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Thanks a lot for the info, if I can find the time I will look into that, but doesn't change the fact that I'm fed up with ATI, this is my last card from them.
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Just like 11.4 and 11.5, 11.6 are working perfectly fine for me with all my games and softwares I use with my Quad-Fire set-up: 6990+6970+6970.

Great drivers again. AMD are on a roll.

No problems for me. I can't remember the last crash/bug/BSOD/freeze I had in the last 8-10 months.
    
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Thanks a lot for the info, if I can find the time I will look into that, but doesn't change the fact that I'm fed up with ATI, this is my last card from them.
The vendor may be in culprit here as well.You should contact their support and see if there is some BIOS release for your cards.Even if they have one ,don t forget to back up your original BIOS.
Be wise when you are choosing the brand.
I have a HIS 4850 that had no issues what so ever until now ,it worked perfectly from the start ,while the 5770 HAWK BIOS needed some tweaks.
You can get similar issues with Nvidia as well ,i had strange issues with a 7600 GS and a 8800GT as well ,which of course were solved after some VGA BIOS tweaks .
   
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The vendor may be in culprit here as well.You should contact their support and see if there is some BIOS release for your cards.Even if they have one ,don t forget to back up your original BIOS.
Be wise when you are choosing the brand.
I have a HIS 4850 that had no issues what so ever until now ,it worked perfectly from the start ,while the 5770 HAWK BIOS needed some tweaks.
You can get similar issues with Nvidia as well ,i had strange issues with a 7600 GS and a 8800GT as well ,which of course were solved after some VGA BIOS tweaks .
I really don't think the BIOS is at fault (Sapphire Hd 4870x2) because if I disable Croosfire by disabling Catalyst AI the card doesn't have any problem whatsoever beside that it's only performing as a single 4870 XD

The thing which is the most unnerving is that most of the drivers work great for most games, it's just that some have either Crossfire not working at all or heavy stuttering, both of which didn't happen before 10.5. ATI probably put some Crossfire optimizations for the 5000 and 6000 series in subsequent drivers which broke Crossfire for my card.
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I'm still using the 10.10e drivers for my 5850. Should I update? Are these newer drivers worth it for the 5800 series?
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Well my second system is running with a Sapphire 4870x2 and i am having no issues at all with the last three sets of drivers. Now even in Brink i have CF working with 11.6.
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I'm still using the 10.10e drivers for my 5850. Should I update? Are these newer drivers worth it for the 5800 series?
Yes they are worth it. Best to keep up to date.
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Got 2-3 fps boost in Uniage Heaven on 5850.
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Excellent.
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11.6 has fixed Empire: Total War's crossfire issues. I saw it mentioned in the release notes that the texture bug was fixed. No mention of crossfire working again so I gave it a try. Crossfire works.
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