Catalyst 9.8 are awesome, come get them.

http://blogs.amd.com/play/2009/08/14/what’s-a-good-title-for-a-quakecon-blog/

XP Vista and Windows 7 all there.


These drivers raised my Far Cry 2 frames dramatically:

Avg: 94 Max:142 Min:63

Up from: Avg: 62 max:104 Min: 44

Ranch Small, 3 loops. 1920x1200, 4XAA DX10, everything on ultra high.


These drivers also are supposed to raise fps in other titles such as crysis, and World in Conflict.

Download em and go have some fun.
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  1. Hurray! TY :)
  2. No not possible how can you get a max od 142 frames and a min of 63 when 3 280s get a max of 70 and a min of 30 at the same res and 8xaa? I not trying these i dont trust this guy...
  3. I need a few people to confirm this for me, i dont want A VIRUS cuase this is a shared computer and my dad would KILL me.
  4. sargentchimera said:
    No not possible how can you get a max od 142 frames and a min of 63 when 3 280s get a max of 70 and a min of 30 at the same res and 8xaa? I not trying these i dont trust this guy...



    First of all, show me where you get that info, it seems awfully low for a tri-sli setup. Secondly, I am not using 8XAA, just 4X. Thirdly, my scores are legit, and the drivers are also legit, no virus or anything. BTW I did not upload the drivers, I am just linking to a site that did.
  5. It was a vid on youtube, dont remember exact video, but the guy showed the system and him playing and the fraps counter in the corner. Now i dont think 8xaa and fraps would lower the max framerate 80 fps.
  6. Firstly, its from AMD, so the sites clean.
    Secondly, hes getting the response from these drivers ATI claimed he would
  7. Hrm ill try it but im freaking out, me and technology havent gotten along in the past but those scores still dont seem right to me...
  8. OK i feel like an idiot... for some reason i though you wrote crysis instead of farcry 2. Im sorry i feel, well stupid =/
  9. They made the claims. And they are legit. I have em, but dont have CF, so I dont see those kinda numbers
    Im thinking theyve fixed the multi threading thru to the cpu/gpu connection with these drivers, plus other things.
    Theyre trying to kick start DX11 and their new cards, along with W7 and the i5 releases
  10. sargentchimera said:
    OK i feel like an idiot... for some reason i though you wrote crysis instead of farcry 2. Im sorry i feel, well stupid =/


    haha no problem dude, I did get crysis fps boost, but only a few.

    And for the past 10 minutes I've been re-running the FC2 benchmarks, and taking screen shots to help prove my innocence, oh well I'll post them anyways, these really are incredible numbers! Have a Look:


    In case you can't access the photo, the avg. went up to 98 , minimum 65 and max of 146.


    '

    http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/6323/proof2c.th.jpg
  11. JAYDEEJOHN said:
    They made the claims. And they are legit. I have em, but dont have CF, so I dont see those kinda numbers
    Im thinking theyve fixed the multi threading thru to the cpu/gpu connection with these drivers, plus other things.
    Theyre trying to kick start DX11 and their new cards, along with W7 and the i5 releases



    You bring up an intersting point, and I would like to say that for the first time ever with FC2, my quad core cpu is running at 80-90% during the benchmark, I currently have it at a very slight 3.5Ghz OC, I wonder if the increases would continue if I put it back up to 3.8-3.9
  12. ok i downloaded them and now my catalyst wont start
  13. For sarges confidence
    http://www.techpowerup.com/
    Its official all right

    Thats the rumor. Im trying to fidure out how, but remember all those other disappointing drivers increases? maybe they were saving up for this?
    Its all timing
  14. sargentchimera said:
    ok i downloaded them and now my catalyst wont start



    Because..... It' really a VIRUS HAHAHAHAH!!!! GOT you GOOD!!!!


