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ATI Catalyst 8.2

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  1. malware New Member

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    All ATI card owners may prepare for another new Catalyst very soon. The release notes for ATI Catalyst 8.2 package are already posted online here (download in pdf format), meaning that the new driver download links are to be posted too in a few hours. I'll update the story with active links as soon as they're up and running. Until then prepare yourself for the new Catalyst 8.2.
    EDIT: ATI Catalyst 8.2 Display Driver Download

    Source: AMD GAME!, Phyxion.net
     
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    Nice, although i was hoping for more improvements on more games for the 3870 x2....
     
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    i also hope for hd3850 agp
     
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    Do you guys think I should bother getting the new ATi drivers with my old x850xt AGP. Would I see any performance increases do u think or are they just for the newer cards? I'm currently using catalyst 8.1.
     
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    its worth a try
     
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    I'm willing to bet that the performance increases for crossfire configurations should help the 3870 x2 a bit, as well.
     
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    yes i have a x2 also im hoping for the same
     
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    It's always worth a try. If you don't get an performance increase, it may bring the more 'behind the scenes' sort of increase(s) such as stability and compatability.

    Give it a shot in the mouth, like it's been said, it can't hurt. Well, it could, but it's extremely unlikely.

    I love new driver releases!

    :rockout:
     
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    Links don't work.
     
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    they do m8 but its just release notes atm drivers expected to follow in a few hours so it says.
     
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    "Until then prepare yourself for the new Catalyst 8.2."

    How do i prepare!! im cracking under the anticipation.How does one prepare for such a godly event. NEW DRIVER FROM AMD ATI !!!!
     
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    The release notes link does not work for me.
     
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    did someone save the pdf? :/
     
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    damn AMD/ATI... post the driver already!!! my 3870x2 is pretty impresive but it was a PITA to install the 8.1 drivers and get it running. i got 17601 in 3dmark06 with a single x2 runing stock and my q6600 at 3.38ghz. im gonna rerun the same bench when i get the driver installed.

    does a 30% gain in performance mean i will see 185XX on the same clocks?
     
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    I have my fingers crossed that these will make my 3870 X2 even faster. Will have to wait and see.
     
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    I can feel the hairs growing back on my face waiting for this driver i need to shave already!!!
     
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    Hmm wounder if my 2900Pro/XT would have much improvement over 7.11s
     
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    anyone with an X2.... does your card change the gpu/mem speeds to 411mhz when idle?
    i seam to be benching really good but the clocks are wrong.
     
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    No m8 i have a powercolor 3870x2 and my idle clocks are 300mhz However i did have a standard 3870 that didnt have a idle speed it ran at full 3d clock speeds all the time.So it could be how the card manafacturer has set it up.
     
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    8.2's are now up.
     
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    it should, give it a go ;)
     
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    mines nearly dl already hehe ive been camping on the doorstep!!!!!
     
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