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4850's 8.7 driver slower?

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July 24, 2008 1:13:10 AM

Sup Yall just got a 4850 about 2 weeks in use. I recently updated to the 8.7 driver and now I notice lag in COD4. I know the performance dropped because i used to have 0 lag in COD4.

If you have similar issues or setup please post.


THX

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July 24, 2008 5:19:10 AM

I've noticed less points in 3DMARK06 from 10.900 to 10.400 and I couldn't adjust the resolution in Test Drive Unlimited when i updated to the newest driver. I reinstalled 8.6 and I have no problems now. So far 8.7 is disappointing.
July 24, 2008 5:25:05 AM

A swing and a miss. :non: 
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July 24, 2008 5:54:36 AM

Is the fan speed issue fixed with this release?
July 24, 2008 7:57:46 AM

No. And now dual monitor support brings random BSODs for many users.

Great.

Roll on 8.8
July 24, 2008 8:25:38 AM

Can anyone run the new racing game GRID with their HD4850 on the new or old catalyst drivers?

Tom's Hardware had a review recently where as the HD4870 would outperform the GTX280 in that game, however they amazingly could not get their ASUS 4850 to render the game period, yet it worked fine in all the other benchmarks they did.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-4870,1964...
July 24, 2008 9:29:52 AM

^btw, i ran grid with hot fix drivers. and it worked just fine. damn smooth. didnt measure the FPS. but it was smooth.

damn. i just installed the 8.7 drivers, but i didnt play any game yet. hopefully it is good. coz god knows i have un-installing/installing drivers. the amount of restart i have to go through.
July 24, 2008 10:34:58 AM

I'm having a few issues with GRID and my 4870's. At first, I could not game the game to run while crossfire was enabled. I was using the hotfix 8.6 drivers. Dowloading the 1.1 patch for GRID seemed to resolve this but had to run the game with AA turned off altogether. I then downloaded the 8.7 beta drivers and game was running ok at 1920x1200 with 8 X MSAA. Have recently installed 8.7 official and performance is great FPS wise but all the cars are black !! The look good, but all the colour schemes are missing. Most odd. Haven't rolled back the driver yet or investigated fully but a very annoying issue all the same. 8.7 drivers have not impressed me so far.
July 24, 2008 3:28:03 PM

Wow thanks for the info guys. ATI is notorious for bad drivers, I guess its still a fair trade off for the money i save. I guess driver wise the card to buy now is the 3870 or 3850 because of the stable drivers and performance boost.
July 24, 2008 6:04:05 PM

lasttarget said:
Wow thanks for the info guys. ATI is notorious for bad drivers, I guess its still a fair trade off for the money i save. I guess driver wise the card to buy now is the 3870 or 3850 because of the stable drivers and performance boost.

Nah, I would still go with the 48XX series. ATI knows they will sell far more 48XX series cards than they ever will 38XX series cards so that is where they are going to be investing most of their driver research. Give it a month or two. It will get better.

You would be much better off going with an 8800GT than a 38XX card.
July 25, 2008 6:17:52 PM

rwayne said:
Can anyone run the new racing game GRID with their HD4850 on the new or old catalyst drivers?

Tom's Hardware had a review recently where as the HD4870 would outperform the GTX280 in that game, however they amazingly could not get their ASUS 4850 to render the game period, yet it worked fine in all the other benchmarks they did.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-4870,1964...




GRID works great with my 4850
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