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Windows 7: Very BAD 2D GDI performance AMD drivers (15.x - 18.x) on Classic theme

17 Aug 2018   #1
radeonwin7bug

Windows 7 SP1 x86
 
 
Very BAD 2D GDI performance AMD drivers (15.x - 18.x) on Classic theme

Very low 2D performance on Classic theme Windows 7 - bug in RADEON drivers.

This bug all new AMD cards:
- Radeon HD 7XXX;
- Radeon R5, R7, R9 series;
- Radeon RX 400, RX 500 series
with Radeon Driver - from Catalyst v15.7 to Radeon Crimson v18.8.1 (all versions)

1) Installing RADEON driver reduces the 2D performance by 10-50 times.
Demonstration of foobar2000 and P-CAD on the "Standard VGA" and after installing RADEON Driver v18.7.1 with FPS measurement using simpleGLUT

Decrease in FPS = 750-780 to FPS = 27-54 (in the foobar2000 spectrum)
Drawdowns FPS = 1300 to 10 when scaling a drawing in P-CAD



2) The switch of video memory frequencies (150-1500 MHz) on the CLASSIC theme keeps the memory frequency at the minimum value of 150 MHz, even when the GPU load is 100%. At the same time, on the AERO-theme, even when the GPU is little loaded, the memory has already switched to 1500 MHz.


3) Reduced Windows performance and low FPS from the Radeon driver. On the "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" - no problems.

Programs for the test:
2D Test with source code - https://github.com/JMKh3r/2DTest/releases/tag/1.3.0.0
SimpleGLUT with source code - http://rgho.st/87wYV9wgB

Radeon driver v15.7.1:
FPS = 4 - 1100 (huge drawdown FPS)
Very large lags when moving windows.


"Standard VGA Graphics Adapter":
FPS = 510-720
There are no lags when you move the window.


4) Absurd!.. Increase 2D GDI performance from nothing. If you place the "Radeon Settings" window underneath the spectrum window, so that at least 1mm of the window is visible outside the spectrum window, then the spectrum is accelerated tens of times and the FPS in simpleGLUT rises from 40-60 to 1100-1300. AMD drivers can not determine the resources, which the program requires, and mistakenly sets the video card to minimum performance.


Short video:



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19 Aug 2018   #2
radeonwin7bug

Windows 7 SP1 x86
 
 

Video demonstration 19/08/2018.

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05 Feb 2019   #3
radeonwin7bug

Windows 7 SP1 x86
 
 

Compare 2D GDI performance - Discrette vs Integrated.

Test #1: Discrette graphic card - Radeon R7 360. Very low performance



Test #2: Integrated CPU Intel i5-6500 - HD 530. Normal performance


Resume: Integrated CPU i5-6500 HD530 has higher 2D performance than the discrette Radeon R7 360.
ABSURD!!! )))
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15 Jul 2019   #4
radeonwin7bug

Windows 7 SP1 x86
 
 

Classic theme for Windows 7 with GPU acceleration "Classic AE mod 2019_6" (July 12, 2019)

This theme based on "Classic AE 2.5.3" Classic AE 2.5.3 Final by Saarineames on DeviantArt

Complete list of modifications:
1) Added a gradient to the window title
2) The correct color of the text in the active and inactive window titles
3) Normal Tahoma-font (without ClearType)
4) The correct gray color in all elements of the interface RGB (212, 208, 200)
5) Correct TrackBar
6) Classic menu (fixed color)
7) For a better view, the highlighted item on a gray background is darker than on a white
8) ProgressBar animation is disabled
9) No-skins cursors are used
10) Fixed a bug in ScrollBar
11) Fixed background color Windows Firewall
12) Fixed aero mode crach at 125% font size
13) Darker active window title in non-aero mode
14) Correct resource IMAGE#1136
15) Fixed text captions (white field in Outpost)
16) TaskManager and Calculator with a classic design are attached,
and additional programs recommended for use:
- 7tt_setup - very useful tweaker of the TaskBar
- ClassicShellSetup_4_3_1-ru - for classic "Start" menu
- FONTS_140516 - replaces the font Segoe 9 with Tahoma 8 in all dialogs
- Win7 Style Builder v1.5.0.0 - msstyles file editor, if you want to modify this theme

Install:
1) Install "UniversalThemePatcher" (Recommended) or "UxStyle" for your Windows 7 OS (32- or 64-bit). If "UniversalThemePatcher" or "UxStyle" is already installed - then this step is skipped. This patch allows you to add third-party themes to your system.
2) Unpack the theme "Classic AE mod 2019_6" in the path c:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes\
3) Go to "Personalization" and switch to "Classic AE mod 2019_6"
4) Restart your PC. Enjoy the classic design Windows 7 with GPU acceleration!


