ATI releases beta Cats 4.9 for Doom 3

Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action,alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

Go get 'em while their hot... ATI just released beta Catalyst 4.9
drivers specifically with Doom 3 in mind (before 4.8 are even
official!)

http://www.ati.com/support/infobase/4547.html
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  1. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action,alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    Downloading now. Will provide benchmarks in about 30 minutes comparing CAT
    4.5 to CAT 4.9 beta in Doom3

    --
    Tony DiMarzio
    djtone81@hotmail.com
    djraid@comcast.net

    "John" <arcanastream@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:eb3d8c55.0408031434.4962a61d@posting.google.com...
    > Go get 'em while their hot... ATI just released beta Catalyst 4.9
    > drivers specifically with Doom 3 in mind (before 4.8 are even
    > official!)
    >
    > http://www.ati.com/support/infobase/4547.html
  2. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action,alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    --System specs below--

    [CAT 4.5]

    "timedemo demo1"
    1024x768 (D3-High Quality) 4x-AA 16x-AF = 24.2fps
    1024x768 (D3-High Quality) NO-AA 8x-AF = 46.5fps

    [CAT 4.9 beta]

    "timedemo demo1"
    1024x768 (D3-High Quality) 4x-AA 16x-AF = 22.3fps
    1024x768 (D3-High Quality) NO-AA 8x-AF = 46.5fps


    WTF?! Gained nothing at all with high AA and AF.... actually lost 2fps at
    low AA and AF.

    Very dissapointing.


    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    -----------
    Windows XP (2600-Professional) w/ SP1
    AMD Socket 939 Athlon 64 FX-53, 1MB L2 Cache
    ASUS "A8V Deluxe Wi-Fi" K8T800 Pro
    VIA Hyperion 4in1 451v
    1024mb (2 x (512mb OCZ Platinum EL (2-3-2-5) DDR400/PC3200) Dual Channel)
    ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (Catalyst 4.5) (C-378mhz / M-337.5mhz) OC to
    (C-411.75mhz / M-360.00mhz)
    SbAudigy 5.1 (PCI-Slot 3)

    120gb Western Digital WD1200JB primary/master
    60gb IBM 60gxp primary/slave
    16x HI-VAL DVDrom (BDV316C) secondary/master
    48x/24x/48x plextor (PX-W4824A) secondary/slave

    LianLi PC-6070 *Silent* Aluminum Mid-Tower Case | 2x80mm intake fans, 1x80mm
    exhaust fan
    PowerMax 470watt Aluminum PSU | +3.3V@26A +5V@47A +12V@28A
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    -----------

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    Tony DiMarzio
    djtone81@hotmail.com
    djraid@comcast.net
  3. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action,alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    Been stated that they are basically made for the X800 range of cards as they
    are the ones that will see the increases most.

    --
    Byron Hinson
    Microsoft MVP
    http://www.activewin.com


    "Tony DiMarzio" <djtone81@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:t7KdnV4Vgt6b5o3cRVn-pg@comcast.com...
    > --System specs below--
    >
    > [CAT 4.5]
    >
    > "timedemo demo1"
    > 1024x768 (D3-High Quality) 4x-AA 16x-AF = 24.2fps
    > 1024x768 (D3-High Quality) NO-AA 8x-AF = 46.5fps
    >
    > [CAT 4.9 beta]
    >
    > "timedemo demo1"
    > 1024x768 (D3-High Quality) 4x-AA 16x-AF = 22.3fps
    > 1024x768 (D3-High Quality) NO-AA 8x-AF = 46.5fps
    >
    >
    > WTF?! Gained nothing at all with high AA and AF.... actually lost 2fps at
    > low AA and AF.
    >
    > Very dissapointing.
    >
    >
    > --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --
    > -----------
    > Windows XP (2600-Professional) w/ SP1
    > AMD Socket 939 Athlon 64 FX-53, 1MB L2 Cache
    > ASUS "A8V Deluxe Wi-Fi" K8T800 Pro
    > VIA Hyperion 4in1 451v
    > 1024mb (2 x (512mb OCZ Platinum EL (2-3-2-5) DDR400/PC3200) Dual Channel)
    > ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (Catalyst 4.5) (C-378mhz / M-337.5mhz) OC to
    > (C-411.75mhz / M-360.00mhz)
    > SbAudigy 5.1 (PCI-Slot 3)
    >
    > 120gb Western Digital WD1200JB primary/master
    > 60gb IBM 60gxp primary/slave
    > 16x HI-VAL DVDrom (BDV316C) secondary/master
    > 48x/24x/48x plextor (PX-W4824A) secondary/slave
    >
    > LianLi PC-6070 *Silent* Aluminum Mid-Tower Case | 2x80mm intake fans,
    1x80mm
    > exhaust fan
    > PowerMax 470watt Aluminum PSU | +3.3V@26A +5V@47A +12V@28A
    > --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --
    > -----------
    >
    > --
    > Tony DiMarzio
    > djtone81@hotmail.com
    > djraid@comcast.net
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action,alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    "John" <arcanastream@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:eb3d8c55.0408031434.4962a61d@posting.google.com...
    > Go get 'em while their hot... ATI just released beta Catalyst 4.9
    > drivers specifically with Doom 3 in mind (before 4.8 are even
    > official!)
    >
    > http://www.ati.com/support/infobase/4547.html

