Friday, February 20th 2009

ATI Catalyst 9.2 Released

AMD has just released ATI Catalyst version 9.2, so now you have a brand new driver for tonight and a nice tweaking utility to test. Catalyst 9.2 brings performance benefits in several games:
  • Crysis DX10 gains up to 20%
  • Crysis Warhead DX10 gains up to 20%
  • World in Conflict gains up to 5%
Now the new driver also enables Anisotropic Filtering for DirectX 10 applications in Windows Vista and fixes some minor issues that occured in previous versions. For the full list of fixes, please read the Catalyst 9.2 release notes.

DOWNLOAD: ATI Catalyst version 9.2 for Windows XP and Windows Vista (32/64-bit versions)Source: AMD Game!
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174 Comments on ATI Catalyst 9.2 Released

#1
kiriakost
Ok here is the picture ... but as i said issue caused by the 9.1 , 8.12 works 9.2 works.
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#2
TheMailMan78
Big Member
kiriakost said:
Ok here is the picture ... but as i said issue caused by the 9.1 , 8.12 works 9.2 works.
Not so sure thats a driver issue M8. TBH that looks to me like a hardware issue. Maybe RAM.

I say this from a HUGE amount of experience with Photoshop.
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#3
kiriakost
I had update my above post with a healthy 9.2 image.
Not so sure thats a driver issue M8.
You are welcome to visit me , and check the system if you like , i will offer free coffee :D
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#4
erocker
TheMailMan78 said:
Not so sure thats a driver issue M8. TBH that looks to me like a hardware issue. Maybe RAM.

I say this from a HUGE amount of experience with Photoshop.
Since the new driver fixed the problem, I'd have to think it was a driver problem. I, to an extent had a similar problem with PS and an older set of Nvidia drivers.
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#5
ShadowFold
Quick question.. I am new to Crossfire, how do I install these? Just install them like I would with a single card?
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#6
TheMailMan78
Big Member
erocker said:
Since the new driver fixed the problem, I'd have to think it was a driver problem. I, to an extent had a similar problem with PS and an older set of Nvidia drivers.
Maybe the driver helped with some ram allocation or something but I have never seen a driver cause the issue he posted. Every system Iv seen with "scaling" in photoshop has had a bad stick of ram or the GPU itself was crapping out. Once it was a dying CPU but that was a first gen G3 which I don't count. The first generation Blue and whites were trash.

Basically Iv never seen photoshop screw up from a software conflict elsewhere in the system. I can honestly say 99.99999% of the time its been hardware on the fritz.

Thats been my experience anyway.
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#7
DRDNA
Okay heres is a run with the 8.12 with the hot fix (best so for my rig).

I have down clocked the CPU to 3.6GHZ from 4.2GHZ for the benchies(GHZ more towards the norm now)

I am running the 4870X2 at stock values 750/900

I did NOT optimise for the following benches (apps open and the likes)

CCC set to Balanced for setting





I will post the Results of the 9.2's to compare with every thing the same ...Be back after an uninstall /sweep/clean/install/benchies/post again.
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#8
spearman914
Those increases are BS. I got 1fps better on average fps. But it's cool that ATI is making new drivers faster now.
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#9
Megasty
Looks like I still need to stay far, far away from crossfire. A single 4870x2 is more than suitable for now. I can't say my 4870s are liking the idea. The poor boys are feeling lonely as hell. I don't have the time to keep on fumbling with CFx anyway. I may try again next month.
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#10
Polarman
Nice change to their download page. Less confusion. I'll try em later.
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#11
DRDNA
Same ole error that I received with the 8.11,8.12 with and with out hot fix,9.1 and 9.2 .
This error has yet to mean anything for me ,except I do one more reboot and never ever see the error again.



Next the Benches with the already installed 9.2's
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#12
DRDNA
DRDNA said:
Okay heres is a run with the 8.12 with the hot fix (best so for my rig).

I have down clocked the CPU to 3.6GHZ from 4.2GHZ for the benchies(GHZ more towards the norm now)

I am running the 4870X2 at stock values 750/900

I did NOT optimise for the following benches (apps open and the likes)

CCC set to Balanced for setting









I will post the Results of the 9.2's to compare with every thing the same ...Be back after an uninstall /sweep/clean/install/benchies/post again.
DRDNA said:
Same ole error that I received with the 8.11,8.12 with and with out hot fix,9.1 and 9.2 .
This error has yet to mean anything for me ,except I do one more reboot and never ever see the error again.



