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post #11 of 43
...how is it a beta its out now
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...how is it a beta its out now
Where do you see that the Warcat 6.12 is out? I looked at TweaksRUs forums and could only find the thread discussing the game profile tweak requests.
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The driver will be available for download on Thursday or Friday.
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The driver will be available for download on Thursday or Friday.
Nice. New drivers are always exciting. I hope they come out on Thursday, cuz I'm gonna be out of town come Friday
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Sweeeeeet! Will it support the new AA technique well (Alpha Sharpening and EATM?)
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LMAO, the way those results are presented, I'd think you were a politician trying to exaggerate the difference.
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post #17 of 43
I don't really think that saying it should be a tie is exaggerating.....he said that they were essentially the same.
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post #18 of 43
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The Winner: Catalyst 6.12
Yep, I did a similar analysis using just synthetic benchmarks several months ago comparing a version of the Omega drivers with a contemporary version of the Cat drivers. I also found there was very little difference between the two different drivers and most of the time the Cat drivers won out...

I personally believe that the alternative drivers out there for ATi GPU based cards are, in most circumstances, no better than the standard ATi ones. I've come to the conclusion that these alternatives are more hype, than extra performance. In your comparisons there is less than a 1% difference between the 3DMark performance and less than 2% in the game benchmark performance and those percentages favour the Cat drivers. I found very similar results when comparing the Omega and Cat drivers too...

I've read people claiming the alternative drivers superiority over the ATi Cat drivers many times, but I've never seen any hard proof that there is a significant difference in gaming or benchmark performance between the Catalysts and any other alternative.

Maybe the performance difference varies between graphics cards and maybe between systems, but overall, I'd have to say that the alternatives to the ATi Catalyst drivers are not really worth the time they take to download and install...

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post #19 of 43
Is there any visual difference though? i.e. sharper, crisp images (would be hard to compare if there was)
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post #20 of 43
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I pretty much have to use 3rd party drivers as any ATi/Nvidia drivers I use all go to hell they give me very poor performance. I think with the last set of ATi's I got about 10,000 less in AM3 it was just that bad.

Also WarAnakin are the x64's going to be released at the same time?

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