Wow, Catalyst v5.6 accelerates HD WMV on my 9800 Pro!

StormRider

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Wow, it really does work. I downloaded the new Catalyst v5.6, installed the updated DRM and Windows Media Player 10 Hotfix (the links are all on ATI's website at the Catalyst v5.6 download page) and now I can play HD WMV files without stuttering!

On my Athlon XP 2700+ with 1.5 GB memory, I used to get around 99% to 100% cpu utililization when playing the Batman Begins trailer

Now I am getting around 60% to 80% cpu utilization. Pretty impressive.
 

A5

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nm...link didn't work; but the info is easy to find on the ATI download page...
 

StormRider

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Has everyone else experienced similar results? I'm pleasantly pleased with this new feature because it's been so long in coming that I was beginning to doubt if it really worked.
 

bjc112

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My HD playback is worse with the 5.6's.. Haven't tried till I just looked at this thread..

The BBC 1080p H264 just ran at only 5fps..

I was able to push 15-20 before..

Might switch back to 5.5 and check..
 

Sylvanas

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Nice, I just tried this and I am pretty sure its worked. Played through some vids and they did seem a bit smoother (though i dont have any numbers before and after). Worth the download!
 

dug777

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works perfectly, 1080p WMV-HD smooth as butter where it was choppy as hell before (CoralReef), dropped CPU usage by about 30% :D
 

chinkgai

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my usage is about 40-44ish percent on my x800xt

i forgot what it used to be before these drivers :p
 

dug777

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So that function was there all the time? Just MS being slow with support for it i guess...


any way it's awesome :D :beer:
 

Megatomic

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Are the videos ya'll are playing more strenuous than the Step Into Liquid 1080p trailer?
 

Squally Leonharty

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Unfortunately for me, I can't install the DRM update and the DVXA update for WMP10, because I'm running Windows XP x64 Edition. They just won't install. ;\
 

dug777

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Originally posted by: Megatomic
Are the videos ya'll are playing more strenuous than the Step Into Liquid 1080p trailer?

CoralReef 1080p, which is the most intensive 1080p trailer i've found so far...and i usually sit in the mid sixties CPU usage wise now :D

with 720p i'm usually below 30%, thankyou Microsoft for finally bringing this out :)

 

dfloyd

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So much for the argument by a few umm fans that I have read from stating that it did not matter that Nvidia lied about this feature since Ati did not have it either :p.

Apparently Ati does have this feature, even as far back as thier 9x serries.

Good job Ati :)