock you're looking at 4.0-4.2GHz after that you'll find the stock cooler spinning up a lot due to the heat and not being able to cool satisfyingly.

Motherboard:
mid-end:
ASUS P5Q
Gigabyte EP45-DS3
MSI P45-Neo3

high-end:
ASUS Maximus Formula II
Gigabyte EP45-DS5 // EP45-Extreme
MSI P45 Platinum // Zilent
Foxconn Ela

These are mere, but accurate, suggestions.

CPU Cooler:
Watercooling (dûh)
Tuniq Tower 120
Thermalright Ultra Extreme-120
Scythe Infinity
Thermaltake Big Typhoon


Hope that helped.



Heyah!

I found something interesting MB 775 PCI-E MSI P45 ZILENT - 222,08 EUR and it comes with cpu cooler Zalman 9500 what do you think about is it good?

Chris

20-01-2009, 18:51:08

Allubz
The Zalman 9500 isn't too bad, but the ones I listed from Tuniq down to Thermaltake are way better options.

No it's a horrible deal. I can get the Zilent for 158.- in the Netherlands, so a max. of 170.- is the price you're looking at. The Zalman 9500 isn't worth 52,08 by far!

Keep on searching though. If you tell us in what country you live we might be able to find some websites with you.

21-01-2009, 09:15:25

Christian87
If you can take a look for me i live in Slovenia and I really dont know still wich motherboard to take and wich cooler. But it has to be ddr2 if it doesnt have sli its ok but if it does even better. And it has to have option to go over 1600 FSB and must be good overclocker.

And about cooler i would take the one wich makes the most effective cooling.

-Chris

21-01-2009, 11:04:55

Allubz
Oh Slovenia, right.

Seeing you would pay a ton for the shipping from any western European country, try looking for a cheaper priced Zilent board or buy the one you found.
The cheapest I found (in Germany) is 150.- excl. shipping. But pretty much no webshop supports shipping to Slovenia.
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