    hmm doesnt seem that much faster - wonder what that fixes
  5. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action,alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    I was wondering who would test it first.. wonder if it'll also speed up
    general opengl applications...

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  6. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action,alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    On Wed, 4 Aug 2004 07:47:05 +0800, "Judas Pissed" <d@d.com> wrote:


    >hmm doesnt seem that much faster - wonder what that fixes
    >

    It's the placebo effect ATI is going after.
  7. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action,alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    Thanks Tony for the benchmarks..
  8. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action,alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    No problem.

    --
    Tony DiMarzio
    djtone81@hotmail.com
    djraid@comcast.net

    "Heywood Jablowme" <a@a.a> wrote in message
    news:Wh7Qc.208919$IQ4.188149@attbi_s02...
    > Thanks Tony for the benchmarks..
    >
    >
  9. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action,alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    whats this aa and af stuff how do you access it ?

    smithy

    "Byron Hinson" <byron@activewin.com> wrote in message
    news:%%%Pc.91$1Z1.52@newsfe6-gui.ntli.net...
    > Been stated that they are basically made for the X800 range of cards as
    they
    > are the ones that will see the increases most.
    >
    > --
    > Byron Hinson
    > Microsoft MVP
    > http://www.activewin.com
    >
    >
    > "Tony DiMarzio" <djtone81@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:t7KdnV4Vgt6b5o3cRVn-pg@comcast.com...
    > > --System specs below--
    > >
    > > [CAT 4.5]
    > >
    > > "timedemo demo1"
    > > 1024x768 (D3-High Quality) 4x-AA 16x-AF = 24.2fps
    > > 1024x768 (D3-High Quality) NO-AA 8x-AF = 46.5fps
    > >
    > > [CAT 4.9 beta]
    > >
    > > "timedemo demo1"
    > > 1024x768 (D3-High Quality) 4x-AA 16x-AF = 22.3fps
    > > 1024x768 (D3-High Quality) NO-AA 8x-AF = 46.5fps
    > >
    > >
    > > WTF?! Gained nothing at all with high AA and AF.... actually lost 2fps
    at
    > > low AA and AF.
    > >
    > > Very dissapointing.
    > >
    > >
    >
    > --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > --
    > > -----------
    > > Windows XP (2600-Professional) w/ SP1
    > > AMD Socket 939 Athlon 64 FX-53, 1MB L2 Cache
    > > ASUS "A8V Deluxe Wi-Fi" K8T800 Pro
    > > VIA Hyperion 4in1 451v
    > > 1024mb (2 x (512mb OCZ Platinum EL (2-3-2-5) DDR400/PC3200) Dual
    Channel)
    > > ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (Catalyst 4.5) (C-378mhz / M-337.5mhz) OC to
    > > (C-411.75mhz / M-360.00mhz)
    > > SbAudigy 5.1 (PCI-Slot 3)
    > >
    > > 120gb Western Digital WD1200JB primary/master
    > > 60gb IBM 60gxp primary/slave
    > > 16x HI-VAL DVDrom (BDV316C) secondary/master
    > > 48x/24x/48x plextor (PX-W4824A) secondary/slave
    > >
    > > LianLi PC-6070 *Silent* Aluminum Mid-Tower Case | 2x80mm intake fans,
    > 1x80mm
    > > exhaust fan
    > > PowerMax 470watt Aluminum PSU | +3.3V@26A +5V@47A +12V@28A
    >
    > --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > --
    > > -----------
    > >
    > > --
    > > Tony DiMarzio
    > > djtone81@hotmail.com
    > > djraid@comcast.net
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  10. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action,alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    Hi,