Next the Benches with the already installed 9.2's
Okay thumbs up so far !:toast:!
With 9.2's for Vista 64
Fur +22

3DM06 + 333

3DM05 +2025


ALL settings and same everything !
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#13
DRDNA
These games are working with 9.2's ...I didnt notice a difference ...maybe a little smother....but There was no issue before for me .
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#14
DanishDevil
Fixed the non-working GPU Scaling and Over/Underscanning of the 9.1's.
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#15
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
DRDNA said:
Yes Sir I will tonight after work :toast: I have the HD4870X2 and Vista 64;)
Sure cant be worse than 9.1's as I found lots of little issues and big issues with OpenGL ...
Thank you very much sir!:toast:
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#16
ShadowFold
Runs awesome!!! I was playing Crysis Warhead DX9 2x AA 1920x1080 and I was getting 34fps average! That's the best I've seen Crysis run for me! Left 4 Dead still runs at 122fps at all times with 16x AA/16x AF, STALKER Clear Sky all maxed 2x AA DX10.1 mode 25-32fps average 1920x1080 on all of them.

I'm freakin loving Crossfire so far :D Definitely gonna do Crossfire from now on. Single GPU setups are teh suck :p
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#17
kiriakost
ShadowFold said:
Single GPU setups are teh suck :p
no shit .. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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#18
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
I dont know what to think of the Cat 9.2, (Testing n Testing) the 8.10 I've been using are imo way better, but im using a PII 940 Proc and everything has changed....... even down to the ram....... 1T at 4.4.4.10.15 is now working compared to using the 9850 quad processor.
:rolleyes:
I think the 8.10's are way better.:eek:
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#19
kiriakost
fullinfusion said:

I think the 8.10's are way better.:eek:
Ok i will speak honest ... :laugh:

Ok i said honest :cool:

Right , so i believe you , the truth are that drivers that come along with the hardware,
most of the times are perfect for it .

You will never see more " power " with any other , the driver is just software .

Software is useful only if there is something wrong with the hardware configuration,
and the software patch comes to cure it .

Not all VGA models demands patches to operate , and personally i think that i do not need any more NEW drivers so to enjoy my hardware .

By reading ppl from this forum , even 8.10 and 8.11 plus 8.12 looks fine drivers to me.
Some people favor more 8.11 , but why not even 8.10 .

I will go to read what its version improves , and i will select the last one who offered the mosts improves for my current hardware , the latest ones looks to be tweaked for newer models , and that does not offer me gain , the opposite happens , i loose !!
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#20
Marineborn
ugh...what happened to good oldschool omegas...*sad face*...could always trust the old omegas...im gonna go download these and install...*sigh*
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#21
u2konline
Can someone post on how many opengl extensions this driver has?
Post the results from using opengl extension viewer if you have the time, thanks :)
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#23
Marineborn
wow these drivers impress me not, apparently they cannot find my 4870x2....thats hilarous..whateva..
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#24
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
kiriakost said:
Ok i will speak honest ... :laugh:

Ok i said honest :cool:

Right , so i believe you , the truth are that drivers that come along with the hardware,
most of the times are perfect for it .

You will never see more " power " with any other , the driver is just software .

Software is useful only if there is something wrong with the hardware configuration,
and the software patch comes to cure it .

Not all VGA models demands patches to operate , and personally i think that i do not need any more NEW drivers so to enjoy my hardware .

By reading ppl from this forum , even 8.10 and 8.11 plus 8.12 looks fine drivers to me.
Some people favor more 8.11 , but why not even 8.10 .

I will go to read what its version improves , and i will select the last one who offered the mosts improves for my current hardware , the latest ones looks to be tweaked for newer models , and that does not offer me gain , the opposite happens , i loose !!
I couldn't have said it better myself. :toast:
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#25
u2konline
Marineborn said:
wow these drivers impress me not, apparently they cannot find my 4870x2....thats hilarous..whateva..
use device manager to install them.
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