Friday, February 20th 2009

ATI Catalyst 9.2 Released

AMD has just released ATI Catalyst version 9.2, so now you have a brand new driver for tonight and a nice tweaking utility to test. Catalyst 9.2 brings performance benefits in several games:
  • Crysis DX10 gains up to 20%
  • Crysis Warhead DX10 gains up to 20%
  • World in Conflict gains up to 5%
Now the new driver also enables Anisotropic Filtering for DirectX 10 applications in Windows Vista and fixes some minor issues that occured in previous versions. For the full list of fixes, please read the Catalyst 9.2 release notes.

DOWNLOAD: ATI Catalyst version 9.2 for Windows XP and Windows Vista (32/64-bit versions)Source: AMD Game!
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174 Comments on ATI Catalyst 9.2 Released

#1
freakshow
by: malware
AMD has just released ATI Catalyst version 9.2, so now you have a brand new driver for tonight and a nice tweaking utility to test. Catalyst 9.2 brings performance benefits in several games:
  • Crysis DX10 gains up to 20%
  • Crysis Warhead DX10 gains up to 20%
  • World in Conflict gains up to 5%
Now the new driver also enables Anisotropic Filtering for DirectX 10 applications and fixes some minor issues that occured in previous versions. For the full list of fixes, please read the Catalyst 9.2 release notes.

DOWNLOAD: ATI Catalyst version 9.2 for Windows XP and Windows Vista (32/64-bit versions)

Source: AMD Game!
somebody beat u to it lol :laugh:

http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=85837
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#5
sapetto
Sexy new 3D Settings Preview :p
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#6
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
I just OC my processor for this exact reason!!!!
Performance Improvements
Catalyst™ 9.2 brings performance benefits in several cases where framerates are
CPU-limited. Some measured examples are:
• Crysis DX10 gains up to 20%
• Crysis Warhead DX10 gains up to 20%
• World in Conflict gains up to 5%
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#7
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
Can somebody do some benchies and see if the 8.12 drivers are still faster?
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#8
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
Excellent!

My girlfriend and I finished upgrading her PC last night. Glad these have been released!

:D
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#9
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: InnocentCriminal
Excellent!

My girlfriend and I finished upgrading her PC last night. Glad these have been released!

:D
Is that what you kids call it nowadays? "Upgrading the PC"? Careful I ended up with a kid last time I "Upgraded" one :laugh:
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#11
Homeless
My radeon 4550 i still getting those atikmdag errors :
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#12
kiriakost
I hold my old P4 system for more many reasons ,
but still this "Upgrading the PC" task ,

sounds fun ... :laugh: :laugh:
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#14
devguy
by: Silverel
Yeah, but they should be using the Submit News button instead of posting it:p
Heh, if I had the ability to put up a new thread in the "News" section, I would've, but I don't have the authority. As I posted in the other thread, looks like the hd 4850x2 is now part of the regular driver suite (sweet!) for both Windows and Linux.

Unfortunately, though, the AVIVO converter for Vista x64 is still absent...
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#15
truehighroller1
by: Homeless
My radeon 4550 i still getting those atikmdag errors :
This is probably because you haven't been doing a complete clean install. Just a stab, maybe you are but in most cases people still having issues don't wipe everthing as clean as they should.
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#16
Marineborn
im gonna give it a week and see how they test out and make up my mind
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#18
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: Marineborn
im gonna give it a week and see how they test out and make up my mind
No you will download it now and love it.
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#19
trt740
if this is true AMD cards just got a bunch faster.
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#20
truehighroller1
by: trt740
if this is true AMD cards just got a bunch faster.
That is what I was thinking as well. If this is true then GTA IV should see a big increase as well.
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#21
kiriakost
Good news for me .... with 9.2 Photoshop works again as normal ( 9.1 was messed up)

About the 20% gain , thats + 20 fps at 100 fps so at 50 fps that my HD3850 can do ,
its just 10 fps gain , well i test COD5 1600x1200 and i think that i got that 10 extra fps. :)
My max 45 fps become 55 fps.

The 9.2 its not certified ... but who cares . :D

EDIT :
On my AGP system scores looks messed up , lightmark marks fall at half ?? still testing.

More EDIT :
3DMark06 scores at individual scenes dropped down 2-5 fps !!
Crysis Benchmark Tool dropped too 2-3 fps .

Ahhh enough for me , back to 8.12 .
This hotfix resolves the following issues:

* Fix for problems with DirectX and Radeon HD 3000 and HD 2000 Series AGP Graphics cards.
Never had any ... long live DX9 :p
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#22
DRDNA
by: PVTCaboose1337
Can somebody do some benchies and see if the 8.12 drivers are still faster?
Yes Sir I will tonight after work :toast: I have the HD4870X2 and Vista 64;)
Sure cant be worse than 9.1's as I found lots of little issues and big issues with OpenGL ...
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#23
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: kiriakost
Good news for me .... with 9.2 Photoshop works again as normal ( 9.1 was messed up)

About the 20% gain , thats + 20 fps at 100 fps so at 50 fps that my HD3850 can do ,
its just 10 fps gain , well i test COD5 1600x1200 and i think that i got that 10 extra fps. :)
My max 45 fps become 55 fps.

The 9.2 its not certified ... but who cares . :D

EDIT :
On my AGP system scores looks messed up , lightmark marks fall at half ?? still testing.
Um how did ATI drivers mess up your Photoshop?
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#24
kiriakost
by: TheMailMan78
Um how did ATI drivers mess up your Photoshop?
The only that i have to say , is that ATI all that it does is to tweak drivers , to offer fixes for the latest hardware , and this causes troubles to backwards compatibility.

About the Photoshop story i had post an image on another post.
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#25
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: kiriakost
The only that i have to say , is that ATI all that it does is to tweak drivers , to offer fixes for the latest hardware , and this causes troubles to backwards compatibility.

About the Photoshop story i had post an image on another post.
Post a link. Let me see. But honestly it sounds like you have bigger problems than ATI drivers if your Photoshop is screwing up.
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