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post #81 of 162
The "gains" are all in your guys' heads!

But anyways, these 9.2's lowered my normal 3dmark score by 50 points. And no increase in gaming performance. I think it's all a bunch of exaggerated crap, to be honest. Faster performance = new card, NOT new drivers!
Edited by Diabolical999 - 2/20/09 at 10:18pm
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9fps to 60fps is a pretty big improvement, man...
    
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ok, with just a change from 9.1 to 9.2 i went from 19072 in 3dmark06 to 19487... Can this be right??? my cpu score even went up 74 points, that is wierd.

Here are the results of both:
9.1
SM 2.0 SCORE: 7204
SM 3.0 SCORE: 9463
CPU SCORE: 5157
TOTAL: 19072

9.2
SM 2.0 SCORE: 7384
SM 3.0 SCORE: 9682
CPU SCORE: 5231
TOTAL: 19487
Edited by BADFASTBUSA - 2/20/09 at 10:31pm
    
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My folding improved. Form 49XX to 51XX PPD with 548 pointers.
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HAHAHA ATI finally did something right! WOOHOO!

I was really regretting my purchase for awhile... honestly. I hated the drivers... I am super happy now that i can finally play WIC and Crysis Warhead doesnt crash every 10 minutes like it used to on 8.xx drivers.
    
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These drivers seem pretty awesome, can anyone confirm the crysis results?!
    
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Haven't confirmed Crysis yet but with FC2 and Mirrors Edge I will make an assumption and say that yes ATi did something very right with teh drivers. I applaud the Driver team for AMD/ATi, seems like they addressed some much needed issues.

Far Cry2 with 9.1 and crazy colors.



And 9.2's normal colors. YAY!!!! for normal colors. lol



I'm tickled pink right now Now to try some WiC. I never did have issues with CoD4 or CoD5 so I'm not too worried there.
Edited by rx7racer - 2/20/09 at 11:06pm
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Originally Posted by meticadpa View Post
These drivers seem pretty awesome, can anyone confirm the crysis results?!

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Originally Posted by vicious_fishes View Post
Far Cry 2

catalsyt 9.1:

0xAA:

* Average Framerate: 33.11
* Max. Framerate: 41.04
* Min. Framerate: 29.31

2xAA:

* Average Framerate: 28.58
* Max. Framerate: 36.15
* Min. Framerate: 24.42

4xAA:

* Average Framerate: 25.78
* Max. Framerate: 34.99
* Min. Framerate: 20.52

catalyst 9.2:

0xAA:

* Average Framerate: 33.24
* Max. Framerate: 41.42
* Min. Framerate: 29.43

2xAA:

# Average Framerate: 28.86
# Max. Framerate: 36.40 (Frame:216, 6.40s)
# Min. Framerate: 23.95 (Frame:1187, 41.77s)

4xAA:

* Average Framerate: 26.00
* Max. Framerate: 35.12
* Min. Framerate: 20.86

maxxed settings, vsync enabled.

crysis:

3x runs at 9.00am, all settings at very high, shaders at medium. 2gb texture update pack added, which basically doubles the size of all static textures.

no AA, 16xAF, vsync enabled.

9.1- DX9 1920x1080 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: Custom ~~ Overall Average FPS: 32.695

9.2- DX9 1920x1080 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: Custom ~~ Overall Average FPS: 35.115

WOW.

go ati, big improvements for crysis there.
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Originally Posted by sLowEnd View Post
Even if crossfire worked, from what I understand, you still wouldn't enjoy FEAR 2 because of the bolded reasons
No - I have enjoyed FEAR 2, but there is no reason to play it over again. And I would like to enjoy with full performance.


Quote:
Originally Posted by shizdan View Post
Wait is that why Fear Doesn' run amazingly on the 4870x2...because its only using 1 of the gpu's?...not crossfire?
Yes - that is correct. BUT - read on...


Quote:
Originally Posted by tehmaggot View Post
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.
Thats because...

Quote:
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!
Yes! I just read now in the performance thread that these drivers do infact add crossfire to FEAR 2. It doesn't list it in the changelog - which is stupid - but it does infact add it. Thank the high heavens!

*installs now*
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Anyone know where I can download it at least quicker than 20Kb/s?
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