    No seriously though, did you uninstall previous drivers, run driver cleaner pro, reboot and then installl ?? hmmm
  15. ohhh i didnt uninstall the other drivers... um what do i do now? Im not very tech smart, at all.
  16. Try a game, see what happens
  17. I tried crysis demo, seemed a little slower
  18. ooops
  19. ... help plz i dont really know what to do...
  20. Are you sure youre using the new drivers? And just pasting them over may cause some problems
  21. Best thing to do at this point would be to roll back drivers
  22. how do i get rid of my old catalyst drivers? i apparantly have both in my system right now and im not sure how to remove the old 1s.
  23. go to control panel, uninstall ATI drivers, download driver cleaner pro, and clean with ati, and ati ccc, restart, install 9.8 drivers.
  24. JAYDEEJOHN said:
    Best thing to do at this point would be to roll back drivers
    how do i do that?
  25. BTW, for all of you who are wondering, these drivers are legitimately awesome.

    I just ran the Compnay of Heroes benchmark

    Settings: Everything Ultra High, 1920x1200 4xaa DX 10


    Results:

    avg 142
    max 277
    min 71


    Unbeliveable!
  26. Annisman said:
    go to control panel, uninstall ATI drivers, download driver cleaner pro, and clean with ati, and ati ccc, restart, install 9.8 drivers.

    where do i go to uninstall divers after i click control panel?
  27. There should be something called catalsyt install manager or something like that, use that to uninstall, btw make sure you download the proper driver for your OS. such as 32/64 bit etc
  28. can you take a screenie of the old one along with the new one (benchies)?
  29. no there is nothing that says that under control panel and i downloaded the 64bit vista which is my system
  30. Well, I don't have any screenshots using 9.7 so i don't think so.

    Edit: well, actually I have been on 9.6
  31. ok gonna try system restore
  32. ok system restore thing wont open
  33. You arent the onyl one making these claims
    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=101655
    Nice returns on a single 4850
  34. If these improvements are seen thruout their whole lineup, the 4890 is now the single fastest card, while your x2 is the fastest
  35. ok tried system restore still nothing. tell me how to roll back drivers. i need to get the old 1s back now.
  36. What card are you using?
  37. a 4850, anyway apparantly my mcafee secyrity is no longer working
  38. will some1 please tell me what to do i need to get these out now
  39. ok so i guess im on my own? i have no clue what to do
  40. 100 extra marx
  41. What operating sytem?
  42. vista 64bit home premium, you guys have to help me out, i have to get this fixed before tomorrow morning!
  43. OK, go to add and remove drivers. find your drivers click and follow the directions.
  44. OK, then shut down your pc and reboot, itll look funky with the windows drivers, but thatll be ok, cause you can then reinstall your old drivers off the cd or download the old ones or even retry the new ones from the same place, which is what Id do.
  45. how can i just roll them back? system restore doesnt work!
  46. sargentchimera said:
    ok so i guess im on my own? i have no clue what to do



    Ill help you via remote assistance if you PM me. It'll cost you $20 paypal.
  47. I installed new drivers. played L4D for a while, 1920x1080. Everything absolutely max (8x AA, 16x AF) with triple buffering.

    Doing a FRAPS benchmark says that the Max was 63, min 43, avg 59.733. If i do recall, the min before the new drivers would drop into the low 30's during a hoard, so that has improved.

    I am using a 4850, clocks at 700 core 1093 mem.

    It also appears that the F@H GPU client does not yet quite support the new drivers? Anyone else have anything on this? Each time I start the core the screen flickers, but it is using the GPU/CPU processing power, so I guess that its running.
  48. daship said:
    Ill help you via remote assistance if you PM me. It'll cost you $20 paypal.

    yahhh... no
  49. JAYDEEJOHN said:
    If these improvements are seen thruout their whole lineup, the 4890 is now the single fastest card, while your x2 is the fastest


    It took em over a year, but oh it feels good.


    makes up for literally 0% in game fps increases in their last 5 or 6 driver updates.
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