Wednesday, April 18th 2007

ATI Catalyst 7.4 Display Driver Released

AMD/ATI has released new official drivers for ATI based video cards. This release of Catalyst has improved OpenGL performance under the Microsoft Vista operating system for all Radeon X1000 series of products, in both single card and hardware CrossFire configurations. Typical improvements of 15% or more can be seen in games such as Doom 3, Quake 4 and Prey, with enthusiast class of products seeing improvements of 30% or more. This release of Catalyst also adds the Avivo Video Converter for Windows Vista (32-bit). Head over the AMD/ATI download section and select the proper Catalyst driver for your operating system and video card.Source: AMD/ATI
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33 Comments on ATI Catalyst 7.4 Display Driver Released

#1
SK-1
I think after the 7.3 problems,...I am going to wait for some other brave soul to test these out!!!
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#2
DOM
:laugh: Man I just downloaded mine last week 7.3,so someone post results :)
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#3
ownage
what about Windows XP performance??
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#4
ktr
I will be the brave soul to test these out...
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#5
wiak
malware you are abit slow
i won about 15min before you posting the news :D
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#6
malware
by: wiak
malware you are abit slow
i won about 15min before you posting the news :D
You're welcome ;)
I'm sorry if it was posted in our forums first, I don't have much time to read the latest threads...:o
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#7
devguy
Just tried it with the x800 in my sig. With 3dMark06, I received the same score at stock clocks with 7.4 as I did overclocked with 430/401 with 7.3 (1296 in Vista x64). Not bad!
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#8
xylomn
by: SK-1
I think after the 7.3 problems,...I am going to wait for some other brave soul to test these out!!!
well that explains where all those bsod were coming from... wish i knew about that hotfix back then lol, i've been getting bsod for ages now been driving me mad
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#9
Zubasa
by: ktr
I will be the brave soul to test these out...
And so do I:p
So far no problems:D
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#10
mandelore
now if i could figure out why i get "cannot find any installable compenents" error when installing any cat drivers in vista i may install these.. having to just use the raw driver and traytools :(
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#11
Casheti
Just installed them now, but display drivers only. Should I install CCC or do I not really need it? Never bothered to install it with 7.3 either.
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#12
DrunkenMafia
They seem to be going ok for me sor far... I will do a bench this arvo when I get home to see if there is any improvement........
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#13
Joshmcmillan
I installed it, seems the same except it fixed a bug I was having in CCC before, havn't ran any benchmarks.
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#14
Protius
i just got vista ultimate installed today so i decided to try these, games run really good, but if i try and enable crossfire i get a bsod hmmmm.....
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#15
Zubasa
by: Protius
i just got vista ultimate installed today so i decided to try these, games run really good, but if i try and enable crossfire i get a bsod hmmmm.....
Dual GPU drivers don't really seems to be ready on vista.
nVidia couldn't get SLI going on the 8800s either...:shadedshu
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#16
Pinchy
Tried 7.4 from 7.2

My only test, CS:Source, and i went from 151.8 FPS to 150.6FPS. Huge diff :D

Hmmm, tested FEAR...

7.4:
Min:26
Average:56
Max:137

7.2:
Min:26
Average:57
Max:138


Nice 15-30% increase :wtf: :p
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#17
wiak
by: malware
You're welcome ;)
I'm sorry if it was posted in our forums first, I don't have much time to read the latest threads...:o
i posted the download before everyone else if am not mistaking :roll:
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#18
zekrahminator
McLovin
I installed it, no blue-screens. I haven't had the time to test any games, though. And I'm definitely not benchmarking...if I notice anything odd, I'll post it.
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#19
tkpenalty
Seems pretty stable :D. I'll try HL2 EP1... I bet $50 the game will crash!
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#20
DRDNA
lol i just uninstalled 7.3 and installed 6.12 as they are stable on my system but the 7.3's are not stable on my system.Good luck with the 7.4's:toast:
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#21
Alcpone
by: ownage
what about Windows XP performance??
I got a 36 point jump in 3dmark06 from 7.2 - 7.3, going from 7.3 - 7.4 I got a 8 point jump, not as much but it aint gone down, all other settings in my rig were exactly the same ;)
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#22
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Ill give this a try when I get home.
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#23
EastCoasthandle
7.3
x1900xtx
XP SP2
Is the best since 6.3
MUHAHAHAHAHAHA
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#24
Joshmcmillan
I got the occasional blue screen of death in 7.3, so far no problems in 7.4.
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#25
mullered07
by: SK-1
I think after the 7.3 problems,...I am going to wait for some other brave soul to test these out!!!
lol they work!!! they work i tells ya :p


i been having major problems with 7.3 ccc.exe and mom.exe wouldnt startup on a fresh install of XP i just downloaded these (from ati not from the link here ;) ) and thought id give it one more try after many uninstalls and defrags and they worked first time, i didnt even look to see it was 7.4 lol thought it was still 7.3 and re3booted to see ccc for the first time in 2 weeks ;) now to test them in game :wtf: :p

by: xylomn
well that explains where all those bsod were coming from... wish i knew about that hotfix back then lol, i've been getting bsod for ages now been driving me mad
ffs lol thought it was me going mad and my rig was f**kin up on me :shadedshu
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