I want to benchmark my 4870 crossfire config and want to know what is the latest possible driver/ccc I can install that is Futuremark certified.
"Reviewed and Approved AMD (ATI) Drivers
We have inspected all offical AMD (ATI) WHQL drivers through June 17th, 2008. Listed below are the latest official drivers that have been approved for 3DMark06 Build 1.1.0 usage:
Radeon x3xx0, X2x00, Radeon X1x00, Radeon X8x0 and Radeon 9x00 Series:
Catalyst 8.5 Drivers"
Should I then download 8.5 first in order to be able to upload my score? I assume I can't install the 4800 series hotfix if I want to keep the drivers Futuremark certified?
Screw there certified drivers(i do not even think 8.5 supports the 4870 as per its release notes), Try the latest from the amd website, then try the hotfixed 8.6 and see whats better for you(test games and 3dmarks).