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Thats what a 4870 1GB can do its right. The 1GB gives its the power to add AA with no problem. Also i can do very high at those resolutions with 4AA ~ 25FPS average.
Alright, cool. I was skeptical because I've seen other reviews with the 4870 getting similar framerates on High with no AA (even if the AA was essentially free, the jump from high -> very high would cut the performance up a bit). Good to know though, thanks
That's actually pretty nice then. From when I played Crysis 30fps wasn't really that bad, at least not compared to most games. Like 30fps in Crysis feels (or did, anyways) smoother than 40fps on most other games. Probably all the motion blur and the fact that the minimum stays reletively near the average.
    
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http://alienbabeltech.com/main/?p=2063

Increase in Performance, YAY !!

Just what ATI wanted, and NVIDIA didn't !
Funny you should say that, when I get a -50% FPS with 8.12 in DoD:S (haven't tested out other games).
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Lol, I have never had any problem with drivers since i bought my card. 8.12 gives me 200 point increase in 3d vantage. and about 10% increase in almost every games.
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Lol, I have never had any problem with drivers since i bought my card. 8.12 gives me 200 point increase in 3d vantage. and about 10% increase in almost every games.
Note, that your card is a 48xx card...
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8.12s are total crap...

I had to reinstall Vista twice because of the 8.12s. Every ATI driver has worked flawlessly up till now. I'm not moving from 8.11 until ATI can own up and tell me straight up that they'll have one of their techs come down to my house and reinstall Vista if the 8.12 doesn't install right.
    
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Hope the ATI Catalyst has matured over this time. 8.13 seems to be a great improvement in bugs and features... gl to all !
    
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8.12s are total crap...

I had to reinstall Vista twice because of the 8.12s. Every ATI driver has worked flawlessly up till now. I'm not moving from 8.11 until ATI can own up and tell me straight up that they'll have one of their techs come down to my house and reinstall Vista if the 8.12 doesn't install right.
Seems that its happening to 38xx cards a lot. All I did was uninstall the 8.12 drivers, then did a Driver Sweep in safe mode. Just downloaded the 8.11 drivers again from Guru3D and poof! all good again.
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Hope the ATI Catalyst has matured over this time. 8.13 seems to be a great improvement in bugs and features... gl to all !
there won't be any driver called 8.13 . The next driver will be 9. something. Like i said I have seen some good gains in games.
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Seems that its happening to 38xx cards a lot. All I did was uninstall the 8.12 drivers, then did a Driver Sweep in safe mode. Just downloaded the 8.11 drivers again from Guru3D and poof! all good again.
I think 38xx is done with the driver. Like what happened to my x1950 pro card, i only see bugs and error if i upgrade it to any drivers after 7.8.
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Well... I'm gonna move to the 48xx series pretty soon with a CPU upgrade... so we'll how things turn out.

@ vi3t_boy: If what you say is true... then 38xx may be stuck on 8.11 forever.

EDIT: I think I remember that my 9800XT goes up to like Cat 7.8, or was it 7.9? I haven't played with it as it's @ my dad's house.
    
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