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I haven't been keeping up with ATI's drivers and I was wondering if people were still using 10.5 or if they released something better that don't cause stupid problems (i.e. game crashes, lose in FPS, bad crossfire scaling, ect). I ask because my one friend's 5850 is crashing during dragon age and I know its a driver related problem. He's currently using the newest (I think 10.12 or something) and I want to tell him to use an older set of drivers but I'm not sure which. Is 10.5 still the set of drivers to fall back on when new drivers fail?
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11.2 is the newest, and I haven't had any problems with crossfire 5870s. Most people use 10.4 or 10.5 as a "failsafe" though.
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I've heard people having better success with the 11.2 drivers for CF seems finally have fixed some of the issues that have risen in previous drivers.. though don't hold me on it.

I recommend running a couple benchmarks (5 in a row and take the median), upgrade the drivers and repeat, and again take the Median, and compare =)

I think the 11.2 should be better...

But it is so hard to find up to date info on driver release for specific models/crossfires and if or if not they provide performance increase.
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11.2 is the newest, and I haven't had any problems with crossfire 5870s. Most people use 10.4 or 10.5 as a "failsafe" though.
Duh, they would be on 11.x now with the release of the 6XXX series.

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I've heard people having better success with the 11.2 drivers for CF seems finally have fixed some of the issues that have risen in previous drivers.. though don't hold me on it.

I recommend running a couple benchmarks (5 in a row and take the median), upgrade the drivers and repeat, and again take the Median, and compare =)

I think the 11.2 should be better...

But it is so hard to find up to date info on driver release for specific models/crossfires and if or if not they provide performance increase.
The thing is he's not really a hardcore gamer, just someone who wanted to see what build a gaming rig was all about and play a few games now and then. I don't think he has the time to run all those benchmarks with a bunch of different drivers, he just wants to play ha. I guess what I'm saying is he isn't looking for absolute best performance from his card, just drivers that wont crash on him. Heck, this kid won't even overclock his 5850, not even a little!
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