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ATi Catalyst 7.8 released

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  1. DaMulta

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    ATI Catalyst 7.8 drivers released

    AMD/ATI has released Catalyst 7.8 for the month of August 2007. There is 24 issues that have been fixed for Windows Vista, and another eleven issues fixed for Windows XP. The Vista Driver Security Flaw should haven been fixed with this release. However there is no mention of that being fixed in the release notes.

    New Features:
    • Overdrive for the HD2400/2600 Series in crossfire, and single card setups.
    Performance Improvements:
    • Lost Planet DX10 with anti-aliasing improves 11% or greater on HD2900XT products.
    • HD2400/2600 (single and CrossFire) show improvements of as much as 6% in 3DMark 2006 and 3DMark 2005.
    • Serious Sam 2 with HDR enabled improves as much as 14.5% on Radeon™ HD2900, Radeon™ HD2600 and Radeon™ HD2400 products.
    Link to the download and release notes.

    Source: AMD/ATI
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    Testers testers.......where are ya? xD
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    I'm downloading now! ^^

    Unfortunately, I don't have a 2K card....

    ... 2K owners where are yee?!
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    I guess that one went over your head. ;)
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    Going to give these a run after I install vista with SP1 =o
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    I take it you have the leaked alpha release then Paradox?

    Could you do a before and after set of tests or is that asking too much?
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    Woot maybe I'll get 3 more points in 3dmark06 now
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    I have an X1800XT, since the drivers are for more upto date cards, it is pointless I update unless I have a problem with a game :( *sigh* im not 'hip' anymore, just another OAP demanding a bigger pension....
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    Are you going to try them anyway?

    Opeth FTW! :rockout:
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    I got them simply for the overkill smoke in CS:S.... I don't know if its really overkill but I'll know soon I guess... Hopefully it is shit I always get shot through it....

    And flashbangs are the lame sauce.
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    Arrrh man, Flashbangs fucking rule! :D
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    No updates to FireGL drivers since May :-(
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    This Catalyst v7.8 driver has some pretty good performance tweaks...
  15. FreedomEclipse

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    Probably not. I really dont see the point in doing so Unless theyve been tweaking the X1800XT drivers which I pretty much think they have not. just the same old X1800XT drivers that have been rehashed a few dozen times. no modifications. no updates unless game/bug specific.
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    About time they got the fog out of the HL2 based games..:toast:
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    They may bring improvements y'never know unless you try. Could be something for a rainy day. I dunno...
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    I'll give it a shot on my 2600 and see how it goes
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    I'm actually quite surprised at all the people with 2600 cards! :eek: No offence but what made you buy these cards?
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    Quiet, cool, decently fast, Video acceleration. Not that I have one, or that you could pry my X1800XT out of my hot sweaty hands.
    10 Million points folded for TPU
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    Looks like Ill be grabbing these.
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    Well my initial thoughts of these 7.8's are that these are just the 7.8 betas I tried. That's just sucks - if anything my performance is worse. I better run some more tests.

    Hugely disappointed - I guess you were right Freedom. :(
  23. insider Guest

    Some people need to look a bit harder than just those various 3DMark benches and FPS scores, and start looking more closely at the visual quality, Cat7.8 is a keeper on my rig.
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    Yes, but visual quality comes in 2nd when your image is moving constantly, or was... I get stuttering and lag now in something as simplistic as CS:S.

    :(
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    The XP 64 bit link is down anyone grab it or know where else to get it?

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