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Poll Results: do you update your ATI drivers?

 
  • 56% (44)
    Yes, every time.
  • 24% (19)
    I sometimes look for the version that works best with my computer
  • 19% (15)
    No, never, I only stick with one release that works best. ATI rarely fixes stuff.
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post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by TheBlackDog;12180889 
You do realize that was a hotfix designed for users specific problems fixed in the release? If you weren't expecting a decline then you're seriously misunderstanding.

"AMD Catalyst™ 11.1a hotfix for AMD Radeon™ HD 6900 and AMD Radeon HD 6800 series graphics cards installed in a Windows 7 based system "

Yea, guess i seriously misunderstood this statement....that specifically says 6800 series. any good overclocker is going to try everything to squeeze a bit more performance out of their gear. If not just test it to provide others results to help them out. If you weren't expecting that, then i guess you are seriously misunderstanding.
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post #22 of 29
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exactly.
My friend has a 5770, so that is irrelevant to him.
New drivers only crashed and failed for me.
I had the same issue with my 5850. New drivers crashed and failed on me. So did my card. My card is dead and it was a replacement!
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post #23 of 29
My Tri-Fire setup (Could it be considered tri-fire?) only likes 10.11! Anything else it freaks out on...OR I get a ridiculously low Vantage score.. ex. 7000...
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post #24 of 29
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5850 is a few yrs old now , 11.1 driver was not designed for these cards .. nor a 5770 , nor 5850 or a 5870 . 11.1 is for 69XX cards only , IMO .. You think they still worry about 5850 drivers ? time to move on , there latest series are out now and people have a long list for ati to fix in upcoming driver releases ..
Not true, but you do make a good point. AMD doesn't care about the 5000 series anymore!

Then why would AMD make those drivers available for all series GPUs from 5000 to 6000 series and then list them at their webage so all can obtain them? IMO that's a BS. If your gonna provide drivers for a particular series of GPU's then make them specifically for that specific GPU! End of story!!!

Let's be real here. AMD/ATI drivers are more trouble then it's worth!
Edited by wickedout - 1/29/11 at 5:04pm
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post #25 of 29
I've had the most success using 10.5 with my 5970.
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post #26 of 29
After I updated past 10.4, I never managed to hit 20k on Vantage again.
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post #27 of 29
I guess this is the whine and complain thread. Mods should move this to Off-Topic.
post #28 of 29
I'm still on 10.10e. All other drivers are crap. ATI's driver team is "brilliant". Not only do they NOT fix bugs, they bring back dead and buried ones like they enjoy it.

10.11 = GSOD
10.12 = BSOD
11.1 = Can't OC with dual monitors or flickering happens (157/300 clocks instead of 400/1000)
11.1a = Same thing but idle clocks are 400/300 instead which changes nothing because the issue is low memory clock settings*, not GPU core /facepalm

* 300MHz is not enough for dual monitors, hence the flickering
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post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by wickedout View Post
Not true, but you do make a good point. AMD doesn't care about the 5000 series anymore!

Then why would AMD make those drivers available for all series GPUs from 5000 to 6000 series and then list them at their webage so all can obtain them? IMO that's a BS. If your gonna provide drivers for a particular series of GPU's then make them specifically for that specific GPU! End of story!!!

Let's be real here. AMD/ATI drivers are more trouble then it's worth!
Let's be real here. The fanboyism is strong with this one.

It can be a pain in the ass at times when some drivers do this, but it is a far cry from that Nvidia release was killing cards. Do you want to know the sad thing about it is? That Nvidia didn't replace a single destroyed card even though it was directly related to their software......Nice.



Also this is what I think of their PhysX



(Click the pic, it's a vid)
Edited by smash_mouth01 - 2/5/11 at 4:54am
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