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CATALYST 8.12 are live

SniperWulf

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http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx






I just spent the better part of 15 minutes cleaning up this thread. I have removed all posts that threadcrap, name call and other posts that are not fit for this discussion of ATI drivers. If you can't keep it civil and cannot keep it to the topic at hand, either don't post or this thread will be locked.


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AmberClad

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Oh boy, this one apparently comes with a honest-to-goodness manual :D. Is that new? I seem to recall all the previous cat versions having the release notes in the form of a webpage.



Anyways, flipping through the fluff to the part people will actually be interested in:

Performance Improvements

The following performance gains are noticed with this release of Catalyst?
? 3DMark Vantage DX10 ? performance gains of up to 5% for Single and
Crossfire mode. Performance gains were noticed on HD46xx, HD4550 and
HD4350.

? Call of Duty: World at War DX9 ? performance gains of up to 21% for Single
and Crossfire mode. Performance gains were noticed on all Radeon HD48xx.

? Crysis DX10 ? performance gains of up to 25% for Single and Crossfire
mode. Performance gains were noticed on all Radeon HD4xxx.

? Crysis Warhead DX10 ? performance gains of up to 13% for Single card
mode and up to 16% for Crossfire mode. Performance gains were noticed on
all Radeon HD4xxx.

? Devil May Cry 4 DX10? performance gains of up to 6% for Single and
Crossfire mode. Performance gains were noticed on all Radeon HD4xxx and
HD38xx.

? Fallout 3 ? performance gains of up to 15% for Single card mode.

? Far Cry 2 DX10 ? performance gains of up to 10% for Single card mode and
up to 57% in Crossfire mode. Performance gains were noticed on all Radeon
HD4xxx and HD38xx.

? FEAR DX9 ? performance gains of up to 6% for Single and Crossfire mode.
Performance gains were noticed on Radeon HD4870X2 and HD4870.

? Hellgate: London DX10 ? performance gains of up to 6% for Single card
mode and up to 10% for Crossfire mode. Performance gains were noticed on
all Radeon HD4xxx

? Left 4 Dead DX9? performance gains of up to 10% for Single card mode a
up to 5% for Crossfire mode. Performance gains were noticed on all Rade
HD4870 series.

? Lost Planet Colonies DX10 ? performance gains of up to 10% for Single a
Crossfire mode. Performance gains were noticed on all Radeon HD4xxx a
HD38xx.

? Prey OGL ? performance gains of up to 15% for Crossfire mode. Perfor-
mance gains were noticed on Radeon HD4870 1GB products, HD46xx,
HD45xx.

? S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky ? performance gains of up to 10% for Crossfi
mode. Performance gains were noticed on all Radeon HD4xxx and HD38

? Unreal Tournament 3 DX9 ? performance gains of up to 18% for Single
card mode and up to 15% in Crossfire mode, especially in cases where AA
enabled. Performance gains were noticed on all Radeon HD4xxx and
HD38xx.
 

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Crysis DX10 ? performance gains of up to 25% for Single and Crossfire
mode. Performance gains were noticed on all Radeon HD4xxx.

Crysis Warhead DX10 ? performance gains of up to 13% for Single card
mode and up to 16% for Crossfire mode. Performance gains were noticed on
all Radeon HD4xxx.



Can any body confirm this with a HD 4850 @ stock on a Vista system.
 

SlowSpyder

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I wonder where Nvidia and AMD pull this performance out of with these latest drivers? If the numbers that are listed above are true, then that is quite an acomplisment.
 

Majic 7

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Looks like the powerplay on restart issue is fixed. No more starting a game just to get it to reset to desktop speeds. And I think Microsofts update today cured my screen corruption starting up MassEffect and Fallout3. When I started them I would get a blocky rendition of the desktop. Think it was a Securom issue, not sure but MassEffect started it.
 

supastar1568

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Has anyone with 4850 crossfire confirmed that these install OK?

I don't feel like doing another re-format from getting the BSOD
 

RallyMaster

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Catalyst Control Center says it doesn't support my driver version for some reason. I've used DriverSweeper already and reinstalled and it gives me the same problem...
 

SniperWulf

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Originally posted by: supastar1568
Has anyone with 4850 crossfire confirmed that these install OK?

I don't feel like doing another re-format from getting the BSOD


confirmed

just un-installed using ati install util,
reboot,
install driver and CCC
install avivo pkg
reboot

golden!
 

lavaheadache

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Radeon HD4870 512

1920x1200 2xAA 16xAF everything maxed
Far cry 2 from 37 fps to 42.5 still hitches in dx10 mode but I can still fix it with the limit

Fallout 3 I haven't benchmarked but my FPS are much more stable than before, my fps are generally in the 50's or showing the 60 fps cap using settings above, game is substantially smoother


This is the only before & after #'s I have but I'll post more game benchies in a while
 

Qbah

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After turning my HDTV the screens don't blink and don't switch/turn off/similar. Awesome set!
 

nosnoop

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Has anyone tried the ATI stream support and the Avivo video converter with the new driver?
 

supastar1568

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Originally posted by: SniperWulf
Originally posted by: supastar1568
Has anyone with 4850 crossfire confirmed that these install OK?

I don't feel like doing another re-format from getting the BSOD


confirmed

just un-installed using ati install util,
reboot,
install driver and CCC
install avivo pkg
reboot

golden!

Sniper, thanks for the response and the risk!

I look foward to installing the 8.12's when I get home
 

error8

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Just installed these, let's what happens.

EDIT: GTA IV crashed horribly. The screen became covered in gray squares and the whole system locked. It might be because of my overclock and because I have 28 C in my room. I don't know...
 

hclarkjr

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installed fine for me, only thing weird is that 3dmark vantage will run but i am getting weird blocks on the screen and real jerky screen. all my other benchmarks run fine with it though.
 

Mem

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Originally posted by: Mem
Originally posted by: hclarkjr
mem, did 3dmark vantage run ok for you?
Give me 30 mins and I'll get back to you on that.
Vantage is running fine,no artifacts at all,I don't have anything overclocked.I'll keep it running for awhile and see what happens.
 

Mem

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Originally posted by: hclarkjr
weird, i wonder what is causing it? it ran fine before this driver. maybe bad install
Well its still running fine,cooling problem maybe on yours?..I leave fan control on auto(Gigabyte 4870).
 

neothe0ne

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Originally posted by: RallyMaster
Catalyst Control Center says it doesn't support my driver version for some reason. I've used DriverSweeper already and reinstalled and it gives me the same problem...
I wish I had heard from you before trying on my own system. You're running Server 2008 32-bit, right?

Everyone on the ATI forums is having trouble with Vista x64 and "incompatible hardware". I'm running Server 2008 x64 and having the same issue.

Also, I did a uninstall and sweep and now have the error in 8.11 when they used to work fine.
 

CrystalBay

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Wow, only took em a year. I noticed a huge performance on user made made maps for UT3...
 
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