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CATALYST 8.4 Hotfix vs. CATALYST 8.5

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Hello guys,

please post any improvements with CATALYST 8.5 here. I am about to benchmark my HD 2900 XT and HD 3870, and will post the results shortly. I am expecting some improvements.
 
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Ati Radeon Hd 2900 Xt 512mb (743,1656) 08.5

3DMark Vantage



With 08.4 Hotfix driver, It was 3405, so no improvements for 3DMark Vantage.
 

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Any AGP'ers had any joy?
 
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ATI RADEON HD 2900 XT 512MB (743,1656)

3DMark06

CATALYST 08.4 - 10164 3DMarks
CATALYST 08.5 - 10166 3DMarks

Call Of Juarez DX10 Benchmark

CATALYST 08.4 - 31.7 FPS
CATALYST 08.5 - 31.8 FPS

FurMark 1.3.0

CATALYST 08.4 - 3068 o3Marks / 51 FPS AVG
CATALYST 08.5 - 3066 o3Marks / 51 FPS AVG
 
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Here in xp x64, I'm not gonna lie, I basically got an 8fps upgrade in the snowy level in Crysis (from ~23-25 to ~31-33)! That and a 10fps boost in the alien ship (33 to 43). This is all at 1440x900 everything medium no AA. I actually was able to run on high with decent framerates in the the snowy level (except shaders and shadows on medium), however that went out the window the next level with the vehicles!

As for Halo, now I can't even get to the main menu except via safemode. The game crashes otherwise. However, via safemode, I still have a hard crash after like 3 seconds ingame... WTF?

No real 3dmark06 improvements here, but who really cares?
 
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Here in xp x64, I'm not gonna lie, I basically got an 8fps upgrade in the snowy level in Crysis (from ~23-25 to ~31-33)! That and a 10fps boost in the alien ship (33 to 43). This is all at 1440x900 everything medium no AA. I actually was able to run on high with decent framerates in the the snowy level (except shaders and shadows on medium), however that went out the window the next level with the vehicles!

As for Halo, now I can't even get to the main menu except via safemode. The game crashes otherwise. However, via safemode, I still have a hard crash after like 3 seconds ingame... WTF?

No real 3dmark06 improvements here, but who really cares?
+1 Got an 5~10 fps improvement in COD4 :D haven't tested anything else
 
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Ya'll might laugh at this but I have a much more pleasant experience playing Halo in Linux via Wine RC1 and Catalyst 8.4 than using a windows OS...

Only downside in Linux is there are a few graphical glitches ingame, I can't see the mouse pointer in the menu (plus some glitches there too), and I have no crosshair. Still managed to dominate all alien forces in the Silent Cartographer, though :) .
 

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Nice one Dev!