I'm not sure if I'll use the new driver or not. If there is increased performance in Quake Wars then I'll get it, and maybe if there is a noticeable improvement in Crysis, so I can oh and ah at better fps then quit and go back to a game I actually enjoy.
That is definitely nice to see. Thanks for the numbers!
I have an 8800gt right now, and I am holding out for the 4000 series (more specifically, the x2 version of that series). I was going to utilize my Step-up opportunity, but I am going to miss the date, and the 9800gx2 isn't what I thought it would be. Too expensive too.
ATI seems to be back in the game, and they are showing no sign of faltering at the moment. Good for them!!!
Yeah, it's good to see a bit of competition that will hopefully drive the prices down a bit. It's been a 1 horse show for far too long now. I really hope the next gen cards from ATI & NVidia are neck & neck in terms of performance.
Played crysis and got to a building in the icy part, and there was a GIGANTIC plane intersecting my field of view at an angle. For a second I thought the roof got blown off a building (hey, it's happened before in this game), but then I realized it was just due to new drivers.
Ah well. Looking forward to reading teeko's link now.
Oh, and just in case anyone's curious how to install these things (I was):
Install 1 card.
Install Catalyst drivers.
Shut Down PC
Install 2 card (no x-fire bridge)
Start Up PC
Shut Down PC (after windows detects and installs 2nd card)
Install XFire Bridge adapter
Start up PC
Right-click desktop, go to catalyst control center.
Under the CrossfireX entry in the tree control, there's a "Configure" entry. Click that.
Enable the checkbox: "Enable CrossfireX TM".
Hit Apply, Hit OK (screen WILL flicker).
Ya I know. They explain why here. "For our testing we are using Catalyst 8.451.2.1-080205a provided by AMD to allow for CrossFireX (quad CrossFire.) This version of the driver we were given to test with is identical in performance to Catalyst 8.3 final build according to AMD."
My problem is, they didnt use the new patch, they were surprised that AI puts strain on a card, and in the end, they said it was "a day late, dollar short" when nVidia doesnt even have a 4 card solution. And it was all about crysis. Id love to see other games, not ones that can be manhandled, and 1 that NO current config cag max out. Leaves a very blurry understanding as how well the CFX really works, let alone the 3 card setup, and the 3850 alternative