Originally Posted by Hyoketsu
I'm still trying out various drivers, haven't lost hope yet. I figure the performance would be decent if only the drivers worked flawlessly.
Ugh, I hate "as-is" drivers. They barely work >.>
The only one's I've gotten to work with my HIS HD4650 so far have been the set on the included CD (couldn't begin to tell what version those are) and Cat 10.7. I've tried various versions of hotfix 11.4, always results in crash city. This is my first ATI card (not counting the X1650Pro my son stuck in my rig a while back temporarily when I was still using a GF2 MX400) I've stuck with Nvidia since the late 90's after the Savage3D failed to live up to the high expectations promised by S3.
Is it just my imagination, or is this GPU targeting the video audience over gamers. Has anyone compared this GPU to the 7800gs, as far as gaming performance goes, anyway?
Compared to a fast 6800GT, Nvidia wins out on single texture fillrates and of course bandwidth (256bit vs 128bit, and double ROP's) but the ATI pulls way ahead on multi texture, about triple the 6800GT's rate. Just what this has to do with anything I haven't a clue. I'm still trying to find a sweet spot between performance and quality of gameplay, something much harder than I'm used to given the lack of preset game profiles with ATI. And yes, I am aware its possible to create profiles, but I don't have that kind of time to devote to it. Also, I've been trying to use NWN2 to test with, and I keep reading reports of this game having a rep for bringing even modern rigs to their knees.
As a side note, I recently made 2 attempts to acquire a 7800gs, both of which showed up DOA, so I haven't been able to compare them myself.