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Cat 9.12 out,post your experiences and results

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December 17, 2009 7:10:15 PM

I'll post my results as soon as I get home. I'm not expecting miracles though. Also, the cursor inflation in Win 7 is not mentioned as a resolved issue in the released notes... not even as a known issue... :S
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December 19, 2009 7:17:28 AM

grr closing my thread!!! lol hey have noticed they are glitchy on cod mw2 lots of flickering in flashes or smoke
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December 19, 2009 7:33:15 AM

Lol Maziar, love how you locked the other guys thread and linked them to yours, didn't know you were a mod.
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December 19, 2009 7:36:00 AM

Haven't noticed a difference since like 9.8 or 9.9; I must be missing something. :p 
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December 19, 2009 10:15:41 AM

Well i closed other threads because we had 3 threads with one subject,and since the title of this thread is about results and experiences,i linked all of them to here :) 
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December 19, 2009 3:35:29 PM

Although it didn't mention this problem in the release notes, it totally fixed a glitch I was having with The Witcher and my XFX 5850. Thanks ATI!
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December 19, 2009 3:50:21 PM

Good place to ask this, I built a new rig a month ago. i5750 -4770. Had windows running fresh install , installed catalyst 8.10 suite.
Question: What is the best way to upgrade to 8.12 ?
Uninstall from programs add + remove panel- ATI Catalyst install manager
reboot/ no reboot ?
Initiate new install of "full catalyst 9.12 suite"

Used Nvdia for last couple years. Used to have trouble 10 years ago with ATI
when I would install/update individual components with a All in Wonder card.
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December 19, 2009 4:06:20 PM

Yes, simple as that.
No need for driver cleaner et al, simple add/remove, then install new drivers.
Always has worked for me, both on nVidia and ATI, even when switching from 1 to the other brands
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December 19, 2009 4:47:21 PM

Yes but if you ran in to some problems,use programs like Driver Sweeper
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December 19, 2009 4:56:22 PM

Exactly.
This isnt a everytime usage, only for those exceptions.
Some just start doing it all the time, and theres no telling if using it at any time could be causing problems of its own, so best approach is the simplest at first IMO
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December 19, 2009 11:15:08 PM

Just bought Dragon Age Origins, anybody have a comment on what drivers work best with this game ? I've got 9.11 now, contemplating going to 9.12.
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December 19, 2009 11:31:38 PM

I have a 5870 and played dragon age origins on both 9.11 and 9.12 on 1680x1050, cant say I have noticed any difference. Although I have not run into any problems. Dual screen eyefinity is fun, never have to scroll around to see whats going on. :) 
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December 20, 2009 12:11:55 AM

Does this solve any of the problems ATI users were having with NFS shift? I was looking up that game and saw a lot of people were having problems playing that game with ati cards.
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December 20, 2009 1:46:22 AM

gomi said:
Does this solve any of the problems ATI users were having with NFS shift? I was looking up that game and saw a lot of people were having problems playing that game with ati cards.


Yes.

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Coming at the end of November will be a second patch released for Need for Speed SHIFT. This patch brings with it many bug fixes and even performance improvements in several areas. AMD has stated all along that it did not feel its new video cards were delivering the kind of performance it should in this game. This new patch, plus a new video card driver, will solve this problem.


Source: [H]ard|OCP - Need for Speed SHIFT Gameplay Performance and IQ
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December 20, 2009 1:48:16 AM

Yes it did for me, Shift was crashing when loading a game with 5970 1080p 8xAA, now its fixed.
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December 20, 2009 5:46:52 AM

hot fix caused more problems...
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December 21, 2009 8:28:02 AM

I had mouse enlargement problems with win7 and also FPS drop when using Thermal vision in MW2 therefore i installed Cat 9.12 hotfix and it works great for me.
1_I got 36FPS on average in Crysis benchmark tool and now its 42.84(43 :D  )
2_I had slowdowns in DIRT2 Menu whenever i set my res to 1920x1200 and custom settings and its now fixed with this driver
3_I got about 60 FPS on average with Dirt2 benchmark and now i get 78FPS(2 different maps though),so i tested myself in a same map and i get about 20 FPS more than before + it did a great increase on min FPS too,i managed to get about 40 FPS on min and with this driver i get about 60
4_Mouse Enlargement problem seems to have been fixed
5_As i said in MW2,when i switch to Thermal Vision the FPS drops to 50 from 120 but now its the same
Overall a great driver for me :) 
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December 23, 2009 9:13:49 PM

Just noticed in windows 7 experience index my rating went from 7.4 to
6.0 for both graphic metrics.

LOL, I have a o/c 4770 and have changed nothing else.
old drivers were 9.10
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December 23, 2009 9:32:18 PM

notty22 said:
Just noticed in windows 7 experience index my rating went from 7.4 to
6.0 for both graphic metrics.

LOL, I have a o/c 4770 and have changed nothing else.
old drivers were 9.10


This is only because MS's test doesn't render 3D at all, so it stays at relaxed timings during the test.
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December 23, 2009 9:44:20 PM

Actually I figured out what I did, I lied when I said I didn't " CHANGE " anything else.
I had been cleaning up my c drive (ssd) and deleted the Wildlife.wmv from the public video folder.
I remember reading this in a windows forum before, put it back from another box on network. No error when testing either thats the freaky part.
I have watched my clock speed before it does wake up correctly, but thanks.
Without o/c I get 7.2 in wme. When I o/c it I get 7.4
What it does with that wmv to gauge gpu performance would be interesting to know.
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