Monday, September 10th 2007

ATI Catalyst 7.9 Released

ATI today also released updated Catalyst drivers. The new ATI Catalyst 7.9 brings mainly game performance improvements.

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51 Comments on ATI Catalyst 7.9 Released

#1
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
Wonder if I'll have the same issues I had with the 7.8's....
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#2
suraswami
by: InnocentCriminal
Wonder if I'll have the same issues I had with the 7.8's....
ha ha 7.8 didn't recognize ur 1950 pro AGP right. Propably they want to phase out AGP?
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#3
tigger
I'm the only one
you have to have 7.9 or the quake wars demo will not work,i tried with 7.8 and it wont run.
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#4
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
by: suraswami
ha ha 7.8 didn't recognize ur 1950 pro AGP right. Propably they want to phase out AGP?
Then why would they be releasing the 24/2600 et al in AGP?
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#5
DanielF50
by: tigger69
you have to have 7.9 or the quake wars demo will not work,i tried with 7.8 and it wont run.
O_o thats BS, I have it, and it works on my PC. with 7.6 :P

Im not trying these, I tried the 7,8 but had a 30fps drop on the CSS stress test, from 7.6...

Daniel
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#6
mandelore
by: DanielF50
O_o thats BS, I have it, and it works on my PC. with 7.6 :P

Im not trying these, I tried the 7,8 but had a 30fps drop on the CSS stress test, from 7.6...

Daniel
Lol.. your making an assumption about a new set of drivers based on how an older set of drivers did? :confused:

thats a wee bit daft, try them then make the decision, dont just jump to conclusions :)
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#8
Scrizz
Caution: Installing the Catalyst software suite 7.8 or 7.9 on a system containing the ATI Radeon™ X1950 AGP series of product may result in either the desktop failing to be drawn properly or the operating system failing to boot. It is recommended to continue using Catalyst 7.7 for this product at this time.
straight from ATI :banghead::cry::shadedshu

here's the link:
https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2.ati.com/gamesite/Catalyst_79_release_notes.html
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#10
trt740
WoW!!!! giant performance increases in these games. It show you the full potential of even the 2600 xt has not been reached.

Performance Improvements
The following performance improvements are noticed with Catalyst™ 7.9:

Far Cry performance improves up to 14 % on the ATI Radeon™ HD2900XT CrossFire™, ATI Radeon™ HD2600XT single card, and ATI Radeon™ HD2400XT CrossFire™ configurations
Call of Duty 2 performance improves as much as 12% with Anti-Aliasing enabled on the ATI Radeon™ HD2600XT CrossFire™ and single card configurations
Half-Life 2: Episode 1 performance improves at most 9% on ATI Radeon™ HD2600XT CrossFire™ and as much as 6% on the ATI Radeon™ HD2400XT CrossFire™ configurations.
Serious Sam 2 performance improves up to 46% on the ATI Radeon™ HD2400XT CrossFire™ and up to 27% on the ATI Radeon™ HD2600XT single card and CrossFire™ configurations with Anti-Aliasing enabled.
Quake 4 performance with Anti-Aliasing improves 9% or more on the ATI Radeon™ X1600/X1650Pro and ATI Radeon™ X1300/X1550 products in both single and CrossFire™ configurations
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#11
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
These are the final drivers right, not the beta we downloaded?
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#12
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
Lets not forget the performance improvements sited in every release note. If you added them all up from day one I wonder what kind of results would be seen.

Also, you can download the drivers from the new gaming site.
http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx
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#13
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
Final drivers!

I managed to get CCC working!

:D
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#14
Exceededgoku
can't read the release notes... error about security certificates...
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#15
Lt_JWS
Got some big improvements in World In Conflict DX10! Loving these drivers so far :D
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#16
Scrizz
InnocentCriminal: You got them to work on AGP?
I haven't tried them yet( not at home)
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#17
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
I haven't got the display driver to work, only the updated CCC. I had to install the 7.7's.

Sorry if that was slightly misleading.
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#19
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
Strange how STALKER never seems to be on the list for perf boosts in games.. if theres one game that needs it, its STALKER.
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#20
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
I was thinking, as I was BSODing just as I approached my log on screen - it would state the problem was with the ati2dvag.dll file I'm going to install them again, but replace that with the one from the 7.7's - just to see what the outcome will be. I doubt it'll get me anywhere and it'll probably report every .dll file in the 7.9's. Still, worth a short?

by: Ketxxx
Strange how STALKER never seems to be on the list for perf boosts in games.. if theres one game that needs it, its STALKER.
Here you on that one dude!
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#21
Scrizz
by: InnocentCriminal
I was thinking, as I was BSODing just as I approached my log on screen - it would state the problem was with the ati2dvag.dll file I'm going to install them again, but replace that with the one from the 7.7's - just to see what the outcome will be. I doubt it'll get me anywhere and it'll probably report every .dll file in the 7.9's. Still, worth a short?



Here you on that one dude!
lol :D
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#22
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
Lets all go boycott ATi to work on perf increases in STALKER :D driver optimisations can go a long way. Besides, clean coding never hurt anyone.
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#23
Scrizz
yeah that, and they need to release some AGP drivers haha
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#24
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
Anyone notice that if you go to DL drivers for an X1950 series for Vista their not listed on the ATi site? only X1900 series :wtf: I also tried to find a link to fill in the driver bug report thing, seems like its been removed when you click on "contact graphics support"..
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#25
Scrizz
they probably haven't finished their site yet.
there's alot of stuff missing
ie working AGP drivers lol
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