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Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by Nitro-Max, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. Nitro-Max

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    what's the benefits of using this driver?
     
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    I dunno, but I'll find out!:D
     
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    i hear the 8.3 drivers hurt your 3dmark score really bad... have they fixed this yet or what?
    not that 3dmarlk is everything, real world gaming performance is what really matters, just curious?

    are the optimized drivers supposed to fix this?
     
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    has anybody tested these drivers yet?
     
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    i think erocker might...he said he was going to find out...
     
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    I was using cat 8.2 extreme g driver but my mobo died few days ago so i cant test this one till i get my new one through.

    I wasnt happy with the amd 8.3 so maybe tweakforce did a better job? let us know.

    But ive always used extreme g drivers they are normally optimized for preformance out of all the drivers for the x2 so far 8.2 XG has been the best they are normally better than amd/ati ones for fps.

    Been using these for few years now they were great on my x1900xt.
     
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    well thats good to know...i have some x2 coming soon!:rockout:
     
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    Miracles anyone? I wish it would just turn powerplay off. That alone will increase performance by 20%. It nearly eliminated ungodly fdrops by OCing 5mhz in the 3870 & x2. Otherwise the fdrop would persist even at low resolutions.
     
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    Tweakforce take the default driver settings and tweak it for max preformance fps
    8.3 was buggy for me anyway so if there is bugs its more than likely down to amd.

    you could try the XG 8.2 instead works the best for me so far but as i said i cant test 8.3 XG atm.
     
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    While you guys are up for a little testing heres another app i used to use with my radeon cards anyone wanna test it for 38xx series???

    http://www.rage3d.com/r3dtweak/

    leave feedback plz.
     
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    does this support crossfire-x?
     
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    I usually don't use the CCC drivers, but I'd be happy to do a comparison test between a few different versions of Catalyst once I have my PC situation taken care of.
     
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    Of course, its still cat 8.3.

    I was using XG 8.2 until 8.3 came out. I wanted to test tri-fire & quad-fire.
     
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    mmm the rage3d tweak looks like its not been updated for quite a while so it might not work for everyone.
     
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    i was thinking of using tri-fire...3870X2 and a 3870 did you try this?
     
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    yes 8.3 is crossfire supported still its just been tweaked.

    I dont normally use official drivers for long as soon as XG brings one out i use them there normally faster.
     
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    Using it now in the cosmos. Its actually faster than the quad-fire which is just stupid. I guess those 2 diamonds really like each other :toast:
     
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    If any of you are thinking they must mess with image quality to get better fps this isnt true this is some tweaking info they gave for a older driver as you can see they actually improved the IQ.

    XG WarCat 7.4 Pure Edition:


    Overall improvements regarding IQ and performance
    Video memory tweaks updated for faster reading
    Update WarCat Rendering Technique
    Updated tweaks
    Smooth frames
    WarCat AA dropped
    This driver is a rebuilt version of the best WarCat versions
    Version: Filesize: 29.31 MB
    Added on: 04-Sep-2007 Downloads: 6357 Rating: 8.0 (6 Votes)
    HomePage | Rate Resource | Details
    Category: Xtreme-G Archives/XG Catalyst XP Archives

    I think there worth trying youve got nothing to loose really.
     
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    no luck with my cards :( but go figure
     
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    You mean they didn't install correctly or there's no performance increase?
     
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    no they install fine, but i still can't crossfire my cards with any drivers other than the default drivers. which the default drivers are 11-10-07 :(
     
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    Thats strange cos the XG 8.2 did actually include crossfire support according to there forum users?
     
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    are you talking about for the 2900gt tho, or the 3k cards?
     
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    3k cards but it should support yours also i should imagine.
     
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