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ATI Hotfix for Radeon HD 4850/4870 Video Cards Released

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  1. malware New Member

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    ATI today issued a hotfix for all owners of the new Radeon HD 4800 series cards. This patch applies to both Radeon HD 4850 and Radeon HD 4870 and improves overall performance and stability. Also note that this hotfix includes the Display Driver and Catalyst Control Center.

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    interesting, already a performance increase, nice to see that they got it out before any issues arrose.
     
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    kinda off topic.......

    any new/upcoming driver's available for the AGP card's?

    thnx
     
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    Any current reviews with these drivers?
     
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    I've got the 8.6 beta running on my 2600xt AGP. Doesn't work great, but I don't use it a whole lot anyways. Plays Halo for an hour or two before crashing...
     
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    LOL

    W1zzard needs to RE-DO all those benchmarks!

    (Who wants to tell him.... not me!) :roll:
     
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    nah he'll just use them for the 4870's next week doesn't seem worth it to repeat all those tests on the 4850's lol
     
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    Wow, super quick. Who on here has a 4850 already
     
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    Quick! Find a place where they have run out of 8800 GT's! ;)
     
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    I have ordered a Sapphire 4850 yesterday, hopefully ill get it monday/tuesday. So this is great news for me! Hopefully now I can get rid of the damn "nvlddmkm" bsod error im getting with my current 8800GT in my HTPC?? And next month because these cards are so damn cheap(not like nv´s monster priced) I will be picking another one for a xfire setup, or Ill buy a 4870 and get hybrid xfire or whatever ATI calls it? Thx ati, you get me, im not buying anymore gfx cards for 500+ euro´s. Now I can scale instead, buy two of these babies in crossfire I´ll get almost same performance as gtx 280, and in some games even better. And for less money. I could almost get xfire x with 4 of these for the same price of a 280??? So thx ATI, you understand that if PC is to remain as a competetive "gaming" plattform this is the future. No more cards costing 500+ euros. The most highend card should cost max 300euro/3500 swedish kronor.
     
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    Interesting, excellent performance on the 8.6 drivers and an increase already with the hotfix.
    I'm looking forward to seeing anyones benches with the hotfix.
    I have the feeling that in the near future my bank account is going to take a hit. :D
     
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    Woops I guess someone else posted it before me. I sent him a PM though with the link in case he missed it.
     
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    see, this is why i wish i was on ATI, they dont hold out on owners of their cards just so they can pull out a magic driver to boost benches against the compotition like nvidia has done with the 177.xx drivers.....

    blah, oh well, at least i got a decent card :)
     
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    WOWOW Very impressive with my two 3870 in crossfire

    I have trie this hotfix driver in my two sapphire 3870 in crossfire mode with 3dmark Vantage:
    This is my confgiuration
    E8500-3600
    3Gb DDR3
    ASUS P5E3
    FSB400
    two Sapphire 3870PCBBLUE 845/1196

    The first 2 test have corrupted texture with a medium framerate first 22 second 28 good
    I'am impressed for the perline test: it boost from 11 FRAME to 33 FRAME :twitch:
    And i have noticed this thing, you have present the FLAGS TEST FINAL for PHISYCS... ok
    it boost from 11 FRAME (8.5 catalyst) to 24 FRAME :twitch: (HOTFIX 8.6)

    Bye Matteo
     
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    Does it mean better overclocks?
     
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    I don't know. i have tested 8.5 and HOTFIX 8.6 with the same frequences.
    8.6 is very good, the VANTAGE test give me results to P8260.
    With 8.5 P7240
     
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    Do you have a HD4000 series card you're testing these on?
     
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    Nooooo :mad: I want to buyyyy it :banghead: ahahahahaha

    But with this system and this good driver i wait after summer :toast:
     
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    Oh, ok. Is this 8.6 beta?
     
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    No this is the 8.6 HOTFIX official from AMD only for 4800 series... wowow is good for 3800 series
     
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    I want the HD4850 now :( Damn 8800GT wont be worth selling anymore :(..
     

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