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Originally Posted by PoopaScoopa;12710628 
Performance improvement numbers from marketing are always lulzy. 50% boost in Unigine, my ass...

Read the topic and see how everyone is getting performance increases.

And use your brain, AMD has to optimize for the VLIW4 architecture.
    
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So far so good. No big increase in the 5XXX series but it is aimed at the 6XXX so...

Well only a few points as in every other update. But every little bit helps.

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Originally Posted by Brutuz;12711203 
Read the topic and see how everyone is getting performance increases.

And use your brain, AMD has to optimize for the VLIW4 architecture.
A couple of FPS improvement is normal. Or stabilizing FPS in games that had wildly jumping numbers.(Civ5)
But, 50% improvement in Unigine? C'mon now. It's not going throw half of what you already get on top.

Civ5 is the exception since the FPS would frequently drop to 0 or 5 fps intermittently. Obviously the previous drivers had issues with the game.

Don't forget to bump the AF quality back up to medium too since AMD likes to use anything it can.
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Originally Posted by PoopaScoopa;12713016 
A couple of FPS improvement is normal. Or stabilizing FPS in games that had wildly jumping numbers.(Civ5)
But, 50% improvement in Unigine? C'mon now. It's not going throw half of what you already get on top.

Civ5 is the exception since the FPS would frequently drop to 0 or 5 fps intermittently. Obviously the previous drivers had issues with the game.

Don't forget to bump the AF quality back up to medium too since AMD likes to use anything it can.

Like I said, look at the topic, people are getting similar increases in games on HD69x0s and even CFX HD58x0s in one case, yes, usually the numbers are BS but considering 1) They're optimizing for a new architecture (Remember when the 8800GTX came out? We got performance increases for it in drivers like this) and 2) there's already proof of the increases, I'd believe it this time.
    
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Was doing a search for updates on 28nm availability and came across a couple threads stating that these drivers have "Thames and Lombok" code names in them somewhere, also seen speculating that they could be for Southern Islands.
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installed 11.4 on my Asus 5870, every thing was good. but i switch out my secondary monitor alot due to work.. and i have had issues with the "extend desk top".. sometimes it switches just fine.. most of the time it seems to lock up for 30sec to a Minute.. where as the 11.2 switch almost instantly.. anyone else have a issue like this?
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no real improvement on my 5770.
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Want to see someone do a full review on this vs 11.2 with HD 69XX.
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Delete.
Edited by Damn_Smooth - 3/13/11 at 9:14pm
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Benchies for 6950 CF:
http://www.overclock.net/ati-drivers-overclocking-software/962554-catalyst-11-2-vs-11-4-a.html#post12692021

For the 5800 CFers:
http://www.overclock.net/12707804-post31.html
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