    Anti-Aliasing and Anistropic Filtering.

    Go to the 3D tab under display properties.
    click open gl or D3D custom tabs.
    You can either tick for application preference or manually change for
    Quality or Performance.

    Try some of the settings and give the game another go to see how looks or
    performance has been affected.

    Spence
    "smithy" <smith@com.auy> wrote in message
    news:xW0Qc.64$tX5.3769@nnrp1.ozemail.com.au...
    > whats this aa and af stuff how do you access it ?
    >
    > smithy
    >
    > "Byron Hinson" <byron@activewin.com> wrote in message
    > news:%%%Pc.91$1Z1.52@newsfe6-gui.ntli.net...
    > > Been stated that they are basically made for the X800 range of cards as
    > they
    > > are the ones that will see the increases most.
    > >
    > > --
    > > Byron Hinson
    > > Microsoft MVP
    > > http://www.activewin.com
    > >
    > >
    > > "Tony DiMarzio" <djtone81@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > > news:t7KdnV4Vgt6b5o3cRVn-pg@comcast.com...
    > > > --System specs below--
    > > >
    > > > [CAT 4.5]
    > > >
    > > > "timedemo demo1"
    > > > 1024x768 (D3-High Quality) 4x-AA 16x-AF = 24.2fps
    > > > 1024x768 (D3-High Quality) NO-AA 8x-AF = 46.5fps
    > > >
    > > > [CAT 4.9 beta]
    > > >
    > > > "timedemo demo1"
    > > > 1024x768 (D3-High Quality) 4x-AA 16x-AF = 22.3fps
    > > > 1024x768 (D3-High Quality) NO-AA 8x-AF = 46.5fps
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > WTF?! Gained nothing at all with high AA and AF.... actually lost 2fps
    > at
    > > > low AA and AF.
    > > >
    > > > Very dissapointing.
    > > >
    > > >
    > >
    >
    > --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > > --
    > > > -----------
    > > > Windows XP (2600-Professional) w/ SP1
    > > > AMD Socket 939 Athlon 64 FX-53, 1MB L2 Cache
    > > > ASUS "A8V Deluxe Wi-Fi" K8T800 Pro
    > > > VIA Hyperion 4in1 451v
    > > > 1024mb (2 x (512mb OCZ Platinum EL (2-3-2-5) DDR400/PC3200) Dual
    > Channel)
    > > > ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (Catalyst 4.5) (C-378mhz / M-337.5mhz) OC to
    > > > (C-411.75mhz / M-360.00mhz)
    > > > SbAudigy 5.1 (PCI-Slot 3)
    > > >
    > > > 120gb Western Digital WD1200JB primary/master
    > > > 60gb IBM 60gxp primary/slave
    > > > 16x HI-VAL DVDrom (BDV316C) secondary/master
    > > > 48x/24x/48x plextor (PX-W4824A) secondary/slave
    > > >
    > > > LianLi PC-6070 *Silent* Aluminum Mid-Tower Case | 2x80mm intake fans,
    > > 1x80mm
    > > > exhaust fan
    > > > PowerMax 470watt Aluminum PSU | +3.3V@26A +5V@47A +12V@28A
    > >
    >
    > --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > > --
    > > > -----------
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > Tony DiMarzio
    > > > djtone81@hotmail.com
    > > > djraid@comcast.net
    > > >
    > > >
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
    >
  11. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action,alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    Hi,

    Anti-Aliasing and Anistropic Filtering.

