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I tried out Catalyst 7.6 on my computer which is running 64 bit XP professional and I saw what I consider the worst downgrade in my recent experiences with the catalyst programs. I saw textures get really bad like their was no AA or AF on when really I was running max everything high quality. My FPS went down 14 on the Ghost Recon Two demo which I found annoying. I am going to have to say that for those running XP 64 bit windows I would not recommend using this driver because it really caused a big quality hit in games and FPS for me.

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did you tried the omega drivers they some times remove some bugs
what i have read
     
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It seems like 7.4 Warcats are the best thing going for us ATI guys right now. Be sure to run Driver Cleaner if you plan on rolling back to the 7.4s
    
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did you tried the omega drivers they some times remove some bugs
what i have read
Man the Omegas suck. I've always thought they had poor image quality and performance. I tried them recently, wondering if they had improved over the years.
Nope, they still suck.
I too use the Warcat 7.4s. They are the best IQ and performance for my setup. It's ashamed that WarAnakin isn't going to be making anymore.......DNA drivers are pretty good, but the 7.5 didn't do much for me. I believe that this was more due to the base ATI driver being a bad release.
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You guys are kind of making the odd assumption that they really care about the X1K series anymore with the new driver releases. You aren't gonna get much more out of these cards.
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You guys are kind of making the odd assumption that they really care about the X1K series anymore with the new driver releases. You aren't gonna get much more out of these cards.
As harsh as that is, it's kinda true. I won't go any higher than Catalyst 7.2's. Everythign after that is all but designed for the 2900XT's. I don't bother with getting the latest drivers anymore.
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As harsh as that is, it's kinda true. I won't go any higher than Catalyst 7.2's. Everythign after that is all but designed for the 2900XT's. I don't bother with getting the latest drivers anymore.
You know I was kinda thinking the same thing. BTW Mike, I would try the Warcat 7.4s. This seems to be the sweet spot for my cards, while keeping image quality and performance in mind. I think I hit a peak on these drivers. I bet the driver team is working on the glitches for the X1*** cards and performance on the X2900s. I hope once they get the performance up on them that they will move back to the X1***s.......
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You know I was kinda thinking the same thing. BTW Mike, I would try the Warcat 7.4s. This seems to be the sweet spot for my cards, while keeping image quality and performance in mind. I think I hit a peak on these drivers. I bet the driver team is working on the glitches for the X1*** cards and performance on the X2900s. I hope once they get the performance up on them that they will move back to the X1***s.......
I have had good luck with WCs in the past. Perhaps I'll give them a whirl.
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Yea I definitely would. I didn't think the image quality was very good on the 7.2s, WC or standard. I went from Warcat 7.1 to WC 7.4, testing all in between.
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