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Is Catalyst 8.4 coming out soon?

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by kenkickr, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. kenkickr

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    I went to do my windows updates since I just installed office last night and low-and-behold there is a driver update for my 3870 which states it was released yesterday. I'm not going to try it but just thought that was pretty interesting.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Dont get 8.3, if you already have it DO NOT get the hot fix for 8.3 it did nothin but bad for me.. AA wouldnt turn on games ran like crap.. it was a mess. I think 8.4 should come out in May. 8.3 came out in April right?
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    Actually, 8.3 came in March. They name their versions as 8, as in year, and 3, as in month. 8.4 should be coming soon ...
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    The 8.3 Hotfix came up as Cat 8.4. So I'm assuming they were the 8.4 betas. And yeah like HTC said, first digit is the year, second is the month. Drivers are usually released around the middle of the month, so shouldnt be too long now.
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    Correct. Ofc, sometimes there are hotfixes that can be made available in between cat versions, like the one you mentioned.
    Personally, and unless it would be fixing a major issue, i would wait for the next cat version.
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    why the heck is the file 235 mb?
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    I'm so not with it today.

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    that's sapphire for you and cause that is the cd drivers. And plus they are 8.1 drivers, there dated 01/09/2008
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    not shure, kainXS linked me those in my 3850 thread and im still not operational as of yet so.......
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    I am using the 8.4 betas and they work OK, but I still get BSOD or hard locks, last night while using Google Earth. But it gained me a hundred points in 3D06 and made EP2 more stable when using the flashlight.
    10 Million points folded for TPU
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    I'm using 8.3 with the hot fix and she runs flawless... It just keeps getting better n better...
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    just heard 8.4 will be or should be out next week!!!! :rockout:
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    Thats good.. I did not like 8.3. I hope 8.4 is more of 8.2/8.1 :)
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    Where you hear that?
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    For people using 8.3's in XP - stick with 8.2. However 8.3 seems to run quite well in Vista.

    The "hotfix" with a clean install made all of my DX10 games crash.

    I've also heard that new drivers are coming out either middle or late net week.
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    Where you people getting this info from??
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    I have personally tried it several times, with and without crossfire and he is correct. In XP use 8.2's and in Vista use the 8.3's and/of hotfix if you like. I have not heard anything from AMD about new drivers being released.
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    Lol, forgot to edit his quote, Want to know where people are getting the info about new drivers next week. They just say it with no source. I know amd often releases their drivers around the middle of the month. but saying I heard... . i just wanted to know where they heard it from. :confused:
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    I have no official source only speculation.
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    I wants me 8.4s!

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