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AMD Releases ATI Catalyst 9.7 Driver Suite

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    AMD today sneaked in the latest version of its ATI Catalyst driver suite that provides support to several AMD/ATI components such as ATI Radeon series GPUs, AMD desktop chipsets, AMD FireStream GPGPU, and ATI Theater multimedia products. As revealed by the release notes document, AMD introduced several performance and feature-set changes, along with timely bug-fixes. Highlights include:
    • Crysis performance at very high quality preset increases by up to 8% on Radeon HD 4800 series
    • Lost Planet Colonies - performance increases by 7-11% when 8x Anti-Aliasing is used on the HD 4800 series products
    • Introduces support for the ATI Video converter under Windows 7 32-bit and Windows 7 64-bit
    • A newly designed Desktops & Displays Manager
    • Added support for new OpenGL extensions: EXT_provoking_vertex and EXT_vertex_array_bgra

    DOWNLOAD: ATI Catalyst 9.7 Driver Suite for Windows 7/Vista 64-bit | Windows 7/Vista 32-bit | Windows XP 64-bit | Windows XP 32-bit
     
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    Lock and Load!
     
  3. btarunr

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    The AMD Game page header says 9.6, but the files and release notes are 9.7.

    [​IMG]

    They're being added to our servers as we speak.
     
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    lol load and lock lol
     
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    Did anyone notice they increased the performance to Lost Planet? I can only wonder if it will help RE5 since its the same engine.
     
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    *Facepalm* I downloaded and installed 9.6 about five minutes before 9.7's were released.
     
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    Nice timing. I should be putting my new rig together tomorrow morning.
     
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    I reinstalled Vista last night. Same problem here.
     
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    Same version as the leaked one at the beginning of July lol I've been using them all month and they're awesome :rockout:
     
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    I skipped 9.6, i was wondering when these would show up!
     
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    i got my xfx 4890 and had a tons of problems hope this wil solve the INF errror
     
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    lol that was fast... asked me when they will be released an hour ago...
     
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    Hmm... no XP drivers yet?

    Hey mussels, is this helpful for you?

     
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    he wants on win7 i believe
     
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    Two months after the driver still has defects
    holy sh*t
     
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    Uninstall all instances of Microsoft Visual C++ through "add/remove" programs in the Control Panel, then install the drivers. It should work.
     
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    Significant driver updates make me happy. :toast:
     
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    I need the optimization for ArmaⅡ,please,ATI.There are not many people can run Crysis fluently with one piece of HD4850 or HD4870 at all very high,useless.Let the HD6850 handle it over 60FPS,do some useful works.:slap:
     
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    Looks like we are starting to lose support for XP. Wish Win7 was out already. :(
     
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    i'm not under XP - testing, will post results back in the scaling thread.

    That said, i doubt they changed much between the RC/beta and this.
     
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    it is - grab the RTM, run it for 120 days. you can then buy a retail copy in 120 days.
     
  22. TAViX Guest

    Any improvement in the latest Call of Juarez for X2 and crossfire cards??? this game optimisations sucks bigtime, I mean an 4850 is faster than 4870X2!!!!! hahaha
     
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    Thats not a fix thats going around the issue lol. There is NOTHING wrong with XP :).. And has for DX10 whats the point and for DX11 well that has to be seen and proven worth it.

    They should not be stopping support for it thats just sad.. Although i can understand it due to there being 2 OS's to make drivers for.
     
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    win7 is a fix. virtual XP.
     
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    XP must burn in fire...
    But as future sysadmin i will have to see it a lot, hello driver problems... and other strange things.

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    ARGH, i want my pc back from warranty service, NOW! So i can get in those drivers and play some Crysis.
     

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