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Ati 8.11 driver released

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  1. Lillebror New Member

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    Sexy! Thanks for the heads up. :toast:
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    Nice, nothing since 8.7 has worked for me. maybe these will
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    Nice will post Crossfire 4850 results shortly.
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    Tested with 4870x2. Some artifacts/glitches disappeared that were present during previous drivers + benchmarks. Seems like they worked on the crossfire profile for Crysis Warhead. Crossfire profile added for Dead Space +25 avg fps. No difference in The Witcher.

    The drivers don't fail! That's a win! :D
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    Schweet!
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    Thanks for the heads up!
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    Uhh, i ran 3dmark, it dropped my score by over 1k points. 15267 now.
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    vista hasnt crashed yet, thats an improvement for me
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    :eek: whoa... now thats a problem.. wonder whats causing that :rolleyes:
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    Try with Vantage.
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    oh ya and guys i have a quick question..

    If i want to have my core and memory clock to my choice do i need to use Radeon Bios Editor first then install these drivers, or can i install driver and flash the bios?

    thanks!
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You should never flash with drivers installed. It's always best to do the flash from DOS and not through a Windows utility.
    Lester- says thanks.
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    ps im using a visiontek ATI 4850
    stock clocks and voltages :)
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    A few tweaks and got it to the 16,2 range. But where the hell did all my other 300 go!? Will any of you guys post what options you turn on/off to get the best FPS and quality? Thanks!
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    aw man :( i dont know that much about computers and stuff, and my computer is from HP so they probably use crappy motherboards and parts =(
    i dont think i know how to flash from DOS, but honestly do you think that using Radeon Bios Editor is a smooth move. in your opnion?:confused::D

    thank you very much btw i appreciate it =) very fast comments
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    New Features
    This section provides information on new features found in this release of the
    Radeon™ Display Driver. These include the following:
    • ATI CrossFireX™ Enhancements
    • HydraVision Support for Windows XP
    • New Display Enhancements
    • Performance Improvements
    ATI CrossFireX™ Enhancements
    This release of ATI Catalyst™ enables users to verify whether an application is
    running in ATI CrossFireX™ mode. The new option found in the ATI Catalyst™
    Control Center system tray, will allow users to verify whether a Direct3D or
    OpenGL application is running in ATI CrossFireX™ mode. (The “ATI Cross-
    FireX” logo will be shown on screen when the application is running).
    AMD Chipset Product Support
    AMD Chipset Product Support
    ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 Series ATI Radeon™ HD 3300 Series
    ATI Radeon™ HD 3100 Series AMD 580X Series Chipset
    ATI Radeon™ HD 2100 Series ATI Radeon™ Xpress 1150 Series
    ATI Radeon™ Xpress 1250 Series ATI Radeon™ Xpress 1100 Series
    ATI Radeon™ X1250 Series ATI Radeon™ Xpress 200 Series
    ATI Radeon™ X1200 Series AMD 690 Series Chipset
    Note: When installing the Catalyst™ Vista driver for Windows Vista,
    the user must be logged on as Administrator or have Administrator
    rights in order to successfully complete the installation of the Catalyst™
    Vista driver.
    ATI Catalyst™ Release Note 5
    HydraVision Support for Windows XP
    This release of ATI Catalyst™ introduces HydraVision support for the ATI Catalyst
    ™ Control Center under Windows XP. HydraVision enables users to more
    efficiently organize multiple applications across single or multiple displays. Highlights
    include:
    • HydraGrid – A new feature found in HydraVision that divides the Windows
    desktop into user definable areas. This helps users to more easily move and
    organize multiple applications.
    • HydraVision Hotkeys – The ATI Catalyst™ Control Center Hotkey Manager
    can assist users to quickly setup and define their HydraVision specific hotkey
    commands.
    • HydraVision Virtual Desktops – Users can configure up to 9 different virtual
    desktops. This enables users to manage and group multiple applications
    across each user defined desktop. Application positions, desktop associations
    and display settings can be saved for every virtual desktop.
    • HydraVision Wizard – Using the ATI Catalyst™ Control Center Wizard,
    users can configure their HyrdaVision settings with ease.
    New Display Enhancements
    This release of ATI Catalyst™ Linux introduces support for display scaling to
    resize the display devices that support TV timings (480i/p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p)
    through either digital (DVI or HDMI) or analog (component) interfaces.
    Performance Improvements
    The following performance gains are noticed with this release of Catalyst™
    FarCry 2 – performance gains of 3 to 10% for Single card mode and 8 to 14% in
    Crossfire mode, with some specific configurations showing even greater improvements.
    Performance gains were noticed on all Radeon HD4xxx and Radeon
    HD3xxx products.
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky – performance gains of 6 to 18% in single card settings
    and 10 to 30% in CrossfireX mode. Performance gains were noticed on all
    Radeon HD04xxx and Radeon HD3xxx products.


    Resolved Issues for the Windows Vista Operating
    System
    This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI
    Catalyst™ Software Suite for Windows Vista. These include:
    • During game play for “Age of Conan”, DirectX 10 may cause the screen to
    blank
    ATI Catalyst™ Release Note 6
    • Resizing video during playback may intermittently cause desktop video corruption
    • Video playback tearing may occur under Windows Vista 32 or XP
    • Hardware acceleration is not enabled when playing HD content using Cyberlink
    • Catalyst Control Center, Overdrive options missing under Graphics settings
    • Some OpenGL content may not align to the Hydravision preset grid
    • Catalyst Control Center 'ShowGrid' does not display the correct grid settings
    for the attached displays
    • “Gratitude{EF25BC.....}” or HydraGrid.exe executables will be shown under
    process tab after launching Hydragrid
    Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System
    This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI

    Catalyst™ Software Suite for Windows XP. These include:
    • “Lower Resolution” message displayed when attempting to play HD content
    using winDVD
    • Running certain OpenGL applications may intermittently cause the system to
    stop responding
    • Some desktop corruption may be noticed when playing standard definition
    video while exiting full screen DOS
    • Overlay rotation failing under Windows XP
    • Hot unplugging the secondary device with Clone Mode enabled may cause
    video playback instability
    • With Clone Mode and Overlay Theater Mode enabled some video playback
    may fail to render properly
    • Some corruption may be noticed during video playback on Cyberlink
    winDVD7 and rotate desktop
    • Midway “Stranglehold” may become unstable when run in 800x600 and
    Dynamic Shadows is turned off
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    your running vantage right?
    when i test my rig i usually have everything on default 1280x1080 no AA or AF :) PRESET: PERFORMANCE

    oh ya and i like to not have extra testing just the graphics and cpu :)
    hope that helps!
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    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky – performance gains of 6 to 18% in single card settings
    and 10 to 30% in CrossfireX mode.

    thats the sound of music baby
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    Im running the free version :), Also i have been running on quality.. he he.
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    Do you see more rocks?:D

    @Lillebror> Thank you
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    what do you mean by quality? most benchmarkers use default settings in PRESET i think....

    btw did you flash your ATi 4870 through the DOS?
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    One other thing, why when the CPU test runs it only goes to 2-3 fps, And is WAYYY choppy..?
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    No flash, I dont know how. Would it help? Point me in the direction to do it plz :)... And i meant the CCC controls. Not 3dmark controls.
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    oh ya i heard that these new drivers really do give an extra boost in performance :) gonna go test these baby's out tomorrow

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