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AMD Announces ATI Catalyst 9.6 Driver Suite

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    AMD announced the availability of ATI Catalyst version 9.6 driver suite, that provides driver support for ATI Radeon series graphics processors (driver version 8.62), Hydravision, AMD Southbridge/Chipset driver, and Catalyst Control Center (version 8.62). The new version brings along the following application-specific performance increments:
    • Company of Heores – performance gains of up to 25% for the ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series, and performance gains of up to 10% for the ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series.
    • Crysis Warhead – performance gains of up to 11% for ATI CrossFireX configurations.
    • Crysis – performance gains of up to 13% for ATI CrossFireX configurations.
    • World in Conflict – performance gains of up to 30% for settings are were previously CPU limited.

    The Linux version of this driver suite adds production support for SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) and SLED 11. It also provides early support for RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.8.

    DOWNLOAD: ATI Catalyst 9.6 for Windows XP 32-bit | Windows 7/Vista 32-bit | Windows XP 64-bit | Windows 7/Vista 64-bit

    Release Notes can be read here
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    Very nice! Now I just need to get my main box working again :banghead:
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    Thanks, noticed this early this morning on ATi's site and downloaded it.
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    I is sad, as this is first Cat download I dun need in long time :(
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    I thought this was fixed in 9.5? My rig showed min values on second core after boot with 9.5.
    Or is this for multi-card solutions (vs single card, multi-GPU)?
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    Crysis – performance gains of up to 13% for ATI CrossFireX configurations.
    It's mean + 1FPS :D
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    Nice, CCC actually starts for me now instead of displaying its splash and then nothing else happening :)
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    :rockout: 1 FPS good good good :roll:

    This driver is very good, thanks Ati :toast:
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    Does anyone know if this cripples the 4850s like 9.5 did?
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    from test results shown on other websites...the 9.6 betas that was out...better than the 9.5s...so my assumption is that these are the same...i still feel the 9.4 were probably the best though as the same results compared 9.4-9.6 and the 9.4 was shown to be a lil better in most cases.
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    I would like to see some new benches from the final release.
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    Thank you and works perfectly with Joint Operations
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    Well, not so bad.
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    Win 7

    Does it work with Windows 7 or do we need to download that other set of drivers?
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    yeah

    Thait is a subjective figure. For 13% to be oh 1 FPS, your frame rate would have to be like 7 FPS. If your system is running at 7 FPS, then you need to adjust something else.

    Now for the people running their stuff at say 50 FPS,this will give them +6.5 FPS. Not great, but better.
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    This time i was curios to see if something changed
    Crysis warhead on gamer and 1280x0124 gives me 46 fps average , from catalyst 8.11 to catalyst 9.6 this didn't changed too much , it gives me eighter 45 or 46 but it's nothing major.
    In team fortress 2 the framerate changed
    catalyst 9.5 and the best so far for source engine
    15196 frames 118.939 seconds 127.76 fps ( 7.83 ms/f) 11.665 fps variability
    this is on a custom demo made by me
    and catalyst 9.6
    15196 frames 135.555 seconds 112.10 fps ( 8.92 ms/f) 23.596 fps variability
    the game is very cpu limited on my computer (e2180@3250), overclocking the card gives no framerate gain but it's intresting to see that catalyst 9.6 consumes a bit more cpu power than 9.5.
    I kept 9.6 because the difference is neglijable.
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    that was a joke man....
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    30 more driver releases and we gonna get playable FPS. :D
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    so whats this Hydravision? Ive heard of it but don't know what it does
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    it's been around for a long time . . . pretty much, it's software that allows you to add visual effects to the desktop/windowed applications . . . like, making folders transparent, (IIRC) multiple desktops, and some other stuff I really don't remember . . .



    Nice to see some more performance gains for Crysis . . . especially with xfire . . . but, y'know, if there was good ATI support from the developer, we wouldn't need to rely on driver releases :p
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    someone take a screenshot of this build, so we can tell if its the same version as the leaked one.
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    last time i used it was 2 years ago but it was a media side bar
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    hydravision is multimonitor software.

    lets you do stuff like extend the start menu across multiple screens.
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    Very nice...Thanks for the info...
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    I got 4670 can someone confrim this 25% Company of heroes? i mean its like 25% perf every driver release.

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