Monday, July 21st 2008

AMD Releases ATI Catalyst 8.7 Graphics Driver Package

AMD released stable versions of the ATI Catalyst driver package for the Radeon series graphics accelerators. According to the release notes document (located here), improvements on both the features and performance fronts have been brought about. The drivers specific to your version of Windows, Linux, Windows on Macintosh (Bootcamp), Mac OS and on your model of Radeon accelerator can be found on the company website here.

Feature Improvements
  • This release of Catalyst introduces an enhancement to the Catalyst Control Center Information Center. Full Hardware information will be shown for each physical graphics accelerator installed in the system.
  • This release of ATI Catalyst Linux introduces preview support for Ubuntu 8.04 ; SLED 10 sp2.
Performance Improvements
  • 3DMark Vantage: Performance increases of up to 20% is noticed in the Performance Preset on single card configured systems when using ATI Radeon HD 36xx or ATI Radeon HD 34xx products.
  • Company of Heroes DX10: Performance increases of 3% to 12% is noticed in specific maps on single card configured systems when using either an ATI Radeon HD 48xx, ATI Radeon HD 38xx, or an ATI Radeon HD 36xx products.
  • Lost Planet DX10: Performance increases of 4% to 15% is noticed in specific maps on single card configured systems when using either an ATI Radeon HD 48xx, ATI Radeon HD 38xx, or an ATI Radeon HD 36xx product.
  • Call Of Duty 4 DX9: Performance increases of up to 4% in specific maps is noticed on single card configured systems when using an ATI Radeon HD 48xx product.
  • Lost Planet DX9: CrossFire scaling improves up to 1.7x and performance increases up to 80% across all Radeon products when AA and AF is enabled.
Several issues have been resolved as described in the release notes document.Source: AMD Game
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69 Comments on AMD Releases ATI Catalyst 8.7 Graphics Driver Package

#2
KainXS
unlike the 8.6's which crash with it.

these drivers . . .

push my 3850(800/1000) to its max clock speed and gpu usage with . . .

the PHYSX sdk in hw mode

HOW?


try it
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#3
Silverel
Dumb question, but do these work with AGP? :rolleyes:

I can't imagine that they do, but it'd be nice...
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#4
kuroikenshi
Silverel said:
Dumb question, but do these work with AGP? :rolleyes:

I can't imagine that they do, but it'd be nice...
I am pretty sure they do. When you go to ATI's website and do the wizard for your type of card it doesnt ask if its AGP or PCI-E.
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#5
entsyymi
Dont know if this is mentioned here already, but seems that the leaked betas are newer than these "official" 8.7 drivers.

The version numbers go like this:

8.6 = 8.501
8.7 "leaked" = 8.520
8.7 = 8.512

And it seems we have to wait for the PowerPlay fix for at least a month longer, since it's not on this release yet...
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#6
H82LUZ73
Silverel said:
Dumb question, but do these work with AGP? :rolleyes:

I can't imagine that they do, but it'd be nice...
Download the IGP package.
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#7
Wshlist
KainXS said:

the PHYSX sdk in hw mode

HOW?
Simple, you installed a PhysX card and forgot about it.
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#8
KainXS
Wshlist said:
Simple, you installed a PhysX card and forgot about it.
I don't have a physx card
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#9
chron
KainXS said:
I don't have a physx card
/sarcasm
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#10
KainXS
chron said:
/sarcasm
nop, im not joking and i don't have a physx card

look at this



that program wouldn't even work at all with 8.6 for me, and I can run all the phyx demos in the sdk using the gpu now, with 8.6 every single one of them crashed or ran terribly slow, some of them still run in software though

it was running at like 289fps
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#11
CrackerJack
8.6= 8.501
8.7 Leak= 8.520 "These where modded drivers"
8.7= 8.512
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#12
Silverel
H82LUZ73 said:
Download the IGP package.
Wha, huh? How does that work?

Integrated Graphics Proccessor not the same as Accelerated Graphics Port...
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#13
Wshlist
@KainXS
I'm sure ATI won't be secretly coding physx into their drivers and even if they did it would take many months, and that program runs fine because it's just a normal 3d display program and in fact to use PhysX you don't need any gpu/physx-card since its drivers simply default to software mode when HW isn't found, so if that didn't work for you it was something that was wrong with your system and not the ATI drivers getting magically HW PhysX support in 2 weeks.
Try one of the physx demos and you'll find it says 'software mode' I'm sure.

