Tuesday, October 9th 2007

ATI Catalyst 7.10 'Shoot Em Up' Driver Coming Soon

AMD/ATi sends word that a new Catalyst driver package (7.10) dubbed the “Shoot em up” driver will be released by the end of the week. Here is a partial list of performance improvements:
  • Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Crossfire performance improves as much as 23% on ATI Radeon 1000 series products and single card performance improves as much as 23% on both ATI Radeon HD 2000 and ATI Radeon 1000 series products
  • Battlefield 2142 Crossfire performance improves 5-23% on the ATI Radeon HD 2600, ATI Radeon HD 2400 and ATI Radeon X1300/X1550 series
  • Call of Duty 2 performance improves up to 6.7% on both single card and Crossfire ATI Radeon HD 2600 and ATI Radeon HD 2400 configurations
  • Call of Juarez DirectX 10 Crossfire performance improves up to 42% and single card performance improves up to 34% on all ATI Radeon HD 2000 series products.
  • FEAR Crossfire performance improves as much as 16% on the ATI Radeon X1950 XTX, ATI Radeon X1650 XT, ATI Radeon HD 2400 series and ATI Radeon X1300/X1550 series
Source: [H]ard|OCP
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29 Comments on ATI Catalyst 7.10 'Shoot Em Up' Driver Coming Soon

#1
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
wow, now they cater driver packages to certain game genres and the like. Im definitely a huge fan of this.
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#2
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
It's nice to see some improvement once again on the x1000 series again.
The last several drivers were nothing but 2000 series (not that I blame them).
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#3
tvdang7
time to rerun benchmarks to see if the improvements are real?
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#4
mandelore
wow... seriously.. if we really add up all the improvements on games since the RTM drivers for the 2900 etc.. just look at the improvement! this is fantastic!

"Call of Juarez DirectX 10 Crossfire performance improves up to 42% and single card performance improves up to 34% on all ATI Radeon HD 2000 series products"

how the hell they do that???

34% improvement is huge, the call of juarez benchmark will surely run far better
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#6
mandelore
by: KennyT772
Its called optimizing!
yeah... but after several catalyst versions and already large performance increases its surprising to see they can still churn out more performance
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#7
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
by: mandelore
wow... seriously.. if we really add up all the improvements on games since the RTM drivers for the 2900 etc.. just look at the improvement! this is fantastic!

"Call of Juarez DirectX 10 Crossfire performance improves up to 42% and single card performance improves up to 34% on all ATI Radeon HD 2000 series products"

how the hell they do that???

34% improvement is huge, the call of juarez benchmark will surely run far better
We should add up every % from the day of the release of the HD.

I wish they fixed Crysis Crossfire, but the driver might(Just might not be in the note)
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#8
EastCoasthandle
I am already seeing performance boost in World in Conflict with their 001 update. The game is much more smoother then before. Benchmarks at 1680x1050 are 30 FPS vs 27 FPS prior to the update. With 7.10 I like to see what I will get!
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#9
magibeg
I guess it takes some time to get those stream processors working properly.
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#10
DRDNA
VERY NICE !!! :toast::D:toast::D:toast:
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#11
lemonadesoda
I want optimisations called the X800 to X2900 mod. LOL :p
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#12
mandelore
by: lemonadesoda
I want optimisations called the X800 to X2900 mod. LOL :p
:roll: nice1
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#13
AsRock
TPU addict
'd like to see better performance for other games.
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#14
imperialreign
it does make me wonder, though - if they can keep jacking and optimizing the performance for newer titles, does that mean that we're losing some performance for older ones?

I mean, I understand they want to keep up with the latest fad game, and are still in high competition with nVidia, but what about those of us still diggin the older games that haven't gone legacy yet . . . like Thief: Deadly Shadows or Doom3?
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#16
yogurt_21
by: imperialreign
it does make me wonder, though - if they can keep jacking and optimizing the performance for newer titles, does that mean that we're losing some performance for older ones?

I mean, I understand they want to keep up with the latest fad game, and are still in high competition with nVidia, but what about those of us still diggin the older games that haven't gone legacy yet . . . like Thief: Deadly Shadows or Doom3?
you bring up a good point as the hd2000 series is supposed to be 80% drivers or something like that, we could be gaining in some areas only to lose in others.
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#17
EastCoasthandle
Have we honestly seen problems from games that they haven't addressed?
Have we forgotten the CS:S, HL2 fog issue that was fixed?
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#18
imperialreign
you bring up a good point as the hd2000 series is supposed to be 80% drivers or something like that, we could be gaining in some areas only to lose in others.
that's what I was wondering . . . I mean, I understand that performance will plateau sooner or later, and then it would only start to revert on itself or not show any gains at all. Also considering that the newer driver releases have focused more on the 2ks over the 1ks, and the 1ks and AGPs seem to be more touchy with driver optimizations. We've even seen significant performance hits, 7.7 was the worst across the board, and various other issues ranging from the AGPs not functioning properly to poor framerates and displays.

Unless, ATI has something up their sleeve between the two breeds, maybe like giving the 2ks their own line of driver releases at some point - but, I really don't see ATi doing that.
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#19
AsRock
TPU addict
by: EastCoasthandle
Have we honestly seen problems from games that they haven't addressed?
Have we forgotten the CS:S, HL2 fog issue that was fixed?
Arma ( Armed Assault fog and a few other things. )
PGA 2008 Poor performance.
IL-2 with the 4 addons in OpenGL land texture problem.

could probaly think of more but want to try this FEAR XP2 demo lol.
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#20
EastCoasthandle
by: AsRock
Arma ( Armed Assault fog and a few other things. )
PGA 2008 Poor performance.
IL-2 with the 4 addons in OpenGL land texture problem.

could probaly think of more but want to try this FEAR XP2 demo lol.
I am talking about actual problems not performance concerns. IE "I would like this game to run faster"...
Also, have you actually submitted a ticket?

The AA fog issue is not a ATI only issue. Neither is the texture problems with IL2
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#21
crow1001
This is great news, hope they continue to push for major performance in other DX10 titles like they have with COJ.:toast:
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#22
trt740
Sometell Hellasvagbond about this quake wars was his main bench he used to explain how poor quality a 2900 xt is in relationship to a 8800 gts 640mb.i teied to tell him the 2900 xt isn't yet near it's full potential.
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#23
AsRock
TPU addict
Yes i have all ways let ATI know if i had a problem with some thing not as if i heard any thing of them after lol.

7.9's made a mess of Armed Assult but happy that the beta 7.10 fixed that though :).
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#24
Corrosion
I want better crysis performance.
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#25
Mussels
Moderprator
These performance increases come along as ATI tweak the games to run on their hardware.

I find it very annoying with this kinda thing - i dont care if it runs 300% faster after an update, it should have ran great from the start. All this means is that less 'important' (arma, IL2) games dont get the fixes and run like crap or artifact, while teh popular games get fixes rushed out.

and btw, i think this for ati and Nvidia - so far i've only had problems with Nv's beta drivers and new games, and its always been a performance issue, never artifacts/crashes.
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