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Windows 7: [BUG] Double-buffering bug RADEON drivers (v15.7 - v19.3) on Windows 7

13 Mar 2019   #1

Windows 7 SP1 x86
[BUG] Double-buffering bug RADEON drivers (v15.7 - v19.3) on Windows 7

Double-buffering bug RADEON drivers (v15.7 - v19.3, all versions) on Windows 7
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This bug all new AMD cards 2014-2019 years:
- Radeon HD 7XXX;
- Radeon R5, R7, R9 series;
- Radeon RX 400, RX 500 series
with Radeon Driver - from Catalyst v15.7 to Radeon Adrenalin v19.3.1 (all versions)

NVidia and Intel video cards there are no problems!
Unfortunately, this problem is present on AMD drivers only.

Using "double-buffering patch" increase RADEON driver performance up 10-30 times!
Demonstration in the foobar2000 spectrum with FPS measurement using simpleGLUT.

FPS = 25-60 (very big lags)

Used "double-buffering patch" (WS_EX_COMPOSITED = ON)
FPS = 850-920 (no lags)

Video demonstration -

Source code:
    #include <windows.h>
    #define WS_EX_COMPOSITED 0x02000000L
    static BOOL WINAPI EnumProc (HWND hwnd, LPARAM param)
        DWORD style;
        style = (DWORD)GetWindowLong (hwnd, GWL_EXSTYLE);
        // ON
        SetWindowLong (hwnd, GWL_EXSTYLE, style | WS_EX_COMPOSITED);
        // OFF
        //SetWindowLong (hwnd, GWL_EXSTYLE, style & ~WS_EX_COMPOSITED);
        return TRUE;

    void BoostWindows (void)
        EnumWindows (EnumProc, 0l);
    int WINAPI WinMain (HINSTANCE hInstance, HINSTANCE hPrevInstance, LPSTR szCmdLine, int nShowCmd)
        BoostWindows ();
        return 0;

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13 Mar 2019   #2
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit

I just wanted to mention that a lot of the series you mention are now Legacy cards. The last driver for them is the Crimson 16.2.1 Beta. Not sure if that affects the problem you're referring to.
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 [BUG] Double-buffering bug RADEON drivers (v15.7 - v19.3) on Windows 7

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