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This is rave about the installation process and not necessarily the performance. I have not tested performance, but everything appears to be running as smooth as before - maybe even better.

So, I had 11.5 installed when I had to re-do windows quite a few months back. Last few weeks, I keep getting this message from Catalyst control center that I have a driver update from 11.5 to 11.6. I thought 11.5 is running awesome for me and so I will ignore. Eventually, the message appeared that I need to update from 11.5 to 11.7. The message is in a dialog box and there is a button to click to download. So, I thought, I will try out 11.7. At first I was skeptical of simply clicking the download button to let AMD do everything for me. I did not know what will happen if drivers were installed over the old ones instead of an uninstall first. I said, what the heck, I will give it a shot - give AMD the benefit of doubt. So, clicked the button, waited for a few minutes for it do the thing, clicked all the NEXT and what not. And voila ! after 5 minutes I am at 11.7 !! No restart, no fuss, nothing ! Played a few games, and everything hunky dory! I honestly like this method of driver delivery.

Applied my registry hack back on, and overclock was back to what I had it before !! Two thumbs up from me to AMD !!
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You are probably the first person who EVER had a good experience with an AMD/ATI driver.
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You are probably the first person who EVER had a good experience with an AMD/ATI driver.
I own a HD6870 for a few months now, I had the 11.5, 11.6 and 11.7 and didn't had a single problem
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You are probably the first person who EVER had a good experience with an AMD/ATI driver.
You sir been living under the rock. Come out of it and see the world.

Been having great experience since Feb of this year when I switched to AMD.
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You are probably the first person who EVER had a good experience with an AMD/ATI driver.
??? Never had any driver related problems before with my card.
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Wait a year or so when amd releases 7000 series cards, and upgrade to latest drivers while youre using your 6950. You'll see whats wrong with thier drivers.
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Never had problems with AMD or Nvidia drivers... except when I used driver sweeper.
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Wait a year or so when amd releases 7000 series cards, and upgrade to latest drivers while youre using your 6950. You'll see whats wrong with thier drivers.
Now this I cannot argue with. But I think we need to give AMD kudoes that they did straighten out their current drivers. I mean they inherited crap drivers from ATI. I am hoping once they get this going good, they are going to beef up their drivers for previous gen cards. Considering they are working on this automated driver delivery and they are re-branding older cards, I think they are going to improve vastly on their drivers for previous gen cards.
Edited by Awaz - 7/29/11 at 1:26pm
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I always say its 90% user error... I've never had a problem.

I've had a 4850
2 4890's
and my 5850
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You are probably the first person who EVER had a good experience with an AMD/ATI driver.
Thanks for the input. go somewhere else and post that garbage.

Had the same awesome experience when i did that update option. Im loving ATI drivers, actually ive never had a single issue ever with nvidia or ati/amd drivers
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