Friday, June 20th 2008

ATI Hotfix for Radeon HD 4850/4870 Video Cards Released

ATI today issued a hotfix for all owners of the new Radeon HD 4800 series cards. This patch applies to both Radeon HD 4850 and Radeon HD 4870 and improves overall performance and stability. Also note that this hotfix includes the Display Driver and Catalyst Control Center.

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30 Comments on ATI Hotfix for Radeon HD 4850/4870 Video Cards Released

#1
yogurt_21
interesting, already a performance increase, nice to see that they got it out before any issues arrose.
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#2
intel igent
kinda off topic.......

any new/upcoming driver's available for the AGP card's?

thnx
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#3
Wile E
Power User
Any current reviews with these drivers?
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#4
Silverel
by: intel igent
kinda off topic.......

any new/upcoming driver's available for the AGP card's?

thnx
I've got the 8.6 beta running on my 2600xt AGP. Doesn't work great, but I don't use it a whole lot anyways. Plays Halo for an hour or two before crashing...
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#6
lemonadesoda
LOL

W1zzard needs to RE-DO all those benchmarks!

(Who wants to tell him.... not me!) :roll:
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#7
yogurt_21
nah he'll just use them for the 4870's next week doesn't seem worth it to repeat all those tests on the 4850's lol
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#8
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Wow, super quick. Who on here has a 4850 already
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#9
Weer
by: WarEagleAU
Wow, super quick. Who on here has a 4850 already
Quick! Find a place where they have run out of 8800 GT's! ;)
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#10
HaZe303
I have ordered a Sapphire 4850 yesterday, hopefully ill get it monday/tuesday. So this is great news for me! Hopefully now I can get rid of the damn "nvlddmkm" bsod error im getting with my current 8800GT in my HTPC?? And next month because these cards are so damn cheap(not like nv´s monster priced) I will be picking another one for a xfire setup, or Ill buy a 4870 and get hybrid xfire or whatever ATI calls it? Thx ati, you get me, im not buying anymore gfx cards for 500+ euro´s. Now I can scale instead, buy two of these babies in crossfire I´ll get almost same performance as gtx 280, and in some games even better. And for less money. I could almost get xfire x with 4 of these for the same price of a 280??? So thx ATI, you understand that if PC is to remain as a competetive "gaming" plattform this is the future. No more cards costing 500+ euros. The most highend card should cost max 300euro/3500 swedish kronor.
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#12
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
Interesting, excellent performance on the 8.6 drivers and an increase already with the hotfix.
I'm looking forward to seeing anyones benches with the hotfix.
I have the feeling that in the near future my bank account is going to take a hit. :D
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#13
ShogoXT
Woops I guess someone else posted it before me. I sent him a PM though with the link in case he missed it.
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#15
SheetCake
see, this is why i wish i was on ATI, they dont hold out on owners of their cards just so they can pull out a magic driver to boost benches against the compotition like nvidia has done with the 177.xx drivers.....

blah, oh well, at least i got a decent card :)
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#17
ilpalmare
WOWOW Very impressive with my two 3870 in crossfire

I have trie this hotfix driver in my two sapphire 3870 in crossfire mode with 3dmark Vantage:
This is my confgiuration
E8500-3600
3Gb DDR3
ASUS P5E3
FSB400
two Sapphire 3870PCBBLUE 845/1196

The first 2 test have corrupted texture with a medium framerate first 22 second 28 good
I'am impressed for the perline test: it boost from 11 FRAME to 33 FRAME :twitch:
And i have noticed this thing, you have present the FLAGS TEST FINAL for PHISYCS... ok
it boost from 11 FRAME (8.5 catalyst) to 24 FRAME :twitch: (HOTFIX 8.6)

Bye Matteo
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#18
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Does it mean better overclocks?
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#19
ilpalmare
I don't know. i have tested 8.5 and HOTFIX 8.6 with the same frequences.
8.6 is very good, the VANTAGE test give me results to P8260.
With 8.5 P7240
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#20
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: ilpalmare
I don't know. i have tested 8.5 and HOTFIX 8.6 with the same frequences.
8.6 is very good, the VANTAGE test give me results to P8260.
With 8.5 P7240
Do you have a HD4000 series card you're testing these on?
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#21
ilpalmare
Nooooo :mad: I want to buyyyy it :banghead: ahahahahaha

But with this system and this good driver i wait after summer :toast:
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#22
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Oh, ok. Is this 8.6 beta?
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#23
ilpalmare
No this is the 8.6 HOTFIX official from AMD only for 4800 series... wowow is good for 3800 series
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#24
tkpenalty
I want the HD4850 now :( Damn 8800GT wont be worth selling anymore :(..
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#25

will be testing HD4850 with hotfix in single and crossfire and comparing it with 8.6 and post results in my thread here . Stay tuned .
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