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ATI Catalyst 8.3, Hybrid CrossFire and CrossFireX Announced

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Well actually, you can't run 4 3870X2s, only two. Crossfire maxes out at 4GPUs...or maybe 5 with the integrated graphics chipset...but I don't think those come with 2 PCI-E slots.
 

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actually knew that ( thats why teh stupid smiley in the end ) ..yaeh its 4 GPU limit ..would be a littlebit sick if u got 8 gpus runnin !?

"the world’s first quad-GPU support, " kek
 
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8 GPUs would be insane. Hello 1080P projector :)

Well, it's officially the 5th here on the West coast, and we're still on the 8.2's.

Anyone wanna volunteer to do a comparison test between 8.1's, 8.2's, and 8.3's on a 3870??? :D I would, but I'm in pieces at the moment.
 
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It's still not posted....my guess is that it won't be posted on AMD's site until 12PM Eastern. That's typically when they release/announce things.
 
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http://downloads.guru3d.com/AMD-ATI-Catalyst-8.3-Vista-(32-bit)-download-1871.html



Originally Posted by v4npro View Post:
vista 32bit only drivers?

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Works here on vista 64 bit


"Yeees, Crysis is 5fps faster in the benchmark That's a big jump because I have everything on very high except shadows. In the benchmark, it goes right up to 5fps faster.

Tested in 3dmark 06 with my 2900XT and it's about the same... but I think some of the Guru's with 3870 x2's will see heaps of performance gain, especially in games."
 
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hey.. niiice :)

it continually amazes me how you get a great card, then it just keeps getting BETTER and BETTER with each driver release.

if you add up all the improvements as a % since an ATI cards release that equates to one hellova % increase in performance
 

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got to agree with that when drivers update they get even more juice out of ur card..have noticed with mine too..hopefully 8.3 will work with my sloppy gun too:cool:
 
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i mean that 8.2 catalysts DO not work with my 2600 XT 512 AGP..so im hoping these would :)
 

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got to agree with that when drivers update they get even more juice out of ur card..have noticed with mine too..hopefully 8.3 will work with my sloppy gun too:cool:
I wouldn't hold your hopes up, might be in the next couple of releases that AGP cards start to see some improvement as they'll most likely want to work on getting the 3850 support properly. However, the X2 is in the spotlight for now so all their attention is going on that. Then again, we might seem some improvements.

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yeah yeah im runnin 7.9 because higher version do not wanna install even the hotfix didnt work so im waiting...but best luck to your CFX etc testing!
 
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heres the image scaling function :)

 

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So Im installing these drivers pre release that where posted on here and the post my scores after I run 3DMARK. I shoud see something happening here, I just don't hope its less.

You guys should see my Pre 8.3 scores already on my profile, but its 19362:toast:

Hope good luck to me.
 

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Keeps us posted!

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Oh, and welcome to the forums!
 

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I am very happy with choosing ATI, and an X38 chipset which has given me plently of room for improvement. Now I have so many options such as adding another 3870 or a 3870x2 for 3 GPU's... The X38 allows 2-16x PCI-E (2.0) slots.

I had not built a new system in about 4 years and am very happy with this sytem, it's been 100% stable. The ATI Drivers keep getting better, it pays to do some research on which upgrade path you want to go when building a new system.

So far the 3870 has been an incredible card and very good for gaming.
 

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So Im installing these drivers pre release that where posted on here and the post my scores after I run 3DMARK. I shoud see something happening here, I just don't hope its less.

You guys should see my Pre 8.3 scores already on my profile, but its 19362:toast:

Hope good luck to me.
Yeah, where is your profile? :wtf: Don't forget to fill in your System Specs in your User CP.
 

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New 3DMARK score with 8.3 Drivers

Actually I hit a personal best with these new drivers, now these scores are with the card overclocked to the max of 878 Core and 955 mem but as you can clearly see that this cards score before was 19362 In 3d mark, and I have just broke the 20k barrier with these new drivers on the same OC settings. Of course do not try this unless you can get your stock cooler fan to stay on permanently because the card has some issues with the auto sensor that only this fix worked for me. Saw that the card was struggeling when the auto temp/fan settings where juicing up or slowing down, so I kept it the same at 100% under any load. Loud but proud.

:toast:
 

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The Crossfire X cometh.

So, will this driver allow 2x HD 3870-X2 ?
 

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Actually I hit a personal best with these new drivers, now these scores are with the card overclocked to the max of 878 Core and 955 mem but as you can clearly see that this cards score before was 19362 In 3d mark, and I have just broke the 20k barrier with these new drivers on the same OC settings. Of course do not try this unless you can get your stock cooler fan to stay on permanently because the card has some issues with the auto sensor that only this fix worked for me. Saw that the card was struggeling when the auto temp/fan settings where juicing up or slowing down, so I kept it the same at 100% under any load. Loud but proud.

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Welcome to the forums!

What CPU do you have? and at what clock speed? I've been trying to break 20k but it's having none of it. I've got my X2 at 890 core and 1050 mem, my CPU is a Q6600 at 3.9Ghz.
 

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Sorry, here are the pics for your eyes to enjoy

Sorry, trying to get the hang of this forum stuff.

So here is my before 8.3 installation



and here is my after 8.3 installation

 

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