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ATI Catalyst 8.3, Hybrid CrossFire and CrossFireX Announced

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I just keeps getting better. :toast:

I'm interested in how the HD2900 XT fares.
 
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So here is my before 8.3 installation



and here is my after 8.3 installation

Looks like you have clocked the X2 after YOU installed the 8.3 drivers, i know GPUZ is showing 2D clocks but they have increased over the first GPUZ shot with previous drivers.
 

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You suck! :D How're you getting such scores? lol, clock for clock an E8400 isn't that much faster than a Q6600 is it? I'm getting about 19,200 with a CPU score of about 5600 :(. I should be getting well over 20k judging from your results.
 

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Looks like you have clocked the X2 after YOU installed the 8.3 drivers, i know GPUZ is showing 2D clocks but they have increased over the first GPUZ shot with previous drivers.
HMM THATS WEIRD. I know I had them overclocked to max last time. Maybe it was because Last time I used the CCC and this time I used the Rivatuner to OC the card. Thats weird but thanks for catching that one for me. :toast:

Will run some more test after I have some fun with the 8.3 Drivers.

Let me know what you think. :respect:
 

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HMM THATS WEIRD. I know I had them overclocked to max last time. Maybe it was because Last time I used the CCC and this time I used the Rivatuner to OC the card. Thats weird but thanks for catching that one for me. :toast:

Will run some more test after I have some fun with the 8.3 Drivers.

Let me know what you think. :respect:
also the cpu is faster ;)
 

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Yea I noticed that too. Why is it that ATI cards reduce cpu scores like that?
 

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So where can we find the Windows XP version of the drivers, i cant find them!!!!, im so close to breaking 20k too with a e8400 and HD3870x2, im at 19444 right now, im hoping the drivers will bump me to 20k !!!!
 

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Are there any HydraVision goodies in the guru3d release?
Thats what me and my 2900XT are waiting for.
 

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Wish I could revert back to 8.2 but I don't want to. lol. These drivers are good. Im going to go and get a 3870 for the triple.
 

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So where can we find the Windows XP version of the drivers, i cant find them!!!!, im so close to breaking 20k too with a e8400 and HD3870x2, im at 19444 right now, im hoping the drivers will bump me to 20k !!!!
You wont. CrossfireX is Vista/DX10.1 not XP/DX9 :(
 
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Are the 780g boards the only ones that will have hybrid crossfire?
 

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You wont. CrossfireX is Vista/DX10.1 not XP/DX9 :(
So there are no speed upgrades for people with H3870x2, there are no 8.3 Drivers for XP???
 
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XP can't recognize more than two gpu's. New XP drivers will be out, however Vista now comes first. If you have an X2 might as well get Vista 64 anyways.
 

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XP can't recognize more than two gpu's. New XP drivers will be out, however Vista now comes first. If you have an X2 might as well get Vista 64 anyways.

Man i TRIED, when i just finished building my new system a week ago (Specs on sig) i installed Vista 64 on it and it really tested my patience until i just said FUCK THIS and installed XP 64bit....

The offender to getting me mad was a file transfer i was doing from a USB HDD that holds a backup of My Documents folder, the folder weighs 30gb and the progress bar was just not moving, it was SOOO slow, after that i installed XP 64bit, did the same copy and it transfered like butter...

Im planning on getting a single HD3870 to go with my 3870x2 in the near future, and im gonna have to get used to Vista's flaws just so i can use it...
 

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Cat 8.3 is now available for download getting while they hot!
 

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Man i TRIED, when i just finished building my new system a week ago (Specs on sig) i installed Vista 64 on it and it really tested my patience until i just said FUCK THIS and installed XP 64bit....

The offender to getting me mad was a file transfer i was doing from a USB HDD that holds a backup of My Documents folder, the folder weighs 30gb and the progress bar was just not moving, it was SOOO slow, after that i installed XP 64bit, did the same copy and it transfered like butter...

Im planning on getting a single HD3870 to go with my 3870x2 in the near future, and im gonna have to get used to Vista's flaws just so i can use it...
Did you try SP1?
 
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XP can't recognize more than two gpu's. New XP drivers will be out, however Vista now comes first. If you have an X2 might as well get Vista 64 anyways.

Why 64? I run 32 and I have read that 64 actually does not perform as well in certain cases. Also after installing RTM SP1 the PAE switch seems to work fine...

Anyway, I hope this tessalation support gives our cards the needed boosts to compete with Nvidia...
 

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catalyst 8.3 is kack!

well guys,

i installed 8.3 and my 3870 x2 is running well pants now...going to revert back to my previous drivers....


anyone else get this issue??

:banghead:
 

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no...my x2 runs fine. but when i enable xfirex, i get the same scores???
 
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Isn't your 3870 dead anyway fit?
 

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i "borrowed" another x2.
 
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