Wednesday, April 16th 2008

ATI Catalyst 8.4 Released

Download links of ATI's latest Catalyst 8.4 drivers are now online. To download the full release notes for Catalyst 8.4 click here.

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63 Comments on ATI Catalyst 8.4 Released

#1
j3tstream
is it true that I don't have to unplug my 2n card anymore for installing ccc?
OMG this is the best think happened to my pc since orange box and the 3870,
I take always almost 40min to update drivers because I need to unistall drivers take my 3850 out and install the 3870 first and only then I install the 3850 drivers. which means I need to reboot or shutdown completely at least 4times for this procedure.

I hope it is true but I am with real doubts... I'll try this as soon as I get home.
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#2
InfDamarvel
Just switched from 8.2. The Driver works. Not saying Im seeing anything amazing from it. I dont sit there and run fraps or anything 24/7. COD4 works fine as usual, Stalker Works Fine, only games Ive test.

HD3850 256mb
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#3
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
Anyone with an AGP 3850 see any improvement?
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#4
lemonadesoda
It works on the AGP 3850. No improvements. Possibly, small reduction in performance. But nothing serious. Recommended.
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#5
imperialreign
thrilled here with my xFired 1950 PROs. No performance loss in-game or benchtesting while in Crossfire mode, unlike the massive hit with CAT 8.3 TBH, I've noticed a decent performance boost with STALKER after installing 8.4. FPS with my setting used to average 40-80 FPS, now I'm averaging 50-110 FPS. :twitch:
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#6
Sapientwolf
I was having problems with Catalyst 8.3 in Supreme Commander Forged Alliance with flickering trees, lingering effects, and fog of war glitches so I had reinstalled 8.2. As of 8.4 the problem still exists, so I'll submit them some more feedback.

Also didn't the drivers enable the option for multi-sampling or super sampling for adaptive anti-aliasing for the X1K series of cards. I don't remember the exact driver version (I can go look though, my old computer still has them with an X1300pro), but it seems to have disappeared at some point. I thought maybe that the statement in the release notes about AA options being available under XP with certain configurations meant they fixed it, but it's still missing.
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#7
imperialreign
Sapientwolf said:
I was having problems with Catalyst 8.3 in Supreme Commander Forged Alliance with flickering trees, lingering effects, and fog of war glitches so I had reinstalled 8.2. As of 8.4 the problem still exists, so I'll submit them some more feedback.

Also didn't the drivers enable the option for multi-sampling or super sampling for adaptive anti-aliasing for the X1K series of cards. I don't remember the exact driver version (I can go look though, my old computer still has them with an X1300pro), but it seems to have disappeared at some point. I thought maybe that the statement in the release notes about AA options being available under XP with certain configurations meant they fixed it, but it's still missing.
I think the MS/SS was with CAT 8.1, IIRC - although, the most current beta of ATT still supports MS/SS.

Personally, I install CCC and the drivers, but I disable CCC and just run ATT instead. Less hogging of system memory, and easier to use interface, IMO.
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#8
CrackerJack
imperialreign said:
I think the MS/SS was with CAT 8.1, IIRC - although, the most current beta of ATT still supports MS/SS.

Personally, I install CCC and the drivers, but I disable CCC and just run ATT instead. Less hogging of system memory, and easier to use interface, IMO.
wow you can use ATT without CCC. man i fell retard, never have thought of doing it that.
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#9
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
so hows the gain with them in wide range of vid cards?
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#10
imperialreign
CrackerJack said:
wow you can use ATT without CCC. man i fell retard, never have thought of doing it that.
For the longest time I had to use CCC so that I could enable/disable Crossfire. ATT didn't support it - TBH, I don't think the current alpha release does - but the beta releases worked great for me. Crossfire control, all CCC options. No need to have CCC running.

To disable CCC from loading during bootup, go to Start>Run> and type msconfig into the box; click on the "startup" tab, and deselect the box next to the item labeled CLIStart
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#12
Richard Shepherdson
No change here

Benched last night.

8.3 => 11055 3DMark06
8.4 => 11053 3DMark06

E6400 @ 3200, HD3850 @ 810/1060

Screen image seems sharper though.

Still, no worse.
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#13
mrhuggles
mine went back up to just shy of 8.2 [2900 xt 1gb]
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