Download (zip, 18 MB):
Classic_AE_mod_2019_6_megapack.zip — Yandex.Disk
http://ge.tt/7MD964x2
Zippyshare.com - Classic_AE_mod_2019_6_megapack.zip
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17 Oct 2019   #5
radeonwin7bug

Windows 7 SP1 x86
 
 

Classic theme for Windows 7 with GPU acceleration "Classic AE mod 2019_7" (October 14, 2019)

This theme based on "Classic AE 2.5.3" Classic AE 2.5.3 Final by Saarineames on DeviantArt

Complete list of modifications:
1) Added a gradient to the window title
2) The correct color of the text in the active and inactive window titles
3) Normal Tahoma-font (without ClearType)
4) The correct gray color in all elements of the interface RGB (212, 208, 200)
5) Correct TrackBar
6) Classic menu (fixed color)
7) For a better view, the highlighted item on a gray background is darker than on a white
8) ProgressBar animation is disabled
9) No-skins cursors are used
10) Fixed a bug in ScrollBar
11) Fixed background color Windows Firewall
12) Fixed aero mode crach at 125% font size
13) Darker active window title in non-aero mode
14) Correct resource IMAGE#1136
15) Fixed text captions (white field in Outpost)
16) TaskManager and Calculator with a classic design are attached,
and additional programs recommended for use:
- 7tt_setup - very useful tweaker of the TaskBar
- ClassicShellSetup_4_3_1-ru - for classic "Start" menu
- FONTS_140516 - replaces the font Segoe 9 with Tahoma 8 in all dialogs
- Win7 Style Builder v1.5.0.0 - msstyles file editor, if you want to modify this theme

Theme "Classic AE mod 2019_7":


Theme "Luna Aero":


Install:
1) Install "UniversalThemePatcher" (Recommended) or "UxStyle" for your Windows 7 OS (32- or 64-bit). If "UniversalThemePatcher" or "UxStyle" is already installed - then this step is skipped. This patch allows you to add third-party themes to your system.
2) Unpack the theme "Classic AE mod 2019_7" in the path c:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes\
3) Go to "Personalization" and switch to "Classic AE mod 2019_7"
4) Restart your PC. Enjoy the classic design Windows 7 with GPU acceleration!

Download (Classic_AE_mod_2019_7_megapack.zip, 20 Mbytes):
Classic_AE_mod_2019_7_megapack.zip — Yandex.Disk
http://ge.tt/4eBdBmy2
Zippyshare.com - Classic_AE_mod_2019_7_megapack.zip
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2 Weeks Ago   #6
radeonwin7bug

Windows 7 SP1 x86
 
 

[RUSSIAN]

Специалист с ником "El Sanchez" нашел решение через патч файла dwm.exe. DWM - это диспетчер окон Windows и как ранее было определено, включалка/выключался графического ускорения реализована именно в нём.

Какой либо нестабильности системы при использовании патченого DWM на моем компе не выявлено. Поэтому патч можете использовать без особого риска завалить систему.

Чтобы увидеть результат, нужно учитывать 2 ньюанса:
1) Патч не включает композитинг, а не отключает композитинг при переходе с Aero в классику. Если переключаться с родной аэро - то останется родной прозрачный заголовок в стиле аэро, а если с "Classic AE mod 2019" то заголовок непрозрачный и на 99% классический. После переключения интерфейс меняется на классический, но заголовок окна продолжает иметь вид той темы, с которой переключался. Если перезагрузить ПК, то на вновь загруженной классической теме ускорение уже не работает, короче важен факт переключения темы (аэро -> классика).
2) После переключения на классику портится вид панели задач - она становися бледной и полупрозрачной. Если перезапустить процесс explorer - то цвет прийдет в норму.

Порядок применения патча:
1) Патчим файл DWM.EXE или берем готовый архива (для 64-битной семерки), для 32-битки пропатчите сами.

Для dwm.exe 6.1.7600.16385 (x64):
Offset Original bytes --- Patched bytes
00001D82 74 31 80 3D --- 74 2F 80 3D
0000A135 E9 7B 7C FF --- E9 79 7C FF

Для dwm.exe 6.1.7600.16385 (x86):
Offset Original bytes --- Patched bytes
00001ED2 8A D8 C6 45 FF 00 --- 8A D8 C6 45 FF 01

Готовые файлы для (х64) системы (архив, 119 кБ):
dwm.exe - пропатченый DWM; dwm_orig_x64.exe - оригинальный файл (на случай отката, переименовать в dwm.exe)
UPLOAD.EE - Patch_dwm.exe.zip - Download
Zippyshare.com - Patch_dwm.exe.zip
http://ge.tt/8ww5TZz2

2) Заменяем патченый файл dwm.exe в вашей ОС. Для этого нужно загрузиться под другой ОС или с загрузочного диска, флешки - вообщем любым способом, который позволит заменить системный файл.

3) Загружаемся на АЭРО-теме, на встроенной или любой другой, важно что-бы тема была со свойствами АЭРО и работала со включенным композитингом.

4) Переключаемся на классическую тему. И ВОТ ЗДЕСЬ УРА!!! Ускорение/композитинг осталось работать. Дергунцы интерфейса практически не видны. Вот так должна работать классическая тема, а не та перемигивающаяся фигня, что идет из коробки.

Огромная благодарность "El Sanchez" за проделанную работу. Патч не доделан, но он на 100% демонстрирует главное - ускорение в классической теме можно вернуть.

Мой вопрос к "El Sanchez"
- Я так понял, что корректный патч сделать сложно? Чтобы при загрузке на классической теме ускорение изначально было, без переключения тем и без резапуска эксплорера.
Ответ "El Sanchez":
- Будет время - попробую.

Если на форуме есть крутые программисты, то огромная просьба помочь и мне и "El Sanchez" в доведении результата. Нужно ещё сделать, чтобы ускорение изначально работало при перезапуске ПК и панель задач не меняла свой вид, без перезапуска эксплорера. Короче нужен более корректный патч.
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