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AMD releases ATI Catalyst 8.3 drivers, enables CrossFireX

Posted Mar 4th 2008 5:02PM by Darren Murph
Filed under: Desktops, Gaming

Get ready to burn through your allowance, kids, as AMD is getting set to loose its Catalyst 8.3 drivers for all to indulge in. What does the download net you, exactly? Why, CrossFireX support, of course. Starting today, users can link up any combination of RV670- and R680-based products -- that includes the Radeon HD 3850, Radeon HD 3870 and Radeon HD 3870 X2 -- in order to acquire triple- and quad-GPU performance within Windows Vista. Additionally, the drivers also introduce ATI Hybrid Graphics support in Vista, which was boasted about already when the firm unveiled its upcoming 780G chipset. Check out the read link for the full list of changes, and keep an eye on the firm's support page for v8.3 to surface any moment now.

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http://www.engadget.com/2008/03/04/amd-releases-ati-catalyst-8-3-drivers-enables-crossfirex/
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Awesome. Can't wait to see some benchies.
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This should be interesting. Maybe ATi will be back on top again. Love good competition, brings out the best hardware for the end-user.....me.
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Hope so...I just want too see some good benches with this...I hope I won't be disappointed
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Lol, my Orange Box install was timed well then

Looks like ill be doing a new 3DMARK06 run soon, hehe.
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Guess it's almost time to reinstall Vista.
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Nice +rep for you sir!

welp not up yet! but I'm on a refreshing mission!
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can't wait.
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That's cool. nVidia should do something like this too.
Good job ATI
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Im confused.. So are they actually out? If so they aren't on the ATI site. If not, the title is a little confusing. If its just a news post about crossfireX I think you're a little late, they announced this a while ago..
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