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here are a before 10.3 and with 10.3 vantage run. a nice little increase
 

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These drivers are win with tessellation. Over 200 point gain in Heaven benchmark.
 

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Sorry for being noobish but these drivers are 97 mb whereas the 9.12 hotfix are 127 mb. What components should i be uninstalling before reinstalling 10.3a?
Also... i backtracked to 9.12 because of the ULP state switching my 2nd card off while it was still cooling down (therefore leaving fan at higher settings). Is this an issue still or will i have to adjust the settings again in registry? (I think i tweaked a window ULP registry setting to '0').

Cheers for any help.
 

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Fortunately, I haven't noticed any flicker on secondary DVI...that's a big relief. Still an issue with windows spanned across all three monitors in an eyefinity group though.
 

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10% bump in average fps with heaven (in the case of my OC'd card it went from 35.3fps to 38.7fps [1680x1050, 4xAA, 16xAF]), and the points of heavy tessellation have benefited the most, closing the gap on the fermi 'benchmark' by between 20-60% in the heavy areas. All that in one driver!

However, i've had no dirt 2 performance increase using the in game benchmark, but it's very obvious to see it's handling the crowds far better, plus it manages to stay above 60fps to stop double buffered vsync from screwing me over and going to 30fps. So the benchmark seemed to have lied somehow. I need to redo it at some point :)
 

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yeah i had a killer increase in dirt2 i will run some heavens benchies now and see what i get
 
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Why do I get the feeling this was intended from the beginning?
 

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Why do I get the feeling this was intended from the beginning?

Because it almost certainly was. AMD have probably been building up all these increases for a while to release in the 'killer driver' for the fermi reviews. 10.3 also has epic crossfire performance boosts afaik.

If you remember ages ago, some guy at ATi said they had something up their sleeves with regards to drivers, then fermi got delayed again, so the drivers turned out to be nothing special that month. These are those drivers. They just lulled nvidia into a false sense of security, nvidia were happy with a 5-15% boost over a hd5870, they finalize the design, then AMD go BAM! and take it away.
 
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first time for me anyways that Ive seem a set of drivers make a difference like this, job well done ATI!
 

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well, gave in & got these installed now since people say there have been a boost in crossfire'd systems. time for some BC2
 

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man it does fix the nwn issue i had with the 10.2's unfortunetely ill need to wait for finls. my AA options for some of my games just dissapeared and it makes the system BSOD or lock up. For me anyway.
 
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Sorry for being noobish but these drivers are 97 mb whereas the 9.12 hotfix are 127 mb. What components should i be uninstalling before reinstalling 10.3a?
Also... i backtracked to 9.12 because of the ULP state switching my 2nd card off while it was still cooling down (therefore leaving fan at higher settings). Is this an issue still or will i have to adjust the settings again in registry? (I think i tweaked a window ULP registry setting to '0').

Cheers for any help.

I installed them on top of the 10.1 drivers. So far it works fine, and CCC lists it as 10.3.
 
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"ATI Crossfire profile update is in the works for Battlefield2: Bad Company that will increase performance by up to 75%!" -Legit Review


I CAN'T wait for that one! My 5850's sure would love that one!

I'm glad I chosed ATI over nVidia. I've been using nVidia since 64mb cards were out there. Once I heard that Fermi was delayed & delayed, I had no chose but to choose ATI. Glad I did!
 
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So you guys think that these drivers are worth installing and are these Beta drivers or the official ones, Im kinda confused, someone said they are releasing the official ones in a weeks time but then someone else said it will be 10.4 drivers:wtf:
 
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I would install the official 10.3 drivers. They should be more refined (Tweaked). But you can always wait another month for the 10.4 :D
 
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According to [H], these are pretty much the same as the pending "official" WHQL ones that are expected in a week or so.

"The difference between the two is that Catalyst™ 10.3a Preview will contain future Eyefinty 6 updates and an Alien vs. Predator optimization which the Catalyst™ 10.3 WHQL posting does not have."

No real reason to wait then. Unless you're hung up on only running WHQL.
 
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Afterburner wont work with these drivers so i cant tell how much of a increase they give me.
Thats the only problem i have with ATI cards....You get shit drivers or good drivers with nothing to overclock your card with.
 

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As advised by others, disable ULPS via registry to make afterburner work, maybe.
 
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nvm
 
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As advised by others, disable ULPS via registry to make afterburner work, maybe.

Were exactly would i go to find that?
Afterburner will overclock 1 card but locks up when i try it with both cards.
 
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So has anybody ran Crysis or Crysis WARHEAD to see the 6% difference? hehe...
 
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Ermmm...Somebody please help me fix my problem. I downloaded the beta and now my 1080p isn't displaying right, it's not showing its 16:9 , more like 4:9 at 900p when it says 1080p

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is there overscan options in display properties?

they are there, but greyed out for me because my monitor has absolutely no scaling problems at all. It's always worked for me when i've needed it tbh (usually on HDTV's).
 
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