Wednesday, March 26th 2008

New ATI Hotfix Patches Various 3D Problems with Radeon HD Series

Owners of ATI's Radeon HD2xxx/HD3xxx series cards who are experiencing intermittent stuttering when running various 3D applications can now make use of the new Catalyst hotfix which is said to fix the problem. Available now for Windows XP (32/64-bit) and Windows Vista (32/64-bit), the 737-33033 hotfix can be downloaded here.Source: ATI
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50 Comments on New ATI Hotfix Patches Various 3D Problems with Radeon HD Series

#1
DanishDevil
Is this only recommended for those experiencing the problems, or for everyone? I assume the first?
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#2
Xolair
Can you install these over older Catalyst drivers (like 7.12's for example), or must you use the newest ones? :confused:
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#3
BumbRush
if your using an HD card why the hell would u be using the 7.12 drivers.....thats insain.....
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#4
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
Anyone experiencing any of the benefits when using these hotfixes?
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#5
DanishDevil
I'd be willing to do a comparison test to see if they up performance. I won't have time this weekend, though. New parts, dates with two women, and a lacrosse game :D
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#6
Pinchy
I will tell you if this works in around 20 minutes.

In counter strike source, I get random moments where it just LAGS out. Like its not really random because it only happens on a certain map and in like 2-3 areas on that map....But ALWAYS happens!
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#7
alexp999
Staff
This looks like the Catalyst 8.4 Beta :eek:

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#8
j3tstream
by: BumbRush
if your using an HD card why the hell would u be using the 7.12 drivers.....thats insain.....
that is because u wouldn't believe the performance increase above above the8.3 drivers, anyway i should tell that 8.2 already work great :o

I am trying this with my 3870+3850 setup and 8.2 drivers. lets see... if I now can play coh: of without lag and no intermitent lag in css.
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#9
antzen
with 8.3 i had stuttering and fps-drops in various games & 3dmark06 (cpu-score-drop).

same problems with this hotfix :mad:

back to 8.2 ....
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#10

I can't recall that I've had any problems at all with my X2 card.. Is this patch for them aswell??
#11
antzen
by: TechnicalFreak
I can't recall that I've had any problems at all with my X2 card.. Is this patch for them aswell??
"Radeon™ HD3870 series" .... i think so ....
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#12
Xolair
by: BumbRush
if your using an HD card why the hell would u be using the 7.12 drivers.....thats insain.....
I remember having weird problems in Crysis with any younger drivers than the 7.12's, so ''been stuck'' with them ever since, or just too lazy to try out the newer ones. :p

Guess I could try 8.3 and install these hotfix ones sometime when I have more time.
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#13
CY:G
I only have issues with my X2, when someone throws a Flash granade in Counter Strike Source or COD 4, I thought i damaged it while overclocking, hopefully this fixes that issue...
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#14
Nitro-Max
Well i wasnt having problems but i installed it anyway just incase it showed any improvement and it was horribble i actually got micro stuttering.

8.2 his alot better than 8.3 but i use the Extreme G optimized 8.2 driver its awsome.
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#15
Dr. Spankenstein
by: BumbRush]if your using an HD card why the hell would u be using the 7.12 drivers.....thats insain.....[/quote][QUOTE=j3tstream
that is because u wouldn't believe the performance increase above above the8.3 drivers, anyway i should tell that 8.2 already work great :o
Well, at least you listened to SOMETHING I said in your thread!;)
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#16
Steevo
I wondered why my HL2:EP2 was stuttering and acting shitty. Using the flashlight made the game unplayable. Same for COD2 and other games.
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#17
Megasty
Wow, just wow. Just actually listened about how powerplay is randomly dropping the power usage of the cards during loading & strenuous playing. GJ ATI, well sort of...
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#18
j3tstream
by: Dr. Spankenstein
Well, at least you listened to SOMETHING I said in your thread!;)
actually I listened to everything but i didn't posted every word, I spent the most time checking if it actually works. So i rather listen then be heard.
Btw got a zerotherm btf90 for my cpu. Ill post some pics later...

i'm testing 8.2+this hotfix today, I'll let u ppl know some until tomorrow.
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#19
Morgoth
lol i allready have this driver for 2 days
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#20
Urbklr
I feel special....i have had no problems with my 8.3, everything seems fine :D
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#21
ShadowFold
by: Urbklr911
I feel special....i have had no problems with my 8.3, everything seems fine :D
Yea same here. The only game not working well is crysis but either than that I dont think I need the hotfix.
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#22
AphexDreamer
by: Urbklr911
I feel special....i have had no problems with my 8.3, everything seems fine :D
Yeah you have an XT thats why. I as well have had no problams at all even with the lastest Hot Fix.
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#23
BumbRush
meh, its like ppl sticking with the 4.12 drivers back in the day, i moved on and had NO problems, some did.

as to the feelind special, thats how i felt back in the nf2 days when everybody else was having perf drops from using the nviia chipset drivers and i was getting a small perf boost from them.

i think its just that some systems like some drivers/settings and others dont, nothing more or less then that.
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#24
Urbklr
by: AphexDreamer
Yeah you have an XT thats why. I as well have had no problams at all even with the lastest Hot Fix.
I thought that people had problems with the HD2xxx and HD3xxx series on the 8.3's??

PS-I haven't had problems, even in Crysis..
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#25
j3tstream
by: Urbklr911
I thought that people had problems with the HD2xxx and HD3xxx series on the 8.3's??

PS-I haven't had problems, even in Crysis..
I am not totally sure but I believe most of them are hd3000 series issues and alot 3850 have problems(crysis), why???
I wanted to know too... lets ask ati, I already sent some feedback to them without answer, so I hope that at least they can get it fixed on 8.4 drivers.
I love to be a pioneer but I hate the 2ndary effects of imature drivers.

That is something I have noticed.... Nvidia fixes some things really fast but not always the best way, but they do; ATI fixes everything but it takes 1to3 driver versions to fully fix it. The overall quality of ati drivers and performance is also better but I must admit that nvidia has learned somethings since the 6***series and stopped stealling quality in exchange for performance hits. Or at least they learned how to cover it. Because right now the only things I can tell that ati is in vantage are all quality enchancements, not performance.
Of course I dont give a *** about 60 to 100 fps difference when I can have 16-24AA, and tesselation on gpu. I rather have a full featured card then a beast that can run everything at max settings and no extra features.

After all of this I still feel like ATI could be alot better, dont knw why but I still feel that there is something cooking on ATI behind this whole GPU competition.

It is kind of wierd that since x850 ati have never came back to the top again.
Something is on the works..... :respect: at least lets pray for the gpu gods to help ati rise again1!!!11
(because if u ppl think really well the only missing think is pure performance so at least for me ATI is leading ever since the first gpu)
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