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ATI today also released updated Catalyst drivers. The new ATI Catalyst 7.9 brings mainly game performance improvements.

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Wonder if I'll have the same issues I had with the 7.8's....
 
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you have to have 7.9 or the quake wars demo will not work,i tried with 7.8 and it wont run.
 

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ha ha 7.8 didn't recognize ur 1950 pro AGP right. Propably they want to phase out AGP?
Then why would they be releasing the 24/2600 et al in AGP?
 

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you have to have 7.9 or the quake wars demo will not work,i tried with 7.8 and it wont run.
o_O thats BS, I have it, and it works on my PC. with 7.6 :p

Im not trying these, I tried the 7,8 but had a 30fps drop on the CSS stress test, from 7.6...

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o_O thats BS, I have it, and it works on my PC. with 7.6 :p

Im not trying these, I tried the 7,8 but had a 30fps drop on the CSS stress test, from 7.6...

Daniel
Lol.. your making an assumption about a new set of drivers based on how an older set of drivers did? :confused:

thats a wee bit daft, try them then make the decision, dont just jump to conclusions :)
 
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Yeah don't I know it. :mad:
 
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WoW!!!! giant performance increases in these games. It show you the full potential of even the 2600 xt has not been reached.

Performance Improvements
The following performance improvements are noticed with Catalyst™ 7.9:

Far Cry performance improves up to 14 % on the ATI Radeon™ HD2900XT CrossFire™, ATI Radeon™ HD2600XT single card, and ATI Radeon™ HD2400XT CrossFire™ configurations
Call of Duty 2 performance improves as much as 12% with Anti-Aliasing enabled on the ATI Radeon™ HD2600XT CrossFire™ and single card configurations
Half-Life 2: Episode 1 performance improves at most 9% on ATI Radeon™ HD2600XT CrossFire™ and as much as 6% on the ATI Radeon™ HD2400XT CrossFire™ configurations.
Serious Sam 2 performance improves up to 46% on the ATI Radeon™ HD2400XT CrossFire™ and up to 27% on the ATI Radeon™ HD2600XT single card and CrossFire™ configurations with Anti-Aliasing enabled.
Quake 4 performance with Anti-Aliasing improves 9% or more on the ATI Radeon™ X1600/X1650Pro and ATI Radeon™ X1300/X1550 products in both single and CrossFire™ configurations
 

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These are the final drivers right, not the beta we downloaded?
 

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Lets not forget the performance improvements sited in every release note. If you added them all up from day one I wonder what kind of results would be seen.

Also, you can download the drivers from the new gaming site.
http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx
 

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Final drivers!

I managed to get CCC working!

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can't read the release notes... error about security certificates...
 
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Got some big improvements in World In Conflict DX10! Loving these drivers so far :D
 
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InnocentCriminal: You got them to work on AGP?
I haven't tried them yet( not at home)
 

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I haven't got the display driver to work, only the updated CCC. I had to install the 7.7's.

Sorry if that was slightly misleading.
 
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ohhh ok np man.
 

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Strange how STALKER never seems to be on the list for perf boosts in games.. if theres one game that needs it, its STALKER.
 

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I was thinking, as I was BSODing just as I approached my log on screen - it would state the problem was with the ati2dvag.dll file I'm going to install them again, but replace that with the one from the 7.7's - just to see what the outcome will be. I doubt it'll get me anywhere and it'll probably report every .dll file in the 7.9's. Still, worth a short?

Strange how STALKER never seems to be on the list for perf boosts in games.. if theres one game that needs it, its STALKER.
Here you on that one dude!
 
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I was thinking, as I was BSODing just as I approached my log on screen - it would state the problem was with the ati2dvag.dll file I'm going to install them again, but replace that with the one from the 7.7's - just to see what the outcome will be. I doubt it'll get me anywhere and it'll probably report every .dll file in the 7.9's. Still, worth a short?



Here you on that one dude!
lol :D
 

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Lets all go boycott ATi to work on perf increases in STALKER :D driver optimisations can go a long way. Besides, clean coding never hurt anyone.
 
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yeah that, and they need to release some AGP drivers haha
 

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Anyone notice that if you go to DL drivers for an X1950 series for Vista their not listed on the ATi site? only X1900 series :wtf: I also tried to find a link to fill in the driver bug report thing, seems like its been removed when you click on "contact graphics support"..