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    Re: ATI Catalyst 9.5 Vista Driver Analysis

    Thanks for that review.

    There is a dedicated driver team that works on Crossfire for ATI cards. Every other driver release shows a few crossfire improvements.

    Would really appreciate if you could bung two 4850 cards together and publish results for scaling on 9.4 and 9.5.

    Thanks!

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    • #3
      Re: ATI Catalyst 9.5 Vista Driver Analysis

      Drivers are now ready to download from official AMD site.

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        Re: ATI Catalyst 9.5 Vista Driver Analysis

        Looking at the benches, the 9.5 sucks rocks if you are using a 4850. I wonder if that also affects the 4850 x2. I've been nVidia since the days of the 4400 and I can't remember the 5th or 6th version of drivers that dropped performance in half. So far, I have to say ATI sucks at developing drivers. It looks like this series was for the new cards and QA didn't bother to test them out on anything less than a 4870. ATI's drivers are starting to remind me of the Star Trek movies - the even numbered movies rocked and the odd numbered ones sucked. Guess I'll wait for 9.6. I say that because I play a lot of LOTRO and so far 9.1 thru 9.4 causes graphic glitches at some point in a gaming session. It's not hear either since this has happened since I bought the card. It's water cooled now and temps are roughly 25 to 40 F lower under max load than the original card was at idle. Under max load using FurMark it barely hits 40C.

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          Re: ATI Catalyst 9.5 Vista Driver Analysis

          These drivers work great on my hd4850 in xp and win 7 no performance decrease for me, it must just be the vista drivers that have a performance decrease. I used to like it when you guys tested in xp along with vista but it's all vista now, I would test in vista to compare results but I formatted it to install 7.

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          • #6
            Re: ATI Catalyst 9.5 Vista Driver Analysis

            I had to install the Omega drivers to get Spore to run on my x1650 Pro... will 9.5 work for me or do I keep the Omega...

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            • #7
              Re: ATI Catalyst 9.5 Vista Driver Analysis

              WOW, amazing how fast a thread goes dead.... I still would like to know if anyone can confirm that the new Catalyst is Spore friendly, and x11650 friendly too, for that matter.

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