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ATI Catalyst 8.3, Hybrid CrossFire and CrossFireX Announced

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So these drivers sound worse then the 8.2???
 

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Well.... my previous scores on 3dmark 06 with my Q6600 at 3.96ghz and the x2 @ stock i was just under the 20k mark. so...ones i fired in the 8.3 drivers i get just short of 13k... im guessing that the drivers are running the card as a dual 3870 set up with crossfire dissabled....very strange......:confused:
 
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Well.... my previous scores on 3dmark 06 with my Q6600 at 3.96ghz and the x2 @ stock i was just under the 20k mark. so...ones i fired in the 8.3 drivers i get just short of 13k... im guessing that the drivers are running the card as a dual 3870 set up with crossfire dissabled....very strange......:confused:

Oh god. :ohwell:
 

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yep...my thoughts exactly...i was waiting with high hopes of these drivers but not so for me...unless im doing anything wrong....... but i doubt it.... looks like im set to revert back to 8.2 revision i was using....

Sigh...ah fook! :banghead:
 
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I take it back....I got AA working with Frontlines by changing the FFoW.exe to Oblivion.exe.


BTW these drivers do not suck.....they own. Crysis DX10 performance is INSANELY faster.
 

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seeing as how this thread was dug back up - I'll add my take on CAT 8.3 with my 2 X1950 PROs


single card - still the same performance, no improvement or decline; 3m06 score for citation: 5603

CrossfireX 1950 PROs - do run in Crossfire, but I'm seeing a major hit in performance. It's as if one card is almost completly disabled - 3m06 score with CAT 8.2: 9356; 3m06 score with CAT 8.3: 6910

performance in-game with CrossfireX is even worse overall.

So, for the time being, I rolled back to 8.2 - I'll give 8.4 a shot once that driver is released
 

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8.3 the good the bad and the ugly

8.3 is a total mixed bag. On XP I dropped over 5000 points in 3dmark06 :( but all my games play as well as they did before.

On Vista, well 1st off, after install the cards are automatically set to Crossfire mode, so my 3870 doesn't even show up. But it did give me a score of 19000 in 3dmark 06. But in game play is not good. Strange pauses, stutters, and overall poor gaming. Plus when the 3rd core kicks in it makes a TON of noise over the PCI bus which my X-FI seems to pick up and makes very odd sounds out of my speaker. Again this only happens when the 3rd core kicks in.

So far they are better than 8.2 in vista but way worse in XP. I think MS pays card makers to make the XP drivers slow as dirt so they can say that Vista is now faster than XP. Strange that I lost a staggering 5000 points in 06 on XP but gained that ammount on Vista. HMMMMMMM
 
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8.3s suck on my 2900s scored 8000 with xp 8500 with vista, 8.2 scores 14000 stock with both. ALLEN
 
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