Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Software News › ATI Catalyst 7.7 Performance Analysis
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

ATI Catalyst 7.7 Performance Analysis

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/11...sis/index.html

Quote:
This is one of the worst driver sets we have seen in some time. Not only did performance go nowhere on our lineup of games, but Company of Heroes actually took a small step backwards.

An even bigger issue we had with the drivers was the constant random crashing when starting COH.

We wouldn’t recommend these drivers to someone we didn’t like, we don’t know what’s going on this month but the AMD driver gods have not been nice to us.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2500K @ 4667Mhz 1.475v Asrock P67 Extreme4 PNY 9800GX2 4 x 2GB Patriot Sector 5 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
WD6400AAKS Raid0 LG GSA-H30N EIZO Flexscan L565 Chieftec 750W 
Case
Cooler Master 690 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2500K @ 4667Mhz 1.475v Asrock P67 Extreme4 PNY 9800GX2 4 x 2GB Patriot Sector 5 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
WD6400AAKS Raid0 LG GSA-H30N EIZO Flexscan L565 Chieftec 750W 
Case
Cooler Master 690 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 24
I think they are preventing me from playing Half-Life 1 at more than 1 FPS... DAMN YOU AMD/ATI!
Graddy
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
2.93 Ghz Core 2 Duo 9400m + 9600m GT 4GB Apple RAM 320 GB 
OSMonitorCase
Mac OS X + Windows 7 Professional 24" Apple Display (1920x1200) Unibody Alumimum 
  hide details  
Reply
Graddy
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
2.93 Ghz Core 2 Duo 9400m + 9600m GT 4GB Apple RAM 320 GB 
OSMonitorCase
Mac OS X + Windows 7 Professional 24" Apple Display (1920x1200) Unibody Alumimum 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 24
I just installed it yesterday

Edit

Looking at the benchmarks, I think the difference is negligible.
Monstar Bawls
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Asus P5W DH Deluxe EVGA GeForce GTX 260 896MB G.Skill 4GB DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x Wester Digital Caviar Black 750 GB RAID 0 LITE-ON DVD±RW/DVD-RAM w/ Lightscribe Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Acer AL2216W 22" Widescreen 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 OCZ GameXStream 700W Antec Nine Hundred Logitech G9 
Mouse Pad
Razer eXactMat 
  hide details  
Reply
Monstar Bawls
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Asus P5W DH Deluxe EVGA GeForce GTX 260 896MB G.Skill 4GB DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x Wester Digital Caviar Black 750 GB RAID 0 LITE-ON DVD±RW/DVD-RAM w/ Lightscribe Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Acer AL2216W 22" Widescreen 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 OCZ GameXStream 700W Antec Nine Hundred Logitech G9 
Mouse Pad
Razer eXactMat 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 24
Hoperfully they haven't hit a wall. Every one before this seemed to make substantial or at least noticable improvements...
post #5 of 24
"AMD has just released a new set of Catalyst drivers for Radeon graphics cards – we check out performance under Win XP." Yeah windows XP. What about Vista. I did not notice any performance decrease.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom X2 550@3.9 1.38 volts Gigabyte US2H HD4870 6G of OCZ Platinum XTC DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Raptor's n Caviar's Windows 7 ultimate X64 HP 24inch 1080p Silverstone 650 
Case
Gigabyte 3D Aurora RAD MOD 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom X2 550@3.9 1.38 volts Gigabyte US2H HD4870 6G of OCZ Platinum XTC DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Raptor's n Caviar's Windows 7 ultimate X64 HP 24inch 1080p Silverstone 650 
Case
Gigabyte 3D Aurora RAD MOD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 24
This version of catalyst is the worst they have had do date. In the WIC Beta I was getting 35-55FPS no problem with 7.4 and with 7.7 it was only 13FPS. Don't use this version of catalyst if you have a X1900 card. Just stick with 7.4 or 6.10.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 SLACR L746B116 OC@3.6GHz EVGA 780i SLI P08 BIOS SLI EVGA 8800GTS G92's @ 775MHz/1944MHz/1936MHz 8 GIG OCZ Reaper 1066MHz @ 950MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Western Digital W03200AAKS 320 GIG Vista Ultimate 64 bit 19in. Acer Al1916W (upgrading to a 24" or 26") Logitech G15 with LCD Screen 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
OCZ ProXStream 1000 Watt Cooler Master Cosmos S Wireless Logitech G7 Carbon Edition Icemat 2nd. Edition Glass Mousepad 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 SLACR L746B116 OC@3.6GHz EVGA 780i SLI P08 BIOS SLI EVGA 8800GTS G92's @ 775MHz/1944MHz/1936MHz 8 GIG OCZ Reaper 1066MHz @ 950MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Western Digital W03200AAKS 320 GIG Vista Ultimate 64 bit 19in. Acer Al1916W (upgrading to a 24" or 26") Logitech G15 with LCD Screen 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
OCZ ProXStream 1000 Watt Cooler Master Cosmos S Wireless Logitech G7 Carbon Edition Icemat 2nd. Edition Glass Mousepad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 24
Windows Vista is where it's at.

Performance for me went up.
post #8 of 24
I installed them without CCC and didnt notice anything difference in those games. HoweverCounter Strike stress test runs 20fps slower. So I just reverted back to 6.12.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955@3.2ghz GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P XFX 5770 Patriot Gamer Series 4GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2 samung spinpoint f3 500gb raid0 Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung 245BW Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W 
Case
Antec 300 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955@3.2ghz GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P XFX 5770 Patriot Gamer Series 4GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2 samung spinpoint f3 500gb raid0 Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung 245BW Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W 
Case
Antec 300 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 24
Guys, if you don't own a 2600 or up ATI card, you really are hurting yourselves by using ATI's latest drivers.

Edit - And once again, we have another crappy review using XP. What about Vista? I love how these reviews are spun.
ElRigTheRig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 @ 2.4 GHz Asus Maximus Formula Asus EN8800GT 512MB 4GB G.Skill DDR2-1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1.858TB (3x JBOD) HP 16x DVD Burner Vista Ultimate x64 SP2 24" FPD2485 Gateway LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Ultra X3 1000w Antec P182 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
Razer Xact Mat 
  hide details  
Reply
ElRigTheRig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 @ 2.4 GHz Asus Maximus Formula Asus EN8800GT 512MB 4GB G.Skill DDR2-1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1.858TB (3x JBOD) HP 16x DVD Burner Vista Ultimate x64 SP2 24" FPD2485 Gateway LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Ultra X3 1000w Antec P182 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
Razer Xact Mat 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by ElMikeTheMike View Post
Guys, if you don't own a 2600 or up ATI card, you really are hurting yourselves by using ATI's latest drivers.
What driver would you suggest for Vista with a X1950XT?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom X2 550@3.9 1.38 volts Gigabyte US2H HD4870 6G of OCZ Platinum XTC DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Raptor's n Caviar's Windows 7 ultimate X64 HP 24inch 1080p Silverstone 650 
Case
Gigabyte 3D Aurora RAD MOD 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom X2 550@3.9 1.38 volts Gigabyte US2H HD4870 6G of OCZ Platinum XTC DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Raptor's n Caviar's Windows 7 ultimate X64 HP 24inch 1080p Silverstone 650 
Case
Gigabyte 3D Aurora RAD MOD 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Software News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Software News › ATI Catalyst 7.7 Performance Analysis