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Cat 10.3a Preview (yes, "a") said to be released tomorrow. Now with Moar AWESOME!

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  1. EastCoasthandle

    EastCoasthandle New Member

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    According to several articles found at:
    [H]
    Shanebaxtor
    Legit Review
    and other sources including Catalystmaker's own tweet there will be an update to Cat 10.3 Preview labeled as Cat 10.3a. You should watch AMD's underground website for the release of these drivers. [H]'s review does provide a list of improvements. However, it appears that there will performance improvements on a more global PC gaming scale. IMO, the actual % improvement may depend on your PC. Furthermore, will still need to be reviewed for confirmation.

    The difference between Cat 10.3 preview and Cat 10.3a is said that Cat 10.3 preview is from the official WHQL Cat 10.3 drivers which will be released on March 26, 2010. While Cat 10.3a will be a newer version from both Cat 10.3 preview and the Official Cat 10.3 offering better performance. In all this appears to be a preemptive strike against Fermi.

    You can download Cat 10.3a here
     
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    no mention of GSOD fixes unless i missed it
     
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    These are consider performance drivers. I would assume that stability drivers will be found in the official Cat 10.3 WHQL which will be released on March 26, 2010.
     
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    GSOD fix driver was already released. If you are still getting GSOD's, the card is most likely bad in some way.
     
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    its great how their still showing the 4800's some love but IMHO some of the tweaks should have happend a LONG LONG time ago....such as CoD:World At War. how long has the game been out & they are declaring a 6% boost now??? also since MW2 & BC2 has been released A lot of servers went down for good.

    L4D2 - Strangely enough this game is easier to run then L4D1 because of how 'cartoony' or 'soft' the graphics are even with 8xAA & 16xAF - Only 3%???

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    I would have preferd to see some BC2 performance tweaks & a fix for the glitchy water effect when AA is being used.

    Guess i will have to wait...
     
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    Guys I'm downgrading to a HD 4850 tomorrow from my GTX 275, what's the normal procedure when changing from an Nvidia card to an ATI card regarding driver uninstallation and then installation of new drivers, any help please?
     
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    Uninstall old drivers>Run Driver Sweeper/cleaner>restart/Change hardware>install new drivers
     
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    EastCoasthandle New Member

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    They way you quoted this is incorrect.

     
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    I don't think we need performance improvements for Left 4 Dead 2. It pretty much gets high FPS on a wide spectrum of systems. I'm looking forward to tomorrow. :toast:
     
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    Sweeet!! this gives me a reason to update my drivers now, i saw none in the last driver for me but i installed then anyway to get Zero hour to work properly :ohwell:

    Good to see support and gains for the older cards :D
     
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    Huh. I wonder why all the publicity.
     
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    ill upgrade to these, hopefully they work, that would be a plus. lol
     
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    Because of the huge performance boost and the anticipation of Fermi.
    I wonder if they were sandbagging. :wtf:
     
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    I was guessing, keeping the second round suprize in a bag. They did so well with this card and the features that why not with driver improvements?


    20% improvement on Dirt 2, and a stable overclock of 20% on air for most...Right there is your huge improvement over the previous generation, and a asswhooping on Nvidia's parade. Then again, they still haven't had a parade, they are still trying to keep their float from burning down.
     
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    I hear lots of talk about 5970 drivers not being overly too great. & instead of gaining frames like you should, instead you lose them
     
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    Cant wait til next month. All this should sort itself out then and I get a new card :D
     
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    Nice performance boost in dirt 2! although i'm assuming the 20% is for crossfired hd5870 cards. The 6% in warhead is just for review benchmarks benefit though tbh, no-one is fussed about crysis as a game any more. It's okay, but without the graphics it's only a 7/10 game :)

    I'll be happy in dirt 2 if i can finally enable triple buffered vsync :( it only double buffers! so if i drop below 60fps (which it does on some tracks like Japan with the crowds) it instantly goes down to 30 :( or maybe the boost will tip it over the 60fps barrier all the time :)
     
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    I'm going to look forward to this set.

    :D
     
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    OOhhhhh cant wait for 2moro, forgot all about these 10.3 drivers, been playin too much FFXIII:D
     
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    What I want for the next drivers:

    - Metro 2033 performance boost up to 50% on 5800 series.


    Done.
     
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    shouldnt they be out today?
     
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    You're right, East posted this thread yesterday.
     
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    so yeah can we d/l these yet?
     
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    yeah and the post over at legit reveiews stated today, i looked over the underground AMD website but i couldnt find any info on beta or preview drivers.

    @overclocking101 , well im scouring now for more info will post if i find anything. But as of yet i dont think so.
     

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