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Thread: Catalyst 8.9 vs 9.9 on HD 4870 X2

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    Catalyst 8.9 vs 9.9 on HD 4870 X2

    Great, article, and awful Google translation: http://translate.google.com/translat...istory_state0=

    but graphs speak universal language of fps
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    Good find Nedjo
    So contrary to popular misconception driver release DO help improve graphics card performance more than 1 or 2 FPS. (Or is this becase we are talking about the X2 range of graphics cards where one has to pray to the driver God's for drivers which support CrossFire?)
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    So with Cat 8.9, adding 4xAA in Far Cry 2 doubles your framerate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by randomizer View Post
    So with Cat 8.9, adding 4xAA in Far Cry 2 doubles your framerate?
    No, there is no doubling of frame rates in that game. Between resolutions frame rates improved between 7.XX-14.XX FPS when AA is used in FC2. However, I do recall some believing that drivers could never improve frame rates that much.
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    i would have liked to see single card results too. probably would have told a better story of how little (but the fact it does) improve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manicdan View Post
    i would have liked to see single card results too. probably would have told a better story of how little (but the fact it does) improve.
    Exactly!

    But for the users of CF/SLI configs this article holds a lot of water!

    Single card improves less, but still a lot of bugs are sorted with never releases (some new bugs are introduced as well ).

    Anyway I'm usually upgrading driver every month anyway.
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    AMD hired a new driver team, lets hope we get more improvements on the way

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    Thats nice to hear Sh1tyMcGee...

    I wonder if they are they gona stick with the .Net requirement for future CCC panels....
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    12 months to get a card working properly, that's what the article proves.
    Are we there yet?

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    9.10 is out , someone should bench it VS the 9.9 drivers with 5xxx series card
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luka_Aveiro View Post
    12 months to get a card working properly, that's what the article proves.
    To prove this the article had to test every driver between 8.9 and 9.9 to watch if game fix hadn't occured before.
    Not surprising a meanigless sentence comes from you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AbelJemka View Post
    To prove this the article had to test every driver between 8.9 and 9.9 to watch if game fix hadn't occured before.
    Not surprising a meanigless sentence comes from you...
    Sentences don't overcome facts.

    Edit: I don't see it where it states that they have tested the card with every driver since 8.9 to 9.9, would you mind pointing this out for me? Or will you be the one remaining with the meaningless sentence after all...?
    Last edited by Luka_Aveiro; 10-22-2009 at 04:55 PM.
    Are we there yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eastcoasthandle View Post
    No, there is no doubling of frame rates in that game. Between resolutions frame rates improved between 7.XX-14.XX FPS when AA is used in FC2. However, I do recall some believing that drivers could never improve frame rates that much.
    I think you misunderstood what I was saying. Look at this:



    Maybe I'm reading something wrong, but that sure looks odd to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sh1tyMcGee View Post
    AMD hired a new driver team, lets hope we get more improvements on the way
    wow really? that would be great news!
    i think its more likely that they had something broken for quite a while and didnt even realize it, or they didnt know how to fix it... and now they finally did it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luka_Aveiro View Post
    Sentences don't overcome facts.

    Edit: I don't see it where it states that they have tested the card with every driver since 8.9 to 9.9, would you mind pointing this out for me? Or will you be the one remaining with the meaningless sentence after all...?
    That's the point, they have not tested the card with every driver since 8.9 to 9.9! So you don't know if those increases where not present since catalyst 9.0 or 9.1 or 9.2, etc...
    So you can't say that the article proves that they need 12 months to make the card works properly.

    The article proves only one thing : between catalyst 8.9 and catalyst 9.9, card performance greatly improves. It proves nothing more, nothing less.

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    They should have tested 9.8 at least. If there was a big difference between 9.8 and 9.9 you know pretty much where the benefit came from.

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    Well I'm still running 8.6. So I guess it's time to upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AbelJemka View Post
    That's the point, they have not tested the card with every driver since 8.9 to 9.9! So you don't know if those increases where not present since catalyst 9.0 or 9.1 or 9.2, etc...
    So you can't say that the article proves that they need 12 months to make the card works properly.

    The article proves only one thing : between catalyst 8.9 and catalyst 9.9, card performance greatly improves. It proves nothing more, nothing less.
    You are absolutely right.
    Are we there yet?

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    it was a very short review, with alot of info missing, if they tested other cards, and other drivers, we might have something worth looking at

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    Quote Originally Posted by N19h7m4r3 View Post
    Well I'm still running 8.6. So I guess it's time to upgrade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zalbard View Post
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    Haha yeah! I was never bothered to change it since it worked with Win7 RC from the get go

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luka_Aveiro View Post
    12 months to get a card working properly, that's what the article proves.
    I tried one out recently and thats still not the case. My 280 slaps that thing around in way too many games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeBar View Post
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    Haha Yes, I bought it for gaiming in mind.
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