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Ok, off work now so I'm grabbing these 9.2's. And my point is when we drop this money for hardware and then software I want my **** to work, not half way or almost but all the way.

And yeah, for me Nvidia's drivers are kicking ATi's ass right now, at least I don't get a rainbow affect of colors playing FarCry2 with Nvidia hardware but yet on my 4870's it's like walking through the desert tripping on shrooms talking to jesus. That's not including all the random crashes to desktop playing Mirrors Edge and World in Conflict.

I mean if you all like throwing around money for no apparent reason so be it. But this crappy driver support on both ends really is getting old quick. At least back in the day it really didn't make a crap but now a days it seems impossible to get one driver to work for all software. Like for WiC I have to go back to 8.11's and Mirrors Edge I have to have 8.12's and the 9.1's are just a waste of time period.

Ok end rant , but if these 9.2's aren't worth a crap you all will see my 4870's and my 3870X2's for sale for extremely cheap and I'll just go back to Trident 8-bit lol
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Great drivers guys!

I got a boost in FPS from 8.12 to 9.2!
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Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28 View Post
You see - but here is the thing, they've known about it and even Nvidia has SLi enabled for it. Its even listed in their readme that AMD has compatibility issues and serveral other things including no Crossfire.

FEAR 2 is DX9 and uses normal graphics thats comparable to STALKER 1. Its nothing new, and there shouldn't be problems. There should not have been any reason for them not have enabled Crossfire while in development or inbetween the demo and release.



But not being able to stay 40FPS+ all the time. The game gets choppy around 35 or so, not to mention you have a checkpoint every 5 minutes and that stops the game completely for a couple of seconds, massive stuttering.



There isn't any waiting with FEAR 2. Once you beat the game in Singleplayer, thats it. There is absolutely no reason to play through it twice or play multiplayer (which btw, not only sucks but runs about 3x better then the game itself because it looks like :turd: ).

Its one of those games where you play it once, you throw it away because its useless until one day you're bored and want to go back and play it next year.

I played through the game already, I would like to play through it at least one time without having stuttering every 5 minutes of gameplay. At this rate, thats not happening and I'll end up never touching the game again. Great waste of $50.



You'll maybe be able to max it with no AA, but if you want AA - you'll probably need to lower a few settings or resolution.
I can't exactly give you any numbers, but I didn't notice any slow downs whatsoever at 1680x1050, maximum everything with 4x AA and 4x AF. My download just finished maybe 10 minutes ago, and I only made it to the "Isolation" chapter. This was using the 9.2 drivers, but I'm too lazy to get numbers from previous drivers to attempt to compare.
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Wait is that why Fear Doesn' run amazingly on the 4870x2...because its only using 1 of the gpu's?...not crossfire?
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Ok, off work now so I'm grabbing these 9.2's. And my point is when we drop this money for hardware and then software I want my **** to work, not half way or almost but all the way.

And yeah, for me Nvidia's drivers are kicking ATi's ass right now, at least I don't get a rainbow affect of colors playing FarCry2 with Nvidia hardware but yet on my 4870's it's like walking through the desert tripping on shrooms talking to jesus. That's not including all the random crashes to desktop playing Mirrors Edge and World in Conflict.

I mean if you all like throwing around money for no apparent reason so be it. But this crappy driver support on both ends really is getting old quick. At least back in the day it really didn't make a crap but now a days it seems impossible to get one driver to work for all software. Like for WiC I have to go back to 8.11's and Mirrors Edge I have to have 8.12's and the 9.1's are just a waste of time period.

Ok end rant , but if these 9.2's aren't worth a crap you all will see my 4870's and my 3870X2's for sale for extremely cheap and I'll just go back to Trident 8-bit lol
obvious fanboy is obvious. these drivers are awesome, see my last post.
    
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would thease drivers work on a agp 3850 from powercolor i tryed 9.1 on my old rig and it wouldnt reconise my drivers had to go back to 8.6 with the agp fix. wonder if thease drivers would support the agp version of the card?
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Fear 2 works fine in crossfire for dual x2's. In fact I went from 30fps to over 300fps from 9.1's to 9.2's!

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Fear 2 works fine in crossfire for dual x2's. In fact I went from 30fps to over 300fps from 9.1's to 9.2's!

I meant 1 4870x2...it would be considered crossfire
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I can't play Crysis fullscreen anymore. The graphics just get corrupted and I get nothing but jagged flashes of colour across my screen.
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9.2 seems to be running a few degrees hotter than 9.1 for some reason... And it is cooler in my house right now than normal... hmmm, oh well, still idles below 45C with both cards overclocked as far as overdrive will let me with no problems... Going to do some bench testing to see if i gained anything there.
    
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