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ATI Catalyst 7.1 Beta for Window Vista Available

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  1. malware New Member

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    ATI Catalyst 7.1 Beta for Windows Vista Available

    Download: ATI Catalyst 7.1 Beta for Window Vista (91.6MB)

    Source: Guru3D
     
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    People are buying Vista :confused:
     
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    Yeah like 3 people ...
     
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    im buying vista and halo 3 when it comes out.
     
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    Vista fan: "I love how all my gaming frame rates decrease..."
     
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    Acer is giveing me a copy for free becuase i have a windows Wista compable labtop that i purched in setember. Not that i am going to istall it, its the its free and i want all thing given to me free.
     
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    If anyone cares Crossfire works in Vista with this driver.
     
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    But will it be the norm to have either CF or SLI in order to get any decent frame rates when using Vista...
     
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    Nah, I'm sure we can take out some of the unnecessary overhead from Vista, when vLite releases. I'd be interested in seeing whether or not you can get it to run like XP, and retain full functionality.
     
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    I ran some benchies.

    My setup:

    X1900XT, FX-60, 2 GB DDR400


    Catalyst 6.11 in Windows XP
    Css video stress test @ 1280x1024 no AA/AF : 176.5 fps

    Catalyst 6.12 beta Windows Vista
    Css video stress test @ 1280x1024 no AA/AF : 181.5 fps

    Catalyst 7.1 beta Windows Vista
    Css video stress test @ 1280x1024 no AA/AF : 215.3 fps

    How about that? Ati's 2nd version of Vista RTM drivers and it whoops XP in the ass.

    I think all of you sippers of haterade that have been looking at RC and Beta benchmarks in Vista need to look again once some RTM benchies come out. Cause I hated Vista and the 3d performance was dreadful. But when the final release was out, different story. Vista outperforms XP in every game I have thrown at it. Of course, that is for us ATI users, not sure about Nvidia seeing how they don't seem to have any decent Vista drivers out, and if they do they are probably crap. But ATI has been doing some serious work.

    I honestly believe that this beta driver release shows how the driver model and hardware access in Vista is superior to XP.

    Think hard about that, then actually test Vista out before you start trolling.
     

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