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AMD Releases ATI Catalyst 9.1 Driver Suite

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  1. btarunr

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    AMD today released its timely update to the ATI Catalyst system drivers package that provides drivers driver support for ATI Radeon graphics accelerators, AMD 7-series chipset with integrated graphics. The drivers are effictive for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Linux operating systems.

    The new release expands the feature-set of the ATI Catalyst, along with a set of fixes as described in the release notes (PDF). The fixes mostly revolve around Catalyst Control Center and the video acceleration features of the driver. To begin with, the new driver provides full OpenGL 3.0 support, including a few new GL extensions. The release also favours Linux by providing support for Hybrid CrossFireX. More importantly, the Linux version of the driver, provides MultiView support, that enables using independent display-heads on setups with multiple ATI GPUs. It is supported by any combination of ATI Radeon GPUs, Radeon HD 2000 series and later.

    DOWNLOAD: ATI Catalyst 9.1 for Windows XP (32bit) | Windows XP (64bit) | Windows Vista (32bit) | Windows Vista (64bit)
     
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    Finally!

    I just read the notes and I don't see what the big deal is.
     
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    THX thx thx thx thx!!!
     
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    Am I ever going to have an ATI card so that I can know what ATI drivers are like?
     
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    These 9.1 seem like a minor update at best. Am I wrong?
     
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    This guy really needs to be rained in..

    It's something the ATI fan-boys can hold onto!
     
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    Yes, there's nothing exceptionally special about the drivers as far as the release notes can tell.
     
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    I'm still using catalyst 8.10 as i heard that 8.11 & 8.12 are crappy. And it seems that 9.1 is nothing special either but i'll await to see what results folks are getting with this release.
     
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    I have to wait for a w2k modded driver, but i can't wait :)
     
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    The 8.12's were a nice gain from the 8.10's and 8.11's. It helped me using a 4870, and a 4850's in crossfire. I doesn't appear that the 9.1's make any performance improvement in games compared to the 8.12's.
     
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    back to 8.12 for me , 500-600 less gpu points in vantage and farcry2 now stutters for me . and it seems that the fps is also less , why did it take so long to release drivers thats worse performers than older drivers ?
     
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    drivers arent ATI's strong suit, though they have improved considerably over the last couple of years, still we get underperforming or poor driver releases once in while.
     
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    lol but it's like running my old 3870 with the stuttering , never been a problem with my 4870 till now :(
     
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    I'll download later, hope these are not crap.
     
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    Did some quick testing with the following system -

    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @4.05ghz
    Motherboard: Asus P5Q Deluxe Intel P45
    Memory: 4x 1GB OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500 Reaper HPC CF Certified
    Video Card: 2x VisionTek ATI Radeon 4870 CrossfireX (Overclocked 790/900)
    Sound Card: SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium Pro Sound Card
    PSU: Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650W
    Operating System: Windows Vista x64 Ultimate

    ATI Catalyst Control Center with the following settings:
    Anti-Aliasing - Use Application - Box
    Adaptive Anti-Aliasing - Enabled
    Anisotropic Filtering - x16
    Catalyst AI - Advanced
    Mipmap Detail Level - High Quality

    At this time, I have only tested Crysis Wars (w/ 1.3 patch installed). Here are the settings ingame:

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    Test level was beach.

    Here are the results:

    [​IMG]

    More games coming soon!
     
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    :shadedshu 9.1 worse than 8.12. That's just so fail. And these are not even beta, instead officially released. Dumb AMD.
     
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    For people with 3870x2's and anyone else who had the code 43 error in the 8.12s (incompatible vga driver detected message) the 9.1s have fixed this issue (they work on my system where the 8.12s would not).

    This release was a bug fix release as there were a few bugs in the 8.12s, and the reason it was released so late was so they could fix the main bugs and get it all validated, taking resources from feature development and validation instead, so we should see something better next month feature wise as they won't be putting as much development time and bug fixing into making the drivers install properly.
     
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    I'm just gonna stick with my current drivers for now... this is slower, so not a good idea for me.
     
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    OMFG!!! And for Crysis Wars, the game that everybody plays!!:rolleyes: :banghead::banghead:
     
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    Try again. It's the game that nobody plays because nobody can run.
     
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    Fire up GTA IV with catalyst 9.1 and you'll see a big improvement in framerates , really big , i'm not joking.
    I wonder why they didn't state this in release notes , it's something to brag about.
     
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    Gta 4 is also running smoother on my computer after installing 9.1! nice! :D
     
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    Try again. The sarcasm is obvious.
     
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    i am happy cheers from holland guys:toast:
     

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