    Go to the 3D tab under display properties.
    click open gl or D3D custom tabs.
    You can either tick for application preference or manually change for
    Quality or Performance.

    Try some of the settings and give the game another go to see how looks or
    performance has been affected.

    Spence
    "smithy" <smith@com.auy> wrote in message
    news:xW0Qc.64$tX5.3769@nnrp1.ozemail.com.au...
    > whats this aa and af stuff how do you access it ?
    >
    > smithy
    >
    > "Byron Hinson" <byron@activewin.com> wrote in message
    > news:%%%Pc.91$1Z1.52@newsfe6-gui.ntli.net...
    > > Been stated that they are basically made for the X800 range of cards as
    > they
    > > are the ones that will see the increases most.
    > >
    > > --
    > > Byron Hinson
    > > Microsoft MVP
    > > http://www.activewin.com
    > >
    > >
    > > "Tony DiMarzio" <djtone81@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > > news:t7KdnV4Vgt6b5o3cRVn-pg@comcast.com...
    > > > --System specs below--
    > > >
    > > > [CAT 4.5]
    > > >
    > > > "timedemo demo1"
    > > > 1024x768 (D3-High Quality) 4x-AA 16x-AF = 24.2fps
    > > > 1024x768 (D3-High Quality) NO-AA 8x-AF = 46.5fps
    > > >
    > > > [CAT 4.9 beta]
    > > >
    > > > "timedemo demo1"
    > > > 1024x768 (D3-High Quality) 4x-AA 16x-AF = 22.3fps
    > > > 1024x768 (D3-High Quality) NO-AA 8x-AF = 46.5fps
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > WTF?! Gained nothing at all with high AA and AF.... actually lost 2fps
    > at
    > > > low AA and AF.
    > > >
    > > > Very dissapointing.
    > > >
    > > >
    > >
    >
    > --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > > --
    > > > -----------
    > > > Windows XP (2600-Professional) w/ SP1
    > > > AMD Socket 939 Athlon 64 FX-53, 1MB L2 Cache
    > > > ASUS "A8V Deluxe Wi-Fi" K8T800 Pro
    > > > VIA Hyperion 4in1 451v
    > > > 1024mb (2 x (512mb OCZ Platinum EL (2-3-2-5) DDR400/PC3200) Dual
    > Channel)
    > > > ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (Catalyst 4.5) (C-378mhz / M-337.5mhz) OC to
    > > > (C-411.75mhz / M-360.00mhz)
    > > > SbAudigy 5.1 (PCI-Slot 3)
    > > >
    > > > 120gb Western Digital WD1200JB primary/master
    > > > 60gb IBM 60gxp primary/slave
    > > > 16x HI-VAL DVDrom (BDV316C) secondary/master
    > > > 48x/24x/48x plextor (PX-W4824A) secondary/slave
    > > >
    > > > LianLi PC-6070 *Silent* Aluminum Mid-Tower Case | 2x80mm intake fans,
    > > 1x80mm
    > > > exhaust fan
    > > > PowerMax 470watt Aluminum PSU | +3.3V@26A +5V@47A +12V@28A
    > >
    >
    > --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > > --
    > > > -----------
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > Tony DiMarzio
    > > > djtone81@hotmail.com
    > > > djraid@comcast.net
    > > >
    > > >
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
    >
  12. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action,alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    "John" <arcanastream@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:eb3d8c55.0408031434.4962a61d@posting.google.com...
    > Go get 'em while their hot... ATI just released beta Catalyst 4.9
    > drivers specifically with Doom 3 in mind (before 4.8 are even
    > official!)
    >
    > http://www.ati.com/support/infobase/4547.html

    I've got them installed, was using 4.7s, on a 9800XT and have gained a
    noticible improvement! I'm plesantly surprised. Still getting sparklies now
    and then tho.
  13. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action,alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    Please post your benchmarks pre and post 4.9 beta.

    Otherwise, your analysis of 4.9's performance is subjective at best.

    What fps did you get before and after at identical resolution, refresh rate,
    color depth, AA, AF, and Doom3 quality settings with Vsync Off please.

