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You guys provide an endless form of entertainment.

There's nothing wrong with the drivers, 98% of issues are complete PEBKAC.

Also, there's no possible way you can guarantee +70% performance gains considering there are a billion combination of hardware setups out there these days. If someone with an Athlon 64 3200+ pops in a 6970, do you really think they would see such gains from a driver pack alone?

Please consider the source of these gains. 6xxx has some significant hardware changes that had not been completely utilized until recently.

Having some sense needs to be a prerequisite for connecting to the internet..


Haha this... like for real. I've never had an issue with drivers ever on either platform.
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http://forums.amd.com/game/messagevi...=mouse%20close

It's a known issue.

You obviously have no idea how annoying it is to hover over the minimize button and your cursor is rendered useless for the following second.
Pardon me but couldn't you easily resolve that with a registry tweak? I have't even touched my registry, have 11.4 installed, and it is fine nonetheless.
    
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format fail
yep.
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it suck to say the least the 6XXX just come out and the 5XXX is already forgotten. AMD what r u saying we must spend money and get the 6XXX that is not much faster than 5XXX sucks
    
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Nothing? There's one glaring issue right now with the latest drivers: Hover over Minimize/Maximize/Close and your cursor lags.

That's one big issue right there.

Hmm don't have it, never have.




For you guys on the fence, these are good drivers.

+9 fps M2033
+6 fps AVP
Vantage gained 1k in the gpu score.
Crysis 2 is properly utilizing CFX, I went from 40-80s to 60-120s.
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Haha this... like for real. I've never had an issue with drivers ever on either platform.
just wait until you encounter problems, if you do not, you're incredibly lucky. After having some problems in the past myself I do not always go "user error" when I hear about driver issues.
 
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it suck to say the least the 6XXX just come out and the 5XXX is already forgotten. AMD what r u saying we must spend money and get the 6XXX that is not much faster than 5XXX sucks
Explain to me how modifications that are specific to take advantage of changes in 6xxx hardware are applicable onto 5xxx hardware? It'd be nice if every product in the line could get a 24828342% performance bump but let's be realistic. AMDTi have had over a year to extract as much performance from the 5xxx series as generally possible.
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just wait until you encounter problems, if you do not, you're incredibly lucky. After having some problems in the past myself I do not always go "user error" when I hear about driver issues.
I've been waiting since the ATI Rage Pro.
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How comes there are so many threads on 11.4? This is like the third i've read. xD
I started comparing 11.2 and 11.4 on 6950 if anybody is interested. :3
http://www.overclock.net/ati-drivers...1-4-short.html

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it suck to say the least the 6XXX just come out and the 5XXX is already forgotten. AMD what r u saying we must spend money and get the 6XXX that is not much faster than 5XXX sucks
Same story with GTX 400 and GTX 500, and NVIDIA are saying it too. When a new line of products comes out, the previous are forgotten pretty quickly.
    
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All these so called performance gains for the 6xxx but is there any love for the 58xx in this release or are we as forgotten about as the 4xxx?
As others have voiced: these gains are because of architectural differences between the 5-series and 6-series (VLIW5 -> VLIW4), not because they are trying to wean more money out of 4-series and 5-series owners.

You aren't being forgotten, it's just that the release drivers weren't designed to take full advantage of the shorter pipeline. Now were seeing those changes benefit the 6-series.
    
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For me I thought 11.2 was fine with my 6850 but was having issues with my 5450. Turns out that I was wrong; the issue wasn't with the 5450 drivers but my USB hub instead.
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