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Catalyst 8.6 ...... Here ye go:

Driver:

http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx

Release Notes:

http://game.amd.com/us-en/latest_new...d=AMD000000031

Quote:
Performance Improvements

The following performance gains are noticed with this release of Catalystâ„¢.

* 3DMark Vantage:10 to 15% gains across all Radeonâ„¢ HD 3xxx and HD 2xxx products, with larger gains in specific cases.
* Call of Duty 4: Performance increases across all Radeonâ„¢ HD 3xxx and HD 2xxx products, with gains as large as 35% in specific maps.
* Call of Juarez DX10: Performance increases between 2 and 9% across all HD 3xxx and HD 2xxx products
* Company of Heroes (DX10 version): Performance increases between 4 and 10% across HD 36xx and HD 34xx products.
* Lost Planet (DX10 version): Performance increases by 1 or 2 fps across all HD 3xxx and HD 2xxx products, creating in some cases up to 20% increase.
* Lost Planet (DX9 version): Performance increases between 2 and 20% across all HD 3xxx and HD 2xxx products
* Prey OpenGL: 3-5% gains across HD 3xxx and HD 2xxx products.
* Quake 4 OpenGL: Up to 8% increase across all HD 3xxx and HD 2xxx products.
* Shadermark 2.1: Minor improvements across all HD 3xxx and HD 2xxx products, with the largest gains appearing on HD 3650 (up to 9%)
* ViewPerf 10: Substantial performance improvements across several of the sub-tests, with the largest gains in ugnx (up to 55%), catia (up to 17%) and tcvis (up to 10%) across all of the HD 3xxx and HD 2xxx products.

Edited by glenbuck1914 - 6/18/08 at 12:55pm
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Those are release notes, here are the drivers:
http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx
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hmmm, now to find a changelog......nm too slow
    
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Originally Posted by low strife View Post
Those are release notes, here are the drivers:
http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx
woops, copied the wrong link. Thanks.
post #5 of 10
wow, there are some reasonable performance gains here.

The better AA and no rebooting when upgrading the Drivers is just icing on the cake

too bad my mobo is in RMA.....
    
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anyone tried them yet?...
better then 8.5?

will 8.6 let me play PES6 now!...smoothly...lol
and does the ati overdrive let you use it this time
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anyone tried them yet?...
better then 8.5?

will 8.6 let me play PES6 now!...smoothly...lol
and does the ati overdrive let you use it this time
Will install them later, I've been running the beta 8.6 for a week or two and their fine but I don't have any real issues with any games at the mo.

I was hoping for AA improvement in Mass Effect without renaming it to UT3.exe as it looks awsome with 4X Edge Detect AA forced, but the fps needs some improvement.
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I have a quick question, do i have uninstall ati tray and ati try tools when installing new drivers?
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hi.......

could someone link me to the latest drivers for this card ....'' X1950GT''

very much appreciated
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hi.......

could someone link me to the latest drivers for this card ....'' X1950GT''

very much appreciated
http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html

Catalyst is for all ati cards.
    
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