Still, I like your optimism :)
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#15
hrvoje
Im running 8.7b (8.520) and everything works fine for me. In 3D Vantage i got P8595 over P5600 that i got on 8.4 that were most stable before 8.7b.
So I think ill stick with betas for now.

Specs: 3870x2 + q6600 + 4GB
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#16
$ReaPeR$
i had a problem installing the drivers i dont know how the hell this happened. the ccc couldnt start after installing the driver. does anyone has info. thanks anyway
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#17
H82LUZ73
Silverel said:
Wha, huh? How does that work?

Integrated Graphics Proccessor not the same as Accelerated Graphics Port...
It has the GART files for AGP support lol .
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#18
H82LUZ73
KainXS said:
nop, im not joking and i don't have a physx card

look at this


that program wouldn't even work at all with 8.6 for me, and I can run all the phyx demos in the sdk using the gpu now, with 8.6 every single one of them crashed or ran terribly slow, some of them still run in software though

it was running at like 289fps
this the program your talking about? http://developer.nvidia.com/object/physx_downloads.html
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#19
Neohazard
Same History again ATI launches a new PEG card and a Driver who dont suport it and whe test , test again , test test test it and whe only see the power of it when CCC goes to 9.0 or superior drivers come, its the same FuK shit all times, the same fuck drivers who dont make u work fine why they dont renew u people of driver project????. They can´t make a driver stable for a New released Card and whe can fuk own PC because this Asshole issues like the RPM of Fan in HD4850 a big blue screen.

I wana buy a HD4870 XOC when it came to sell but with all of this erros i will wait more
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#20
Urbklr
Neohazard said:
Same History again ATI launches a new PEG card and a Driver who dont suport it and whe test , test again , test test test it and whe only see the power of it when CCC goes to 9.0 or superior drivers come, its the same FuK shit all times, the same fuck drivers who dont make u work fine why they dont renew u people of driver project????. They can´t make a driver stable for a New released Card and whe can fuk own PC because this Asshole issues like the RPM of Fan in HD4850 a big blue screen.

I wana buy a HD4870 XOC when it came to sell but with all of this erros i will wait more
What are you all about? These drivers work great. And I don't know of anyone getting a blue-screen because of the HD4850's fan RPM. Temps are within spec, the card operates fine at those temps, user's just complain because we are used to lower temps.
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#21
Neohazard
sorry for my english im a Brazilian who need more english classes

What are you all about? These drivers work great. And I don't know of anyone getting a blue-screen because of the HD4850's fan RPM. Temps are within spec, the card operates fine at those temps, user's just complain because we are used to lower temps.

For a first driver its not work too great only think a few minutes when HD2900XT comes to market and the drivers are not mature many people dont like the PEGcard but now this card makes HD3870 eating dust, its the same thing now, no mature drivers for a Powerfull card only in CCC 9.0 or superior u will see the PEGcard at maximum performance many people here have much money or make a small vault to buy new released PEGcard and count in the fingers the day to test it and whe only see the same thing 1k points in 3d mark or 4 ~ 9 fps better but not the maximum performance of it

People pay too much for this if anyone dont buy cards in the release the price of it goes down too fast and whe really pay the value of it imagine the taxes that i pay to take a product like this in release u pay $300 for me its like $650~$700 too expensive
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#22
erocker
Senior Moderator
Neo, you have a filthy mouth today! Please use better manners. If you are having problems, start a thread, we all love helping man!:)
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#23
Scrizz
can't w8 to try these when I get home!
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#24
Neohazard
erocker said:
Neo, you have a filthy mouth today! Please use better manners. If you are having problems, start a thread, we all love helping man!:)
LOL tks a lot Erocker, but im really disapointed sorry for the past words but its the true, i will only see this thing better when i saw results of it, Try to understand me i pay a lot for a PEGCARD i test it i make all the things possible to use it at the maximum and i dont have any kind of gain i only spent energy time and much patience of this = disapointment

If i spent this time playing games i will more happy but this things dont work 100%
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#25
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
Stability is much improved. I am very happy with the update!
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