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ATI Catalyst 7.9 BETA Released

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  1. malware New Member

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    AMD/ATI has leaked the latest unofficial Catalyst 7.9 driver. Coming in both Windows XP and Vista flavors, this beta version only adds support for the AGP versions of the Radeon HD 2400 and 2600 series. The driver is dated August 1st. Use at your own risk!

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    Source: TechConnect Magazine
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    Hmmm... interesting. If it's only adding AGP support for 2K series then that's pretty bland. Still, worth an investigation. Can't be worse than the 7.8's right? ;)
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    From what i heard the 7.8 was a total disaster and thats why ATI got the 7.9 out so fast...
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    They were only poor for AGP users, from what I've read from users here and on other forums. I'll give them a whirl tonight. Hopefully they won't suck as bad as the 7.8's.
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    I heard these are supposed to be Bioshock PC boosters, and that is why they've been released so soon.
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    Where d'you hear that, you also mean leaked right?
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    Wait. 7.7's sucked bad that's why they released the 7.8's so fast. So the 7.8's suck so bad that the 7.9's are released already? I'm starting to see a trend.
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    Actually, from what I heard the 7.8's were good, espically for 2600/2900 users. Havent tried them on my 1800gto yet.
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    No, the 7.8 had many many problems especially for X19, X29 users. Check in their support forums or google it to see.
  10. Steevo

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    7.8 Betas work good for me. If I get Bioshock I might have to give these a try.
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    I see...

    I tried to download them from the link provided but they crapped out at 60% so that was annoying.
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    Wrong...try download the files...."Coming in both Windows XP and Vista flavors"
    yeah.....the flavors are WinVista and WinVista.....
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    i have the bioshock demo and it certainly doe not crap out,it is AWESOME.
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    Did you need a key for the demo Tigger?
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    where did you get it ?
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    you dont need no key and it was from *cough* rapidshare *cough*.it looks awesome really guys.oh and it has a dx10 option on graphics settings.
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    God Almigty Who ARt In Heavens layby new drivers already???? I only installed the 7.8's less then a week ago
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    It takes MS 2 weeks to sign the drivers/ They are always ahead:)
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    Well these drivers didn't work for me. Wouldn't even install. Does say that the 24/2600 are the supported cards. Still, I tired.
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    I have a x1900xt and 7.8 catalyst, no problems. Bioshock also runs great, there are quickfix drivers for it, don't know if these are the same?

    http://support.ati.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=894
    2. 737-29041: BioShock: Users may experience stuttering with Preload, Missing surfaces and/or display corruption. 8/20/2007
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    Well, Ill need to update my graphics card to have these newer drivers offer any real performance benefit.
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    Zero issues here. And they perform better for me, too.

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