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You're telling me you can run totally maxed (4xAA, all sliders pegged, all dropdowns on High, with HDAO) on a single 5770, and NEVER have any FPS drops that you can notice? Not even around the lobby of the Skadovsk or Jupiter? I find that ... stunning. Good for you, if so. I played it with the 10.4's, which were good 5850 drivers at the time. Used to have lots of drops down to 30fps, which was very noticeable. Playable, but annoying to me.
The AMD Drivers are >>>>>>>>>>>>> than ATI Drivers. I just finished running 11.2 and am running CoP Vanilla and never once noticed any lag. ATi made great cards too bad their Driver support team were no better than a bunch of Kinders with a box of Crayolas.

And 10.4 sucked. I hated that Driver pack. I installed it and ran MoH Airborne Assault at the 88 emplacement where all the AA is protecting 4 German 88s'. You can either work your way up or work your way down through the interior which has Lifts inside. When I put 10.4 on my system The lifts would just disappear even though it's right in front of you. Couldn't even see the control box or the Crates that are stacked on them. Needless to say I rolled it back to 10.2 and sat on that til AMD got involved with the Driver updates. 11.2 was SICK!!! Multithread feature uses unused cores from your CPU to assist in rendering. So if you've got a 4 core CPU and are only using an application that needs only one, guess what your other cores can be used for.

Now I've got 11.4 which is a preview. Hopefully it's everything it's cracked up to be. One of the guys in the 5770 group says his 3DMark went up dramatically. I'm not going to put a number out there cause that isn't doing it justice. Especially if I drop the wrong number.

AMD is evening up the competition, maybe not directly with the hardware but NVidia stacked the deck against their competition anyway by getting Developers to write favorable code for their Cards. If Gates does anything like that there are all kinds of AntiTrust lawsuits brought against him for trying to create a monopoly. NVidia USED to be the little guy. Now they've gotten a taste of power they don't care who they step on to own the market.

Well anyway, not my intent to go fanboi on anyone. Just thought that I would relay all these changes to everybody. NVidia is great so long as they have the code to make them scream. AMD is making things more even.

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Question to STALKER players.

Has anyone had crashes in the Clear Sky version? Specifically in the underground part. Everytime im almost out of the underground, it crashes.
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The AMD Drivers are >>>>>>>>>>>>> than ATI Drivers. I just finished running 11.2 and am running CoP Vanilla and never once noticed any lag. ATi made great cards too bad their Driver support team were no better than a bunch of Kinders with a box of Crayolas.
Umm.. Do you actually believe that they canned all the people they had working on video drivers when they changed the name from ATi to AMD? It was a name change for marketing, nothing more.
    
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Sorry about your issues _02, that sucks dude. I can tell you though that I'm running the game maxed out at 1920x1200 and it's sucking up a good 1250MB of VRAM, so I have to wonder if maybe your problems don't have something to do w/having a 1GB card. You should maybe try at like 1680x1050 w/no AA and medium textures, just to see if it helps ... I'm pretty sure that will use <1GB.
It is very strange. Even with textures all the way down and 800x600 with no AA, I get the same choppy 30 or so FPS. I'm going to play TF2 for a while, then I'm going to investigate this madness. I'll post back in triumph.
    
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Umm.. Do you actually believe that they canned all the people they had working on video drivers when they changed the name from ATi to AMD? It was a name change for marketing, nothing more.
I never said that they canned anybody.

Do you watch sports at all? Ever noticed how one team can play as though they were physically devoid of talent for one Coach, only to play like they were All Star quality for another Coach and all it took was a coaching change? One that brought forth a different mentality for the way they approach the game?

Yeah, it's a bit like that. It's a bit like going from Joe Thomas to Bill Walsh imho.

Those who want to be there got their act together. Those that didn't were met with a cardboard box holding all their junk when they came in the next day.

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started playing CS complete again, and it's extremely fun!

had to put COP complete on the back-burner after i put in my third card again, as i had been playing a few games that won't use tri config, and now my saves won't load..... pretty sure i'll just need to reinstall the game and start over again >.<
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I never said that they canned anybody.

Do you watch sports at all? Ever noticed how one team can play as though they were physically devoid of talent for one Coach, only to play like they were All Star quality for another Coach and all it took was a coaching change? One that brought forth a different mentality for the way they approach the game?

Yeah, it's a bit like that. It's a bit like going from Joe Thomas to Bill Walsh imho.

Those who want to be there got their act together. Those that didn't were met with a cardboard box holding all their junk when they came in the next day.

~Ceadder
It wasn't anything more than a name change. AMD has owned ATi for a while now. Marketing said something to the effect of "If ATi were called AMD, it would help customers understand AMD Fusion", and so they dropped the ATi name.
    
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It wasn't anything more than a name change. AMD has owned ATi for a while now. Marketing said something to the effect of "If ATi were called AMD, it would help customers understand AMD Fusion", and so they dropped the ATi name.


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So I tried S.C.O.P. Realistic with the base version of Redux (patched to 1.05b) and the Russian voices with subtitles. CoP is easily one of the best games I've ever played. I've used Atmosfear for months now, but S.C.O.P. is personally so much better and actually atmospheric. I truly feel like I'm in the Zone now.

Here are some screenshots:












S.C.O.P. comes with a user.ltx, but to get the game to look similar to what's seen in the screenshots, you have to put these settings in the user.ltx:

Code:
ph_iterations 50
r2_dof -1.250000,2.000000,200.000000
r2_dof_enable on
r2_dof_sky 200.
r2_ssa_lod_a 96.
r2_ssa_lod_b 32.
r2_ssao_blur on
r2_ssao_hbao on
r2_ssao_mode hbao
r2_sun_details on
r2_sun_far 180.
r2_sun_lumscale_hemi 0.85
r2_sun_near 30.
r2_sun_quality st_opt_extreme
r2em 2.2
r3_dynamic_wet_surfaces_far 100.
r3_dynamic_wet_surfaces_near 70.
r3_msaa 4x
r3_msaa_alphatest st_opt_atest_msaa_dx10_1
r3_use_dx10_1 on
r__dtex_range 175.
rs_skeleton_update 128
rs_v_sync on

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^ seriously breathtaking... sold!!

any links?
Edited by dude guy bro - 3/20/11 at 12:53pm
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