    --
    Tony DiMarzio
    djtone81@hotmail.com
    djraid@comcast.net

    "Jamie_Manic" <mmmm...pork rind> wrote in message
    news:41112269$0$6442$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com...
    >
    > "John" <arcanastream@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:eb3d8c55.0408031434.4962a61d@posting.google.com...
    > > Go get 'em while their hot... ATI just released beta Catalyst 4.9
    > > drivers specifically with Doom 3 in mind (before 4.8 are even
    > > official!)
    > >
    > > http://www.ati.com/support/infobase/4547.html
    >
    > I've got them installed, was using 4.7s, on a 9800XT and have gained a
    > noticible improvement! I'm plesantly surprised. Still getting sparklies
    now
    > and then tho.
    >
    >
  14. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action,alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    Quoth The Raven "Byron Hinson" <byron@activewin.com> in
    %%%Pc.91$1Z1.52@newsfe6-gui.ntli.net
    > Been stated that they are basically made for the X800 range of cards
    > as they are the ones that will see the increases most.
    >

    humph, I was hoping for an all round opengl patch for all cards

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    there are two kinds of people, and those who don't. - (Michael Tanin)

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    "Highlandish" <ckreskay_CURSEING@dodo.com.au> wrote in message
    news:2nbvuaFum882U2@uni-berlin.de...
    > Quoth The Raven "Byron Hinson" <byron@activewin.com> in
    > %%%Pc.91$1Z1.52@newsfe6-gui.ntli.net
    > > Been stated that they are basically made for the X800 range of cards
    > > as they are the ones that will see the increases most.
    > >
    >
    > humph, I was hoping for an all round opengl patch for all cards

    Same here.

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  16. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action,alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    On Wed, 4 Aug 2004 07:45:49 -0400, "Gareee©" <gareeeNospam!@charter.net> wrote:

    >"Highlandish" <ckreskay_CURSEING@dodo.com.au> wrote in message
    >news:2nbvuaFum882U2@uni-berlin.de...
    >> Quoth The Raven "Byron Hinson" <byron@activewin.com> in
    >> %%%Pc.91$1Z1.52@newsfe6-gui.ntli.net
    >> > Been stated that they are basically made for the X800 range of cards
    >> > as they are the ones that will see the increases most.
    >> >
    >>
    >> humph, I was hoping for an all round opengl patch for all cards
    >
    >Same here.

    Maybe the increase in performance is again what are ati are for quality "in special effets of all
    kind in the game play" and it not visible from a sintetic benchmark because the image quality have
    change but the frame rate...

    anyway this as to be "deepening"
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    "Tony DiMarzio" <djtone81@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:LdednUY566R7p4zcRVn-vQ@comcast.com...
    > Please post your benchmarks pre and post 4.9 beta.
    >
    > Otherwise, your analysis of 4.9's performance is subjective at best.
    >
    > What fps did you get before and after at identical resolution, refresh
    rate,
    > color depth, AA, AF, and Doom3 quality settings with Vsync Off please.

    Dunno.

    Just ran slicker when enemies were about.
  18. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action,alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    without doing a "timedemo demo1" (do this at least twice in a row because a
    lot of game content is loaded during the first run from the hard drive
    skewing results) at the console for both cat versions to get your average
    FPS for that run. Then compare the two. Otherwise you could quite possibly
    be imagining the speed improvement... ya know... placebo effect.

    --
    Tony DiMarzio
    djtone81@hotmail.com
    djraid@comcast.net

    "Jamie_Manic" <mmmm...pork rind> wrote in message
    news:41116367$0$6442$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com...
    >
    > "Tony DiMarzio" <djtone81@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:LdednUY566R7p4zcRVn-vQ@comcast.com...
    > > Please post your benchmarks pre and post 4.9 beta.
    > >
    > > Otherwise, your analysis of 4.9's performance is subjective at best.
    > >
    > > What fps did you get before and after at identical resolution, refresh
    > rate,
    > > color depth, AA, AF, and Doom3 quality settings with Vsync Off please.
    >
    > Dunno.
    >
    > Just ran slicker when enemies were about.
    >
    >
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