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Catalyst 9.8 are awesome, come get them.

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a b U Graphics card
August 14, 2009 11:05:17 PM

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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a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 1:11:33 AM

Hurray! TY :) 
August 15, 2009 2:24:37 AM

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...
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August 15, 2009 2:27:16 AM

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.
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 2:34:15 AM

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.
August 15, 2009 2:37:37 AM

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.
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 2:41:03 AM

Firstly, its from AMD, so the sites clean.
Secondly, hes getting the response from these drivers ATI claimed he would
August 15, 2009 2:42:40 AM

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...
August 15, 2009 2:45:44 AM

OK i feel like an idiot... for some reason i though you wrote crysis instead of farcry 2. Im sorry i feel, well stupid =/
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 2:47:38 AM

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
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 2:48:56 AM

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.




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a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 2:52:06 AM

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
August 15, 2009 2:53:32 AM

ok i downloaded them and now my catalyst wont start
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 2:54:55 AM

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
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 2:56:50 AM

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
August 15, 2009 2:59:52 AM

ohhh i didnt uninstall the other drivers... um what do i do now? Im not very tech smart, at all.
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 3:02:58 AM

Try a game, see what happens
August 15, 2009 3:03:30 AM

I tried crysis demo, seemed a little slower
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 3:03:53 AM

ooops
August 15, 2009 3:05:01 AM

... help plz i dont really know what to do...
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 3:06:33 AM

Are you sure youre using the new drivers? And just pasting them over may cause some problems
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 3:08:30 AM

Best thing to do at this point would be to roll back drivers
August 15, 2009 3:08:54 AM

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.
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 3:09:39 AM

go to control panel, uninstall ATI drivers, download driver cleaner pro, and clean with ati, and ati ccc, restart, install 9.8 drivers.
August 15, 2009 3:10:17 AM

JAYDEEJOHN said:
Best thing to do at this point would be to roll back drivers
how do i do that?
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 3:10:54 AM

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!
August 15, 2009 3:11:56 AM

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?
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 3:13:36 AM

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
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 3:15:03 AM

can you take a screenie of the old one along with the new one (benchies)?
August 15, 2009 3:15:43 AM

no there is nothing that says that under control panel and i downloaded the 64bit vista which is my system
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 3:16:43 AM

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
August 15, 2009 3:19:20 AM

ok gonna try system restore
August 15, 2009 3:21:15 AM

ok system restore thing wont open
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 3:29:20 AM

If these improvements are seen thruout their whole lineup, the 4890 is now the single fastest card, while your x2 is the fastest
August 15, 2009 3:32:02 AM

ok tried system restore still nothing. tell me how to roll back drivers. i need to get the old 1s back now.
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 3:45:30 AM

What card are you using?
August 15, 2009 3:48:44 AM

a 4850, anyway apparantly my mcafee secyrity is no longer working
August 15, 2009 3:52:38 AM

will some1 please tell me what to do i need to get these out now
August 15, 2009 4:01:13 AM

ok so i guess im on my own? i have no clue what to do
August 15, 2009 4:08:58 AM

100 extra marx
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 4:11:07 AM

What operating sytem?
August 15, 2009 4:14:27 AM

vista 64bit home premium, you guys have to help me out, i have to get this fixed before tomorrow morning!
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 4:18:30 AM

OK, go to add and remove drivers. find your drivers click and follow the directions.
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 4:20:28 AM

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.
August 15, 2009 4:30:38 AM

how can i just roll them back? system restore doesnt work!
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 4:30:53 AM

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.
August 15, 2009 4:31:14 AM

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.
August 15, 2009 4:34:21 AM

daship said:
Ill help you via remote assistance if you PM me. It'll cost you $20 paypal.

yahhh... no
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 4:36:08 AM

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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