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ATI Catalyst 7.8 BETA Released

Discussion in 'News' started by malware, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. malware New Member

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    Paradox and Jimmy 2004 say thanks.
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    Sweet maybe this will help AA with the 2600xt's... and lol at 170mb worth of driver
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    why would they release beta drivers?
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    Why not? :)

    Probably implementing something, that needs a wider stress test than they can do in-shop.
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    because they want guinea pigs to test them.
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    and we're the sheep to follow . . .
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    no sh*t sherlock.. so they're going to find bugs which only you the user seems to ever find (and indeed me as well as everyone else) on their own? Hate this sort of comment, how do you expect them to improve the drivers without testing it on the people who report all the problems?????!
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    I know all that, I was being sarcastic ;)

    I've already DLed the beta and will throw it on later tonight before I start gaming - I'm really hoping that some of the performance issues with the 7.7 release might be cleared up. We'll see how it goes
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    Wow this driver is great!

    AA is much better now (75FPS vs 9fps) and I don't get the shadow flickering anymore
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    Because they know that 7.7 sucked and they want to test fixes to make sure that the final 7.8 is good. :rockout:
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    It would be better if their betas were more openly available, like NVIDIA's, that way they could spot any niggling issues before they make it mainstream yet have a large enough sample of people testing to be fairly sure they work.
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    cool i got over 17k 3dmark 2005 compared to 16.8, so thats an improvement, yet to try anything else, and that was with everything running in background, even antivirus
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    4827 vs 4446 with a 2600XT
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    With the 7.7's immediately after installation my entire monitor switched to all pink. It was a horrible bug and i had to move back to 7.6's. if anyone else had this bug and the 7.8 beta fixes it, please post!
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    Hoping i see some gain on my card (X1950XT), that would be nice, a higher overcloc with the CCC overdrive feature would be nice.

    No money for DX10 yet :(
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    wasn't this discussed over at Rage3d some time ago?
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    So...is it worth a download?
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    I noticed a performance drop too when I went to 7.7 from 7.6 on my X1950Pro. Can I just reinstall the 7.6 drivers over the 7.7's?
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    Better to go to the control panel and add and remove programs then look for the ATI- software uninstall utility, run it then restart your PC and install the 7.6 drivers.:toast:
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    no its not adviseable. You will have all sorts of problems installing newer drivers over older ones. Get driver cleaner pro and you will be good to go.


    Coincidentally, anyone know if the bug with 7.6 with native resolution of lcd monitors, was fixed?
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    I'd recommend against it, IMHO. Uninstall the 7.7 drivers first, then after reboot, install 7.6




    With this 7.8 beta, just a quick run on 3DMark06:

    7.6 Catalyst - 3279 (1440x900; AA 0; AF 0)
    7.8 Catalyst beta - 3396 (1440x900; AA 0; AF 0)

    that's a jump right there with absolutely no other changes, 3rd party or otherwise - good 'ol ATi driver's workin their magic!

    Now to see how she holds up to some gaming this evening - hopefully no bugs, crashes, BSOD's, or hiccups !!
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    the 7.8's so far are looking nice!! no bugs yet, apart from i had to switch my display adaptor thingy between my 2 displays to get em working, but that was easy to remidy!
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    I picked up 127 pts in 3dMark06 from 7.6s to these

    7.6 = 10,914

    7.8 beta = 11,041
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    I just ran some ATT benchmarks before and after reverting back to the 7.6 Cats:

    X1950Pro @ stock on 7.6 drivers
    6664

    X1950Pro @ OC'd to 621/770 on 7.6 drivers
    7287

    X1950Pro @ stock on 7.7 drivers
    6263

    X1950Pro @ OC'd to 621/770 on 7.7 drivers
    6850

    Quiet a drop. I'm glad the 7.8's are better but I think I'll wate for the final release. I don't like beta SW.
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    I might give it a try in a bit, see how it affects "older" cards like my X800XL.

    EDIT:
    3DMark05
    X800XL OC @ 440/540 with EMT: 5904

    X800XL OC @ 440/540 with EMT: 5928

    I guess it affects newer cards more.
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