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    ATI Catalyst 7.6 Performance Analysis


    ATI Catalyst 7.6 Performance Analysis >> http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/11...sis/index.html



    Performance Improvements

    Half-Life 2: Episode 1 and Dark Messiah Might and Magic performance improves on the ATI Radeon™ HD2900 XT Crossfire configurations. Improvements of 16% or more can be seen with HDR enabled.




















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    download >> http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html



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    HD2900XT Crossfire in Vista broken, now needs it's own driver.... link in release notes gives you a hotfix....for XP!!! Nice subtle hint there, AMD!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mascaras View Post
    ATI Catalyst 7.6 Performance Analysis >> [url]http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/1123/ati_catalyst_7_6
    From the review:

    While we saw increases in our non-AA tests, we don’t see any improvements here.

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    These drivers are mostly for HD 2600 and HD 2400 that are going to launch in 1 weak.
    That´s because they release them today. To make sure that in 1 July everyone makes the reviews with the newest drivers.

    Otherwise this realeased in normal conditions only came in 31 June or something.
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    I see AA+AF still kills performance. So its faster, if you play it with ugly settings. Or same speed if you want abit of eyecandy how useful....

    So another useless driver and "wait for the next". Seems G9x gonna before they get there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by v_rr View Post
    These drivers are mostly for HD 2600 and HD 2400 that are going to launch in 1 weak.
    That´s because they release them today. To make sure that in 1 July everyone makes the reviews with the newest drivers.

    yep

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shintai View Post
    I see AA+AF still kills performance. So its faster, if you play it with ugly settings. Or same speed if you want abit of eyecandy how useful....

    So another useless driver and "wait for the next". Seems G9x gonna before they get there.
    AF don´t kill performance. Only AA.

    And I don´t think that 1920 ou 1600 of resolution is not ugly. It´s very good....

    Those drivers are mostly focused on RV630 and RV610 as I said. Those grafics are where 80% of the money comes. And they want the best launch that they can have.

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    I can no longer enable Crossfire in Windows XP Pro (32-bit) with a pair of X1900XTX/XT cards. Anyone else experiencing this?

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    AF may kill performance too like AA. Just wanna say that performance with AA+AF put the card at GTS level. So if this is bad this bad also for the GTS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freecableguy View Post
    I can no longer enable Crossfire in Windows XP Pro (32-bit) with a pair of X1900XTX/XT cards. Anyone else experiencing this?

    LoL. Yeah.

    Vista users: No fix. was told "good luck on that" on the phone with ATI/AMD this afternoon.

    Multiple tickets on the issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freecableguy View Post
    I can no longer enable Crossfire in Windows XP Pro (32-bit) with a pair of X1900XTX/XT cards. Anyone else experiencing this?
    "Enabling CrossFire™ in the Radeon™ HD2900 XT will result in an error message and Crossfire will not actually be enabled. Further information and a hotfix for this issue can be found in topic number 737-28188."
    May try the hotfix is due to 2900XT but it may fix your problem too.
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    Anyone check vista performance? I was hoping they'd be able to close the 10% hit in XP vs. Vista.....
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    i dont see any hotfix in release notes , only with the "old" cat 7.5

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    Hotfix is listed under Vista issues. There was a link to the XP hotfix driver for 7.5(as i mentioned above), but link is gone now, after I talked to them. Actually, they are working on it, as we speak, as it changed while i was on the phone, even lol.

    here's link to the xp hotfix:

    http://support.ati.com/ics/support/d...estionID=27293
    Last edited by cadaveca; 06-25-2007 at 02:35 PM.

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    could be worse could be nvidia who make the drivers lol, still buggy now and card been out since 2006
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    Quote Originally Posted by cadaveca View Post
    Hotfix is listed under Vista issues. There was a link to the XP hotfix driver for 7.5(as i mentioned above), but link is gone now, after I talked to them. Actually, they are working on it, as we speak, as it changed while i was on the phone, even lol.

    here's link to the xp hotfix:

    http://support.ati.com/ics/support/d...estionID=27293

    that hotfix is the one i already had for the cat 7.5 i thought you were talking about a new hotfix for CAt 7.6 , LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by cadaveca View Post
    Hotfix is listed under Vista issues. There was a link to the XP hotfix driver for 7.5(as i mentioned above), but link is gone now, after I talked to them. Actually, they are working on it, as we speak, as it changed while i was on the phone, even lol.

    here's link to the xp hotfix:

    http://support.ati.com/ics/support/d...estionID=27293
    I download and Hotfix 7.6 filename "hotfix_xp_8-383-2-070622a-49428". Link has been removed but got the file on my desk...
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    Yes, i got it too...lol, as I posted, they are working on it(Release notes have been edited three times now that I have seen). Have some patience, I suppose...
    Last edited by cadaveca; 06-25-2007 at 02:43 PM.

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    the link removed ( or link from cadaveca ) is for cat 7.5 not for cat 7.6 >> http://support.ati.com/ics/support/d...estionID=27293

    ppl should install :

    catalyst 7.5 + hotfix

    or

    catalyst 7.6 (No hotfix)

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    7.6 is DriverVer=06/13/2007, 8.383.0.0000
    7.6 hotfix is DriverVer=06/22/2007, 8.383.2.0000
    Don't why they remove it. I will prolly install the hotfix coz is more recent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mascaras View Post
    the link removed were for cat 7.5 not for cat 7.6 , pl should install :

    catalyst 7.5 + hotfix

    or

    catalyst 7.6 (No hotfix)

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    Don't install either. Either hit me or AbelJemka up for the 7.6 Hotfix, or wait for ATI to fix the problem.

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    Where can i upload a 57mb file?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AbelJemka View Post
    Where can i upload a 57mb file?

    http://sendspace.com/

    No need registration

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    www.sendspace.com

    That's what first came to mind, but they don't hold the file for long. A week from the last download...

    EDIT:
    mascaras was faster

    also, rapid or http://www.unbase.com/
    Last edited by Vuco; 06-25-2007 at 03:02 PM.

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    if you could upload the hotfix i apreciate


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