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New Catalyst 4.9 Now available for Download

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a b U Graphics card
September 9, 2004 7:37:22 PM

About 30-60 mins away according to insiders.

<A HREF="http://www.ati.com/support/driver.html" target="_new">http://www.ati.com/support/driver.html&lt;/A>

OK, they are NOW available for download;

<A HREF="http://www2.ati.com/drivers/wxp-w2k-ccc-8-051-040825a-0..." target="_new">http://www2.ati.com/drivers/wxp-w2k-ccc-8-051-040825a-0...;/A>



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<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by TheGreatGrapeApe on 09/09/04 02:19 PM.</EM></FONT></P>

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September 9, 2004 8:09:06 PM

hopefully better OGL perf ? hey grape, as u posted abt OGL2 and it being released 2 days ago, has this anything todo with 4.9s being released 2 days after? what i mean is that, is OGL2 incorporated in 4.9s ? Who are theinsiders who violated the NDA ? lemme know.

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a b U Graphics card
September 9, 2004 8:09:26 PM

Bring Peace to the Middle-East and Solve World hunger. :tongue:

First they will fix the small glitches in the BETA release for D3-Drivers, and second they will bring the performance boosts that will now work with the Control Center, and it will include an updated Control Center.


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a b U Graphics card
September 9, 2004 8:16:07 PM

ATI is part of the consortium, adding OGL 2.0 support wouldn't be an issue of NDA, they added 1.5 support long before it was released.

The conference was reported on and all the extensions that would be added were published (including the votes for/against new extensions) in the summer (June IIRC).

As for OGL2.0 support, it will come according to the CC chat log from Rage3D, but it's not there yet IIRC.


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a b U Graphics card
September 9, 2004 8:21:17 PM

The are now out.

See first Post.

<A HREF="http://www2.ati.com/drivers/Catalyst_49_release_notes.h..." target="_new">Release Notes</A>


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September 9, 2004 8:25:02 PM

YAY :lol:  ,....uh y am i so happy ? I already finished D3 and HL2 aint out yet :tongue:

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September 9, 2004 8:34:04 PM

Did anyone so far see any difference between this and the 4.9b?

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September 9, 2004 8:36:43 PM

i believe grape will be posting that in the catalyst comparison soon.

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a b U Graphics card
September 9, 2004 9:28:44 PM

Yep, I'll run them on Saturday. and have everything updated including D3 results.


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September 9, 2004 10:23:27 PM

thank you grape, you make me so lazy
just come to the forum and grape has all the research done and the driver links posted

can't beat that

amd 2000+
gigabyte ga-7va
512mb samsung pc2700(2x256mb)
maxtor 60gb 7200rpm
LG cd-r/rw 48x24x48
soundblaster live 5.1
BBA radeon 9600xt 128mb
antec 550w true control
September 10, 2004 12:06:27 AM

I've seen you had one busy day today. Get anywork done?
September 10, 2004 12:43:01 AM

Good deal there, just hope I have a computer to use it, g_d damn Ivan.

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September 10, 2004 2:34:12 AM

Well already got a Doom 3 report on this driver. Ran the timedemo and will get 48.5 with 4.9beta drivers and 48.6 with 4.9final. This pretty much confirms the info I got from selected ATI contacts. Will do the 3dmark03 test now.

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September 10, 2004 2:59:20 AM

Just ran the 3dmark03 a few times and got a 100 point boost with score of 6678 from 6525. So far these test were ran on a:

mobile barton 2500 OCed to 3200 11x200
1gb dual channel 3500 ram
Radeon 9800pro to xt at 420/750, 405/750 for doom 3

So far the 4.9 drivers is finally demostrating improvement which 4.4 was the last best one. Could have done these at much higher OCed speeds but wanna to keep within mainstay. I would do 3dmark01se and aquamark but I gotta prep for Ivan and leave something for you to report.

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a b U Graphics card
September 10, 2004 12:17:24 PM

Yeah spent most of the day waiting for info from out East. It finally arrives 10 mins before I'm done for the day.

That's just the way it is, busy and bored all within the same day.


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September 10, 2004 9:36:11 PM

so, it says Doom3 10-15% improvement on X800XT with AA.

Will it works with my 9800 pro without AA for doom3???
September 10, 2004 10:27:15 PM

You should see small improvement and tiny bit more with AA enabled. ATI really has been focusing on the x800 models lately.

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September 10, 2004 10:52:16 PM

Sounds like loads of fun. But the good thing is you get a lot of info for us on your slow days.
September 10, 2004 11:34:48 PM

you should find the thread that says "<A HREF="http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/modules.php?nam..." target="_new">post you doom3 results here</A>" and see the numbers people have put up there. Also you can find "<A HREF="http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/modules.php?nam..." target="_new">Definitive doom 3 tweak guide</A>" for ATI tuning. Your 9800 pro should do ok. But not as great a improvement will be seen as over an XT.

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<b>Hard work has a future payoff. Laziness pays off now.</b><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by priyajeet on 09/10/04 06:40 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
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